already got this one for D due to his stellar pit crew abilityhe called me a Lycra Loser or Polyester Punk
the K7, R6, War Horse, (and a few others) all live at Thunderhill. Texas is a three day drive from there as I recall. Easier to come to ThillMaui is the K7 stored on the east coast?
I'd love to organize a track day at COTA (MotoGP track in Austin) so more folks from the East Coast could join up on a weekend.
But I suspect most who would actually ride will be on the left coast.
Of all the tracks I've ridden (not that many) T-Hill is hands down my favorite. Fernley (sp?) is second.
Turns 1 (fast LH sweeper),2 (long LH carousel),5 (the "Cyclone"), and 9 (blind RH rise). Fucking LOVE that track.
was watching some car show on a 2800 channel and they had an endurance lemons race for cars... they had some in car shots but not for long. I wanted to see them enter the kink at the end of the front straight and go up the hill. I do like it!!The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton is one of my favorites
Thill is great and just by sheer accessibility probably the best track on the west coast for me.
up the hill, turn 2 at the ridge?was watching some car show on a 2800 channel and they had an endurance lemons race for cars... they had some in car shots but not for long. I wanted to see them enter the kink at the end of the front straight and go up the hill. I do like it!!
Turn 3 is a great turn but man does it eat people up. Turn one is flat, 2 is the left up the hill that is really steep. Those are some of the most fun turns there. The schedule at the Ridge this year is really lame. Me and Dino were talking to Rob from Motofit asking him and he said that it's been a challenge to get a spot. He asked us to consider ORP but that weekend is no good for me.yes...the blind right hander. I was hoping they'd do a full lap, in car POV, but noooo... the editor wanted to tell a story with all the brief shots. Guess they didnt want to show how slow they go.
they've always had plans for a chicane on the front. Is it something other than that? Like a sweet jump going into 1?moto America to race at the Ridge in 2020. I hear changes are coming to the front straight
I heard they are going to incorporate ramps, moats & snapping salt water crocs... lawyers are working on the disclaimer releases but outside of some indemnity clauses its shovel ready.they've always had plans for a chicane on the front. Is it something other than that? Like a sweet jump going into 1?
I hope they get their schedule a little better next year. Thats one of the really fun tracks.
reminds me of the "old" turn 1 at Daytona... that wasnt even that big... and lots of grass on the outside. Figure the pace at a MA race is a couple seconds faster. I had gone up the hill with my knee on the deck hugging the right side and still managed to drift over to the left side of 3. Also Id love to see what kind of a duel turn 13 creates when "passing" is unrestricted...lolthey lost a rider earlier this year during a race I think (July?). Might be they they're rethinking some parts of the track. Turn 1 is 40' wide but also the top of 6th on my R6, doesn't feel that wide.
The only thing that is important in is being able to line up your mark for entry into #2 & 3 without killing your momentum you just created from the front straightI don't think anyone is going to ever get a knee down in turn 1 at the ridge. On a stock BWM1000rr I had hit the rev limited in 4th on the front and was well into 5th gear up through there. I would think that's in the 160+ range. Plus it's just not that much of a turn.
not sure height wise but there's some leathers hanging in my shop that are pretty big. I asked Dino, we thought they were either Siomons old leathers, or Greggs or possibly those are two answers to the the same question? Anyway, they might fit.I'm still waiting on them to harvest enough cows to make my damn leathers. What so hard to make an Orca themed set of leathers.
next year I'll haul a certain R1 up there if you like and you can try all that. I'll show you on 7 the "hot" down hill passing place that gets you hyper-mega drive going into 8. Most people don't realize 8 has an A&B to it.yeah Id have alot more confidence IF I wasnt on a borrowed bike...lol. 2 is pretty heavy trail braking & down shifting that I run to the right side to get a better view @3 going up the hill. 4 & 5 just a long straight... finding a ref point for 6 was tricky when youre approaching other riders. I stay left on 7 & V off 8 with a downshift then tip in driving towards 9 that I aim for the rumble on the left at the top then drift over to the right on the left... leaving alot of space on either side... to downshift & brake hard for 11... & clip the inside curbing...drive out to the right side then over to the left to setup for 12... for a couple gears til 13.
if you ask nicely you might be able to mail all that shit to Stites, If he can get it by Friday before he leaves to drop off the Turbo Busa.I believe the AGVs (red, silver, & white) were ones I bought as spares... they be a size 60 so they should fit Rhino (might be abit long in the arms/legs)
Yeah I got a bunch of stuff for the R1 including suspension. Probably need a day or so to get it all on and in the ball park.
Pretty sure it needs tires too but I scored a spare set of wheels here that Ill mount up some fresh rubber on and get it shipped out. Maybe later this year? I can fly out & wrench, orgainze, etc... just for pleasure if you want to give me a punch list?
I tried... there were 8 folks ahead of me off on Thurs, Fri, & Tues. Probably a karma coincidence cause I would hate to be on the left coast while under threat of a hurricane on the east.Leaving Reno shortly and headed to San Jose, then to Willows.
Looking forward to riding the War Horse again and hanging with Maui. I hope in the future more of you can make it as Jeff has forwarded an awesome opportunity with his garage all setup to ride, wrench and bench race.
Shiavo: let's do this closer to me....there'll be a lot of food, fightin' and fuckin'!!Herrins is a 2hr drive from Atlantas airport. I can probably wrangle up some more bikes depending on how many will show.
Shiavo: let's do this closer to me....there'll be a lot of food, fightin' and fuckin'!!
Stites: Awesome!! What should I wear???
Shiavo: Doesn't matter....just gonna be you and me!!!