Weather was less than desirable, but once the rain let up, the track dried pretty quick.
I knew I had the pace to safely be in the group, but I knew there were others much faster out there. It's been two years since my last trackday, and I was more concerned that I'd be in someone's way. I was also pretty nervous about being on 3 year old Q2s! It wasn't a choice to be honest. Intermediate was full, so I went advanced.
I think the wet in the morning really helped. Nobody was going at speed. That gave me 2 sessions to knock off the rust and shakedown the bike. At lunch I had Matt Carr (holy shit is he fast!) of Indy Ducati do a quick tweak of my suspension. I was pretty happy when he said it was really close. Just a couple half turn adjustments was all it needed.
After lunch, once my nerves had settled, I started using the GoPro to analyze my own BP and work on that. These advanced guys know what they're doing. They are all "professional" on the track and make safe passes and don't do anything to make you feel out of place. As long as you're running a predictable line, even a slow one, it's all good.
All in all it was a good day. I need to work on my flexibility a lot! My groin is really sore today. I was running consistent 1:27-1:30 (Putnampark) laps all afternoon. Felt real good to be out there again.