|Dang... thats hot. We're above freezing for most of the day now, LOL!|
Good on your grandson. That bike sounds fast
I’d love some of that cold weather right now…it’s even too hot to go out into the bush for a hunt. We are expecting rain today because of the cyclone off the coast. We are looking forward to the rain, but the North Island of New Zealand is right in the firing line at the moment. Fingers crossed the cyclone blows itself out before reaching Radar’s stomping grounds.
The grandson’s bike is quick…it’s not totally stock, although the engine is original. He’s had the ECU either chipped or remapped and had a speed shift fitted. The mods gave him about an extra 30 or more horsepower. It’s quick for a road bike, but nothing compared to a well built track bike. I had a chat with a friend who used to race a 500cc GP factory bike in the World Championship, and he has given me some good advice as to the direction the grandson should go if he wants to race.
I think the grandson will ease off a bit after coming off…he’s getting sorer and stiffer by the day, and he has to fix his bike yet. He’s learning.
|Vince, I'm glad he bounces well!! |
Luckily he didn’t bounce much…more of a roll, about 5 or 6 times, but it was the initial thump when he hit the ground that is causing him a bit of grief.
|Thats a long slide.|
I hope he is well.
Luckily he only slid about 5 or 6 metres before the bike threw him, and then he bounced, slid, rolled about another 10m - 15m…but that was enough at 120kph (75mph) to make him damn sore today. His boss gave him the day off and said go to the Doctor…I’d say X-rays will be needed as a well.