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Old 07-02-2009, 12:37 PM   #1
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Remember your first time?

On the track i mean!

I really havent thought about it in years up until a couple weeks ago at TWS (Texas World Speedway) with LSTD.We were pitted underneath the bleachers looking up at the banking watching group 1 do the round robbin.Brought back alot of memorys,late 98 first track day with Jason Pridmore School at TWS (Texas World Speedway).Doing the round robin I was all excited and scared at the same time,worried that when the pace picked up I wouldnt be able to keep up and hold back the other students in the group,which I eventually did heh.When I thought about it,it was one of the fondest memory I had of riding.Learning is still what drives me to ride.Thanks guys for bringing back some fond memorys and keeping the sport fun.As the nostalgia was wearing out I was rudely interupted by some guy wheeling down pit straight on a big silver VFR! JK Tom!
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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My first time was last July with Longhorn.

I was nervous and SUPER anxious. I felt the same way about holding people up. I got some great support and feedback from Buck and group (especially long time friend Alonzo). I would gladly ride with them any day of the year.

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Old 07-02-2009, 12:45 PM   #3
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I remember it like it was just last year. Oh wait, it was last year. Been lots of fun since, and met lots of folks

The instructors put the fear of in me at the riders meeting, all this talk of crashes and what not.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:39 PM   #4
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Feb 2008, MSRH with TTD. We were like 6 students and about 10 instructors, so we each had our own instructor.
I was the slowest of the day (I think I am still); first round robin was great; second session with Eric Manus, I was left alone because I was so slow. Third session came Brad (Bubbaray) who lead me throughout the whole day.
Great memories, I met several people who I still hang with that day.
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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November last year...MSR-H with ridesmart


i couldnt sleep the night before, i was so nervous, i had no idea what to expect...i hadnt even gone to a track before, even to watch

i woke up and almost backed out....once i got there i didnt know anybody so i was just kind of off in my own world...during round robin i was even more nervous then the night before...after lunch i finally started having fun

and since then, ive been addicted
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:53 PM   #6
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I remember my first time.... Buck invited me out. What a blast, and what a humbling experience... lol
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Old 07-02-2009, 01:56 PM   #7
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i remember my first time too....i was scared i was gonna put it in the wrong hole.
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Had more butterfly's my first race start for sure. The starts are tence.. IMHO
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I've always wanted to do a trackday, not sure where to start though. Isn't a trackday the same thing as a race? Either way, im not fast enough to go to the track.
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My 1st time was with Buck on his TSBA member day in Nov 07 maybe? , I don't remember. Anyways, it was pretty fun. They basically called for the bikes to go and we went. No instruction or nothing other than what I could squeeze out of Alonzo, Tony, and whoever else in the pits. It took no time at all getting comfortable with close passes. Larry came flying on the inside of me in a turn and I near on myself Later on in the day I ran off and went into the rock trap, I kept it up and stopped on pit road. Derek pulled up and I said "can I keep riding?" and he was like yea, so I went down pit road and got back on the track to finish my session
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Nope, haven't had my first time yet. . . soon hopefully
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:27 PM   #12
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MSR-H early late 2007, I think...

Brandon met me my house in the pouring rain. Drove to Angelton and thought, "we are doing our first track day on a pond". It dried up, so did my nerves, and had a of time. Oh yeah and Buck showed me how to take The Launch like a man. After that, it was on!


I really remember my second one....my bike decided to fly off the trailer on 288 at 6:30 in the morning...ohhh fun times!
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My 1st time was with Buck on his TSBA member day in Nov 07 maybe? , I don't remember. Anyways, it was pretty fun. They basically called for the bikes to go and we went. No instruction or nothing other than what I could squeeze out of Alonzo, Tony, and whoever else in the pits. It took no time at all getting comfortable with close passes. Larry came flying on the inside of me in a turn and I near on myself Later on in the day I ran off and went into the rock trap, I kept it up and stopped on pit road. Derek pulled up and I said "can I keep riding?" and he was like yea, so I went down pit road and got back on the track to finish my session
yep, the good ole' Buck (LMS) trackdays. too bad a lot of these people never experienced such a well rounded trackday. those were the funnest trackdays around!!! not to mention the EASIEST place to make great friends. it was always tight knit no matter you were a veteran or a newcomer. Buck and his patrons always welcomed people. Even if you came alone.....it never felt like that.

Thanks Buck for everything you have done buddy! I'm sure i speak for a lot of people when i say....WE MISS THE BUCK DAYS!
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:02 PM   #15
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My first time was last July with Longhorn.

I was nervous and SUPER anxious. I felt the same way about holding people up. I got some great support and feedback from Buck and group (especially long time friend Alonzo). I would gladly ride with them any day of the year.

Good thread, Sunny.
Dito...that was a great way to get started for me too.

I rememeber when I lined up for the round robin behind the guy with the torn up leathers that said "Buck" in silver letters that were falling off, I thought I was going to crash for sure. I quickly realized that I was fortunate to have done so as he pointed out many marks in the track to use and where all the bumpy spots were.

Later on our 3rd sesson when they said, "this time don't use the brakes, just stay below 3rd gear, and we'lll be wathcing to make sure you don't." I thought again that this was not going to end well. But after the first several laps I realised how much that helped me foucus on the rest of what I was doing with the bike.

very good advice from this group and some things I still remeber for each track day:

Most people get into a corner to deep and then run out of tallent.

The human head weights 28 lbs; use it.

Drink lots of water, if your starts foaming your not drinking enough.

Plus hanging out at Sunny's shop prepared for the all padock tech talk. I did'nt know it at the time, but I was getting an A+ education in track BS. Still trying to figure out what chicken strips are and what a lie detector is.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:37 PM   #16
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My first was on Buck's very first Noob day. I was terrified and cried like a little girl. After 2 session I was ready to quit but thanks to Alonzo and Jason for babysitting me the rest of the day, I stuck with it.
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Yeh remember it clear. The strange guy that drove me to my first ever td at TWS (Texas World Speedway) told me about tire pressures lines how its a race through the track (more on that later)looking through corners and this huge banking. I was more prepared than most for this day because of this strange guy had fun and became an addict of the track pipe. Oh then on the way home he warned me about tracckies and that racing is ten times more fun. So now i've done more races than track days and have become a better rider. Thanks to the strNge guy for the lessons advce and putting up with my stupid questions I'll make u proud lol
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Thanks Buck for everything you have done buddy! I'm sure i speak for a lot of people when i say....WE MISS THE BUCK DAYS!
I only got to do 3 Buck/LMS days and I couldn't agree with you more, Tony.

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Kenup, how many days you have in now?
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Kenup, how many days you have in now?
So far just 6; still learning more evertime. I recall the Buckster said he had enough work to stay busy for 2 years...Well one down, one to go. So I'll be looking for an invite come next season.

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My first time was a aweful experience that had me wondering what the heck was I doing. I road my bike to MSRH and almost didn't make it back. I was clueless and a danger to everyone on the track including of course myself.

Thankfully, I gave it another try and took the advice of a friend to ride the first couple of sessions in third gear only and concentrate on being smooth and finding the line ... wow what an eye opener that was ... been hooked since.
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