Post by dirtyharry on Mar 11, 2020 20:54:59 GMT -8
I started the 2020 track season at Thunderhill Sunday.....it was 38 degrees when I arrived at the track and low 40's when the first session started. I was trying to take it easy due to cold tires, track, me and everyone ended up passing me at least once. The next session I had confidence in my tires and I got passed by only three cars. After lunch, it started to drizzle a bit and I was a bit nervous on my slicks (not much wet traction); after the session ended, the skies still looked dark and threatening so I decided to cut the day short lest it started to really rain and I had to go home on wet roads on slicks.....not good.
I made it home ok and getting ready for the next date 3/28 at Laguna......meanwhile looking for a motorcycle track day and thinking about prepping the BMW. First order of business is to make sure everything is working, so that may take several weeks as I have ridden it less than five hours total due to the clutch lever problem. Until then, I can always rent a Ninja 400 with FLAP.
That's a cold morning. Last year our first bike track day was in the high 30s. The afternoon usually gets good and warm for some fun but the whole atmosphere is pretty sedate. Just glad to be out there after a long winter.
I just signed up to do a CLASS with Reg. 23rd of this month. Down at streets of Willow. Been a few years. Mt friend Steve was already going. I have never been to Streets of Willows. Steve used to race there. We'll see. Don't know if I will strap the camper to the new truck and sleep at the track. Or get a room. Maybe I should check the weather. Man ! I always get a bit sideways before a trackday.
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Is it legal in Cal to drive public roads on slicks?
asking for a friend
There are several examples of DOT compliant slick tires by BFG,Nitto, Mickey Thonpson, Toyo, Hoosier. These are typically slicks with one or more central grooves; obviously, not a big deal on dry roads.
Having said that, there is a lot of latitude in interpreting "hazardous conditions" that an officer can use depending on the situation.......just sayin' (agents notwithstanding).