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Old 08-03-2006, 08:47 AM   #41
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:57 AM   #42
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Funny how my dad was teaching schwants the track back in the day, and now i'll probably end up taking schwantz's school
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:26 AM   #43
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:50 PM   #44
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Funny how my dad was teaching schwants the track back in the day, and now i'll probably end up taking schwantz's school
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^^^hehehe. Well, it looks like I will stick to the sidelines and just do trackdays when possible. If there is a motohouston endurance team start-up that would be great!! This would be so much fun to be a part of.
I am dissapointed I didnt make it back in time to do the trackday when the BBq was held. Family 1st. Vacation for the little ones and all that stuff.
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I was looking at Texas Mini GP racing earlier. Looks like fun and a lot cheaper than racing the 'big' bikes.


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Old 08-08-2006, 03:06 PM   #48
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Man, that is some bucks for little payout. Seems like trackdays make more sense. Maybe we should have trackday races every once in a while the loser pays for dinner and the winner eats free.
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:24 PM   #49
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Thanks to you and Doug for that Outback gift card, I guess you're the loser!!!
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:30 AM   #50
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Thanks to you and Doug for that Outback gift card, I guess you're the loser!!!
No problemo thanks for the opportunity. Ever need help again let us know. And I didn't lose either otherwise he would have bought me dinner especially since i have gixxer and he is riding that red thing. :icon_bigg
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Man, that is some bucks for little payout. Seems like trackdays make more sense. Maybe we should have trackday races every once in a while the loser pays for dinner and the winner eats free.
Most of the trackday organizations don't approve of this behavior. Although, what happens in the expert group stays in the expert group. :dontknow:
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Old 08-09-2006, 12:35 PM   #52
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Most of the trackday organizations don't approve of this behavior. Although, what happens in the expert group stays in the expert group. :dontknow:
Yea, I don't think buck minds as long as you don't hit each other. :nono:
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Old 08-09-2006, 09:09 PM   #54
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Guys,
Buck makes good points about "His" level of expenses.
Far cheaper alternatives are readily available.
You can spend WAY more than Buck if you want to. Funny how the second year can be more expensive. The 2cnd was great for us, it's the 3rd and 4th years that are costing me my retirement!!! :-)

A track day environment will NEVER give you the feeling you get when your on the grid and the flag drops.
NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I run a track day business and would love to tell you to do track days and not race but closed course competition racing is something in itself.
I would suggest the best gear you can afford, always new tires, and skimp on the hotels if you have to. Either way, your 1st trophy is worth a million.
The memories, fun, and friends are priceless........
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Old 08-09-2006, 11:06 PM   #55
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it takes money to race - that's for sure...

some of the unavoidable costs being:
- attend an accredited race school class (lstd $75)
- cmra dues ($100 jan thru dec -or- $65 jul thru dec -or- $35 sep thru dec)
- gear (helmet, leathers, gloves, boots & back protector)
- race plastics & safety wiring
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- race tires
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but there are plenty of us that can't/don't spend the $2k per wknd kind of greenage...

capafool, ufo34, paniro and myself have all raced less than half of the races this year...

and while buck get's major props for his level of commitment - :notworthy

how much and how often you spend $$$ on entering races is up to you...

you'll have to find your own balance of things to make the progress you want...

and don't forget (just like buck mentioned) other things like suspension/engine mods - b/c you WILL want to be faster & smoother...

yes racing is expensive... no doubt...

but the cmra is a great organization - if for nothing else because of the other members...

i can't encourage all the mh peeps enough - if you feel it's your calling, come on out to a track day/race weekend sometime and check it out...
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what do ya know...a gixxerbill sighting..... for all u that don't know bill has deserted us corpus riders since he's now and expert...don't call or write...lol
Naw that ain't the case just been busy and traveling to MOTOGP Hee Hee. Plus I nailed my foot on the comal river on a rock and haven't been able to get a boot on. Did you ride Wednesday night? How's the fam?
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One of the expenses I forgot to list and EVERYONE should think about is insurance coverage. It is a major expense unless you are in the corporate world and have a great benefit package. Even then, 99% of all policies will have somewhere in the fine print, and exclusion for closed course competion, aka Racing. Racing is expensive and dangerous,and without insurance you could cause yourself and your family a great deal of financial burden and heartache. Even with good insurance the cost of recovery time and rehab is mind blowing. Do not race without health insurance!!!!!!! Like I said before, it really sucks to be taken out by someone else, and to get injured only makes it worse. There is no sueing for loss or anything like it.
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! Like I said before, it really sucks to be taken out by someone else, and to get injured only makes it worse. There is no sueing for loss or anything like it.
Can you at least kick their in the paddock to make yourself feel better? :icon_bigg

Just curious what is racing insurance costing you Buck?
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