Join Date: May 2005
Location: NEW YORK STATE ORANGE COUNTY
I have seen you and the bike at NYST. I have been riding there since it opened. I also do corner work there. I usually ride in the intermediate group. But sometimes they let me put on a coaches vest and ride with people in the beginner group.
You seem to be doing well and have started off very, very good after only 5 days. Your bike stands out, the paint scheme is similar to my bike.
I am glad you are progressing well with no street experience. However, that is not the norm. Most with no or very little street experience struggle with track riding. Since I do corner work, I see some people who just aren't ready to ride on the track yet. They are riding upright and are too scared to ride over 50mph. Some have been pulled off the track. Too much of a hazard. IMO, the track is where you take your skills to the next level, not where you learn how to ride a motorcycle.
Maybe the next time we both are at NYST at the same time, I can come out in the beginners group and tow you around for a few laps.