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Posted By: wibbly, 07-12-2015, 12:18 AM

here's one from the races this weekend. i'm working in the pits for a friend who is racing in the superbike class for the canadian nationals this weekend in our home town Edmonton, Alberta.


the guy in the picture is a very highly regarded setup guru. i've had the good fortune of spinning wrenches alongside the guy, and it has been a great experience. i feel like i captured a bit of his aura in this shot as he removes the top caps from a set of forks on a kawasaki zx6r


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The guy behind looks like he's stealing industrial secrets with that intensity of stare.
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The guy behind looks like he's stealing industrial secrets with that intensity of stare.
Naw, he just really needs to pee.

The guys is such a respected set-up guru that he'd feels reluctant to interrupt his thought process to ask where the washroom is.

Why am I the only guy that sees these things.

I really enjoyed the picture by the way... you really did get his aura, I can smell him. (Oh wait, that must be me.)

I did help my buddies work on their motorcycles when I was younger, I guess the scene triggered the memories of those days. That's a really good photograph, when it triggers your non-visual senses.

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Why am I the only guy that sees these things
Now that's a good question...

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Norm, you see these things better than our neighbours to the south: Our beer is stronger.
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Norm, you see these things better than our neighbours to the south: Our beer is stronger.
Does that make us pee more?
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Hmm..that tank looks like a Zed-X-10.

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Close Lauren. It's a zx6

Though I spent the weekend working on a zx10

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QuoteOriginally posted by wibbly Quote
Close Lauren. It's a zx6

Though I spent the weekend working on a zx10
So sad I don't have mine anymore.

This was one of my early videos with my girlfriends at the track.

https://youtu.be/vL2yd6M-5X4?t=3m31s

I had just left the pits and my tires were warming up...that GSX-R 750...kept behind me, then, it was time to "roll throttle".

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this is the bike in the picture.





and this is the bike i was working on all weekend..

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QuoteOriginally posted by wibbly Quote
this is the bike in the picture.





and this is the bike i was working on all weekend..
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

Kawasaki rules!!!

Me at the track.



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No way lol. I'm a honda guy.
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No way lol. I'm a honda guy.
Everyone starts on a Honda.
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I actually started on a Kawasaki. That was 6 bikes ago though
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Does that make us pee more?
It doesn't help my frequency all that much, but I don't worry about most anything after a few Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. I do mix my drinks, though. I have a pack of 1664 downstairs.
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