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View Poll Results: How many trackdays do you attend per year
1 - 5 27 45.76%
5 - 10 17 28.81%
10 - 20 8 13.56%
20 - 25 1 1.69%
25 - 30 1 1.69%
30 - MORE 5 8.47%
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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Question How many Trackdays do you do per year

I know with all of the organizations and the couple of tracks around Houston, you can keep yourself busy almost all year round.
I'm curious as to how many trackdays everyone does per year.
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:55 AM   #2
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About 10 to 15 this last year. Probably am going to have to take that # down if I want to stay married.
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does it count if i do not ride? i am at a lot of them.... and i play?
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About 10 to 15 this last year. Probably am going to have to take that # down if I want to stay married.
holy cow, really?
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:08 AM   #5
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holy cow, really?
Naw j/k , I don't think she would get rid of me but she gets a little upset when I do a bunch in a short amount of time.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:12 AM   #6
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I think I'm going to try to attend about 10 or so next year.
Between the trackdays and cornerwork, my wife will be out for blood too.
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:23 AM   #7
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7 this year.
I'm drained...
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:24 PM   #8
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I only made 4 this year. I had a baby in June so the last couple months my wife was pregnant I didn't do any(she was already stressed enough as it was) and I waited until the baby was a few months old and we got used to being parents before I got back out there again. Oct 23rd was my first one I had done in 6 months.
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:53 PM   #9
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4 track days on the R6, 8 racedays on the mini, 2 lowsides, 5 off track excursions, 4 podium finishes = ONE OF AN YEAR!!

and its all gonna end now in a month!
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Old 11-01-2006, 01:56 PM   #10
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sounds like a good season to me.
I had the same number of lowsides, a few less off track ventures and NO Races or Finishes

This was all within 2 trackdays thus far
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Old 11-01-2006, 03:14 PM   #11
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2 lowsides in 2 track days MEANS u r pushing it, which is good, but u r pushing it without doing ur home work and getting ur basics right.

when i say home work , it goes like this. one day i sat down, thought, and realized that ALL my crashes @ the track were VERY similar. all were lowsides, after lunch, or towards later half of race, in a corner i was feeling umcomfy but trying to get better.
lesson learnt: i start good, and carefully. as the day goes, i was wecoming a bit TOO confident. over-confident. thats why always later half crashes.also, all corners cant be mastered in 1 day or two. i started marking 2-3 corners where I would not push it excessively. cos these were my crash corners.at TWS (Texas World Speedway), turn 3, 9, 13 for eg.

result: no crashes in the next 5 race days!!
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I'm okay with not pushing so hard and grow slowly...
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2 lowsides in 2 track days MEANS u r pushing it, which is good, but u r pushing it without doing ur home work and getting ur basics right.

when i say home work , it goes like this. one day i sat down, thought, and realized that ALL my crashes @ the track were VERY similar. all were lowsides, after lunch, or towards later half of race, in a corner i was feeling umcomfy but trying to get better.
lesson learnt: i start good, and carefully. as the day goes, i was wecoming a bit TOO confident. over-confident. thats why always later half crashes.also, all corners cant be mastered in 1 day or two. i started marking 2-3 corners where I would not push it excessively. cos these were my crash corners.at TWS (Texas World Speedway), turn 3, 9, 13 for eg.

result: no crashes in the next 5 race days!!
This past Monday was my first T/D without a lowside
And I think my crashes were the same.
Pushing harder and went wide on one corner at MSRH and the other was early hopped up on coffee and adraniline cold tires and cold weather.

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Quote:
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I'm okay with not pushing so hard and grow slowly...
now i got it why u r such a lil gurl still.
cos u like to grow slowly, and u r still in ur growth years!!!!!:laughing4
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Swift will have a new track buddy very soon to help with the basics and not over riding his skill set just yet.
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Swift will have a new track buddy very soon to help with the basics and not over riding his skill set just yet.
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now i got it why u r such a lil gurl still.
cos u like to grow slowly, and u r still in ur growth years!!!!!:laughing4

One day, I'll be like 5'11" and be able to sit on ANY bikes!!
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2 lowsides in 2 track days MEANS u r pushing it, which is good, but u r pushing it without doing ur home work and getting ur basics right.

when i say home work , it goes like this. one day i sat down, thought, and realized that ALL my crashes @ the track were VERY similar. all were lowsides, after lunch, or towards later half of race, in a corner i was feeling umcomfy but trying to get better.
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result: no crashes in the next 5 race days!!
Very good choice... once the basics are down picking parts of the track to narrow your focus definetly helps. Fustration is a huge factor in limiting you from getting better. Save turn 8 and 9 for the last step in my opinion at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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You can sit on any bikes now.
Though, there are only a few that you feel comfortable enough to kung-fu kick on.
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You can sit on any bikes now.
Though, there are only a few that you feel comfortable enough to kung-fu kick on.
Once I get going, I'm fine.
When I have to stop or park, that's when it gets dangerous.
Most dangerous place at the track is pit area for me.
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