8-19-13

GSRon
GSRon Member Posts: 1,303 Member

Hi All..!!  I decided to start a new post...  Today was one heck of a day... nice sunshine and all that... as perfect as perfect can be...   So we finally got our first practice lap in... but I will digress with a bit of a tease.   I have a new look... and I got a LOT of attention all day... many people took my picture but as of now, none are posted anywhere...  so sorry to tease you all, but it will happen soon..!!

So, all the Newcomers got their guided lap in first... then the first session.. then we were in the second session.   But there was a delay due to two oil spills... we were about 20 minutes late, which meant only one lap..  But we got in a good lap... my rider was pleased.  I have some work to do tomorrow, but all simple stuff... nice..!  And he said he enjoyed the ride.  Reports from pals around the course said my bike sounded spot on and that Mark was going well... :)

Once practice was over, all the guys were in the tent... the beer was flowing...!   Two bikes have some issues but should be fixable by tomorrow's practice.  All the guys had smiles and were even more excited.. Nice..!!

A good day for sure... makes it all worth while..!!  Tomorrow's practice is the first timed session... we will see how it goes...

Be Well All..!!

Ron ;)

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  • anmazon
    anmazon Member Posts: 144
    yayyyy, Ron!

    Annie

  • Baaa-bs
    Baaa-bs Member Posts: 50
    Awesome!

    Sounds like you had an awesome day! Yay you!!!!!!!!

  • Eims
    Eims Member Posts: 423
    have a few beers for me

    have a few beers for me ron........

    eims x

  • TillieSOK
    TillieSOK Member Posts: 252
    You know all his is worthless

    You know all this is worthless without pics, don't you?  Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!!  Keep it up!

  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315
    Vrrrooom

    All this and a new look too? Hmmmmm. I'm thinking tattoo. Or maybe shaved your head? Tillie's right - where r the pictures?Glad you're having such a great, busy blast. Rock on!

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    Here's to another good day!

    Glad the sun came out for you Ron! The weather has improved here too! It sounds like you are getting into the swing of things now, hope the timed session goes well for you today!

    You haven't been at the hair dye have you? 

    Djinnie x

  • GSRon
    GSRon Member Posts: 1,303 Member
    Djinnie said:

    Here's to another good day!

    Glad the sun came out for you Ron! The weather has improved here too! It sounds like you are getting into the swing of things now, hope the timed session goes well for you today!

    You haven't been at the hair dye have you? 

    Djinnie x

    Yes, just like life... ups

    Yes, just like life... ups and downs..  yesterday we only made about 11 miles then it had an issue.. time for Dr Ron to perform some surgery.. well maybe just a good giant needle of gooo..   Heh..

    All that.. I think I should clarify a coule of things.. for ME, I do not feel like Votriet failed me.  I had GREAT results on my Mets.  The lung mets mostly shrunk and some dissappeared.  My Adrenal Gland met was not seen on that last scan either.   So, even though I am no longer on the drug, it worked well in the "Met" department.

    I also must add, that my fatigue is still with me, although lessened.. and exercize is allowing me to do more, but I feel like crap at the end of the day... no big deal..! Being on the IOM with my feet being my main transportation, I walk a LOT..  it is just over a mile UP to the Paddock.. yes up what is called Bray Hill.  I have walked it every year daily, and rarely had to stop to rest.  But yesterday, I had to stop about 4 times for a short rest.  True I was carrying items for the racer, but still, I was spent by the time I got there.. booo...  And I was dragging all day.  BUT, still not complaining, just giving info... I will take it..!!  If I can continue like this for many years, I will be a happy man..!

    Off to fix the bike now....

    Be Well All..!!!!

    Ron

  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315
    GSRon said:

    Yes, just like life... ups

    Yes, just like life... ups and downs..  yesterday we only made about 11 miles then it had an issue.. time for Dr Ron to perform some surgery.. well maybe just a good giant needle of gooo..   Heh..

    All that.. I think I should clarify a coule of things.. for ME, I do not feel like Votriet failed me.  I had GREAT results on my Mets.  The lung mets mostly shrunk and some dissappeared.  My Adrenal Gland met was not seen on that last scan either.   So, even though I am no longer on the drug, it worked well in the "Met" department.

