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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-05-2008, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Windy track Days

Hey everyone looks like this weekend at BH is gonna be windy on Saturday. Any tips from the more experienced track riders who know how bad BH will be on a windy day? Do the trees around it do a good job of blocking the wind, or will it be crazy windy? Looks like winds of mid to high 20's on Saturday.

Anything I should change on my riding? I've only had perfect weather on track days. I'm wondering how hard it is to run those speeds with the wind blowing. I know on the street it of course changes your lines sometimes without you wanting it to.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cool thanks guys. Can't wait to get outta work I'm ready to go!
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Just hang on and be aware. At Putnam this year a big gust of wind hit my bike as I was hanging off, coming out of T4. Stodd the bike up and pinnd the throttle just as the wind hit; for a second I thought I was going to get blown right off the bike LOL

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Make sure you bring enough weight to put on the legs of your easy-up and/or a stake kit. You dont want to be the guy that shuts down the track because your easy-up decides to take a trip to the bus stop.

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Make sure you bring enough weight to put on the legs of your easy-up and/or a stake kit. You dont want to be the guy that shuts down the track because your easy-up decides to take a trip to the bus stop.
Yes that would definately suck. I always attach my coolers and gas cans and toolboxes to it to keep it down.
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