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« on: September 14, 2004, 04:29:21 PM »
So Sunday morning I got a call from my friend Jim (You know the one with the red carrera from our track day at 2nd creek last month)  He was getting ready to take his kart out to the track in Erie.  It is a mile or 2 east of I-25 at the Erie exit.  there is an asphalt track (small tight turns 1 mile track) for the karts, and a moto cross dirt track as well.

Anyway, we played around in his kart for a while (I have got to get me one of those).



After a while we noticed that they allowed motorcycles out on the track too.  So since I had ridden up to meet him, I paid my $20 (that is right $20 per vehicle gets you an all day pass on the track) and brought the BMW out to play, saddle bags and all.   :D



I wish the picture would have been with me leaning a little further - in that pic I was starting to come back up exiting the corner.  Anyway, That was a blast.  It was a really tight track which meant I was getting the pegs down in pretty much every corner, and the only time I got out of 1st was on the back straight. (Remember redline in 1st is 60 mph).

Now I gotta go back.  $20 track days rule!
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2004, 06:19:20 PM »
let us know about the next one, I would love to play too.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2004, 06:19:20 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2004, 06:46:35 PM »
they are open 365 days per year! and they even have rental karts!   :)

we should all head out sometime.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2004, 06:46:55 PM »
the rentals do add some to the $20 price though
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2004, 08:03:11 PM »
The same buddy who owns the paintball field has a couple carts...
Not sure if these are the ones, but if they are...
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2004, 08:52:18 PM »
This is cool...  I found this place when I was going to CU.

The rental carts are fairly new and pretty fast...  No shifting though...

I think the full rental price with kart is like $50.00 for 10 laps...

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2004, 09:11:26 PM »
that sounds fun, I would love to run one of those little things, I hear they are a total kick in the pants.

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2004, 12:33:55 PM »
found more info on the rentals:

Rentals

$25 for 5 laps

$35 for 10 laps

$60 for 20 laps

if you do too many laps, we'll just get to the 3-4K it costs to just buy a kart.


there is an ariel photo of the track and more info here:


http://www.thecoloradokarter.com/imi/imiinfo.htm


they are a kick though.  think 60 mph and 11-13K rpms and the corners around 2 g's!
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2004, 12:57:34 PM »
This sounds like fun.  I would be intersted in going if we could set a day.
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2004, 01:15:05 PM »
I'll go.
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2004, 01:20:30 PM »
If I organize this it is going to be October - 'cause I am booked up until then.  Any other volunteers?
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