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June 3rd, 2009, 11:35 PM   #31
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So I finally got some free time to check this out...and give a little insight into my trip.

It was a fantastic time. I don't have any photos that are anything close to what everyone else has posted (great job Jumkie and Boots) but the stories are endless. My wife is always telling me "You didn't tell me about that!!!" as I go on to people about my trip since soo much happened.

To start off, Frosty, Jumkie, Cali Kid and Boots are all top notch guys. I really would have liked to have spent the majority of the time talking and hanging out together. Maybe next time we all can stay at the same hotel, rent a weekend house or camp together at the track.

A buddy and I drove about 12 hours through the mountains from Colorado on Thursday. While we were sight seeing the pits on Friday morning we were approached and asked to help marshal the practice sessions later in the day. Free lunch, get to go out on the track for "a few" hours!!! We were like "Hell Yeah!!!" We meet up on time at the right place and it is all crazy. People running around like headless chickens, all while headsets blaring "TWO MINUTES for EVERYONE ON THE TRACK". We get rushed out to end of the last turn. Right where the pit wall starts! All I can think about is getting to see Haga coming out of that last corner fighting that 1098, or the crazy ass WSS guys bashing fairing only two feet away! I had never felt this excited in years.
Our mentor went over all the rules "You can only take photos between practice sessions" and mainly about flags etc....

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So the whole time I'm thinking how can I sneak out my camera to snap some photos from one of the best parts of the track? Only to realize that what I really am there for is the safety of my heroes on the track let alone my own well being once they start screaming past only feet away. It was intense to say the least. As much as I was having a blast it wore the hell out of me plus we never got the free lunch and that few hours was well over five. Since it was my first WSB event we decided not to volunteer for the next few days. Next year I may try to help out since it was a huge rush. I kinda felt like those Clowns you'll see at a bull riding rodeo.

On Saturday I finally got to meet up with all the powersliders shoot the shit, and we all decide to go into town after Jumkie gives me a shot of his Tekillya. We made it to Stumpy's only to miss the gang (we had to fetch a friend whos flight was also delayed) so we munch dinner and drink (three beers= zero buzz) then had to go pick up another person at the airport.

Well sorry to leave off at this! I have been trying to catch up at work and my ass is dragging.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Traverser @ Jun 4 2009, 07:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>So I finally got some free time to check this out...and give a little insight into my trip.

It was a fantastic time. I don't have any photos that are anything close to what everyone else has posted (great job Jumkie and Boots) but the stories are endless. My wife is always telling me "You didn't tell me about that!!!" as I go on to people about my trip since soo much happened.

To start off, Frosty, Jumkie, Cali Kid and Boots are all top notch guys. I really would have liked to have spent the majority of the time talking and hanging out together. Maybe next time we all can stay at the same hotel, rent a weekend house or camp together at the track.

A buddy and I drove about 12 hours through the mountains from Colorado on Thursday. While we were sight seeing the pits on Friday morning we were approached and asked to help marshal the practice sessions later in the day. Free lunch, get to go out on the track for "a few" hours!!! We were like "Hell Yeah!!!" We meet up on time at the right place and it is all crazy. People running around like headless chickens, all while headsets blaring "TWO MINUTES for EVERYONE ON THE TRACK". We get rushed out to end of the last turn. Right where the pit wall starts! All I can think about is getting to see Haga coming out of that last corner fighting that 1098, or the crazy ass WSS guys bashing fairing only two feet away! I had never felt this excited in years.
Our mentor went over all the rules "You can only take photos between practice sessions" and mainly about flags etc....

7079SCN0932.JPG]

So the whole time I'm thinking how can I sneak out my camera to snap some photos from one of the best parts of the track? Only to realize that what I really am there for is the safety of my heroes on the track let alone my own well being once they start screaming past only feet away. It was intense to say the least. As much as I was having a blast it wore the hell out of me plus we never got the free lunch and that few hours was well over five. Since it was my first WSB event we decided not to volunteer for the next few days. Next year I may try to help out since it was a huge rush. I kinda felt like those Clowns you'll see at a bull riding rodeo.

On Saturday I finally got to meet up with all the powersliders shoot the shit, and we all decide to go into town after Jumkie gives me a shot of his Tekillya. We made it to Stumpy's only to miss the gang (we had to fetch a friend whos flight was also delayed) so we munch dinner and drink (three beers= zero buzz) then had to go pick up another person at the airport.

Well sorry to leave off at this! I have been trying to catch up at work and my ass is dragging.
<span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%marshal the practice sessions how cool is that !! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img] you lucky bugger
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Awesome pic's lads. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif[/img]
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jumkie @ Jun 2 2009, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>HASLAM (I didn't realize how small this guy is)
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Jumkie! I apsolutly love you for this pic!.

A.) You took a photo of Leon Haslam - my favourite rider ever.
B.) You took a photo of him TOPLESS! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif[/img]

I am going straight to your profile and clicking that '5 stars' button!!

Kudos to you mate! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

And yeah, Haslam is really short, he's only 5ft7", even i'm taller than him!
This is such a great thread Jumkie, may you keep meeting up with more Powerslide folks so we can enjoy top threads like this! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Kez_91 @ Jun 4 2009, 07:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>A.) You took a photo of Leon Haslam - my favourite rider ever.
B.) You took a photo of him TOPLESS! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wub.gif[/img]

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I actually had second thoughts about taking the pic since it might be a violation of man rules, but for you Kez, it was worth it. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
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I was walking by Leon's garage about the same time. I was with Frosty and I believe he took a pic of Haslam shirtless just for you Kez. I'm sure if you ask him nicely he might oblige.


Great story Trav. Really sucks that you guys got sent to the wrong bar on Saturday night. I agree next year we should try and arrange, at the very least, seats in the same grandstands. Oh and being able to ride our pedal bikes around was really nice for getting around.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jumkie @ Jun 4 2009, 05:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>7087:For_Kez.JPG]

I actually had second thoughts about taking the pic since it might be a violation of man rules, but for you Kez, it was worth it. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

[img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rofl.gif[/img] @ "violation of man rules"

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Bootsakah @ Jun 4 2009, 05:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>I was walking by Leon's garage about the same time. I was with Frosty and I believe he took a pic of Haslam shirtless just for you Kez. I'm sure if you ask him nicely he might oblige.

Oh did he now! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]

....... <span style="font-size:36pt;line-height:100%FROSTY!!
Can you please post up that pic of Haslam? ... com'on... for a fellow Frost as well [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile3.gif[/img]
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Leon Haslam (drool) my next door neighbour got to meet him recently, she chatted with him and got his signature........She's 9! didn't have a clue! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif[/img] Can you believe it. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jumkie @ Jun 4 2009, 05:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>7087:For_Kez.JPG]

I actually had second thoughts about taking the pic since it might be a violation of man rules, but for you Kez, it was worth it. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
jumkie you homo, i might start calling you HF. umm thats got me thinking. maybe is a us marine corp think [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif[/img]
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