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by WickerMan
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Track Days
Topic: 3:16 TrackDays MSRC 1.3 Sept 2nd
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: 3:16 TrackDays MSRC 1.3 Sept 2nd

I was there riding. Were you on a corner? On that day they ran the 1 hour sessions. It wasn't as bad as I had feared. You go out for 15 or 20 minutes, take a 5 or 10 minute brake, go out again. You don't feel like you need to be out there at the start of the session, waiting in the sun with the oth...
by WickerMan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Club Events
Topic: Kawasaki Demo at FPS FW 8/30-31
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Kawasaki Demo at FPS FW 8/30-31

I could see trying the ZX-6R, but I think the pace of the ride would be so slow that it wouldn't even be comfortable, much less useful for getting a feel for the bike. No, you can totally get an idea of how unsuited it is for short slow in town trips. Unless you’re 25 of course. I’ll be there Frida...
by WickerMan
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: MSRC 1.7 Aug 10 & 11
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: MSRC 1.7 Aug 10 & 11

JeffStrom wrote:I have signed up for both days. Probably be pretty warm. Hopefully I won't need more than a light sweater.


Only in the morning. I'll be there Saturday working
by WickerMan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MiniGP rambling
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: MiniGP rambling

I did finish and ended up selling it for $2400. It was an insane build. I rode it around parking lots quite a bit and took it to one race in Denton the week before I moved. Since it was the first time out on the track they gave me 30min out there alone. The bike was awesome! It need a slight adjust...
by WickerMan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MiniGP rambling
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: MiniGP rambling

I did finish and ended up selling it for $2400. It was an insane build. I rode it around parking lots quite a bit and took it to one race in Denton the week before I moved. Since it was the first time out on the track they gave me 30min out there alone. The bike was awesome! It need a slight adjust...
by WickerMan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MiniGP rambling
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: MiniGP rambling

Have you looked into the Texas minimoto go? This bikes you are talking about are wayyyy too big for the tracks they race on. Their website has what classes you can run and sizes. For example I built a purpose built ttr125(build thread on here). If I had to do it over again I’d probably go with a kx...
by WickerMan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MiniGP rambling
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: MiniGP rambling

Matt, I'm sure you've seen the Motobros on their built Groms rip up the 1.3, passing people on the outside through turns. I think I saw a company out there that builds a 235cc conversion kit. Maybe that's what you need. I think the weakness on all the 300cc class bikes is the suspension. If you wan...
by WickerMan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MiniGP rambling
Replies: 10
Views: 200

MiniGP rambling

Ever since I started riding track, and then thought I was pretty good at it, I've wonder how well I would hold up in a race situation. At COTA, some team had a display of a couple of Ohvale mini gp motorcycles and they were pretty cool and cheap as it gets. So I was thinking it would be fun thing to...
by WickerMan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: RS MSRC July 20(1.7CCW)/ July 21(1.7CW)
Replies: 1
Views: 82

RS MSRC July 20(1.7CCW)/ July 21(1.7CW)

I'm working the 20th and I've always wanted to do the CW 1.7 to even up the tires up. So, if it's not super hot out, I'm going to try to ride the 21st.
by WickerMan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: MSRC 6/23, 6/24
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: MSRC 6/23, 6/24

Went ok I guess
by WickerMan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Other Track Days
Topic: 3:16 TrackDays MSRC 1.3 Sept 2nd
Replies: 2
Views: 175

3:16 TrackDays MSRC 1.3 Sept 2nd

I'll be working the next local 3:16 day, at Cresson, on Labor Day the 2nd. They have switched to 30 min sessions if it's hot out.
by WickerMan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Club Events
Topic: Kawasaki Demo Days
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Kawasaki Demo Days

It's a little far off but I was surprised to see 4 N Texas dates: August 30/31- Freedom Powersports Ft Worth September 6/7- Granbury Progressive September 13/14- Grapevine Kawasaki September 20/21- Plano Kawasaki So there's your chance to ride someone else's machine on Friday the 13th. I'm looking f...
by WickerMan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: Ride Smart 6/8-6/9 at MSRC 1.3mi
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Ride Smart 6/8-6/9 at MSRC 1.3mi

JeffStrom wrote:Parking is around the skid pad (next to pit entrance for 1.3) Saturday (maybe Sunday too). I am signed up for both days.

