This is a reminder to all you riders out there that there is a weekly mini track night every thursday, weather permitting, at Boundry Bay airport. No bike prep required and only a regular license needed. Cost is $50 but for that money you get to ride at a pace and style that would guarantee a big fat ticket on any public road. In a typical evening you get to ride long enough and hard enough that I can pretty much guarantee you will be dog tired by the end of the night.
These events are put on by Bill from 5thGear. For more information as well as announcements for each track/practice session see the Events forum. He posts an announcement a few days before each event so folks can keep up to date with any new info or last second cancellations due to the weather.
The idea is to provide a spot where riders can learn their limits and have some fun in a relatively safe place free of the hazards of regular roads. The best part is that you get to see the same corners every minute or less and really get a feel for them unlike the open road where you see the same corner about once or twice a day. The skills you will learn during the hard braking and cornering at the limits and learning where those limits are may well save your life on the streets some day. Newer riders can benefit from having a place where they get to practice hard braking and learn the proper transitions into corners. The confidence you get from such practice will go a long way towards avoiding the old "I'M GOING TOO FAST" mental lockup that often leads to totally avoidable runs off the outside of a turn and yet another single vehicle "rider down" thread.
Advice and help from advanced riders and racers is available for the asking.
Turnouts this year have been light so far so there's lots of space out there for folks that may be a little nervous about riding in crowds. The bottom line is that we need more riders out there to keep these practice nights alive. If you can ride at all you WILL benefit from the skills to be gained at these practice nights and have a bootfull of giggles as well.