Monday, 8 July 2013

How to handle Hagerstown by Sammy Halbert

Massive thanks to Hairy Larry for alerting us to this video posted up by National number 7, Sammy Halbert. It's of this weekend's race at Hagerstown.

This is truly spine-tingling stuff. Looks for the glowing rear discs of Jake Johnson and Kenny Coolbeth (we had Jake's glowing disc on the cover of Sideburn 5).
Look for Sammy tagging Jake's back wheel and Jake not even flinching or looking back (I'm guessing he had a good idea who it was).
Check out for the differing lines, the riders trying high and low every other lap.
Watch how close they get to what looks like a solid steel Armco fence on the straights.
Towards the end, check out how JD Beach moves up and down the seat between the straights and the corners. Great stuff. G


Hairy Larry said...

Yeah, good stuff!!

WhitelinePsycho said...

Wild indeed, racing line looks super slick, good spot Laz.

OILY RAG said...

That track is polished smooth, looks like some bloke in a tracktor hasn't been making it nice and sloppy. Also i have never seen brake discs on a bike glow like that either. how does it not just boil the fluid.