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Old 05-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #141
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #145
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Lol I am the same way sometimes.

I never catch Solracer sarcasm tho. He always has to re explain it to me
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You openly admit disregard for track rules, and organizations still let you register with them?
Please enter the roll polls so I do not register for any events you register. My safety is above track days.
Are you openly admitting to being retarded? Because I don't see how you could have read my posts, and come to this conclusion otherwise.

The trackday participants that recognize my bikes would tell you that I'm an OVERLY safe rider to the point that its actually detrimental to my progression towards racing. I've apologized for passes that people didn't even think were in any way close at all.


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I know that good organizations with good control riders and corner workers will immediately recognize a faster/consistent person and bump them up.

If there are significantly slower riders I talk to the organization to assign them someone to help them out (or bump them down) and I accept that they are on a learning curve. I do not break the rules because of it.
and you've got to be me with this. 4-6 volunteer cornerworkers who may or may not have any track experience along with a handful of control riders who also double as instructors are supposed to immediately recognize off-paced riders? Yea...its just not going to happen.
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getting pretty touchy feely in here.
are you suggesting that if we can't them one way, them the other?
That sounds more like another forum I have been on.
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Are you openly admitting to being retarded?
Yes, that is what this was all about

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The trackday participants that recognize my bikes would tell you that I'm an OVERLY safe rider.
I can only base it on watching you or what you say publicly, not on what your closest friends say.

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I've apologized for passes that people didn't even think were in any way close at all.
I admire that ! Just last week i had a guy come out of the pits in GSS, panic and parked it on the apex of turn 1 while i'm coming down the straight at triple digits............. when i confronted him he wanted me to apologize to him .he was running advanced if that is any indication.

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and you've got to be me with this. 4-6 volunteer cornerworkers who may or may not have any track experience along with a handful of control riders who also double as instructors are supposed to immediately recognize off-paced riders? Yea...its just not going to happen.
Well this is another subject that I have a problem with as well, but i don't disobey the rules because of it. When in Rome do as the Roman do. I wait or talk to them.
Like i said previously the rules up north are much more enforced than here. Both on the bike itself, the gear and the CR's. Control riders talk to each other all the time and actually follow riders all day, stop them to show them where they can go faster and safer, there is actual teaching and genuine interest to help others on the track all day long.
So yes, I hear the disappointment on that level. I do think part of the safety has to come from the organizers being more proactive as well. I will not mention the organizer, or event, ....but lets just say there was a track day not too long ago that first time riders where not even told what the red cones on the track were for.
People just go out and do their with minimal supervision, or as you mention inadequate, which means I now have to pay more attention at the patterns of the rider infront of me.
On the other hand..........track days are a lot cheaper here !
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Well this is another subject that I have a problem with as well, but i don't disobey the rules because of it. When in Rome do as the Roman do. I wait or talk to them.
Like i said previously the rules up north are much more enforced than here. Both on the bike itself, the gear and the CR's. Control riders talk to each other all the time and actually follow riders all day, stop them to show them where they can go faster and safer, there is actual teaching and genuine interest to help others on the track all day long.
That happens here too, but you have ~35-40 paying riders on the track in any one group. The control riders can't be both following people and instructing all while watching to see if someone is way off pace. And the cornerwokers are all volunteer, and are more concerned with wrecks than off-paced riders.


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So yes, I hear the disappointment on that level. I do think part of the safety has to come from the organizers being more proactive as well. I will not mention the organizer, or event, ....but lets just say there was a track day not too long ago that first time riders where not even told what the red cones on the track were for.
People just go out and do their with minimal supervision, or as you mention inadequate, which means I now have to pay more attention at the patterns of the rider infront of me.
On the other hand..........track days are a lot cheaper here !
I don't know how long you've been in Texas, but the CMRA (our club racing org) pretty consistently produces some fast mofos at the national level and beyond. So while you might consider the instruction inadequate, I just see the handholding as minimal which, over time, leads to very good AND fast riders. Could the trackday orgs put fewer paying riders on the track, charge more, and hold your hand more? They sure could. Would that be a BETTER scenario than what we currently have? Debatable. Would it be more fun? Highly unlikely.
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and you've got to be me with this. 4-6 volunteer cornerworkers who may or may not have any track experience along with a handful of control riders who also double as instructors are supposed to immediately recognize off-paced riders? Yea...its just not going to happen.
LMAO, you're an idiot after all, or have no life and just like to instigate on the Internet then after comes out of your mouth you cry how your buddies say you are slow cause you are too careful. How organizer set up a track day was your problem for breaking the rules, not mine. I follow the rules regardless of what state I am in because I care for my safety.

Here in Texas we produce....blah blah blah....ok .......of subject dude

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LMAO, you're an idiot after all, or have no life and just like to instigate on the Internet then after comes out of your mouth you cry how your buddies say you are slow cause you are too careful. How organizer set up a track day was your problem for breaking the rules, not mine. I follow the rules regardless of what state I am in because I care for my safety.

Here in Texas we produce....blah blah blah....ok .......of subject dude

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