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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-22-2002, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Why people don't ride on the track?!

I've been trying to understand this for years now. Why are so many sportbike riders not willing to ride on the track?! Quite often, I hear people say that it's "too dangerous." It's a helluvalot safer than riding on the street! I just don't get it. I live in Phoenix and I see a TON of sportbikes on the public roads. However, at our trackdays, there aren't alot of people. What's with this strange fear of the racetrack?
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-22-2002, 05:00 AM
 
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I don't think it's fear of the track. Track days are dang expensive. Between full leathers, track admission fees, plus if you wad your bike at the track than insurance won't pay - track days take a lot of cash.
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-22-2002, 05:31 AM
 
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how much is a track day, I live in south florida and there is a track at moroso motorsports park. I have no idea how much it costs, aren't there just open days where anyone can just drive on the track for like $20 buck, kinda like a drag strip, which by the way is in the middle of the track. hell if it was only like $20 I'd go out every weekend . whats the real deal with these tracks?
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-22-2002, 08:56 AM
 
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I don't think it's fear of the track. Track days are dang expensive. Between full leathers, track admission fees, plus if you wad your bike at the track than insurance won't pay - track days take a lot of cash.

Thats how I feel, plus it's hard if there isn't a track nearby and you have to prep. the bike and trailer it. I think the track would be GREAT if I could afford a track only bike...
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-22-2002, 10:09 AM
 
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I fear for paying with my looks to get into track. It wont get me anywhere and I will get beat up for trying.
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-22-2002, 11:13 AM
 
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I would love to go to a track, but there are none REALLY close, and I spend all of my money on the monthly payment.
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-22-2002, 02:16 PM
 
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On must realize the ADDITIONAL costs ------

----- the LIMITED TIME one can get on the track & DISTANCE of the closest track.
Take the latter in mind & it is something like a full day's trip to get to the one in Alberta, Cdn., & the same to reach the other one in Seattle Wash.
Then how often are the tracks open for m/cist & I know darn well it is not EVERY week-end.
ADDITIONAL costs mean also a trailer to haul the bike there & back, proper gear acceptable at the track ----- all of this is quite expensive especially if one is still making payments on their bike. Not to mention what happens if the rider prangs it on the circuit & we are not taking in costs at the hospital & to the injued rider's Doc or specialist once one is back home!!!
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-22-2002, 10:29 PM
 
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how much is a track day, I live in south florida and there is a track at moroso motorsports park. I have no idea how much it costs, aren't there just open days where anyone can just drive on the track for like $20 buck, kinda like a drag strip, which by the way is in the middle of the track. hell if it was only like $20 I'd go out every weekend . whats the real deal with these tracks?
Arroyo Seca in Demming, NM charges like $85 a day if you buy 10 days time at the beginning of the year. They charge more if you buy them 1 at a time. I think this place is on the cheap side of admission fees.
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-22-2002, 11:09 PM
 
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There's a fairly new track in North Florida I've read about, but you have to sign up on a yearly basis and it's about 700 bucks for the cheapest package. As mentioned above there is then leathers to consider etc. I know some tracks rent everything, but that is just more money. I want to go to the track BAD, I'd really like to do a track school. But unfortunately, finances do not permit it at this time.
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-23-2002, 11:47 AM
 
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I know that my problem is the price of leathers. After I saw the email about the SBW track day I really want to go but I still need at least leather pants to go with the jacket. If the leathers weren't so expensive I'd start going to the track.
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