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Old 03-10-2013, 08:48 AM   #1
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Survived my first day in Level 3

Ok y'all, I have to admit I was pretty intimidated by the fact that I went ahead and took the plunge into Level 3 with the big boys. After it was all said and done yesterday I felt really good though. I got by quite a few people and had my "doors blown off" by a few of ya. Hopefully I didn't slow anybody down too much. Nobody gave me the finger or cussed me out so.... I guess I will be doing it again.
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Ok y'all, I have to admit I was pretty intimidated by the fact that I went ahead and took the plunge into Level 3 with the big boys. After it was all said and done yesterday I felt really good though. I got by quite a few people and had my "doors blown off" by a few of ya. Hopefully I didn't slow anybody down too much. Nobody gave me the finger or cussed me out so.... I guess I will be doing it again.
I was in the same boat D but probably a little more nervous than you! I am on a slow bike and was just running street tires with no warmers. But I don't feel bad getting smoked by Panigales and RSV4s on the straights You looked good out there
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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Re: Survived my first day in Level 3

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Congrats man. Good going
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Now for you, level 2 is the survival game. Go back to level 2 after a few times on level 3. You'll need a diaper because you'll be on your pants for how scary it is.
Just like riding street after doing track for a while. So scary you wonder how on earth we did what we did before hitting track.
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L2 is always a survival game? looks like it.. people crashing i think almost every single session.
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, you've come a long way bro. You too pooch! I'll be jumping back in soon!
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level 2 has the broadest range of riders. new level 1 graduates, people ready to get moved into 3, and every wanna be Rossi in between.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:44 PM   #11
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Survived my first day in Level 3

Maybe there should be two level 2's segregated by lap times.
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, you've come a long way bro. You too pooch! I'll be jumping back in soon!
Thanks man, haven't seen you around in a while!
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, you've come a long way bro. You too pooch! I'll be jumping back in soon!
What's up man? How the heck ya been? Would be sweet to see ya back out again.
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Old 03-10-2013, 02:47 PM   #14
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Yesterday's level 2 made up my mind for me. Personal times of 1:55-1:52. Ready for the big dogs. Going to level 3 (advanced) next time.

It's just a shame that I only get to a TD once every three months. I progress slowly every event and I'm a slug in the morning.
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Maybe there should be two level 2's segregated by lap times.
That would make a LOT of sense.

OTOH, it would either mean 15 minute sessions for everybody, or fewer 20 minute sessions over the course of the day.

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Hm. OR... grid & release fast guys first, then slow guys in the same run group? Use '2A' and '2B' run group stickers on the bikes so the pit exit marshall can easily enforce this? 2A riders queue up on the right, 2B riders queue on the left in the pit exit?

If the 2B riders feel like that would make them lose 2-3 minutes/session, alternate who gets released first each session?
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But then the faster riders catch the slower riders in about 2-3 laps or less and you're back to the same scenario.
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I do only 5-6 track days per year and have been doing them for six years. I am usually in the upper end of the level II groups. I rode level III one time last year(at NOLA). I learned more that day than I did the rest of the year. I was probably the slowest rider in the class that day, but by hooking up with guys for a bit when I got passed, I picked up a tremendous amount of corner speed and confidence. It dawned on me that I was following riders that were out there wanting to go fast in the corners, and not be drag raceres like many of the level II riders. I would like to do more track days with the level III groups, but would like to know how other level III riders feel about having slow riders in the class. I run consistant lines, but like I say, I was the slowest rider in the group that day....
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I do only 5-6 track days per year and have been doing them for six years. I am usually in the upper end of the level II groups. I rode level III one time last year(at NOLA). I learned more that day than I did the rest of the year. I was probably the slowest rider in the class that day, but by hooking up with guys for a bit when I got passed, I picked up a tremendous amount of corner speed and confidence. It dawned on me that I was following riders that were out there wanting to go fast in the corners, and not be drag raceres like many of the level II riders. I would like to do more track days with the level III groups, but would like to know how other level III riders feel about having slow riders in the class. I run consistant lines, but like I say, I was the slowest rider in the group that day....

I was the slowest too. To avoid slowing down faster riders in corners or making contact with them, I would let the riders pass me in the straights.. But even that wasn't enough I guess. I had a few pass me really close, I got cot off by one, and got passed on the inside too.. Thats when I stopped having fun... Lol. I will be posting my video soon. Check it out and tell me what your thoughts are.
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I was the same way, close passes and inside passing, but the passes were clean and the riders seemed to be in control, so it didnt wig me out like I have been when passed in the level II classes.
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Now for you, level 2 is the survival game. Go back to level 2 after a few times on level 3. You'll need a diaper because you'll be on your pants for how scary it is.
Just like riding street after doing track for a while. So scary you wonder how on earth we did what we did before hitting track.
Yep! did that a once, never again will I be in 2. And I have not sworn of street yet but have been out there in over a year ether.
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