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Old 09-02-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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Riding to Track Days

How many actually ride their bike to track days instead of hauling it? I've done it once and it was a challenge, especially when it was near 100 degrees. I think it may be easier than getting a trailer, loading up, etc... but then you can't bring much with you and it makes for a LONG day!

I'm debating which route to go for my next track day... and whether it's worth it to get my own trailer for the future.

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No way in I would ride my bike to the track. Wouldn't be able to bring tools, extra gas, etc, etc.
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No way in I would ride my bike to the track. Wouldn't be able to bring tools, extra gas, etc, etc.
This, and in an unfortunate case of should you go down, you have no ride back home.
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I did it for my first 3 TDs. On the third one, I was so tired that I almost crashed coming back. After that, I bought a hitch and a nice little trailer and been driving to the track ever since.
One thing to consider, as Sherman said, what will happen if you crash at the TD? You may be perfectly fine but, your bike not rideable, what would you do? If you have your car, you just load the bike up and drive home.
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This, and in an unfortunate case of should you go down, you have no ride back home.
True and True. It was a lot better to have tools, gas, cooler... even a change of clothes when we used a trailer. I may have to just buy one so I can load up at home the night before and just leave in the morning.
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which track are you going too ? on the 10th ?
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True and True. It was a lot better to have tools, gas, cooler... even a change of clothes when we used a trailer. I may have to just buy one so I can load up at home the night before and just leave in the morning.
Cooler is probably the most important thing, especially in this heat.

Edit: Like Dave said, just post up if you need a ride and there's always people down to give you a ride.
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I did it. Won't do it again. Uhaul rents pick up trucks for less than $20 if you bring it back same day.
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which track are you going too ? on the 10th ?
Possibly this one or TWS (Texas World Speedway) on the 5th. Thinking of these two and for further down the road.
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Old 09-02-2011, 02:59 PM   #13
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Cooler is probably the most important thing, especially in this heat.

Edit: Like Dave said, just post up if you need a ride and there's always people down to give you a ride.
I agree, and will do !
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I did it. Won't do it again. Uhaul rents pick up trucks for less than $20 if you bring it back same day.
Thought about the truck, but paranoid about loading and unloading. I've already dropped my bike once while loading on a trailer.
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Thought about the truck, but paranoid about loading and unloading. I've already dropped my bike once while loading on a trailer.
I load up on my truck and its not too bad. Of course I just have a Tacoma so it's already pretty low. But when I help my friends, they drive into a ditch so it's easier. I always have to get someone to help me unload though. I usually just ride my bike up the ramp.

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I load up on my truck and its not too bad. Of course I just have a Tacoma so it's already pretty low. But when I help my friends, they drive into a ditch so it's easier. I always have to get someone to help me unload though. I usually just ride my bike up the ramp.

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A truck is definitely the most convenient way, if only I had one. I'm in the market for an SUV right now (kids) so it would be good to get a trailer.
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Irak pulls his trailer with an Audi, mine with an Infiniti , you can get a hitch for anything now a days...
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A truck is definitely the most convenient way, if only I had one. I'm in the market for an SUV right now (kids) so it would be good to get a trailer.
Oh yeah, I understand. My friend rents a trailer (after he installed a hitch himself) from UHaul for like freakin $20/day or something. It's pretty cheap.
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Irak pulls his trailer with an Audi, mine with an Infiniti , you can get a hitch for anything now a days...
I was actually shopping for a hitch for my old car before I traded it in, but I don't think the wife would let me pull a trailer with the new ride. I'll have an SUV in about a month anyway.
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