Okay man you guys are demanding.
First of all Kruz that left hand if you are talking about the long one I think turn 8, that is cool. You can just plant your knee just after entry and ride on it all the way through
Huge turn out, the I group was just packed to the gills, the even wound up dropping some people back to the B group and moved some people up to the A group just to try out get things spread out.
Most of the day it was like a traing going around so the control rider I was following would hold us up on the first part of the straigh to give some space then accelerate to hit turn 1 at speed.
Great classroom instruction and huge amounts of feedback, and even drills then deffinitely made an obvious difference in my riding. Felt much more relaxed and comfortable riding on my knee through turns then I ever did before without even touching them down. The pegs on the katana tend to drag a little too much but I hang off pretty far and they don't seem to unsettle the bike so I'm not too worried about it, besides I have plenty of learning to do in other areas still like shifiting choosing brake markers, reference points, a million more things to learn but this was definitely the biggest step in the right direction.
The track well the track simply ROCKS!! Makes you realize exactly how crappy BHF really is. A lot faster, although we never got to run a full lap at speed due to getting caught in the Rush hour traffic out there. Easily 100 people betwen the three groups.
Other than that what can I say? Well besides THE VIDEO WILL BE UP SOON! Since pictures didn't capture the knee dragging I'll have to show the video so everyone can believe it can be done on a Katana.
Oh and Ernie Karen was only doing video since we don't have a camera good enough to take High Speed pictures she doesn't bother. Those were from two photographers that were there. There is one more but she doesn't have her pictures posted yet. I'm hoping when she does there is a good one in there of me kneedragging, if not then I'll just have to make sure my next track day is one when JACK THE MAN is going to be there. Looking at these pictures which were cheaper but show the huge difference his experience makes, he KNOWS where to be and how to get the pictures you want, these people just kind of point and shoot and you get OK pictures.
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That's about it, that I can think of. Still pumped up over the day, it was fantastic.