OK Folks, just to keep you current:
(Baby = '92 Suzuki GS500 race/track bike)
Daddy brought Baby home last week. Daddy & Baby are doing fine.
Baby is now stripped down and pretty much all wired up. She does need new shoes for the track and two highchairs; one for her back end and one for her front end. The "tasks of the moment" are to get a damper (steering) on her head, and a diaper (bellypan) on her bottom. Later, I may do some surgery to help her breathing a little.
Of course Daddy needed to get a new suit to wear when showing Baby off, as Daddy had nothing really suitable should Baby get cranky and toss Daddy on his a$$. (Kobe from Fastlap)
Daddy is signed up for the Ed Bargy class at Roebling Road (Savannah) on 3/22/2002 (next Friday). YESSS! WERA racing to follow successful completion of that activity.
The wooden planks with the the aluminum ends (one for me and one for the bike) will DO the job, but it is a circus. They are nice and straight till you load 'em. Then they sag like wet spagetti. Just as entertaining are their independent wagging. I have a much better appreciation for Hannibal's accomplishment in getting hs elephants down from the Alps now.
Daddy has already succumbed to trying Baby out on the relatively "quiet" freeway near the house... just a little. First time was without any mirrors. Duh! That was tres DUMB. Absolutely AMAZING how useful mirrors are when wearing a full face helmet. I could only change lanes with total fatalism... "Well if today is the day I am supposed to die..."
Daddy is currently sort of shocked
at how many money sucking things lie just over the horizon.... so he's gonna take a little nap now.