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Old 10-27-2008, 07:47 PM   #21
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I think everyone who buys a sportbike wants to feel like a racer, enjoy the acceleration, braking and lean angles...at least I do. The first trackday was a chance to experience what my bike has to offer. Second trackday was because I would have come out of my skin if I didn't get a chance to ride on the track again...It's one of the most challenging (mentally and physically) and fun hobbies/experiences I've ever done.
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Ok... b/c I like wasting my time, money, and putting my life in danger.


O also b/c it's the most fun you can have with your clothes on!!!!


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I posted too soon. These two sum it up perfectly for me
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:51 PM   #22
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why did i go?

To get faster

Why do i still go?

Because i'm still not fast. :(
im with this guy
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Old 10-27-2008, 07:54 PM   #23
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Well, mainly because Buck invited me out when he became a sponsor... I was pretty timid on the track at first, but I was already hooked. Then Henry pushed my to ride some more and got me to TWS (Texas World Speedway) with LSTD and they showed me the ropes as I went thru their school.

I havent looked back.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:05 PM   #24
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I loved riding and never thought I could afford to do track days. Then after a bad get off on the streets, i became more open to the idea. Candie and I started track together as she had just started riding. She actually did the first day on one of Buck's noob days. We met so many great friends and had so much fun that we were hooked. Now it seems like all our money and time go to the track but it has become a great family hobby for us!


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Old 10-27-2008, 08:07 PM   #25
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.........because when I ride on the street for fun I am braking the law 99% of the time. I lost a few friends on the street long ago and swore it off. Got turned on to track days by coincidence after my divorce and found it was a great place to forget about ANYTHING else that may be on your mind. I do it purely for thrills, fun and to get others in on the opportunity. Now I ride a Vespa around town and have my fun only on the track where it belongs. (My Vespa hauls .....)
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:16 PM   #26
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:24 PM   #27
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well unfortunately I blame mine all on Dustin. After I bought my gixxer I'd go and always buy parts and ask him ?'s. Then he told me to come check him out at the track. I went GSS and watched him and rode the parade laps. Went to a couple more at MSRH and was hooked. Bought my track bike before I did my first trackday Stupid maybe, Im prolly the slowest Intermediate out there, but I got a track bike and a win it or bin it attitude and have fun. So much fun I became a licensed CMRA racer and plan on doing endurance next year. Ch1t I only got 5 trackdays under my belt!lol But it's the way these bikes were meant to be run and it's alot safer. i have barely riden the street since andprolly will turn the gixxer into a race only bike as well! im gonna be broke!

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Old 10-27-2008, 08:33 PM   #28
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'Cause a long time ago this dude told me about tire warmers and I went to the track to check out the tire warmers and I saw the tire warmers and I still don't know what tire warmers are for so I'm sticking around until I learn what tire warmers are for.

That and I was riding like an idiot on the street. Now I ride like a ***** on the track.
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Hmmm...well, I did track days in the car(s) and it just seemed like the next logical step.



Also, I have no natural talent and I need the instruction!!




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Old 10-27-2008, 08:48 PM   #30
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You guys make some interesting comments about the addictive nature of the sport...sorry to hear some of you have lost wives or fiancee's.

Is it really that addictive...and expensive?
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You guys make some interesting comments about the addictive nature of the sport...sorry to hear some of you have lost wives or fiancee's.

Is it really that addictive...and expensive?
Yes.
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:54 PM   #32
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You guys make some interesting comments about the addictive nature of the sport...sorry to hear some of you have lost wives or fiancee's.

Is it really that addictive...and expensive?
why do you think they call it the track pipe!
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Well Brandt were in the same boat, I love haulin azz. I started cuz of Curt and Jimmy and I owe both of them a beer for sure. They both gave me super good advice and finnelly dragged me to the track. And you and Joe kept talkin about MSRH and was all "ehhhww its sooooo badazz you have to go" lol
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:57 PM   #34
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You guys make some interesting comments about the addictive nature of the sport...sorry to hear some of you have lost wives or fiancee's.

Is it really that addictive...and expensive?
addictive, yes..... expensive, yes.....however, if you love to ride, it's money well spent. It will make you a much better/safer rider.

wives/girlfriends come and go..... track day experience is with you forever.
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For me, there is nothing like the acceleration, speed, and lean angles. The mental acuity and physical demands required for me to ride quickly and competently is higher than anything I've experienced in any other hobby. The feeling of the g-forces is so much higher than anything I experienced in cars; cars are easy, you are strapped into a seat.

Riding on the track keeps me riding more reasonably on the street. I simply don't need the fix on the street when I'm at the track at regular intervals. And, as I've said a bunch of times, riding at insane speeds on the back roads is the equivalent of rolling the dice. At some point snake eyes is going to come up.
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You guys make some interesting comments about the addictive nature of the sport...sorry to hear some of you have lost wives or fiancee's.

Is it really that addictive...and expensive?
well let's see....i spent about $25-30,000 last year on bike related stuff. (tires, trackdays, maintenance, upgrades, fuel for the track and to get to the track, hotel stays while attending the track, race entry fees, race license fees, etc, etc, etc.)

this year i decided to save some money and not spend so much....so far i've spent around $10,000....so i think i'm doing pretty good.

and yes, i feel pretty addicted. the track is my place of forgetting. i go there and TRY to leave all my worries behind....when i worry about at the track....i don't ride til my mind is clear.

me and my ex-fiance split because motorcycles consumed my life. i spent all my time and money on bike related stuff and wouldn't let her get involved. why? because the track is MY hobby, and MY time away from everything....and i'll be damned if a woman came and ruined the only thing i enjoy doing.
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Hmmm...well, I did track days in the car(s) and it just seemed like the next logical step.



Also, I have no natural talent and I need the instruction!!




Oh, and I look sexy in the leathers


pics or....you know the rest
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