To get a 'baseline' feel for my bike, I decided to take my bike out to Streets of Willow before I left California. Bone-stock. Tire of choice was the BT-S20 in 110 and 160.
November 30th, but I am writing this one on Feb. 27th 2015.
I've never been on SOW and I haven't done a track day since 2009. Since a week before, I crashed plenty of times at mini-moto clinic and supermoto school, I decided to make it a mental goal to add little bits at a time. I always perform better when I mentally hold myself back a bit, focusing on consistency and form more than out-right aggression.
We went counter-clockwise this time. Aside from going overall faster, I lost a lot of time on the bowl-- I am sure I could attack it a lot faster with all the banking. I also lost a lot of time in the two corners after the bowl. Focused soley on setting up for those corners rather than minimizing off-throttle time on the straights.
Overall, I need a lot more seat time. I'm still not putting together a clean lap-- especially inconsistent in the sections after the skidpad. I can also benefit from cleaner, quicker inputs to the motorcycle and get more aggressive on the throttle. Overall, not too bad for one of the first track days, after a 6 year break.