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About GregGorman

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  • Birthday 10/06/1970

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  1. At Barber Motorsports Park during AMA Qualifying, my best time on the rented GSX-R600 was a 1:33.137, 8 tenths of a second faster than on my ZX-10. That was on Dunlop AMA Spec DOT tires on the 600 versus Dunlop NTec slicks on the ZX-10. During the race I did several laps in the 1:33 range where I've only done one 1:33 on my ZX-10. I'm faster on a 600. My top speed on the 600 was 131 vs 142 on the ZX-10.
  2. The short story – A very good weekend. I finished 18th on Saturday and 19th on Sunday. Slightly longer version: For whatever reason, of the 34 entrants in Daytona Sportbike, only 31 actually made it out on track. Friday – Practice and Qualifying I recall sitting on pit wall and looking out over Barber Motorsports Park. It looked much different than I had ever seen it before – there were thousands of people there. They were there to watch practice – not a race, PRACTICE! This is what racing is supposed to be like. For practice and qualifying on Friday I spent most of the ti
  3. Something to check on is how it handles water. You'd think that a camera made for EXTREME conditions would handle water without some goofy case around it. They don't. The GoPro and ContourHD both require cases which make them difficult to mount in a position you could actually race with them. The Oregon Scientific ATC9K is waterproof but... I don't know. I just don't like it.
  4. Wow! That SmartyCam is COOL! I don't like that it's not HD but that's just my personal preference. A 10Hz GPS is good and it has an accelerometer too. Very nice. I'm using the ContourHD 1080 to record the video with. Standard stuff there. To do the data logging I use some software called RaceChrono which I run on a cell phone - an old cell phone I no longer use for phone calls. The cell phone connects via Bluetooth to a 5hz GPS Antenna from QStarz (818x.) The cell phone actually functions as my lap timer while I'm riding. And I can do lap time analysis on it - compare se
  5. Wow! Thank you! You see the entry points by following reference points that lead to them. It's just a game of connect the dots.
  6. Thank you for the offer! I'll definitely keep it in mind next time I run. I won't be doing the GNF, other obligations are calling this year.
  7. Thanks for the implication but not likely! Pole for Daytona Sportbike will be a low 1:28, maybe even a high 1:27. When AMA had the 1000 SuperStock class, pole was a low 1:25 I think. So my 1:33.9 pinpoints exactly where I currently stand on the world class level.
  8. Well I'm about to find out first hand. One 39 year old, 215lb rider, same track, very similar competition, two different bikes, two weeks apart. The 1000 is my own Supersport spec 2008 ZX-10R. At the WERA National Endurance race at Barber Motorsports Park, on 9/11, I recently did a best of 1:33.964. The 600 is Geoff May's Daytona Sporbike Spec 2009 GSX-R600. Haven't ridden it yet but I have setup the controls and sag on it and it feels more comfortable than my 10. Being a 600 I know it's going to be more responsive side to side which will hopefully make a big difference at Barber
  9. I haven't been on the forum in a while but I've been busy. I participated in the WERA National 4 Hour Endurance at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday, 9/11. I was riding 2008 ZX-10 with co-rider JD Mosely. This event was simply to be a test for me to see if I could ride 25 laps at speed consistently. I needed to know if I could do it because I'll be racing AMA Daytona Sportbike on Geoff May's prepped GSX-R600 the 24th-26th at Barber. The Race: At the riders meeting, the starter very nicely went over his exact starting procedure and timing. As I was gridded on the last row, 14, of
  10. For me I like Road Atlanta. Road Atlanta is really two tracks. It has the connected corners of turns 1-5 where any mistake really haunts you until you exit 5. And it has the 6th gear back straight that isn't a straight. Turn 9 at 160+ is really a turn that takes a bit of planning. Finally, the Turn 11/12 combination is great. Wheelieing while leaned over cresting the hill at turn 11 and heading down to turn 12 in 3rd and then sliding around 12, great fun. Another favorite for the sheer lunacy of trying to go fast at - Nurburgring Nordschleife.
  11. Sounds like classic charging corner syndrome. Try the No Brakes drill and gradually build up the corner speed and the required quick turn.
  12. Weird? Not to me. That's a GREAT list! 1,3, and 4(to some degree) are addressed in the single day Level 1. Most of the vision skills are in level 2. And the Brake Rig (2) is only for 2-Day Camps.
  13. Try putting a layer or two of electrical tape over the microphone, that's what I do.
  14. I went to my first real trackday in a while and my observations led me to this conclusion: Trackdays are fricken dangerous! I watched in horror as the beginner/novice riders meandered around the track with no real sense of direction and no real guidance despite the best intentions of control riders. The intermediate riders seem intent on figuring out just how hard they can hammer their brakes after they swerve back in front of the rider they just passed. The Advanced group riders go all day as fast as they can with no real plan of practice to actually get faster and making cl
  15. JT; I would encourage you to contact the School before you attend. IIRC, on board video is not permitted. Kevin Kane Definitely need Cobie to chime in on this as I know we've allowed it before.
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