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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.
Great time with multiple coaches available for advice! Hydrate and prepare yourself mentally/physically for the heat. Definitely will attend many more!
lots of track time. mentors are super helpful and the format provides plenty of attention. always enjoy 316trackdays
Signed up for 3:16 track days in March at cresson, not really knowing what to expect. Once arriving I was greeted by and pointed in the right direction by their staff. Who was very very friendly! The organization is absolutely awesome! The 1hour sessions seemed a bit daunting, but actually turned out really nice! It allowed you plenty of time to work on whatever you were trying to improve on, but also gave you plenty of time in the pits between sessions without feeling rushed. I believe they are changing it to 45min now which I feel will be perfect. Having a very low instructor to rider ratio also was a huge plus! The instructors were fantastic and were there whenever you needed them. Personally my favorite thing about this organization, was what it stands behind. Which isn’t for everyone, but I really enjoyed it! Definitely recommend 3:16, and I will be doing a lot more TDs with them!
Ignacio and his wife are both riders who love the sport. Committed to promoting and building a safe respectful experience in both street and track riding. That commitment is clearly first and foremost here for 3:16 Trackdays, which helps maximize track time by keeping rider numbers low and respect for others at a maximum, keeping time off the track from crashes at a minimum, which helps you focus on the things you want to work on, be it getting better or just enjoying a day on the track. The scheduled for the day never felt rushed and in all the years I have done track days. The level of respect I saw riders giving others on the track was higher than I have ever seen before. Which made the day exceptional. A lot of work goes into putting these on, your time and commitment is very much appreciated. Thank you!
I've been to 5 trackdays in the last two years. I started working with Jorge, my mentor, from the start of the day (I found him at 7am!). I knew what my two goals were for the day and we worked on those extensively. He would find me on the track, take the lead, then follow, then we would pull over and talk. I got plenty of attention from my mentor and we did not feel "rushed". I was concerned about the 1hr sessions, but they grew on me. I got all the seat time I could handle and was worn out by the end of the last session. The main difference from the prior trackdays was the more "loose format" which allowed for more time to focus on your skills, rather than where you have to be every 5 minutes. There is a large gap in skillset for the Love to Ride group, but as long as your patient, the herd thins out quickly and you will have a lot of the track to yourself. Definitely going to be at another one of their trackdays.
I had a great time with 3:16 Trackdays, really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and lots of track time. Ignacio will send plenty of information in the days leading to the event so you're prepared for each location. Looking forward to more adventures at the track.
I had a great time, I definitely recommend 316, I like the idea and execution of this organization, much more time for your money, and then the personalized approach as far a the mentors and goals go was awesome!
An amazing experience...very organized from pre-track prep emails to post track follow-up. Personalized instruction from your mentor on and off the track. Since I did both days, Aug 3 & 4, and though it’s not my first time doing track, I was able to really grasp the advice from my instructor and utilize it on the track. I highly recommend 3:16 Trackdays for your first time on the track, you will be totally bitten by the track bug!
The hospitality was great, made feel like I was at home! Definitely recommend going here.