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Old 04-21-2009, 09:33 AM   #1
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Road America..Elkhart Lake, WI

Okay, so every year I take 3 or 4 trips up to Chicago to see my folks. I think one of these days I'm gonna tow the bike up there with me to go ride this track. It's been a few years since I've been up there to watch the AMA guys battle it out, but I'm down for checking it out myself.

Anyone been? If so, What is your take on the track?

Check out my boy Matt hitting it up, there may be a few peeps ya'll know. I think it would be cool to ride the track now with all my old school street riding buds.

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Old 04-21-2009, 09:37 AM   #2
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man, that track kicks soo much !
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:40 AM   #3
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man, that track kicks soo much !
so, you've been? What kind of fees to ride the track? Same gear requirements? I've only been up there for the AMA sanctioned events.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:43 AM   #4
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No, have'nt been, But looking at that vid, I can tell it would be a sweet ride.
I love the high speed sweeping tracks.
Some of those guys were railing nicely. Some not soo much.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:43 AM   #5
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I went in the early 1990s, it's a fun track. With 14 turns and being over 4 miles in length, it's a bit of a chore to learn only because it forces you to learn speed while learning the layout; the layout itself isn't that remarkable, IMO. Some of the the corners, are not true corners in the sense that you have to slow down and/or set-up for them -- you merely keep the bike pinned through them. The track feels as big. Some corrners are blind. Bring gearing. The surface used to be very smooth with only a few small patches here and there, and I think it's still very good.

A lot of people told me that Road America was going to be scary, mostly due to the high speeds. I didn't find it scary at all, actually, but that was probably due to me recently having raced at Pocono.

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That track looks like fun.

Hmmmmm....... I have a family reunion in WI sometime this year.
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