duggram wrote:For the last year and a half I've been commuting to the east coast for work. Traveling from Albuquerque Sunday and getting home midnight Friday limited what I could do on my time. I finally pissed someone off enough so that the client didn't renew my contract. My new assignment is in Las Vegas. I'm thinking travel Monday morning, home late afternoon Friday. Which means I can start making trips to Arroyo again. I doubt that I will ever race again and will just stick to trackdays (there are some things that MO is right about!).
Last Thanksgiving I aggravated an old back injury which has left my right leg a little weaker. I sold my heavy street bike and listed my race parts in the BadWeb classifieds and put a link to it in the classifieds here. I'll sell the Buell once I get it back together in street trim. But now I need a real light weight bike.
The new bike is more suited to Sandia. I'm building one of those super singles that was hyped up a few years ago. I'll pick up my new WR450 this week. I traded my old WR450 mainly because the new ones have fuel injection, and still have electric start. I have an extra 1125 front end with mag wheel. As soon as I get the new bike home the triple tree gets sent to GPTech for a new stem. Ohlins supplies the shock and I believe Traxxion Dynamics will setup the Buell forks for a lighter bike. GPTech already has the setbacks and rear wheel. I think the best looking bodywork is from Catalyst, but the TZ250 doesn't look bad either.
I know people will say it's foolish to waste money on a project like this, but I'm 62 now and thinking about what kind of bike I'll want to track ride in the future. At least it will be a good excuse to start returning to Arroyo again.
Sounds like you've been having fun. I pickup my 450 tomorrow morning. So I won't be riding in your class. In fact I'm not sure that I will be racing. I look forward to riding Sandia trackdays. I'll just be glad to be back on a track. But what I'm looking forward to most is making it back to Arroyo. i hope to have my bike ready to ride in 3 months, so you will see me again.
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