Laguna Seca

This past Tuesday was my third track day and first at Laguna Seca this year. The day started off rainy but ended up sunny and the track sticky. I rode in B+ group not feeling like I was up for A group. I could drop a few more pounds from this past winter and my tires were marginal after five days on the track. B+ group was a ton of fun and actually very fast.

My focus now is my diet and spending a lot more time on my bicycle and spin bike. Hopefully in a another month I will be back in A group. Thanks to Keigwins for hosting the day and GotBlueMilk for the great pictures and Kawasaki for engineering such a wonderful superbike the ZX-10R.

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Laguna Seca

April Laguna Seca Track Day

After not riding much last year I couldn’t resist signing up for a few days this spring with Keigwins at Laguna Seca Raceway. The weather was awesome and the track super grippy.

Thanks to Rick for capturing some video from an afternoon session. I’m on the green bike in front starting at the 3:30 mark for a few laps. I was averaging 2:03 lap times on my Kawasaki ZX-10R.

April Laguna Seca Track Day

1:56.7 at Laguna Seca Raceway

It has been a long season, but finally yesterday everything started to click. I really wasn’t expecting it, but right out of the gate my lap-times dropped four seconds to 1:56.7, a solid B+ (intermediate/advanced) group time. Moving from being the fast guy in the slow group to the truly fast group, I was a little worried, but after a few laps I felt pretty much at home and happy to be able to keep pace with riders at this level.

Today though I was hit by another rider at 108mph at turn 1 which fortunately for me did not make me crash but I did run off the track and was shaken up a bit mentally. Can’t say the same about the other rider, but it was his mistake… After taking a big tumble in the dirt he was able to walk it off, but his bike was in bad shape – possibly totaled. After taking some time off to allow my nerves to settle down, I decided to call it a day and be content with yesterdays personal best lap time. To ride at these speeds you really do need to have a very clear mind and be-in-the-mood to go fast in order to have fun and be safe.

1:56.7 at Laguna Seca Raceway