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Hey all, I'm Wayne. I have been riding for a 7 years. I have a few track days under my belt and am a Ducati-nut. I'm on my 3rd one now. Started on a 2001 750 Monster, went up to a 2005 749 Dark, and now am riding a 2006 749S. The S was nice enough to show me that when you miss your line on a double apex and hit the tar strip, Lowsiding is a good way to find out your leg can keep the bike off the ground. I've read the Twist of the Wrist books and so far I've been having a great time reading the articles on here. I'm always trying to learn more so I can avoid those damn tar strips on Albuquerque's crappy track!

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Hey all, I'm Wayne. I have been riding for a 7 years. I have a few track days under my belt and am a Ducati-nut. I'm on my 3rd one now. Started on a 2001 750 Monster, went up to a 2005 749 Dark, and now am riding a 2006 749S. The S was nice enough to show me that when you miss your line on a double apex and hit the tar strip, Lowsiding is a good way to find out your leg can keep the bike off the ground. I've read the Twist of the Wrist books and so far I've been having a great time reading the articles on here. I'm always trying to learn more so I can avoid those damn tar strips on Albuquerque's crappy track!

 

Welcome to the site, am sure you'll settle in just nicely with the rest of us. Feel free to moosey around, see what you can learn, their is loads of great stuff on here for riders of all levels!

 

Enjoy

 

Bullet

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Hey all, I'm Wayne. I have been riding for a 7 years. I have a few track days under my belt and am a Ducati-nut. I'm on my 3rd one now. Started on a 2001 750 Monster, went up to a 2005 749 Dark, and now am riding a 2006 749S. The S was nice enough to show me that when you miss your line on a double apex and hit the tar strip, Lowsiding is a good way to find out your leg can keep the bike off the ground. I've read the Twist of the Wrist books and so far I've been having a great time reading the articles on here. I'm always trying to learn more so I can avoid those damn tar strips on Albuquerque's crappy track!

 

 

Hi RF,

 

I'm from NM, so welcome an extra amount :). When I was living there, we had to go racing in CO, or there was a little track in Las Cruces.

 

Maybe time for a road trip this year...get to a new track, maybe get a little coaching too?

 

CF

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Hey all, I'm Wayne. I have been riding for a 7 years. I have a few track days under my belt and am a Ducati-nut. I'm on my 3rd one now. Started on a 2001 750 Monster, went up to a 2005 749 Dark, and now am riding a 2006 749S. The S was nice enough to show me that when you miss your line on a double apex and hit the tar strip, Lowsiding is a good way to find out your leg can keep the bike off the ground. I've read the Twist of the Wrist books and so far I've been having a great time reading the articles on here. I'm always trying to learn more so I can avoid those damn tar strips on Albuquerque's crappy track!

 

 

Hi RF,

 

I'm from NM, so welcome an extra amount :). When I was living there, we had to go racing in CO, or there was a little track in Las Cruces.

 

Maybe time for a road trip this year...get to a new track, maybe get a little coaching too?

 

CF

Well on the plus side, we have a track here in Albuquerque now. Sandia Motor Speedway. Its far from great, but its far greater than nothing. We also have Arroyo Seco down in Deming. I'd love to get a little coaching or try some .. ahem... *real* tracks.. but I'm barely affording tires for the Duc. (And my wife HATES the bike) So for now my coaching stems from books, and the forums online, and the few trackdays I'm able to make it to. Hopefully if/when the economy picks up (for us Automotive Mechanics) I'll be able to get the bike a little more track prepped and out to do some real riding. For now all I've done is a suspension setup, and lost about 18 lbs (off of myself). I'm getting ready for the first trackday at the end of April so I can try out all of the new fun things I've been reading about and learning. Thanks again for the "Extra amount" of welcome!

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I would like to welcome you (howdy), and I have a couple of questions. Is there anyone besides SMRI who hosts trackdays? I'm trying to get a truck before it gets too cold, and am looking for someone to sign up with, but can't find anyone else. Also, here in Phoenix, our riding season starts in September and ends in April because it's so hot. Is yours the same, or does it get too cold?

 

I haven't been to Arroyo yet, but definitely will when I get something to haul my bike. $150 for two days? Forget about it. We're doing Inde Motorsports Ranch in Wilcox, Az March 20th. If you could make it let me know, and I can look for you. The little I know I'm more than willing to share, and can give you more to work on that will clarify what the books are getting at.

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I would like to welcome you (howdy), and I have a couple of questions. Is there anyone besides SMRI who hosts trackdays? I'm trying to get a truck before it gets too cold, and am looking for someone to sign up with, but can't find anyone else. Also, here in Phoenix, our riding season starts in September and ends in April because it's so hot. Is yours the same, or does it get too cold?

 

I haven't been to Arroyo yet, but definitely will when I get something to haul my bike. $150 for two days? Forget about it. We're doing Inde Motorsports Ranch in Wilcox, Az March 20th. If you could make it let me know, and I can look for you. The little I know I'm more than willing to share, and can give you more to work on that will clarify what the books are getting at.

As far as I know, SMRI is the primary track day providers here in ABQ. I'm really not sure about Arroyo, I've never been there myself. There are on occasion "Specialty" track days that are put on my some of the local sponsor companies here in town (like.. Euro only, or Vintage only.. etc) Our riding season is typically March-October (Depending on how cold blooded you are) our July-August is usually in the mid-upper 90's with the occasional 100+ day. In leathers its brutal, but not unlivable. As of now I wont be able to do any traveling to other tracks, one, because I have no means of bike transport other than riding it, and Two, My summer's worth of traveling has been booked with my wife. Vegas in April, Indy in June. No out of state tracks for me this year. Thanks for the offer though!

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