Lots of good advice here
You said it, thanks to everyone who chimed in here
. A ride report will follow the day asap.
Will definitely be wearing ear plugs, can't stand riding without them anymore. Gatorade, chair, and EZup are coming along. Spare fluids, gas, and tools are on the list, and most of the questions I've had have been addressed here (along with some things I didn't think about).
The only thing I'm still undecided on is tire pressure. I called Michelin on track pressure for the power 2cts I put on, but the person I spoke with had no info. The best I can tell 32/30 seems to be the popular starting point. The temps are forcast @ 89* and the Tiger and myself are no light weights, so I'll ask at the track. I figure I'll check the pressure after each session and adjust by the 10% rule, that should keep me in the ballpark.
Really looking forward to the learning process. I have know expectation of where I'll slot speed wise in the group, so I'm just planning on starting at the upper part of my comfort zone and seeing what kind of improvements I can see through the day. The only part that I'm thinking will freak me out will be the ride on the back of JP bike. I've seen R. Mamola take people around Laguna, and that's gotta be pretty intense as a pillon. Should be a real eye openner