I guess I’m getting the racing thing the hard way. Took to Arroyo Seco down near Deming for the second attempt, and it didn’t go quite as well. I don’t know the track nearly as well as I’d like (or, really, at all) and the Saturday track day was seriously plagued by wind. I got about 20m on track.

The Sunday, race day — not as good! First race went OK, though I felt slow as molasses. Second race, second lap — racing incident, as a 250 thought there was a space on my inside and there wasn’t. His front tyre hit my thigh, and that was a predictable result



The bike got off worse than I did. Clutch master, rearset both trashed, lever bent, frame slider screwed up and some bodywork damage. The latter? Meh. The lever? Usable. The others needed some work — thankfully, used parts abound for the RC51.

It’s been a bit of a fixfest, but the test and tune went well. Leathers getting fixed up!

Racing — part deux

2 thoughts on “Racing — part deux

  • May 3, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Good to get the first crash out of the way Charlie and good to see the ol’ RC getting used as intended!

    Nice exhaust shields BTW

    • June 8, 2016 at 4:52 pm


      Yeah — I’d rather not have done the crashing thing, but it was going to happen. Sorry I scuffed up your paintjob!

      As to the exhaust shields, I think I have bigger feet than you. Was melting my boots on the pipes.


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