    I also must add, that my fatigue is still with me, although lessened.. and exercize is allowing me to do more, but I feel like crap at the end of the day... no big deal..! Being on the IOM with my feet being my main transportation, I walk a LOT..  it is just over a mile UP to the Paddock.. yes up what is called Bray Hill.  I have walked it every year daily, and rarely had to stop to rest.  But yesterday, I had to stop about 4 times for a short rest.  True I was carrying items for the racer, but still, I was spent by the time I got there.. booo...  And I was dragging all day.  BUT, still not complaining, just giving info... I will take it..!!  If I can continue like this for many years, I will be a happy man..!

    Off to fix the bike now....

    Be Well All..!!!!

    Ron

    Quite the "do," Ron. (I just

    Quite the "do," Ron. (I just caught the updated photo.) You are now an official Wacky American. They see you coming, they see you going. Not hitting the sauce too hard there now are you? Ha! Enjoy!

  • anmazon
    anmazon Member Posts: 144
    Ron, I love the....

    ...red, white and blue 'do!

    Annie

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    GSRon said:

    Yes, just like life... ups

    Yes, just like life... ups and downs..  yesterday we only made about 11 miles then it had an issue.. time for Dr Ron to perform some surgery.. well maybe just a good giant needle of gooo..   Heh..

    All that.. I think I should clarify a coule of things.. for ME, I do not feel like Votriet failed me.  I had GREAT results on my Mets.  The lung mets mostly shrunk and some dissappeared.  My Adrenal Gland met was not seen on that last scan either.   So, even though I am no longer on the drug, it worked well in the "Met" department.

    I also must add, that my fatigue is still with me, although lessened.. and exercize is allowing me to do more, but I feel like crap at the end of the day... no big deal..! Being on the IOM with my feet being my main transportation, I walk a LOT..  it is just over a mile UP to the Paddock.. yes up what is called Bray Hill.  I have walked it every year daily, and rarely had to stop to rest.  But yesterday, I had to stop about 4 times for a short rest.  True I was carrying items for the racer, but still, I was spent by the time I got there.. booo...  And I was dragging all day.  BUT, still not complaining, just giving info... I will take it..!!  If I can continue like this for many years, I will be a happy man..!

    Off to fix the bike now....

    Be Well All..!!!!

    Ron

    Love the Barnet!! (Hair)

    Hi Ron, It is tough having to push yourself when your energy levels are so low. But you won't let a little thing like fatigue get in your way!  you look like you are having a blast. I had a feeling you had been at the hair dye, is this going to be a permanent feature for you Ron?

    Djinnie x

  • GSRon
    GSRon Member Posts: 1,303 Member
    anmazon said:

    Ron, I love the....

    ...red, white and blue 'do!

    Annie

    Amazing..

    Amazing what happens when you have a real conversation with people..  So, my rider's wife and I had not spoken much so far.  Not sure when it happened this morning.. but the word Cancer came up.. She was mentioning that she still did not know her fund raising "goal" for Cancer research...  so you all can imagine our dialogue from there..  And this Sunday there is a race of sorts for Cancer Survivors... guess you know where I will be Sunday..  Amazing to hear the stories.. just like here... but this is a very small island, not a large country..  Yes I gave a donation...

    The rest of the day was pretty crappy... but still... I feel good about it all..!

    OK so my racer got fixed, sort of.. or should I say partially fixed.. a new issue showed up as it was not running well, and  we did not get any laps in tonight.. only 1 more night to qualify..

    Be Well All.!

    Ron :)

  • Texas_wedge
    Texas_wedge Member Posts: 2,798
    GSRon said:

    Amazing..

    Amazing what happens when you have a real conversation with people..  So, my rider's wife and I had not spoken much so far.  Not sure when it happened this morning.. but the word Cancer came up.. She was mentioning that she still did not know her fund raising "goal" for Cancer research...  so you all can imagine our dialogue from there..  And this Sunday there is a race of sorts for Cancer Survivors... guess you know where I will be Sunday..  Amazing to hear the stories.. just like here... but this is a very small island, not a large country..  Yes I gave a donation...

    The rest of the day was pretty crappy... but still... I feel good about it all..!

    OK so my racer got fixed, sort of.. or should I say partially fixed.. a new issue showed up as it was not running well, and  we did not get any laps in tonight.. only 1 more night to qualify..

    Be Well All.!

    Ron :)

    Qualifying

    All my fingers and toes crossed for your qualifying Ron!  Anyway, come what may, you're having a blast and it certainly sounds as if none of your time over there is being wasted.  The very best of luck!!!

