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Old 04-07-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Track Days in the summer

are they bearable?
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:59 PM   #3
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Bearable, Yes. I find myself unzipping my leathers early, as im coming in down pit road. Just so I can catch some wind.

A few times I would go sit in the truck with the a/c on just to cool me down for a little while. If you arent use to working outdoors or in decent shape. I would advise you to start working out (at least some). This way you can ride more before you get exhausted.
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depends on if you enjoy sweating your off and how much $$$ you make. I never made a lot, so I typically didn't ride May-Sept just to maximize the enjoyment. You bet your if I'm spending $200+ for a day of fun, it'll be during nice weather. just my opinion though. I'm even contemplating skipping my summer races for the same reasons even though the cost factor is like a 1/4 of trackday.
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I did a day last year in July by my self. It was hot as all . Drank 4-5 gallons of water and was still pissin' yellow. There's no two ways about it. It's hot. And it sucks.

An EZ-Up is a MUST. A car with A/C is even better to cool off in.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:20 PM   #6
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Nice perforated leathers and a nice helmet with good ventilation should do the trick. When you are in the pits, bring a large ziplock bag and put some ice in it, the place it in your chest. It will serve as a rustik AC. Godsuki showed me that trick.
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Lots of water, a good fan, perforated light colored leathers, cool max or other wicking underwear and socks, a wet towel soaked in ice water make it as much fun as any other time of year.

Black leathers can be ten degrees hotter than white ones.
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I head for the camper between sessions, lay on the bed in a/c
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Lots of water, a good fan, perforated light colored leathers, cool max or other wicking underwear and socks, a wet towel soaked in ice water make it as much fun as any other time of year.

Black leathers can be ten degrees hotter than white ones.
This is probably true, but I always think "storm trooper" when I see white boots & white leathers
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I head for the camper between sessions, lay on the bed in a/c
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might not wanna be jumping in and out of the A/C fellas. I know it feels good and all, but you really fatigue your bodies by doing so. Just stick it out in the heat, you'll find it's not THAT bad.

i've practiced and raced 2-3 days straight in 100+ degree weather... if my fat can do it, anybody else should be able to.
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Some start leaving at 2-3

They either crashed or it's too hot
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Depends on the rider. My first one was during the hottest day of the year. Nearly had the track all to myself during the last session

Last year I did one in August at 97 degrees.

If you know it's going to be hot you should force fluids 24 hours before your track day.
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I take a every hour when I am at the track. The one time I didn't drink as much, I regretted it.
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sounds about right, i was hitting the can about once an hour last time but it wasnt hot.

I'm planning on taking some friends of mine down there for their 1st TD in July and was worried about it being more of a pain in the than a fun day for them. personally i dont mind the heat but not everybody shares my attitude. Seems like with a decent pit setup it shouldn't be too bad.

anybody ever have problems with the bikes running in the heat?
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