Whew! Long day. Got wayyyy faster by the end of the day. Got a good couple vids, will upload later. Best thing about barber is 45' wide track so there's plenty room to pass in the turns. What an awesome day! I dont remember that many ppl ever being at any of the Barber trackdays I did back in 08-09, it was a sold out weekend. Traffic overload. Plenty passing potential tho. My buddy who has never been on track before came with me and had a blast. I rode in Novice again so as to ride with him, but from here on out, I'll be riding in Intermediate. I'd like to get in Advance group, but that requires removal of center stand and I really don't want to do that. The rule is to avoid clearance issues, but the NC center stand will never rub. Maybe I can get a special exception.
Regardless, I got more familiar with the track and gear selection per turn and got way smoother. Was certainly intimidated early in the day, as Barber is a fast *** technical track, but I settled in well. Can't wait to go back.
There's one more track weekend at Tally next weekend and another Thanksgiving weekend, gonna try to make one day per each as long as the weather cooperates.
Barber got repaved with fresh asphalt a few months ago. So weird riding much harder and faster than Tally and having very little tire wear, but saves me money! Also the added preload definitely made a big difference in feel through the turns.
And how about getting home and unloaded, sticking your last bottled beer in your jacket pocket, shutting the garage door and knocking the dang thing out of your pocket......yeah.
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