Welcome back to us :/ Our hosts data center was down for the entire day.
MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > Taking it to the Track
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 09-01-2014, 09:44 AM   #1
juanpablocal
Member
 
juanpablocal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 38












what is the best track school for level 1?

Good morning I have been riding for long time on the streets but never been in track
I want to go to track school can any one let me know what is the best place to go if im in level 1
juanpablocal is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TWS (Texas World Speedway) Track day (Level 1) Criticize me! Slovy Taking it to the Track 47 04-17-2013 10:56 PM
How many track days at level one? TxBeagle Taking it to the Track 20 11-10-2010 06:19 PM
noise level at the race track? Jetkillr Taking it to the Track 30 07-17-2009 04:07 PM
Question about Level 1 instructions on track logan5 Ridesmart Motorcycle School 16 07-24-2007 10:14 PM
Advertisement
Old 09-01-2014, 10:02 AM   #2
jakeg
Senior Member
 
jakeg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Downtown
Feedback Rating: (7)
Posts: 4,423

Experience: 3 years
Trackdays: 10+











I have been to a few trak days put on by Ride Smart and Fast Line. I would pick pick fast line for level 1, ride smart is good, but it is usually crowded in level 1. This is my opinion from my experiences doing track days with both orgs.

Both have there pros and cons, but choose which one will work for you.
jakeg is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked this post:
Old 09-01-2014, 10:02 AM   #3
ArkansasDave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beaumont
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,981

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2010 CRF450R
2014 Honda Grom
2015 KTM 250xc







It's probably all relative to your opinion and how fast you will pick it up. I did ridesmarts level one class and I thought it was really good. They have good instructors and good classes inbetween sessions. The only problem I would say is that they make it a very busy day between riding and class period there isn't much time other than that. They go over the line and riding fundamentals. The first two sessions will be what they call round robin. It's a big follow the leader around the track and each lap a new person gets to be directly behind the instructor.

Fastline will do follow the leader for level 1 all morning. So the first three sessions are going around the track at a constant 45-60mph. While this sounds boring it is a great way to learn the line and get used to the track and where it's going. Make sure you use that time to memorize turn in points and the apexes. The track won't be up to full grip till in the afternoon anyway.

Lonestar is pretty good on non race weekend track days.

Basically just sign up for one and go for it.
ArkansasDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 10:31 AM   #4
Schooley
Herpagonnaisyphalitis
 
Schooley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: League City
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 890

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
ZX6R









Fastline usually works better for me, they are far less crowded compared to ridesmart. Like others said pick which one will meet your needs best. I don't think you could go wrong with either
Schooley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 12:44 PM   #5
BryanE
CMRA #246
 
BryanE's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: League City
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 861

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2011 Ninja 250 Race
2007 R6 Race
2007 Ninja 500 Race
2011 YZ450F SuperMoto
2012 CBR 250 Race

Member Garage





I'm at a ride smart event right now, I feel much more a t home and like family with fastline crew. But I broke my cherry with them and it's like home to me. Less crowded for sure, but they have a pretty good class from what I have seen
BryanE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 01:03 PM   #6
Solracer
MotoHouston.com Owner.
 
Solracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kemah Area
Feedback Rating: (9)
Posts: 28,905

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2006 YZF600R (Street)
2009 Iron 883



Member Garage


The best school is the one you go to.
__________________
Chris
Solracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Liked this post:
Old 09-01-2014, 02:25 PM   #7
maxgs
Guest
 
Posts: n/a







Member Garage





The lower the instructor to student ratio, the better. At RideSmart there were times that I had ten students. Hard to provide quality instruction at the ratio.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 10:39 PM   #8
Mr.P
Driving Duh-Bus
 
Mr.P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sugarland
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 4,759

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
CBR1000RR






Dos't matter which school. Some are cheaper than others. Some cost more. The good ones will have free gear rental and first timer discounts to get you hooked.

I rarely have over 3 students at Fastline in Novice. And we have a group of motard, 250/300, 600, and 1000cc riding instructors so you bring a bike, we roll out one of ours to pace you evenly. I always get a smile when 3 guys roll up with 250RRRRR's and woohoo, I can break out the Ninja 250 race bike. Same feeling when I get on the 1000 too.
__________________
Faster and Faster, Slowly! BRAWP it like its hot, BRAWP it like its hot.

