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.

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Buttonwillow Raceway Park
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Calm before the storm

Calm before the storm
Looking at a lot of rain and possibly snow coming in tomorrow, so we decided to make a quick run out for some good eats. Was surprised to see so much water in Kerckhoff Lake.

Tollhouse Market & Grill
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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
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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
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Pacific Track Time
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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
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Pacific Track Time
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All packed up and ready to go

All packed up and ready to go
Can’t believe we got everything in there. Leaving for the track tonight, can’t wait to get there, unpack and get the BBQ going.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park
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Pacific Track Time
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Right on track!

Right on track
All prepped and ready for the track. It’s been five long years since the last time I did a track day, and I’m really looking forward to getting back out there and let Ol’ Yeller run free. This old dog still has some new tricks!

Thanks again to Alan at True Value Homecenter for hooking me up again with the last bit of parts I needed before the big day.

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Sounds of speed!

Sounds of speed
I had all three bikes recorded for a video short called “The Sounds of Speed”. Patrick Swisher has been recording all sorts of bikes during the past months, and he’s still interested in recording more. If you want your bike recorded, let me know and I’ll get you in touch with Patrick. He’s looking for all sorts of bikes so hurry up and don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity!

Patrick’s YouTube Site:
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Seems like old times

Seems like old times
I needed to scrub in the new tires, so I took Ol’ Yeller out to some of its old stomping grounds. I can’t help but think, if it could smile, it would be from ear to ear. Can’t believe it’s been 17 years and 72,000+ miles since I brought it home. Many great adventures so far during our time together and hoping for many more to come.

Just finishing things up

Just finishing things up

New suspension and new shoes… It doesn’t get much better than that!

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