Cold track days?

Discussion in 'General' started by BROsiah, May 5, 2017.

  1. BROsiah

    BROsiah Well-Known Member

    Is it worth it? I know you cant go as fast as normal but thought it maybe a good opportunity to slow down (not that i am fast)and work on some basics . Weather calls for lots of sun but only a high of 56....figure it may get up to 60.
     
  2. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    I used to say yes, but I must be getting softer the older I get. Although if its blazing sun and not overcast 56 can be pretty reasonable by high noon.
     
  3. sanee

    sanee Well-Known Member

    no matter how bad it is, its still a great day to be at a track doing what you love
     
  4. pickled egg

    pickled egg American Dogthic

    56. Cold.

    That's cute.
     
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  5. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    Back when the CCS midwest opener was Road America, there were flurries in morning practice more than once. I drained my coolant one night.
     
  6. racesbikes

    racesbikes Fully Rigid Member

    109F at Chuckwalla today.
     
  7. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    Seriously. Why is this even a question? Go ride. You won't have to slow down because it's 56.
     
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  8. BROsiah

    BROsiah Well-Known Member

    I am new to track days so that was my question . I was just unsure since all the ones i have done so far have been 70sand up
     
  9. pickled egg

    pickled egg American Dogthic

    Next weekend CRA opens the season at Brainerd.

    We don't call 'em the snowflake sprints for nothing.
     
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  10. Lazy Destroyer

    Lazy Destroyer Well-Known Member

    I've done a few that started in the 30's and probably never got over 50.
    Still had a blast.

    I remember being at the WERA Tally opener a few years ago and it had minor flurries before practice.
     
  11. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Cold is OK. Wet can be OK. Cold and wet sucks.

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  12. motion

    motion On an adventure somewhere

    This brings up a good question for the physicists here.... everything being the same, I wonder what the grip differential in % is between a 30 degree track and a 100 degree track?
     
  13. MELK-MAN

    MELK-MAN The Dude abides...

    I'm living in FL since 1989, and even I don't mind 60F and sunny for track riding.. that's right about my limit though :)
     
  14. MotoGP1199

    MotoGP1199 Well-Known Member

    56 is not that cold, once you get into the 40's that when your hands start to get numb. 50's is a blast, and you really don't slow down much. There will be guys going much faster than you at your full pace. I wish all me track days were in the 60's (+ or - 10*)
     
  15. JBraun

    JBraun Well-Known Member

    Sounded harsher than I intended. Didn't mean to be a dick, I just meant to say that going riding is always a good idea. :beer:
     
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  16. Scotty87

    Scotty87 Lacks accountability

    I raced a CCS round at Road America around ten years ago and it was fucking snowing when I woke up Saturday. It was melting when it hit the track tho, so race on. Played hell with my visor and generally sucked, but we still raced.

    56? Shit, that's shorts and bro tank weather.
     
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  17. BROsiah

    BROsiah Well-Known Member

    No worries
     
  18. TX Joose

    TX Joose Well-Known Member

    No worries at all if it's 56 degrees and sunny. Just make sure you take incremental steps in speed and let the tarmac warm up a little bit
     
  19. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Grip differential will be about tree fiddy
     
  20. Funkm05

    Funkm05 Dork

    Man up, princess. 56 just means you won't have as many fluids to replace. :rolleyes: :D

    This post sent to you from the middle of a lake on a perfect 40 degree morning. :D
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2017

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