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Old 01-07-2009, 10:20 PM   #21
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I think you were the only one that day too! Not because everyone was riding at a safer pace, but mostly because everyone was so cold they came in after 3 or 5 laps because their hands were so cold!
You might be right. I know I was not cold because of my insulated race suit but the right side of my visor kept freezing because my breath guard was missing. Couldnt see going into the 2 righthanders. Somewhere I picked up coolant on the front tire as it was on the bike's front tire and inside the fairing and on my jacket but did not leak from my bike. When I was in the ambulance I told them to check the entrance around 3 for antifreeze but there was none found. Could have very well picked it up driving through the grass after someone dumped it. I got out of the ambulance,loaded the truck, and drove back (2.75hrs) and went to our hospital to find the collarbone broken in 4 places. I miss going to Oakhill. It is just something about the morning scenery and the same at sunset when you leave to go home. It is nothing like any other track anywhere.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:26 PM   #22
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You might be right. I know I was not cold because of my insulated race suit but the right side of my visor kept freezing because my breath guard was missing. Couldnt see going into the 2 righthanders. Somewhere I picked up coolant on the front tire as it was on the bike's front tire and inside the fairing and on my jacket but did not leak from my bike. When I was in the ambulance I told them to check the entrance around 3 for antifreeze but there was none found. Could have very well picked it up driving through the grass after someone dumped it. I got out of the ambulance,loaded the truck, and drove back (2.75hrs) and went to our hospital to find the collarbone broken in 4 places. I miss going to Oakhill. It is just something about the morning scenery and the same at sunset when you leave to go home. It is nothing like any other track anywhere.
+1, it feels like home for me...
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:43 AM   #23
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Take it slow at first, ask any one of us for help, and enjoy the day. Don't be the guy that pushes too hard on the first track day of the season only to toss the bike down the track

You'll love it if you liked Jennings.

The other two tracks on our schedule you'll love is Cresson and Eagle's Canyon.

Hit me up if you have more questions and look for me at the track
Awesome! Will do! Looking forward to hitting all the tracks.
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Old 01-08-2009, 12:45 AM   #24
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To the OP: Welcome to Texas. Hope to see you out on the track this year. If you like Jennings, you're going to really like Texas tracks.

I rode Jennings for the first time just 2 months ago and it was a fun track! I will definitely go back next time I'm in Flroida. But Texas tracks are better Have fun.
Thanks....let me know when you head to Jennings Wouldn't mind visiting again.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:43 PM   #25
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Roja,

As people have said Oak Hill is very technical. The elevation changes you read on their track map IS NOT exaggerated. The two hair pin turns are at the bottom of the downgrade and both have drop offs on the outside of the turn. I went last year to the February track day and it was absolutly freezing. I remember it didn't get above 40 degrees. With the cold weather you really have to be careful the you warm up your tyres. After the turn 1 and up the hill the first left turn is extreamely patchy pavement. As Tom said earlier the track does have its slick spots. Just avoid the slick line and you will be fine.

If I had to say one sentence about Oak Hill it would be "If you respect it's technicality it will give you one awesome trackday."

And even though it was freezing and devil's drop claimed my bike I still love that track.
Cold and foggy as I remember. BRRRRRRRR
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:27 PM   #26
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Yeah Burrrrr is right. Our generator ran out of gas in the middle of the night and we were freezing our a$$ off in our TENT.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:50 PM   #27
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sounds awesome everyone I can't wait to start my memories this year
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:11 PM   #28
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i LOVE me some oak hill!

probably my favorite track!, its a hairy one but it will help you progress your speed at other bigger tracks.

the biggest thing that got me shaving seconds off my time at oakhill was braking, its very technical, and braking is key there!
whats your laptimes there?
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:51 AM   #29
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well i was runnning mid 30s before my POS laptimer took a on me. i will have to go back with my new one and see what i can pull off.

i know it really doesn't count, but the buddy that i went with out there has run a 30 flat and i was tappin his tail a good bit later in the day, i imagine he still has a couple seconds on me though.

i will get some in the pavement GOOD lap times when i make it out there again
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:35 AM   #30
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well you got about 2 or three more seconds to go if you wanna out run sv's. unless you like being slower than a sv?
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:47 PM   #31
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oh dont get me wrong, i wouldnt mind being on that track with an sv, as tight as it is, i am sure they perform great out there, and it was my first time out there EVER, so i consider that a pretty successful day for me. thanks to carlos and dane for giving me awesome pointers.

i am still trying to get into track mode, i am still way more compfortable on the street, but once i get going next season, i think things will change for me more.
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oh dont get me wrong, i wouldnt mind being on that track with an sv, as tight as it is, i am sure they perform great out there, and it was my first time out there EVER, so i consider that a pretty successful day for me. thanks to carlos and dane for giving me awesome pointers.

i am still trying to get into track mode, i am still way more compfortable on the street, but once i get going next season, i think things will change for me more.
Nothing wrong with running 30's at OHR, very respectable
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yea im sure with a little more time you'll be alot faster
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