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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Condition of Blackhawk...

Well, after following all the posts in different forums, I was skeptical at best about riding on the track. All in all, no problems at all.
However, if mother nature plays a cruel joke and spawns a cloud over the course, beware. In the turns that have been resurfaced, there is transition surfacing of about one to two feet - from old to new and visa versa. This is SLICK to say the least. My first session was in the wet and regardless of whether you are on the line or not, you will begin to slip if not cautious/smooth. There was one highside at the end of the day (dry) but I am not sure whether this was caused by new transitional pavement or not.
Good day and the improvements did mesh well in the dry. I know NESBA is out there at the end of the month, wish I could join ya - have a blast everyone!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 10:36 AM
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good news!....seeing that I'll be there tomorrow
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At least it'll have another week to cure before we ride it on the 29th. Thanks for the update. I was wondering about the surface following the CCS melee.

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Thanks for the heads up. I'll be out there this weekend and was a little worried about the conditions after hearing about the CCS weekend.

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I hope it will continue to get better with time. If not, screw it all I'm quitting CCS and NESBA and just going to go ride with WERA and STT at Grattan all the time

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Funny, Grattan surface is about the worst out there. But hey, I love the blind off camber corners, the bus stop and the bowl. But hey, what about the "JUMP"? Be sure to be headed towards the inside of the next turn...

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BHF felt fine when I was there earlier this year. Seems to eat the tires up a bit more than some other tracks though. Grattan is the worst one I've ever ridden on. Time for them to redo it I think.
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BHF felt fine when I was there earlier this year. Seems to eat the tires up a bit more than some other tracks though. Grattan is the worst one I've ever ridden on. Time for them to redo it I think.
Mr. Biggy.... they repaved a few troubled spots last week and it was coming up pretty bad during the race weekend due to the heat and big mean fast guys on big mean fast bikes so it won't be the same surface you previously rode on.
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I hope it will continue to get better with time. If not, screw it all I'm quitting CCS and NESBA and just going to go ride with WERA and STT at Grattan all the time
Grattan's a blast, bumps and all. I love that it's not flat; I just wish it wasn't 7 hours away. If I had to choose between BHF and Grattan, all things being equal, I'd take Grattan. Too bad we don't race RA more than once a year.
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I just loved Grattan, and oddly enough I didn't really notice any sliding issues. Maybe cuz every time I go the weather is just about perfect.

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Grattan, is a fun layout, but come on the pavement is bad and should be replaced. The jump kind of fun after you go over it a few times to get the hang of it.

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