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« Reply #300 on: July 07, 2010, 09:02:09 AM »

Finally got around to sitting down and watching the DVD that MotoVid sent out folloowing our Track Day experience...Very Cool!

At least for the first 2 minutes and 50 seconds!

At that time I appeared on the video...very soon thereafter to be passed by three riders and the video bike.

D'oh! Bash

At least they didn't catch me cooking the corner in turn #6, which I did more than once.

Didn't see the entirety of the video (it was late, and I was sleepy after cutting the lawn and donating a couple of pints of B+ to the swarms of skeeters that rose up in waves from the grass...it looked like a miniature swarm of locusts, or something from a B Grade Horror Flick) so I have more to look forward to.  Editing was nice and the musical soundtrack was a great touch.  Would have been awesome to have a mic to pick up the engine sounds...and a telemetry display to add Speed / RPM / DOG info...but this isn't MotoGP.

When is the next one?
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« Reply #301 on: July 07, 2010, 02:38:30 PM »

When is what, the next Moto GP or Track Day?

Next Moto GP?     don't no

Next STN Track Day?      Next Year...... Hence the name "Annual Track Day".


If you want to do another Track Day this year, http://sportbiketracktime.com has plenty of them.

I'm going to be at Autobahn (North track) on Aug 7th, and Autobahn (Full course) on Sept 6th.

Other that that, you're on you own.

I found that you can practice ALL of the skills you have learned from your first track day, in a school parking lot. Just at slower speeds.

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« Reply #302 on: July 07, 2010, 05:26:40 PM »

Nate and I are seriously contemplating September 6th.
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« Reply #303 on: July 07, 2010, 08:17:01 PM »

Don't contenmplate too long. These track days fill-up quickly. 'specially novice group.

Oh, I forgot to ad, that for STT you have to pay  $35 membership fee, but you get a cool t-shirt and many discount coupons.

The novice group is a very structured group. Groups of 5, no passing in your group, and each session is structured so you practice and learn skills to be on the track.  Open track time, as you you have done at Blackhawk, doesn't happend untill the last two or three sessions of the day.  Still there is plenty of tiime for speed, but you do it with the practiced skills you have learned all morning.


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« Reply #304 on: July 07, 2010, 09:51:57 PM »

yeah, if you feel addicted, don't stop and wait for next ST.N trackday.

I did a few since that one - Last one was Road America with NESBA on 6/30 - what a FUN track!!!!
Next one will be 7/15 with STT Autobahn North, then I am not sure what's next, but I plan to go to Blackhawk on July 21 and/or August 11 with Motovid, and later I will be at Putnam park with STT again - next day after Indy MotoGP - 8/30.
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« Reply #305 on: July 08, 2010, 01:20:41 PM »

[voice=Nelson] HA HA [/voice]

we got a few others addicted!!  Bigok

Understand there are at least a few choices for who to do trackdays with in the Chicago area. You guys are fortunate to have choices. And not that one organization is better than the rest, or that one of them sucks, it just means that there are multiple tracks to choose from and lots of dates scattered over the summer/fall.

I think you'll find that you meet some pretty awesome people. Sometimes you fall into a group that you want to ride with more frequently. Sometimes you have more than 1 group you like to ride with. It's all good.
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« Reply #306 on: July 09, 2010, 10:50:42 AM »

Hi gang,
 Blackhawk just added another date to there schedule. Sunday August 1st is now a motorcycle track day. Go to http://www.motovid.com/catalog/ you have to click the drop down box to find the added date. There is no membership fee for ant Motovid/Blackhawk track days.

I can give you a discount code to save ya $15 also. I'm not sure if I'll be working but I will prolly be there. :-)
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« Reply #307 on: July 09, 2010, 12:15:24 PM »


Hi gang,
 Blackhawk just added another date to there schedule. Sunday August 1st is now a motorcycle track day. Go to http://www.motovid.com/catalog/ you have to click the drop down box to find the added date. There is no membership fee for ant Motovid/Blackhawk track days.

I can give you a discount code to save ya $15 also. I'm not sure if I'll be working but I will prolly be there. :-)


Sucks, I will be so badly hungover that day - no riding for me
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« Reply #308 on: July 09, 2010, 05:48:43 PM »


Don't contenmplate too long. These track days fill-up quickly. 'specially novice group.

