Category Archives: Track Day

Thunderhill is Really, Really Far

UPDATE: Added some pics!

Good morning race fans!

This past weekend I took a trip to Thunderhill Raceway for Roadriding 2.0, which is a motorcycle skills class for MSF graduates.

They taught us:

  • How to do a tech inspection
  • Exercises we can practice to improve slow-speed skills
  • Cornering techniques
  • All about tires
  • Emergency maneuvers
  • How nightmarishly hot Thunderhill can get
  • Group riding

And, as a special treat, they took us newbies out on the track for a follow-the-leader session where we were given the opportunity to ride race lines.  That’s when I was able to put my 45mph top speed to some really good use.  But that’s not the end of it, or rather — that’s not the beginning!

First, I had to actually get to Thunderhill.  And how, pray tell, did I do that?

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