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Old 11-04-2011, 12:37 AM   #1
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What should I do to achieve these?
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:55 AM   #2
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Track days every chance you get. 04 gixx 6 is perfect. Talk to the racers you meet at these events. As you get faster, take the CMRA license school provided by a trackday organization to get your provisional novice license. When you get faster, buy race plastics and kiss street riding goodbye (you'll be happy to). Go spectate and work corners at two CMRA events, and ride your bike conservatively in a few sprint races and you'll have a full CMRA novice license.
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Then try to get faster and move up CMRA WERA AMA SBK MOTOGP. Got about 50 guys on this board trying to do the same thing, maybe .001 will make it.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:04 AM   #4
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Sweet! Thank you for your support! I am tired of diving and want to explore how much I can lean.
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Then try to get faster and move up CMRA WERA AMA SBK MOTOGP. Got about 50 guys on this board trying to do the same thing, maybe .001 will make it.
They said the same thing about me becoming a diver!
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:21 AM   #6
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:39 AM   #7
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you don't necessarily have to qualify to race CMRA, however you will have to qualify for AMA events.
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When someone says I can't, I find a way to do.
you can't !
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ok, so you say you need a push to get going? You need to be goaded into action? well, here goes...

you are full of , all talk and no action, a prime example of hot air...
you will never really do it. You don't have what it takes, you can never do it.

was that enough?
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ok, so you say you need a push to get going? You need to be goaded into action? well, here goes...

you are full of , all talk and no action, a prime example of hot air...
you will never really do it. You don't have what it takes, you can never do it.

was that enough?
no...please contiune
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Get your cmra class out of the way and achieve prov nov status before years end. hit the ground running by the first race of the 2012 season.
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Everything you need to know is here for the CMRA, including Nancy's phone number. Several track day orgs offer CMRA licensing, too, and they are listed on this link. Some are sponsors on MH, of course.

http://cmraracing.com/involvement.html

For AMA, go here:

http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/racing/getstarted


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Thank you for all the info, and push! Been really busy seeing the dentist and such. Hope to see you all some day soon at the track.
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Thank you for all the info, and push! Been really busy seeing the dentist and such. Hope to see you all some day soon at the track.
it's a very expensive hobby....


the fastest way to spend is fortune is done by racing bikes.
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it's a very expensive hobby....


the fastest way to spend is fortune is done by racing bikes.
still worth it.
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Lets go one step at at time... Its one thing to ride a bike fast on the street, its another thing to ride a bike fast on the track, its something else completely to race as an amateur, another quantum leap to be a a fast amateur racer, a parabolic step change to move to mid-pack expert, beyond your wildest imagination to run as a fast expert, and you wouldn't forking believe it to just qualify for a national in expense and level of riding... and that just gets you to "qualifying" for a national... and that puts you right at the very back of the pack, racing for last place, getting on tv when the leaders lap you... and that is unbelievably fast. At $2500 to run a national to race for next to last place blows, and then to have a 17 year old, that has more experience than you after racing for 10 years, and by the way doesnt have a mortgage, or kids, or a job to go to on Monday morning, pass you with both tires sliding sideways lets you know exactly where you stand. There is always someone faster, and you dont have to be Rossi to figure that out. Just giving you a bit of perspective from an "old guy".
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you don't necessarily have to qualify to race CMRA, however you will have to qualify for AMA events.
Is that all that is required? Will the CMRA license get you in to qualifying? Or do you need another license? Or is it just being a member in the AMA?
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To get a pro level license you will need an endorsement from some racing org (CMRA, CCS, WERA, etc) which usually requires X many expert level points, finishing top x percent with y many riders. Then you apply for the license. When granted, that gives you access so that you can "try" to qualify. You throw $30k at a bike and $2500 at tires for the weekend and you "try" to qualify.
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still worth it.

this is actually something I've been thinking for a long time.... Is it worth it?
whats worth it about it??

what about you spend the whole season and spend all that time for what? for fun? or to actually for something.. and become someone in life??

I'm the must unexperinece with CMRA stuff and yes! at one point would like to try it.. but for what? what does it take to actually be someone? lots of cash? time?

I'm a father of 2 kids and for me I put them 1st.. I can't spend a week or two with out working or my bills go to so spending all that time to try to archive something about racing is just not worth it? what about if I get hurt? now what?

I just wanna see the part about racing that makes it so worth it? I'm once again the must unexperence rider and have no clue about any of this but if someone in here that is an expert can share a little of their life to where they started racing and now have become someone in life. please shine the light on me.. tell me that it wasn't a total lost, it was all worth it but took lots of work and lots of cash.

I mean no disrespect to anyone just trying to understand the point.
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this is actually something I've been thinking for a long time.... Is it worth it?
whats worth it about it??

what about you spend the whole season and spend all that time for what? for fun? or to actually for something.. and become someone in life??

I'm the must unexperinece with CMRA stuff and yes! at one point would like to try it.. but for what? what does it take to actually be someone? lots of cash? time?

I'm a father of 2 kids and for me I put them 1st.. I can't spend a week or two with out working or my bills go to so spending all that time to try to archive something about racing is just not worth it? what about if I get hurt? now what?

I just wanna see the part about racing that makes it so worth it? I'm once again the must unexperence rider and have no clue about any of this but if someone in here that is an expert can share a little of their life to where they started racing and now have become someone in life. please shine the light on me.. tell me that it wasn't a total lost, it was all worth it but took lots of work and lots of cash.

I mean no disrespect to anyone just trying to understand the point.
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its worth it to the right people...

Im like you, I have a family that I want to spend time with and they need me too. I cant afford to go racing. Trackdays are my limit.

I will say this, the two races I raced, even at the amateur level.....top 5 times of my life. Turn one is always a HUGE rush.
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