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Old 03-08-2007, 11:50 PM   #21
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well i do wear all my protective gear. i really dont brag on my riding.i jus come across people who say they can ride thats all i dont mean no harm

soundas like you know what your doing

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Old 03-08-2007, 11:52 PM   #22
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well i heard u need $$$ for track days. i dont have that kinda income.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:53 PM   #23
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this thread has more potential for entertainment!!

my .02, sign up for the next noob track day

SAVE you money for a track day! don't buy the other stuff.

Spend the $20 or whatever they charge for a suspension set-up first.

come WATCH a track day and then see what you think. Then you can make up your mind and I'm pretty sure it's free to watch.
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:57 PM   #25
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go to racers road and chase the asian girl. She rides a slow SV650s, surely you can keep up with on your 750!!!

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when and where so i can bulk up on some skill.
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The track is not that expensive considering the about of money you would put into your bike with all the upgrades listed, you could get 2 maybe 3 trackdays. You would get more outta increasing you skill than outta upgrades.... Like was said before anyone can go fast in a straight line but it takes skill to go fast in the corners !!
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:06 AM   #28
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so where are track days held
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PM "Patrick" with MotorCYCLES unlimited about renting track gear. but i gotta warn ya, it's addicting riding the track.

just remember, fast on the streets doesn't make you fast on the track. humble yourself, and soak up all the instruction given to you. if you need help with setting up for a trackday....there are PLENTY of people that are willing to help.

by the way, how long have you been riding?
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Just get the K&N air filter, drop a tooth in the sprocket, do cornerworing to get free track days. However I do recommend to pay for the first track day to any of the track schools, personally i recommend LSTD or Longhorn with Buck, there is also ridesmart but i have no experience with them
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well i heard u need $$$ for track days. i dont have that kinda income.
You can cornerwork a trackday and earn credit for a free trackday that way. LSTD and Ridesmart have trackdays coming up in April that you can sign up for to cornerwork, if they are not already full. Cornerworking actually gives you a great insight into what goes on at the track.

The only cost would be renting or buying leathers. However, I'd say that money is well-spent.
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what is cornerworking?
Cornerworking is a great way to earn a free trackday.
You can work for a full day and get a full day credit, or work a half day and ride a half day.
You can request at ridesmart@mac.com with your full name, phone number, email and preferred time to work and ride.
Give yourself at least 3 weeks prior time to contact.
It fills up fast!

You can carry the credit for later, but encourage you to use it ASAP (after long time, there might be a chance to get mixed up).
You can also transfer your credit for somebody else (hear this out girlfriends and boyfriends!).

This is Ridesmart cornerworking information.
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Here is some additional information for you to go over before the event. This information is extremely important to your corner-working job. If you are unable to open this, please call me at 512 469 9491.
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Cardinal Corner Worker Rule:

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!


Thanks again to each of you for corner working.

Since this is a new track, each of you needs to pay extra careful attention to anything you deem problematic or unsafe. Be certain to immediately bring it to Mike’s attention.

Be sure to be at the track no later than 6:30 am to insure that you will meet with Mike Dailey for the morning corner workers meeting in the classroom 7:00 and that you will be in your stations by 7:30 am. If there is any delay for you be certain to call Mike on his cell at 817-307-4374 or myself at 512 469 9491.

What you will need when you head out to your station:
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- Radio and back-up batteries (Mike will show you how to change)
- Take you Corner Worker Log and two pens with you
- Know how to change channels incase of channel interference
- Your corner worker handbook (please bring yours with you)
- Cooler with ice, drinks, snacks, sun screen, hat, chair, lunch (please pack your own lunch. There will be a 30minute lunch. It would be best for you to stay at your station for lunch – there are port-a-potties at each station. However, if you do need to come into the paddock area during the 30 minute lunch, be aware that you need to be back at your station before the end of the 30 minute lunch).
- Know which station you will work and who will drive you to your station and with whom you will ride out to your station with. See corner worker track map below.
- Watch for and pick the smoothest rider


RADIO FAILURE AND BACK-UP TRACK MARSHAL

If there is a rider/bike down on the track or in an impact area or a rider is not getting up and you have lost contact with the track marshal – use your own discretion, step out to where the riders can see you and throw the yellow/red flag. Today Mark Maines will be the back-up track marshal for Mike if there is radio failure.

RIDING RULES
Levels 1 & 2
- NO PASSING on INSIDE throughout the day in levels 1 and 2
- Passing on straights ok when well before the turn in point and with 6-foot right of way
- No passing on turns in morning (Please watch for this) – passing on out side with 6foot right of way ok in afternoon

WHAT TO WATCH FOR
It is very important that the riders in each level ride at a similar pace and that they don’t bunch up.
- Riders riding noticeably faster or slower than their level should be brought to the track marshal’s attention. Mike will make a decision as to black-flagging the rider. Mike will encourage the slow level 2rider to drop down to level 1 and he will encourage the fast level 1 or 2 rider to slow down and remain in their group.
- Bunch-ups are usually the result of a rider too slow for the group. Watch for this in levels – 1, 2, 3 and 4. Some riders think that they are fast enough to ride in level 4 but are way too slow. They create dangerous closing speeds for themselves and other riders. Again, let Mike know.

YOUR JOB IS TO IDENTIFY AND REPORT ANYTHING UNSAFE IN YOUR FIELD OF VISION
Common safety problems you can encounter
- Breaking of rules
- Riders riding over their heads or getting dehydrated
- Rider, bike or debris on track
- Ask Mike about which one of you will be responsible for identifying the smoothest rider contest winner.
-THE CORNER WORKER LOG NEEDS TO BE FILLED OUT TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY TO RECIEVE YOUR CREDIT FOR A RIDE SMART EVENT

USE OF RADIOS
We have found that each of you should use your radio to share with each other any concerns that you may have. Be sure to keep your comments brief in case someone is trying report an emergency. This teamwork through the use of the radios empowers you to identify and monitor the high-risk rider well before they fall down. For example, Jason Pridmore – while work for his father in his school – he got so he could identify with 100% accuracy the riders that were going to fall down. That’s what we’re shooting for here at Ride Smart – to identify 100% of the high-risk riders, intervene in the correct manner and keep them and others on two wheels.
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:37 AM   #36
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Helping to monitor the track for the racers / riders, aiding safety by flagging to comunicate with riders, helping downed riders, assisting paramedics, all from a shady post trackside with direct access to the track. It takes a crew to safely run a racetrack operation and cornerworkers are a key element. It also gets you in the middle of the action where you can begint ojudge what riders are doing right and wrong and you learn from watching, mainly by getting a healthy dose of respect for what it takes to go safe and fast.
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