Track Day Carolina Motorsports Park *** Sat-Sun, May 8-9 *** P.R.E.

bmart

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Especially on a big (medium!) bike!

Really glad that you guys are enjoying it.
 

JustAnotherSquid

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A couple of pics from the TDW day that are too good not to post:

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The CR in that picture is Perry, and he was awesome. He worked with me so much during the day, and he was always firm but patient. bmart, do you know him? He even offered to get me bumped, but I declined seeing as we had less people in N, they had opened up the passing rules, and you can register for any group in the future anyway. His gf Aunnie races an R3 and she helped KK quite a bit with gear selection. That was a big part of her getting so much faster that day. They were both so helpful. They are from Ohio IIRC and sadly don't get down this way very often. If it sounds like I have a couples crush on them it's only because I do. :D
 

bmart

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Perry is a good guy.

(Compare that body position, which isn't bad at all, to the others.) When you get back to it, I suggest slowing down a bit, working on BP again, but also note the contact/pressure points on the bike...and report back.
 

JustAnotherSquid

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Oh yeah, I'm definitely slowing down. I overrode what are very sticky tires and while that is impressive it is also dumb. As I've mentioned before, once I know where the limit is I have no problems keeping some distance from it. :)

I'll also be testing out a crashed/repaired bike and getting used to new tires that may or may not have less grip, so there's those things as well.

It's easy in hindsight to say "slow down" but when you don't know you are near the limit and you're comfortable cornering at the pace you are, there's no pressure to do that.
 
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