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    Default Finally got to hit Laguna Seca

    Well, after about 10 years of saying riding Laguna Seca was on my bucket list, I finally got to check it off this past weekend.

    My bike had been parked in the garage untouched for about the last 4 years, and when I finally decided to get back into the sport and throw some money at my bike, I still had hesitations on if I was throwing money away on something I might not want to do again. After my buddy convinced me that if I dialed it in I would have a great time, I decided to give it the full race bike treatment. Fortunately I got smokin deals on everything because I was reminded why track riding became strenuous in the first place, it's friggin expensive! But, it all came to fruition this weekend when I got my bike back from Gary at Meen Motorsports who threw the kitchen sink at it, and it blew me away in the difference everything made. My jaw hurt by the second session from the smile I had going ear to ear, not to mention the fact I was on one of the most iconic tracks in American road racing history. It was truly one of the greatest days of my life.


    I'll try and update with some pictures if I find any on the photographers website when they load them, but you can see myself and Josh talking about the day and some video of (mostly him) and myself riding with a special guest on Josh's new YouTube series; "life of a racer" at the following link:
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    Glad you had such a grrrreat time.
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    Congrats on the great experience! I got to ride Laguna last year, and I agree-it's a truly amazing experience. So...gonna hit Buttonwillow with us for Turkeydaz right??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetstream01 View Post
    Congrats on the great experience! I got to ride Laguna last year, and I agree-it's a truly amazing experience. So...gonna hit Buttonwillow with us for Turkeydaz right??
    Trying to. Groups are full and Josh might be in Georgia but he said if not he'd go for sure.
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    Too cool @JonJon, @Josh Herrin rocks!

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    Nice! I just saw this other vid last week. It's got some nice slow mo action shots.
    Ride safe and Have a nice day!

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    I want to ride there as well. I'd love to do it on my RG. Did they say anything about noise rules?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadKaw View Post
    I want to ride there as well. I'd love to do it on my RG. Did they say anything about noise rules?
    The noise deal is kinda up to your own discretion. They recommend stock pipes but as long as you upshift and roll off coming out of turn 5 next to the sound booth you'll be fine. That is the only time or place they check sound. I made it fine all day until the last session when I decided I wanted to really make turn 5 fun and I got black flagged after about the 5th lap.
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    Yea, I got that ole black flag there too, the same time one of the coils was taking a dump, so really it didn't matter, I was done for the day either way.

    What a fun, smooth, fast course.
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    Laguna is semi off my bucket list... I rode it when it was wet (fun but not enjoyable).. 2017 she's on my list again... just got to figure out the dry date.
    Glad you have fun..hopefully I'll see you out at the track for 2017.
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    I was wanting to ask about moisture there. I know there is fog and mist. I'd sure hate to pay for a track day then have it wet. Chuck was cold in the morning and some corners were yellow flagged with no passing allowed. It eventually warmed up, some of that coastal fog can stay around all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadKaw View Post
    I was wanting to ask about moisture there. I know there is fog and mist. I'd sure hate to pay for a track day then have it wet. Chuck was cold in the morning and some corners were yellow flagged with no passing allowed. It eventually warmed up, some of that coastal fog can stay around all day.
    I've always found that Laguna has a little warmer climate than Monterey or the coastline in general. The fog seems to burn off quicker at the track, but yes it would definitely suck to pay for a wet track day.

    As a side note, I'd love to figure out a day in 2017 we could all hit Laguna together. I love that place.
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    When I went, the fog was so bad the track was blacked flag for a session. The for did not burn out until 2pm. by that time I was already in Casa De Fruita..
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    Trackdaz is there in June but Keigwins usually has days in March & May. If you go count me in I really like that track noise restrictions aside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by desmolvr View Post
    Trackdaz is there in June but Keigwins usually has days in March & May. If you go count me in I really like that track noise restrictions aside.
    Looks like the Trackdaz event is June 16th, should be about perfect weather then. Trackdaz is a fun group of people too, I say we try and make this a CVR meetup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonJon View Post
    Looks like the Trackdaz event is June 16th, should be about perfect weather then. Trackdaz is a fun group of people too, I say we try and make this a CVR meetup?
    Sounds good to me...
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