  • Eims
    Eims Member Posts: 423
    GSRon said:

    Amazing..

    Amazing what happens when you have a real conversation with people..  So, my rider's wife and I had not spoken much so far.  Not sure when it happened this morning.. but the word Cancer came up.. She was mentioning that she still did not know her fund raising "goal" for Cancer research...  so you all can imagine our dialogue from there..  And this Sunday there is a race of sorts for Cancer Survivors... guess you know where I will be Sunday..  Amazing to hear the stories.. just like here... but this is a very small island, not a large country..  Yes I gave a donation...

    The rest of the day was pretty crappy... but still... I feel good about it all..!

    OK so my racer got fixed, sort of.. or should I say partially fixed.. a new issue showed up as it was not running well, and  we did not get any laps in tonight.. only 1 more night to qualify..

    Be Well All.!

    Ron :)

    lovin' the hair ron.....its

    lovin' the hair ron.....its very, very rainy here on the east coast of ireland today hope the weather is better on the rock for you.....

    eims x

  • GSRon
    GSRon Member Posts: 1,303 Member
    Eims said:

    lovin' the hair ron.....its

    lovin' the hair ron.....its very, very rainy here on the east coast of ireland today hope the weather is better on the rock for you.....

    eims x

    Thanks..!! OK, I will cut to

    Thanks..!! OK, I will cut to the chase, as it is late here..  we are IN..!!  It rained, so no practice tonight... but we got an exception..  so tomorrow is race day, weather permitting...  The race is supposed to start at 12:45 IOM time...  For those interested, Manx Radio will carry live coverage.. we are number 24 and Mark Parrott is my rider...  If only my little bike can now do 4 laps..!!!

    Love ya all..!!

    Ron

  • MDCinSC
    MDCinSC Member Posts: 574
    GSRon said:

    Thanks..!! OK, I will cut to

    Thanks..!! OK, I will cut to the chase, as it is late here..  we are IN..!!  It rained, so no practice tonight... but we got an exception..  so tomorrow is race day, weather permitting...  The race is supposed to start at 12:45 IOM time...  For those interested, Manx Radio will carry live coverage.. we are number 24 and Mark Parrott is my rider...  If only my little bike can now do 4 laps..!!!

    Love ya all..!!

    Ron

    Okay!

    So I've located Manx Radio! I can't tell if they stream their broadcasts on their webpage!

    Hmmm!

     

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181 Member
    MDCinSC said:

    Okay!

    So I've located Manx Radio! I can't tell if they stream their broadcasts on their webpage!

    Hmmm!

     

    Good luck Ron!

    I think it is so exciting! Those of us that love motorcycles are in awe. So cool. Motorcycle racers have massive dents in their tanks to accomodate their manhoods. I don't even like the highway anymore. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

  • Texas_wedge
    Texas_wedge Member Posts: 2,798
    foxhd said:

    Good luck Ron!

    I think it is so exciting! Those of us that love motorcycles are in awe. So cool. Motorcycle racers have massive dents in their tanks to accomodate their manhoods. I don't even like the highway anymore. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

    Tank housing function

    Fox, now I understand why you competitive types cluster round to study each others' bikes!

    Ron - the very best of luck for tomorrow - make us extra proud of you!

     

  • TillieSOK
    TillieSOK Member Posts: 252
    foxhd said:

    Good luck Ron!

    I think it is so exciting! Those of us that love motorcycles are in awe. So cool. Motorcycle racers have massive dents in their tanks to accomodate their manhoods. I don't even like the highway anymore. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

    Made me laugh!  Never knew

    Made me laugh!  Never knew hat that dent was for! LOL. Good luck, Ron!  May your bike run faster and longer than any of the others!

  • Eims
    Eims Member Posts: 423
    foxhd said:

    Good luck Ron!

    I think it is so exciting! Those of us that love motorcycles are in awe. So cool. Motorcycle racers have massive dents in their tanks to accomodate their manhoods. I don't even like the highway anymore. Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

    hahahahahaha love it.....good

    hahahahahaha love it.....good luck today ron...dent or no dent Wink

    eims x

  • Djinnie
    Djinnie Member Posts: 945
    Eims said:

    hahahahahaha love it.....good

    hahahahahaha love it.....good luck today ron...dent or no dent Wink

    eims x

    Race On!

    Hope the race went well for you today Ron! Looking forward to the update!

     

    Djinne x