My Dad, Hollifield and I had another set of successful track days this past March and May. We started at Arroyo Seco on March 8. My Dad and I were down there and taking turns on the GSXR750. The track was running counter-clockwise. I enjoy both directions, but seem to find better lines going counter-clockwise. I guess it is because I have ridden that direction more often.
Sandia was on May 4. The track was running clockwise which meant that the poor little CBR F2 was going to have trouble in the front straight. The carbs need to be re-jetted, but we have not had a chance to try to work on them. I had my GSXR750 out there for the first time since Dave (the previous owner) last raced it out there.
The day went well though. Both of us have not been out there since 2006, so we started in the beginner class. Near the end of the day, after no meatball flags to send us up to intermediate, we were asked to do so. Intermediate was a much better place for us anyways. Our track friends were all there and they were riding expert. Neither of us was comfortable enough to move up to expert. We did not get any photos that day.
The next weekend we took two days at Arroyo Seco. This involved both directions. We went counter-clockwise the first day, and clockwise the second. The drive down there also proved interesting with a stop at a gas station outside of Truth or Consequences…
Both days went very well until my GSXR’s charging system went out for some reason. It was halfway through the day, and I did not want to take the bike apart to have to put it together again! I did get to take the F2 around a few times though, and that was a good time! It’s a fun bike even though it has top-end problems. It was not a race weekend. This meant the track was an open all-day session (come and go as you please). We were good about pacing ourselves though. The only downside to this was that there were only 8 to 10 bikes there. It is nice to have the track to yourself, but having traffic to negotiate or at least some faster riders to learn from can be much more fun.