Willow Springs Trackday
This is just a quick post 'cause I'm on my way to Costa Rica for a week, but I just got back from a trackday at Willow Springs Raceway. This is definitely the fastest track in the Southern California area and quite an experience. I'll put up a more detailed post when I get back from my trip. The skinny:
Willow Springs = lots of fun but windy
Dunlop Qualifiers = as good as or better than Michelin Pilot Powers
Paying $20 for a pro to tune your suspension at the track = so worth it
Damn It's Hot Outside
It's been so hot lately I haven't been riding nearly as much as I usually do. A couple of weekends ago I was riding back from Hangtime Motorycles in Frazier Park (they fixed my bike after that little spill I had) and rode through 100+ degree temps once I hit the San Fernando Valley. It was a little shocking after having zipped past the beach in Ventura where it was about 73 degrees. 100+ degrees in full leathers pretty much sucks. The wind is just blazing hot and everything is uncomfortable, but there's no way in hell I'd ride in this heat without all my gear.
In any case one of the only places I'll ride in this heat is the nearby forest where it's noticeably cooler. I had a nice little late afternoon jaunt up there last weekend and snapped this little shot of downtown L.A. Thank goodness there's a couple of places nearby to cool down when it's this hot.