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Old 01-02-2008, 04:46 PM   #21
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I'll be there to translate, "Alguien se cayo en la vuelta 3", "Pon la bandera amarilla"
That's why we have you big guy!

Martin, I looked in to getting a membership there when it was being built. The initial fees were more "reasonable" then, they've gone up since they got under way. The best thing I did was talk a friend (with a lot more income than me) to join there. He took me there quite a bit since he was pretty new to the track, plus hooked me up with almost all of his free passes. Then, the guest fee was only $150. I thought it was well worth it for that seeing how I could go to OHR for $75, spend all the money on fuel getting there, fuel while there (for generator), and then drive home- I was looking at about $150 right there.

Now, the guest fees are $250, so the OHR trip makes more sense money-wise. Not to mention, OHR is a more technical track with elevation changes. That place never seems to get boring.

Anyway, I would recommend people to get memberships if they can afford such a thing. I'll likely never have that kind of money, so I'll settle for what I do.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:04 PM   #22
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simple math here folks.....
most likely each trackday will cost you more with membership than by signing up for organized trackdays...

cons = expense and commitment

pros = getting to ride on member only days with lighter traffic.

all depends on your wallet!
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:18 PM   #23
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Thats the one I was looking at. But what happens after the 2nd year?
The second and all subsequent years it drops to $150/mo plus $30 a track day.
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The second and all subsequent years it drops to $150/mo plus $30 a track day.
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that is where the payoff begins I suppose....

for me, I can't commit to something like that (even if I could afford it) for a long period of time, riding the bike for me comes in waves and who knows what life may bring me.... I'm assuming the moment you cancel your membership and then want to re-enroll you are subject to the initiation fees again...just not my cup of tea I suppose. I'll stick to local track orgs....thanks again guys for doing what you do
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:57 PM   #25
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You also have to think what happens if you get hurt and can't ride for months at a time. Hope it don't happen but it can happen and put you out of riding for a while, just something to think about. Wonder if you get guest passes if you can get buddy buddy with someone and split the cost ????
The track managers at MSR Houston have gotten very restrictive on guest passes for 2008. There is a new rule that a non-member can run on the track as a guest only twice per year irrespective of who brings them.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:07 PM   #26
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The track managers at MSR Houston have gotten very restrictive on guest passes for 2008. There is a new rule that a non-member can run on the track as a guest only twice per year irrespective of who brings them.
Man, that is strict. Guess that is to encourage more sign ups.
I'll have to use any guess passes you guys give me pretty wisely then.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:45 PM   #27
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Hey Bigcomfy, If you'd like to come as a guest sometime and see what's it's like on a member day let me know. It nice riding with so few on the track. If you like it they credit your guest fee towards your membership.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:33 PM   #28
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Hey Bigcomfy, If you'd like to come as a guest sometime and see what's it's like on a member day let me know. It nice riding with so few on the track. If you like it they credit your guest fee towards your membership.
Sweet ty sir I may take you up on that.
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:56 PM   #29
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The track managers at MSR Houston have gotten very restrictive on guest passes for 2008. There is a new rule that a non-member can run on the track as a guest only twice per year irrespective of who brings them.
This NEW restriction was imposed about 2 weeks after I signed up as a member, and I live near Corpus. The reason I joined was to be able to bring some of my friends from this area and trek up there several times a year and ride with some of my Houston friends when the weather was nice, we felt like a track fix and there was no track day handy. I felt like 4 times a year per guest was borderline - but that was the deal (still is on their website) so I signed up. I then got a letter (as did all members I have spoken with) saying the rule is any one guest can come only 2 x per calendar year - that kind of kills my incentive to be a member. I understand their desires (more members) but it makes no sense for me where I live. I haven't talked to them yet, but intend to. I understand the limits on guest - I think 4 times per year was restrictive, but I agreed to that - 2 x per year won't work well for me living 30 miles west of Corpus. What do yall think??
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This NEW restriction was imposed about 2 weeks after I signed up as a member, and I live near Corpus. The reason I joined was to be able to bring some of my friends from this area and trek up there several times a year and ride with some of my Houston friends when the weather was nice, we felt like a track fix and there was no track day handy. I felt like 4 times a year per guest was borderline - but that was the deal (still is on their website) so I signed up. I then got a letter (as did all members I have spoken with) saying the rule is any one guest can come only 2 x per calendar year - that kind of kills my incentive to be a member. I understand their desires (more members) but it makes no sense for me where I live. I haven't talked to them yet, but intend to. I understand the limits on guest - I think 4 times per year was restrictive, but I agreed to that - 2 x per year won't work well for me living 30 miles west of Corpus. What do yall think??
I think if you talk to Al, he may be receptive to your special circumstances. Maybe not.

Won't hurt to try though.
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:53 PM   #31
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This NEW restriction was imposed about 2 weeks after I signed up as a member, and I live near Corpus. The reason I joined was to be able to bring some of my friends from this area and trek up there several times a year and ride with some of my Houston friends when the weather was nice, we felt like a track fix and there was no track day handy. I felt like 4 times a year per guest was borderline - but that was the deal (still is on their website) so I signed up. I then got a letter (as did all members I have spoken with) saying the rule is any one guest can come only 2 x per calendar year - that kind of kills my incentive to be a member. I understand their desires (more members) but it makes no sense for me where I live. I haven't talked to them yet, but intend to. I understand the limits on guest - I think 4 times per year was restrictive, but I agreed to that - 2 x per year won't work well for me living 30 miles west of Corpus. What do yall think??
That wasn't the deal when you signed up. Once the deal is been made both parties should live with it. If they want to change the policy now, that is up to them but it shouldn't effect the deal you made with them. The guest policy is silly if the member is out of town like you and bringing other out of town members. And it is silly for the track not to take their(out of town members) money after the 2 passes jeez they make $250 for day pass for a bike(pure profit) for a motorcycle rider to be out there that don't hurt the track at all like those silly cagers do. Stick to your guns Radar. A deal is a deal. Hopefully the track mgmt will see that too.
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Old 01-04-2008, 06:06 PM   #32
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That wasn't the deal when you signed up. Once the deal is been made both parties should live with it. If they want to change the policy now, that is up to them but it shouldn't effect the deal you made with them. The guest policy is silly if the member is out of town like you and bringing other out of town members. And it is silly for the track not to take their(out of town members) money after the 2 passes jeez they make $250 for day pass for a bike(pure profit) for a motorcycle rider to be out there that don't hurt the track at all like those silly cagers do. Stick to your guns Radar. A deal is a deal. Hopefully the track mgmt will see that too.
I'm sure in their fine print they can amend things if they feel the need, I'm not going to fight about it - I do this for fun. Hopefully they will reconsider this.
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these memberships are like country club memberships... if the track management does well, you might see an increase in initiation fees and you can make money by selling your membership in the future..
also memberships are good for people that have more than one vehicle... like GT, DSR, and bikes
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