Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Baton Rouge La.
We lost a rider Saturday
Saturday at NOLA we lost a rider. In the advanced group shortly after lunch, 2 riders went into turn one and collided. I didn't see the misfortune, I was about 10 seconds behind them. My go pro footage only shows the carnage when I passed the scene. The track was shut down for about a hour and a half. There was a mandatory riders meeting afterwards. The track day organizers had to remind everyone that its a trackday, not qualifying for racing. There had been numerous wrecks that day, and the organizers made it clear that the next person to go down was gonna be the last. The track would be shut down for the remainder of the day.
Please, when your running on the track, remember that it's not a race, it's just a day to spend on the track working on your skills. We all want to run fast, but when you come by someone whos not carrying the speed you are, things can get ugly real fast. Being in the advanced group doesn't reflect how fast you are, it reflects how safe, smooth, and predictable you are. For the safety of yourself and all other riders, if you really want to test your full capabilities, get your race liscense and take it to the races where that speed and aggressive riding is to be expected.
Lastly, my condolences to the family that lost a loved one. My prayers are with you. Ride safe