Whoa - you don't look at the board for 24 hours and look what springs up... I'm going to hit this with some bullet points and try to cover all that has transpired.
A) Shane - really, thanks for posting my home number on the board. There is a reason I emailed it to you. Thanks for putting it to good use - I waited around that weekend for you to call to go ride, but apparently you found that information better suited to the internet. I don't mind if you want to email it to Nick, but posting my home number (which forwards to my cell) like you did just isn't cool. Thanks again.
B) I find it ironic that the majority of people talking trash in this thread a) don't know me, and b) are slow mofo's living vicariously. DavidZ28, just for clarification, this doesn't apply to you and your comments (which I usually find pretty darn funny). I sleep well at night knowing that I am not and never will be the fastest person on or in anything. I like to go fast and I like things that go fast, but I don't measure my success in life by who I can beat aided by a depreciating asset with wheels. I don't use linear acceleration as a proxy for picking friends either, but seriously, how many of you guys would talk this kind of noise to me if you didn't have Nick to back you up? Last I checked the Laker's Girls didn't get any NBA Championship rings.
C) Am I an asshole? Could be - I think it's a job requirement or something. Just don't put me in the same category as TSP and I won't care what you say about me. Or, you could ask Jose, Doc, CJ or some of the other notables around here what I'm like. If they say I'm an asshole, I'll live with it.
D) Rodney, why were you extending challenges to me in the first place? Are you Nick's agent? Does Nick know that you plan on taking a Don King-style percentage of his street race winnings? I really dislike people who live vicariously and talk smack for other people. Bring your own game to the table in the future, ok?
E) Now for the meat of this post... Nick - I can appreciate that you've got a really nice looking bike that you seem to have put a ton of work and time into. What I can't appreciate is the "in your face" approach at the simple mention that I have a Hayabusa. I haven't had my bike in Dallas for too terribly long and I've been hoping to find some cool people to ride with. This whole "check out my ego and race me for money" style reeks of immaturity and isn't what I'm accustomed to. If you want to get together and hang out and see who's faster for shits and grins, I'm all for it, but your approach rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe you misunderstood my response to you as me implying that I'm faster - that wasn't the point because I'm probably not. The point was that I'm not grudge racing some ego jockey for coin. Now, if you feel offended that I'm calling your behavior immature, take a step back and look at what has traspired from an objective viewpoint. This thread really isn't much more mature than the ruckus that went down at the MMCM yesterday and might as well be entitled "F-body versus Mustang."
If you want to get together down at Ennis sometime for some runs for fun, I'm down. If you have to do it for money and fame, then we'll just have to agree not to be friends. I'll guarantee you that I'm a shitty drag racer on a bike, but then again I don't ride a bike to inflate my ego or win money. I'm sure you could probably squeeze at least half a second out of it compared to me. I'm not nearly as fast as my bike is and one of my friends in Houston has already made that fact abundantly clear to me.
While we're on the subject of bikes, maybe you can tell me who has a motorcycle dyno in Dallas? I need to remap my power commander as the bike has developed a bit of bucking around 3k. It only seems to do it while cruising, not while accelerating, and riding a bike around with a laptop hooked up to it just isn't easy.
My apologies for not addressing this sooner. As if work isn't enough to sink me, I'm getting married in a month and all of my spare time is sucked into the "wedding planning vortex" right now. I don't check the message boards and such until around midnight if at all.
And last but not least, Nick, do me a favor. If you're going to try to insult me, toss some creative juices at it. "Pussy" is so mundane - try something new like "thigh valley snapper" or "pink sausage wallet" next time.