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    Apology to Jeff Reeves

    I spoke to Jeff right after the finish of F40...I needed to check on him and apologize for crashing him. I'm 100% to blame on that incident. I've done my best to always race cleanly...to the point of not making passes where I should... Or could. This time, I simply over- cooked it and caused a fellow competitor and friend to crash in arguably what should be one of the cleanest classes. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

    Just wanted to post this here for all to see; I don't like being in those situations. I can't feel much worse about it.

    Jeff; we'll see at Cresson next month I hope.
    Allen Dye

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    Nice gesture Allen. I am sure Jeff does understand that there were no intentions of affecting anyone. Hope you both are OK and had a safe trip back home.
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    Allen has gone above and beyond concerning this incident. He was my friend before this and remains my friend afterwards. I am very sore but no broken bones. The bike is another story. LOL. Made it home late last night.

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    Wow! Really nice of you Allen to post this! Just when you get down about the actions of some, along comes someone to suggest otherwise. I'm glad everyone is OK.
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    Glad to see someone going out of his way to apologize. In an coincidental twist, I myself was taken out by Mr. Reeves at a track day earlier this year. I hoped he would have made an effort to apologize (or at least see if I was OK), but sadly that never materialized. It really soured my attitude towards racing and track riding in general. But I got over it

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    Big ups, Allen, BoD for this man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carter Rossner View Post
    Glad to see someone going out of his way to apologize. In an coincidental twist, I myself was taken out by Mr. Reeves at a track day earlier this year. I hoped he would have made an effort to apologize (or at least see if I was OK), but sadly that never materialized. It really soured my attitude towards racing and track riding in general. But I got over it
    Hey Carter,
    I would of seeked you out if I had known I had "taken you out." I learned that someone had fallen when I passed them after I had returned home from a track day back in February. If I would of learned at the track I would of tried to identify you and come by as I do not know you.
    Sorry you fell down and sorry if I had anything to with it. That evening after I was back home I was told that someone fell after I passed them, so I am assuming my rear wheel and your front wheel must of touched. I did not know someone went down as I never felt our tires touching. Sorry you feel that I "took you out."
    Let me know your race number and the next race you will be at and I will come shake your hand in person. I would not want you to be discouraged about racing, it's the most fun one (we) can have.
    Jeff
    Last edited by Jeff Reeves; 07-28-2015 at 07:10 AM.

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    Nice Allen. Class act.
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    Nice Allen! Truly class thing to do. Wish the guy who took me out at Nola would do the same.

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