First track day of 2014 at Laguna Seca on my Kawasaki ZX-6R 636. I have never had so much fun on a sport bike. An incredible day.
Beautiful Sunday morning ride up highway 1 to Davenport. A bit gusty, but the wind and sun felt warm.
Boy these past few months have flown by. For every time I wanted to write a post I could not, or would not make the time. Nice that WordPress has a post backdate feature because it was a very interesting last few months of 2013.
Thunderhill Raceway in northern California has always had a tinge of fear when other riders talk about it I’ve noticed. So at the end of an incredible season riding my Yamaha R6 at Laguna Seca I decided to add two last track days to my schedule and headed for the legendary Thunderhill Raceway in late October. The good news is I fell in love with the track but my R6 did not. I still don’t want to talk about it, but below is the last picture of my beloved R6. Goodbye girl. I now ride a Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.
One nice thing about track riding is the other riders you meet. Last year at a Sears Point track day Richard suggested we all take a 2,000 mile sport bike tour of California. Considering I hardly ever ride on big highways, and even avoid the small ones, I thought this would be great opportunity to join the tour and hit the big roads.
To keep it short, it was an absolutely awesome trip. Even if it only lasted three days for me…due to mechanical issues with my Apriila Tuono (what was I thinking taking an Italian superbike on a nine day road trip), which I have replaced with a Kawasaki ZX-6R. Though I still prefer the safety of a confined race track for fast riding, a trip out to the country is all fun, even with a blown engine. See you guys for next years tour.
And, “thank you officer for letting us off with a warning.” Seriously.