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Old 03-19-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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I don't see how going around a track makes you a better rider since the speed limit is under 65mph almost EVERYWHERE... Why spend all the money to go, get a suit and risk wrecking/injuring yourself? Maybe I'm missing the point but I fail to see how anything about racing helps in day to day operations of a motorcycle
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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Anybody can go fast. It's a matter of whether you can do it without wrecking or not. You don't have to be going over the speed limit to wreck either.

Average speed at GSS is probably lower than 60.

I'm going out on a limb here assuming that you're not trolling, which is hard to believe but i'll give you the benefit of the doubt since I'm such a swell guy.
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I don't see how going around a track makes you a better rider since the speed limit is under 65mph almost EVERYWHERE... Why spend all the money to go, get a suit and risk wrecking/injuring yourself? Maybe I'm missing the point but I fail to see how anything about racing helps in day to day operations of a motorcycle
Well you learn to suppress your survival instincts and act in a calm deliberate manner even when things aren't going your way. You also learn proper technique, how to pick your lines so you don't just survive the corner but are confident each and every time you corner. Track Days are not about racing they are about developing your skills as a rider to facilitate good riding habits, body position and suppression of survival instincts like grab your front brake too hard, lay down your bike to save yourself. You will be more apt to choose the correct way to avoid a possible fatal crash in an emergency situation in traffic.
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I don't see how going around a track makes you a better rider since the speed limit is under 65mph almost EVERYWHERE... Why spend all the money to go, get a suit and risk wrecking/injuring yourself? Maybe I'm missing the point but I fail to see how anything about racing helps in day to day operations of a motorcycle
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #6
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Very bad attempt to troll. Otherwise complete fail post.
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I agree. You'll learn way more on 610 than you will at the track.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:09 PM   #8
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Why spend all the money to go, get a suit and risk wrecking/injuring yourself? Maybe I'm missing the point but I fail to see how anything about racing helps in day to day operations of a motorcycle
Uhh, you just described riding a motorcycle anywhere... And yes you certainly are missing it haha.

Go do a half price day with one of the groups, RideSmart will even give you the leather and boots first round for free. And just so you know, because it seems like you don't, you do not have to try and set a new track record at a trackday. Just go ride around and practice all the techniques you need on the street without gravel all over the place, constant blind corners with ditches on both sides, cages crossing over double yellows mid corner, or the fuzz. And to top it off you will get pointers for free from some of the best riders in the state!

Don't knock it till you try it, and with the organizations here and the programs they have set up there is no reason at all not to, at least once..
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1. learning full control of your motorcycle and it's full capabilities will help when utilizing evasive manuvers

2. you get the "go fast" out over your systems and lose the urge to do it on public streets where it is dangerous and illegal.

3. if you think you know everything there is to learn on a bike... time to get off and look for another hobby
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I assume the OP is trolling, but I'll play along.

It allows you to work on motorcycle control and refelxes while you are on your bike. This translates to a safer street rider. If I can control my motorcycle well near my limit (in reality no where even close the bike's limit), then when I am street riding at a level well under my capabilities, I can react more effectively on the street.

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No cops.
Ambulance close by.
Camaraderie.
Complete focus lets you forget work, stress, etc while at the track.
Usually a pretty good workout.

Based on your logic, if you are going to teach third grade, you only need to attend thrid grade. Obviously, I would prefer the the third grade teacher that will teach my children have a solid college education. Think of track days as a sort of college compared to being at the high school level.

For all the proponents that feel college is a scam, please insert whatever analogy you would prefer...tech school, military, etc. It's all good to me.

Make sense?
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:11 PM   #11
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somehow I do not think you will win one of our free trackdays on here...
but , enjoy your bike anyway you see fit...
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Because you will learn more in a few hours than you will in months on the street. On top of that you will learn it all in a controlled environment free of side streets and traffic. You will then be able to use what you learned to be safer on the streets by knowing what your bike is capable of if necessary.
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I don't see how going around a track makes you a better rider since the speed limit is under 65mph almost EVERYWHERE... Why spend all the money to go, get a suit and risk wrecking/injuring yourself? Maybe I'm missing the point but I fail to see how anything about racing helps in day to day operations of a motorcycle
i think miles on the road will give you everything you need to get by and survive. The track showed me that I was capable of so much more on two wheels, not only is it fun but with time and instruction from the racers out there who spend the day showing you how it's done you become a much better rider.

All I can say is give it a shot
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plus there's umbrella girls everywhere at the track.
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going around and around the track is fun


I pay a small fee to go as fast as I possibly can, try that for 3 hrs on the freeway and see if you dont get a very large fee.
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