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Old 08-03-2011, 02:22 AM   #1
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Coming Back: What level?

Well i'm thinking of getting back out there.... i haven't hit the track pipe since 08 i think!

Question: What level should I register for?
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:23 AM   #2
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I'd prob just do Intermediate, unless you havent ridden a motorcycle since then. The good thing is that most people are easy on it in the moring anyway, and that will allow you to get back up to speed without pushing yourself.

I took a 6-8month break with hardly any street riding in between, and signed up for lvl 3 my first day back (I was hesitant). Turned out just fine though. I was lucky that it was a track configuration that not many people have run. So everyone was slow. By the 3-4th session I was up to speed again, and by the end of the day I felt like I never took a break.
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Intermediate. In my opinion.

Novice is meant to instill the fundamentals of track riding, which you should already have no matter how long you've been on break.

If it all comes back fast then the bump to advanced is a shoulder tap of an instructor away.
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Yeah...if I go out in Novice I will probably be a danger to others on the track. I guess I'll probably sign up for intermediate and work my way back to advanced. I just hate riding in intermediate though.
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Weren't you in Novice when you stopped back in '08?
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Yeah...if I go out in Novice I will probably be a danger to others on the track. I guess I'll probably sign up for intermediate and work my way back to advanced. I just hate riding in intermediate though.
i would say it depends. I have found some pretty slow guys in Advanced.

I think you should go advanced if you feel up to it. If you know the racing line and know how to hold a line and not trip someone else up i think youll be ok. Sometimes intermediate can be very crowded.
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ride your scooter, and register for advanced. just pretend you're riding to the Firkin & Phoenix.
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Well i'm thinking of getting back out there.... i haven't hit the track pipe since 08 i think!

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Same for me.... Last time i was on the track was 08

Just do intermediate... at the end of the day , you will be glad you did
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Another thing to consider is your physical conditioning. If it's been a while since you've pushed your body on the track and you're maybe a little out of shape then coming straight back to advanced could spell disaster by the end of the day.
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Yeah...if I go out in Novice I will probably be a danger to others on the track. I guess I'll probably sign up for intermediate and work my way back to advanced. I just hate riding in intermediate though.
You probably know best. Might be a bit too much pressure on yourself to expect to keep up an advanced pace first day back after three years. If possible, try to find a day where intermediate isn't that crowded, maybe treat it like a true practice where each session you work a different drills, and then if you're feeling it (and you're cutting through intermediate like a hot knife through butter) bump it up in the afternoon.
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Weren't you in Novice when you stopped back in '08?
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Another thing to consider is your physical conditioning. If it's been a while since you've pushed your body on the track and you're maybe a little out of shape then coming straight back to advanced could spell disaster by the end of the day.
I'm actually in better shape today than I was in 08. I think by about 20lbs.

I think I'll start off in intermediate and work my way back up. I'm thinking off doing the TWS (Texas World Speedway) event on the 20th. But if advanced is less crowded I'll sign up in for it bc from experience intermediate is the most dangerous out of all the groups IMO
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If you have to ask, then you are not ready to go back to the track yet. Such a lack of confidence SMDH!!!!
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If you have to ask, then you are not ready to go back to the track yet. Such a lack of confidence SMDH!!!!
You know I have no confidence in my riding at the moment. I think its due to not having been on the track for so long... I know the SV is well sorted but until I get her out there I have no confidence in her.

btw shouldn't you be doing something other than playing on the interwebz? The old man isn't going to be happy
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You know I have no confidence in my riding at the moment. I think its due to not having been on the track for so long... I know the SV is well sorted but until I get her out there I have no confidence in her.
If you move up I'll see you out there. Wave when you pass me.
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You know I have no confidence in my riding at the moment. I think its due to not having been on the track for so long... I know the SV is well sorted but until I get her out there I have no confidence in her.

btw shouldn't you be doing something other than playing on the interwebz? The old man isn't going to be happy
All that alcohol is making you soft bro. Lol
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All that alcohol is making you soft bro. Lol
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I voted intermediate, seems like you know what you're doing Plus track riding is something hard to forget...
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track riding is like , you always remember what hole to put it in. But if its been a while you arent as smooth...
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Intermediate.

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