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Old 02-15-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Going to the track for the first time

what would be the smart choice I do not have the gear to start, do they rent it all the time or would it be better just to save up cash and buy some does any one have any old stuff that they dont mind getting rid of to help a rider out? what track should i go to first? can i do corner work when i have never even been to a track?
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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Look at the websites of the Trackday orgs. At least one gives free gear rental on your first TD.
Go to a local trackday and see what it's like. Wander around the pits and be sure to introduce yourself to people (assuming you don't know anybody).
Don't be shy, everybody wants to share the fun and introduce new people to the track.
Cornerworking would be a good way to dip your toes in the water AND you earn a free TD for each day your CW. Win-win!
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both ride smart and fast line give new track riders discounts and even free leathers i think from ride smart. check out their websites.. and post up your sizes people might be able to help out if they know what you are looking for..
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what would be the smart choice I do not have the gear to start, do they rent it all the time or would it be better just to save up cash and buy some does any one have any old stuff that they dont mind getting rid of to help a rider out? what track should i go to first? can i do corner work when i have never even been to a track?
Ridesmart offers 50% off to first time riders and FREE leather and boot rentals. I would take advantager of this deal for your first track day. Then, if you like it (which you will) go ahead and buy a set. At Ridesmart you always have the option of renting leathers for $50 if you can't swing a new set.

As far as what track you should attend, that answer is real simple... any of them. They all offer something unique and you can have a blast and learn on all of them.

PM me if you'd like to attend the 3/3 event at MSRH with ridesmart motorcycle school. I can get you hooked up with the discount. You total, out the door, would be $60 including leather and boots... an insanely low price.
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Does everyone trailer their bikes up there? on the gear side i am 5'11 200lbs and a size 11 if anyone has real cheep gear or free that you no longer need
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Don't spend the money on everything just yet.. Well, besides gloves- you'll need those.

Get with cdill^^ and give it a shot at a crazy price!!
If your hooked(which most do), then go spend some money. If not, spend it elsewhere. Lol.
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Trailering is a good idea because you will be tired and, realistically there is potential something could happen. Not likely but you'll be glad if you have a truck or trailer at the end of a long day.
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Does everyone trailer their bikes up there? on the gear side i am 5'11 200lbs and a size 11 if anyone has real cheep gear or free that you no longer need

yes most trailer them or truck'em


Worse case scenario you go down you want to be able to get back home.


But most of the time your to worn out and riding back would be difficult.
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this year it costs a bit less at the tracks than last year... and that is a good thing... you got an offer that is way too good to pass up...
and yes, truck or trailer your bike, get with somebody if you have to, you will have so much fun and get so tired during the day that you will not feel like riding home... sitting back in a cage for the trip home really will feel good....
MSRH is a great track to do for your first track day and so is GSS for that matter... and both right here at home....and we are blessed to have two trackday organizations as sponsors on this forum...
and a lot of fine folks on this forum who will be happy to help you out at the track...
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FREE leather and boot rentals. I would take advantager of this deal for your first track day.

I received the 50% off track day but wasn't aware of the free leather rental deal. Can I get the discount still, or possibly on an upcoming track event?
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:33 PM   #12
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Use the free rental leathers at Ridesmart, to make sure you like the track.
I think VERY few people don't like it, but if you continue to enjoy it (you will!), then you can shop around since you know you're size and how much you're willing to spend on the sport.

If you have ANY questions about what it's like the first trackday, how it all works, and how to prepare, feel free to PM, even questions you might think are stupid, I probably asked my first time to.

I'm more than willing to help!
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:41 PM   #13
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Lots of us will help on getting you to the track.. the 1st trip is always the easiest.. after that is when it gets hard.. you just dont wanna stop going..
Last year I did 8 track days and I crashed on my 3rd one.
Got it all rebuild and set up for track only.


Its easy once you know what to do... I had no clue when I 1st started.
Now.. I took 6 good friends last year and they are also crazy to get back out there!
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Do the gloves have to be the full gauntlet style? i have a pair of alpinestar raven is that enough? good everyday ridding gloves
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Do the gloves have to be the full gauntlet style? i have a pair of alpinestar raven is that enough? good everyday ridding gloves
Yes must be gauntlet style, don't want your gloves peeling back on your wrists at high rates of speed. I'm sure someone has an old pair to borrow if you don't want to buy new.
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as long as its supports the wrist.. full gauntlet is preffered..
2 Wheel Toyz is having a pretty sweet sell on some sidi's right now..
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This question comes up all the time...
visit here... Ridesmart
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=97
here.. fast line
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=102

read all the treads that can help you on your 1st time.

Good luck!

and like they said... DONT BE SHY.. any questions you have just let us know..

I can't wait to put a video together..
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