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Hey guys, not sure if other people like watching other people's racing videos as much as I do, but I recorded a few races from this past weekend on my R3. It was the 1st round of the CRA up here in MN.

I'm taking this year off since I'm having a baby soon, but I offered my buddy to ride my R3 since I'd hate to see it sit, and it qualifies for contingency.

Here are a video of our Featherweight SS and GP races. Great battles in both, but the GP race was a blast to watch!


 

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Hey guys, not sure if other people like watching other people's racing videos as much as I do, but I recorded a few races from this past weekend on my R3. It was the 1st round of the CRA up here in MN.

I'm taking this year off since I'm having a baby soon, but I offered my buddy to ride my R3 since I'd hate to see it sit, and it qualifies for contingency.

Here are a video of our Featherweight SS and GP races. Great battles in both, but the GP race was a blast to watch!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6mSNOpgSFI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6n3-Cjk4hY
Congrats on the baby! First one? Being a dad definitely will change your priorities. It's tons of fun lol. Keep the videos coming.
 

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First one! Not due for a few months and yet I'm already broke! :)
For us, being in ththe military I'm fortunate to not have to spend money on hospital bills. But some things I can tell you is don't look at a child as a price tag or expense, spend as much time as you can with them. I am on deployment a lot so my time matters a lot with them. They only grow up once and you don't want to miss anything. Take them with you, let the kids follow you around with what you like as well, it should be "we" time, not "me/his/her" time. Oh and stay away from phones/tablets electronics lol.
 

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Subscribed so I can remember to watch this later when I'm home.
 

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Why does that guy on the green bike keep looking back and making hand gestures whenever he's in the lead??

As much fun as it would be to use the draft there on the DB course, I thought it would get a bit boring after a while. On these bikes you're topped out for half the lap!! lol...that can't be good for the little engines in the long run.
 

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Why does that guy on the green bike keep looking back and making hand gestures whenever he's in the lead??

As much fun as it would be to use the draft there on the DB course, I thought it would get a bit boring after a while. On these bikes you're topped out for half the lap!! lol...that can't be good for the little engines in the long run.
I suppose a little info is in store. The guy on the green bike has been riding with the CRA for years. He was untouchable last year on the R3 and I'm pretty sure was bored being alone in the front. So he's basically just having fun with my buddy. They both are pretty fast and make it look easy so they have lots of time to gesture to each other. The one time my buddy got caught in traffic, the guy on the green bike slowed down to keep the battle interesting.
 

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Ahh i see
 

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Sweet! Thanks for posting, Adam!
Are you one of those guys?
I'm in the video briefly. I believe I lead the 2nd or 3rd lap. I tucked toward the inside wall on the straightaway and quickly learned how important keeping in the draft train is with these guys. I went straight backwards. Lol!

Once I tucked behind after they motored by me, I stayed with them for the remainder of the race and finished tenths of a second behind the two R3 experts. We were all in a draft train across the line. The Ninja 300 expert you also see briefly eventually lost the draft and finished alone.

Hopefully these two will be willing to play with me again in June! :)
 
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I'm in the video briefly. I believe I lead the 2nd or 3rd lap. I tucked toward the inside wall on the straightaway and quickly learned how important keeping in the draft train is with these guys. I went straight backwards. Lol!

Once I tucked behind after they motored by me, I stayed with them for the remainder of the race and finished tenths of a second behind the two R3 experts. We were all in a draft train across the line. The Ninja 300 expert you also see briefly eventually lost the draft and finished alone.

Hopefully these two will be willing to play with me again in June! :)
We'll be there! Make sure to slow down the CCS experts so we can win that money!! ;)
 

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I'm in the video briefly. I believe I lead the 2nd or 3rd lap. I tucked toward the inside wall on the straightaway and quickly learned how important keeping in the draft train is with these guys. I went straight backwards. Lol!

Once I tucked behind after they motored by me, I stayed with them for the remainder of the race and finished tenths of a second behind the two R3 experts. We were all in a draft train across the line. The Ninja 300 expert you also see briefly eventually lost the draft and finished alone.

Hopefully these two will be willing to play with me again in June!
We'll be there! Make sure to slow down the CCS experts so we can win that money!!
Lol, no promises there, sir! I'll do what I can! I'm just hoping I am able to hold my own against the CCS novices. ;)
 
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