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Old 08-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #21
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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.
Not too long ago I left with a dislocated shoulder, a broken foot, and a badly sprained ankle. It can rattle you but I figure riding there is quality time with myself that doesn't end when I run out of lotion.
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Not too long ago I left with a dislocated shoulder, a broken foot, and a badly sprained ankle. It can rattle you but I figure riding there is quality time with myself that doesn't end when I run out of lotion.
I'll be back once I can hang off the side without feeling like my arm is going to snap again. For now, freeway interchanges are about as aggressive as I can get without pain
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I didn't ride the track for the first 33 years. Why? Money, and spousal support. Then I finally got together $1200 for a YSR50 and race gear.

Now, 9 years later, I'm addicted with a 1000, a 750, 2 600's, a 250, and a 150...all race, no street. Add to that a 40 foot metro bus to haul us and a pit scooter. I'm probably $25k "invested" (aka wasted) in the last 2 years since Sid started racing. I'm a cheap SOB where it counts. I gave up the dream of a Lotus Elise for racing with my boy. Not one minute of regret either.

Now, I don't ride track on big bikes cause, basically, I'm scared of hurting myself in real competition. I'm almost good enough, but not good enough to really give it a run. I'd rather just play at trackdays. That said, I am determined to run my CBR1000 in a big bike race just once this year.

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Old 08-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #24
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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.
Luck, not logic. Ride the track like you do the street and you'll almost never get hurt. Ride the street like you ride the track and you'll be dead in 2.5 miles.
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Not too long ago I left with a dislocated shoulder, a broken foot, and a badly sprained ankle. It can rattle you but I figure riding there is quality time with myself that doesn't end when I run out of lotion.
If you were as scared of lotion as you are TWS (Texas World Speedway), you would actually have enough time to get out to the garage and fix your broken garbage and go ride.
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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.
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Or find a girlfriend who doesn't run away when you publicly humiliate her. Repeatedly. And who enjoys the pleasures of surprisebuttsex (with no lotion).
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Luck, not logic. Ride the track like you do the street and you'll almost never get hurt. Ride the street like you ride the track and you'll be dead in 2.5 miles.
Boom! Sticky. I am gonna make a tee shirt..
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:21 PM   #29
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How come you don't ride track...
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:25 PM   #30
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Luck, not logic. Ride the track like you do the street and you'll almost never get hurt. Ride the street like you ride the track and you'll be dead in 2.5 miles.
It was the session after lunch and I was taking it really carefully. I didn't count on a bike busting an oil leak ahead of me and slicking up my tyres. Sh*t happens no matter where you are and not everything can be accounted for. However, my worst wreck was at the track, that's a fact. As a result, I'm inclined to believe that street is safer... based solely on my own experience.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:30 PM   #31
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:34 PM   #32
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:35 PM   #33
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i do ride track why are you asking me these question what do you want from me
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:38 PM   #34
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I love the track! Especially TWS (Texas World Speedway)!

If i can take my scooter out there anyone one can ride the track.

It is fun, everyone who rides street should love the track too.

Just not obsessively like umayr.
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My first track day experience was awesome. Everyone was extremely helpful. From the people that worked for Ridesmart to just the other riders. Everyone was there to offer help. I haven't had that kind of experience from anything else I have ever done. I can't wait to go back. I learned a lot and had a great time. Doesn't get any better than that!
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Money - yes, I know there are ways to get it cheaper. Rentals, borrowing leathers (no one is as small as I am though).

Time/planning - just haven't done it. i can just hop on and go ride every weekend... I've gotta commit/plan for a track day.


I know I'll do a couple.... enough to get comfortable and have fun, not so many that I get too comfortable and end up with only 1 bike again.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:44 PM   #37
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I do not understand how talking down to someone is a good way to get them to try something you enjoy.
I was 61 years old the first time I did a track day...I turned 62 when i started racing TMGP....
I am never going to impress anybody with my riding...but I am having a lot of fun being bad at it.
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Man the track is badass.

I have one real thing keeping me off of the track and that is divorce....or said differently...the amount of money I have to pay that ex- monthly that I cannot allocate to my hobbies.

I really want a track steed because I do not want to wad my 15k zx10r...but I cannot afford a track bike right now.

Until I can scrape some crumbs to buy a rat bike, I may take my zx10 and ride slow Level One so I do not it up (fingers crossed). I know moving up levels will spell expensive trouble for me.
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Or find a girlfriend who doesn't run away when you publicly humiliate her. Repeatedly. And who enjoys the pleasures of surprisebuttsex (with no lotion).


I was out in the garage fixing some stuff this past weekend. I think very soon I am going to have 3 functional track bikes! I am going to try to get out there tonight and pull the carbs on the ninja again for inspection. Should be calling P1 for the suspension later this week. Plastics are supposed to be in in the next couple weeks...

I have to reorder some parts I bought for it cause they went on the other ninja to get it ready. I need to take it out and test it to see that it is actually fixed.
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