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Old 07-31-2005, 12:12 PM   #1
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First track day, 7/29

I just did my first track day at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on 7/29. All I can say why didn't anyone tell me how much fun it is before now. :laughing6: I used the think that riding in the Hill Country was fun, but it doesn't come close to blasting down the front straght approaching the first corner 1 at over 130 mph.

I just need to get over the fear of wrecking my bike. Seeing 6 wrecked bikes in the garage that I was pitted in didn't help either. I can't afford to put the bike down. I still owe $8500 on it. I may need to find a dedicated track bike to truely enjoy track days.

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I just did my first track day at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on 7/29.* All I can say why didn't anyone tell me how much fun it is before now.* *:laughing6:* *I used the think that riding in the Hill Country was fun, but it doesn't come close to blasting down the front straght approaching the first corner 1 at over 130 mph.

I just need to get over the fear of wrecking my bike.* Seeing 6 wrecked bikes in the garage that I was pitted in didn't help either.* I can't afford to put the bike down.* I still owe $8500 on it.* I may need to find a dedicated track bike to truely enjoy track days.
hey clement!

nice meeting you friday man... welcome to the board... :biggthumpup:

yeah t1 is a blast... kinda like the lstd mantra... "it's an addiction baby!"...

lots of wrecks friday... thank though - no one got hurt bad... glad you had fun out there... you've got a heck of a nice bike there man, so good job on keepin the shiny side up... right:
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Re: First track day, 7/29

I still owe about $7500 on mine and went down on may 30th but not this time...I did well I think
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heck yeah mang...* :biggthumpup:

you're gettin more comfortable leanin that bike over while hauling in a corner...* right:

last time... you were a little...* * u kno... but low sides do that...* :cool:
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Re: First track day, 7/29

yep...I'll get the hang of it, next track day I'll be working on body positioning still (trying to get good!)
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yep...I'll get the hang of it, next track day I'll be working on body positioning still (trying to get good!)
hey man... welcome to the club... that what we're all doin... :biggthumpup:

now if only we can get racer road star alex on his r6 to join us one day... :eh: :dontknow:
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alex is full of excuses: no leathers, no money, no tires, blah blah
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alex is full of excuses: no leathers, no money, no tires, blah blah
I've never met him... but I heard he's full of himself also.
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Re: First track day, 7/29

yeah...every turn he takes is like: "hey alex, how fast where you going?", "umm, about 120 or 130mph"
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welcome to the board man, you'll learn it's almost like a family us track riders/racers...definitely one of the best thing EVER
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yeah...every turn he takes is like: "hey alex, how fast where you going?", "umm, about 120 or 130mph"
:laughing6: ... yall are funny*

Track Days are awesome is all I gotta say.* They make you a better street and* more cautious rider.*
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I just did my first track day at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on 7/29.* All I can say why didn't anyone tell me how much fun it is before now.* *:laughing6:* *I used the think that riding in the Hill Country was fun, but it doesn't come close to blasting down the front straght approaching the first corner 1 at over 130 mph.

I just need to get over the fear of wrecking my bike.* Seeing 6 wrecked bikes in the garage that I was pitted in didn't help either.* I can't afford to put the bike down.* I still owe $8500 on it.* I may need to find a dedicated track bike to truely enjoy track days.

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Old 08-01-2005, 08:31 AM   #13
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Re: First track day, 7/29

That was my first day as well. It was awful hot out there. Still I had a lot of fun and It showed just what the bike was capable of. Cant wait to do it again. :biggthumpup:
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Re: First track day, 7/29

Welcome to your new addiction! right:

Hopefully you will make it out to some more this year when I get a chance to be there so we can have more MotoHouston guys pitting up together. Also, a track bike is a great idea but also pacing yourself and taking the proper steps to learning the track and your bike will keep your track to dirt time alot better.
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Silverceptor, Txlonestar, its a disease right:
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Once you go track, you never go back
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