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I did my first track school over the weekend. And it was AMAZING! Riding on the street sucks in comparison now :) . I've never scraped my pegs before (and HARD!) or had a tire COMPELETLY full of balled up rubber, with absolutly NO trace of a chicken strip to be found on front or rear. It was such a blast and I learned so much. There was such a difference from the frst laps compared to the final laps of the weekend. If you wanna learn, the speed will come FAST! I now have my race license too, so that's cool.

We had a small race at the end of the school, and I won my division on my ZX-6R. I had to start at the back of the field too cause I alomost missed the race as I was watching the guys that ran right before us. The 6R fought through the field and took the checkered flag. Along the way, it gobbled up (amoung others) a VTR, an RC51 (2nd and 3rd placers) a gixxer 1k and 750, etc. This probably sounds like I'm being cocky, but I'm not. I'm just excited about what a great time I had and how well the bike and I were able to gel. Some people may not have wanted to push their bikes too hard.

It was a fairly technical course, 1.6 miles, the Candian Superbike series runs there (Shubenacadie, NS). I'll be back for more next year. And I guess I can now go and run during the practive sessions when the amateur races are being held - even race, but I don't think I'm brave enought to take my street bike into an actual regional race.

If any of you guys get a chance to attand a track school, go for it. You'll be a much better rider with boatloads of confidance. Just don't go crazy, a few guys did go off (including a zx-6r ;( )I ran mine with OEM plastic, and w/o any frame sliders. Probably get some for next time. Here are a couple of pics (modem users beware, huge pics!):

I'm the 3rd bike here. The instructor on the sv650 was leading me around, and we're about to pass a backmarker before the start/finish straight:


Same spot, this was once when I was running solo after the instructor waved me by:


My bike, plus my umbrella girl slacking off sitting on the pit wall ;) :


Look at this sexy beast, and the doofus leaning on it :D (Me posing in pit lane):


Catching a backmarker (F4) with the instructor watching my lines right on my heels:


A couple of the guys in my group (I'm the one at the back):
 

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Man I'm really happy for you! I attended my first motorcycle race this weekend (VERA) at Talledega,Alabama and I was so fascinated at actually seeing the guys with their knees on the ground. I have seen it plenty of times on TV but its totally different when they are right in front of you. It made me want to learn really bad, And your lucky butt gets to go do it. I'm green w/ envy now<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Ohh one more thing way to represent for the Kawi, I love to hear stories about 6R's whooping bikes such as RCV1's<img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Vito, well done on your first track session you sound well exited it's a good feeling being flat out around a track isn't it especially when your blowing every body else away!! The track looks very demanding and you did well considering the competion on a tight track.
So you need some new sliders now ( respect )

ps vito have you heard of ali G in the states because youv'e got a striking look of him.

cheers john
 

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FTP, I think you've got Vito and me mixed up :D Regardless, thanks guys. It was an amazing experience. So who is Ali G anyway?!?!
 

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He's a english comedian and is very funny and takes the piss out of anybody that moves you must no the bloke who was in the madonna video music mr Dj

john



Edited by - fuck the police on 08/29/2002 20:45:46
 

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Haha :lol I looked up a picture of him! I guess it's b/c of the skull cap I was wearing. The one I have is made by Under Armour, and it's great. A lot of athletes wear em under their football (American on British football ;) ) helmets etc. I love it, it wisks heat away, but also keep sthe helmet liner from getting wet. And It stay in when I take the helmet off, so no helmet hair to worry about :)
 
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