I guess I’m getting the racing thing the hard way. Took to Arroyo Seco down near Deming for the second attempt, and it didn’t go quite as well. I don’t know the track nearly as well as I’d like (or, really, at all) and the Saturday track day was seriously plagued by wind. I got about 20m on track.
The Sunday, race day — not as good! First race went OK, though I felt slow as molasses. Second race, second lap — racing incident, as a 250 thought there was a space on my inside and there wasn’t. His front tyre hit my thigh, and that was a predictable result
The bike got off worse than I did. Clutch master, rearset both trashed, lever bent, frame slider screwed up and some bodywork damage. The latter? Meh. The lever? Usable. The others needed some work — thankfully, used parts abound for the RC51.
It’s been a bit of a fixfest, but the test and tune went well. Leathers getting fixed up!