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Old 04-22-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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Riding to 4/26 Noob Day

I will be attending my first track day on Saturday and I have some concerns around the need to tow the bike. Several of the comments that I have read on MH seem to recommend towing the bike for the following reasons...

1. To have a place to put supplies, leathers, fuel, etc...
2. In the event of a wreck, the bike can be towed home.
3. Because you will be tired at the end of the day.

In order to address these issues, my plan is to have a friend follow behind me in her car. I can load all of the equipment I don't want to or can't ride with into the car. In the event of a crash during the day where the bike becomes inoperable, I plan to call AAA to have them tow me home. I also plan to rest before attempting the 30 min ride home.

I do not have a means of towing the bike. Would this plan be a suitable alternative? I'm also curious as to how many people are planning on riding their bikes to the track on sat or if I will be the only one.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:00 PM   #2
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where are you coming from? There might be someone in your area willing to give you a ride in their trailer.
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:06 PM   #3
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:28 PM   #4
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you'll be fine with that plan as long as your used to riding long days already. You will be more tired then you think at the end of the day, but the addrenaline alone will probably get you home in the evening. Drink plenty of water out there. You should be peeing after every session on the track. You don't have to ride every session either. There is like 4 hours of track time to be had and the first two sessions are pretty calm. Maybe setout the last session and watch if your really tired before the ride home.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:44 PM   #5
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trust me on this one. i was going to do the same thing on my first Track day. Bring a trailer. You will hate yourself if you dont
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:50 AM   #6
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Definitely look for someone to give you a lift.

I live 5 miles from TWS (Texas World Speedway) I have ridden to TWS (Texas World Speedway) before and had everything all lined out and other stuff brought out later in the day. The ride home was not any fun and making the bike street legal again after a day at the track when all you want to do is sleep is not that much fun and your decision making becomes not the best this can make it difficult to make it home safely.

I would not recommend it if you can at all possibly avoid riding to and from the track but in a bind it can be pulled off.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:23 AM   #7
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Nothing wrong with riding to and from track, but it is so much easier and better if you can get a trailer or find someone who can bring your bike for you. At the end of the day you want to be able to relax and reflect on the day, not worry about getting the bike street ready and riding home. U haul rents trailers for like 30 bucks...worth it!
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:05 PM   #9
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try posting up to see if you can get a lift.....last resort, your plan sounds good.
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