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Aug 4th 2017, 08:15 AM   #1
 jared p's Avatar
  Jan 2016

OPRT @ The Ridge Monday August 21 2017

Facebook event page HERE

Registration page HERE

What's a track day? A track day is when we rent out a race track for the day and sell you a spot to come ride on it. We split up our riders into 3 groups, beginner, intermediate, advanced. Before you let your pride put you in the wrong group, beginner just means at the track, your 15 years of ripping on the street doesn't count here so cool it. Pride at the track leads to ambulance rides. We also can move you throughout the day group to group if there's space, if it's too fast, we can move you down a group, or if you're too fast, we can move you up.

During the sessions, we have blue vested control riders riding around watching everything and everyone, they respond to any incidents, help riders with lines if they need help, etc. We also have orange vested instructors on track, and they'll be leading around students in green vests. They're taking the schools we offer and getting on track instruction and feedback from our fantastic and well experienced instructors.

We limit our groups to 40 riders max per group. We do this for safety and fun for everyone, there's more open track for you to ride around on.

We ride the track in 20 minute increments, group 3 rides at 9am, group 2 at 920, group 3 at 940, then repeats throughout the day. So you get 20 minute rides on the track every hour. It may not sound like much but, you'll be nice and sore sooner than you think

The track is a great place to learn to ride your motorcycle. Fast, slow, street bike, sport bike, cruiser or adventure. It's where you can learn to brake, corner, body position, accelerate, safely without speed limits, cops, cars, kids, potholes etc. The skills you learn at the track directly correlate with your safety and fun on the street.

We also offer schools for level 1 and level 2 that are great at laying down basic fundamentals and then build upon them. It's a great way to refresh on riding techniques, and also learn something new.

We have some rules, you gotta wear gear, over the ankle boots, gloves, a helmet that hasn't been crashed in before, and a leather or textile suit, 1 piece or 2 piece but it has to zip together. Your motorcycle has to pass a technical inspection. In the morning you register, then take your bike through tech and we give it a once over making sure your bike is in good running order.

We have vendors and sponsors at the track to provide you with things like tires, suspension services, bike demos from dealers, etc.

There's a lot that goes into a track day but it's 100% worth it. If you have questions, please ask as we're here to help!

Aug 7th 2017, 09:00 PM   #2
 smokedu's Avatar
  Jan 2016

  Some KTM'S and a Duc
Yessss! In!

Aug 7th 2017, 11:00 PM   #3
 cjohns's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Moscow, Idaho

Is the correct e-mail??

I've tried this a couple times with no luck....can you post a correct address, or get in touch??

Aug 7th 2017, 11:06 PM   #4
  Jan 2016
  Redmond, WA

Originally Posted by cjohns
Is the correct e-mail??

I've tried this a couple times with no luck....can you post a correct address, or get in touch??

Aug 18th 2017, 09:48 AM   #5
 TedR's Avatar
  Feb 2016
  Ferndale, WA

  Big-Block Dinosaurs
I'm In!

For Shelton, WA, Eclipse Obscuration is calculated at 93.5%.
I imagine it's gonna get kinda dark around 10:20AM (peak coverage), +/- 10 minutes or so...

Very curious to see how OPRT will address this...
I'm in Group 2, typically on-track at 20 past.

I'll likely sit out Session #2 with my kiddo, and just "take in the show."
Got our #14 welding masks at the ready!

Aug 18th 2017, 09:56 AM   #6
 S1KRR's Avatar
  Jan 2016
  Renton, WA

  2010 BMW S1000RR, 2015 Yamaha FZ-07, 2009 Husky TXC250/310
I will be there as well, will be interested in seeing how dark it gets during the 10:00 to 10:20 session I will be riding.
Aug 18th 2017, 12:00 PM   #7
  Aug 2016
  Vancouver, BC

93.5% that will be like dusk. I'll be in group 2 as well so that's gonna be interesting.
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Aug 18th 2017, 09:41 PM   #8
 Zoomie's Avatar
  Jan 2016

You might want to ride, at least a couple of laps.
Ryan from ThreeSixtyPhotography is planning to try to capture some photos, see his website and look under the OPRT tag to view some of his Mt Rainier shots, they are pretty cool.
We're currently discussing how we might make this chance to ride during the eclipse available to more of our riders. Stay tuned
Aug 18th 2017, 09:58 PM   #9
 Zoomie's Avatar
  Jan 2016

90% obscured IS similar to dusk or heavy overcast, riding visibility will be OK, but details such as reference points may be a bit harder to see. So don't plan on running a lap record pace.
On a related note, I wonder who is going to be "that" guy who fires up his chameleon LED lights, or tapes chem light sticks all over himself.

This is a question, not a suggestion.

And if ends up being an OPRT staff member, consider yourself fired. Geez.

Now where did I put my Dave Aldana, glow in the dark, skeleton leathers...
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Aug 19th 2017, 10:41 AM   #10
 alienbogey's Avatar
  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

For the slow group:

Is OPRT still going to say no passing for the first session of the slow group?
Aug 22nd 2017, 07:35 AM   #11
 alienbogey's Avatar
  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

Well, that was a great day.

Bunch of red flags, though.

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