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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-14-2005, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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Question Rain

I'm heading to Roebling Road for my first time at the track. I'm taking the class Saturday, but Sunday they're callin for rain. What do you guys do that head to the track? I'm heading about 6.5 hrs to get there, so I'd like to get as much as I could out of the weekend, I'm just not sure about running in the rain. Any suggestions?

I have a brand new set of Pilot Powers that are being thrown on on Friday, but I wasn't sure if I should look at wets for sunday while at the track. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks in advance.

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You can ride in the rain on any tire. The key is not to override the tire. Learn what you can do by inching up on the max speed and lean angle. I believe it's best to learn how your tire's work in limited traction conditions by personal experience.

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Roebling is a very special place in the rain. There are numerous sealer strips and concrete patches that are SLIPPERY as hell in the wet. The track surface itself is very grippy in the rain, just not the sealer. Get there early to inspect it so that you can stay off it when riding. Also, turn 3 develops more standing water than anywhere on the track, keep that in mind if it really pours, good luck.
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