I knew that a track day meant I was going to need leathers and racing boots, two things I didn’t own. I contacted Alpinestars, which was kind enough to provide me with the Stella Anouke one-piece leather suit, the Stella S-MX 5 Boots, and the Stella SP-2 Gloves. A-Stars also threw in the Summer Tech Race top and pants, which makes it easier to put the leather suit on. Having never owned a leather suit, I had no idea it would be such a struggle just to get it on and off. Chicken dance anyone? Last but not least, I brought a back protector with me, and my Suomy Vandal helmet. One item I forgot to bring was a tinted visor, which I later regretted. There’s a photographer at the track who snaps pictures of you that can be purchased on site, but when I looked at my face in the pictures I resembled a chipmunk! Don’t forget your tinted visors, folks. Luckily the photographer takes a good amount of photos, so I was able to find one that I was pleased with.