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Old 09-02-2007, 03:40 PM   #1
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Wanting to ride on the track

Im have a 2001 gsxr 600 and want to ride on the track. I know nothing about racing and have never rode on the track. Are there and tracks/days for first timers to ride on to just get the feel for it or do you have to be more experienced?

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Old 09-02-2007, 03:43 PM   #2
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Talk to tom w/ lstd theres a link on here somewhere. They do have noob days everyonce in a while, but there are beginer groups at most TD's. Im sure the more experienced will chime in here shortly.
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:50 PM   #3
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no track exp. nes. you can sign up for a trackday with WWW.LSTD.COM, take the C group with the school and get 1 on 1 instruction ALL day long.
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:59 PM   #4
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+1 on the LSTD school, good stuff there.
Buch with Longhorn also occasionally does a noob day so that's another option.

You may alos want to check this out:

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4310

I wrote it quite a while back and it's been made a sticky in the Racers Lounge. There's quite a bit of info covered in there.

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Old 09-02-2007, 05:22 PM   #5
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http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4310

I wrote it quite a while back and it's been made a sticky in the Racers Lounge. There's quite a bit of info covered in there.

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+1 big time on the above.

If you want to come out and cornerwork to watch first, let me know at tom@lstd.com and maybe we can hook you up before the end of the season. If you work a full day, you get a full day track credit to apply to another date.
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:35 PM   #6
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no track exp. nes. you can sign up for a trackday with WWW.LSTD.COM, take the C group with the school and get 1 on 1 instruction ALL day long.
Sounds great, Ill do some more resarch and look into this. Ive been reading about track day and watching some videos and it looks like fun. 1 on 1 lessons would help out alot.

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+1 on the LSTD school, good stuff there.
Buch with Longhorn also occasionally does a noob day so that's another option.

You may alos want to check this out:

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4310

I wrote it quite a while back and it's been made a sticky in the Racers Lounge. There's quite a bit of info covered in there.

Have fun!
Ive read that, good info. Ill look into the noob days. Thanks for the info.

Also, what is the season for track days, and where is the closes track around Houston?

Thanks all,
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:01 AM   #7
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:07 AM   #8
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Congratulations on your decision to check out a track day. Your sportbike will thank you for it!
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...Also, what is the season for track days, and where is the closes track around Houston?...
February/March thru October/November You can pretty much have a track event almost every week from May thru Sept between all the different organizations.

MSRH is in Houston. That is where LMS holds the "noob" trackday.
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LMS, LSTD, Ridesmart, Elite Trackdays, and let's not forget about Tango Trackdays

LMS and LSTD will have the best instruction imo. a plus about LMS is they have the closest track, and you'll always leave making a few friends. The other trackdays are a little more "busy", but LMS trackdays, you'll have a new family.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:39 AM   #11
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Don't go to the track it sucks. You have no speed limit, no dear to watch for, no oncoming traffic(well most of the time), no trees to hit, you have to wear gear, there are little dudes with big boots giving you good info... etc...

Spend your money in better places such as a turbo or NOS kit for the bike. Life doesn't start until 150mph on the street mang!
















btw I hope you caught my sarcasim
Elite track days are very good for first time riders especially those that are not comfy.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:59 AM   #12
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+1 on corner working for your first experience. This will give you an idea of what is going on and supplement some of the funds it takes to get out their for the first time.

So, send tom@lstd.com and email to get on the cornerworking list. Then let him know when you want to use your credit. Since you would not be paying for the track day itself I would definetly sign up for the school. This will make all the difference in the world for you and getting familiar with the track. Also, you can rent your gear for your first time out from www.trackleather.com. This way you don't break the bank finding out if you like the track or not and your rental fee can be transfered to purchasing some gear.
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