Sunday, bummed day…

Sunday, bummed day...

Well damn… had to replace the front tire after finding it flat this morning and now it looks like my radiator took a hit and sprung a leak. My weekend is officially done.

Had a great weekend though, the bike was feeling really good and I absolutely love this track.

Can’t wait to get back here and run some more laps. It may be a long drive to get here, but I’d definitely do it again.

Until next time…

SoCal Track Days
http://www.socaltrackdays.com

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway
http://www.chuckwallavalleyraceway.com

Janman Shop
http://www.janmanshop.com

CaliPhotography
http://www.caliphotography.com

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Who’s riding this weekend?

Who's riding this weekend?

It was a long drive, but we have finally reached the gates of Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. Looking forward to getting eveything set up, and start the weekend.

SoCal Track Days
http://www.socaltrackdays.com

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway
http://www.chuckwallavalleyraceway.com

Janman Shop
http://www.janmanshop.com

CaliPhotography
http://www.caliphotography.com

#AttackPerformance #Bazzaz #Brembo #Dunlop #Carrozzeria #FPRacing #Galfer #JanmanShop #MaximaRacingOils #Öhlins #RaceTech #Shorai #Yoshimura #Yoyodyne

Here we go again!

Here we go again!

I’ll primed and ready for this weekend’s festivities with SoCal Track Days at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. Can’t wait to get back out on the track, spending two days at this open track day. New track for me, zero sessions, ride as much as I want.

SoCal Track Days
http://www.socaltrackdays.com

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway
http://www.chuckwallavalleyraceway.com

Janman Shop
http://www.janmanshop.com

CaliPhotography
http://www.caliphotography.com

#AttackPerformance #Bazzaz #Brembo #Dunlop #Carrozzeria #FPRacing #Galfer #JanmanShop #MaximaRacingOils #Öhlins #RaceTech #Shorai #Yoshimura #Yoyodyne

That’s it, I’m out!

That’s it, I’m out!

Well, at least for this year.  🙂  Another great day at the track, the temperature was perfect and for the first time in recent years I was able to enjoy the day without rain, cold or blistering hot temps.

I was so happy to see Dave Moss there as I’ve been wanted to get his hands on Juicy to work out the kinks I’ve had since the git go.  “Best 40 bucks you’ll spend on your bike”, so true. Dave is a genius at setting up bikes and after the first few session, he had the bike feeling so much better and I enjoyed the rest of the day working on the cornering tips he provided.

I’m quickly realizing that I need to work harder to get in better shape as these days really take their toll by the mid afternoon sessions.  Over winter I’m going to increasing my cardio program so next year I’ll have more endurance throughout the day.

Although I’m not planning any more track days for 2017, I can’t wait to get back out there.  I feel my progress has been slowed a bit as I adjust to the new bike, but with each new ride I feel more and more confident.  Looking forward to working harder in 2018 and maybe finally getting that knee on the ground.  🙂

Cali Photography was there to capture my moves, and Let’s Ride put on another great event. We agreed as a group that we need to check out Chuckwalla Valley Raceway next year, and I’m hoping we can all work it out to ride together.

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That’s it for me, and this will finish out the track pictures for the year.  😉 I need to get the street bikes out before the rains come and post some street action here on the site.  Kobe run anybody???

Whether you’re riding the street or the track, ride safe my friends.

Dave Moss Tuning
http://feelthetrack.com

Janman Shop
http://www.janmanshop.com

CaliPhotography
http://www.caliphotography.com

Let’s Ride Track Days
http://www.letsridetrackdays.com

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

#AttackPerformance #Bazzaz #Brembo #Dunlop #Carrozzeria #FPRacing #Galfer #JanmanShop #MaximaRacingOils #Öhlins #RaceTech #Shorai #Yoshimura #Yoyodyne

Monday, fun day!

Monday, fun day!All packed up for another great day at Buttonwillow Raceway Park with Let’s Ride Track Days. My buddy with the motovan decided to take a snooze so I had to get my bike to the track on my own. No problem, with a long ramp, a tight grip on the bars, and a whole lot of prayers I got Juicy up into The Beast without breaking a sweat. Now that I know I can do this on my own, I see more track days in my future.

Here we go again, see you there.

