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Old 11-30-2010, 09:16 AM   #61
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Thats is one of the reasons i havent done any track days yet, i am afraid that doing after a few track days i am going to quit riding the streets. I really enjoy riding with my buddies and hang out and talk when we take a break at a gas station, to me riding on sundays is like a social event, most of my friends work hard during the week and we dont get to see each other until sunday, so even when my stupid duc is out of battery i still show up in my car just to say hi to the lucky ones that do get to enjoy the day on their bikes.
At a track day you're riding for 20 minutes, and bullshitting with your homies for 40. Its even better than the gas station break. I have people that I only see during track season and at trackdays. Every new season I look forward to hanging out with them again. Its just as social, get your homies to go as a group to the track!
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At a track day you're riding for 20 minutes, and bullshitting with your homies for 40. Its even better than the gas station break. I have people that I only see during track season and at trackdays. Every new season I look forward to hanging out with them again. Its just as social, get your homies to go as a group to the track!

what he said^.

besides, the street is pretty lame once you've done track days. so boring, so slow, too many cops/squids/stupid soccer moms. this place sucks for street riding, places with elevation changes and twisty roads are what sport bikes are born to do.
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Actually if you read the comments the guys that have done track days are saying, my statement is not so far fetched.

I guess then the comment that someone made about Track guys being slower on the street is right. Except you guys are doing it by choice not by lack of skill on the street or just because you're "slow"... Makes sense now.... Perhaps the person that told me that, just forgot to leave that part out
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Actually if you read the comments the guys that have done track days are saying, my statement is not so far fetched.

I guess then the comment that someone made about Track guys being slower on the street is right. Except you guys are doing it by choice not by lack of skill on the street or just because you're "slow"... Makes sense now.... Perhaps the person that told me that, just forgot to leave that part out
After going to the track, most riders realize that there's no skill involved in being fast on the street. Its all /lack of brains.
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Actually if you read the comments the guys that have done track days are saying, my statement is not so far fetched.

I guess then the comment that someone made about Track guys being slower on the street is right. Except you guys are doing it by choice not by lack of skill on the street or just because you're "slow"... Makes sense now.... Perhaps the person that told me that, just forgot to leave that part out
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After going to the track, most riders realize that there's no skill involved in being fast on the street. Its all /lack of brains.
I hear ya, and you may be right...I for one, have not had a track day, not for lack of wanting to, but just my schedule doesn't allow me (excuses ).. I ride the street plenty because I like it and I enjoy the turns that I take and being able to take them better and better each time. Am I at my full potential? NO. Do I try to go fast where I feel comfortable? YES!... When I go out on rides, I tell everyone we go slow on the straight and take the turn however fast and comfortable you feel. I think it's rather unfair to say that it is lack of brains to ride the streets and try to have fun on turns, when you really don't have another alternative, or you just genuinely enjoy it. Though I see guys on turns cutting cars and tailing them, I'm rarely that person. I love the street, even if I did a track day, I hope I still enjoy it as much as now, because I ride almost everyday(or chance I get) and I would hate to loose that joy. Cuz track days wouldn't be as easy to come bay for me.
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Dude, It was not a swipe at you or the track guys, my comment was that I heard...from the comments, I stated that it seemed the person that told me this, left out the part of what most of the track day guys have been saying. Which is that they CHOOSE to go slower on street, because they save it for the track. To someone that this has not been explained to or wants to "talk like they know" it would be like this, track guys = fast on track and slow on street. you know?

I rode with you to Galveston, though that was more staright that anything and it was a long ride... I would like to go out riding with experienced riders, I know I got much to learn, I don't claim to be a badass or out run anyone, when I ride, I ride for myself. Slow/Fast as I maybe...It feels fast to me!
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I hear ya, and you may be right...I for one, have not had a track day, not for lack of wanting to, but just my schedule doesn't allow me (excuses ).. I ride the street plenty because I like it and I enjoy the turns that I take and being able to take them better and better each time.

You have to ask yourself what exactly "better" means. Faster? Yes, maybe. However, in the process are you improving your body position or are you just gradually getting ballsier with the throttle and therefore closer to a crash? Most of the ""tight"" turns on a street would be considered fast sweepers on a track so the margin of error is fairly large. This allows riders to whack the throttle on, and feel like a king without their poor technique overcoming the safety margin of the bike. However, they're a lot close tor the edge than they realize. To close, they're probably not leaving any margin of error for obstacles (gravel, oil etc).

At least thats what I see.
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Dude, It was not a swipe at you or the track guys, my comment was that I heard...from the comments, I stated that it seemed the person that told me this, left out the part of what most of the track day guys have been saying. Which is that they CHOOSE to go slower on street, because they save it for the track. To someone that this has not been explained to or wants to "talk like they know" it would be like this, track guys = fast on track and slow on street. you know?

I rode with you to Galveston, though that was more staright that anything and it was a long ride... I would like to go out riding with experienced riders, I know I got much to learn, I don't claim to be a badass or out run anyone, when I ride, I ride for myself. Slow/Fast as I maybe...It feels fast to me!
That Galveston ride was more like a parade, especially since it was all freeway. The way "track guys" ride the streets depends more on the type of ride it is. They've been known to tear up the turns on "private rides" through the forest, and on Livingston and Fayetteville rides.
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You have to ask yourself what exactly "better" means. Faster? Yes, maybe. However, in the process are you improving your body position or are you just gradually getting ballsier with the throttle and therefore closer to a crash? Most of the ""tight"" turns on a street would be considered fast sweepers on a track so the margin of error is fairly large. This allows riders to whack the throttle on, and feel like a king without their poor technique overcoming the safety margin of the bike. However, they're a lot close tor the edge than they realize. To close, they're probably not leaving any margin of error for obstacles (gravel, oil etc).

At least thats what I see.
I've had my "Oh !" moments, and I have been very lucky at being able to keep control... I agree with what you are saying, I really would like to do a track day, once time permits... I know it will only make me better, I was just trying to clear up my comment.

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I bet...

Yeah, the Galveston ride was, but I like the big group ride, it was fun for me...
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I bet...

Yeah, the Galveston ride was, but I like the big group ride, it was fun for me...
We have big group rides to Yankees quite a bit. Usually we break the groups up according to pace. Look for a Forest Gnome ride
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Yeah, I see those, and i've been wanting to join on one but It seems like you guys come back later in the day and on the weekends mostly... The latest I can be back in my area is 11:30pm cuz I have to pick up my little one...
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Yeah, I see those, and i've been wanting to join on one but It seems like you guys come back later in the day and on the weekends mostly... The latest I can be back in my area is 11:30pm cuz I have to pick up my little one...
I'm usually home by 3pm when we go to Yankees which is much earlier than your 11:30pm curfew
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i love both.

I sold my track bike because I missed riding every day so i got a monster. I love riding that thing ANYWHERE!

Then I started to miss the track, so I got an 848 and I'll just sit here and enjoy the best of both worlds
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How will a track day help you on Houston streets?

First of all, it'll get you off them...

(someone has probably said this already, but I figured it was at least worth saying twice)
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