The Ridge Aug. 31st 2 fast track day

Discussion in 'Eastside' started by residentcourt1, Jul 19, 2012.


  1. residentcourt1

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    Planning another trip to The Ridge! Wanted to post this early, so if anyone wanted to join they have time to plan.

    I can't emphasize how much fun this track is!
     
  2. Ballistic

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    cb
     
  3. residentcourt1

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    Looks like its just gonna be the two of us lol
     
  4. KevinD

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    It ain't August yet, Popeye!


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  5. ZREX MIKE

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    You've convinced me...............................................I'm in. :mfclap:
     
  6. residentcourt1

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    When we get there maybe you can teach us how to get around the track !
     
  7. ZREX MIKE

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    I'd be happy to show you around The Ridge, but there are lots of guys with better/faster lines than me.
     
  8. Avboden

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    here's the video from the california superbike school, day 2 for me. This was my FIRST lap right after lunch so I made some mistakes I didn't always make (missing the turn in point in turn 2).

    The yellow x on the ground are the suggested turn in points. they are very, very good points. The only change that my instructor and I made is through 8a and 8b...it's not a double apex, push the turn in point a yard or 2 further and it can be done in one full arc, you can see my line in the video, I do this and end up running right over the 2nd turn in X anyways.

    also, i'm slow, yes, I was working on throttle control and cornering, not brakes and straight line speed. That being said, the funny angle of the camera makes everything look slower than it seems.

    anyways, I highly suggest you study the markers in this video, it'll help TONS on your next track day

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7e4ZXdQB9U&feature=youtu.be

    approximate map of turn in points and apex points on the harder part of the track line wise. video is better though

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    oh, one more thing, make reference points on this track! helps tons!

    turn 9 into turn 10

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  9. Ballistic

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    Sounds like target fixation to me. :mfclap:

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  10. champion

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    out I'll be crabing in birchbay
     
  11. Lance C

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    Need some info on this.

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    Anyone have room for another bike/rider in their truck trailer whatever.
    Traveling from Spokane to the ridge
     
  12. residentcourt1

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    I need to lock down how many are going, so I can arrange for a trailer.
     
  13. residentcourt1

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    Who's goin????
     
  14. Buick_65

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  15. Lance C

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    Does anyone have trailer space that I can get in on? I live on the south hill.
     
  16. Lance C

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    Dude I'm definitely in. let me know!

    PM is easiest because i get the e mail along with it. I almost never get on the forums.
     
  17. residentcourt1

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    Pm'd
     
  18. ZREX MIKE

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    Crap!!! Did you guys make the trip?? I got so distracted with "my life", I forgot to set up a meeting. :tard:
     
  19. Lance C

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    What an amazing track. It is so smooth. It strings together beautifully. 170 on the straight is a nice touch too!
     
  20. scollins

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    It's developing some rough patches though. Right as you enter the Ridge Complex, there are some "rumble strips" near the top (outside line). And I've found a small "pothole" in turn 14 (also in the Ridge Complex). I started turning inside that one.

    While it is pretty damn good now, I can't wait for the final "top layer" to go down. It should be really awesome then.
     
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