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Old 03-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #61
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never paid attention to that...intresting.... lol

maybe because at one time he was a mod? (diff user group)

lemme do some checking.
Why did he get banned?

I'm missing all the good stuff..

, being responsible sucks
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #62
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actually there is a setting on his where you can keep custom avatar. His is set to "yes"

other who are set to "no" lose it while banned.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:28 PM   #63
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actually there is a setting on his where you can keep custom avatar. His is set to "yes"

other who are set to "no" lose it while banned.
Ah...


So, what would happen if YOU get banned?
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:29 PM   #64
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Ah...


So, what would happen if YOU get banned?
the mods have tried....



didnt work out too well
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:33 PM   #65
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didnt work out too well
Can I has ban powa?
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now who you gonna ban?
You know, I really haven't thought of who...
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Thayleal rules for a serious reply....a question I have...just how to get a bike to the track of one does not have a truck, or a trailer....it is a long, long ride from Sugar Land...
You post in "Take it to the Track" and say where you are and ask if anyone can haul you. Someone usually will volunteer...
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I was going to ask if anyone had ever met Racer X in person -can you know, to verify if he was a real person. I was starting to think he might be a motohouston bot designed to keep the post count up.
Uh, "Ed" has been around for a long time and knows more than most. He's just an sometimes
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Just wanted to add mine:

So, I went down during the third session of my first (and only, so far) track day. Here's what happened to me:

I haven't been riding very long, but I was unaware of how many visual cues I use to help me ride. Other cars, houses, center stripe, caution signs, etc.... Being on the track was like sensory deprivation. I had none of my usual visual signals to tell me I was going too slow/fast or what the upcoming turns would be like. I started to get comfortable when I would follow someone else (at a distance) and use their body position and speed to tell me about the track coming up.

During the last lap, I was out there alone. I was actually going SLOWER than I had gone earlier in the day. However, I underestimated how much information about the track I was missing. I didn't have it learned/memorized the way I thought I did and found myself totally surprised by a turn that I had successfully navigated at probably 1.5x the speed just ten minutes before.

I thought I could use grass for run-off but that didn't work out the way I had planned.

So, my advice... don't underestimate just how different the track is from the street. It's not just the surface and the different rules. So much information you normally have is just plain missing. I knew that - but I underestimated it.

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You know, I really haven't thought of who...
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Sometimes?
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Just wanted to add mine:

So, I went down during the third session of my first (and only, so far) track day. Here's what happened to me:

I haven't been riding very long, but I was unaware of how many visual cues I use to help me ride. Other cars, houses, center stripe, caution signs, etc.... Being on the track was like sensory deprivation. I had none of my usual visual signals to tell me I was going too slow/fast or what the upcoming turns would be like. I started to get comfortable when I would follow someone else (at a distance) and use their body position and speed to tell me about the track coming up.

During the last lap, I was out there alone. I was actually going SLOWER than I had gone earlier in the day. However, I underestimated how much information about the track I was missing. I didn't have it learned/memorized the way I thought I did and found myself totally surprised by a turn that I had successfully navigated at probably 1.5x the speed just ten minutes before.

I thought I could use grass for run-off but that didn't work out the way I had planned.

So, my advice... don't underestimate just how different the track is from the street. It's not just the surface and the different rules. So much information you normally have is just plain missing. I knew that - but I underestimated it.

I'll be back once my knee is healed up and I have a new coat of paint on the bike.


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some interesting points you brought up...had not thought of it that way.... but yes on a track you need to know where you are going and what the track does... that is what the round robin sessions are supposed to accomplish for you... to show you the track and the "line"...being surprised by a turn should not have happened... misjuding speed, grabbing too much brake or bailing out.. those happen a lot...
the thing is while I say it should not happen, I can totally understand how it could happen... especially first time out...looking where you were going instead of where you wanted to go, got lost in your head, saw a problem and target fixated your way off the track...
hope to see you out there doing it again... and if you have any concerns, questions, be sure a grab and instructor and say "I need to follow you", let them know where you are at in your head as well as your physical riding ability... sometimes we need to make more noise...be the squeaky wheel...being totally alone on the third session of your first time ever track day...hmmm, that would mean that you had the two RR sessions...the instructors should have been floating, so someone was likely watching you and just did not realize you were in trouble until you went down...
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wait....wait........ ed got banned?! bwahahahahahahahahahahaha.


now I am happy with the even hand of justice. he should have caught one of those 4 years ago.
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It's so easy to slip into a bad habit no matter how long you've been out there.

Coming into Sugar and Spice on Sunday in the morning I was having a hard time carrying good corner speed. It just felt like the turn was sharper than I remembered. Then I realized that without even knowing it, while working on pushing back my braking markers, that I had started staring at the gravel at the end of pit straight instead of looking through the turn. An easily corrected, lazy mistake that could have cost me. Once I remembered to get my head swiveled around and look where I wanted to go the track got magically wider.
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wait....wait........ ed got banned?! bwahahahahahahahahahahaha.


now I am happy with the even hand of justice. he should have caught one of those 4 years ago.
Ed like many others have been banned several times. It's funny when people think they are the only ones....
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