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post #1 of 88 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gtr Only track day/ Picnic

Next summer if all is in favor you can rent for a day tracks like mid-ohio for a track day. They provide an ambulance for a small cost and you pay per rider. The more the cheaper it is. I am sure we could rent beaver run or Nelson ledges for a day if people just want to ride on a basic track that is close. It would be for Gtr riders only. The promoters at Beaver always seem eager to do any thing up there. May be even get a stunt show rolling up there for next year. It is just an Idea and you won't have to have your bike race ready to ride on the track. Leave feed back if there are a lot in favor of doing this I will look into what It will take to make it happen.
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post #2 of 88 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 06:45 PM
 
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that Sounds very good...keep us posted.....
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post #3 of 88 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 06:51 PM
 
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Sounds like a damn good idea to me


I say Mid Ohio all the way
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post #4 of 88 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 06:56 PM
 
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Sweet, but I think Beaver is closer and easier for people to get too......but if it has to be Mid-Ohio oh well....I would still be in.
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post #5 of 88 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 07:34 PM
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I like Mid-Ohio but...

1) I'll bet the cost is higher than Beaverun.
2) It's a slightly more dangerous track to run, especially for new and near new track riders, with several concrete walls, a wheelie prone corner exit, etc. Beaverun has plenty of run off room at all corners.
3) The turn-out will be dramatically lower due to cost including track time, travel logistics, etc.
4) As a true commie, socialist, and member of AARP I think it makes sense to support the local track.
5) While the idea seems good, some instruction and supervision from experienced track day organizers or instructors should be mandatory to insure a fun, safe, experience. For that reason, I would suggest we find out how many are interested. We could possibly group ride an existing day or, if we have a large enough turn-out, maybe get an organization to run a day for just GTR. We might get a couple of experienced people who are here with one of the operators on one of their week-ends to stay an extra day and run one for just our smaller group. Just some thoughts.

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I like Mid-Ohio but...

1) I'll bet the cost is higher than Beaverun.
2) It's a slightly more dangerous track to run, especially for new and near new track riders, with several concrete walls, a wheelie prone corner exit, etc. Beaverun has plenty of run off room at all corners.
3) The turn-out will be dramatically lower due to cost including track time, travel logistics, etc.
4) As a true commie, socialist, and member of AARP I think it makes sense to support the local track.
5) While the idea seems good, some instruction and supervision from experienced track day organizers or instructors should be mandatory to insure a fun, safe, experience. For that reason, I would suggest we find out how many are interested. We could possibly group ride an existing day or, if we have a large enough turn-out, maybe get an organization to run a day for just GTR. We might get a couple of experienced people who are here with one of the operators on one of their week-ends to stay an extra day and run one for just our smaller group. Just some thoughts.
i knew you were gonna say that, good idea indeed!
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post #7 of 88 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 09:21 PM
 
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Would I be required to wear leather? Being a Hindu it is against my religion to wear leather since it would cause the death of atleast 3 cows. How about helmets, I think they should be optonal as well, no brain, no pain. Hahahahahahaha.


I would be up for it. Open it to the friends of GTR and get more people to keep cost down.
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post #8 of 88 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 03:49 AM
 
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I would be up for it. Open it to the friends of GTR and get more people to keep cost down.
I thought the idea was GTR only and a picnic day. I think it would be cool just having all of us and having the track to ourselves. We could have 2 classes (kind of commie, eh DAD) Jeep class, for those who do not want to push the bike over and the Wanna be like DAD class, for those who wanna ride fast.....maybe a 3rd...knee down finger up class, for those with attitude and are not quite ready for the DAD class.
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post #9 of 88 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 04:35 AM
 
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summit point in WV. is only track around that has 2 tracks now and third being built now. I understand that beaverun is the most expensive to rent. But Iam up for the day wherever it may be. Do we really have to take the Bagger with us?
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post #10 of 88 (permalink) Old 08-27-2003, 04:46 AM
 
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I also think beaverun would be the best track to have it at.
nelson ledges is a shit hole. no paved pit areas no paved parking areas shiot half the time the track doesnt have pavment on it.
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