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Old 01-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #21
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Good idea but for some it may be more about how they get bike to the track, what all they need done to bike prior, etc.
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Ivan,

Fairest way I can think of for selecting new riders to get the free track day is a sign up thread for those riders - then random name pull for the win. You'd have to come up with a decent set or prerequisites for qualification, but it should be easy after that.



Maybe request a mod keep an eye on this thread and clean any drama as it goes. This is a great idea and constructive input is all that should be tolerated.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:12 PM   #23
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Good idea but for some it may be more about how they get bike to the track, what all they need done to bike prior, etc.
And well do our best to help new people get to the track and enjoy it. This is not only about helping them pay for the TD, but also with logistics and guidance.
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Fairest way I can think of for selecting new riders to get the free track day is a sign up thread for those riders - then random name pull for the win. You'd have to come up with a decent set or prerequisites for qualification, but it should be easy after that.



Maybe request a mod keep an eye on this thread and clean any drama as it goes. This is a great idea and constructive input is all that should be tolerated.
Good idea, this is only the begining stages and have a lot to work out..

I was gonna start also a thread to Gage what noobs want to do track, because I also want it to go to a person that genuinely wants it and is going to appreciate it...something like this could turn so good maybe we can get a percentage of our member base out doing track this year and in the future.

Yeah, regarding mkgsxr, I guess he just loves the attention, ill let him make an of himself, which isn't hard for him.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #25
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Kibitzer so far has given a good idea on asked tion option.
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Ivan,

Sounds like you are on the right track. Kibs idea is the best way to do it I think too.

Other options:
I'm with Leo on the helping part too. Maybe make it some kind of side org or group. Just some ideas:

1. Promote through a special MH Track Riders sponsored Tshirt...all proceeds to the fund.
2. Have a session once a month on how to track prep. Bike, how to get there, what to expect, what to bring, etc.
3. Buddy system? Track vet (not fast, just someone who's done a few) and a noob.
4. Raffle some prizes off ($5 or 10 a ticket)
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Keep the ideas coming...
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this place is a wreck.

track riders are safer street riders. period. even if they ride at the same ludicrous speed - they know better how to handle the unexpected. and eventually, they realize wrecks/medical bills are too expensive, so we slow down.

it's a progression of a street rider through experienced track veteran. cops, cars, signs, trees, animals, gravel, etc are the reasons we eventually forgo the craziness on the street. generally.
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Have some sort of pre-requisites like my "Stand Giveaway to a Noob".

I know if I'm going to donate time/money, I want it to be appreciated!


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this place is a wreck.
track riders are safer street riders. period. even if they ride at the same ludicrous speed - they know better how to handle the unexpected. and eventually, they realize wrecks/medical bills are too expensive, so we slow down.
it's a progression of a street rider through experienced track veteran. cops, cars, signs, trees, animals, gravel, etc are the reasons we eventually forgo the craziness on the street. generally.
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In the next weeks I will be starting the account with $25 and then will move on to the PayPal..

I guess I would have to consider if any fees are involved with the use of PayPal..

Anyone know? I know I can prob search but I'm at work and on phone.
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set it up as a donation. not sure how, but i know it can be done.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:58 PM   #32
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Great idea Ivan.. I miss those days when we used to get a few track day here and there...

Edit: For free... or even half off..

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set it up as a donation. not sure how, but i know it can be done.
This. When you go to send the money, it will ask what the payment is for.
It either says donation or gift, can't remember. Should not charge you anything on receiver's end.
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This. When you go to send the money, it will ask what the payment is for.
It either says donation or gift, can't remember. Should not charge you anything on receiver's end.
Awesome, might need help with managing the paypal...

I just realized it might be difficult to get 2 signers on the account on the personal side, so it might just have to be me. Unless someone wants to volunteer, must be someone trustworthy.

As far as the debit card I was thinking of handing it over to either:

BYRDMAN or Dinosaur
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Been rambling this around my head a bit. Personally, and as honest as I can be about it, I'm about as charitable as a $2 dollar . It's just my nature to be skeptical of how people measure up to getting free money from me. I know that makes me a , but I don't really care.

I think that there are lots of people like me who feel the same way. We have families and homes to worry about along with our own addiction to track riding and racing to fund. I'm apprehensive to just give away money, but I'm much more inclined to hand it to someone I feel has worked for it.

With that in mind I thought of this:

Pay for service. (No, not in a dirty way.)

Members can post up odd jobs they need done and how much they're willing to pay. Like weeding a garden or hauling some furniture. The member would make the pay contribution directly to Ivan's fund in the worker's name. Members can sweeten the pay amount a little bit knowing it's going to helping a new rider get to the track. I'm guessing that while most of these potential new track riders can't financially afford the expense of a trackday, they can definitely still carry a box or in some other way offer a little of their time in trade.


Just a rough thought as another avenue to gain revenue for this program. Multiple ways to contribute usually garner more support across a wider spectrum.
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you can set up a button through paypal that when clicked, will do a donation. these payments are fee free, and require no interaction between the payer and the paypal process. that "personal" option would work, but it takes human interaction (a click or two) and once you add that into the equation, SOMEONE is bound to it up. leaving you with fees... not that it's a terrible problem, but you'd want all the money to go to the noob... not just 97.1% - $.30 of it.
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Awesome, might need help with managing the paypal...

I just realized it might be difficult to get 2 signers on the account on the personal side, so it might just have to be me. Unless someone wants to volunteer, must be someone trustworthy.

As far as the debit card I was thinking of handing it over to either:

BYRDMAN or Dinosaur
No way.
One's Mexican and the other one's really old!

I would volunteer, but I'm both lol....
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No way.
One's Mexican and the other one's really old!

I would volunteer, but I'm both lol....
So can we call you Helios 'old diez centimetros'?


Alright, I'll be a good kid now.


I think you should manage it Ivan, just release monthly statements, ask Helios to use his super duper mod powa to create a sticky or something.
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ivan count me, what will all the habbits some of us have on a daily basis( beer, cigarettes, bubble gum...etc whatever) a few bucks a month cant hurt anyone, can we also make sure the noob has more than a few posts to qualify
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