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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-01-2006, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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how does track day work?

Sorry, its probably a really stupid question, but I am a noob. When you go to a track day, do you just pay some money so you can use the track? or is there more to it then that?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-04-2006, 11:28 AM
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I see this went unanswered so I'll give you a lead I pulled up using our handy-dandy Search feature:
http://sbw.sportbikes.com/showthread...ack+day+basics

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thanks, finally a responce! lol I am pretty much a complete noob to all things motorcycle lol

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check out this "typical track day" page

might give you some insight

http://www.sportbiketracktime.com/experience.html


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I've done a couple of track days. Totally organized (Reg Priedmore), not so organized, and not organized at all. But standard rules always apply. (entering and exiting the track, which direction, etc.) Safety and gear are the most stressed points in either case. There's a track that runs cars at the same time as bikes an hour south of here. The car guys don't like to mix it up anymore than the bikes. We just talk it out and it all works!

The part about no cops, cars, gravel and going as fast as you can/want is the best part.

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In alott of cases you need to Pre pay in Advance, as track days atre becomming very popular, they sell out pretty quick.

There's a great book out re: track days..it's called Motorcycle Track Day Book...by Kent Larson, Pat Hahn, Jason Bishop, and Max McAllister..it covers Everything and more you need to know about track days, there's a bunch of good info in it..

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thanks guys, dont think I will be doing that for a while or at all. I would probably freak out at all the guys whizzing by me. And plus I dont own a bike yet, so another block lol. Not really a speed freak anyway.

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thanks guys, dont think I will be doing that for a while or at all. I would probably freak out at all the guys whizzing by me. And plus I dont own a bike yet, so another block lol. Not really a speed freak anyway.
You get use to bike "whizzing " by you..it'z really no big deal..

I know a girl, who thought like you..after Many, many tries to convince her to hit the track, she finally did..For the first few times, she expressed that she felt Itimidated, cuzz she wasn't up to speed...welp, to make a really long story short, after some coaching by me, and others..she started to Relax, now, she races, she is a control rider for a local track day org, and she's pretty dang fast....so, don't give up....at least try it once..who knows, you may be the next female AMA racer..

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lol I will probably try once, I like to try things at least once, to say I have done it. But I am not really a speed freak

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It's doesn't have to be about the speed as much as it is about control! Track days aren't necessarily about racing. You should really try an organized event your where you can ride with people that have similar abilities. Cost ya 250-300 bucks for a good one but you'll have a great time!

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