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Old 06-23-2010, 08:14 AM   #21
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I'm partial to Groove Union. They have great instructors who will work with you all day long, or let you do your thing on the track...and always be there if you have questions. Classrooms are in the morning sessions and relatively optional classrooms are held in the afternoon for those that have questions.

It's a very relaxed group of guys who all want to have fun. I've met some good friends out there. Only downside is that it's only at GrandSport Speedway. Which is necessarily a downside, but it doesn't offer incredible variety. However, they switch track direction every two or three trackdays so you get a feel for going the other direction...which has helped me personally a lot.

I highly recommend having a go at it.

And I see you're in Clearlake...which is roughly fifteen minutes from the track. They are having a special next month too...80 dollar track day...sign up early though as it usually has good attendance, especially at that reduced rate.

And if you ever want to shoot the about it more, let me know, I'm in Clearlake too.


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Old 06-23-2010, 08:33 AM   #22
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there all good in there on way. and not one is better than the other. its gonna be your call. do them all its your decision. i have some that i like more than others, but thats a personal opinion. i ve done them all except lstd. which i need to do, but my favorite is TTD, I mean groove union great bunch of peeps
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you don't even ride anymore.
I do too!

For reals, I rode to Pearland Sunday. I know, crazy huh?
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:57 PM   #27
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I had the pleasure of riding with Ride Smart this past weekend! I would deff recommend them and TWS (Texas World Speedway) for new riders. TWS (Texas World Speedway) is a faster track and easier to learn on from what I hear. The classroom portions are a bit redundant in the afternoon, but it's helpful to listen!
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Just to be complete here, LSTD does offer instruction at all levels of riding- noobs to experienced TD folks.

LSTD offers C-group instruction for the folks that are new or first time track day enthusiasts, and also off the Advanced Rider School; which is 1:1 instruction all day with video of you. LSTD has the best instructors around, check 'em out- most of them have been teaching for 10 years with LSTD too; not to mention racing for as long and longer.

LSTD really appreciates the great comments, we work hard for them.

As someone mentioned earlier, try 'em all out- nobody said it was a rule that you have to ride just one.
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How much is it to get 1:1 instruction that you speak of?
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Not trying to spam, so I'll just direct you to the website for more info:

http://www.lstd.com/html/index2.html

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http://www.lstd.com/html/lstdschool.html
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Also, take into consideration that Ride Smart supplies free leathers and boots for first timers! That was huge for me, but now I need to buy some!
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So far I've done TTD and Ride Smart both at TWS (Texas World Speedway). I was just trying to get some feed back on the other schools. I guess it will boil down to my schedule for my next one.
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I like Ridesmart.

I like Lone Star Track Days.

I like Longhorn Motorcycle School.

I have riden with all 3, multiple times, & love each one for different reasons!!! Try them all, & make your own opinion. Don't go based off what a couple ppl with bad experiences had to say.

There is also Grandsport Union but I have never riden with them...they are always on days when I have other commitments or when there is a track day at a track we are racing at-rather practice at the track we race at then not.

Whatever you decide, when you get there, make sure you let an instructor know it's your first time so you get extra attention/help! They all have Level 1, or a noob group for you to ride with, & all have instructors there ready to help!



EXACT same thing could be said about my experiences Ride Smart, LSTD, & LMS (except LMS only has classroom sessions on the NOOB days-not reg days)!!!!
Pretty much covers it, the only thing I would add is that if you don't ASK for some attention/help you won't get it........unless your scaring somebody other than yourself. Good luck and have fun.
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