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Old 07-23-2007, 01:54 PM   #1
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Question track riding

I have been riding for about 4yrs on the street. lately I have been wanting to take my 954 to the track. what all do i need to ride at the track? Where can i get some track lessons or who can i contact for that?
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there are a few trackdays to chose from....Longhorn Motorcycle School (pm buck beasley)

Lonestar Trackdays (pm carbonr1 or jefflstd) they can help you.

Ridesmart - wouldn't suggest a noobie day there, but you can look them up.

you need full leathers, full faced helmet, boots, gloves, a safe bike, and an open mind.
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i would try and contact Buck Beasley.....they have great instructors, and the track is close to home. If you want to go to a different track, LSTD (lonestar trackdays) have great instruction as well.
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There is also the occasional Noob track day held by Longhorn Motorcycle School which I enjoyed. Much more comfortable being out there without guys stuffing you into corners and flying by you.
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Songs good. I got the gloves, helmet, jacket, and boots. Do they rent out suits to race in or would it be better to just buy them new?
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Songs good. I got the gloves, helmet, jacket, and boots. Do they rent out suits to race in or would it be better to just buy them new?
I believe there is a vendor for every track day to rent out leathers, or gears.
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Okay I will rent them first before I spend some money. Thanks for the info.
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there are a few trackdays to chose from....Longhorn Motorcycle School (pm buck beasley)

Lonestar Trackdays (pm carbonr1 or jefflstd) they can help you.

Ridesmart - wouldn't suggest a noobie day there, but you can look them up.
Why do you say that?
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Why do you say that?

because there is alot more bikes on the track per sessoin, also the skill level for the slower group is alot wider some are really fast and some are super slow..its not that bad with LSTD
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Why do you say that?
the amount of people on the track at one time, the amount of instruction given as well. i remember my first trackday was with them. there was about 50 people in the level 1 group at TWS (Texas World Speedway). track time maybe 10 minutes per session because of the amount of wrecks in each session. instruction that was given, was not explained very well. people were just out there learning on their own basically. it felt like asking for help was a burden.

and not to mention, if sleet and freezing rain were to come down, they told the noobs to go ahead and go out there, it will teach you to be smooth. it's road racing, not ice skating.

but it's just my personal experiences with them
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the amount of people on the track at one time, the amount of instruction given as well. i remember my first trackday was with them. there was about 50 people in the level 1 group at TWS (Texas World Speedway). track time maybe 10 minutes per session because of the amount of wrecks in each session. instruction that was given, was not explained very well. people were just out there learning on their own basically. it felt like asking for help was a burden.

and not to mention, if sleet and freezing rain were to come down, they told the noobs to go ahead and go out there, it will teach you to be smooth. it's road racing, not ice skating.

but it's just my personal experiences with them
Cool, I was just curious what your reasons were. They have made some changes. They have been trying to use feedback (like your experience above) to make changes to groups 1 & 2. Now, they are much more strict w/ monitoring their instructors & their students. As an example I did my first trackday in 1 1/2 years on July 2nd w/ them (group 2). And the instructors all had folders w/ 5-6 students names in it and they were sort of responsible for you. They would check in w/ you between sessisons after the classroom sessions. So, as far as I can tell they are much improved over ther shortcomings a while back.

Best thing of all is we have so many options (track orgs & tracks) to keep all of us happy.
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I have only done 2 trackdays with ridesmart and never once got any instruction or even knew who my instructor was..:eh:
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I have only done 2 trackdays with ridesmart and never once got any instruction or even knew who my instructor was..:eh:
That's what I'm saying. Evidently, they were made aware of these occurances through constructive crticism/feedback and they are righting the ship so to speak.
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That's what I'm saying. Evidently, they were made aware of these occurances through constructive crticism/feedback and they are righting the ship so to speak.
that was this year :eh:
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