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Old 04-16-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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Apr 29 MSRH room for extra bike?

So I know this is getting a little last minute, but I had a trailer lined up and now I'm getting a little worried that that might fall through last minute.

I need a way to get my bike up to the track.

Any help is appreciated.

Also since this is my first trackday is there any non obvious things (not like keys) that I should bring?
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:33 PM   #2
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I can get your bike there.

I'll be leaving the night before and camping.

I think the wife and kids are coming, so you'd have to follow or meet us there in the AM.
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... and bring water, gatorade, painters tape (unless you have race plastics), gear, chair, bike stand (if you have one), tire gauge, tools.... just to name a few
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I can get your bike there.

I'll be leaving the night before and camping.

I think the wife and kids are coming, so you'd have to follow or meet us there in the AM.
That would be great! I would have to meet you up there in the AM. Would I just ride my bike out to your place a couple days before and load it up then?

Does it take long to race prep things with the tape, etc or is it easy enough I can do that all in the morning when I get to MSRH?

And thanks BaoPee for the link. Seen it before, but always good to reread through it.
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Yeah, that would be fine. We could keep it in my garage ( I don't pick up the trailer until Friday afternoon).

It doesn't take long to tape it up. I might even do it for you if I get bored that night at the track.

I'll shoot you a PM with my phone number.
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what makes you think the trailer deal might fall thru? You having trouble hooking up with smartshark? He told me he would getting in contact with you to get you the trailer. I lost his phone number since he picked the trailer up from me so I have not called him the last contact I had from him was a PM telling me he would get with you and get you the trailer. If you are having a problem let me know and i will follow up on it... i have not been too concerned as it is a spare trailer for me and i do not use it.
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If this is your first track day, I would suggest doing everything you can before hand as far as taping and bike prep. It's never a good idea to feel rushed at the track because you're not ready, because sometimes you take that feeling out on the track, and it's hard to be smooth and relaxed.

The speed and forces of actually taking a motorcycle around the track are going to be plenty to fire up your nerves. You don't need the feeling that you are "late" or "behind" to have your adrenaline pumping even before you hit the track.

This is a good thing to keep in mind all day, for example when you don't hear that your session just started, and you are rushing to put on your helmet and gloves. Remember that you don't need to hurry, and that you are going to have plenty of time out there on the track. Trust me, you are going to be tired at the end of the day.

Along those lines, notice that the really fast guys usually don't bother to ride the first session or two. Take it really easy in the first few sessions when the track is cold, and no rubber has yet been laid down. Notice also that many experienced riders are loading up their bikes before the last session. Mistakes can happen at the end of the day when you are tired. Be careful.

I don't mean to sound like a downer here, but since this is your first time out, I'd thought I'd share a couple of things to help make it a good experience for you. Trust me, you're about to have as much fun as you can with your pants on.
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Just signed up for my first track day as well at MSRH. I know it's not recommended by some and probably not ideal, but I'm planning on riding in as I'm only about 45 minutes away. Going to remove my mirrors prior - maybe attach a bicycle mirror to be street legal.
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