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First trip hauling the gixxer

All packed up for another great day at Buttonwillow Raceway Park with Let’s Ride Trackdays.

My buddy with the motovan decided to take a snooze so I had to get my bike to the track on my own.

No problem, with a long ramp, a tight grip on the bars, and a whole lot of prayers I got it up in the beast without breaking a sweat.

Now that I know I can do this on my own, I see more track days in my future. Here we go again, see you there.

Some photos from an awesome day at the track

Thanks to Cali Photography for doing their absolute best to make me look fast.

Thanks to my buddy Alan for following me on occasion and letting me know what changes I could make to better my cornering. It was so helpful to get advice from a friend I truly trust and rider who continues to amaze me.

It was good to get back on the track and try to put to rest the demons I found here the last time. I was finally able to get some laps on the new bike and become more accustom to its grace and precision. This thing is truly built for the track and dissimilar to the street bike I previously brought to the track. I felt stronger and stronger every time I went out and I could feel my heart pounding with excitement after each session.

My new Janman Leathers were awesome. It was so nice riding for the first time in leathers that were made just for me. They matched the bike perfecting and I may have been the best looking slow guy out there.

Oh, but did I mention the heat? It was hot, but that wasn’t going to stop our fun. Although at track speeds the heat was fine, the time in between sessions is when I really felt the sheer force of the blazing temperature. We rode well into the afternoon but decided to call it quits when it was just too hot to enjoy the rest of the day.

Thanks to Let’s Ride Trackdays for putting on another great event at Buttonwillow Raceway. Always a pleasure to ride with this group and I look forward to many more days to come.

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