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Old 10-13-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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Bike Transportation to Track Days

I noticed that most of all of you guys had a pick up truck or trailers to pull your bike to the track. Those of you do not have neither, how do you guys transport your bike to the track? I might backpack my tools but I don't see how I can take my stand and gas can?
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do you have any friends or a girl that would drive your stuff?

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usually you can find a friend or someone else that you haven't met to ride and haul with, we do it all the time.

NEVER a good idea to ride your bike to a t/d just in case. who are you riding the t/d with?
in case you wreck... and if you run all session you could get pretty tired
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usually you can find a friend or someone else that you haven't met to ride and haul with, we do it all the time.

NEVER a good idea to ride your bike to a t/d just in case. who are you riding the t/d with?
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I personally would not ride to a TD, what if you have a spill and can't ride it home. Not to mention I like to come over prepared
"its better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it"

I would recomend posting up on this and what ever other forums you post on looking to see if anyone has any extra space in their trailer / truck, most would be more than happy to lend a ride if you're close enough.
The last track day I worked I hauled someone's bike out there in my truck.

just offer to pitch in for gas
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usually you can find a friend or someone else that you haven't met to ride and haul with, we do it all the time.

NEVER a good idea to ride your bike to a t/d just in case. who are you riding the t/d with?
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Most of the time, I see folks renting from UHaul, or borrowing a friend's p/u if they don't own one.

Car pooling is a great idea, I usually have room for one more bike when I do track days.
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if you are riding with LSTD and can get the bike to my house, i'd be glad to haul the two of you with me!
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if you're looking for a ride on Friday, I may be able to help you out. It's a tight squeeze for 2 bikes in the bed of my S-10, but it can be done. I'll know for sure tomorrow, waiting on the boss man's approval to take yet another day off of work
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if you're looking for a ride on Friday, I may be able to help you out. It's a tight squeeze for 2 bikes in the bed of my S-10, but it can be done. I'll know for sure tomorrow, waiting on the boss man's approval to take yet another day off of work
just send another one of those fancy emails and you'll get the day off
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Like wise,
I'm doing MSRH on 11/1, and I'm out in Katy if you can get it out to my house and chip in for gas you're more than welcome

and like said by others, its an open invite I can fit one more in the back of my tundra
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just send another one of those fancy emails and you'll get the day off
I'll try and refrain from doing that again.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:39 PM   #12
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I have a spot for TWS (Texas World Speedway) on Friday (going to the track on Thursday night) on the trailer. Same here, you chip in gas and your bike gets to the track .
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Dudes!

Much appreciate all the support. I want to do MSRH on Nov 1. Poser I might take your offer on the ride. I be at Northwest side near Beltway 8 and 290. I will pm you with additional info. TWS (Texas World Speedway) sounds nice too but I can't get off work. Maybe next time guys. I really appreciate the offers. I got you on my buddy list now. Next time, I give you guys holla.

This is my first time out there and it prob better if i do get a chance to go out there with someone who's been there too. Cuz don't know anybody out there in the t/d. Kind of new to the track scene. and I kind of don't want to be stuck like chuck. Keke.

Again Thanks for all the offers and advice.
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Old 10-13-2008, 05:35 PM   #14
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So far the track days I've been to I never had a problem to be alone or whatever. Everybody is usually very friendly and helpful. Just a great group of people. You'll have a great time.
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Dudes!

Much appreciate all the support. I want to do MSRH on Nov 1. Poser I might take your offer on the ride. I be at Northwest side near Beltway 8 and 290. I will pm you with additional info. TWS (Texas World Speedway) sounds nice too but I can't get off work. Maybe next time guys. I really appreciate the offers. I got you on my buddy list now. Next time, I give you guys holla.

This is my first time out there and it prob better if i do get a chance to go out there with someone who's been there too. Cuz don't know anybody out there in the t/d. Kind of new to the track scene. and I kind of don't want to be stuck like chuck. Keke.

Again Thanks for all the offers and advice.
Not a problem and PM replied!
This will be my first time at HSRH too so it may be "the blind leading the blind"
however so far EVERYONE I have met at track events are super cool and VERY helpful
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If you do a track day with RideSmart, we post carpool threads for our events. If you plan on attending the MSRH Nov 1 event, we will have one for it too very shortly. It is a good way to split gas costs and still not have to ride up to the event. Riding up is not entirely good, as others stated. It is your ride back home, and if you wreck it, you just eliminated your means of getting back.

I have also seen people using uhaul trailers attached to whatever vehicles they have (seen it all).
Yet another option, if you have a friend with a pick up, would they mind you lending them your vehicle for the day while you borrow their for transporting your bike in?

Just more ideas.
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Dudes!

Much appreciate all the support. I want to do MSRH on Nov 1. Poser I might take your offer on the ride. I be at Northwest side near Beltway 8 and 290. I will pm you with additional info. TWS (Texas World Speedway) sounds nice too but I can't get off work. Maybe next time guys. I really appreciate the offers. I got you on my buddy list now. Next time, I give you guys holla.

This is my first time out there and it prob better if i do get a chance to go out there with someone who's been there too. Cuz don't know anybody out there in the t/d. Kind of new to the track scene. and I kind of don't want to be stuck like chuck. Keke.

Again Thanks for all the offers and advice.

I am re-considering doing the Nov 1st TD with Ride Smart as well. At $120, how can you beat that? I think I might just give Ride Smart another chance. If I do sign up, I'll PM you. I'm at 290 and Fairbanks N Houston so I'm in your area if you need a ride (assuming I sign up).
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I use a 4x8 trailer that I pull with my accord. Works for me. Before that I just bummed rides off of people all the time. You don't want to ride your bike to the track. Did that only one time and will never do that again.
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I noticed that most of all of you guys had a pick up truck or trailers to pull your bike to the track. Those of you do not have neither, how do you guys transport your bike to the track? I might backpack my tools but I don't see how I can take my stand and gas can?
FYI, crashing sucks twice as bad if you ride to the track, I know from experience. I threw a hitch on my car and bought the smallest trailer I could find to tow it around, I think the whole setup cost me ~$500 and was WELL worth it.
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