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Discussion in 'On the Road' started by WD4IGX, May 10, 2017.

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  1. KI6UJH

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    I ride a R1200GS, and I am planning to bring my ic-7100 portable. I haven't yet, but have been operating portable, and the next step is to take it along on a ride. I will probably wait until the Spring after the Sierra passes reopen.
     
  2. KJ4PUK

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    I ride but never thought of adding a radio to the bike. I could I have a Harley Ele Glide Ultra Classic I could hide one in the baggage and mount a remote head on the handle bars. Ill have to think about it.
     
  3. KK4YWN

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    here i'm riding my minibike with my favorite millennial. no radios. i don't think he could handle the banter. PRE_CMP-20181006161642-2434.jpg
     
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  4. K4EI

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    Nice pic, Ash! What track is that? And what is that you're riding?
     
  5. KK4YWN

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    Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw SC. Bike is a '13 Yamaha FZ07. Credit to Raul it highside photo. Really great guy- one of the best.
     
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  6. K4EI

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    I've run most the tracks in the east, but never Carolina Motorsports. Barber is the other one I'd like to try.

    Your pal Raul did good. Alas, back when I was doing track days there wasn't much in the way of decent photography. Here's a pretty crappy pic my wife took of me coming through Oak Tree on the South Course at VIR. I'm the gangly fellow on the Suzuki SV650 in the rear.

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  7. KK4YWN

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    CMP is a tire shredder- lots of grip. Has a decent rhythm but I like VIR north best (of the tracks i've ridden). I'm riding with a group called PRE in 2019- the whole season :D I just turned 48 so I'm cramming in as much track time as I can.

    Your wife got a great pic considering the distance/limitations. The trackday photogs have really good track access.
     
  8. K4EI

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    Mid-Ohio is probably my favorite track. With Road Atlanta a close second (especially the old course, with Gravity Cavity, before they changed it). Watkins Glen is a nice, technical track, too... except that it's deadly for bikes because it's lined with Armco (the one weekend I ran it - in the rain - we had two guys medi-vac'd out).

    VIR North is a fine course. Except for the one time I went balling the jack down the hill towards Hog Pen, only to find a ground hog sitting up square in the middle of the track. Pucker moment!
     
  9. K1IGS

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    An industry friend of mine nearby keeps trying to get me to do a track day on my bike. Sure sounds like a lot of fun - never really learned the "correct" way to ride around a track.
     
  10. K4EI

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    Riding a track at speed is probably the most euphoric thing I've ever felt, Matt. It will take you to a special place, where few venture.

    But beware that it's powerfully addictive. I've long described it as a legal drug. It can quickly become very, very expensive (starting with tires... lots of tires).

    That all said, by all means give it a go. For a newcomer to closed courses I'd recommend a track school rather than a conventional "track day," (noting that many track day organizations provide some level of instruction to beginning track riders... but the quality of that instruction varies widely).

    http://www.jeffreyhughes.net/motorcycling/sport_rider_articles/the_most_honest_place_i_know.html
     

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