/----/ Why is that even there?
Some of the high risk corners were padded, some of the wall gave you a good amount of run off before you hit. Some areas a hard crash would really suck.People do track days at Thompson and say they like it, all I remember is "WALL!", "ANOTHER WALL!" does that come with experience? those who never crashed are not afraid of Armco and tire walls ?
Yup, all depends on gear, some things you wear are like frame sliders, slippery, I went down at 35 last year (figured out from GPS tracking) and slid a lot further than I ever expected, I've had shorter sliders on the track, but leather seems to have a little grip and I was wearing MX gear this time, literally felt like ice!I think you would be amazed at how far you can slide even at not-fast speeds.
Some of the high risk corners were padded, some of the wall gave you a good amount of run off before you hit. Some areas a hard crash would really suck.
In the end I think it depends on whether you view track days as race practice or just a place to have fun (the school hosting this more or less said this word for word). Tamworth wasn't built to be a moto racetrack, but then again neither is the Cherohala, Dragon or the BRP.
Id rather not go down at all, but the Armco isn't as intimidating as this...
I would love to see you on a track then. I followed you (few bikes back) on the Chero last year enroute to our excellent lunch at the Tellico Grains Bakery. I couldn't fathom 3x that.I dont know about you guys but I ride a 3rd as hard (even on my fastest road rides at those places) as I do at a track day. And who wants to spend 200 bucks for a trackday that is littered with areas of extreme danger
Mike I bet you'd spooge your leathers if you rode this track, it's dreamy and feels plenty wide where it needs to be. My new Tuono is scheduled to arrive "late July - early August" just in time to break it in before Palmer in late August and a repeat at Tamworth in September.
Have you seen my Ape?oh, just the new Aprilia Tuono Factory Summit Attack. I mean they're making 25 of them so really nothing special.