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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Track days, woohoo! :-D

Ok so I did my track day a couple weeks ago on the Sprint ST. I was waiting to post anything about it until after I got my photographs in so I could upload them to my photo album. Well the photos came in today, but the photo album is still down so I can't post them yet :-( Talk about a blast though, the first half of the day it rained so the riding was kinda slow but by noon the rain stopped. Unfortunately, a few people were under the impression that once the rain stopped, the track would magically dry up, well to their dismay, they discovered the hard way it doesn't work like that. Immediately after the rain stopped and group 3/4 went on the track, someone went for an agricultural ride in the grass/mud at turn 6. They announced the spill over the PA system and shortly lately they let group 2 out, minutes later they announced yet another agricultural tour into the mud at turn 6... Group 1 went out and.. well, i think nothing since i was in group 1 and there were no yellow or red flags out... So group 3/4 goes out again and bam, another scenic ride into the mud at, you guessed it, turn 6... After that one, they just gave a polite warning to all riders about turn 6 and put up cones out there to help them point their entrance and exit lanes. hehe Pretty funny since they kept warning us about turn 11 (I mistakenly said turn 12 in the last thread, but it was turn 11, the guy told us wrong initially... hehe) and then everyone crashes at turn 6 instead. hehe

So the photographs, there was a professional photographer out there taking pics out by the horseshoe turn (10), but for some reason he only took pics of the first 3 sessions and none of the last 3 sessions where my riding and leaning really got down low my last run of the day i had an instructor behind me and he said if i had slid my butt half off the seat like i was supposed to, i could've gotten another 1 inch in my lean and i would have scrapped my foot pegs around the corners :-D I probably could've scrapped my knee pucks if I had worn them, but since i didn't, i didn't stick my leg out there so I wouldn't take the chance of damaging my new leathers. hehe

I guess when the photo album comes back up, I'll put my pics up there.

I must say though, that sprint handles well in the turns, I was doing well against the supersports on the corners, but they really kicked my arse in the straight aways... I think I need a Daytona 675 now. LOL

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 11:53 PM
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Well done! We've been waiting for your report back.

You can now attached photos and thumnails from your pc hard drive. There are existing threads covering this.

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Texas World Speedway is one blast of a track. I can't wait to hit that course again. Although I got word that brand spanking new track is opening up south of Houston and the very first ride on it will be a motorcycle track day on August 11th :-) Too bad I have to finish paying off my leather before I can think about doing another track day :-( hehe and there are still 4 other tracks in Texas I will need to try out as well!

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Talking

So here's a couple pics at least :-)
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Well done

Track days are a blast as long as you aren't one of the agricultural riders

Sounds like you had a great opportunity to have an instructor follow you around - they can point out things you could never see.

You look good on the track - well done and most importantly sounds like you had a blast
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Ok, so I just started up a new photo album instead and I put my track day pictures there

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OOoooohh!

Just got back from Laguna Seca so we all came back with "track fever".

PD, the pics look great and you look like your having too much fun. I can't wait to get out on the track.

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Yea it was a blast. I'm definitely hooked now that's for sure. The next time I'm on the track I will definitely scrape some foot pegs out there

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I'm envious!
BTW, which tires were you running during your track day?
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Nothing special, just Pirelli Diablo's.

They had a tire vendor there selling race tires but these were brand new so I just used them instead. I'm tempted to use real race tires next time though, out of curiosity.

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