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post #1 of 11 Old 03-13-2008, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Videos from 03-08 MSR-H Trackday!!

OK, here are the vids I was able to take (with sound!).

I figured out that the MS Vista has a glitch that it does not play sound on .avi files, which is what my GoPro camera shoots in http://www.goprocamera.com/index3.htm

This first vid is from a morning session, I think, where I shot David and Jim at the beginning of the session. Jim just took off and went all out it seems (it's nice to have tire warmers). I stayed back with David to at least capture him for the first lap, then pull into hot pit to make sure the d*mn camera was working! It kept shutting off on me from the vibrations of my bike, but I exchanged it the next day, and the new one works just fine, so it looks like the cam I had this day was just a lemon.
Anyway, here's David:
[youtube]UoNhfPJo4a0[/youtube]

After shooting David, I swapped the GoPro camera to my rear mount, and waited about a minute to wait for Jim to get a little bit around the track. I timed it perfectly, so he came up behind me about 30 seconds after I got onto the track!
Here's Jim:
[youtube]SoHWQIxRjjY[/youtube]

Later in the day, I finally got a session where the camera worked again, and I was able to capture this sequence. I believe this was the 1:00, or maybe 2:00 session. You will see the Instructors fly past me about halfway into the vid. This one's about 8 minutes long, since I already got Jim and David on vid, so I just rode and did my thing. I am noticably quicker than then I was in the morning, but I can immediately notice that I'm still being somewhat reserved and cautious.

Here's me (or least my view):
[youtube]9e_yt6hNZWc[/youtube]

Now that I got a replacement camera that works, I'll hopefully get more vids to share and study. Having a video camera is an excellent way to improve your skills, as well as note where you need to improve!! I highly recommend getting one.

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-13-2008, 03:40 PM
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Interesting mound into that right hander (I think turn 5 or 6). That's got to be a little unsettling at speed.

Looking forward to seeing more vids with the new camera. Good job.

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Interesting mound into that right hander (I think turn 5 or 6). That's got to be a little unsettling at speed.

Looking forward to seeing more vids with the new camera. Good job.
Yeah, the very next turn, at the bottom is where there were 2 crashes in the first 2 laps of the 1st session. We all learned our lesson well at the beginning of the day!! In fact, seeing that (for me) made me hold back a bit, especially going into that turn... which you'll notice in my vids. I think there was one more crash down there by the time the day was over.

I need to get a track bike, since I was more concerned about damaging my 9er, than I was about crashing!! I'm looking into a SV650 as a dedicated trackbike.

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Yeah, the very next turn, at the bottom is where there were 2 crashes in the first 2 laps of the 1st session. We all learned our lesson well at the beginning of the day!! In fact, seeing that (for me) made me hold back a bit, especially going into that turn... which you'll notice in my vids. I think there was one more crash down there by the time the day was over.

I need to get a track bike, since I was more concerned about damaging my 9er, than I was about crashing!! I'm looking into a SV650 as a dedicated trackbike.
Wow Rob this is seriously some of the best videos I've seen on the track. Good job. Practice make better huh?

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Great vids Rob....

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check out speedwerks in Dover Delaware this cat can build an sv he won Daytona on 1999 sv last year.His name is steve Speedwerks.com

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check out speedwerks in Dover Delaware this cat can build an sv he won Daytona on 1999 sv last year.His name is steve Speedwerks.com
Cool. I'll check him out!

Thanks man!

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Nice vid. That's a big track "wide" how many bikes were out at a time ? Looks like you had it to your self almost. Which is much better than the track days around here like 50 bikes out at a time.

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I think there were no more than 30 bikes that day. Mybe Jim or David can confirm, but it was nice and open for the most part.

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In all 3 groups? that's great looks like you guys had a good time, good luck on getting a track bike. That's something I've been keeping my eyes open for getting a cheap cbr 600 that I can convert . Something from 05 or newer.

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It was a NOOB only day, so the only fast riders were the Instructors, plus there were quite a few Noobs who were fast in the streets, so they had no problem acclimating quickly to being fast on the track. I believe Jim raced motocross, so he was naturally fast on his Motard!

I'm looking into an SV650 because I heard they are excellent noob trackbikes, that crash well. But I've been also thinking the same as you, and maybe I should just get a cbr600, since I've always liked Honda. Either way, it needs to be a bike that I wouldn't care if I crashed it. The 919 is my "Mods" bike, and I cringe at the thought of causing any damage to it!!

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