I never like waking up early in the morning and going to Sears Point (Infineon) Raceway means I’m up at 4:30am on Friday. Ugh. Eric and I climbed into the truck and headed out on the road and got to the track just before 7am. We had plenty of time to unload the truck, hit registration and riders meeting and get a new rear tire from Chris at CT Racing/Pirelli. Continue reading
After my first ever race weekend I was hoping to write about the race experience- the adrenaline coursing through my veins just as the green flag drops, the rush as we go through turn 1 and up the hill into turn 2 on the first lap, the passes for position and the inevitable success or failure at the end. What kind of start would I get? How much would my inexperience at Sears Point affect my riding? Would the red mist push me to the edge or over it?
Instead, this post is about people. Old friends and new ones who bent over backwards and relentlessly worked for 3 days to get me out on track and be able to race. Continue reading
So I just got back from doing AFM’s New Racer School with Pacific Track Time. It was a beautiful day, and I didn’t have any problem passing the written test or on track evaluation. I have to say that when I started riding motorcycles almost 8 years ago I never thought I’d actually start racing them! Big thanks to my buddies Eric and Gerald for helping me start riding and giving me so many pointers over the years.
Actually I’m a little surprised just how quickly I’ve not only gotten back up to speed from last year, but also have improved- dropping 3 seconds/lap from my best last year. No doubt I have Jason Pridmore of STAR School to thank for that. Continue reading
I just got back from spending two days at Buttonwillow Raceway which is located about 125 miles north of LA off highway 5. The plan was to take my new-to-me SV650 racebike out on the track and get the suspension dialed and gremlins worked out in so I can do STAR School later in the month without having to worry about it during the school. Continue reading