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Old 05-14-2007, 02:32 PM   #21
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Very good write up Buck.


My first trackday was in Jan of this year, took my shiny bike out there and laid it down in T5, first time I ever crashed. I was ready for my next trackday two weeks later by converting my only street bike into a track bike only.

Excelent point here Buck, "I laugh to myself every time I hear someone say, “ I don’t want to drop my bike at the track”, yet they don’t think twice about tearing off on a public road."

For the limits that are pushed on every turn at the track there are not very many that actually go down. Yet on the street people go down at 35mph all the time.
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:15 PM   #22
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Good read Buck.

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Old 05-14-2007, 03:34 PM   #23
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Good read and thanks, Buck.
I read both parts.( actually read them in order too)
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Very nice write up Buck!
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Very good write up Buck.


My first trackday was in Jan of this year, took my shiny bike out there and laid it down in T5, first time I ever crashed. I was ready for my next trackday two weeks later by converting my only street bike into a track bike only.

Excelent point here Buck, "I laugh to myself every time I hear someone say, ď I donít want to drop my bike at the trackĒ, yet they donít think twice about tearing off on a public road."

For the limits that are pushed on every turn at the track there are not very many that actually go down. Yet on the street people go down at 35mph all the time.

So true! I love track riding! I feel so much safer there!

Great write up Buck!
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:42 PM   #27
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Very good write up Buck.


My first trackday was in Jan of this year, took my shiny bike out there and laid it down in T5, first time I ever crashed. I was ready for my next trackday two weeks later by converting my only street bike into a track bike only.

Excelent point here Buck, "I laugh to myself every time I hear someone say, ď I donít want to drop my bike at the trackĒ, yet they donít think twice about tearing off on a public road."

For the limits that are pushed on every turn at the track there are not very many that actually go down. Yet on the street people go down at 35mph all the time.

+50 for the write-up (both parts)

+1 to maskale

I'm one of those guys who has had 4 bikes, never dropped one of my own or one of my friends bikes. Some were track bikes and some were stock street bikes. I purchased them all used except for my newest bike. I got it early 2006 and the second weekend I had it was the first day there was no snow in Minnesota... When doing down the road and getting ready to take a left hander, I low sided at 35 mph because of the sand, salt, and gravel left over from the snowy winters. I was wearing full gear and still got a broken collar bone and $1k in body damage on my bike. 6 months after repairing it I dropped it again, just pushing it too far with the tires I had equiped (stupid of me not to change my tires, I know) causing $5k in damages. I had to sell my other bikes to buy this one and then to repair the damages. I walked away from everything, and I thank I did. I will never push the limits of my bike again on the street. I'm looking to get back to the track to test myself and regain some confidence. When I get my bike back from the shop and go riding with you in group rides, I'll be somewhere near the back of the pack... Not in the back because I think that spot is reserved for the most experienced rider of the group.
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:55 PM   #28
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Very good write up Buck.


My first trackday was in Jan of this year, took my shiny bike out there and laid it down in T5, first time I ever crashed. I was ready for my next trackday two weeks later by converting my only street bike into a track bike only.

Excelent point here Buck, "I laugh to myself every time I hear someone say, ď I donít want to drop my bike at the trackĒ, yet they donít think twice about tearing off on a public road."

For the limits that are pushed on every turn at the track there are not very many that actually go down. Yet on the street people go down at 35mph all the time.
funny as heck there.......lol
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:09 AM   #29
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Good post Buck and so true. I don't think me or doug would still be riding today if our get offs would have happened on the street not at those speeds. And I know I am still get a little wild sometimes on the street but I have mellowed a bunch because once you crash you know you can again and it is a sobering experience.
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:23 AM   #30
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:10 PM   #31
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very informative post.

if you must ride on the street, be VERY selective of who you ride with.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:36 PM   #32
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if that write up was for sell, id have bought it.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:02 PM   #33
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Great write up sir. TY
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Very good write-up!

It is good to read something like this when first starting off, I appreciate you taking the time to write it!
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Very good write-up!

It is good to read something like this when first starting off, I appreciate you taking the time to write it!
See part 2 for more info!

Buck did a great job!
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See part 2 for more info!

Buck did a great job!
Do you have the link to the thread? I'd love to read it, too.
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Why I bought my street bike(06gsxr) I'll never know! I thought I'd enjoy a ride now and then on the street, but~ the endless dangers!!; just like Buck stated! What are most people doing in their vehicles? cell phones, the little map things, radios cranked up, people always in a rush, the constant road destruction, etc, etc, and so forth!
I feel relatively safe on the track! The people there are genuinly kind and ready to advise, lend a hand, and Buck's enthusiasm is wonderful!!(not to mention his awesome riding skills!)!!! I sometimes sit out a session or two just to socialize!
Ride the track soon, you'll be hooked!
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