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post #1 of 8 Old 08-02-2006, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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This past weekend I was at Grattan Raceway in Michigan doing a double header LED trackday. LED trackdays mean there are only 2 classes, Intermediate and Advanced. You get half an hour sessions which means A LOT of track time which is what I got this weekend (except for Sunday afternoon when it rained/stormed).

Saturday morning, went out for my first session and this was also my first time on the track ever. There are 10 blind corners out of 12, long straight away and a hump that if you go fast enough, you catch air time! Now the track has its bumps and is patchy but in comparison to the local track that I usually go to, it was a lot better. Anyway, first session out, I had no idea where the hell I was going and fortunately enough for me, an instructor passed me and I followed his lines. Ended up staying out the whole session not because I wanted to but I had no idea where the hell to get off the track! So it was kinda good that I didn't know where to exit cause it forced me to stay on the track and learn it.

I also lost the bracket/hanger on my exhaust Saturday. From my accident last year on my track bike, the exhaust bracket finally gave up Saturday and I had to wire it up. One of the corner marshals noticed it and they told me when I got off the track. Wired it up and went back out and of course that didn't last long so I had to "McGyver" a bracket which was fine for the rest of the weekend. I was known by the corner marshals as the "quickie chickie with the loose exhaust"!

By Sunday morning I was completely comfortable with the track and was picking up speed now. This is when I really started to enjoy the track even more but by lunch, we had a bad rain storm hit us and didn't make it back out on the track till after 3:30 when the track dried up some what. Watched a couple of guys on rain tires go around the track, one of them even pulled a wheelie going down the straight, it was our entertainment in the rain!

awarble even made it down for a visit with his friends. Unfortunately he came in the rain and only got to stand in the garage staring at bikes and watching videos from the day before!

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Sounds like a fun experience! Thanks for sharing, Sporty.

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It's always nice to hear about track day experiences. Thanks 'qc with the le'

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That's great Sporty, glad you had a good time. Any pictures?

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I've got pics, just have to load them on my laptop at some time..........

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Your almost to Wisconsin and I dont get a call... message... or nothing?

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