Yep, Like you said Drakeley, good to catch up and fantastic weather to boot.
Amazing coincidence we both know Frank. He was impressed you found time to get on the track and it sounded like he might even be considering bringing his VFR to one after seeing pics from the day.
I was wrapped to be immediately as fast as my previous best time and was slowly edging faster again with each new lap. There is so much time that can be made up everywhere, but keeping power down over Lukey Heights, turn 3 and at the end of the main straight was where I seemed to pass or catch up other riders.
However that run almost ended badly towards the end of the third session.
I had just been swamped by a green ZX6 as I entered the main straight, he got a fantastic exit out of the last corner. I started to catch him up by turn 2 and was planning to outbrake him in honda corner, but as I pulled alongside him he tipped in and committed to the corner. I was keeping my distance from him (as required by the conditions of the track day) and I was pretty much going to be standing still, right in his path. I wasnt sure he could /would evade me, so I let off the brakes and throttled on down the escape road. He ended up sitting up anyway and went into the kitty litter, thankfully staying upright.
He was happy when I caught up to apologise, laughed and said and it didnt phase him.
This photo was taken the lap prior to the kwaka passing me.
I had just passed the suzuki after the hay shed and the kwaka must have been following me through.
But all my laps after that episode were seconds slower. I was probably getting tired, but I realised it wasnt racing and I just went out to try different lines and hopefully perfect one a corner at a time.
I did chat to some other 675 riders, but most were not interested in websites, let alone forums.
I tried to inform one of those riders about the Performance/tuning section here, which has the links to download that free program (tune-ECU?) and the associated maps to test systems and tune the bike, but he was hell bent on getting a power commander.
Possibly the tuner at the dyno he wants to use, only knows how to use power commader's but hey, its just a track bike not a race bike? Each to his own though.
Anyway, the day was so good I am seriously considering locking in Saturday, 01Dec12. Although I'd expect for a weekend it might attract a full booking across all levels.