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Old 08-13-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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lol..someone's bored :p
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
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Because ^^ has no running bike
My CRF150F runs like a boss... and actually I think we got the kinks worked out on the most recent Ninja purchase. That leaves me with a non running Ninja and a non running SV.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:27 PM   #6
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Cost. I can ride the lot for free. And people I've met that ride often on the tracks always seem to talk down to me once they realize I haven't. Just turns me off to it. There are exceptions not all are this way.
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Cost. I can ride the lot for free. And people I've met that ride often on the tracks always seem to talk down to me once they realize I haven't. Just turns me off to it. There are exceptions not all are this way.
It's almost like your only cool if you break the law and stunt on the freeway, or only ride track.. no room for us little fella's.
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Lol. And I hate wearing helmets. And clothing while riding. Cant do that at the track.
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Mostly money. I would like to try track but I'm afraid I'll enjoy it too much and will need a second bike for it. LOL.
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Cost. I can ride the lot for free. And people I've met that ride often on the tracks always seem to talk down to me once they realize I haven't. Just turns me off to it. There are exceptions not all are this way.
Don't let the people dictate your life. Do what you do for you, not for them. If your soul purpose is to impress others with your skills, or try to fit in, you are not living your life.

Cost and transportation are a major factor for me too.. It's different from what I have been use to (street) all these years.. I use it as a tool to sharpen my skills.. Mostly controlling the bike when I enter corners too hot. How to stay calm... Running wide on the street can end things real quick...

I would like to try out stunting too, but, I would need a different bike for that.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:39 PM   #13
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There are lots of ways to enjoy the track cheaper... I mean getting a 250 is a good way. Cheaper on gas, cheaper on tires, twice as fun.

Or... find a buddy that will let you learn on their track bikes...

I don't think anyone has ever talked down to me before I started riding track. Track I think is not only fun but you are surrounded by people who love to ride as much if not more than you do... Its got a serious brotherhood feel. Not to mention if I had never started riding track I would have never met some of my best friends. I mean the BRAWP boys are like family to me... Kris, Peter, Sid the Squid, John Rangel, The Badger they are my brothers.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:40 PM   #14
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Mostly money. I would like to try track but I'm afraid I'll enjoy it too much and will need a second bike for it. LOL.
Yeah! I am there now.. Maybe I can do a stunt/ track bike...
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Also you have groups like HalfFast and BRAWP that want to help. I have seen Mr. P offer up his 250 to several people to get their license for the CMRA. They offer advice, friendly smiles, help at the track. Lots of organizations give away free track days at meets or provide discounts for new riders that want to try. I mean the possibilities are endless. I was always taught where there is a will there is a way. Even if you don't make it an addiction like alot of folks, sometimes its fun just to go out there and sharpen your skills in a controlled environment and hang out with other riders doing the same. You can learn from everybody in the pits, on the track even if you are learning what not to do.
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I grew up racing motocross all over the u.s. and even a bit in Mexico. I never came across anybody that wasn't friendly. That being said I've never spoken to anyone at an actual track day. Only on wed. Nights. And they where self proclaimed track heads. I guess it's an unfair assumption to make of track riders. I wouldn't want yall making assumptions of me based on a few videos of stunt riders on the street. Probably will try a track day eventually. Just most likely not anytime soon.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:57 PM   #18
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What, you don't ride track? Loser....
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Taking a break from the track. Last time I did it, I left in an ambulance with a broken arm. I've gone down on the street with nothing more than bruises.
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Yeah! I learnt quite a bit about tire and tire pressures, how the various change, including temperature change the dynamics and behavior of the bike. And after listening to the knowledgeable folks and trying out the set up on track for your self, things actually start to make perfect sense.

Reading about something and assuming you will know when to apply that knowledge does not work as well as actually practicing and repeating what you learn from experience.

One good example I saw was.... Body positioning.. I saw many people using different approaches to getting around a corner.. Some hung their off.. Some were more of shoulder people.. Some were elbow people.. Some were head people...

Different instructors will teach you different ways to do it too..
You have to try things to see what works best for your body type.. Bike riding posture... Tire profile..
What works for one may not work for others.. The track will help you know what works and why..
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