Last edited by Mr.P; 09-01-2014 at 10:41 PM.
Mr.P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2014, 10:42 PM   #9
Mr.P
Driving Duh-Bus
 
Mr.P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sugarland
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 4,759

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
CBR1000RR






Come out to the central Motohouston meet on Wednesday night this week. Ridesmart and Fastline both give out a free trackday. Kudos if you get em for free.
__________________
Faster and Faster, Slowly! BRAWP it like its hot, BRAWP it like its hot.
Mr.P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 03:56 AM   #10
r6racer
track
 
r6racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 8,582

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Yamaha R6 Race/track
2012 Yamaha WGP R6
2004 Kawasaki KLx250 2-stroke
2008 Yamaha R6 Street *Sold*
2005 Yamaha R6 Track *Sold*

Member Garage





ridesmart

50% off for first timers
free gear rental for first timers
round robin first session only, you get more freedom after that to ride around the track. if youre a faster street rider thats nice to have
great instructors, their class rooms are set up well

fastline
25% off first timers
free gear rental
round robin first half of the day less freedom but if youre a slower street rider thats good
great instructors
less people on their grids
r6racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 05:36 AM   #11
joeburt1
JoeJoe the dancing monkey
 
joeburt1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Humble
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 1,741

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+




1976 Yamaha chappy
TL 1000S






I like fastlines, ride smart is ok...
joeburt1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 07:29 AM   #12
848Brando
Senior Member
 
848Brando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: League City
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 196

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 5

Bike(s):
2015 FJ-09
05 R6 (sold)
06 R1 (sold)
Duc 848 (Sold)






Sign up for Fastline Level 1 at MSRH this weekend
848Brando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 08:02 AM   #13
r6racer
track
 
r6racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 8,582

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Yamaha R6 Race/track
2012 Yamaha WGP R6
2004 Kawasaki KLx250 2-stroke
2008 Yamaha R6 Street *Sold*
2005 Yamaha R6 Track *Sold*

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by 848Brando View Post
Sign up for Fastline Level 1 at MSRH this weekend
+1 just sign up for whatever dont overthink it
r6racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 08:12 AM   #14
ArkansasDave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beaumont
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,981

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2010 CRF450R
2014 Honda Grom
2015 KTM 250xc







Quote:
Originally Posted by r6racer View Post
ridesmart

50% off for first timers
free gear rental for first timers
round robin first session only, you get more freedom after that to ride around the track. if youre a faster street rider thats nice to have
great instructors, their class rooms are set up well

fastline
25% off first timers
free gear rental
round robin first half of the day less freedom but if youre a slower street rider thats good
great instructors
less people on their grids
I may be wrong but I remember novice having 2 round robin sessions while intermediate had 1. Either way, just get on the track and have fun.
ArkansasDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 08:56 AM   #15
ringdingding
...at the track
 
ringdingding's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: The Land of Sugar
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 139

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
Aprilia Ride Smart 125 two times
CBR 250
Ducati 1000ss air cooled







Quote:
Originally Posted by 848Brando View Post
Sign up for Fastline Level 1 at MSRH this weekend

Quote:
Originally Posted by r6racer View Post
+1 just sign up for whatever dont overthink it
No novice group this weekend.
ringdingding is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2014, 09:10 AM   #16
848Brando
Senior Member
 
848Brando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: League City
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 196

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 5

Bike(s):
2015 FJ-09
05 R6 (sold)
06 R1 (sold)
Duc 848 (Sold)






Quote:
Originally Posted by ringdingding View Post
No novice group this weekend.

Dammit, I keep forgetting that...

Fastline at GSS on the 28th then, ha
848Brando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2014, 11:44 PM   #17
proasian3
Senior Member
 
proasian3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 1,721












Or if you are lucky Ride Smart is having a COTA event this wknd. the track is unbelievable. Maybe someone can sell you a level1 spot. I'll be there!
proasian3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2014, 05:21 AM   #18
r6racer
track
 
r6racer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 8,582

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Yamaha R6 Race/track
2012 Yamaha WGP R6
2004 Kawasaki KLx250 2-stroke
2008 Yamaha R6 Street *Sold*
2005 Yamaha R6 Track *Sold*

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by ArkansasDave View Post
I may be wrong but I remember novice having 2 round robin sessions while intermediate had 1. Either way, just get on the track and have fun.
with Ride Smart? novice had 1 and intermediate had 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by ringdingding View Post
No novice group this weekend.
durrr
r6racer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 05:49 PM   #19
SixGixx
TXSR Organizer, CMRA #323
 
SixGixx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Killeen, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 96

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
14 Ducati Monster 1200 S
07 Suzuki GSX-R 600 -Race-
02 Yamaha FZ-1 (SOLD)


Member Garage





I rode in both Fastline and Ridesmart lvl 1 and both were good. Fastline will cost a few more dollars but you get less of a crowd and better instructor time. Like others were saying Ridesmart has more riders in its lvl 1 but it cost less and you have more tracks to ride on. Also Ridesmart has lvl 1.5 that allows riders who have already done their first track day to break off and do additional instruction breaking some of the monotony of lvl 1. Do both schools and see what one you like.
SixGixx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 06:17 PM   #20
pinball
I got slow
 
pinball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SE
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,683

Experience: 4 years
Trackdays: 2


Big dirt bike (sold)
2003 Honda Sabre (sold)







Almost a week and OP hasn't chimed back in?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bun1t View Post
Shelnutt thinks mechanics should work for free
pinball is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:53 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy