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Old 06-01-2016, 04:58 PM   #41
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Compared to previous TWS (Texas World Speedway) Ridesmart events, and considering the huge crowd (largest class size I've ever seen for Level 2), I want to say kudos to Ridesmart instructors for running a tight ship on Monday. The conga lines were bad at the beginning, as expected w L2, but greatly reduced by the 3rd and 4th sessions--I presume from the slower riders getting demoted to L1 or well coached to stop drag racing then parking it on the horseshoe and T7.

There was inside passing all day long and I may have inadvertently passed on the inside (rider ran wide, almost ran off) but how else are you supposed to prepare for L3? If you've been to an LSTD Friday event in B group the minis pass you on the inside all day long, they have the right idea, 6' courteous passing inside or out.
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Please start at the 5:50 min mark, i ripped the velcro and my knee puck off in 6 in my first lap or so. Pitted out but went back at 5:50

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you're in mine for sure, I remember your bike, I think you had a blue jersey in one of the sessions, right?
i picked my instructor by what jersey he was teaching one session.
Naturally it was yellow.
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That would imply that he was participating in class
see above post!

i was actually. I was participating in an instructors ridesmart promo video!
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Compared to previous TWS (Texas World Speedway) Ridesmart events, and considering the huge crowd (largest class size I've ever seen for Level 2), I want to say kudos to Ridesmart instructors for running a tight ship on Monday. The conga lines were bad at the beginning, as expected w L2, but greatly reduced by the 3rd and 4th sessions--I presume from the slower riders getting demoted to L1 or well coached to stop drag racing then parking it on the horseshoe and T7.

There was inside passing all day long and I may have inadvertently passed on the inside (rider ran wide, almost ran off) but how else are you supposed to prepare for L3? If you've been to an LSTD Friday event in B group the minis pass you on the inside all day long, they have the right idea, 6' courteous passing inside or out.
honestly it was smooth sailing out there in level 2. i never felt held up or was part of conga line. however maybe yall were behind me.
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The conga line in L1 is usually torture, at least Monday in L2, everyone was moving along decent.
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Please start at the 5:50 min mark, i ripped the velcro and my knee puck off in 6 in my first lap or so. Pitted out but went back at 5:50

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Awesome, you make the other L3 guys look like they need to go back to L2 with us. What bike are you riding? That can't be an R6.. Whoever you were chasing was fast as !

Cool tunnel vision effect at 13:40. Also, I didn't know you can pit out at T3, is there a path back to the paddocks from there?
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explain why yall both went off at turn 3 please
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Compared to previous TWS (Texas World Speedway) Ridesmart events, and considering the huge crowd (largest class size I've ever seen for Level 2), I want to say kudos to Ridesmart instructors for running a tight ship on Monday. The conga lines were bad at the beginning, as expected w L2, but greatly reduced by the 3rd and 4th sessions--I presume from the slower riders getting demoted to L1 or well coached to stop drag racing then parking it on the horseshoe and T7.

There was inside passing all day long and I may have inadvertently passed on the inside (rider ran wide, almost ran off) but how else are you supposed to prepare for L3? If you've been to an LSTD Friday event in B group the minis pass you on the inside all day long, they have the right idea, 6' courteous passing inside or out.
A couple of organizations I used to ride with in the midwest allowed 6 foot inside passing in the I group. And to be honest, I agree that I like that a bit more so myself - especially if your on a small bike and you aren't going to power by someone as easily on the outside which is mostly what I bring to the track.

And Ride Smart did a fine job of running the event given the amount of riders and "last event again" TWS (Texas World Speedway) situations. The thing that gets me though is nearly all the inside passes were completely unnecessary, and if a little bit of patience and planning was exercised - a pass could have been made exiting onto the the next acceleration zone/straight.
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explain why yall both went off at turn 3 please
I am curious about this as well.

In regards to the conga lines that people are mentioning: If you find yourself stuck in a conga line honestly you only have yourself to blame. Hot pit, or make some passes, and let the instructors know who the issue is. Usually after lunch it is smooth sailing.
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The thing that gets me though is nearly all the inside passes were completely unnecessary, and if a little bit of patience and planning was exercised - a pass could have been made exiting onto the the next acceleration zone/straight.
Yep, but but but....i have to get around you now.....


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In regards to the conga lines that people are mentioning: If you find yourself stuck in a conga line honestly you only have yourself to blame. Hot pit, or make some passes, and let the instructors know who the issue is. Usually after lunch it is smooth sailing.
That's why I get to the front straight, stay low and set it at about 100. It lets everyone go and I can enjoy an open track.
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That's why I get to the front straight, stay low and set it at about 100. It lets everyone go and I can enjoy an open track.
I really enjoyed level 2 cause I was never held up too much like in level 1, and I was able to run my own pace. Again, it was the smoothest trackday.
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I really enjoyed level 2 cause I was never held up too much like in level 1, and I was able to run my own pace. Again, it was the smoothest trackday.
That's the way I see it. The pace is faster, the instructions are better, the instructors are a little more technical and overall, the riders are better, which should all make you better.

I can get over the the inside passing, when its done safely (its not a race). Turn 1 scares the out of me, but its not me or the turn, its the fury coming in, mixed with pit coming out that's not up to speed. Things happen really quick in very little time.
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I really enjoyed level 2 cause I was never held up too much like in level 1, and I was able to run my own pace. Again, it was the smoothest trackday.
Level 2 leaves a bad impression on lots of people. There's usually a lot of wrecks, lots of ppl "pushing" for L3 laptimes, and it has the biggest laptime differential of all of the levels.

To me Level 2 gives me a lot of freedom to ride at my own pace and maneuver around slower guys if i want. The only time it sucks is when you have guys on liter bikes passing on the straights and parking it in the corners. I avoid all that by either taking it easy on the straight or hot pitting when I see that trend occuring. It is really fun when you find the CMRA guys on the lightweights because they usually have awesome lines through technical sections and it will give you a different perspective than the typical "race" line.
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Level 2 leaves a bad impression on lots of people. There's usually a lot of wrecks, lots of ppl "pushing" for L3 laptimes, and it has the biggest laptime differential of all of the levels.

To me Level 2 gives me a lot of freedom to ride at my own pace and maneuver around slower guys if i want. The only time it sucks is when you have guys on liter bikes passing on the straights and parking it in the corners. I avoid all that by either taking it easy on the straight or hot pitting when I see that trend occuring. It is really fun when you find the CMRA guys on the lightweights because they usually have awesome lines through technical sections and it will give you a different perspective than the typical "race" line.
thats what i found out as well, on the straights i just meandered letting people go by, except front straight!
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That's why I get to the front straight, stay low and set it at about 100. It lets everyone go and I can enjoy an open track.
I do the same thing ...... but its more because the bike tops out at 100 mph lol.
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Thanks.. I almost got a migraine watching that.
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