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Old 05-02-2008, 03:34 PM   #21
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:41 PM   #23
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Honestly, I really don't think it will matter where you do your first one, I would only encourage you to get instruction and do some heavy-duty listening and try to apply the curriculum.

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TWS (Texas World Speedway) was my first trackday and low sided. Great track, plenty of room to correct your mistakes if you don't ride over your head like I did. Like Tom said, each track is different and unique in its own way. Ride it and make your own opinion.
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) was wear my first too. It is pretty intimidating to the first day tracker. The speeds are faster than in Houston. I don't know I would say either Houston or TWS (Texas World Speedway) wouldn't be bad for a first trackday. The main thing is good instruction and don't ride with your ego. Go to learn the speed will come later.
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ego isn't really an issue for me, I mean come on, I ride an SV and drive a station wagon (that happens to be turbo charged)
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) was wear my first too. It is pretty intimidating to the first day tracker. The speeds are faster than in Houston. I don't know I would say either Houston or TWS (Texas World Speedway) wouldn't be bad for a first trackday. The main thing is good instruction and don't ride with your ego. Go to learn the speed will come later.
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great advice from plenty people here. remember, opinions are like ....everyone has one. some stink more than the other.....but you have an too, so do as you please and report back. no matter which track you go to.....use the triple L method.....learn, look, and listen. dont forget to have fun also.....dont worry bout how fast a friend is going or whatever.....speed comes to some quicker than others....and so does the pavement. so the more time you take learning, the more you'll stay off the pavement.
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ego isn't really an issue for me, I mean come on, I ride an SV and drive a station wagon (that happens to be turbo charged)
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Make a trip to Deals Gap.

It will scare you enough that after which, no matter what track you go to, you'll feel confident enough for what ever it throws at you.

Up there you have three options. One, make it through the dragon safely. Two, go off the mountain. Three, go into the mountain.

Either way, if you make it back, you'll have nerves of steel, I promise!

But all joking aside. Go to the track asap. You'll have a whole new perspective on riding, trust me and all the other apes that have posted the out of this thread. And seriously, if anyone ever makes a trip to Deals Gap, take it easy. It's not the track and in most cases mistakes means two of the three things explained above.:/:

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Old 05-02-2008, 04:37 PM   #29
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I like Hallett! Well, I like enough in the car...I'm almost 100% positive that it will kick when I get to do it on the bike! I liked the "outside" road course at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, I like MSR-H, and I like GSS too! I like it all...just need more funds to be able to go as often as I would like to!

Just pick a track and do it...there will be great instruction wherever you decide to pop your cherry.
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I lost my virginity at TWS (Texas World Speedway) as well. Plenty of room, no blind turns (pretty much), and a ton of lines to choose from.

As mentioned just go out there and get comfy in your new environment.

FYI this is a very very very very very very addicting sport!!!

One last thing....HAVE FUN!!! See you at TWS (Texas World Speedway) next weekend
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I've been at TWS (Texas World Speedway), MsrH, MsrC, Oakhill, Ecr, and Npr. They all have their pro an cons. Had fun at all of them. Any track is good to start on. Don't ask for advice from every dumbass on the board.
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I've been at TWS (Texas World Speedway), MsrH, MsrC, Oakhill, Ecr, and Npr. They all have their pro an cons. Had fun at all of them. Any track is good to start on. Don't ask for advice from every dumbass on the board.
I did my first track day at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and had a great time. Best advice is: Don't try to impress everybody with your Newbie skills.

Patrick with Motorcycles Unlimited helped me get started and helped me a lot.

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Make a trip to Deals Gap.

It will scare you enough that after which, no matter what track you go to, you'll feel confident enough for what ever it throws at you.

Up there you have three options. One, make it through the dragon safely. Two, go off the mountain. Three, go into the mountain.

Either way, if you make it back, you'll have nerves of steel, I promise!

But all joking aside. Go to the track asap. You'll have a whole new perspective on riding, trust me and all the other apes that have posted the out of this thread. And seriously, if anyone ever makes a trip to Deals Gap, take it easy. It's not the track and in most cases mistakes means two of the three things explained above.:/:

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I was kidding by the way.

Not a good place to gain experience.

Even though it's probably the best scenic route in the country, and a great place to "just ride", it's no place to find out what your made of. I don't think anyone would have taken it seriously, but I felt it would be wise to post a sort of "disclaimer"(if you will) incase someone decides to go and see if them and their bike can make their own tunnel through a mountain.

But like what was posted by Mr.Whoopie, a track is a track. The best advice, hit as many as you can, and decide for yourself? But don't listen to me, I'm a n00b.

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Don't ask for advice from every dumbass on the board.
I don't see a lot of "dumbasses" in this thread...could you please point them out to me if I'm missing something here.
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I don't see a lot of "dumbasses" in this thread...could you please point them out to me if I'm missing something here.
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