CaliPhotography
http://www.caliphotography.com

Let’s Ride Track Days
https://www.letsridetrackdays.com

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

#AttackPerformance #Bazzaz #Brembo #Dunlop #Carrozzeria #FPRacing #Galfer #JanmanShop #MaximaRacingOils #Öhlins #RaceTech #Shorai #Yoshimura #Yoyodyne

99 in the shade

99 in the shade
Some photos from an awesome day at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Thanks to CaliPhotography for doing their absolute best to make me look fast. 🙂

Thanks to Alan Bryant for following me on occasion and letting me know what changes I could make to better my cornering. It was so helpful to get advice from a friend I truly trust and rider who continues to amaze me.

It was good to get back on the track and try to put to rest the demons I found here the last time. I was finally able to get some laps on the new bike and become more accustom to its grace and precision. This thing is truly built for the track and dissimilar to the street bike I previously brought to the track. I felt stronger and stronger every time I went out and I could feel my heart pounding with excitement after each session.

99 in the shade

My new Janman leathers were awesome. It was so nice riding for the first time in leathers that were made just for me. They matched the bike perfectly and I may have been the best looking slow guy out there. 🙂

Oh, but did I mention the heat? It was hot, but that wasn’t going to stop our fun. Although at track speeds the heat was fine, the time in between sessions is when I really felt the sheer force of the blazing temperature. We rode well into the afternoon but decided to call it quits when it was just too hot to enjoy the rest of the day.

Thanks to Let’s Ride Trackdays for putting on another great event. Always a pleasure to ride with this group and I look forward to many more days to come.

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Janman Shop
http://www.janmanshop.com

CaliPhotography
http://www.caliphotography.com

Let’s Ride Track Days
https://www.letsridetrackdays.com

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

#AttackPerformance #Bazzaz #Brembo #Dunlop #Carrozzeria #FPRacing #Galfer #JanmanShop #MaximaRacingOils #Öhlins #RaceTech #Shorai #Yoshimura #Yoyodyne

Friendship Ride August 5, 2017

Friendship Ride August 5, 2017

It was a pretty small group this year, the usual suspects, some new riders and some friends I haven’t rode with in a long time. It was good to lead a small pack for a change as it seems I do get a little more stressed when I need to keep a large group together. It was nice to run our own pace and not worry too much about the schedule.

Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park seems to be everyone’s favorite place to finish the ride. Cool shade and a steady breeze kept us all pretty comfortable after our day. As usual, Becca from One Sweet Table had all the goods ready for eatin’. The BBQ pulled pork and chili beans, dogs, salads and fresh watermelon never disappoint. We were talking about maybe changing it up a bit next year, but you’ll just have to wait and see.  🙂

It’s not the number of riders that makes this ride so special to me, it’s spending time with friends, family and meeting new riders that share the same love for our awesome mountain roads.  Thank you all so much for sharing this with me.

Until next year my friends, ride safe.

Friendship Ride
http://friendshipride.com

Biker Friendly
http://bikerfriend.org

Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park
http://www.fresnoflatsmuseum.org

Man down.. but still a fun day at the track

Man down.. but still a fun day at the track

It was great to finally get Juicy out on the track. Unfortunately during the second session I missed a corner and dumped it in the dirt. The bike has a few scratches but nothing broken. I did bump my head so they wouldn’t let me back out on the track, but I understand.

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I was really starting to enjoy the bike and look forward to getting back out there a soon as I can. Thanks to Let’s Ride for putting on another great day. I’m sorry for the delay I caused the other riders. I’ve found that after riding Buttonwillow a few times now, the counter clockwise Off Ramp A-Section corner just did not jive with me. I think I’ll stick to clockwise for a while until I’m a little more familiar with the new bike.

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Despite the riding ending early for me, it was a great weekend shared with friends and family. Thanks to everyone for being so supportive and those that helped me get the bike ready for its first track day.

Let’s Ride Track Days
https://www.letsridetrackdays.com

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

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OMG, what have I done?

OMG, what have I done?
Loving the race skins, had them all off in under five minutes. Putting the fat boy RaceTech springs in the forks, reinstalled the Öhlins shock which I just had serviced and re-sprung, and just need to have the slicks swapped with the new Dunlop Q3s and then I’m finally ready for the track.

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Sunny day

Sunny Day
Ah… the bikes are enjoying the sunshine during National Clean & Organize Your Garage Day! Got everything sorted out and the bikes are happily all situated in their new spots. Tomorrow, I’m hoping get them all washed up and ready or the season. Anxious to spend more time riding both on the street and the track this year.

Who’s with me?

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