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« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2009, 11:11:27 PM »


http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af82/shooplick/blackhawk%20track/TrackDays340.jpg
http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af82/shooplick/blackhawk%20track/TrackDays341.jpg

Holy crap, Dave!  You were really leanin' 'er over!!  Wow.  Got a right peg feeler anymore?
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« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2009, 11:36:24 PM »

I so wanted my knee to be on the ground here. It was earlier in the turn.

Next time! Bigok
http://i996.photobucket.com/albums/af82/shooplick/blackhawk%20track/TrackDays348.jpg

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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2009, 07:23:59 PM »

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Holy crap, Dave!  You were really leanin' 'er over!!  Wow.  Got a right peg feeler anymore?


I did find myself scrapping too much in the corners.  I need to get off the seat as much as you do.

Here is link to the photos my friend, Kelly, took:
http://s665.photobucket.com/albums/vv17/kellysday/

She has some nice group shots in some of the corners.
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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2009, 05:47:30 PM »

A Big Thanks to Kelly, and all of the others for their photos.  Now I have proof that I was there.   A lot of great shots.


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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2009, 10:16:36 PM »

A couple more from Bob's (lrr) card.





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« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2009, 10:54:36 PM »

In case any one is interested, Blackhawk Farms raceway runs there own track days. There is one next Wednesday the 22nd.
Sing up @ http://www.motovid.com/catalog/

I will be there. :-)
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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2009, 04:07:18 PM »

I really am considering this, but need convincing...
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« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2009, 10:45:04 PM »

I saw this and got a couple different codes via email for discounts on the day.  Alas the track bike is not quite back together and the wife will be out of town which means I will be Mr. Mom.
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« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2009, 11:12:49 PM »

All right, John.  You (and my folks) have successfully talked me out of indulging myself by attending a second 2009 track day.  

Thanks anyway, Eddy!
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« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2009, 08:15:19 AM »

2009 isn't over Smile  I've got my eye on 2 or 3 more track days.
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« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2009, 12:10:20 PM »


2009 isn't over Smile  I've got my eye on 2 or 3 more track days.
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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2009, 09:00:03 PM »

I will be back at Blackhawk on Monday - need to reinforce what i learned before I forgot it
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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2009, 10:04:23 PM »


2009 isn't over Smile  I've got my eye on 2 or 3 more track days.


No doubt!

And, just my opinion, don't do all your trackdays at one track! Sure, great, you can master this one track. Get some experience on other road conditions, different corners, etc.

I hope to do 3 more trackdays this year, all at different tracks. For you M.A.C.K.'s, there's Autobahn Country Club in Joliet. I hope to do a day there in late September. If you're gung ho about it, NESBA (like many other trackday org's) is doing a 3-day weekend there, and each day is a different configuration (North, South, and whole track). But I really can't afford to spend all my money in one weekend.


edit: oh yeah, and there's that little track out in Elhart Lake. I've heard that's fun too.
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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2009, 10:10:42 PM »

  I have really been wanting to ride at Road America.  If anyone's going this year, (and it happens to be a Wednesday or during my vacation) post up!
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« Reply #34 on: July 25, 2009, 01:29:09 AM »

Blackhawk last Wednesday

I was really jazzed to get out there. The last track day I did was a bit of a let down do to weather and over booked.(think really crowded ski hill) It's tough to ride your ride with a lot of traffic.

So up early and head out to the track. It's about 1.5 hours from my house. It's raining on and off on the drive down there but I had a spare set of wheels set up with rain tires this time. I'm riding dam it!

Got lucky, the rain stopped as I got near the track. The track was damp for the first session but I didn't mind, it kept traffic light. I was wanting to feel out the new(to me) brake master cylinder I put on. It felt good.

The second session was totally dry, but the track was still a little cool. It was "a little green" as they say. I thought it was great.
I got into a flow/rhythm and was running my usual kind of times.

This ORG. gives you a DVD of video shot by there video bikes on track. Well I saw one of the video guys line up behind me in the grid before they let us out. I thought great I will finally get some video of myself so ride well. Ppphffft I was trying to hard to ride "good" and kept missing my reference marks, so the video guy passed me cause he could see I was trying to hard. Then I just tried to be smooth and hit my marks & sure enough, I hit a new personal best for that track.

I got a 1:18.8 and a couple of 19's. This is nothing to Mr Clean but very exciting to me.
Just thought I would share.
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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2009, 11:44:51 PM »

I have to thank all of you, and specifically Mr Clean for my new addiction.

I went back to Blackhawk farms yesterday for a PTT trackday on Novice group.  I learned a lot from our ST.n trackday and all the comments and especially pictures, I was able to analyze and fix my body position.
As a result, after full day of working on position and line, at the end of the day I was advised by 2 coaches to get to intermediate group for my next day and my knee pucks look like this:



I will start shopping for a track bike in winter.

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« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2009, 02:03:37 AM »

  Very cool!
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« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2009, 02:33:16 PM »

Another addict is born, congrats Shaul.
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« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2009, 03:46:22 PM »

Gron came up with pictures, even though they shoot only in the morning, it still shows a bit improvement and I have to add, that best way to master street riding in SPORT-touring style is the track! Smile

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