Do you enjoy bike racing? If yes, then I am sure you will enjoy reading this too. It was started two years back. And it seems it just started. Time flies if you love something from the core of your heart. For me, from the very first day, what I have been begging from my bosses is more track time. Here I will be sharing the unforgettable experiences of Cali Track Days.
I am fortunate enough to run from two schools, superbike coaching, and Rickdiculous program. And I am too satisfied with both of these institutes. But if you don’t master the basic skills, you will not become eligible for the advanced level. And the more you practice, the more perfection you will achieve. This is the only secret to grip any skill. So, increase your seat time as much as possible.
Cali Track days
This is an organization that finds out the talented motorcyclists. I had an opportunity to share the track with the folks of Cali Track Days. It runs at Buttonwillow Raceway and Thunderhill Raceway and places the enthusiastic riders from nowhere to the track.
The founder Bill Schaffer, a highly experienced Track rider, offers an opportunity to the new riders to this sport by teaching them an essential learning opportunity with an emphasis on the security while on the track. You can say it a ‘grab it if you can’ offer for the riding enthusiasts. They will have riding education, training on safety measures, and an affordable environment. It is an unbelievable opportunity for new riders.
Mr. Schaffer clearly explains the motto of his track days. It is not meant for the advanced riders to elevate them to the limits beyond and turn them into the fastest bikers in the community. Many other track days are there for it. It is the reason why he does not even run an ‘A’ group. Instead, he registers his boys for B+, B- or C groups. It is mainly for those guys who dream of taking their riding skills one step further while they watch the bike racing standing far.
Safety Comes First At Track Days
Safety is of utmost importance. The guys learn the safety rules and the expectations set separately for each of the groups based on their expertise. At the rider’s meeting, Schaffer discusses all the flags in detail so that every biker comes to know what they mean. He also motivates the guys with his vocal tonic. He says them not to take it as a race. They should ride up to 70% and reminds them that reaching home safe is much bigger than riding.
I was in the ‘C’ group, which is just a session of sightseeing under the yellow flag-waving. This means that you don’t have to pass any. This ‘C’ group is a learning experience in real sense. You will get the feel of the ride and will know the track better. Those from B+ or B- groups are also welcome before their session to check the track.