2012 Trackdays

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Re: 2012 Trackdays

Postby shagzomatic » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:14 am

Caz wrote:What group did you ride in? I saw some pics on facebook of a lowside you could see he didn't let go of the front brake and that didn't work out for him. But it said it was intermediate but he had a yellow sticker all the times I've been that was novice. Glad to here it was a good time though.


Yellow was novice, which is what I was riding. I think there was one crash in one of our sessions. Nothing serious, though -- only bad enough to get a yellow in that corner. I don't remember exactly where it was, though (maybe 1 or 3?). There were a couple people who bumped up, so it's possible it was one of them before they got re-stickered.
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Postby Caz » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:04 pm

Ok that makes sence. I'm hopping to make it on the 10th but idk yet. I took the learning curves race school last Sat and raced for the first time on Sun it went a lot better than I thought. I only entered two races I have a 750 gixxer for the track and that put me in weird classes I really didn't like last race I had to go up against all 1000's I got the hole shot and held first till corner 6 when I got stuffed and he just left me in that straight. Held third till the last lap when I found out how out of shape I really am in and just couldn't push hard any longer and another 1000 got by me I still had a blast. Can't wait till next year when I can really race the series. Plan on building my k9 1000 into a race bike this winter and picking up an sv650 so I can race more classes. My 750 is up for sale now so the 10th kinda depends on if that goes idk though I got the bump to ride blue/advanced group but kinda need new tires to really push. So I'll see how things play out.
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Postby Caz » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:40 pm

theres a pic of you on facebook on the zone photo page your in a group its a primmered r1 and he has a team tubby shirt on im guessing thats you lol
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Re: 2012 Trackdays

Postby Sportbiker » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:51 pm

Interesting commentary on N vs I. I have long preferred to hang in N if, for no other reason, than I assumed I had more crashes. Is that true in your experience?

I'm leaning toward going I next year but fear the "being crashed into" factor, plus all the lost track time from other crashes.
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Postby shagzomatic » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:32 pm

Caz wrote:theres a pic of you on facebook on the zone photo page your in a group its a primmered r1 and he has a team tubby shirt on im guessing thats you lol


Yeah I just found them. That's me...we were all held up behind a Ninja 250 at that point. Not a shirt, BTW...that's on my leathers. :mrgreen: Hopefully my CD of photos gets here quickly...I'm already tired of hunting around in other people's sample galleries for myself. :lol:


Sportbiker wrote:Interesting commentary on N vs I. I have long preferred to hang in N if, for no other reason, than I assumed I had more crashes. Is that true in your experience?

I'm leaning toward going I next year but fear the "being crashed into" factor, plus all the lost track time from other crashes.


From what I saw, most of the crashes Wednesday were actually in A. Back in my NESBA days, it seemed like there was a pretty even crash distribution through all the classes.

While there wasn't much carnage in N this time out, there was a lot of traffic getting bunched up. I was staying off the throttle in several spots to keep myself from getting into bunches of slower riders looking very unsure of themselves. Maybe it was just a fairly new-rider-heavy day in N, but I thought there was a much wider pace differential in N than what it seemed there was in I this time out. My goal at this point is to get my pace up a bit and head for I.
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Re: 2012 Trackdays

Postby TLSR381 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:52 pm

The app that loaded lap times in real-time up to twitter was cool. It was probably true for N, but you could really tell the laps you must have been held up.

Personally, I don't think there were enough green bikes from the pictures I've seen. :mrgreen:
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Postby Caz » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:05 pm

Bail on novice as soon as you can it seems to be nothing but a meat grinder and is allways packed . As far as being too slow there's allways somebody slower than you and allways people parking in the corners. me and another guy were talking about this last trackday i did out there. Only people I've seen bumped down were from advanced. Each time i bumped up I've felt i could have done it a lot sooner. I can't stress enough how much superbike school improved my riding and novice doesn't really let you work on your skills at all too many people in the way. :rockon:
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Re: 2012 Trackdays

Postby Sportbiker » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:02 pm

Caz wrote:Bail on novice as soon as you can it seems to be nothing but a meat grinder and is allways packed . As far as being too slow there's allways somebody slower than you and allways people parking in the corners. me and another guy were talking about this last trackday i did out there. Only people I've seen bumped down were from advanced. Each time i bumped up I've felt i could have done it a lot sooner. I can't stress enough how much superbike school improved my riding and novice doesn't really let you work on your skills at all too many people in the way. :rockon:

CSS was my starting point, back in the day when they did the Midwest. Now you've got to go a long ways to meet them, IIRC. Thanks for the thoughts on N.
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Postby shagzomatic » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:21 pm

Heading back to Blackhawk for their last one of the year tomorrow. :banana-dance: I was briefly considering doing the Boo Bash over at MAM at the end of the month, but I think I'm hanging it up for the year after this one.
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Postby shagzomatic » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:59 am

Great day yesterday. It was a bit dicey in the morning with the cold, but once the sun had a chance to bake the track a bit, the afternoon was good stuff. I finally got a couple sessions where I had clear track for most of it, and it was absolutely wonderful. Good way to cap off the season, I think.
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