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Which school is better. Penguin or nesba? Or is there one I overlooked. I live in central Pa, so someplace close would be nice. Thanks guys.I'm not starting till next year, so if anybody is interested in entering with me drop me a line.

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hey speedy,

I live in eastern pa and I'm looking for a school/tracktime as well. I did come across this club (I think its a club) www.teampromotion.com that has some dates scheduled at Pocono - at least they did this last year so I assume that they will again next year. Not sure if its a school or a club or what but I think somehow you get on track.

Let me know if you come across anything!

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Whitey:
hey speedy,

I live in eastern pa and I'm looking for a school/tracktime as well. I did come across this club (I think its a club) www.teampromotion.com that has some dates scheduled at Pocono - at least they did this last year so I assume that they will again next year. Not sure if its a school or a club or what but I think somehow you get on track.

Let me know if you come across anything!

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It is all of the above. Schools, club events, track days, parts, etc. :)

They have been around for awhile. I just joined last week. There are a few other members of TPM on Sportbike World. ;)


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john is dead-on about tpm, they do it all. glenn is really big on supporting the people in his club.

i did both penguin's and teampromotion's schools. they are both worth the money. i liked teampromotion's a little bit better. glenn is a little bit more honest. they have school-only days and school days that work in conjunction with a trackday. you can e-mail tpm at [email protected] barb is really friendly, and they'll give you all the info you need.

marrc has a school at summit point, wv. i've never done it.

plus most of the touring schools (class, ca superbike, hammer) hit pocono (or loudon, or summit point) during the year.

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Hey Tony & John - thanks for the clarification on tpm - I'll be emailing them for info this evening.

As a side note, I have to say I'm very intrigued with the whole club concept, I had no idea organized clubs like this existed :confused: Would either of you guys care to elaborate on what being a member of this type of club is like? I have no real interest in "racing" per se (although I'd be open to signing a contract if offered :D) but I'm dying to give classes/school and track riding a go (no cars, cops, etc.) - how serious a "racer" is your average member?
How well do they take to newcomers and weekend riders (like myself)?

Anyhow - thanks again for the info guys

- Todd



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Thanks for the info guys. I liked the idea of nesba running different tracks. Theyre at www.nesba.com. The engine just grenaded on me last night! 125 mph oil, smoke, cars noise, engine locked up chattering the back tire, what a blast! NOT!! At least I'll have the latest greatest engine for next year and the races! Thank god for 2 year unlimited mileage warranties! Keep in touch if anybody is looking for somebody to go through the schools with. Thanks again guys.

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tpm and nesba both go to different tracks, only reduc used to stay at pocono (but they do more tracks now too).

as for whitey's q, tpm has four classes, white (the slowest group), red (step up), blue (think amateur racer), black (expert racer). they don't try to make people ride over their limit.

i like the way glenn does things. i have nothing against nesba, i just really like tpm.

also, if you're near one of teh tracks, you can cornerwork for $70 in motion money, which you can use towards track time. on the 14th i'll be riding for a total of $25, the rest of the day was paid for by cornerworking.

chances are with either club, if you go out with the street group, you'll learn a lot and you'll really get up to speed fast.

once you're in the red group, you an do chatterbox sessions with control riders. they do a lot of cool stuff, check out the page.

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Whitey, I am actually new to the TPM club. I have been seeing them at the races for quite some time but didn't know much about them. Tony is the one who gave me some personal insight. Their web page is pretty informative. :cool:

I did not know there were so many large clubs until recently. :) I plan on getting more involved though. Street riding is getting more and more dangerous due to the increased amount of traffic in the mountains. :( The track is much safer... as long as Jamie Hacking & Kurtis Roberts aren't racing. :rolleyes: :p

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Tony & John, thanks for the input guys! Sounds pretty cool - I think I may try and take a ride up to Pocono on the 13th or 14th to check out the event.

John, don't be afraid to post your experiences as a new member to this forum - I (and I'm sure others) would be interested to hear about a first hand account of a day in the life of one of these club events! :D

Thanks again guys!

- Todd



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I sure will. Hopefully early spring is when I plan to start. Unless my bike is still in pieces!We're waiting for an updated engine at the moment. What fun. How close are you to Harisburgh/ Carlisle area? I'd like to find some people to ride with in this area. Anybody in the area and interested drop me an e-mail.

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whitey and speedy,

i'll be at pocono on the 14th. i'll be the fat guy on the little fzr, going slow. it's krylon black, with #725 on it.



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Tony - if I make it up there on the 14th, I'll most definitely keep an eye for the #725 :cool:

BTW krylon black is one of my more favorite shades of black :rolleyes:

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speedy - i'm about 2 hrs from hburgh via the (dreaded) turnpike :eek:. I read in another thread about this rt. 125 somewhere out thataway - supposed to be some pretty sick twisties. Is that anywhere near you? Thinking about spending a day trying to find that bad boy...

I'm also planning on riding out to the reading area in the coming weekends.
When you're up and running again (BTW - sorry to heard out the bike problems) let me know if you're close to that area.

later - tw

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i haven't been on 125, but i'm sure it's right off 81. maybe next year i'll get down there with geoff and chris. it's also where rausch creek is gonna be/is.

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2 hours huh. I was hoping you were closer than that. I'll get some info on 125 tomorrow and give directions to everybody. The engine is "supposed" to be in tomorrow and I'm supposed to be back in the saddle by the weekend. Can you say, road trip to pocono?!?!! :)

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Yes! I can say "road trip to Pocono"! :D

If I don't have to work on Saturday (and if the weather's decent) I plan on taking a ride up there to check out Team Promotion's activities (hell I'm thinking of joining, if I only had the gear) Let me know if you're up and running by then

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Nesba will be at Pocono on the 15th running the east course. They do not run a "school" per say. They have an intro session that is FREE to new riders thinking about getting on the track. You'll get two morning sessions that are very SLOW but will familiarize you with the track. You can sign up for the whole day if you like and the afternoon the pace will quicken up quite a bit. Check out www.nesba.com. There are control riders that will be glad to ride with you and give you pointers.

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Free! Sh%#, now I'm really kicking myself for not having leathers yet! Man I have to get to a track!

Mind if I ask a question to all you track goers? Do you guys trailer bikes to these events or just ride up? I'd be riding my bike up to Pocono and I wonder whether people would think I'm crazy riding my only transportation home around the track.

Anyhow, thanks for all the information guys, between TPM and nesba (I can't believe I didnt look into this sooner), next year is gonna be sweet!

thanks again - tw

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i wouldn't recommend riding to a track event either. i see guys do it though. my track bike isn't street-legal so it's not an option for me.

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