Oh, I forgot to ad, that for STT you have to pay  $35 membership fee, but you get a cool t-shirt and many discount coupons.

The novice group is a very structured group. groups of 5, no passing in yoiur group, and each session is structured so you practice and learn skills to be on the track.  Open track time, as you you have done at Blackhawk, doesn't happend untill the last two or three sessions of the day.  Still there is plenty of tiime for speed, but you do it with the practiced skills you have learned all morning.


Much FUN!

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We are in!  I love the Femmoto discount.  $135 for me for the day.  Bigok
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« Reply #309 on: July 12, 2010, 02:09:22 PM »

Hey Fast Eddy.......   I take that discount code.



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« Reply #310 on: July 12, 2010, 04:49:59 PM »


Hey Fast Eddy.......   I take that discount code.



Rocketman Bill


Sorry for the delay, code sent. see ya there
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« Reply #311 on: July 12, 2010, 04:53:12 PM »

The next MotoVid Track Day at Blackhawk Farms is July 21st!  I'll be there and if you want a video of just you with sound just ask me and I'll follow you around for a session.

And we don't typically add people blowing corners or crashing to the DVD's that are sent to everyone.


Finally got around to sitting down and watching the DVD that MotoVid sent out folloowing our Track Day experience...Very Cool!

At least for the first 2 minutes and 50 seconds!

At that time I appeared on the video...very soon thereafter to be passed by three riders and the video bike.

D'oh! Bash

At least they didn't catch me cooking the corner in turn #6, which I did more than once.

Didn't see the entirety of the video (it was late, and I was sleepy after cutting the lawn and donating a couple of pints of B+ to the swarms of skeeters that rose up in waves from the grass...it looked like a miniature swarm of locusts, or something from a B Grade Horror Flick) so I have more to look forward to.  Editing was nice and the musical soundtrack was a great touch.  Would have been awesome to have a mic to pick up the engine sounds...and a telemetry display to add Speed / RPM / DOG info...but this isn't MotoGP.

When is the next one?
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« Reply #312 on: July 12, 2010, 06:31:35 PM »


The next MotoVid Track Day at Blackhawk Farms is July 21st!  I'll be there and if you want a video of just you with sound just ask me and I'll follow you around for a session.

And we don't typically add people blowing corners or crashing to the DVD's that are sent to everyone.



ACtually had an opportunity to apply some of what I learned at the Track Day this past weekend...went on the R4 Moto-Camping Weekend up to Cable and back, so I got lots (and lots!) of saddle time.  Sunday mornings' ride home...and suddenly, it "clicked"...weight shift, throttle, site lines through the curves, etc....everything was fluid.  

I "rarely" (i.e...Never) "lead" a session.  Didn't intend to do so...it's just that everybody else followed me....but the feeling of "one with the bike..." was damn near intoxicating.  I was wishing that cty rd M and Hwy 13 could go on "forever..."

So...feel free to use whatever footage you have of me....for better or worse...it was a great day, and I "will" be back on the track / at riding schools to continue the journey...
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« Reply #313 on: July 12, 2010, 07:48:14 PM »

It is great to hear that your track day has been a worthwhile experience, Charlie!
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« Reply #314 on: July 12, 2010, 08:44:29 PM »




ACtually had an opportunity to apply some of what I learned at the Track Day this past weekend...went on the R4 Moto-Camping Weekend up to Cable and back, so I got lots (and lots!) of saddle time.  Sunday mornings' ride home...and suddenly, it "clicked"...weight shift, throttle, site lines through the curves, etc....everything was fluid.  

I "rarely" (i.e...Never) "lead" a session.  Didn't intend to do so...it's just that everybody else followed me....but the feeling of "one with the bike..." was damn near intoxicating.  I was wishing that cty rd M and Hwy 13 could go on "forever..."

So...feel free to use whatever footage you have of me....for better or worse...it was a great day, and I "will" be back on the track / at riding schools to continue the journey...


Yup Charlie had is hustle on, on Sunday...
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« Reply #315 on: July 12, 2010, 09:18:58 PM »

That is very cool when riding feels that way. No matter what pace you are riding.

It's all about the fun.
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« Reply #316 on: July 12, 2010, 11:52:02 PM »




Yup Charlie had is hustle on, on Sunday...


I was doing 80 and you all were pulling away from me.
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