Well I managed to get of work by 6am, rushed home by 6:35am and was waiting for Disturbed (Rushad) and Jehan to come in their car to help me load all the stuff...
Come 7:05am no-one is here, I call and find out they slept in, well anyway we manage to get going by 7:30, we were supposed to have left by 6:45am
Well the day is over by 4:30pm, after the riders meeting and helping with the hay bails and getting all the stock stuff back on I was out of there by 6pm. My friends went in the car as I went to fill air in my tires.
The shell station's air hose was not working so went to the ESSO one down the road, where I learnt that it was just held up. After filling air I head out on the highway, just past 264th st. exit I run out of gas, was racing on reserve and basically had no warning. I manage to pull over and I start waving my hands and making the internationally recognized call for "cell phone" with 2 fingers to my ear. A few bikers stopped, one man in a pickup stopped and eventually a guy in a truck stopped and I made a call to Rushad and got the ball rolling....
I lay down on the retaining wall as I was dead tired after work and racing and basically no sleep in 24 hours. next thing I know 2 ambulance workers are peering over me, asking if I was ok....lol, apparently someone saw me lying there with a bike and thought I was unconscious or something....hwy1 was backed up due that.
Then finally my uncle shows up, and I get home by 8:19pm....
1. I didn't fall
2. Bernie, Troy and Mark, my instructor, were great, as was everyone else from WMRC, they kept coming over to help me with the bike, and giving me advice when I was having a lot of trouble with turn 1.
3. Food and drinks were provided.
4. Beautiful day with beautiful company, the other racers were very helpful, noone with an attitude, overall a wonderful day.
Well got to the track I stripped off all the fairings and realized I forgot to bring the screws and bolts for the race fairings, well the duct tape came in handy and so did the safety wire
First session on the track, was having trouble with traction, I had fogotton to reduce the air pressure in my tires and was running 37psi on the front and 41psi in the rear. Got that fixed really quick, and for mission I am definitely changing my 220s (sport touring) to 207s
Then I was locking up the rear thanks to me using the rear brake, after that session never even touched it again.
Under heavy acceleration the bike was stuttering - figured out that I hadn't installed the ram air ducts and it was having a sever effect on the engine.
Next I kept taking the last turn wide, was doing 3 things wrong, but the last one didn't "come" to me until the end of the day....
1. I wasn't braking hard enough before the turn in point, was carring too much speed into the turn.
2. was apexing/initiating the turn too quickly, seems that I like to hug the inside
3. This one I believe would have solved the corner for me, I never concentrated on the apex, kept looking at the damn exit while turninig into the turn.
following picture is from my shitty webcam, rushad on left an Jehan on right....