I've ridden for a long time and spent a lot of time carving up the great canyons here in SoCal. I'd say my riding level (in the canyons) is well above average given the results of some friendly jaunts through latigo, flores and Mulholland. The canyons were great fun, but a totally uncontrolled environemnt which is very dangerous as I learned the hard way earlier this year.
This spurred me into track riding and After reading a great thread started by hillcountry10r
" Thinking about a track day...READ THIS!"
I went ahead and signed up for the FastTrackRiders Sept 29th California Speedway AMA track day.
As far as gear, I have all the important stuff from my days carving canyons and most of the gear is track not street gear so I am all set on that front. Looking at the list in hillcountry10R post I have most of everything I need except some personal advice on how to approach the day.
A few questions:
Track Surface at California Speedway? - When I went to laguna seca for MotoGP this year the track surface was extremely slippery and not as smooth as I would imagine a race track should be. In fact I'd say that the canyon roads I ride had more grip than the track at Laguna. How does the speedway compare in terms of smoothness (bumbs, cracks, etc) and traction?
FastTrackRiders? - Has anyone ridden with this track day Org before? I have read several good reports but am curious what you all think? Also how do they handle 1st timers? They had me sign up for "Novice Riders School" and I am left wondering if anyone has gone through there "school" what your opinions are of it.
Gas? - does anyone have a preference on how they take their gas with them to the track day? I am going with 2 buddies and we will need a bunch of gas I am thinking.