Archive for the ‘RACE STORIES – 2014’ Category

ONE NINE SEVEN FOUR

Posted: 28th January 2015 by GoGo in RACE STORIES - 2014

The oldest number I can remember writing is 1974.  I was nine years old, one of four brothers whose parents were not in love.  Rarely if ever did we see them touch but to this point neither of us recognized the threat in that.  As far as we knew, this is how parents were.  That […]

BLACK BEAUTY LIVES

Posted: 28th December 2014 by GoGo in RACE STORIES - 2014

By far the most fascinating motorcycle I am aware of, the Britten V1000.  There are ten in existence.  Until recently only one of the ten were active.  Now there are two.  Originally purchased by Roberto Crepaldi, of CR&S in Italy, “Black Beauty” now resides in the USA.  Recently she has been torn down to the […]

AFM round 6, 2014 – OLDER

Posted: 3rd September 2014 by GoGo in RACE STORIES - 2014

AFM round 6, 2014 OLDER   A Yamaha bit my ACL in half ten years ago. I got it fixed but it’s never been right, so I went to the doc to arrange an MRI. The nurse told me to step up on the scale. I asked her why, it’s an MRI. “Standard proceedure.” Instantly […]

AFM round 5, 2014 – NO STRUGGLE

Posted: 13th August 2014 by GoGo in RACE STORIES - 2014

AFM round 5, 2014 STRUGGLE I went into this year with a goal, to beat myself. In the past I have done good things but I don’t feel I have achieved my actual best, at anything. I have raced my hardest, but always through compromise. I have tried my best, but always just with what’s […]

AFM round 4, 2014 SLIPPER CLUTCH SUNDAY! People freak out when I write “we” instead of “I”. Sounds weird I guess, I understand, but in reality it’s not weird at all. It’s accurate. “I” out-brake other racers, but “we” win. “I” crash, but “we” fail. I think of myself as the most fortunate, most blessed […]

DESTINATION – JOURNEY AFM round 3, 2014  Chapter 1:   5/29/14 Looking back – tracing the events, the decisions, the moments in life all tied in a line to end us where we are today, is fascinating. Almost never is it one decision that does it, it’s a chain of them. You’re probably not homeless today […]

Racing People, AFM round 1 – 2014 Used to be I couldn’t walk through a restaurant without blood rushing to my face in horrified despair. People were watching, people were judging. I didn’t go to parties, proms, or football games. I couldn’t, I had locked myself in my own prison. Surely I got this from […]

THE DARK SIDE AFM round 2, 2014   Chapter – 1 “The Dark Side” I was born a fortunate kid. I excelled at almost everything. I could jump higher, run faster, and endlessly imagine. There was this one thing though that stopped me dead in my tracks.  I couldn’t learn.  My mind didn’t work like […]