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Its been a fun season...

Well my shortened track riding season has come to an end and I'm already depressed and anxiously awaiting the 2008 schedule to come out. I think I made some HUGE improvements in my riding this year, I got faster, smoother, and more consistant all while dropping my lap times by a lot.

The Metzeler M3's I won from here held up to 5 trackdays and look like they have a few more in them. I started this year riding the Beginner class and ended up riding in Intermediate so they definatley were put to the test, you don't see many street tires in the Intermediate group.

Here are a few pictures of my progress throughout the year.

First trackday on August 16th at Autobahn Country Club
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Second trackday at Blackhawk Farms on September 1st.
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Third & Fourth days at Gingerman on September 22 and 23
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Last day at Road America :-( No matter what you do in your motorcycling life you must ride this track once! It was the most fun I've ever had on my bike!
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Heres the trackmap of Road A just so you can get a idea of how fast this track is.

Watch this youtube video of the NESBA Advance class at this track, it'll give you goosebumps!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=rLm2W0rYLQc
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Without question you really have had a good season & improved steadily over the time.

Also the Metzeker M3 tyres have proved they are worth the money. They should be thanking your as you put a good & HONEST plug in for their tyres.

Oh yes & I like the photos.

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Here are some pictures of the M3's after 5 trackdays and about 500 street miles.
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Heheh its funny, I'm also waiting for the '08 sched to come out for Mid-O so I can calculate how much my track days will cost next year. But you're right; I've put over 7,000 miles and one track day on the bike this season and its just too early to pack it in for the winter. I'll be out as long as there's no salt on the roads and its not too cold.
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If it weren't for a broken brake lever that I'm too broke to fix right now I'd still be putting on more miles. The only good news is that I'll have some pazzo's for next season.

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