Join Date: Sep 2004
Years Riding: all of them
How you found us: a real person
No worries Mike! I'm glad you got to have a few good laps around that track. What a bad ass track it is!!!
For Anyone interested, Mid Ohio is like Grattan on Crack! With no Bumps! That track is as smooth as glass with the new pave. Awesome decreasing raduus turns, off and on camber blind turns up and down hill. VERY VERY TECHINICAL! It took me about 10 laps to remember what was behind what hill, but once I could remember what was coming while I'm dragging my knee at 80 MPH I was able to turn some good laps. My best was a 1:44. I was told thats pretty decent for a first timer at Mid Ohio.
After lunch the rain came so I slapped the rain tires on and proceeded to push and slide my way around a soaking wet track. Fun times! I definitely know the limit of my bike in the rain. One near lowside and I was able to pull mayself back up without concrete surfing. I think I turned more laps in the rain than in the dry.
We didn't ride Yesterday, got back at a decent hour, slept all afternoon, then caught a good fireworks show in Mokena. Fun weekend.
Maynard, how much rain did you hit on the ride back? You're a trooper brotha!
"I pity the poor people who don't ride motorcycles"
-Malcolm Smith, champion motorcycle racer