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Old 04-22-2008, 09:06 AM   #41
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Problem is my wife has a car, i have the bike. Rain or shine i commute. I ride below the pace of racing (well below) on the road, mostly cruising well under 70mph for the most part when out and about. I'm not a speed demon. I just like working on flying through twisties a bit... but my braking's minimal, so i'm really just speeding up through turn, then hitting maybe 70 ish or less, light braking and i'm leaning again. i'm not setting anything like a full race pace....

AND if i go to the track and push myself hard, likely i will learn the hard way on some wrong technique. If i take a spill, there goes my only form of transportation, WITHOUT insurance coverage....

+ rentals.

I'm familar with the oppurtunity for corner work for track day credit, but I don't know if its very wise to take my ONLY form of transportation to a track where i will end up pushing myself harder than I have before.
Buy your @$$ a METRO pass until you can get your vehicle insured! How are you affording all this extra weekend fun gas while you are not taking care of your responsibilities?!?!
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:09 AM   #42
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Why would anyone ride that road.. it's one of the worst ones i've ridden since i moved here..!!!
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:24 PM   #43
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Buy your @$$ a METRO pass until you can get your vehicle insured! How are you affording all this extra weekend fun gas while you are not taking care of your responsibilities?!?!
lol!

I meant insurance doesn't cover you on the track! That really made me laugh.....

Track fees, gas to get there, gear rental etc.... can cost a bit... NOT TO MENTION when i finally lay her down...

I go for a ride right now @ $10 gas total cost.

And I don't ride it like a track, i may ride aggressively, but i'm sure its nothing like what is aggresive for you guys. On an open straight in the middle of nowhere i may once hit a spurt of 100mph for my squidly fix.... then rest my top speed is normally 70 mph. I normally ride on country roads 10 mph above limit approx... I'm not riding it like a track.. the 2fiddy can go much faster... i'm just riding "aggresively" vs what cruising would be...

I appreciate you guys being concerned about my wellbeing though. Believe me I have no intentions of being a RIP, or Rider down thread!

As soon as i can, i'll do the track, but pinching pennies isn't fun and $100+ for a track day needs to be spent elsewhere right now, $10 in gas is a lot more economical...

I CAN'T WAIT to do my first trackday though!
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:07 PM   #44
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FYI insurance will cover you at the track as it isn't a race but a school. 2nd you can corner work for track credit at most td org's.


...sounds like your pretty stuck on doing things your way so... don't feel obligated to reply. Ride safe.
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:59 PM   #45
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FYI insurance will cover you at the track as it isn't a race but a school. 2nd you can corner work for track credit at most td org's.
Really?? So if i go to a track day, as long as it isn't a race my insurance would cover me as if I was on the road? I didn't know that, very helpful information. And yes, i've been informed about corner work, so when I can get the leather pants/back protector and boots (or look to rent from Patrick), then I'm all there. I'm sure it would be well worth it and teach me a lot!

Thanks for the input
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:07 PM   #46
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Really?? So if i go to a track day, as long as it isn't a race my insurance would cover me as if I was on the road? I didn't know that, very helpful information. And yes, i've been informed about corner work, so when I can get the leather pants/back protector and boots (or look to rent from Patrick), then I'm all there. I'm sure it would be well worth it and teach me a lot!

Thanks for the input
another fyi. this is a pretty cool community. Thus if you ask nicely someone may even loan you the necessary gear. Sht do you need me to ride that bike for you as well
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:11 PM   #47
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another fyi. this is a pretty cool community. Thus if you ask nicely someone may even loan you the necessary gear. Sht do you need me to ride that bike for you as well


Thanks. I actually would rather pay for rental if economical rather than take my bike down and end up causing the other person grief! Thanks!
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:20 AM   #48
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I've done the road 3 times and my top speed is 70 mph during any of the straightaways. The corners, i'd rather gain more speed coming out, than go too hot into it.

Don't worry for me. I've got a wife to come home to. I don't mind pushing myself, but if i feel uncomfortable or not in total control i'll back off.....


Is that the 15 mph corner that goes downhill over 20-30 feet incline at end of the those 2 turns.... or the one right below it near the bridge that turns REALLY sharp with bad asphalt conditions?

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nope. It is on the North end and if headed South, it is a decreasing radius and tightens up at the end. You go in thinking it is a nice smooth turn then it tightens up and you had better be ready.
That is exactly the corner it depends on which way you are headed but there is a orange cargo container sitting in the guys front yard. He usually comes out if he sees a bunch of bikes parked out front.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:22 AM   #49
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It has been 6 months since I rode 3090 so the container may no longer be there.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:42 PM   #50
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Really?? So if i go to a track day, as long as it isn't a race my insurance would cover me as if I was on the road? I didn't know that, very helpful information.
Don't just take someone's word for it. You should call your insurance agent and discuss it with them. If the people on here are wrong about your policy, you don't want to find that out after a wreck on the track. Insurance companies can have all sorts of exclusions and gray areas in their policies.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:12 AM   #51
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As a general rider rule of thumb never enter a corner over double the yellow posted speed. If it says 15 you better be going 30 or under. This depends on ability, road conditions, and general knowledge of the road, but if you ride aggressive, this is a good "hard deck." FYI I am not suggesting doubling the speed limit.
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