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post #1 of 18 Old 05-30-2003, 7:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: JenningsGP

Read here

I dunno what that means, but I thought the guy was quite the character and I dunno what has spurred this...

Just thought I would spread the word as a lot of you met him as I did...

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Yeah, I saw/experienced a few things there that makes this move by JenningsGP understandable.
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Interesting...

He was the guy that told me to take off my rear and turn it round and remount it backwards after the first day... I said uh huh and didn't...
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Talking to some race team owners and other veterans of the sport that attend Jennings, they didn't think the mentality of the staff there had much sense in the subject of liability. Not mentioning any names of course but the term 'it will bite them in the ass soon enough' comes to mind. Not sure exactly all that was on their mind since I'm new there but they mentioned that some changes will be coming soon. I never had any problem up there the few times I've attended.
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He was the guy that told me to take off my rear and turn it round and remount it backwards after the first day... *I said uh huh and didn't...
Thats actually a good idea...
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I personally thought the staff at jennings was good. Yeah, their tech thingy was weird, but thats up to them...

But as far as working with them, they helping with the event, making it happen, helping with check in, they were pretty good.
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Yeah, the corner workers/staff was GREAT!
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i liked it there and am glad that I did not get to really 'meet' the cornerworkers up close and personal.

what did you see conq that was not satisfactory?
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There were several people, including myself, in the beginners group that were 'spooked' by very close, high speed passes by Fat Bloke. The whole purpose of the beginners group is to get people comfortable on the track, and that's not how it should be done. Especially by the track manager.
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ConqSoft : ...in the beginners group that were 'spooked' by very close, high speed passes...
And thus the riders meeting mid morning on sunday.

I hope everyone eventually got comfortable in their respective groups. People that wanted to move or had problems told us, and it was handled. If I or anyone didn't know about it, we didn't know to do anything. So thanks to those that spoke up...
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ConqSoft : There were several people, including myself, in the beginners group that were 'spooked' by very close, high speed passes by Fat Bloke. *The whole purpose of the beginners group is to get people comfortable on the track, and that's not how it should be done. *Especially by the track manager.
He spooks me often but after seeing who it was and recognizing his ability, It calmed me a little. I really don't know what he was doing in the beginner group anyway. Not like he was showing anyone something or teaching. He was just out there alone. He buzzed me in the intermediate group 2 up on a previous track day. Humbling yes, but he does cut it rather close. Especially when I don't leave much room following 'my' line. He does have good advise to offer though. But as far as 'safe' track practice, he does push the envelope a little.
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ConqSoft : There were several people, including myself, in the beginners group that were 'spooked' by very close, high speed passes by Fat Bloke. *The whole purpose of the beginners group is to get people comfortable on the track, and that's not how it should be done. *Especially by the track manager.
gotcha. i didn't know he was even the track manager
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ConqSoft : There were several people, including myself, in the beginners group that were 'spooked' by very close, high speed passes by Fat Bloke. *The whole purpose of the beginners group is to get people comfortable on the track, and that's not how it should be done. *Especially by the track manager.
yup yup. He scared the crap out of me one time in turn 3...passed me like I was standing still about 3 feet off my starboard side.
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nhfirefighter13 : yup yup. He scared the crap out of me one time in turn 3...passed me like I was standing still about 3 feet off my starboard side.
heh heh, he gave me about 6 inches (of space you NH sicko! ) one time, but I was cool with it... *Some guys/gals closeness tolerance level is higher/lower than others, and the passing rider needs to take that into account...



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I s'pose it woulda been ok had he been closer IF I HAD KNOWN HE WAS THERE. I was concentrating on what was in front of me and had no idea he was even there. Plus he passed me right on the section of track that I was aiming for...you see the world SBK race yesterday? The one with Hodgson and whathisname slammed into each other? yeeeah, I'm all set with that, thanks.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not bitchin about it, he seemed like a nice guy and neither of us died so it's all good with me.


PS: I don't really need to hear about him giving you 6 inches of anything.
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