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At the Track Some Katana's see track duty. Some owners have multiple bikes. This is the place to chat about track days.

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Old 05-21-2010, 02:31 PM   #11
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Good luck and HAVE FUN!

Please don't sheet yourself. That could be nasty in your leathers.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:40 PM   #12
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Good luck and HAVE FUN!

Please don't sheet yourself. That could be nasty in your leathers.
they're perf'd... it'll be like Play Doh string!
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:41 PM   #13
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Good luck to you KK. Do me Proud. I need to send you a patch for your leathers. I have one. Need your address again.
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:40 AM   #14
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Yesterday was all practice:


http://www.stevenszabophoto.com/Moto...75861943_LGWtz
in this corner, in another lap, my foot slipped off my peg, and i ended up off the track.... i ran through a pit of gravel (at speed) and wound up narrowly missing the end of a concrete wall, and ran into the opening of the drag strip. Was a butt-pucker moment, but I kept her up.

http://www.stevenszabophoto.com/Moto...75863300_udjWg
pic of the bike all decal'd up and such... =)

Today's the big day. First race in 5 hours, next race 3 hours after that. =D
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:28 AM   #15
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they're perf'd... it'll be like Play Doh string!
I think I just threw up in my mouf a little...
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:38 AM   #16
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Yesterday was all practice:


http://www.stevenszabophoto.com/Moto...75861943_LGWtz
in this corner, in another lap, my foot slipped off my peg, and i ended up off the track.... i ran through a pit of gravel (at speed) and wound up narrowly missing the end of a concrete wall, and ran into the opening of the drag strip. Was a butt-pucker moment, but I kept her up.

http://www.stevenszabophoto.com/Moto...75863300_udjWg
pic of the bike all decal'd up and such... =)

Today's the big day. First race in 5 hours, next race 3 hours after that. =D
Kewl pics! Good Luck
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:37 PM   #17
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so. it's done. Round 1 is complete!

Novice 1 (first race)
i was so confused on the start (never gridded before) and i apparently was looking at the wrong dude with the wrong flag, then wondering why everyone was starting, while i was sitting there in idle.... then my clutch buggered up and i couldn't shift past third down the straight (where i SHOULD be hitting redline in 6th), then i was stuck behind a really slow dude who had no lines, so i couldn't find a safe place to pass him for almost half a lap.
Anyhoo, I was 15th in that race, when all was said and done.

Novice 2
MUCH BETTER start and ended up in the heat up the pack, which was awesome... til some dude went off in corner one, and his bike shot flames at me.... but I kept going. I was using a girl as my carrot (someone to chase), and in retrospect, i should have just passed her in the hardest corner of the track and found a new carrot, 'cause i had her in every corner, but i just didn't get past her.
Much better finish, and was out of the top ten by one (i really wanted to go in at top ten). 11th place for race 2.

Such an exciting experience! And I can't wait for Round 2, which is three weeks from now. I know what I need to work on, and I'll have two nights from now until then to play on the track with.

My sponsor photographer, www.stevenszabophoto.com has put up some pics from yesterday, but I'm waiting for today's action shots to post.

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yay!

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Old 05-23-2010, 10:56 PM   #18
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Good job keeping it shiney side up, and placing so well your first race weekend. Doing that good in your first real race, with the inevitable first time jittrers is awesome.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:59 AM   #19
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Congratulations, very, very nice! Did the weather cooperate? Between now and round 2 you will replay round one in your mind a thousand times developing your newfound "racecraft".
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:57 AM   #20
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Great job. Keep up the good work love.
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