OK... now that my belly is full of delicious goodness.....ahhhhhhhhh yesss.
So, on Wednesday I left my bike at the track after the killer party at ACC because I knew I would ride it in the AM. I set it up for track while we were hanging out with the crowd at ACC the night before.... wrapped it up safe and sweet in Mouse's trailer.
Thursday, arrive at track. .... no trailer keys. DOH!!!!!!!!!!!
Mouse had to drive home and back in morning rush hour to get the keys.
Smooth move, Ace!
He made it back in time JUST before I had to go out for my first session. WHEW... close one.
The morning continued with surprises as Nick called me to the Staff meeting. He threw my name on the list for Novice coaching without barely looking up from his line up sheet he was writing on... "So, um, Terra, ... you're gonna coach Novice, and um.... next we will have..."
Travis just looked at me and started laughing. I was happy to help the STT team, and I had a great time riding with my first formal three students on the track. All whom have never been on track before, including Bio Nuke. I had a blast riding with him, he did very well, took to all of the drills immediately, and increased his speed. We had a lot of sessions with open track for Novice today due to the SUPER AWESOME attendance limit, but getting towards the last session of the day he was heated and felt it... so he followed me around and actually ran his fastest session without realizing it. Good job, dude. You rocked it! I had a first time female track rider also and she gave me a hug and thanked me at the end of the day... that made me --->
. She will be back again to ride track and her boyfriend is going to be signing up with her as well.
The HEAT WAS KAARAZZZZAHY!!! Man... by the third session I had to start soaking my head with water and actually went in the showers with my leathers partially pulled down and ran ice cold water over the top half of my body for 10 minutes to get my body temp down. Im glad I did, because after that I felt awesome. I don't think I would have pleasantly made it following that. We had minimal breeze and temps at 100, no idea how hot that track was, but I tell you what, the blacktop wasn't anything to be reckoned with. I can't imagine how hot those guys were that were running Advanced. Its a mega workout on a regular day, let alone today. Most people didn't make it to the last two sessions of the day due to heat exhaustion. I was happy to see people who were level-headed about their safety.
Mandy and her munchkin came out and served up our lunch like a pro as usual... OMG the smoker has done this woman gooooood. Delicious! YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY...Unfortunately I am sad to report that my surprise lemon bars that she stored away for me lost their life in the cooler as everything melted before I discovered them in there. RIP Lemon Bars.
You were so tasty and delicous... I will never forget you.
Random side note: Hey K3, nice skibbies, bud!
Random note 2: Tea, I like how you "verify" that people are in the right seat position on the hang off drill.
Following track today a group of us headed up to Jameson's for food (I never knew they had food there!
) It was tasty. It was fun chatting with Dave about the old school races etc, and we met a new girl rider also that is friends with Pilot Jason.
She will probably be joining up here soon to get to know some of the girls.
I really enjoyed spending time with everyone today.
All in all a great day.