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Old 05-20-2008, 07:53 PM   #41
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Go buy "Roadracing World's Trackday Directory" which is at most Barnes & Nobles in the magazine section. It has a lot of good tips and advice for $4.99.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:39 PM   #42
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:59 AM   #43
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It's this weekend, I'm pretty stoked!

Here's my list so far, tell me what I'm missing...

key
bike
leathers
boots
gloves
helmet w/my dar sheild
clear sheild for helmet
ear plugs
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stuff to wear under the suit [under armour stuff]
clothes to change into for the ride home
paper towels
windex
misc. tools
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ice chest with water and snacks and stuff
sun screen
camera
pen and note pad [I plan on taking notes during the classroom sesions]
tire gage
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I'm considering bringing my air compressor for the just in case and for air for the tires
extra gas
hat
a little cash
bike stand
chairs
self

anything else?
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It's this weekend, I'm pretty stoked!

Here's my list so far, tell me what I'm missing...

key
bike
leathers
boots
gloves
helmet w/my dar sheild
clear sheild for helmet
ear plugs
key
stuff to wear under the suit [under armour stuff]
clothes to change into for the ride home
paper towels
windex
misc. tools
tape
ice chest with water and snacks and stuff
sun screen
camera
pen and note pad [I plan on taking notes during the classroom sesions]
tire gage
key
I'm considering bringing my air compressor for the just in case and for air for the tires
extra gas
hat
a little cash
bike stand
chairs
self

anything else?
There will be plenty of track regulars that will let you use theirs. Unless you just want to bring it, I would leave that at home.
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A fan you can plug in and sit in front of you in the pit area

A bandana. You can roll a few ice cubes into it and wrap it around your neck, and it helps keep you cool without adding any bulk to the suit.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:17 PM   #46
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It's this weekend, I'm pretty stoked!

Here's my list so far, tell me what I'm missing...

key
bike
leathers
boots
gloves
helmet w/my dar sheild
clear sheild for helmet
ear plugs
key
stuff to wear under the suit [under armour stuff]
clothes to change into for the ride home
paper towels
windex
misc. tools
tape
ice chest with water and snacks and stuff
sun screen
camera
pen and note pad [I plan on taking notes during the classroom sesions]
tire gage
key
for the tires
extra gas
hat
a little cash
bike stand
chairs
self

added:
fan
towel
head rag


anything else?
ok I updated the list and and left off the air compressor
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umm... where's your super hot umbrella girl? No list is complete without one.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:30 PM   #48
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umm... where's your super hot umbrella girl? No list is complete without one.
I told her she'd get bored sitting there all day watching me, so she optted out
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I told her she'd get bored sitting there all day watching me, so she optted out
Easy - tell her that while you're out there riding the track or in the classroom, she'll be sitting in the shade with a breeze from the fan and a view of all the other hot, sweaty, leather-clad men that just came off the track.
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one more thing on the list

bring a friend; someone who can drive you home if you wad up your bike and can't drive, just like riding dirt bikes.
personally, after 8 years of track days i have only come up with two rules:
Rule #1) don't crash
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Two more things....

1. Brake bleeding equipment. A brake bleeder kit, an open end wrench for the bleeder screws and a new bottle of brake fluid.

It's not unusual for the front brake to go a little soft throughout the day. It's nice to be able to bleed it to firm things up.

2. 5 gallon gas can filled with premium.

Although they have gas at the track, it always seems that I have my bike on stands and in the warmers when I remember that I need gas.

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Two more things....

1. Brake bleeding equipment. A brake bleeder kit, an open end wrench for the bleeder screws and a new bottle of brake fluid.

It's not unusual for the front brake to go a little soft throughout the day. It's nice to be able to bleed it to firm things up.

2. 5 gallon gas can filled with premium.

Although they have gas at the track, it always seems that I have my bike on stands and in the warmers when I remember that I need gas.

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I had planned on bringing extra fuel, but thats a good point about the brake fluid. good call

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It's darned near a big print book. Many Barnes and Noble carry it. Pick it at the bookstore and flip through it a bit. lots of good stuff in there!!
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Old 06-17-2008, 07:06 AM   #55
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The hydration thing will be drilled into you ad nauseum all weekend. For good reason. But, don't forget to eat. You'll be burning a bunch of calories out there in the heat, and water does nothing for that. Eat something small (small apple, granola bar, etc.) between every session; it will really help with fatigue at the end of the day.
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I usually bring a bunch of fruits like grapes and dried apricots ... great snacks with tonnes of sugar for energy.
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The hydration thing will be drilled into you ad nauseum all weekend. For good reason. But, don't forget to eat. You'll be burning a bunch of calories out there in the heat, and water does nothing for that. Eat something small (small apple, granola bar, etc.) between every session; it will really help with fatigue at the end of the day.
yeah I plan on snacking thoughout the day.
I'm bringing some trail mix, bananas, pickles, granola type bars, and Hammer Gell, and a sack lunch
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1 sexy Umbrella Girl to hang with Swift EZ-E on Sunday!

And remember *It's not a race*

But, as Tom says "Take Risks & Go Fast"
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1 sexy Umbrella Girl to hang with Swift EZ-E on Sunday!

And remember *It's not a race*

But, as Tom says "Drive fast, take chances"
Fixed

Can't stress enough about starting to hydrate now. Drinking water/ gatoraide the day of is essential too, but if you don't start hydrating about 2 days prior, drinking well the day of won't help you.

Good point about eating too.

Above all, and I believe it's been mentioned, HAVE FUN!
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I know i've asked this before but, will I be able to find a spot under the paddoc if I show up about 6:30?
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