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Old March 30th @ 09:44 pm   #11
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin, NV

Motorcycle: 2009 GSXR-1000
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Make that 1.5 miles more. The outer course is 3.09 miles and the full course is 4.5

 
 
Old March 30th @ 09:58 pm   #12
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From: Vegas

Motorcycle: 2007 GSXR-750
I may be down for this one. How long is the trek up there?
 
 
Old March 30th @ 10:35 pm   #13
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From: my moma's cooter

Motorcycle: your mom
At least a 6.5 hour drive if we're pulling trailers add a hour or so

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I may be down for this one. How long is the trek up there?
 
 
Old March 31st @ 07:48 am   #14
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From: Hendo

Motorcycle: GSX-R 1000 & RC51
When I went last year, I didn't want to pull a trailer to save on time and gas, so I loaded the bike and all my track stuff (EZ up, generator, sand bags to hold down EZ up, etc.) in the bed of the truck and it took me about 7 hours. When we got there, we were lucky enough to get a garage for free (they usually cost about $75 from what I hear) and since the garages are fully equipped, I didn't need the EZ up, generator, air compressor or any of that shit. Just my bike and ramps to get it out of the truck. They also have a mini restaurant just off the track (1-2 minute walk from garages) that serves hot food and cold drinks so no need for a cooler full of food if you don't want to bring it.

The garages are open bay type so they're not private, but if enough of us go and head to the track together, we should be able to all take over at least half of a garage. They tend to put about 4 people to every garage "space" which is about the size of a 2 car garage. Of course, you never know if they're going to charge for garages or not so for those that want to save the money, there is plenty of space to post up EZ-ups and traditional pit areas.

The weekend of this track day is Labor Day weekend so it's a 3 day weekend. The track day itself is on the observed holiday (Monday), so what we did last year was head up on Saturday, used Sunday to recover from the drive and go check out the track, hit the track on Monday, then head home on Tuesday. They happened to have some races going on that Sunday so it gave me a chance to see the layout of the track first hand and get a look at how wide turn 1 is, and what the run off looks like after coming down that 3500' front straight. By the way, when you come out of turn 23 (yes, that's right, I did say turn 23, you can't even see turn 1. They also have a go kart track right across from the main track where we can mix it up as well. Just a great facility all the way around and makes Pahrump look like garbage.

The weather was awesome too. Wasn't hot, wasn't cold, wasn't windy, and what rain we saw was contained in the mountains. I highly, HIGHLY recommend everyone to do this track at least once. You won't regret it. This is the only date that I've been able to find where the 4.5 mile full course is used so I'd register early. We may have been lucky last year, but it didn't seem like the day was sold out, but then again, with 4.5 miles of track to run around, people getting all bunched up isn't really a problem!!!

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Old March 31st @ 07:53 am   #15
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From: Hendo

Motorcycle: GSX-R 1000 & RC51
This is your boy on the front straight at Miller. My dude with the camera is only about a quarter of the way down the straight. Notice after I go by that you still can't see turn 1. Then again, this was done with a Go Pro so no zoom capability either.

Miller Front Straight Sep 2011.wmv - YouTube

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Old March 31st @ 07:59 am   #16
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From: Hendo

Motorcycle: GSX-R 1000 & RC51
This one shows how wide the track is and gives an idea of how it flows. For those that watch the races, you should be familiar with the "attitudes". On TV (at pro racing speeds) it looks really tight so I expected them to be somewhat scary, but I'm going thru them from :35 - :42 and you can see they don't come at you that fast. This was my first time on this track and it only took me about half the day to figure it out. I blow turn 6 in this video, but later in the day, I was putting it all together.

2011 10 05 - YouTube
 
 
Old March 31st @ 10:37 am   #17
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From: my moma's cooter

Motorcycle: your mom
Was that Brad doing the video recording? It's been way to long sense I've been to Miller. I've only been on the East course (2.26 miles) which is a lot like chuckwalla So riding the full course would be great, Ofcourse you fellas with the mighty Gixxers are going to kill me on that LONG front straight!
 
 
Old March 31st @ 01:43 pm   #18
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From: Hendo

Motorcycle: GSX-R 1000 & RC51
Yeah, Brad was my camera man. That was a great weekend. That full straight away is ridiculous! I'd suggest the first few times down that straight shutting the throttle down at the second start finish line before turn 1 until you get it figured out. My first time out I came in so fast that at maximum braking it felt like I had no brakes at all even though I was actually slowing down. Kinda felt like I was sliding on ice. Luckily the turn is stupid wide so I could keep the bike upright longer to get it slowed down to make the turn. I haven't been that scared since I was a kid.
 
 
Old March 31st @ 10:19 pm   #19
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2001 ZRX1200R, 2005 Hyosung GT650S Track Bike
I'm in!
 
 

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