I had a fantastic weekend as well. I was out for Saturday and Sunday and pitted next to Jim Meigs. I met Germany for the first time, spent some time on the track with iamnotgreg, talked to JRSMAIL, met gkotlin (thanks again for the numbers. 33 is my wife's lucky number and she LOVES that it's on my bike. more on that later. no pics. perverts.
), met new member (and new track addict) Aceboympk, met Nolan, got to watch Kim ride, watched eeJeremy ride (lots of really fast riders in A. I learn just by watching you guys run through 4 and 5. The drive some of you get as you exit 5 is amazing).
I was one of the cold tires, cold brain boo boos Kim mentioned on Saturday. Brand spanking new Pirellis, still a little oily from the shop. Cold tires, cold track, and cold, sleep deprived brain equals a slow speed low side on the out lap in turn 1. Sliding to a stop on my fat ass in the middle of the track as bikes go around me was an interesting moment of my life and one of the first people I noticed after I stopped sliding was a photographer with a camera pointed at me so I'm sure theres a good pic. And, I busted a brake line. A few minutes with Turn One and I was back on the track (thanks fellas).
After I got the tires scrubbed in and warmed up, I had a great weekend on the track. I've never ridden with Nesba before and the structure of I was great. I like that I'm passing people and I like that I'm getting passed. It's fun to chase the guys that are faster than me and learn from them. I even had a few guys out there that were pretty even with me and we spent several sessions just passing each other. I even had a couple of fairly close passes on the inside by some of the very fast I riders (I know, against the rules, but it was good experience for me). I don't think they were intentionally passing me on the inside. They just beat me to the corner and had little other choice. Anyway, I'm getting faster and better every time I'm on the track and I'm getting lower with better form. I wish I could ride track days every week.
The chili cookoff was great. I think I tried 17 or 18 of the choices before I couldn't eat any more. There was some really good chili there! I will admit that I, too, was soundly asleep by about 9pm. I'm old and fat. Deal with it.
That's all I can think of for now and I should get back to work....