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post #1 of 19 Old 04-14-2007, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Blackhawk farms

is the closest to Kenosha, Wierdsconsin. Can anyone tell me 'bout it? Looking for a sport rider 101 kind of course.

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I've been there twice. Once for SuperBike school and another for a trackday. It's nice. Compact, not a very high speed course. No idea, since I don't ride with a speedo.

Some trees overhang the track, which makes it look cool when you're doing 100+ under them, but sometimes a branch or something appears next lap around, watch for that... not a huge concern.

Overall it's a very fun, tight track. It's worth a visit.

Oh, and turn 1 doesn't have much of a run off, don't look at it when you're coming up to it or you'll do 20mph.

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Thank you good sir.

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SMALL track - almost the axact opposite of say Road America...

As Rags said it has character...

Kind of like a stripper for a girlfreind. Fun for a bit - but not a long term relationship!

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Yeah, Road America is what? 4.8miles? Blackhawk Farms Raceway is 1.95Miles

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NESBA is doing trackdays this weekend. I'm not prepared but I might swing by to watch. Can anyone speak kindly about NESBA?

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No but you should have posted this earlier and I would have gone.

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Blackhawk Farms is near Beloit?

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I've been riding with NESBA for three years, and they are a well run organization for controlled track riding. A tad more strict, and safety concious than some others, but well worth it for trackdays. They have an intro course that costs nothing and you don't need leathers. Only two pair of jeans, riding jacket, gloves, helmet, and boots IIRC.

I'll give 'em my two thumbs up.

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Blackhawk Farms is near Beloit?
It's in Beloit... sorta.


Turn 1 seems sharper than that to me. Anyone else?

Mmmm, 3D, 4 and 5... so fun.

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Sorry rag. The wiffer wants to go shopping in Rockford and it seemed like a good time to get one more ride in before I hit the road on tuesday. Plus, the 9'er went to the shop for a new rear, chain cleaning and an earl change.

That's good to hear Ridge. If I get my feces compacted, mebbe I can go next summer.

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Can anyone speak kindly about NESBA?
I've been riding with NESBA 2 years and they are good folk. well organized and they do actually enforce the rules. At one time they were letting the groups get a little too large in number, but this year, out here anyway, they've started limiting each group to 30 people. I've never done their classroom so i can't speak for that.

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Definitely going tomorrow. i just don't know what time exactly. I will in the am though. gotta swing by my bike shop and argue about the bill first.

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I got there late in the afternoon and only watched about 3 sessions.

wow do I feel small.

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I got there late in the afternoon and only watched about 3 sessions.

wow do I feel small.
Don't sweat it. You've got the likes of Midwest, Rags, and H_Ryder on here. Compared to them, ever man is a John Holmes!

So, what did you think about the seesions you saw?

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NEATOBANDITOFAROUTWOW !!!!!!! It's a must do for 08. There was an asphalt niner looking respectable. He's a twister too, but couldn't remember his moniker here. It was also fun to see the chainsaw two strokes buzzin it up.

I half expected to see some shenanigans, at least verbal ones. It was very quiet and very serious. Didn't talk to many folks but those I did had more good things to say about nesba. Mostly they're serious about safety and that nesba decides when you're ready to move to the next level. It's nice to know there are folks combating the goofball streeters by doing it the right way.

In short, I'm sold.

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Hey Rag, is turn six the only entrance to the joint ? It's got a great viewpoint but could use some shade over the bleachers.

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Lemonhead, it was good to see you at Blackhawk this weekend w/ the wife.

The 919 is great on the track, but you definitely start seeing its limitations as the speeds increase and lean angles intensify. That said, its still just about the best compromise you can find for long distance, street, and track riding. Though a higher revving motor, more adjustable suspension, and more wind protection options would make it more fun on the track

Hopefully I'll see you out there next spring, Lemonhead.

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Lookin forward to it !!!


And BIG UPS to you for advancing to intermediate level !
It's always nice to get a feather in the cap. Stay tuned to the twister.
There's a niner stormcloud starting to build for 08 !

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