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Old 09-25-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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So that's what Spokane looks like. It's so narrow, and the coned in chicanes look sketch as fuck.

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #3
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So that's what Spokane looks like. It's so narrow...
Compared to what?

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...the coned in chicanes look sketch as fuck.
The track was primarily configured for cars. The chicanes are added for speed/flow control for motorcycle safety.



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Old 09-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #4
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So that's what Spokane looks like. It's so narrow, and the coned in chicanes look sketch as fuck.
Yes it is; and yes they are.

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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Compared to what?


The track was primarily configured for cars. The chicanes are added for speed/flow control for motorcycle safety.



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All of the westside tracks look like highways in comparison. The ridge is 40'.
The chicanes seem like they make a narrow track even smaller. No thanks. I don't see how cars could pass each other on that track

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:11 PM   #6
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But they added bumpers! yay

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:27 PM   #7
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that track just looks... wow

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #8
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All of the westside tracks look like highways in comparison. The ridge is 40'.
The chicanes seem like they make a narrow track even smaller. No thanks. I don't see how cars could pass each other on that track
this track is more similar to our lake roads and some of our nice back roads... try it, you'll like it (track snob)

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Old 09-25-2012, 07:38 PM   #9
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Go JohnnyM! Strong work. Cool looking track too.

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #10
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Was that footage sped up at all?

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #11
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Wow, a track that makes PR look pretty damn good in comparison!


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Old 09-26-2012, 04:29 AM   #12
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Pr is a decent track, although it's the most dangerous one in the NW.

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Old 09-26-2012, 02:40 PM   #13
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The wide angle lens makes the track look pretty narrow. Much narrower than it actually is. On car track days you can easily fit two cars across with TONS of room to spare. I've been three-wide around T2 on a car track day, if that gives you any indication of the width. No, it's not the amazing 40' width of The Ridge, but it's not narrow either.

On the positive side, the wide angle lens makes my butt look smaller.

I think most racers would agree that Spokane is still a great track-day venue. The three scary places (to me anyway) are only sketchy at race pace with others at race pace. A poorly executed pass or being bumped at a bad moment are the main ways a person would get in to trouble. Running around at track-day pace with others is simply fun with no real sketch factor at all. That's just me though.

The Spokane track isn't for everyone. But there are *so* many great corners on the track. If I moved to Seattle and had PR and TRMS in my back yard I would still make the trip over for Inland Speed days at Spokane. T2 with the elevation and camber change is one of my favorite corners anywhere. Wheeling over the crest of T3 at 130+ is always exciting. Late entry in to T4, with an immediate flop of the bike for T5 is epic fun. Even with the cone chicanes a modern 600cc bike should be hitting 145+ coming in to T1.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:56 PM   #14
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The wide angle lens makes the track look pretty narrow. Much narrower than it actually is. On car track days you can easily fit two cars across with TONS of room to spare. I've been three-wide around T2 on a car track day, if that gives you any indication of the width. No, it's not the amazing 40' width of The Ridge, but it's not narrow either.

On the positive side, the wide angle lens makes my butt look smaller.

I think most racers would agree that Spokane is still a great track-day venue. The three scary places (to me anyway) are only sketchy at race pace with others at race pace. A poorly executed pass or being bumped at a bad moment are the main ways a person would get in to trouble. Running around at track-day pace with others is simply fun with no real sketch factor at all. That's just me though.

The Spokane track isn't for everyone. But there are *so* many great corners on the track. If I moved to Seattle and had PR and TRMS in my back yard I would still make the trip over for Inland Speed days at Spokane. T2 with the elevation and camber change is one of my favorite corners anywhere. Wheeling over the crest of T3 at 130+ is always exciting. Late entry in to T4, with an immediate flop of the bike for T5 is epic fun. Even with the cone chicanes a modern 600cc bike should be hitting 145+ coming in to T1.
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yeah what dan said. cause i am not that articulate

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:52 AM   #15
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That filmed with the new camera? Forgot the brand already, but I sure want one.

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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what the heck is with the white strips on the inside of the corners? haha weird

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Old 09-28-2012, 11:29 PM   #17
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what the heck is with the white strips on the inside of the corners?
Those are the, "curbs."
Kinda like giant rumble strips.



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Old 09-29-2012, 01:17 AM   #18
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Those are the, "curbs."
Kinda like giant rumble strips.



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i take it he didnt get the sarcasm.haha..just havnt been there in a while to experience curbing and cones...

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Old 09-29-2012, 08:42 AM   #19
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oh ya by the way...lookin good jonny

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Old 09-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #20
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yeah what dan said. cause i am not that articulate
Yeah, what he said.

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