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Old 07-18-2015, 10:36 AM   #21
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Sorry, my comment apparently proves your original joke to be right. After all the concusions I've had what is left doesn't work well.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:40 PM   #22
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I called and asked about gauntlet gloves and the guy said as long as you have full finger gloves you are fine in level 1. I have a set of gauntlet gloves but the are my winter gloves (waterproof and insulated), not to smart for the summer. But know I am going to call and ask again bc everyone's response is making me nervous.
I'm taking my first track on labor day as well and I have the same question about the gauntlets. This clears it up, but I'm wondering about the rental of gauntlets there as well. Thanks for asking these questions
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Ridesmart doesn't offer rentals for gloves.
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I'm taking my first track on labor day as well and I have the same question about the gauntlets. This clears it up, but I'm wondering about the rental of gauntlets there as well. Thanks for asking these questions
Are you doing ridesmart or lonestar? I've heard ridesmart stacks the track with as many people as they can fit, so it ends up being a full track of people you cant get around, when you have finished can you give me a comment on how it was?

and get full coverage insurance if you haven't already.

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How strict is the requirement about tires? It says tire tread at least 50% of new condition. What about this one?
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:58 AM   #26
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Looks fairly flat and cupped, how old are they (as per DOT stamp)?
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The tire is 6 years old, and worn more on the left dide than right. Not cupped, but definitely reaching the end of its life. I was hoping to just do parade laps at TWS (Texas World Speedway), but many times that doesn't happen due to schedule delays with crashes.
So then I thought about doing the track day for first timers. Just evaluating the possibilities, and considering what I would need to do to get ready.
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Old 08-30-2015, 11:03 AM   #28
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At 6 years, that tire is hard as . I'd replace it.

The ft one on my fuzzy was like that (age and wear). I was going on vacation and decided to replace it. I didn't realize how hard the tire was till I put a new one on.
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Are you doing ridesmart or lonestar? I've heard ridesmart stacks the track with as many people as they can fit, so it ends up being a full track of people you cant get around, when you have finished can you give me a comment on how it was?

and get full coverage insurance if you haven't already.

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Going with ridesmart. At TWS (Texas World Speedway). I already have full coverage so don't have to worry. And that will really suck if they do stack the track. I'll let you know. I'm overly excited about my first track day!
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In Ridesmart novice, the class/track will be full, but not unmanageable. At TWS (Texas World Speedway), there are plenty of places to pass under their rules.

If there are a ton of people bunched up behind a slow rider, wait till the next straight, put your hand up and slow way down to let them go. Then, when the next set of curves comes up, get back into it or if you have enough bike and skill, go for a pass.

It still beats riding in Houston traffic.
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take anything you want to keep off your bike, or helmet

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In Ridesmart novice, the class/track will be full, but not unmanageable. At TWS (Texas World Speedway), there are plenty of places to pass under their rules.

If there are a ton of people bunched up behind a slow rider, wait till the next straight, put your hand up and slow way down to let them go. Then, when the next set of curves comes up, get back into it or if you have enough bike and skill, go for a pass.

It still beats riding in Houston traffic.
Thanks for the advice. I'll do what you said, I am decently skilled, well I THINK in taking turns, I do have way more to improve on though haha.
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Old 10-05-2015, 06:57 PM   #33
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If possible don't ride your bike there, U-Haul rents bike trailers relatively chip. I wrote my bike to the track my fist time and that was a big mistake. If you haul your bike you can get it ready the night before taping, removing license plate, etc. Take your on gas.
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