This Sunday afternoon I will be leaving for a two day trip to The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for two straight days of Motorcycle “Racing”. It’s my second track riding event of the season and isn’t even actually a race. For those that ride though they may understand how amazing it feels to be out on the track without having to worry about drivers that are distracted by cell phones or not seeing you. This is because it’s only motorcycles and they even divide everyone one up per their skill level. Here’s a good video of one of the Coach Riders having some fun with the Intermediate and Advanced group. (Yes, the reason I chose this video is the music and I know the rider. Also, yes, those are his dreadlocks you can see every now and then. )
The last time I was at Mid-Ohio I ran in Novice class on my SV 650. I was told then that I should be running in Intermediate but the class was too full so just hang out and work on passing. This year instead of going straight to intermediate I am hanging back in Novice for the beginning of the day just because I am still learning the ins and outs of the 600RR race bike I will be riding this year.
Along with the bikes the three of us going will be taking all of our protective gear, lots of snacks and drinks to keep our energy up, and an entire workshop of tools. This is because we never like to be at the track and not get to ride because something breaks or comes loose. I can guarantee our EXAIR E-Vac Motorcycle Brake Bleeder will even be in the tool box.
As long as everything goes according to plan I’ll be right back here on Wednesday and start working on another Friday blog that I can hopefully entertain all our readers with.