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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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I just attended a track day at VIR with Team Promotion. I am going to run some track days with them in the spring. The people were very friendly and they had a parts truck there at the track as well.

Just wondering what people out there think of the Team Promotion track days?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 06:55 AM
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I do most of my track days with them. I like how they run a day. Very helpful for a matter of asking, and they keep it FUN. They also tend to have good prices.

I'm not sure what I'll be doing for track days in the future, though. My bike's a big old tank when compared to the current crop (608#) and it causes some of the fellow riders concern when it sparks the pegs in corners. They panic thinking I'm getting hard parts, which is a very real issue, but in fact, everything's OK. I removed the centerstand which is a problem, and for track days remove the tin pipe covers which can hit, and then just hold it to grinding the pegs and brake lever. At that point, the pipes are VERY close but have never been touched. Maybe some of them are just pissed when a big, old, stock, high mileage bike runs lap times similar to their newer stuff. JUST KIDDING. I think their concerns are anchored in good intentions and it may be disconcerting to be behind a bike and see it sparking, who knows.

What I really should do is get a track bike but am concerned that, for me at least, it will turn it into more of a job than the fun it has been. I'm way past the highly competitive stage in my life where I have to be the fastest. I derive my pleasure from getting the most out of what I've got. To me, the challenge is the same because every bike you ride, regardless of how fabulous it is, has limits. That's the fun I get, several times a year, riding a bike to its capabilities, without all of the extra work and expense of another bike. Ahhh, what to do.

Sorry for the ramblings. Thinking out loud I guess. Yeah, TPM is a real good club!

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Dad!

I guess Im somewhat in the same boat with you. I want to have some fun on the track occasionally but I don't want to turn it into a job/large expenditure. I could see this costing a lot of $$ real quick. I also don't care if I'm the fastest guy out there with the newest and best bike. I just want to go out and have some fun!! Team Promotion makes it real easy to put a bike on the track. Take out the antifreeze and tape mirrors and lights and off you go.

Having the most fun for the least $$ is whats its about!
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