I know there's 4 of us in already.
Hope to see you a few of you make it down.
I think I am going to bump upto level 300 with Mike76. I will get my ass spanked but that's fine. Atleast I can depend on people holding their lines. We have been asked to bump up.
Please discuss the following
There's too much of a skill spread in 200 these days and I feel they are not policing it well enough.
There's people that can ride well, hold their lines and be consistent, but they do not warrant laptimes worthy of group 300...
and there's riders that can't hold their line without drifting wide or wobble due to being on/off the gas mid corner - I think they need to be bumped down into group 100!
We cannot abide to the passing on the outside only rule (group 200) if riders are drifting wide. So the rule is constantly broken.
I've had 2 trackdays in a row with guys going down the straight and they have changed their line very abruptly and I got cut off. (mission and the ridge) Troy talked to the guy at mission. thank you
Last week at the ridge an instructor and I came up fast on a rider about 3/4 down the straight.
Dude cut the instructor off (not sure if he ate shit for that) and I cut off hard by both of them.. immediately after there was a crash behind us. Luckily I wasn't going in super hard (heavy traffic) and was able to adjust and squeeze by. I am not sure if it was related (I will bet it was) but there was about 6-7 bikes going into turn one. 3 corners later I saw the red flag raised an I was looking for a new buddy that we had adopted to our pit. Unfortunately, and sure enough... he went off the track - destroying his 2012 Aprilia Tuono. (see Aug 7th ridge thread for pics) I did talk to him and asked specifically if that was the cause and he said "no". I think he could have had a few riders in-between us and he just didn't really know. (We had passed him mid straight too.)
Personally, I think riders should also have to take some sort of written course or a ART course before they are allowed onto a track period. I believe this is true for mission.
Some of these guys don't have basic body positioning and all they are out there to do is film each other with their fucking go pros. I have seen a packs of them; once with 5-6 riders and another time with as many as 8-9 riders! 2 cameras on each bike! and they stay together. BULLSHIT!