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Jamhar24

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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2017, 11:49:53 AM »
Sounds good Kevin. Hopefully we have enough room and the weather holds out.
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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2017, 08:35:36 PM »
Sounds good Kevin. Hopefully we have enough room and the weather holds out.

Space shouldn't be a problem.  We can easily fit 6 bikes in the two garages, and the guys in the ART class will mostly be parking their bikes outside the classroom when not on the track anyway.  Bring a lawn chair or two and we'll all be able to hang out in the garages for lunch and for the afternoon.  I usually have plenty of tools if needed and I always have tape with me in case anyone needs to tape up the lights and mirrors before tech.  Make sure your tires are in good shape - at least 50-75% of tread left, plenty of meat left on your front brake pads, about 1.5 inches of chain slack when unloaded (yes, they will check that), and make sure all parts and fasteners are tight - especially oil fill caps, drain plugs and filters.  Pretty much common sense stuff.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Oh yeah, that blue and white blur that you will occasionally catch a glimpse of if you don't blink....  that'll be Don DaLoop!
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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2017, 07:37:02 PM »
I'm booked!


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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2017, 04:33:58 AM »
I'm booked!


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Awesome. Should be a great RATS day.

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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2017, 10:38:43 PM »
Guys, this day has been cancelled and moved to Monday the 18th. Throws quite a monkey wrench into plans. And TPM hasn't even notified people, we found out from Mark. I'm hoping to make it, and you should as well, but contact TPM for credit if you can't.


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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2017, 07:49:55 AM »
I have a message into TPM to get the official word, but I've heard it from multiple sources now.  I know Monday is more difficult to make, but if the weather is anything like this past Monday it will be totally worth burning a sick day!  Last Monday was awesome - ride report on that will be coming later this week.   I'm looking into the garage options for Monday as well and will see if I can just transfer what I already have reserved.  More info to follow, but everyone who's registered for Sunday should contact TPM to find out what your options are.

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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2017, 07:59:58 AM »
I emailed them as well. If it is true then that sucks. I won't be able to make it on Monday. It's impossible for me to cancel so many patients on such short notice.

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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2017, 08:36:52 AM »
I can't make it that day. Told you John! At this point I have heard nothing from TPM!
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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2017, 12:18:13 PM »
I got a call from TPM and they confirmed that Sunday is cancelled.

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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2017, 01:23:10 PM »
Thanks for the update Capo. I had taken Monday off so I should still be good if we are still going to have a NJRATS event.


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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2017, 04:24:33 PM »
Finally sent me an eMail. I'm in LA, back tomorrow night, will know for certain about Monday then. I definitely want to make it.


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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2017, 04:45:21 PM »
I got the TPM email before 1pm today. I will wait on word from the others if a switch to Monday is doable. Sundays weather looked to be almost perfect.


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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2017, 05:56:32 PM »
TPM got back to me, confirmed what we already know that the track double booked and their track day is cancelled.  They were able to just transfer my registration over to Monday as well as garage 117 under the VIP suites, so that still stands.  It does suck though because I know most of you can't make it.  Me and Don will be there and it looks like potentially Capo and Ski, so we should be able to make do with one garage.  TPM is running track days the next weekend (23rd & 24th), both days at Thunderbolt.  I can't make it because I'll be out of town, but I definitely would encourage the guys who can't make Monday to transfer their registration to one of those days and at least get out and get that first day under your belt.  That way for next season you can just register and go and not have to do the classroom thing if you don't want to.  Let me know if you have any questions and I'll post up if any new info comes my way.  Sorry about the screw up by NJMP, it's a total bummer...    >:(
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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2017, 05:59:33 PM »
I will try to get there next Sunday. So pissed about this weekend.

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Re: Thunderbolt Track Day - 9-17-2017
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2017, 07:46:20 PM »
Yeah, me too - was really looking forward to getting a good group of NJRATs out there for the day.  On the other hand you know how much time the first day classroom stuff takes, so if everyone got that out of the way this season we can set up a good NJRATS track day early next season where everyone would get more time to hang out together and talk about the track, corners, tips and tricks, etc like we usually do at a typical track day.
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