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Old 06-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Anyone else doing MSRH in June?

I'm planning this as my first track day.

Am I going to hate it because of the heat LOL?
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I'm planning this as my first track day.

Am I going to hate it because of the heat LOL?
The heat out at the track is insane!! At least MSRH had awnings to get under. Hydrating 48hrs prior and staying hydrated is very important!!
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Bring a fan, and take off your leathers inbetween sessions.
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I just don't want it to be un bareable while riding on the track. I hate to wait all the way to the end of summer, because I want to do a track day so bad, but I also don't want to feel like I wasted money and time.
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In the track while riding you won't feel the heat because you will be so much into it,after you will have a 20 min class in an AC classroom and then 20 min to get ready for your next session ...drink ,sit and bs with your friends!
Yes it is hot as but you will love it !!!
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drink a lot of water the day before, take a lot of water with you, eat some healthy/energy food, take a big fan with you there are outlets there you can use, wear under armour, bring a chair. You will be fine, you will not hate it, its just that you will be hot when getting off the track and if you leave your leathers on . depending on how easy your leathers are to get in and out of, i usually just zipper down and take the top part off. You will be doing level 1 for your first track day and you will have a indoor class room in between sessions anyway which will have fans and/or a/c usually. Try to get as much sleep as possibly even though this is hard, sometimes my sleep schedule is really off.. being that it is summer, maybe take a sleeping pill or something possibly like around 7-8pm night before? Ive done that before. but trust me you will def not hate it, also when you are riding you will be fine easily

trust me just because its hot doesnt mean youre wasting your time or anything, you wont regret it. I get what you are trying to say
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And by the way I will be there June 22nd so feel free to pit with us and you will have the best time!!!
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These guys pretty much nailed it. IF you happen to get dehydrated quickly, bring some pedialite with you. Wear an under amour style t-shirt, moisture wicking - they flow very well when you sweat. Under pants as well, I've seen friends wear them but haven't tried that out myself yet.

Bring a chair or something to sit down on.
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And by the way I will be there June 22nd so feel free to pit with us and you will have the best time!!!
That'd be awesome, I was trying to decide if I was going to camp out or just come down super early in the morning. What do you guys normally do?
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That'd be awesome, I was trying to decide if I was going to camp out or just come down super early in the morning. What do you guys normally do?
Many people camp out there, pitch a tent under the canopys provided (Where we pit our bikes).

Since my parents live relatively close, in Sugar Land, I stay the night at their house the day prior to track and head out early in the morning. If gates open at I think 7am? I leave the house no later than 6. I usually have everything ready to go the day before, fuel, bike prepped and taped up, trailer, etc.

Create a checklist if needed. I took advice from someone who showed up to a trackday without the key to their bike, and I keep my key on the same key ring as the vehicle I am driving to the track with. I could picture myself doing something like that, so I try to plan ahead as much as possible.

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i think its nice to spend the night.. im a gangsta so i slept in there car lol. but now i will use a tent hah and you can save you and some friends a good spot at the track or meet a few people there the night before
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MY mistake - I'm reading my Ridesmart email and it says the gates open up at 6:15am


IF you plan on staying the night, I think the gates close at 10:00 pm.


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ALL RIDERS SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE TRACK IN PLENTY OF TIME TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION, TECH, ETC. WE RECOMMEND NO LATER THAN 7:00AM THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

OVERNIGHT CAMPING IS NOW ALLOWED - PLEASE SEE CAMPING RULES.

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I plan to be there. Will be my second track day. It will be hot but the fun will supersede any discomfort. I drank at least one water bottle per session at TWS (Texas World Speedway) to stay hydrated.
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I plan on being there to. I've pitched a tent out there a few weeks ago, but it was a lot cooler. It can get hot and humid at night in June and to me that's not a good night sleep. You're going to have a hard enough time sleeping without introducing those elements. Of course if you have a camper with a/c that's a different story.
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I hope to be there if I get my wheels back, if not ill have to wait until August.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:09 AM   #16
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I'll be there

Face the heat. It's not a show stopper. Drink, sweat, drink, ride!

Look at this positive note, your tires will heat up just a tad quicker than if the TD was in February. Less likely for a fall down due to cold tires.
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Well I'm definitely going then. I'll see you guys out there, haven't decided if I'll camp yet or not. I guess that will depend on how hot it is supposed to be the night before. I will have to leave my house super early to get there when the gates open since I live north of 10 in Katy.

If I don't make it right when the gate opens should I still be able to find a spot to pit in the shade?
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I was 61 when i did my first track day. I work in an office and was not used to being out in the heat. It was extremely hot and the heat took it's toll on me. It was still a blast.
Like the guys said hydrate, and start hydrating a couple of days before the trackday.
The track org usually has water available, but take an ice chest with water, some kind of sport drink, i suggest getting some pickle juice... also take a towel and put it in the ice chest... when you come off the track, unzip and pull down the top half of your leathers (an old belt or cinch strap will help hole them up) and put the cold towel over your head and shoulders. Having some fruit in the ice chest, like oranges or grapes helps as well...
you do not notice the heat too much while you are riding, you notice it if you have to sit on the grid for extended periods and while you are sitting in the padocks...
the class rooms are air conditioned and the rest room at msrh is air conditioned, that helps a bunch too..
i am not a big advocate of fans because to me they just blow hot air over you, but a lot guys use them.
it is going to be fun, but it is going to be hot...watch yourself in the afternoon... the last session or two of the day is when the heat is going to affect your riding... if you feel weak, or find it hard to concentrate, then call it a day a bit early...I would not skip the track day because it is going to be hot.
at my age it is rare for me to do a full track day anyway because it is work and i get tired...for what our trackdays cost here, it is well worth it if you only ride a half day.
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Well I have officially signed up. I'm stoked!

See you guys on June 22nd.
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