I will be heading down Friday evening to set up.

Anyone else?


I'm there on Sunday in an official capacity, hopefully in the one shaded spot.
by WickerMan
Fri May 31, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: COTA May 25-26
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: COTA May 25-26

Tooner wrote:Matt that sounds totally fun. So was this a one and done thing, or will you do COTA again?


As long as they take partial credit I would. With the low availability of a makeup day at Cresson, that may be more of the norm anyway. The surface is going, so the sooner the better.
by WickerMan
Tue May 28, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: COTA May 25-26
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: COTA May 25-26

I guess that number of people would be equivalent to 30 on the 1.7 at Cresson if people were spread out evenly. Matt, do you know how many they usually book for Cresson? But if Cresson is any indication people are not going to stay spread out evenly, and it is a long way to get to the pits to pull ...
by WickerMan
Tue May 28, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: COTA May 25-26
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: COTA May 25-26

It went well, another successful day. Let’s see: there was a full on Harley bagger and 54 other sorts of sport bikes, so that was new, kind of like a Grom in level 2. 55 riders in level one. So sit and bake to be up front or lose 15% of each session as 60 rides and staff start in front of you, the c...
by WickerMan
Sat May 25, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: COTA May 25-26
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: COTA May 25-26

At an AirBnB 2 miles from the track. It’s hot, it’s humid, it sucks. But at least it’s dry out
by WickerMan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: Makeup Makeup day MSRC 1.3 Monday April 29 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Makeup Makeup day MSRC 1.3 Monday April 29 2019

That Grom blew his motor right in front of me between 2 and the hairpin. I paced him at 70 on the front before turn one right before that
by WickerMan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: Makeup Makeup day MSRC 1.3 Monday April 29 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Makeup Makeup day MSRC 1.3 Monday April 29 2019

How did it go? It went well. 50 drops of rain total. It was low 80’s and plenty of humidity, but not bad at all. Good grip. Couple of minor falls in 2, one in level 1. Turn out was really light I thought for a sell out. There were maybe 20 in level 1.5. Shane and Justin were there and a good time w...
by WickerMan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: Makeup Makeup day MSRC 1.3 Monday April 29 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Makeup Makeup day MSRC 1.3 Monday April 29 2019

Tooner wrote:Almost there, Matt...


Ha ha. I would have posted something already, but I was afraid it would rain.

Seems safe enough now, so who will be riding this 23 week old makeup?
by WickerMan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: COTA May 25-26
Replies: 11
Views: 327

COTA May 25-26

Just in case it’s filling fast now. Normally we can’t use credits to Cota, but since that March date had no makeup we can. I am signed up for level 1 Sunday.
by WickerMan
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Ride Smart
Topic: Makeup Makeup day MSRC 1.3 Monday April 29 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 691

Re: Makeup Makeup day MSRC 1.3 Monday April 29 2019

4 short weeks to go
by WickerMan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Track Days
Topic: YCRS at MSR Cresson April 16&17
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: YCRS at MSR Cresson April 16&17

I got a nice email from the COO. They were not able to secure enough riders to make this event. Huh. I wouldn't have even known it was available except purely by chance. I guess they should advertise better if they want to grow. How did you hear about it? He mentioned what he really needed was more...
by WickerMan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Track Days
Topic: YCRS at MSR Cresson April 16&17
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: YCRS at MSR Cresson April 16&17

I got a nice email from the COO. They were not able to secure enough riders to make this event.
by WickerMan
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Club Events
Topic: Yamaha and BMW Demos upcoming
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: Yamaha and BMW Demos upcoming

I got the morning off so I'll be in Hurst Friday when it opens

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