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Old 10-27-2008, 11:11 PM   #61
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because i wanna LEGALLY push MY limits, I soon realized I may never be able to push the bike to it's limits.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:07 AM   #62
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I still do track cuz it's 7am and I have already

1. checked this thread.
2. checked the weather for sat.
3. thought about when I am going to put my body work on.\
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4. thought about the line through the bus stop

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Old 10-28-2008, 07:10 AM   #63
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Started doing trackdays as a way to learn to ride faster and enhance technique. Turned into an addiction.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:30 AM   #64
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All I know is that I work and while at work, I am preoccupied with the next track event. I can not wait until the weekend comes.

Relationships aren't since this started.

The introductions have gone like this,

"Hi, I am Brandt. I ride motorcycles every single weekend. There is nothing I would rather do and frankly, the riding of my bike will always come before you. You are more than welcome to come out, but it will suck for you. It will be hot, and boring. I will want to talk with the fellas and not you. Monday I will be recuperating. And tuesday I will see my daughter. Wednesday I will go to pp1 and thursday will be fiddy night. We can hang on friday, but I gotta go to bed early so I am ready for Saturday. SO anyway, it is nice to meet you. Will you be my girlfriend?"

Surprisingly, a few have said yes! lol

Best try to find someone that rides too.
Ha! Soooooo true! My ol lady is always "oohhh ok well call me back when your done with your motorcycle and have time for me"

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Old 10-28-2008, 07:48 AM   #65
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Ha! Soooooo true! My ol lady is always "oohhh ok well call me back when your done with your motorcycle and have time for me"

And you are like, "ok."
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:57 AM   #67
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I love it even more because Tim and I do it together!! I would love to be "fast" but I started the hobby late in life and I don't have the drive to be super fast because that comes with great risk!!! I am content with be smooth and consistant and then going home happy, tired and broke to my family!!!
You mean with being smooth and consistent??

The opposite of your English?

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Old 10-28-2008, 07:59 AM   #68
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Now I do trackdays because I can haul as and there ain't no oinkers on the side of the track with a dang radar gun ruining my fun. It is also safer and I love hanging out with fellow speed freak friends. Speed freaks are some of the coolest people on earth.

The first time I did one is because I asked somebody on a CC ride why he didn't have his mirrors on and he told me he did a trackday. I asked about it it sounded like fun(NO COPS!!!) and decided to do one and been hooked ever since.
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to have fun....

at first it was kind of a dream, I never imagined I'd be "racing/riding" on a closed circuit track. I'd visit Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI every first weekend of June riding around the grounds with all my peeps. Once I realized it was within my reach, I reached out for it.

At first I wanted to be fast, but after crashing twice now and luckily walking away with minimal damage, I've realized now it's just a hobby. I enjoy BS'ing with all the folks I've met, clearing my mind, still riding at a "fast" pace in a controlled environment. But when it all comes down to one thing, it's the friendships I've made (and continue to make) and all the fun it involves.
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to have fun....

at first it was kind of a dream, I never imagined I'd be "racing/riding" on a closed circuit track. I'd visit Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI every first weekend of June riding around the grounds with all my peeps. Once I realized it was within my reach, I reached out for it.

At first I wanted to be fast, but after crashing twice now and luckily walking away with minimal damage, I've realized now it's just a hobby. I enjoy BS'ing with all the folks I've met, clearing my mind, still riding at a "fast" pace in a controlled environment. But when it all comes down to one thing, it's the friendships I've made (and continue to make) and all the fun it involves.
really? I thought that was part of it. For me, I have not rode track very much. I do not have an ego, just follow one of those fast guys and see his line, talk to them try to get as much knowledge as I can. i cant crash and be slow errytime. Can I?
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I guess there are a million reason why I do trackdays.

The biggest would have to be that I just lost interest in the good ole twisties of North Carolina. So I decided that when I moved back to Houston, I would start my track experience.

I've seen one too many riders, great riders at that-some racers, loose their lives at the hands of the road. Its too unpredictable to do what we do. You never know when there is going to be a fat rock laying mid corner, or a car parked through a blind corner, or even a turtle right smack on your line. For instance, look at the death toll at Deal's Gap. I guarantee you the majority of those who were on sport bikes, were sporting racing plastics that day. There are too many uncontrolable factors when riding on the street, even for the most expeirence of riders/racers.

Plus, I just LOVE the rush of rip'n it at places like MSR-H with some of the best riders in this part of the country. Just wish it was a little cheaper.
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I guess there are a million reason why I do trackdays.

The biggest would have to be that I just lost interest in the good ole twisties of North Carolina. So I decided that when I moved back to Houston, I would start my track experience.

I've seen one too many riders, great riders at that-some racers, loose their lives at the hands of the road. Its too unpredictable to do what we do. You never know when there is going to be a fat rock laying mid corner, or a car parked through a blind corner, or even a turtle right smack on your line. For instance, look at the death toll at Deal's Gap. I guarantee you the majority of those who were on sport bikes, were sporting racing plastics that day. There are too many uncontrolable factors when riding on the street, even for the most expeirence of riders/racers.

Plus, I just LOVE the rush of rip'n it at places like MSR-H with some of the best riders in this part of the country. Just wish it was a little cheaper.
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really? I thought that was part of it. For me, I have not rode track very much. I do not have an ego, just follow one of those fast guys and see his line, talk to them try to get as much knowledge as I can. i cant crash and be slow errytime. Can I?
I'm "fast" enough for my own liking. I enjoy going fast as much as the next guy, but I guess I've just realized a couple of things...crashing sucks b/c it costs money (sometimes no $, sometimes lots of $), I can't afford not to work and injuries are no bueno, I have a wife whom I care greatly about and she likes me to come home in one piece (along with the bike). So when it's all said and done, I enjoy going fast, however, I'm not one of the guys who walks around asking for little pointers on how to shave a 1/2 a second. I'm there to have fun (safely), make a little speed, and return in one piece.
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My first track day was California Superbike School. I just wanted to be able to push harder on the street. It was fun. I had so much fun that I probably over-hyped how awesome it was to a bunch of my riding friends who then wanted to go. So I went, I was slow and wanted to be faster. So I went again and was still slow and wanted to be faster. and on and on and on.

Now, I don't even own a streetbike. Houston freeways are ridiculous and I'd rather just have a track that I can continue my quest of getting unslow rather than fighting drivers.
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There are a lot of people saying, "I want to go fast!", or "I want to find my limits!" or "I love the camaraderie of the folks at the track!" or “I can’t get enough of going fast on my bike and I think of it 24/7/365. Fair enough, I’m with you. But this thread is teetering on the edge of the next obvious point, so let me ask the question: "If you like track days so much and you want to hone your skills and get faster, why not start racing (assuming you don't race now)?"
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There are a lot of people saying, "I want to go fast!", or "I want to find my limits!" or "I love the camaraderie of the folks at the track!" or I cant get enough of going fast on my bike and I think of it 24/7/365. Fair enough, Im with you. But this thread is teetering on the edge of the next obvious point, so let me ask the question: "If you like track days so much and you want to hone your skills and get faster, why not start racing (assuming you don't race now)?"
Well, I was looking at the CMRA results last night. When I get my times where I feel that I can run mid to mid-rear pack, I will be out there next year.


Be on the look out for a few overweighters out there runnin endurance.
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Why do I need to race? I enjoy being on the track and having fun. I have no desire to beat other riders on the track. Just enjoy going at my own pace and having experienced rider instructors around that are willing to step in and give friendly advice.

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Well, I was looking at the CMRA results last night. When I get my times where I feel that I can run mid to mid-rear pack, I will be out there next year.


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