Re: My first trackday Nov 25:)
Forget everything you've learned in 25 years. Everything will be extremely exaggerated at the track (throttle, braking, leaning, etc.). Make sure you've booked a track day that includes coaching. Spending your first track day without classroom sessions is almost a waste of the day because you're going to be spending most of it getting out of everyone else's way and finding the right/safest lines. The number one rule I have for the track is leave your ego at the gate. You're not going to be the fastest guy there, and even though it's your first day you probably won't be the slowest one either. Your bike is expensive, ride it like such. Take things easy. You'll be dragging knee by noon I guarantee it. Make sure your tires aren't cold for the first sessions (3 warm-up laps and 1-2 for the rest). The track takes time to heat up itself so note that as well. Novice is usually the last on the track but still... Did I mention leave your ego at the door. Most importantly though, have fun! Don't forget the key either! Trust me... I've seen it happen more than once!