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Old 09-08-2017, 11:27 PM   #1
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Smile Vacation!

Next week Dustin and I are embarking on our track filled vacation. We are starting the week at Willow Springs Streets of Willow and then immediately after packing up driving to northern California for Thunder Hill East for the next two days.

We are bringing all three bikes in the event of a crash; CBR600RR, 1199 Panigale, and the RSV4. My short list of chores to make sure the bikes are track worthy are...

• Clean the chain
• Check chain slack
• Wash exterior of bike
• Clean wheels and check that wheel weights are secured
• Check oil level add more if necessary
• Trickle charge battery
• Check suspension settings to establish baseline


Do you have any suggestions for surviving three days at the track and not forgetting hours of road tripping in-between? Things to consider, supplies to bring, any insights the SocalSprtBike community may pass along I am all for hearing your thoughts.

We have a week left to prepare
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Old 09-09-2017, 12:26 AM   #2
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Don't forget the bike's ignition keys (unless you deleted the circuit) 🤡 Don't be that dummy !!
Bring Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Hydrating salts, and Monkey powder 🐒.
Drink fluids till you have to pee after each session (stay hydrated). Stretch before each session.
You will feel spent by the third day, so reduce your pace accordingly. Better to check yourself than wreck yourself 😏

Good Luck
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One persistent mistake I see riders make when trying to ride faster: Using too much lean, too late in the corner, well after the apex of a turn. This is precisely where you want to be on the gas not increasing lean. Remedy: use reference points for tip in and use a strong countersteer input to quickly flick the bike to max lean at tip in
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The Holiday Inn up in Willows is pretty good.

The only game in town for food that's worth a darn is a Mexican restaurant. Can't miss it

There's a Walmart in Willows if you forget anything

The drive up to there is a pain.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:56 AM   #4
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Don't forget the awesome power of baby wipes, un scented, and stored in your ice bucket. Quite nice for the moment your helmet comes off

In the car, take grocery plastic bags with you to serve as trash containers to keep from getting your truck cluttered.

Ziplock bags are useful for tons of things.

Enjoy TH East. It's more fun to do the whole 5+ miles if not a bit overwhelming.
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Have you done Laguna yet?
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:07 AM   #6
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Have you done Laguna yet?
Not yet, probably next year.
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:01 PM   #7
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I'm so jealous! Sounds like my type of vacation. Have fun!!
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