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Old 09-14-2007, 09:05 AM   #1
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Thinking about going to ride smart next month...i'll be a rookie there...how is it?
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Head over to the Racer's Lounge in this forum and you'll find several discussions about Ridesmart and other orgs as well. Plenty of info over there...

EDIT: DOH, just realized this is in the racer's forum. Nevermind. Check a few threads down...
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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IMO, all orgs have goog days and bad days so just picking one over the other is going to guarantee a great day.

Ridesmart does tend to run a larger group, so if it is at TWS (Texas World Speedway), you'll be fine. Plenty of space on that big track...
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Cool! Been riding for some years now but just mainly in the city. Been thinking about getting serious with the sport.
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:27 AM   #5
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Cool! Been riding for some years now but just mainly in the city. Been thinking about getting serious with the sport.
Cool. IMHO, your best bet to have a good experience w/ any first-time track experience regardless of organization is to leave your ego at home and be open to help/criticism from instructors. Also, if you have questions, ask! Don't be shy. Trackday veterans & instructoors are glad to help.
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Ridesmart Level1 or Lonestar C group with class instruction are both good ways to get exposed to the track. Since it is your first time out you can get a little taste for less money with Ridesmart. If you like it I would definetly sign up for the C group and class instruction with Lonestar. They will get you going around the track properly.
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I've heard the TY school is money well spent but that will not be unitl you have a few TD's under your belt.
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I've heard the TY school is money well spent but that will not be unitl you have a few TD's under your belt.
Definetly, try to have about 3 TD's under your belt at the track you take his school at first to get your best results. IMHO but, that was also passed on to me from the man I trust with my bike and track advice.
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Thanks a lot for the advice...pretty open about this. I'll be keeping this and alot more in mind...
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have fun and focus on the positive aspects of the org you're attending with.i mean no one org is gonna perfect.....
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I'm new to this forum and track days myself. I went to the last two Ride Smart trackdays. One at GSS and labor day at TWS (Texas World Speedway). I had fun at both. The GSS track is to small I think, but really technical. It was fun. The TWS (Texas World Speedway) track rocks though. I've got a 07 GSXR 1000 so there is lots of room to stretch out there. Anyway the groups that attend the ridesmart events are all so dang friendly and the instructors are nice to. I too have been riding on the street forever and started up TD this summer. I'm hooked after only 2 of them. Anyway Ride Smart seems to have a big turnout all the time, and you will run into traffic once you get up to speed and relaxed, but running through hot pit to let a small group get ahead of you helps or if your on a fast bike like at TWS (Texas World Speedway) pass them on the straights. Also attend the classes inbetween the rides. It's helpfull and keep an open mind. It nice to get confirmation on the way you ride from other instructors so you can stop the bad habits or be reasurred what your doing is the right way.
Hope this helps and have fun. I'll be attending the OCT.6th event at TWS (Texas World Speedway) myself.
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