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#1 Warchild

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 07:55 PM

Almost a year of planning and preparation... and the Adventure is happening now! bling_cool.gif

19-year-old daughter Lauryn's first long-distance multi-day tour with her at the controls of her 1994 Kawasaki Ninja 500!

Here's the brave new LD Rider, 30 minutes past midnight, Friday, May 28, 2010. Having just endured 300 rain-soaked miles earlier in the day, here Lauryn stands ready on the rain-soak driveway for more wet riding... this time, in the cold, at night!


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Stretching our legs early Friday morning in southern Oregon:


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Lauryn proved to be a hard-core Endurance Rider, and rode rock-steady through many long minutes of freezing hail, then expertly handled the freak late May storm that dumped snow above 5500 feet in northeastern Nevada that day.... Lauryn rode over 21 miles of snow between Jackpot, Nevada, and Wells, Nevada.

Lauryn piloted her Ninja through the snowstorm with aplomb, with her biggest complaint being the snow would completely opaqued-up her HJC lens. Later, at Wells, Lauryn exclaimed: "Dad, WTF?! That was some gnarley shit!" weirdsmiley.gifweirdsmiley.gifweirdsmiley.gif

Lauryn, at Wells, Nevada, moments after the 21 miles of snow-riding:

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Saturday, May 29:

Now we are trackside checking out the vendor area. Lauryn got to see her favor racer's bike: Jake Zemke and his National Guard GSX1000R (on display even though AMA Pro Racing is not here this week):


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Matt Mladin's #1 racebike:

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Miller Motorsports lets race fans pretty close to the action. Here Lauryn and I positioned ourselves right at the exit of Pit Row where riders would pass by just 10-12 feet away from us as they start BLASTING down the straightaway! Here's a shot of Johnny Rea on his incredibly fast HANNspree/Ten Kate Honda:


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Troy Corser on his blazing fast BMW 1000R as he pulls into the straightaway

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Cal Crutchlow on the factory Sterilgarda Yamaha YZF-R1 passes us close:

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As we walked the paddock area, we came upon HANNspree/Ten Kate teammates Johnny Rea and Max Neukirchner on their paddock scooters just after the First Qualifying session::

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Further on down the paddock area, we came upon former 2-time World Champion James Toseland talking to race fans (this was after the first First Qualifying session, before Toseland tossed his R1 away in the second session):

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The factory Sterilgarda mechanics blow kitty litter dust out of James Toseland's R1 after he crashed it on Turn 3 halfway through the 2nd Session:


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More pics tomorrow....

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:22 PM

Good job Dad! Anxious to hear the rest of the tale!










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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:46 PM

Good stuff! She'll be riding circles around yah any time now!

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:49 PM

Looks like great fun! That woman you raised is tough Dale.
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:55 PM

Let me guess: you threw her in the pool when she was 6 mos old to teach her how to swim. tongue.gif

Wow! She's lucky to have you teach her how to ride. From here on out, it'll be gravy--weekends on dry, local twisties during reasonable hours. And cool shots of the race!

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:25 PM

Pretty cool Dale. You're a lucky guy to have your daughter to ride with. wink.gif
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 09:45 PM

I don't see the resemblance.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:18 PM

Very nice, my first day at the track, thanks for letting me tag along.....Can't wait till tomorrow's pic.
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:21 PM

Good stuff WC! The way she's going you won't be the only one riding the Busa.
Great pics too, should be some awesome racing Sunday.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 11:39 PM

Awesome father/daughter experience! smile.gif

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 03:49 AM

QUOTE (Joe2Lmaker @ May 29 2010, 09:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't see the resemblance.



Gunny..............She's WAY too good looking to be your offspring rolleyes.gif . I think a paternity test on the Maury Povich show is in order! rolleyes.gif
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 04:53 AM

Looks like an awesome journey, with great pics!

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 07:58 AM

QUOTE (mattster31 @ May 30 2010, 04:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Joe2Lmaker @ May 29 2010, 09:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't see the resemblance.



Gunny..............She's WAY too good looking to be your offspring rolleyes.gif . I think a paternity test on the Maury Povich show is in order! rolleyes.gif

No question you guys would be right from all physical appearances. But then, Lauren DID ride all night in the rain and snow. Maybe the mailman is a LD rider, too? unsure.gif

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Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:30 AM

Cute daughter. She's adopted. Right? wink.gif
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 09:55 AM

Good for you, Dale, what a great father/daughter adventure! You're making memories that will never fade.
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 01:55 PM

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I don't see the resemblance.


Sometimes the g_ds are kind!

Way to go Lauryn!
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 04:23 PM

I hope they didn't get caught in this mess:


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Posted 31 May 2010 - 04:40 PM

QUOTE (mattster31 @ May 30 2010, 04:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gunny..............She's WAY too good looking to be your offspring rolleyes.gif . I think a paternity test on the Maury Povich show is in order! rolleyes.gif

Of the spoken (and unspoken but thought comments on this thread)...this one is my favorite.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:11 PM

I was thinking there is NO WAY IN HELL this fine looking woman.............









could be your offspring in any way whatsoever!



Until I read again her words:

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Later, at Wells, Lauryn exclaimed: "Dad, WTF?! That was some gnarley shit!" weirdsmiley.gif weirdsmiley.gif weirdsmiley.gif



And I realized it surely must be.


Glad you two are having a great Old Geezer-Daughter riding trip together. What a very special treat. Enjoy my friend.






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Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:42 PM

Dang, I saw your bike there today at the CMA tent, and was wondering who it belonged to. It would have been cool to meet you. Maybe next time. Glad you had a good time.
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