Whew! That’s all I have to say
I was signed up for the intro sessions at Putnam. Packed up and headed out on Friday night and thought we were camping out at Putnam to set up in the morning. Hmm nope, I did some homework before leaving and realized their website said no camping. A big thank you goes out to Brian (Wink) for advising us where to camp and I wouldn't have been able to do this if Brian (Wink) didn't let me borrow Tina's leathers
I had been to a NESBA track day before so I kinda knew what to expect being a beginner. The beginner class session was informative yet entertaining. Fred and Marshall are good speakers and get their points across. Really, really good information here, it pays to go to their meetings.
I did the 2 into sessions and decided I wanted to ride for the entire day (and Sunday)! While on the track you need to be aware of so many things all at once. I found this hard to do! You need to be aware of all the bikes around you, what lines to take, the apex, flag stations, color of the flags, shifting, steering, braking, throttle, etc., just to name a few! Looking far ahead is also very important! That way you can see where you need to set yourself up to hit the right line and apex. I was intimidated by this, at first. I had to keep telling myself that everyone on the track has gone through the same thing that I was going through. It’s a learned skill and you will get better as the day goes on.
When I did have a CR run with me they did critique my riding and told me where I needed to improve. I found this very helpful, I listened and I think I was better the 2nd day.
Overall it was an awesome experience and it lived up to expectations. Everyone with NESBA was nice and friendly. The CR instructors were patient and eager to teach. I want to thank the CR instructors that helped me on the track: Steve, Chris, Marshall and Nicole they helped to make this a great learning experience.
In retrospect, I had an awesome 2 days. The track is a pulling force and I want to go back!!!
Good times, good people….everyone that stopped by our tent over the weekend thank you for all your support
Thank you Cheyenne for being my pit bitch
and way to go Cheyenne getting bumped to “I”
Thanks Hunny for taking pictures!
Psst......Drama I'll keep the secrets that were told around our citronella camp fire