OK, so I'm pulling my Moderator's Privalilge on this issue in cross posting a link to another thread. BUT IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD ! ! ! ! !
In particular pay attention to pages 3, 4 and soon to be 5 of the replies and ask yourself why you were not there.
Riding sportbikes seriously is about skill and judgement. These skills are best obtained by riding where you don't have blind corners and oncoming motor homes challenging your judgement and nerves. And even for us jaded riders these track events can add a lot to our giggle factor.
Yeah, I'm plugging this event a bit but with good reason. The sportbike riding community here in the lower mainland can benfit a lot by attending these events and gaining some skills that may well avoid a crash or more serious outcome. It's a safe environment to play with sportbikes, motards or even smaller dirt bikes set up with smooth road tires. It's also a great place to learn some skills that may well save you out on some turn on the Duffy Lake Loop. And more importantly it's been missed by many of you that would benifit from attending this event! ! ! !
If you've been to one of the WCSS's ART courses this is an obvious place to come out to further practice your lessons and have a real blast of fun at the same time. And for those that have not yet been to an ART course it's still a good place to come and pick up a few hints and have a blast of fun.
THIS IS WHAT YOUR SPORTBIKE WAS DESIGNED TO DO ! ! ! ! Can you deny your bike satisfaction forever? How cruel of you if you said YES! ! ! !
It's also newbie friendly so even first year riders can benifit and learn a lot while surgically implanting a perma grin on their faces.
The next event out at Pitt Meadows is coming up on July 24th and August 10 is the one after that. In addition the WCSS continues to hold events at Mission Race Park for those that desire slightly higher speeds. But if you've never been to a track day before then the Pitt Meadows events are a slower but less stressful place to try out this new aspect.
You all NEED these events. The cost of riding for a day of intense experience at a track is minor compared to the cost of ONE speeding ticket and ICBC fallout. And everyone that has done track days will tell you that as fast as you've gone on the highways it is still small potatoes compared to the ability to repeatedly do 110% around corners at the track time after time knowing that there won't be a Peterbilt or motor home coming head on to you.