I noticed my post count this morning, so for my 1000th post I decided to make a big thank you to everyone here, from the mods, to the riders, to amatuer comedians.
I found this site while poking around online about a year ago, looking for more info as I was trying to learn to ride w/o the MSF courses, as they were all booked up by the time I decided to buy a bike.
I started participating in the group rides and between those, and my weekly trips to/from strats, I got a lot of hours on the bike. Then with the help of others here I starting looking around into track events and within 3-4 months I had gone from never riding a street bike, to draggen foot pegs on turn 3 at Blackhawk Farms.
Another nice thing about this group is no one really gave me crap for starting out on a Ninja 250, in fact most people I met approved of that. But they also don't get down on new riders with 1000cc bikes either. Everyone seems to promote a general feeling of safety and concern, as most of the rides went along well, without major issues. If a rider went down, people where there to help, not to make fun of.
All in all, I guess I'm just taking a moment to thank everyone here for being cool, and also to let the newer guys see what they can be a part of when they hit up they rides this season.
It's sorta nice out right now, I think I'll go try out the new helmet today (I mean the fit, NOT the protection! lol)