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Old 06-20-2008, 01:15 PM   #21
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Also really pay attention in paddock for bikes, people and cars. Can be pretty hairy sometimes especially when you are hot and worn out after a session.
excellent point....try and keep your speed around 5 mph when travelling through the pits. You'll get plenty of speed once you hit the track.
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:28 PM   #22
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:31 PM   #24
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:31 PM   #25
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excellent point....try and keep your speed around 5 mph when travelling through the pits. You'll get plenty of speed once you hit the track.
Are you saying my wheelie pointer wasn't excellent?
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:35 PM   #26
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HaHa! I walked right into that one!!
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:36 PM   #27
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Are you saying my wheelie pointer wasn't excellent?
I think it's a great tip...heck, pit out is my favorite part about TWS (Texas World Speedway) okay, maybe not...but I do like to rock a wheelie there from time to time.

I just don't think it's great advice for a Novice on their first trackday
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I think it's a great tip...heck, pit out is my favorite part about TWS (Texas World Speedway) okay, maybe not...but I do like to rock a wheelie there from time to time.

I just don't think it's great advice for a Novice on their first trackday
seeing as the little SV doesn't wheelie all too well, and neither do I, I don't think it'll be a problem
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:43 PM   #29
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I think it's a great tip...heck, pit out is my favorite part about TWS (Texas World Speedway) okay, maybe not...but I do like to rock a wheelie there from time to time.

I just don't think it's great advice for a Novice on their first trackday
Your're right...hey dude wait to wheelie on your second trackday.
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im still new myself, and everyone covered it all very well! And idk how outspoken u are....but as someone mentioned, and ill emphasize...ask questions. and if u dont feel ur getting enough help, ask for it! thats the only way u can learn being a new...

haha, i feel sorry for the guys that helped me on my first couple track days...i know i annoyed them with the million questions....before i even got there! lol.
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take your time, relax and BREATHE. you'll feel lightheaded if you don't breathe regularly. don't be too tight on the bars, your forearms will cramp up. listen to the pre-ride lectures carefully.
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:52 PM   #32
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Poser, the reason not to look back is that you will be moving faster than you are used to, and by the time you look forward again there might not be any track in front of you.
Also, if someone is faster than you and they are gonna pass, it is THEIR responsibility to do so. And they will.
Remember your part, as passee, is to hold your line and do nothing unpredictable. The passer will go around and be on his way.
Don't worry that you are holding someone up, passing is a real ego boost to everyone (makes ya feel badass), soon enough it will be YOUR turn to pass the slow guys because you won't be one anymore. (pretty cool,huh?). Just be patient.
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Old 06-20-2008, 02:27 PM   #33
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I thought you went to track so you didn't have to have etiquette.

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Old 06-20-2008, 02:33 PM   #34
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Never stop in the track even if your buddy just crashed. Let the control riders and CW do their job
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One tip I would suggest hasn’t all ready been stated, is that when exiting the corner leave some room on the outside so that others can pass when it is allowed. This helps a lot when a faster rider on a slower bike wants to pass like stated above.
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Bring lots of water/gatorade so you don't get loopy or tired at the end of the day from dehydration. Others will appreciate that. You don't realize how much you sweat until you drank gallons of water and only had to pee 1 time.
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Go up to the biggest guy you see and knock him out...oops sorry wrong place.
That's freakin funny...
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:04 PM   #39
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Much of this has already been said, but as a fellow newbie, I'll reiterate some points:

1) It's okay to ask for help. Borrow tools. Ask if your chain tension is correct. Discuss turn-in points. Etc.

2) It's okay to disregard advice - IF you properly consider it. Seriously, with motorcycles there's a generally accepted best way around, but even within that there is room for personal style. Just look at the MotoGP guys and you'll see them doing different things. Just start slow so if you do something truly wrong, there's plenty of margin to keep the bike upright and on the track.

3a) Don't crash.
3b) Don't run out of fuel.
3c) Just don't stop on the track for any reason.

4) Help out others if asked.

5) Be generous with sharing shade. It's HOT out there. (Unfortunately, I've also ran into a group once that forced me out of some shaded space that I'd set up in before they got there.)

6) Be predictable on the track. Doesn't matter how fast you are. Know the proper line through each corner. Save some room between you and the outside of the course.
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Maintaining your lines is probably THE safest thing you can do.

ASK QUESTIONS! You won't sound dumb... the guy you're asking had to ask someone.
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