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Old 09-18-2007, 09:59 AM   #21
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dude, you'll have a blast. i'll be there that day also, and don't mind tailing you around and showing you a few things if the instructors are busy.

main things to remember...

the most IMPORTANT thing about the track is the race line.

if you don't follow the race line, it will screw you up for the next turn.

don't ride over your head, find your limit, and push a little bit more. pushing more than you can handle will have you and your bike in trouble.

leave the ego at home. i found this out the hard way. my first day at the track, i ended up eating pavement and dirt.

if you're scaring the living outta yourself, probably means, you're gonna screw up.

and everything else everybody said helps.


like i said, if you need anything, feel free to ask. one of the instructors will be glad to help you, and if for some reason, they are all busy....come talk to me. i'll get you going in the right direction.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:03 AM   #23
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dont worry guys i will have my eyes on him making sure he does good, he rides with me on the sundays ride so i wanted him to learn more at the track i'll be coachin and watching him and turbo_ls
is dude (gary) comming?
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dude, you'll have a blast. i'll be there that day also, and don't mind tailing you around and showing you a few things if the instructors are busy.

main things to remember...

the most IMPORTANT thing about the track is the race line.

if you don't follow the race line, it will screw you up for the next turn.

don't ride over your head, find your limit, and push a little bit more. pushing more than you can handle will have you and your bike in trouble.

leave the ego at home. i found this out the hard way. my first day at the track, i ended up eating pavement and dirt.

if you're scaring the living outta yourself, probably means, you're gonna screw up.

and everything else everybody said helps.


like i said, if you need anything, feel free to ask. one of the instructors will be glad to help you, and if for some reason, they are all busy....come talk to me. i'll get you going in the right direction.
thank you!




is there any tips on braking, i.e. never use rear brake? use gears to slow? etc etc?

or any other tips for on the track?
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chewing sux.
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the guy on that motard was doing one every time after turn 17
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thank you!




is there any tips on braking, i.e. never use rear brake? use gears to slow? etc etc?

or any other tips for on the track?
trust your brake, and your tires is all i can say.

i don't even use my rear brake most of the time. i only use my rear brake during a race, or if i'm coming in way too hot and i need the extra braking power. so don't worry about the rear brake right now.

your front brake has WAY more than you think.

typically, if you want to become a fast rider, engine braking will slow your lap times down.

you'll find spots on the track that become your "braking point"

first and foremost, work on the race line. get to know it. if you have to go slower to stay on it, go slower, then pick up the pace more and more each time. but stay on the race line. if you pick up the pace, and feel yourself drifting off the line, you're doing something wrong. especially in turns that are back to back, if you're off the race line, you may not complete the next turn.

no hard braking while in a turn, you'll find yourself in trouble as well. do ALL your braking and gear changing before entering a turn.

it sounds like a lot to take in, but you already know how to ride.....it's just applying it correctly that matters.

just be ready to have fun on Oct. 13th....everything will come together when you're out there. focus on the ride.
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the guy on that motard was doing one every time after turn 17
that was larry myers......a very FAST and experienced rider. i wouldn't try half the he does. hahaha
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trust your brake, and your tires is all i can say.

i don't even use my rear brake most of the time. i only use my rear brake during a race, or if i'm coming in way too hot and i need the extra braking power. so don't worry about the rear brake right now.

your front brake has WAY more than you think.

typically, if you want to become a fast rider, engine braking will slow your lap times down.

you'll find spots on the track that become your "braking point"

first and foremost, work on the race line. get to know it. if you have to go slower to stay on it, go slower, then pick up the pace more and more each time. but stay on the race line. if you pick up the pace, and feel yourself drifting off the line, you're doing something wrong. especially in turns that are back to back, if you're off the race line, you may not complete the next turn.

no hard braking while in a turn, you'll find yourself in trouble as well. do ALL your braking and gear changing before entering a turn.

it sounds like a lot to take in, but you already know how to ride.....it's just applying it correctly that matters.

just be ready to have fun on Oct. 13th....everything will come together when you're out there. focus on the ride.
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that was larry myers......a very FAST and experienced rider. i wouldn't try half the he does. hahaha
Hahaha ok ok
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Hahaha ok ok
You will never catch Larry Myers...ever. Me neither, that guy is insanely fast for a local rider/instructor. Watch him enter T1 sometime (unless the new line changes things), he is WOT until the very last second and then you see him lock the rear tire (skid) right before he dives into T1... I remember him passing me on the front straight and then I was like, that fools gonna crash...he didn't, his skills are amazing.
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You will never catch Larry Myers...ever. Me neither, that guy is insanely fast for a local rider/instructor. Watch him enter T1 sometime (unless the new line changes things), he is WOT until the very last second and then you see him lock the rear tire (skid) right before he dives into T1... I remember him passing me on the front straight and then I was like, that fools gonna crash...he didn't, his skills are amazing.
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You will never catch Larry Myers...ever. Me neither, that guy is insanely fast for a local rider/instructor. Watch him enter T1 sometime (unless the new line changes things), he is WOT until the very last second and then you see him lock the rear tire (skid) right before he dives into T1... I remember him passing me on the front straight and then I was like, that fools gonna crash...he didn't, his skills are amazing.
Any one can catch up to Larry, just give it times or wait in the pits, and you will be in front of him again.
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You will never catch Larry Myers...ever. Me neither, that guy is insanely fast for a local rider/instructor. Watch him enter T1 sometime (unless the new line changes things), he is WOT until the very last second and then you see him lock the rear tire (skid) right before he dives into T1... I remember him passing me on the front straight and then I was like, that fools gonna crash...he didn't, his skills are amazing.
he probably didn't lock the rear tire....he was probably backing it in. haha
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he probably didn't lock the rear tire....he was probably backing it in. haha
when you guys say "backing it in", are you referring to the rear tire sliding out as you lean the bike into the turn prior to hitting the throttle?? pretty sure his rear tire was locked up as he was entering the turn
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when you guys say "backing it in", are you referring to the rear tire sliding out as you lean the bike into the turn prior to hitting the throttle?? pretty sure his rear tire was locked up as he was entering the turn
Locking the Rear, backing it in pretty much the same.... Yes it is the rear sliding as you enter the turn. Works well if done right. Sucks if it doesn't.
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