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    Re: BMW S1000RR Sport

    That’s mental Ry, I’m done in after 30 laps!
    Good to hear you’re back home safe and enjoying the bike again.

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    Re: Fitness

    Quote Originally Posted by RyS1000RR View Post
    I’m physically fit at the moment but definitely not ‘bike fit’. There’s no substitute for time spent on a bike especially one with 200 Bhp!
    I do agree, but I just don't do enough track days...or even use my bikes enough to stay very bike fit, so I had a lot of muscle pain after Snetters last week. My issues could easily be caused by poor body position etc etc, but I used to have issues with my inner thigh/groin muscles after hanging on to the bike, which I have cured by doing a lot of weight machine training on the hip/adductor area. I don't get tired during the day, and it didn't hurt after either. I did have a lot of quad muscle pain last week, so will work on that before my next time on track. I was wondering if you do any particular (gym?) exercises to prepare for a trackday?
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    Fitness

    I have to be physically fit for my day job which means I spend a lot of time running, swimming and in the gym doing CrossFit. I've found that doing CrossFit has massively benefited my track riding. It's all based on varied functional movement and is high intensity which helps with overall core strength, fitness, endurance and recovery. For muscle memory though nothing beats just getting out on track.

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    Trackday

    Here is a short trackday report...

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    Trackday

    Circuit: Snetterton 300
    Air Temp: 21°C
    Track Temp: 37°C
    Weather / Track: Sunny / Dry
    Laps: 83
    Best Lap: 1:59.74

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    Trackday

    Yesterday's trackday marked my first since July last year. I purposely booked an Open Pit Lane day as I didn't want to be constrained by time or groups. The point was to get back on the S1000RR and up to speed quickly. I had some good company in pit lane which always makes for a pleasant day and as with any Open Pit Lane event the atmosphere is generally a lot more relaxed which I prefer. A few riders (Josh Brookes, Sylvain Barrier and Gino Rea) from the BSB Paddock were also present in preparation for the IOM TT and the next BSB round at Snetterton in June. Frankly their race pace was staggering and it's rather awe-inspiring watching them fly past you in a braking zone sideways with the rear wheel in the air...

    Thankfully the weather was superb which meant for a hot track. I had the option of Metzeler Racetec RR slicks or treaded tyres both in K1 compound fronts and K2 compound rears. I opted for the treaded Racetecs as they were already mounted to my BST wheels and I had only used them for 8 laps previously at the end of my last trackday. It also meant that I didn't have to make any suspension changes to take into account the taller profile of the rear slick tyre so I could concentrate purely on riding and not having to worry about setup. I really like Metzeler race tyres and even when down to the front and rear wear limits the performance and grip levels do not drop off significantly. Tyre choice is a deeply personal one but for me, on this particular bike, they just work.

    As for the electronics, they remained in SLICK throughout the day with the DTC set at -4 which just offered a good compromise between forward momentum and stability. Apart from turning on my 2D laptrigger I didn't bother changing anything else or using the HP datalogger.

    The first few laps were a little tentative to say the least having not ridden a bike for 10 months. After blowing away the cobwebs, remembering which way the circuit went and generally how to ride a bike quickly again(!), the only time I came into pit lane was for fuel and the compulsory lunch time break. Apart from out and in laps my lap times were consistently around the 2:02-05 mark and on occasion dropping into the high 1:59s when pushing during clear periods and towards the end of the day when the track was much quieter.

    249 track miles and 83 laps later the day was over. I've gone through two sets of knee sliders, 40 litres of fuel and one pair of Metzeler Racetec RR tyres. Surprisingly my Brembo Z04 front brake pads show minimal wear despite some hard use. An expensive day in terms of consumables but my main effort was to spend as much time out on track as possible which I managed to achieve. Importantly I stayed upright throughout with the only off-track excursion being a trip down the run off area before T8 having out braked myself at the end of the back straight. Overall I'm really content with my progress despite feeling rather exhausted by days end.

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    Trackday

    Pictures to follow...

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    Re: Trackday

    Quote Originally Posted by RyS1000RR View Post
    on occasion dropping into the high 1:59s
    Damn, that only 10 seconds off the BSB boys.... and i'm only 30 seconds off you :-)

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    Trackday

    The outright BSB lap record at Snetterton is a phenomenally fast 1:46.024 set by Shane Byrne last season.

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    Re: Trackday

    that some riding Ryan 1.59-2.02's,
    if that's after 10 months off the bike ...blimey....
    were some real slow riders on the open pit aswell yesterday, i found that real dangerous to watch as a bloke on a ktm nearly had 2 fellas up his chuff on the start straight. it was like he was riding in treacle. on the flip side was some real fast guys, really good to watch from all round the track at different points.
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