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View Poll Results: The Track Made You A Better Rider: Yes or No
yes! 52 57.14%
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, maybe! 3 3.30%
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:08 PM   #21
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I voted . Because the girl in pink made my twitch. In a good way. Very much do want.

And, because I've yet to ride my first track day.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #22
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Better...OK, definitely more confident and cautious on the streets though. Still voted for though!
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:13 PM   #23
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The track made me a better track rider, and slightly more confident on the street. It also changed my mindset in that I dont feel the need to ride the street so crazy.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:23 PM   #24
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Trackdays made me a better rider but it does have the ability to make some people cocky/arrogant:

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Trackdays made me a better rider but it does have the ability to make some people cocky/arrogant:

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Old 04-01-2011, 04:30 PM   #27
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:45 AM   #28
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First of all, excellent pic of , Linz.

Second, LMAO at the fat bald man comment.

Third, I define better to the fact that I don't squid around when I ride in the streets anymore. Likewise, I feel more comfortable when an unexpected situation occurs. That being said, YES, I do believe it made me a better rider.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:34 AM   #29
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I think you can compare trackdays to target shooting.
Does target shooting make you a better hunter?

Well, it allows you to become more proficient in a narrowly focused set of skills. That skillset can be called into use in a hunting situation so, yes, it has made you a better hunter.
It does not help you stalk an animal, conceal yourself or plant food plots.

Trackdays help you know the limits of your bike and that can be useful on the street. Not by pushing them but, by knowing that, if you have to you can make this turn or avoid that truck.
They do not help you understand traffic patterns, avoid cell phone users or anticipate a kid running in front of you.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:11 AM   #30
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trackdays just let you know that you are extremely slow and you need to get off your and learn to ride by doing more trackdays.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:28 AM   #31
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Trackdays made me a better rider but it does have the ability to make some people cocky/arrogant:

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This reminds me of the guy that almost took me out on turn 7 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) that broke his hip.

Guy was cool but needed a bit more practice.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:32 AM   #32
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I voted . Because the girl in pink made my twitch. In a good way. Very much do want.

And, because I've yet to ride my first track day.
Just twitch? My home keys are stuck together now thanks to that .

I've got better just from riding with my friends that have recently been to the track, can't wait to go myself. Just scared of the addiction, that's why I've never tried Heroin, i'm sure it's a rush but it can take over your life and drain your bank account.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:02 AM   #33
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Just scared of the addiction, that's why I've never tried Heroin, i'm sure it's a rush but it can take over your life and drain your bank account.
It's not that bad.
It's just that you may find it's the most fun thing you have ever done. When you realize how much money you have wasted doing less fun things, the track seems like an investment...


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Old 04-02-2011, 11:04 AM   #34
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I think you can compare trackdays to target shooting.
Does target shooting make you a better hunter?

Well, it allows you to become more proficient in a narrowly focused set of skills. That skillset can be called into use in a hunting situation so, yes, it has made you a better hunter.
It does not help you stalk an animal, conceal yourself or plant food plots.

Trackdays help you know the limits of your bike and that can be useful on the street. Not by pushing them but, by knowing that, if you have to you can make this turn or avoid that truck.
They do not help you understand traffic patterns, avoid cell phone users or anticipate a kid running in front of you.
I think this pretty much sums up the question.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:08 AM   #35
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What them said^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:18 PM   #36
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Of course. It has made me a much better rider but I still have so much to learn.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:17 PM   #37
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I look forward to a track day. Mostly the training, not so much freedom from traffic and speed limits. I've had some close calls, usually based on incomplete rider skills. My prob is on freeways where there's overpasses and curves at the same time. Tires are gripping slightly lower/higher than normal, centrifugal force + road grade, plus the added wind inherent on overpasses -- and sometimes I end up doing unwanted lane changes, got w/in less than a foot of going under big-rig tires while riding nearly horizontal one time.

Granted, I've improved but still I'd like to learn via controlled instruction rather than by the infamous brown-britches method.

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PS is it my imagination, just the lighting, or does the chick in pink have a nippyrection? Look like the soft pink version of an upside down ice-cream cone tip.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:29 PM   #38
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it made me NOT want to ride on the street anymore
+2 though it took a number of track days for the transformation to occur.

That being said, "" is the correct answer.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #39
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this little ! why in the do you have that last picture??
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this little ! why in the do you have that last picture??
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