8. Just one more track session


The punchline to the joke about most crashes taking place during the last session of the track day is that it’s the crash that turns it into the last session for the rider. Track days are fun. Where else can we get our ya-yas out without worrying about police or unknown road conditions around the blind corner just ahead. Still, there is such a thing as too much fun. Remember how sick you felt as a kid when you came home on Halloween and ate five pounds of candy before bedtime? Well, late sessions at a track day – particularly if the temperature is high – call for a little self-reflection about your physical state before you slide into your sweaty leathers for another stint. How tired are you? Were you riding well during the previous session or were you beginning to get sloppy? How many more track days can you ride for the cost of replacement bodywork and controls?