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Old 10-31-2005, 11:01 AM   #81
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Very well put dhdrider.
I have done 2 track days this year. first one cost me 300bucks(fee+rental gear+ tuning etc)
second one cost me..hmm.. zilch! ..I had bought my own gear( which I would have anyway bought),, no fee because i cornerworked half day.
I dont really count food and gas as expenses towards track day, because I would have spent money on food even if I were in Houston, and spent money on gas hitting twisties or smthing as I m almost always out riding on weekends.
So for the fence sitters, yes, it can cost u a bit..but its not that expensive so as to never even try it.
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Old 10-31-2005, 11:42 AM   #82
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once you have your gear, out of pocket expenses take a nose dive...
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There must have been some truth to what I said to illicit such strong responses.

First off, I was not being sarcastic. Debating fuel expenses (amongst others) is boredeline asinine, since not everyone is traveling the same distance.

Several people have already adequately described the "fixed" expenses, it seemed a moot point to continue the financial part of that discussion.

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but i dont like people ragging on new riders
I made no critique about the rider nor his abilities. I simply stated that sportbikes are expensive. Be financially prepared for that or pick a more fiscally accomodating hobby. It's the same advice I've been sharing for the past 10 years.

As for using skills honed on the track being used on the street:
1) situational awareness
2) better reaction times
3) better line of sight
4) smoother inputs to the controls.

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Old 10-31-2005, 04:17 PM   #84
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As for using skills honed on the track being used on the street:
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whatever works for you but riding in traffic on the street is diffrent than riding in traffic on the track. i personally dont drive offensively on the street when surronded in traffic. most things that i learned taking the MSF is what i apply on the street and what i learned through classes on the track i apply there.
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:24 AM   #85
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lol...I see the point of view, what I don't get is why track skills and street skills are intertwined. Good street skills don't mean good track skills and vice versa. Like some other riders have stated, there are some of us who only do a certain amount of trackdays a year and there are others that do it more often. I think everyone is entitled to an opinion, but for me, whatever money I have to spend to get to TWS (Texas World Speedway) and back (including money spent there) is not "moot". Money is money whether is $0.10 or $100.00. because I don't know about everyone else...but there is no money handed to me, which I assume everyone here has to work hard for their money. If money was "fixed" into everything then there would be no need to budget things out...whether those things are for monthly/trackday insinuated expenses.
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as time passes you get older and wiser to all things. I remember being young and broke all the time, but as you get older money should be more abundant and you'll have learned to budget yourself. Therefore it will or should be easier to afford such a thing as a track day. Dont think that life will always be this way b/c for most of us it will only last a short time. That is if you are responsible enough to be able to handle your money in a mature way, with the exception of those who have money at there disposal all throughout life like some people, but those aforementioned lucky few may not be responsible like the others who have to earn money. So in the future you should be able to afford all the trackdays that you want to attend..
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Or, you will be getting old and broke like me because you like track to much.
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Old 11-01-2005, 04:18 PM   #88
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why does everyone keep talking about..."being able to afford trackdays" and this and that...it's not a problem to go to track or the fact that some people go more often than most. My whole basis for argument was that it doesn't just cost $200 per trackday...it costs more. Like I said, if I had the time, I'd go more often because now that I have all my gear it costs less. But it is true that budgeting your finances will help you enjoy whatever you want to do
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why does everyone keep talking about..."being able to afford trackdays" and this and that...it's not a problem to go to track or the fact that some people go more often than most. My whole basis for argument was that it doesn't just cost $200 per trackday...it costs more. Like I said, if I had the time, I'd go more often because now that I have all my gear it costs less. But it is true that budgeting your finances will help you enjoy whatever you want to do
what are you talking about? you always jack in the box money from me
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what are you talking about? you always jack in the box money from me
lol...you wish fool, you're the one that needs a ride there everytime :laughing6
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then why are we still talking about this? cant we just drop it and get back on topic...

Henry, you bringing the Video eqpt. with you Monday???? How much you charge to try and follow, ooooops. i mean try not to pass me on my R1 while taping a couple laps??
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then why are we still talking about this? cant we just drop it and get back on topic...

Henry, you bringing the Video eqpt. with you Monday???? How much you charge to try and follow, ooooops. i mean try not to pass me on my R1 while taping a couple laps??
cuz you bumped it back up.

i called dibs on henry
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cuz you bumped it back up.

i called dibs on henry
lol...that's for the 1k club only
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lol...that's for the 1k club only

then you are out Arturo.. :eh:
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awww...why do you have to be so mean?
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I'm screwed... I got the smallest and weakest bike here. :eh:
but you rock it and hang there w/ the big dogs!!! :notworthy
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I'm screwed... I got the smallest and weakest bike here. :eh:
Actually I think Brandon did this season and he turned a 1:51. :confused1
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Actually I think Brandon did this season and he turned a 1:51. :confused1
Brandon was on a 93hp SV, my F4i dyno'd with 91.2hp... and he has way more skills than me. So leave me alone.
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