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Old 09-05-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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Track virgin no more.

Today I attended my first track day with the guys at SpringSportBikes, and I gotta tell ya, I'm hooked, never had so much fun riding my bike, learned a few things about body positioning and the bike's handling characteristics. Now I love my bike even more 'cause it didin't let me down, I never realized that bike could do the things it did today.

The first thing that surprised me was how the tires looked after the first sesion, kinda "blistered", well, ya'll know what I mean, all the way to the edges (I know, I need to find a better position to keep the bike a little more upright) and sticky as .

And all of this got me thinking that I need to get in better shape, because by the fourth sesion I was tired and my concentration was drifting a little bit, and turn 8 almost got me, but I managed to recover the bike without freaking out.

Finding my line was never an issue, but diring the day I managed to adjust my braking points and started to braked a little deeper before initiating the lean, all without any surprised, so I'm already thinking on the next track day , again in the beginer class of course, then I'll think on jumping to Intermediate.

And it was great to finaly meeting Taeyoung and Arturo.
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Old 09-05-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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Welcome to your new addiction. Soon you will be braking to the apex. right:
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:14 PM   #4
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arturo wasnt there
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Old 09-05-2005, 09:34 PM   #5
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Old 09-05-2005, 10:02 PM   #6
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hey man i think i was in the same pit as the spring sportbike guys did they have R1's. it was my first time to i was in garage on in the back with the 2004 GSXR750 and i was with my two friends they were on a 99 R6 and 00 ninja 6R. hope to see you at next seasons track days.
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Yes... welcome to the addiction!! Taking a hit off the track pipe will only get easier. :biggthumpup:
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:45 PM   #8
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Arturo, the guys that races minis.
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Different Arturo. right:

Both are swell fellas though.
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Dude, we had a blast out there as well. Now I can't stop thinking about it, and wondering about what I can do next time to improve. I've gotta say, you guys make it look a whole lot easier than it is. Nothing but respect for you track veterans...
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Dude, we had a blast out there as well.* Now I can't stop thinking about it, and wondering about what I can do next time to improve.* I've gotta say, you guys make it look a whole lot easier than it is.* Nothing but respect for you track veterans...
Just have fun! That is all it is about and ask questions constantly. There are some really fast and nice people out there that could careless if you stop by and and ask a few questions or need help. right:
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I had a freakin blast out there... In the morning I started out turning 1:56s and by lunch I had broken the 1:53s!!!! couldn't have been more excited when I saw that on my lap timer. I know I can do better... I have to do some adjustments on my bike and I think I will be better off. We'll see about that next time out right:
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I had a freakin blast out there... In the morning I started out turning 1:56s and by lunch I had broken the 1:53s!!!! couldn't have been more excited when I saw that on my lap timer.* ** I know I can do better... I have to do some adjustments on my bike and I think I will be better off.* We'll see about that next time out* right:*
Getting close to some expert times out there. Congrats!
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:06 PM   #15
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>> There are some really fast and nice people out
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Capa... nice job. :biggthumpup:
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Dude, we had a blast out there as well.* Now I can't stop thinking about it, and wondering about what I can do next time to improve.* I've gotta say, you guys make it look a whole lot easier than it is.* Nothing but respect for you track veterans...
Just have fun! That is all it is about and ask questions constantly. There are some really fast and nice people out there that could careless if you stop by and and ask a few questions or need help.* right:
If you're at a LSTD event, stop by the first garage(next to the room where you register)... most of the instructors are pitted there, and are always more than help to answer questions or give some friendly advice. Tyically, Jeff, Wade, Macman, Stephen, Ronnie, Mark, Andy, myself, and a few others are all in that area.
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im sure that anyone you ask will be more than happy and willing to help anyone with questions, or anything else you may need, you may need to borrow a part and or a tool. someone will have what you need, all you gotta do is ask,, trust me on this one..
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im sure that anyone you ask will be more than happy and willing to help anyone with questions, or anything else you may need, you may need to borrow a part and or a tool. someone will have what you need, all you gotta do is ask,, trust me on this one..
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Capa... nice job.* :biggthumpup:
Thanks Jeff... hopefully sooner than later I will be able to hang with the big boys!
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I'm the same way, I'm already thinking about the next track day, and yes, there was a guy on level 1 , I think he had a kawasaki 6r, man, he made it look so easy, draggin' knee like it was second nature..
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