What are you nuts????? No way is my fat lady going on the track- if I fell it would crush me. Trust me- it's tried it before.
Over Labor Day weekend, I took my R1150R on the Poconos Raceway FUSA track and had a great time with her. That's right NASCAR fans- THAT Poconos Raceway.
Of course, the R sucked on track but it was powered just right so that I could maneuver through the turns as I learned about taking apexes and body positioning. I had a great time and learned how to better use my body to lean the bike into turns. I was bitten by
the Track Bug.
When I got home, I knew I needed a track bike. A few days later, I traded my rough and tumble R1150R for a super clean Yamaha FZ1. BIG DIFFERENCE!!! Last weekend, here is a pic of me going 153 on the New York Safety Track.
Crappy pic I know.
NY Safety Track
Sure, the bike flies through the straights but I 'm still learning through the twisties. I averaged in the mid70-80s all day long. My last run of the day was really smooth and effortless! Of course, my legs were killing me all day on Monday. A real race suit is on order for my fat ass.
I was hoping to get to SMR next week but instead I'm heading down to Summit Point for another track day. I'm in training to keep up with Brett on the Cherohola in April.
If you haven't done a track day- get to one. Not to go fast but to better understand how to control your bike better. As the coaches tell you, speed only comes from doing all the little things right. Anyone can crack open the throttle, carrying speed through a turn is where the fun begins!