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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 tacks 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 up 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

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.

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

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?

Track day anyone?

Track day anyone?

Well, Ol’ Yeller is officially retired.  Just added a new bike to the stable, a 2005 Suzuki GSX-R750.  This thing is set up for the track, with more gadgets and gizmos that I know what to do with.  It’s light, fast and is going to take a while to get used to but I can’t wait to get this thing out on the track and see what we can do together.

Back to the track!

Back to the track!
I can’t believe it’s been nearly eight months since my last track day. Can’t wait to get out there again and take some corners with some good friends. Ol’ Yeller is ready and willing and I’m looking forward to getting the old dog back on the track.

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

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

#RaceTech #PenskeRacingShocks #BridgestoneTires #DrivenRacing #D.I.D.MotorcycleChains #MaximaRacingOils

Are you ready?

Are you ready?
Only two days before Friendship Ride 2016. Get the bikes out, clean ’em up, and let’s roll. The smoke from neighboring fires is pretty low this year and the temps should be great for another awesome ride. BBQ to follow as usual. Hoping to see you all on Saturday!

Friendship Ride
http://friendshipride.com

Biker Friendly
http://bikerfriend.org

Let the fun begin!

Let the fun begin!
Yeah I know, I’m such a slacker… but I finally got the new shoes mounted. The Repsol has been begging for a ride, seems its time is near. Let the fun begin!

Moto Mummy
http://www.motomummy.com

Bridgestone Tires
http://www.bridgestone.com

Mission complete!

Mission complete!
What a great day! Weather was great, roads were pretty clear and my Kobe burger was excellent. We met at Oakbucks, hung out a little longer than we should have. Got to Sonora at the busy lunch hour, but we found some seats at the bar. The road back was a bit sketchy after the sun heated up all the tar snakes that caltrans had left on the Little Dragon. For the first time since I can remember, I slipped on numerous patches sometimes sending me way off line. I simple reduction in throttle and much more concentration on my lines proved enough to enjoy the rest of our travels. Another great day with good friends.

The Diamondback Grill
http://thediamondbackgrill.com

All cleaned up and ready to ride

All cleaned up and ready to ride
I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve taken Ol’ Yeller out for a street ride. My tummy’s been rumbling for some sweet Kobe beef so tomorrow it’s off to one of our favorite destinations, The Diamondback Grill in Sonora, CA.  The bike has a couple track days under its belt so a bath was certainly on order. All washed up and a quick system check has proven that this old dog is clean and running better than ever. Looking forward to spending some time with my old friend on some of our favorite roads. Now, get out and ride.

The Diamondback Grill
http://thediamondbackgrill.com

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