Category Archives: Track

Man down!

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.

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.

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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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.

Ol’ Yeller’s last stand?

Ol' Yeller's last stand?

Wow, what a great day. Temps were HOT, but on the track everything was cool. I had a little hiccup after the first session as I noticed my back tire was going flat. Took the bike over to Jason at Dunlop Race Tire Services but unfortunately he didn’t have a tire to fit my aging 18 year old bike. While I was contemplating my options of calling it a day, or making the drive to Bakersfield to pick up a new tire and try to salvage the rest of the day, Jason came through and somehow found a replacement tire for Ol’ Yeller. It was even the same make and model tire that had gone flat. Thankfully, the rest of the day went smoothly and without any more drama and it was fun enjoying the track with good friends and family. Thank you Jason, you really saved the day!

Dave Moss had Ol’ Yeller dialed in and after a few sessions had me glued to the track. If you haven’t use his service at the track, I highly suggest spending the $40 full a full day of adjustments. Dave has incredible knowledge and won’t make you feel like an idiot when you ask him stupid questions. 🙂

I’m thinking I may have to retire Ol’ Yeller from future track days as I think maybe it’s time to bring out a more modern bike even though the Repsol is over 11 years old. 🙂

Let’s Ride Track Days runs a great event and I’m looking forward to our next track day together.

Dunlop Race Tire Services
http://dunlopracing.com

Dave Moss Tuning
http://feelthetrack.com

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

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

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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

End to a great day at the track

End to a great day at the track
As the afternoon temperatures started to drop, we decided to call it a day. This was my third track day, and it was a pretty good day. Let’s Ride Track Days puts on a great event, and since it was the last track day of the year, they followed up with a great BBQ. Not sure how many days I’ll get in next year, but I’m looking forward to visiting Buttonwillow Raceway Park as well as some of the other tracks that California has to offer.

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

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

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

Warm enough to have fun

Warm enough to have funAlthough the cold temperatures kept down the pace, the track configuration opened up a long back straight, utilizing all six gears and speeds of 150+ MPH which made for a very interesting day. It was a little difficult telling yourself to take it easy on a coarse you usually take much faster but the last thing I wanted to do was throw Ol’ Yeller to the ground.

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

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

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

Baby it’s cold outside

Baby it's cold outside
As we headed to the rider’s meeting, fog rolled in pretty think. Thankfully, after the meeting the fog started to lift and we waited patiently in Randy’s tent until they opened up the track. Yes, Randy brought the HEAT!!!!!

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

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

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

Up early, let’s do this!

Up early, let's do this!
Woke up early, and started our day. Randy got there soon with warm coffee. He enjoyed a nice warm evening at home the night before. 🙂 We quickly set up the additional tent and got the bikes ready to inspection.

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

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

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

Last track day of 2015

Last track day of 2015
We have arrived… We quickly got everything unloaded, and Alan got started on the BBQ. I’m not going to kid you, it was a cold night. I found that December isn’t the best month to be camping out at the track. While Alan got comfy in the lush front portion of the van, I did my best to stay warm in the back, after the generator ran out of juice at some time in the night.

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

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

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

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