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Track Only 15 12.10%
Street Only 38 30.65%
more track - little street (cant give up the street) 25 20.16%
more street - little track (cant forget the track) 38 30.65%
dont ride, i just sit and type from behind the desk 8 6.45%
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:55 PM   #21
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You always do.

I find street to be more challenging than track. Track, once you go around a few times you know the layout and how each curve plays out so you can push it. The street is never for sure so you have to pay attention to everything.
You are definitely not riding hard enough at the track....


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Old 02-27-2013, 02:57 PM   #22
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the last year has been track only. I still have a couple of street bikes but they have not been riden in a long time. For about a year and a half now I have been just doing track, TMGP and trackdays.
The last time i rode street farther than a central meet was to Motorcycles Unlimited and back to have tires put on the cbr.
My harley and my cbr both have expired inspection stickers.
I will gladly take the hard task of riding your street bikes for you. I know its a hard job to do but i am up for the task.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:59 PM   #23
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Havent tracked since I sold the ninja. Now its strictly street. And I agree with Solracer. After tracking a few times my street riding chilled. It just makes you more aware of things you didnt see before. Makes you a better and safer rider. IMO.

Sunday Rider try it out . Everyone can gain valuable knowledge by doing trackdays. Look for a newb trackday. No pressures. Its not about racing. Its about learning about your bike, your limits and yourself..
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #24
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Track only for me. Between the track, TMGP, and motocross, I dont have time to ride the street. Ill probably ride the street again eventually, but right now Im too hooked to track riding. Maybe if I lived in Cali and could ride some canyons.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #25
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Havent tracked since I sold the ninja. Now its strictly street. And I agree with Solracer. After tracking a few times my street riding chilled. It just makes you more aware of things you didnt see before. Makes you a better and safer rider. IMO.

Sunday Rider try it out . Everyone can gain valuable knowledge by doing trackdays. Look for a newb trackday. No pressures. Its not about racing. Its about learning about your bike, your limits and yourself..
been thinking about the California Superbike School for a long time now, maybe whenever i visit my brother next time i will sign up for it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:11 PM   #26
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I love the track and being able to push me and the bike all out. You can't do that on the street. Its to dangerous and tickets add up. I'll never give up street riding though. I can hop on the bike anytime and go wherever I want whenever I want. Can ride for an hour or all day. Commuting saves money by not driving the gas guzzling Ford truck I have. I wish I could ride more track but sometimes I don't have the time and I'm definitely lacking in the financial part of it. Track gets expensive. Wish I could do more because there's nothing that comes close to the feeling you get pushing everything you've got at the track.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:17 PM   #27
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Two completely different things for me. Track to improve on cornering skills to help on the street. Street ride is fun because the view is constantly changing. Unlike track, the same circles over and over again.
If I had $500 and had to choose between spending at track vs taking a 2 wheel trip to some fun roads. I would choose the fun roads. This is because I ride my bike for relaxing more than sport.

Track is more of a training ground for me.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:18 PM   #28
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Nothing beats the feeling of riding and being able to push it at the track with no cars and minimal hazards, but it is nice to go out and screw around on back-roads every now and then too. If I could afford to ride at the track every weekend I could easily see myself giving up street riding though.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:24 PM   #29
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Nothing beats the feeling of riding and being able to push it at the track with no cars and minimal hazards, but it is nice to go out and screw around on back-roads every now and then too. If I could afford to ride at the track every weekend I could easily see myself giving up street riding though.
I think this is "most" people's problem with giving up the street. Most love trackdays yet they can only afford to ride once a month at the track. So you don't get that much time on the bike so you go ride on the steet.

Almost everytime people talk about the track the "money" problem eventually pops up.

So the real question is. If you could ride track every weekend, pay for your tires, pay for fuel, pay for all the upkeep without hurting the bank. Then could you give up the street? I know I did.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:26 PM   #30
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I think this is "most" people's problem with giving up the street. Most love trackdays yet they can only afford to ride once a month at the track. So you don't get that much time on the bike so you go ride on the steet.

Almost everytime people talk about the track the "money" problem eventually pops up.

So the real question is. If you could ride track every weekend, pay for your tires, pay for fuel, pay for all the upkeep without hurting the bank. Then could you give up the street? I know I did.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:28 PM   #31
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I have been a 100% street rider and was open to the idea of racing or doing track days but recent incidents has changed my point of view a lot, now i think there are a lot more risks involved than i first thought, and at my age it is just not worth the risk at all.

I am looking into other options such as a smaller and more private track day where most of the riders at the track are close friends so in case something happen at least we know that the support and help is there.


You should look at Whoops days, there are normally only about 8- 10 riders .


After tearing up the track for a while now Id really like to get some type of HD to just cruise around with the wife on back, she really enjoys riding also but over the years a sportbike seat has gotten smaller and smaller and me faster and faster, and I dont feel the need to go so fast on the street anymore also.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:31 PM   #32
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I would love to do both; but can only afford to do 1. The bulk of my disposable income goes to taking my wife on vacations; since it's half her money that pays for my bike hobby. Now, Obed brought up an intriguing solution last week! TMGP! I know absolutley nothing about it; but could be an option later on down the road for me.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:34 PM   #33
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Track only as of recently. Moving to Houston will put me farther from good backroads, and we just had kid #2 so the idea of safer, more controlled riding is definitely more appealing. I plan to track day it for this year as much as I can, and maybe pursue a CMRA license next year.
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You should look at Whoops days, there are normally only about 8- 10 riders .


After tearing up the track for a while now Id really like to get some type of HD to just cruise around with the wife on back, she really enjoys riding also but over the years a sportbike seat has gotten smaller and smaller and me faster and faster, and I dont feel the need to go so fast on the street anymore also.
8-10 would the the perfect size but i thought Whoops day was for advanced riders only.
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I think this is "most" people's problem with giving up the street. Most love trackdays yet they can only afford to ride once a month at the track. So you don't get that much time on the bike so you go ride on the steet.

Almost everytime people talk about the track the "money" problem eventually pops up.

So the real question is. If you could ride track every weekend, pay for your tires, pay for fuel, pay for all the upkeep without hurting the bank. Then could you give up the street? I know I did.
Good point Mike! If money wasn't an issue I would still ride street. The majority of my time would be spent on the track though. Probably 90% track 10% street.
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I think this is "most" people's problem with giving up the street. Most love trackdays yet they can only afford to ride once a month at the track. So you don't get that much time on the bike so you go ride on the steet.

Almost everytime people talk about the track the "money" problem eventually pops up.

So the real question is. If you could ride track every weekend, pay for your tires, pay for fuel, pay for all the upkeep without hurting the bank. Then could you give up the street? I know I did.
no...
I think riding a bike is not all about going fast & dragging knee.

But enjoying a different way of transportation instead of a car.
You simply will not get the same reward riding down the seawall than DRIVING down the seawall.
That freedom is just not there in a car.
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no...
I think riding a bike is not all about going fast & dragging knee.

But enjoying a different way of transportation instead of a car.
You simply will not get the same reward riding down the seawall than DRIVING down the seawall.
That freedom is just not there in a car.
Have you ever dragged your knee? So how would you know?

Just poking at you ^
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Have you ever dragged your knee? So how would you know?

Just poking at you ^
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