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Old 05-20-2008, 01:22 PM   #21
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Thanks mike!
i have one of your wrenches btw. 10mm ratcheting
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:33 PM   #22
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I'll try to steal the 250 b/c both bikes should fit in the bed with room to spare. I pm'd you my number if you want to meet up in order to figure things out. Where at in katy do you live? I'm right at 99 and I-10
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i have one of your wrenches btw. 10mm ratcheting
Sweet. I'll grab it from you next time I'm in katy.
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Great thread, I知 up for my first track day too. 5/26 at GSS. Looking forward to it? I feel like I知 10 and Christmas is Monday!
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Great thread, I知 up for my first track day too. 5/26 at GSS. Looking forward to it? I feel like I知 10 and Christmas is Monday!
Hyrdrate for at least 2 days before the event. Also, try to limit your beer/liquor intake.

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Hyrdrate for at least 2 days before the event. Also, try to limit your beer/liquor intake.
To what like 12 or so before the first session?
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To what like 12 or so before the first session?
I try to keep the pace moderate a shot of jager on the way out and a coors coming in from each session.
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http://www.motohouston.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4310
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Hyrdrate for at least 2 days before the event. Also, try to limit your beer/liquor intake.

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First of all 'dispensing' not 'despencing'. Not that is out of the way.

Bring plenty of fluids in a cooler and a few things to eat-usually it's all grease and having plenty of snacks helps me out.

Sunscreen for in between events and a change of clothes for after-clean clothes make the drive home nicer.

Bring your tools but don't go overboard and bring it all remember if you broke your bike that badly you might not be in good shape. If you have spare pegs, clipons, and levers bring those. If you don't maybe for your second day you should get some-it sucks to lay it down in the morning and not been able to ride cause your clutch lever is broken. It only take 3 minutes to replace but you are out of luck.

Get there early-everything takes way longer for some stupid reason, I've not yet figured out way. If you are driving try and bring a friend who can drive home in case you can't or just don't want to-that's a luxury though.

Don't worry about getting your knee down-it will happen eventually and it will be easy. Forcing just looks stupid and slows you down.
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1) Bring bananas. Supposedly, the potassium helps prevent cramping.

2) Bring lots of water/sports drinks. And drink them. Often. If you don't have to pee, you're dehydrated. It's HOT in Texas.

3) Don't be afraid to ask anybody else for help.

4) I found that an EZ-Up tent or similar can be a life saver in case you can't get a shady spot. I have no idea how full the TWS (Texas World Speedway) garages get...

5) Spare clothes. Sandals. Plexus in case you smack a bug with your visor. I like compression-fit Underarmor HeatGear for under the leathers.

6) Full 5gal fuel jug. Tire pressure gauge. Pen and paper if you feel the need to make notes about the track, the bike setup, technique, or whatever.
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First of all 'dispensing' not 'despencing'. Not that is out of the way.

Bring plenty of fluids in a cooler and a few things to eat-usually it's all grease and having plenty of snacks helps me out.

Sunscreen for in between events and a change of clothes for after-clean clothes make the drive home nicer.

Bring your tools but don't go overboard and bring it all remember if you broke your bike that badly you might not be in good shape. If you have spare pegs, clipons, and levers bring those. If you don't maybe for your second day you should get some-it sucks to lay it down in the morning and not been able to ride cause your clutch lever is broken. It only take 3 minutes to replace but you are out of luck.

Get there early-everything takes way longer for some stupid reason, I've not yet figured out way. If you are driving try and bring a friend who can drive home in case you can't or just don't want to-that's a luxury though.

Don't worry about getting your knee down-it will happen eventually and it will be easy. Forcing just looks stupid and slows you down.
This guy is pretty smart. Very good points. I would also bring some extra spark plugs. If you faul one, it sucks to run on three cylinders.
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This guy is pretty smart. Very good points. I would also bring some extra spark plugs. If you faul one, it sucks to run on three cylinders.
sucks even worse to run on 1
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1) Bring bananas. Supposedly, the potassium helps prevent cramping.

2) Bring lots of water/sports drinks. And drink them. Often. If you don't have to pee, you're dehydrated. It's HOT in Texas.
Nutrition isn't usually a problem for me, I'm pretty particular about it.
even when I corner work I bring lots of water and a few bananas and trail mix.

also pickles and pickle juice are great from cramps, they aparently have 10x the electrolights of gatorade.


when I did the MS150 this year one of the stops had pickles and pickle juice and it really helped
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......in addition to

Bring some Aleve and some Extra Strength Icy Hot!

Pop the Aleve around lunch time, should kick right in and last the rest of the day. Helps with the pain......if any.

Icy Hot does wonders......seriously.

Fruit, like said before, will help out alot. I also found that drinking just water all the day won't help keep your body up to speed, so to speak. Bring some Gatorade and mix it with water. This way you get some quick electrolytes without too much sugar while still getting in some water.

I bring a Mountain Dew AMP with me and down it right before the last few sessions.(the last two would be a good bet) This will help give that worn out, tired body a little kick so you finish strong on your last session or two. But don't drink that kinda of stuff till around the end of the day, if at all.

Cold, damp towels go a long way too........

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Great thread, I知 up for my first track day too. 5/26 at GSS. Looking forward to it? I feel like I知 10 and Christmas is Monday!
This may seem stupid, but if you're doing the classroom stuff all day, park your stuff as close to the building as you can. It's not so much the effort of walking back and forth as it is the time. If the class session ends and you only have 10 minutes to get ready and get on the track, the long walk to the other end of the parking lot kind of sucks. Peace of mind counts for a lot.
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Stretch often and dont forget your key!

You're going to have a blast. ENJOY!
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you mean strippers ?
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maybe he meant candy stripers, cause he is a candy a$$

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