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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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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

Ol' Yeller's last stand?Ol' Yeller's last stand?

Dunlop Race Tire Services
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Dave Moss Tuning
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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

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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 put 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

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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

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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

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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. πŸ™‚ 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

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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

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Good things come to those who wait…

Good things come to those who wait...
Well, our patience paid off, the track dried up very nicely with only a few standing water puddles that were easily avoided. Most riders had already fled leaving a small number of riders who were ready to ride. At first they opened to track up to all riders and we took off on our first lap. Unfortunately, due to a few riders not playing by the rules, we were split up into grounds that alternated every 30 minutes. As it turns out, were were able to get in three sessions which actually equated to more than half a day of track time if we were able to meet our planned intervals.

Turned out to be a great day after all. The morning rain provided some time with friends that I haven’t seen in a while and enjoy some great food that people had been cooking up at the track. Although the track season is coming to an end, I look forward to the coming year, and many more track days to come.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

Pacific Track Time
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Mr. Blue Sky

Mr. Blue Sky
“Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why, you had to hide away for so long, so long, where did we go wrong?”, oh ELO, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Well, after rain dumped down on us for most of the day, the sun started filling the sky around 2:00pm. We decided to start packing up everything else but the bikes to see if we would be able to salvage some track time before we bailed.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

Pacific Track Time
http://pacifictracktime.com

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Rain, rain, go away, please don’t ruin my track day

Rain, rain, go away, please don’t ruin my track day
Well, the weather is not doing us any favors this morning. Hoping this rain blows over soon and we can salvage the rest of the day.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
http://buttonwillowraceway.com

Pacific Track Time
http://pacifictracktime.com

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