Getting Out There – Safely

It’s certainly different than I expected when I started planning racing but I finally rode my bike on the track.

Most of the motorcycle is completed, most of the riding gear is in place and most of the transport is together.

Bike – A 2017 KTM RC390 with about 3K miles was purchased on Jan 1, 2020 in Denver. I replaced the body work with Hotbodies race parts, took off the side stand, added sidecase guards and put on some race tires.

Transport – I couldn’t use my planned enclosed V-nose trailer because it was too tall to park in the apartment’s underground garage, so I got a utility trailer and bolted on my tool drawer with a car rooftop carrier to store the wheel stands. The awning fits on the floor strapped to the toolbox next to the bike.

Gear – I got the leathers, boots and gloves as planned. The new model of the air vest I got, however, will not fit in the suit. The vests for racing are out of stock, so I got a back protector for the meantime.

I got 4 track outings scheduled at a local track and 1 at Brainerd International Raceway before the end of the season.

With all of the CoViD prevention protocols in place, I ventured out for the first of the scheduled days. Here are a few photos of my inaugural session.

On the Track – Finally
Set Up in the Pits
The Rig

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