I knew two young brothers once, separated only by three years. One dove head first into water, the other was terrified of sand. One gently handed you his teddy bear, the other threw it to you from the top of the stairs. Although they were both my blood, and both my buddies, I had a special connection with the younger one. We shared something no one else in my family understood. If born into an American Indian tribe, neither of us would be chosen as Chief. Nor would we become the wise old feathered man chanting words of wisdom from the dark corner of a smoke filled tepee. The two of us shared the curious look of adventure. Not only the want to climb from the safety of our crib into the darkness of night, but the need to. Not only the will to run, but the desire to sprint. We shared the blood of warriors. And choice had little to do with it.
Round two at Infineon was my best weekend so far, finishing 2nd in F40 and back-to-back wins in both 450SB and 500T.
We signed up for Friday practice with PTT, which turned out to be a waste of time. The groups were crowded with street riders, and with AFM riders out there trying to get their scorch on, the carnage was massive. Every session was either red-flagged or cut short due to pile-ups. I don’t understand why track day providers don’t warn their customers when dates are preceding and AFM event.
Wow! Great weekend at AFM! Even though on Sunday I was not only slightly hung over, but I was TOTALLY dehydrated from not having drinken enough water on Saturday. That’ll teach me! Ugh!
Anyhow, Toe, Matt, and Max were all on hand for shooting while my roomie John took the grunt work and sorted all weekend. They all totally kicked serious ass and I can’t even begin to express my gratitude for having such awesome friends. Thanks you guys!
I also wanted to mention Eric Arnold…he took a really bad fall right off the first race start on Sunday morning and was airlifted out. He’s going to heal up, eventually, but having been in a similar situation, I just wanted to send a shout out and wish you the best on a speedy recovery. Hope you don’t hurt too much or for too long, brother!
I’ve posted up some sample shots in the usual place; seppes.com/Motorcycles …some interesting shots this weekend for sure! All the pics ARE up on 4theriders/main.php now too though, in case you’re wondering. :D