Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove IL
Location: Elk Grove IL
Sportbike: '03 Gsxr 1000, '04 Zuma,07 GSXR 600 trackbike
Years Riding: june 2007, since new,july '10
How you found us: friend
Great time yesterday, BHF is quickly becoming my favorite track.
The morning started out with a very damp green track from all of the heavy fog over night and in the morning, it really only affected sessions 1 and 2 for me though, be session 3 the line had dried up for the most part and the pace was coming up. I ran the morning sessions in novice and found my self either passing people constantly or being stuck behind the large group having only 1 person I had trouble passing simply because I never knew where he was going on corner exit. I spent these sessions concentrating on shifting ahd had a few botched shifts, including a flase neutral going into 6 and the bike slipping out of gear going down the frotn straight after an upshift. Im hoping this was just rider error and not an indication of a transmission problem. Ill be doing an oil change adn running the oil through a screen and cutting the filter open to see if theres any metal in there(I sure hope not).
Before the last morning session I spoke with one ofthe CRs (Trevor) to get evaluated for a bump into I, we went out for the last session before lunch and he kept an eye on me. I met up with trevor after lunch and both he and another CR (Mike I think... pink gixxer) though my lines were consistent enough to move up. I spent 1 more session in N because the I group went out while I was still running around getting the new sticker.
My first session in I was shakier than I had hoped and during the first 2 laps my nerves had me executing corners poorly. I took a few deeop breaths and got back into it after that and concentrated on being smooth rather than necessarily going faster. Things felt much better after I got myself collected mentally and the lap times came down accordingly. I still do not open the bike up on the straights as I kind of get scared above about 130 on teh front straight, I really dont want to go in too hot and blow the corner cause I couldnt get it slowed down in time.
I had a best lap time of 1:27:01 even with limiting my speeds to about 120 max.
CCS AM #31