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Old 03-05-2008, 10:06 AM   #21
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:50 PM   #22
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Tape up your speedo and write RELAX on it. That's what I did
Good idea...I'm adding that to my list of things to do
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:40 PM   #23
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man whoever posted that video has me pumped! i remember attacking MSRH the other direction in a car and had a blast, but this direction that back straight looks like im going to be leaning throughout the whole thing almost haha and then turn 13 looks like its really going to freak me out the first time around
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:45 PM   #24
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Tape up your speedo and write RELAX on it. That's what I did
No speedo or tach, so given that my bike is primered, I'll just write on the tank.
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:25 PM   #25
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I'll be noobing it up too mang! My first td ever. I already know my biggest problem is knowing when to shift, up or down...and when I think about it too much, it only seems worse! Practice practice practice I guess.
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Like Tony said earlier, don't put TOO much thought into it beforehand guys. Just come ready to learn, then you and your instructor can go from there. Try not to psych yourself out and make it harder than it is. It isn't all that difficult when you tackle one thing at a time. Don't overwhelm yourself. The instructors will help you guys progress at a nice and steady pace...your pace.

Remember to BREATHE.
Don't forget your bike key!
And bring an air pressure gauge. Best to get in the habit now of being mindful of air pressures all the time. If you buy one of the fancy gauges with a round dial and a long hose to connect to the tire, don't drop it or throw it down on the ground! That will skew the calibration of it.
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I'm ready to rock. Bike has been given a once over already, and everything is great. Just found a way to get my bike to the track without having to ride it, and got all the gear.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:55 PM   #28
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Who's video is that? And who's line is that? Hope they are showing up for the noob day 'cause you need big help in T16-17, the launch, key hole, bus stop, diamond's edge, carousel, and the new T1. Even at 2:00+ that is WAY off. We can help!!!
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:59 PM   #29
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Words of the wise^^^^
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That looks like maxgs (curt) video on his 2007 gsxr 1000.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:59 PM   #31
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Anyone seen Big 'ol Max lately?
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I was so scared on my first trackday and now that I have done quite a few it's a lot easier.
I've gotten to know some of the instructors and I can tell you that you should not hesitate to ask, if you have a question, those guys really do want to help. They are not there to judge anybody, because they have done what you must learn to do...
Leave your ego home!
Don't think you gotta show anybody what a badass you are (you will soon find out different)
Don't think you are a loser if you are not as fast as you hoped or you think you ask too many questions. (you should ask questions, there is a LOT to learn)

Do come prepared for the day (review the earlier posts about what to bring. Then bring it)
Dodrink more water than you usually do,starting the day before (you will be working you body harder than you think)
Doget ready to have one of the peak experiences of your life.(motorcycling will never be the same after this)
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:35 PM   #33
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Do drink more water than you usually do, start two days before the event AT LEAST (you will be working you body harder than you think)
Stay away from carbonated beverages, definitely stay away from caffeine.

Drink lots of water (not the flavored sugary water either, just water), your urine should be clear- not dark or cloudy.

I know it's not that hot now, but your body (as mentioned above) will work very hard and it's surprising how well you'll feel just by drinking water.

Taking an anti-inflamatory the night before won't hurt either (consult your MD) for soreness or joint pain later.

Man, I envy you guys. I remember the first time I got on the track, and it's something you'll never forget!
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Ahh, the noobie jitters... seems so long ago.
Relax, don't ride over your head, and absorb what you can.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:13 PM   #37
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F-N-A I'm so excited...so ready to learn!!!
How much gas should we bring?
BTW, just double checking...Buck, I'm on the list ...right? I signed up in February.
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If you are Michael Harris, I have you on the list,and actually you signed up Thursday jan 17th. Early bird!!! If that is not you let me know.
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F-N-A I'm so excited...so ready to learn!!!
How much gas should we bring?
BTW, just double checking...Buck, I'm on the list ...right? I signed up in February.
fill up your tank, and bring an extra 5 gallons.

dependin on your riding style, you may not even need the extra gas.....but it's better to have it just in case, then to sit there on the track and get pushed in.
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I wonder what's up? He hasn't posted in over a month.
i think curt maxgs is out of the country, in russia or holland or somethin like that. the last post he made, was pictures at the country he was at.
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