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Old 05-16-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Any advice for going to the track for the first time. Like things I should bring or not bring, tips or tricks Lol? I'm going on memorial day and can't wait.
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Start hydrating the day before. Your pee should be clear the morning of your track day. Be sure to drink every time you come off the track.
If you don't exercise regularly and you plan on hanging off, start doing squats every day, weights are not required
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Start hydrating the day before. Your pee should be clear the morning of your track day. Be sure to drink every time you come off the track.
If you don't exercise regularly and you plan on hanging off, start doing squats every day, weights are not required
Wow Lol just got real ...well I'll definitely take the advice i don't wanna be walking around dieing the day after .
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Get some sleep! You'll be excited so just get some sleep.

I still cant sleep before trackdays
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Make sure you are up to date on your maintenance i.e chain in good condition and adjusted properly, tires in good condition (set pressure at track cold) ask an instructor or racer who uses similar tires/setup and they will give you a round about pressure to run. Tape off your lights and mirrors ( or remove them) and remove your license plate. As Bevo said Hydrate!!! Can't stress that enough. Don't stop drinking water while your there. I know things will be fun and distracting but keep drinking. I drink a few bottles in between every session and still only pee once or twice during the day. Don't forget your Key!

Most of all have fun! Your not going out there to reset lap times and set the world on fire. Take it easy and increase your pace slowly during the course of the day. Listen to your instructors and enjoy "your ride"
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Ya I'll ask others bout tires . I'm running Dunlop d210s on a 09r1 . Do y'all have any idea how much Motorcycles Unlimited charges for suspension set up maybe I can get that done also before hand
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Ya I'll ask others bout tires . I'm running Dunlop d210s on a 09r1 . Do y'all have any idea how much Motorcycles Unlimited charges for suspension set up maybe I can get that done also before hand
With tax I think I paid $34
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On road off road cycles should be there at the track if your riding with ridesmart. Roger will set your suspension and you can bring your bike back to him during the day so he can tweak it for you. Not that you need that just saying it's an option.
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Good choice. Fastline is a great org

suspension setup is available at the track for $20 or 30 bucks and it can be done while you are in class

Bring an EZ and chair if you can, the shade really helps (unless your camping and then you can get a shaded spot)

Cooler with ice and lot of water and coconut water.

something to tie the EZ up to (I use fuel cans filled with water)

your bike key

a duplicate key

well I will just cut and paste from here http://www.ridefastline.com/event-rules

Required Equipment - Event Preparation and Gear

FastLine provides water and sports drinks; however, we recommend you bring additional water and refreshments for your hydration purposes. Drinks we provide are based upon our registration numbers.

Motorcycle Gear Requirements for Track Entrance
•Damage free BSI, DOT or SNELL full-face helmet with face shield.
•Riding boots that fully cover the ankle.
•Gauntlet style gloves with full wrist coverage.
•One or two piece leathers. Two piece leather suits must zip together for Novice, Intermediate or Advanced groups. Ballistic nylon suits such as Joe Rocket, AeroStitch etc. are acceptable in the Novice and Intermediate Group only provided they are either one piece or two piece that zip together with 50% zipper contact, reinforced and padded shoulders, elbows, hips, and knee areas.
•Advanced and Intermediate group riders must wear back protectors or you will not be allowed on the track. Soft back pads sewn into suits are not enough.

Other Considerations
•In case of injury, we suggest that you do not ride alone. Invite a friend or introduce yourself to another rider or FastLine Staff
•Your Bike Key
•Extra fuel - Bring a 5 gallon can of fuel, especially for weekend
•Miscellaneous tools - bring zip ties, duct tape and your bikes tool kit - just in case…
•Bring plenty of bottle water, hydration is important
•Some tracks have a vendor or snack bar, some do not. Lunch will sometimes be provided to each registered rider, however, if you have special dietary needs, please bring your lunch.
•Chair(s)
•Shade/shelter - EZ ups are always a good idea at any track event
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There's a lot of information to type.
it's kind of like camping. Bring lots of fluids and snacks/food.

There is a beginner's guide called "Motorcycle Track Days," written by a guy from our community, Barry Hobbs.

You can download it as an app, or iBook for $10

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/mot...70569501?mt=11
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Good stuff man ima try and make a Lil list for myself but one question....

What's up with the bring ur key
Bring an extra key
Don't forget ur key Lol

Do that many ppl lose it or forget it out there Lol?
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On road off road cycles should be there at the track if your riding with ridesmart. Roger will set your suspension and you can bring your bike back to him during the day so he can tweak it for you. Not that you need that just saying it's an option.
Roger is at Hallet this weekend.
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Roger is at Hallet this weekend.
This isn't till memorial day (Monday may 26)
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Yes.

Prolly a good idea to change your oil, and clean your chain too.

If the chain is to loose tighten it, or have it tightned at the track for $10
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Good choice. Fastline is a great org

suspension setup is available at the track for $20 or 30 bucks and it can be done while you are in class

Bring an EZ and chair if you can, the shade really helps (unless your camping and then you can get a shaded spot)

Cooler with ice and lot of water and coconut water.

something to tie the EZ up to (I use fuel cans filled with water)

your bike key

a duplicate key

well I will just cut and paste from here http://www.ridefastline.com/event-rules

Required Equipment - Event Preparation and Gear

FastLine provides water and sports drinks; however, we recommend you bring additional water and refreshments for your hydration purposes. Drinks we provide are based upon our registration numbers.

Motorcycle Gear Requirements for Track Entrance
•Damage free BSI, DOT or SNELL full-face helmet with face shield.
•Riding boots that fully cover the ankle.
•Gauntlet style gloves with full wrist coverage.
•One or two piece leathers. Two piece leather suits must zip together for Novice, Intermediate or Advanced groups. Ballistic nylon suits such as Joe Rocket, AeroStitch etc. are acceptable in the Novice and Intermediate Group only provided they are either one piece or two piece that zip together with 50% zipper contact, reinforced and padded shoulders, elbows, hips, and knee areas.
•Advanced and Intermediate group riders must wear back protectors or you will not be allowed on the track. Soft back pads sewn into suits are not enough.

Other Considerations
•In case of injury, we suggest that you do not ride alone. Invite a friend or introduce yourself to another rider or FastLine Staff
•Your Bike Key
•Extra fuel - Bring a 5 gallon can of fuel, especially for weekend
•Miscellaneous tools - bring zip ties, duct tape and your bikes tool kit - just in case…
•Bring plenty of bottle water, hydration is important
•Some tracks have a vendor or snack bar, some do not. Lunch will sometimes be provided to each registered rider, however, if you have special dietary needs, please bring your lunch.
•Chair(s)
•Shade/shelter - EZ ups are always a good idea at any track event
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oh well, he will prolly still be ok.

Hopefully they have good instructors.
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Hopefully they have good instructors.
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