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8/8/20 MSR Houston – Respect the Craft **Sold Out**$233.00 Read more
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Thanks to 3:16 Trackdays for putting on a great event. This may be long but a thorough review may help others decide to come out or not. I have had to be away from track riding for a few years. Life got super busy and family commitments kept me away. As a result, some of the confidence in my abilities that I once had has be diminished. I also didn't want to come back to an adrenaline filled crash fest. I got on the website and watched the videos and read what was there. I even called Ignacio to see what they were all about. Ignacio does a great job of sending out emails and videos to help people understand what is going to happen and make it less confusing as it can be for new people. Pre-trackday impressions were good. Managed to get loaded up early and arrived at the track the day before while some bikes were still on track. After the track riding was done. My wife and I got to walk the track and take pictures of all the turns. Cresson has changed a bit over the years. The seams in the pavement are not friendly to running parallel. We finished taping up the bike, had dinner, and got some shut eye for the next day. Up at 6 to sign in at 6:30 and tech the bike. The riders' meeting went well. A little long, but the first one of the year normally is. We hopped into pickup trucks and did a track drive/walk and talked about several turns and things to look out for such as seams and bumps. Now 3:16 has a different format than most track days. Only two groups, Love to Ride (beginner to moderate level) and Respect the Craft (more advanced to wicked fast). Each group got a total of three and a half hours of ride time. The first sessions are two 30 minute sessions for each group and then one hour per group for the rest of the day. More thoughts on the format later. The first session was following in a group with a mentor leading the pack. We were shown general lines as well as practiced entering and exiting the track several times. These skill are more important than most people realize. The first session on Cresson on a morning in the 50-degree ranges, can you say "slippery" boys and girls? But this is kind of normal there. Debrief with mentor after the first session then hydrate and get ready to go again. Hour-long session, wow. Holy crap, can I even ride for an hour straight? My goal the first session was to relax and see if I could. Yep, road the whole session and gradually relearned the track and slowly got more heat and grip out of the brand new Dunlop GPR 300 tires that are purpose made for bikes like my Ninja 300. Getting some good reference points and keeping the pace relaxed help get more and more comfortable. A few straightaway throttle junkies were holding me up in some of the turns. Oh well, a trackday not a race. Must pass with respect and give them plenty of room. The attached photos show my progression throughout the day. BTW Blair Hart at Hart Photography does his best to make you look good. (oops can't seem to add photos to the review) A post-ride consult with my mentor and time for some lunch. I may have eaten a little too much at lunch and/or the usual lack of sleep before a trackday caught up with me. The second hour-long session wasn't flowing as well for me though I was still getting more comfortable with the bike. I rode about 40 minutes and called it. Hey, I have an hour and 20-minute break. Time to get out of the leathers and deep breathing/relax/nap time. Get a big drink of water and go out again. Third and final hour-long session. I am putting it all together. Getting corner speeds up. A bit more passing with respect. Rocking and rolling for about 20 minutes. Man, I gotta pee. Hey, hour-long session, why not come in and pee. And I did. Then went back out again and got back up to pace. I went about as fast as I wanted to in most turns. Ok, a few to still work on. With about 15 minutes left the brain started to fade a bit so I called it a day. What an awesome day. I got good feedback from a couple of mentors and a corner worker. Most of the brief red flags were mechanical issues. One rider did have an agricultural experience with no injuries. Overall a very good trackday experience. I would highly recommend 3:16 Trackdays to anyone looking to have fun and improve your riding.
316 was my first trackday, I was a bit nervous on what to expect, especially with not knowing anyone there. Everything from start to finish quickly put that worry at ease. I felt like it was real riders there, not just some organization taking my money for a slot. I was assigned a mentor named Marquis to improve my skills, and was perfect. The best part however, other mentors also guided me without me even asking, gave me pointers from a different perspective. That truely shows how much care, quality, and quantity at which 316 provides. A concern of mines was not having enough time to ride and enjoy the track, feeling rushed through the day. The hour long on the track was perfect, gives you time to actually work on quite a few things, get feedback and try it again, before 1 session is over. Another good rule I ended up loving is passing. There are no rules to passing EXCEPT, pass with respect. I found myself wanting to pass at certain parts of the track normally NOT allowed through other organizations. Even though is not in my sight, it does give you the passing experience if you decide to race. I'm not trying to convience anyone to pick them, just stating my experience. I had a great time, already booking my next with 316 trackdays. I guess the only thing else to say is... lets ride! Hope see everyone back out. - stay safe
I was a first timer at the track and I couldn't be happier with the setup at 3:16 Trackdays. It was relaxed, friendly, and everyone was polite both on and off the track. I was worried going into it, but a mentor picked me up right away and helped me through the first few sessions. It wasn't too crowded, and I never felt unsafe. I had an excellent time and will be coming back!
I highly recommend to anyone the 3:16 mentorship program, either "love to ride" or "respect the craft". They will pair you up with a mentor and you get a lot seat time. They paired me with an amazing mentor David Aue. He gave great feed back on things I needed to work on and he helped me work on them throughout the day. Even thought there were 3 other students he was able to individually mentor and critique each of us. And as busy as he was, he constantly checked up on me making sure I was doing ok throughout the day. It's a very fun track with amazing mentors that you will feel you got your money's worth! I am hooked! My future endeavors are to come back to this program and track as many times as I can!
Awesome people! Great instruction! So much fun! If you haven't done a track day with them yet, DO IT!!!
This is the track day org that is for riders, designed by riders. Everyone involved was great. You can really tell their main focus is not profit, but to create a great rider focused experience for everyone. I had a great time at Cresson, received valuable feedback from my coach, and felt an environment of respect and mutual love for the sport the entire day.
I have attended track day events with a half dozen organizers. 3:16 was hands down the best. The hour long sessions are perfect for developing skills and the hour downtime allows time interact with mentors, rest and meet new people. A track day organizer that makes everyone feel welcome.
Did my first 3:16 track day at MSRH last weekend. Great experience, it was safe but relaxed, low numbers on track and tons of track time. That’s truly a winning combination in my book.. I’ll be back for sure!
So this was my first track day. My budy and I decided to take up this great hobby. I was so impressed with the feel of the experience. it was like a group of guys and girls said "let's go to the track". Our mentors were knowledgeable and thorough. They pulled no punches for the sake of our growth. The consistent communication from Ignocio, felt welcoming. Arriving, I knew what the day was going to Intel. I can't wait until the next event.
This was one of the best track days I have ever been to. Well organized, safe and fast. The seat time was remarkable.