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Old Mar 6th 2019, 12:16 PM   #21
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If you're in the southbay, lets do some Tis together, there is laguna, sonoma, and Ken Hill session all in april.
Sounds good! I need to get faster first.

Oh boy, here we go...
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 12:19 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Styler View Post
Once you go track, you always come back. LOL
From here on, just think of it as the best place to spend your money. It helps when you think of all the other ways you could spend it.
Joy isn't always cheap. :-)
I love that rationale!! I'm stealing that and using it with my wife. we'll see if she buys it

Honestly if there was a good track an hour away I'd be there more frequently. Sonoma is closer but I hear it's less forgiving.

Regardless, I'm sure I'll be back. Thanks for the encouragement guys. Or maybe more appropriately for feeding my addiction that is already out of control.
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 12:31 PM   #23
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2.5 hours is not that bad. I am 2.5 to 4.5 hours away from my tracks - I have 7 within 4.5 hours from me.
These gents are right, once you go track you never go back.
Enjoy your new addiction
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 12:42 PM   #24
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I started doing track days 14 years ago at the age of 42. As mentioned it can get addicting but is a lot of fun.

Sonoma is a fun track but can be very busy as you mention (the only time you are straight is between 6 & 7). Laguna is a lot of fun but I am not sure you have a bike that meets the sound limits. I am taking my V4 there with full exhaust and inserts. I roll through turn 5 in 5th gear and hope that they don't monitor from a mobile location.
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 01:28 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by 1299rFE View Post
2.5 hours is not that bad. I am 2.5 to 4.5 hours away from my tracks - I have 7 within 4.5 hours from me.
These gents are right, once you go track you never go back.
Enjoy your new addiction
I was jsut going to say the same thing!! 2.5 is NOTHING ha.
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 01:33 PM   #26
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I am so lazy. Drove out to The Ridge on the Olympic peninsula a couple of years ago. Great track but too far away. I prefer Pacific Raceways which is 30-40 min from Seattle Plan to do a 2Fast track day in April once the registration opens up. Spent a lot of time at that track chasing better lap times on my RC51 even though I am an average level rider. Always getting the good DOT tires from trackside vendors. Not anymore though.
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 03:26 PM   #27
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I am so lazy. Drove out to The Ridge on the Olympic peninsula a couple of years ago. Great track but too far away. I prefer Pacific Raceways which is 30-40 min from Seattle Plan to do a 2Fast track day in April once the registration opens up. Spent a lot of time at that track chasing better lap times on my RC51 even though I am an average level rider. Always getting the good DOT tires from trackside vendors. Not anymore though.
Iím lucky in that the Ridge and Pacific are close to the same time for me. Pacific is where I raced at back in the day but the trackday schedule for Pacific doesnít work for me.
Looks like 2Fast is only Fridayís and Mondays for Pacific this year.
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 03:41 PM   #28
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Anyone else do a track day and wonder, "what the hell am I doing out here?" Then, by the 3rd session, you can't get enough of the speed, adrenaline and camaraderie? It happens to me every track day.
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 05:40 PM   #29
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Your body positioning looks pretty damn good to me. You're actually putting the mass off the side, instead of doing the mostly useless pivot about the butt that's typical of a first track day. I'd say you're off to a great start.
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Old Mar 6th 2019, 07:54 PM   #30
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Your body positioning looks pretty damn good to me. You're actually putting the mass off the side, instead of doing the mostly useless pivot about the butt that's typical of a first track day. I'd say you're off to a great start.
Thanks man thatís encouraging to hear. The more experienced guys that were following me mentioned that I need to work on reducing lean angle. You canít tell from this pic but I was hitting 50+ degrees of angle on a pretty cold day. They were at less lean but higher corner speed.

My vision to apex and then corner exit comes pretty naturally and my head follows so I struggle less with getting crossed up. But Iím realizing that I really need to concentrate on lowering my center of gravity and getting my chest closer to the tank

Despite my lean angles it was also interesting to see how far my knee was from the ground. Whatís natural for me is knee out rather than down. Would be nice to learn how to use the knee as a lean angle gauge. I guess it all comes with more seat time on track.

Thanks for the feedback guys.
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