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Old 09-16-2012, 11:47 AM   #413
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Beautiful day today. You can see absolutely gorgeous sky that I've been enjoying the entire morning.

On top of it all, I've officially passed my personal 35 seconds milestone. Whew... I did hit 35 once on a Triumph, but was unable to get anywhere near that time again.
Today I was putting 35 pretty constantly. I'm EXTREMELY happy with myself and my progress.
I also managed a couple of 34.4-6 second runs. They are posted bellow.

DRZ is an absolute joy to ride Gymkhana on. New brake fluid was exactly what she needed. No more rear brake fading. Front is a lot more solid too, so no more skidding and locking rear tire.

Warmed up my tires today, by practicing hard acceleration and hard / emergency stopping from around 50mph. Luckily the old airfield I'm practicing on has enough space for me to get up to that speed and brake from it.
It works great. Tires were pretty hot in no time, and were pretty sticky. I'm still not thrilled about Michelin, but they'll have to do for now.

Really great practice session for me today.

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