Clearwater/Tampa area

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by baggio95, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Super Supporter

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    I'm doing the Eurocycles track day at Jennings GP Monday! Woo-hoo! :clap :freaky

    (my first time on a track!) :eek1









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  2. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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  3. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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    Watch out for turn 8 people freak out because its rough there. Don't pay attention to the grooves. If you get there a day early and camp try to do a track walk. Have fun.
  4. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    Hopefully your leathers dont have plastic zippers. A buddy went down there a few weeks ago and his zippers let go and major rash on his back
  5. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Super Supporter

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    Yikes! My leathers are cheapo two-piece perforated Fieldsheers that barely fit!
  6. afm10

    afm10 Malcontent

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    Enjoy yourself!

    Which bike are you using?
  7. Honkey Cat

    Honkey Cat Tailights Fade!

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    he had a two piece also, he went in to hot in turn 1.
  8. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Super Supporter

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    A ten year old FZ-1. She has fresh Bridgestone BT-023s. I removed the luggage rack and center stand, put the stock screen back on, and taped up all the shatter-ables. David at Eurocycles said there's no need to safety-wire anything. I wish I had some bar-end and frame sliders, and the stock seat.

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  9. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Sounds awesome.....ly dangerous.....

    Love it! Have fun....
  10. afm10

    afm10 Malcontent

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    It does sound awesome. Looks like it's going to be a blast to ride too.
  11. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Super Supporter

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    Oh come on, Larry. :evil You know more about risk than the average person. There are two main components of risk: probability of occurrence and consequences of occurrence. Both of which are lower on a track than on the street. The only factor that could possibly increase consequence is the higher speeds, but that's offset by good gear and lack of hard objects to hit (or to run you over) if you do go down. And going down is much lower probability, due to a controlled environment and lack of distractions.
  12. afm10

    afm10 Malcontent

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    So how did it go?
  13. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Super Supporter

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  14. Johno33772

    Johno33772 Johnny Africa

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  15. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Yeah, need more details. And pitchers, we know there are pitchers LOL!
  16. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Super Supporter

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    Sorry, the track photographer wasn't there that day. This is all I got...

    //www.youtube.com/embed/HF3CYuTWrmo

    Eurocycles did a fantastic job! Dave was a Superman! he set up camp, cooked lunch, wrenched bikes, taught class, and rode!

    There were only about 15 of us, so we had the track to ourselves and had unlimited track time. No sessions. Just ride or not at your own schedule. Seldom were there more than a couple bikes on the track at the same time.

    Many thanks to Ron Croft for taking me under his wing to show the newbie the ways of the track! Huge help!

    One guy went down on his Duc after coming out of a turn with two much throttle and he high-sided. I did not catch his name. I'm sure the Eurocycles facebook site has more info. I haven't had a chance to get out there and comment, as I just started a new job...
  17. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    15 is awesome, I've rented JGP twice in the past and limited it to 30 riders, which still gives you basically unlimited seat time, and lower cost obviously. But 15 gives newer riders more access to the however many instructors you have.

    Did you do 1 day or 2? Camp or Days Inn it?
  18. quattroman

    quattroman Adventurer

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    Hey Guys.

    What boots do you wear, or what do you recommend, for our area?

    I commute on the bike everyday; I don't have a car, my wife does.

    I need something comfy, protective, waterproof, and cool when I get stuck on I-75.

    Today I stopped by the Cycle Gear by Fletcher and Florida Ave. I actually picket up their Sedici Lorenzos (Italian inspired house brand). Took them for ONE (1) ride and had to returned them because it rained through the boot.

    $250 is my ceiling and there are several good options at Revzilla, but I want to know what do you guys use for the Tampa weather.
  19. pauleknight

    pauleknight Need Cool Name Here

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    I use the BMW all round boot. been water proof and comfy for years for cool / cold weather.

    For summer I use my BMW air flow boots. But of course they get soaked in the rain but dry relativity fast.

    I think the problem is that in FL the rains can hit without notice and then you are stuck with wet clothes or feet..
  20. mandatedmotorvation

    mandatedmotorvation Shunpiker

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    this is another tough question as opinions vary greatly. my threshold for discomfort changes dramatically when i'm on the bike because i understand my gear (all of it all the time) serves a purpose. if i required atmospheric heaven i would have gotten into bimmers. :-)

    i go with gortex and would recommend the same. yes, it gets hot in this florida heat but i can't say i've ever attributed a distaste for being on the bike because my feet were warm. also, because of the rains the gortex will absolutely keep you dry (in theory, of course); which for me still ranks as my #1 peccadillo.

    the bmw all around boot is an excellent recommendation and right in your price range.

    good question, hope the nonsense helps.