Sof Posted September 17, 2009 Report Share Posted September 17, 2009 Hi Guys, Firstly, I want to thank you all for making this a truly valuable forum. I've been lurking for a long time and read some great stuff here. I finally decided to become a member so hopefully I can give something back to the community too. I used to live in Melbourne, Australia (originally from the UK) and did some track days with the SBK school at Phillip Island, but never got around to doing a school day. Before the Oz SBK school had an exclusive arrangement with the track owners, there used to be a few different ride day organizers. I tried a few different groups, but in the end, I decided to only ride with the Australian SBK school because I found them to be safer and the most professional of the bunch. Back then, I didn't realize the value of school days and in the back of my mind, I couldn't justify "wasting" track time at Phillip Island on a school day. I couldn't have been more wrong! After doing my first school day last year at Laguna Seca with Keith, I had a revelation in what the curriculum really offers, and also a major all-round improvement in my riding and confidence. Least to say, I wished I would have utilized the school days a long time ago back in Australia. It is never too late to improve and I hope to continue to do so. One of my goals is to do become a coach if I can get good enough, but I know I'm a long way away. I'm booked in for this weekend at the Streets of Willow Springs for Level III and really looking forward to it. I'm riding an '06 R1 now, and bringing it to the Streets. I find that the road-course is really tight and technical, and especially challenging on the R1 because of the slower corners. It's precisely for this reason that I want to continue the school days at the Streets because I know I have a lot to learn there. Well guys, hope to see you at the school and thanks for reading my intro post. Peace, Sof Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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