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Old 04-09-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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First trackday, can I ride my bike out there?

I have a truck, but no ramp. I was thinking about just riding the bike up to college station from Katy. Is that a bad idea?
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Use a trailer or a truck. Don't give Murphy's law a chance. First track day I ever did ended in a wadded up bike. Glad I trailered. On a non-superstitious note, you need ALL of your mind focused on what you are doing on the track. Being distracted all day by the thought of not having a ride home if you crash may not be the best situation.
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If you can get it on the truck there one of us here in CS can help you get it out if you ask around. Anyone would be happy to let you borrow a ramp.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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See if anyone is going and hitch a ride with them...I know Yorke is going...PM him!
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u-haul 15-20 bucks for a motorcycle trailer.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:06 PM   #6
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Plenty of people on here will give you a ride.
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I've done it a few times, but it is always in the back of your mind that you can't crash because you have to ride home still. Having a truck I would borrow a ramp, find a ride, or spend $15 a day on a uhaul moto trailer for peace of mind.
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if you can find a larger traile, i will haul. my little trailer only does one bike
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Well actually I've decided now to just go up and do the parade lap at lunch on Saturday. I need to save money for this vacation we are taking in a month.....

But I am definitely doing one this summer.

Is the parade lap really only two laps though?
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I don't think they will have parade laps.
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I appreciate the offers anyway though guys.
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get 3 guys including you to manhandle the bike onto ur truck. i've done it.
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We usually do parade laps at TWS (Texas World Speedway), if there is interest. And yes, it's usually only two laps, and it's at a slow pace. You don't get to go rail around the track for two laps. LOL!

Completely agree with what these guys are saying...load it in your truck, find a trailer, or hitch a ride with a buddy <---my recommendation...b/c even if you are by yourself, and forbid something happens, you don't have anyone with you to help with whatever you need to get back). Plus it's way more fun when you go with someone, especially when you're with someone that has been before. They can show you the ropes.

If this is your first time, you can check w/Rykoson or NewRider Ivan. They may be able to get you a discount. If not, let me know.

Hope you're able to make it out.
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Hmm maybe i will ride out there to do parade laps lol!
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I would have to leave tomorrow just to make it on time haha
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I would have to leave tomorrow just to make it on time haha
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