Shamar is most likely the victim of Comcast and is currently in the same boat as I, no Internet connection from home. Comcast switched from the [email protected] network to their own internal network March 1st and subsequently had problems; some of the new servers had glitches and were taken offline and mail was taken offline yesterday I was told.
I've been getting alot of time on the PS2 with no Internet. /images/icons/crazy.gif
yeah, i'm here and i'm back. it's just been crazy for me. in addition to daytona, i incurred a case of food poisoning over the past week and my best friend's father (and basically like a father to me too) passed away from liver failure.
we knew it was coming soon. we just didn't think THIS SOON... so i been occupied with assisting my "bestist" friend since elementary school (and his elderly mother) with the funeral arrangements and all that.
and in happier news, i'll begin reporting my daytona experience and pictures in the morning. as for right now, i'm getting ready to kick back for once and finally eat a FULL dinner (after days of sustaining myself solely on pepto bismol and immodium AD, LOL) and take in these first 2 races of WSBK here on speed channel...
although, a few minutes ago, i did post 2 digital pics in this thread of the 211 and the NSR that honda flew in for display. i say... GOD BLESS 'EM... they definitely took me by surprise...!!!
yup rum... i fondled her rotten...!!! everybody was looking at me like i was some kind of weirdo or something...!!! LOL most people there didn't seem to have a clue as to what the bike was...? or the significance of it being on American soil...?
but i was all over it baby... for a hot second i even got the notion to climb up on the stand and mount 'er just to sample the riding position and dream what it means to be rossi...!!! alas, cooler heads prevailed. i figured what the hell... the worst they'd probably do is just yell at me and say, "get down from there". but by that time, i would have gotten what i wanted out of 'er...! LOL
yeah, thanks again... i guess with him having been sick for so long, it gave us all time to prepare somewhat mentally and emotionally. the doctor's did give us notice back in january that he'd probably only last about 2 months.
i'm just thankful that at 72 yrs old and despite all the pain he was in, he was still able to crack jokes (as he was apt to do) and still laugh. it was amazing to witness. he was a decorated soldier of many wars and received a burial with an honor guard, 21 gun salute, and folded flag presentation to his wife/widow at the new veterans cemetery out here in wrightstown near fort dix.
here's a shot btw i took during one of the early practices. if you look closely, you can see a rider coming across the start/finish straight. man, it was colder down there in the mornings (30 degrees), than it was here in jersey. LOL
i'll try to post as many of the better shots as i can in the morning (thurs). unfortunately, this morning, i was running late and didn't get a chance to do it.