So I'm officially one week out from doing my first race. Its been on my mind for quite some time, but now its really starting to come to light!! This winter I have been working really hard to get to this position. I haven't missed a single day in the gym for about 3 months now, I've been working on the bike to get it ready, and making lots of Jerky and BBQ to handle the $$$ of everything. Basically everything I've been doing this winter has revolved around getting to this point. Its cool because honestly, its been quite a while (years even) since I have been this focused on a goal. Now that the time has come it feels pretty good that I haven't strayed from that goal.
First off, I have not set my expectations too high for the coming weekend. I want to go out there and be safe, have fun, not crash, and not come in last. I by no means have any thoughts of going out there and winning, but I want to make the best of my first race experience. In a way, I'm a bit freaked out. All the track time I've done has been on a basically stock 600rr. Besides having the full exhaust, the bike is stock. Now I'm going to be going out on a basically new bike. Everything has been done on it this winter. Complete suspension rebuild, front and rear, stock trim removed and replaced by race plastics, ohlins steering damper added, ride height set, 190/55 rear tire instead of 180, etc etc etc. On top of all that, I will be racing at a track I have never ridden. I'm fine with all this, but its definitely on my mind. The bike should feel great though. I'm sure all the stuff I've mentioned will do nothing but improve my feel and confidence.
Sorry for the long write up, my mind is just going 150mph right now with the anticipation of all this, and writing about it I guess helps me cope a bit
any comments, advice, etc is welcomed.