June 28, 2009

Faster Then A Speeding Bullet...

Spent yesterday out at Toronto Motorsports Park.

Why you may ask? Why would I intentionally head out to a strip of concrete on a blistering hot day, to bask in the scream and roar of a racetrack, with a quarter-mile drag strip attached to it?

Got to hop on the back of a 1000cc superbike. A Suzuki GSXR1000, sponsored by Thermocomfort. And then I got to blast around the track holding onto the guy that has a slew of championships under his belt. Scott Rupert took me for a ride.

I don't think I've ever been so frightened. It had been adapted to take a passenger, and I have to admit, in all my years in the motorcycle industry (whole 'nother life, whole 'nother story, for a whole 'nother day), I've never, ever seen anything like it. My hands were still shaking until later that night when someone thankfully pushing a glass of wine into them.

Here's the thing: you can do this. July 10, 11 & 12th, you can go to Toronto Motorsports Park and hop on this bike with Scott. The Southern Ontario Association of Racing (SOAR) is raising money for injured riders. For 40 bucks, you can head out for a few laps like I did. It is unbelievable. If you've ever ridden a motorcycle, or dreamed of it, this is a can't miss opportunity. Scott's sponsors have ponied in the fuel, tires, track time and you even get a picture. More details will follow in the column, or email me.

Column will follow. And Webgod was there with pics. He'll put more up under Adventures - Lord knows, this was an adventure.


Anonymous buzzwhack said...

Gee Lorraine, you don't LOOK scared.Actually you look very happy. So you were involved in the motonike industry once upon a time? That'll be an interesting story.

June 28, 2009 4:09 PM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

Looks to me like those teeth may have ingested a few thousand insects on the tour de track (as they say... somewhere) I agree with buzwack. If that's what you look like when you're scared then it's a good thing we never dated.

June 28, 2009 9:58 PM  

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