Dogman here posting on Wineboys computer.
Wow what an epic night it was! Absolutely unbeliveable how many bikes, gas and electric were being franticly fixed in the pits after the first heat race. Paul D blowing the fast local bikes off thier own backyard track on his first visit was an awesome display of riding skill.
I sure hope I got some video of the heat before I laid er down. Not sure if I ever got the rear cam turned on, but there should be something in the front cam, up till the point where I smashed it in the crash.
I was battling with a local gas bike rider for a lap or two, but was just plain riding for crap. I'd screw up a corner and get passed, then blow him away on a long straight. Then two corners later I'd pussy out again and get passed. After a few cycles of this I lost my cool, decided to own him in a corner, and screamed into a hairpin way way way too fast. It was hit the dirt or try to drift it, and as I was, of course, laying er down, there he goes by me on the outside. I'd left him no other choice by then, and so I ended up sliding right under his wheels. Nothing busted but both bikes and my camera. But the guy I took out was not too happy with me. Body armor is great stuff, but I have to say I'm a bit sore this morning.
By the main event, which everybody could still run in regardless, I was quite happy to line up where I had earned, just about last, and cruise the main event as a spectator. Right from the first turn I just didn't feel right in the corner, but just couldn't place what exactly was the problem. Both wheels were still bent enough to make braking fun, with the wheels locking up if I tried to use em much. Never quite figured out till later I had a slowly deflating front tire, but I stayed out there trying to at least capture a moment on a cheapie camerea pinned to my jacket. Still was trying to at least look better on the home straight where I could at least haul ass past the spectators before creeping around another corner. At some point a battery connector pulled out, so I got to stop and fix that too.
Just about as the winners were getting the checker, smoke billowed out of the front hubs vent holes, and only when in the pits did I see that my front tire was down to about 5 psi.
As they say in Mythbusters, well there's yer problem! Like Luke, I was still grinning from ear to ear, even as i got lapped about 6 times by everybody.
So my personal score,
1 smashed $100 camera
2 bent wheels
1 disconnected battery
1 flat tire
1 smoked motor
1 shit eating grin through it all.
Wineboyrider trophied since he was the second fastest ebike in the main event, on a commuter bike! woo hoo!
Amberwolf trophied for being the only recumbet bike to show up at all! Whoo Hoo!. Hope his badly sprained ankle heals fast.
Off now to dump my remaining cash at the huge swap meet. I'll need to see what video I got tomorrow when I get home, and get it up on youtube by monday afternoon.
ES IS SAVED! THANK YOU JUSTIN.