As I said ... your all a bunch of ferkin carnts ... hehehe.
To clarify. It's the monthly regular race meetings which I just can't commit too. I would love to do it .... but after putting together a recent budget ... I came up with these numbers:
Tyres: $500 (plus)
Entry Fee: $150
Accom and Booze: $200
So before adding in the NEED to upgrade everything on my bike (it's all part of the game right), like shocks, forks, brakes etc etc .... I realised I was looking at a bill of $850 a MONTH, as a bare minimum.
I know us white trash are meant to earn zillions that we are not worth, but someone must have forgotten to tell my boss ....There is also the fact that while I love the race weekends no end, I simply can't say that I would prefer it to other activities which $850 plus can get you .... like a trip to Australia every month, a six some with some lovelies, a LOT of booze, and a third of a cheap off road bike ... etc.
Other issues that also entered my mind is that likelyhood of a decent 'off'. As us newbies have figured out ..racing is RACING. Regardless of logic or pre race decisions ... in the middle of the corner you simply MUST wind on the trottle a little more than the last time so you can catch the NEXT bugga in front of you. I find it hard to justify the potential costs of repairing a crash, with the joy of the race. If you do it, you must be prepared for the consequences.
Of course there is no way I'm giving up the track days, and it could be argued that the likelyhood of a crash on one of these is just as high (or potentially more serious .. see Boycie for evidence).
Then there is the matter of my ever escalating Visa bills, which frankly need a bit of bashing.
So, it's a year off for me, and in which I'll get me arse off to as many track days as I can fit in, save some pennies, and come 2004, have a serious look at getting a cheap and old R6 or summut and get into it for real......Johnny No Luck Styleeeee !!!! ...
Oh, it also means I can focus on my strengths .....cause I still fancy commin to some of the weekends (in an aircond car ... lift for me anyone ???) ... and take my trusty Camcorder to continue to epic that is the SBR Club !!!
Live Long ... and Prosper ... Before You Get Fat ....Ya Carnts