Monday, June 8, 2009

Wow That Was A Long Race...

So I finished my first official TT today. 6 laps of madness is what that was. I started out running a very relaxed  pace so that I would be able to make it all 6 laps. Well, that pace got even more relaxed on the last 2 laps.  My goal for today was just to finish, and that's what we did. When I set out today, I could honestly care less if I got dead last, so long as I was able to ride the bike across the line. I was mentally drained after the first 4 laps, and I started making some silly mistakes. This is not a place that you can afford to make any mistakes, no matter how small. I was fortunate enough to keep thing together till the end, and after seeing the amount of people that retired during the race, I was pretty happy about bringing it home. 

 I hope to try for a decent result in tomorrow's Superstock race, but the bottom line is I just want to make it home in one piece. I honestly think that I can safely up the pace a bit for tomorrow's race, but we'll just have to see how things go. They will be starting the race tomorrow evening at 6:30, so the sun will definitely be a factor. The first couple of laps should be fine, but when the sun starts to come down during the last 2 laps things will get a bit more difficult. There are a few turns that will be almost impossible to see due to the sun, so we'll just have to take things pretty easy through them. 

Well... In the words of my new Protégé... That's all I got to say about that.



  1. WOW!!! thats like 220 something miles, I cant even imagine being on the bike for that long and going that fast.. Awesome job Jimmy have fun and be safe..

  2. did raced in the Isle of Man! Congratulations...Can't wait to see you back home. We are all so proud of you.

  3. Jimmy...soo amazing!! Be safe and stay strong. Praying for you daily. Lots of love.

  4. Jimmy,
    You are an did what it took to realize a dream you had, no matter how hard it was or what obstacles you encountered. going an average of 113 mph for 220 miles on a motorcycle thru a small town is unbelievable..Road Atlanta is going to seem like a stroll in the park..Can't wait to see you home
    Love Mom