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04-04-2002 11:43 AM
apexismaximus When I did CSS at road america in 92'ish, they cut out the front straight since you really couldn't learn much there. It eliminated the last turn, and 1, 2, and 3 I believe.

Cresson looked cool when I saw it cam, ought to be a lot of fun. Let us know.
04-04-2002 11:23 AM
desmo079
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Originally posted by Cam McFarland
Lek,
You & the rest of the guys make me jealous.
I just hope I can make it to CSS here in June at Cresson (Motorsports Ranch).
Already missed out the last two times in Texas.

Great pics of ya'll, by the way.....!!!
Thanks, Cam.

If you can, sign up now. They fill up fast. If you go, give us a full report.

Good Luck.
04-04-2002 05:44 AM
Cam McFarland Lek,
You & the rest of the guys make me jealous.
I just hope I can make it to CSS here in June at Cresson (Motorsports Ranch).
Already missed out the last two times in Texas.

Great pics of ya'll, by the way.....!!!
04-04-2002 04:07 AM
RedDuck23
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Originally posted by desmo079

On Sat. I got to the track about 6:30 and there were about four cars without trailers attached lined up to get in and every guy just had on street clothes. I though "what the ???" but when I started talking to them' it turned they were all there for the school and were renting bikes, helmets and leathers and they had been in Ca. that week on business. Pretty cool.

Yup, I was one of those. My brother and I came in from Chicago just for the level 1 on Saturday and had to get to LA early Sunday to get back. Totally worth the time/expense though. I had a blast and learned ALOT.
04-03-2002 10:17 PM
Eyespy Yeah, I was there on Saturday, Level II, white group. I met you, you demoed your motorized bike rack for me. I agree with much of your review. It's a great school, through and through.

BTW, if you check out the Pacific forum, I posted a thread about a $99 trackday at Streets. The next date is 4-23-02, I am signed up for it, was looking to see who else might be interested. Going to take my Yammie out on the track for that one. Both times I did CSS, I rented their bike.
04-03-2002 05:52 PM
desmo079
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Originally posted by RedDuc23v2
Thought that was you .......
Since it was my first time on a track I don't have anything to compare it to, but I liked it alot. (turns 7 & 8 were my favorite ....... 8 was where the dude slid off, right?).
As you mentioned, a full day of that and I was toast, but I got up Sunday morning wishing I was back there for another full day.
I'm thinking about a level 2 at Road America, but that 4-mile track (I'm not afraid to admit), scares the shit out of me. Do you know if they actually use the whole circuit for the school there? It seems like that would be tough.

(btw, this is RedDuc23 from my laptop and I was the guy that came up to your truck and said something to the effect "someone always has the cool toys" .... )
I think that is exactly what you said. Can't help you with what they do at Road Atlanta.

The only crash I saw was coming out of the gravity bowl. Someone had wadded one of Kieths 6rs. I can't think where turn 8 is, let's see 1,2,3,4,5....6,...7... yeah maybe 8 is the gravity bowl. I'd have to get out of this site and research it, but i am too lazy.

Did you really come form back east for this one day or were you one of the several guys I met from out of state that just happened to be in Ca. for business and squeezed it into your schedule?

I was amazed at all the guys that did that.

In fact, they freaked me out. On Sat. I got to the track about 6:30 and there were about four cars without trailers attached lined up to get in and every guy just had on street clothes. I though "what the ???" but when I started talking to them' it turned they were all there for the school and were renting bikes, helmets and leathers and they had been in Ca. that week on business. Pretty cool.

Good luck at R.A.
04-03-2002 05:32 PM
RedDuc23v2 Thought that was you .......
Since it was my first time on a track I don't have anything to compare it to, but I liked it alot. (turns 7 & 8 were my favorite ....... 8 was where the dude slid off, right?).
As you mentioned, a full day of that and I was toast, but I got up Sunday morning wishing I was back there for another full day.
I'm thinking about a level 2 at Road America, but that 4-mile track (I'm not afraid to admit), scares the shit out of me. Do you know if they actually use the whole circuit for the school there? It seems like that would be tough.

(btw, this is RedDuc23 from my laptop and I was the guy that came up to your truck and said something to the effect "someone always has the cool toys" .... )
04-03-2002 03:51 PM
desmo079 Thanks, Cam. Here's the pic.
04-03-2002 03:49 PM
desmo079
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Originally posted by apexismaximus
How much was it?Nice improvement Lec and good post too BTW.
Thanks.

$2675.00 plus tax and installation. Oh, you mean the school. $395/day with your bike, $595/day with their bike.
04-03-2002 03:46 PM
desmo079
Re: Hey Desmo.......

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Originally posted by RedDuck23
.......... I was there for level 1 too. You were the guy with the electric hoist in the back of your pickup, right?
FWIW, I basically concur with your eval. with the addition of how pleased I was with the instruction. I have trained myself into some screwy body positions, and Mike (my instructor) did a good job in emphasizing this as an obstacle to coordinated turns.
I was impressed by the way they organized their notes to make sure they kept track of who was doing what. Did you see the duct tape on the tops of their tanks with the copious notes?
I also recomend the school highly.
Yeah, that was me and my pak-rak. I have a few bad habits myself. What did you think of Streets of Willow?
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