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Old 10-28-2008, 09:15 AM   #81
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Be on the look out for a few overweighters out there runnin endurance.
Your not gunna do sprints?

Yall should use MaxGs bike hehe Spidermonkey and I (maybe) might get a team going since were somewhat the same weight
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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 ďI canít get enough of going fast on my bike and I think of it 24/7/365. Fair enough, Iím 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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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)?
1. I'm not fast enough. I'd be a rolling chicane

2. I'm out there to work on . I don't need the added distraction of competition.



Will I race eventually? Yes. However, I want to drop my laptimes siginificantly before I even consider it. There's nothing more disheartening than thinking you're quick, and being DEAD ****ING LAST in a race. That, for me, would be a real quick way to take all of the fun out of this hobby.
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I first wanted to do a track day because I wanted to be faster. But I wasn't planning on doing one for a while. What made me start thinking about going to my first my track day was hearing Cdill, Hooligan, Tiatool all talking about their track days and how much of a difference they believed it made and how fun it was. Then I went on a ride with Caligonetx through the forest and on up to TWS (Texas World Speedway) to do a parade lap and watch some friends. After those 4 or 5 laps were over all I could think about was making it out there and how much fun it would be to be able to go faster. So I went and bought my leathers and boots on my next paycheck and that same week won a Ridesmart track day at the M&G that MaxGs put together. I used that credit for the track day at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on Labor Day.

Since that day, not even 2 months ago I have gotten addicted to the fun. I already have 3 more track days planned out before the end of November. I believe it has made a huge difference in my riding, and owe those people that kept on talking about their track days and how much fun they were, and Cali for taking us up to TWS (Texas World Speedway) to actually see it first hand. If it wasn't for me hearing that and making it out there, then I probably would still be waiting until sometime later to make it out to the track.
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DFL.... when i went to Nationals for the first time my goal was to be anything except D-F-L. Ba ha ha ha.
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Not neccesarily. If you're so far behind the pack you can't even follow someone and see their lines, racing doesn't help anymore than a regular track day and a track day is safer for you AND them.
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1. I'm not fast enough. I'd be a rolling chicane

2. I'm out there to work on . I don't need the added distraction of competition.



Will I race eventually? Yes. However, I want to drop my laptimes siginificantly before I even consider it. There's nothing more disheartening than thinking you're quick, and being DEAD ****ING LAST in a race. That, for me, would be a real quick way to take all of the fun out of this hobby.
Agreed. I used to race ATV's all over the country. Ran Mickey Thompson Series, Arenacross, GNC MX and TT. I rode for 8 years before I raced. Went out there on a 4 stroke 230cc against 250cc 2 strokes and did well. That encouraged me, the I got the right bike, and was good. Rcaed 3 classes. Flew all over the country racing, sponsors, big rig the whole thing. If I had gotten smoked, at a local track, in my first race. I very well may have been discouraged.

Eventually the fun disappeared when the expectations became too much for a teenager to handle. Furthermore, girls, booze and a little puff here and there became more important.

I like the fact that I am a bigger dude, on a 600. There are no expectations.
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Did CDill just suggest he had racing groupies? Ah, the good old days.
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DFL.... when i went to Nationals for the first time my goal was to be anything except D-F-L. Ba ha ha ha.
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Not neccesarily. If you're so far behind the pack you can't even follow someone and see their lines, racing doesn't help anymore than a regular track day and a track day is safer for you AND them.

When I used to run practice, and I know I am talking about dirt, you could see where the fast guys were tripling, or doubling. The lines through the whoops, etc. So yea, while they may pull away in the race, open practice is a good place to see the lines. Dontcha think?
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I first wanted to do a track day because I wanted to be faster. But I wasn't planning on doing one for a while. What made me start thinking about going to my first my track day was hearing Cdill, Hooligan, Tiatool all talking about their track days and how much of a difference they believed it made and how fun it was. Then I went on a ride with Caligonetx through the forest and on up to TWS (Texas World Speedway) to do a parade lap and watch some friends. After those 4 or 5 laps were over all I could think about was making it out there and how much fun it would be to be able to go faster. So I went and bought my leathers and boots on my next paycheck and that same week won a Ridesmart track day at the M&G that MaxGs put together. I used that credit for the track day at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on Labor Day.

Since that day, not even 2 months ago I have gotten addicted to the fun. I already have 3 more track days planned out before the end of November. I believe it has made a huge difference in my riding, and owe those people that kept on talking about their track days and how much fun they were, and Cali for taking us up to TWS (Texas World Speedway) to actually see it first hand. If it wasn't for me hearing that and making it out there, then I probably would still be waiting until sometime later to make it out to the track.
Its great having you out there Rick!!! Your a natural man, I saw you your first TD at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and was like "WHOOH corner speed out the azz!)
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Did CDill just suggest he had racing groupies? Ah, the good old days.
Dude, 9th grade, big 34' pace arrow with a 24' enclosed Hi Point trailer that said Brandt "Ruthless" D***** all over it! lol Rolling up to pick me up on Fridays after school.

I was the shiznit.

Then I got gray. Hair started thining, got fat, and poof! Itall went away. No one wants to hear about 1987! lol

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When I used to run practice, and I know I am talking about dirt, you could see where the fast guys were tripling, or doubling. The lines through the whoops, etc. So yea, while they may pull away in the race, open practice is a good place to see the lines. Dontcha think?
No, I don't. It all depends on how slow you are. There is a point where you're so slow that there's no possible way to learn anything from the people that are absolutely blowing past you.
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No, I don't. It all depends on how slow you are. There is a point where you're so slow that there's no possible way to learn anything from the people that are absolutely blowing past you.
Dude, its called seat time. Your out there with racers, your going to get fast wheather you like it or not. You'll see their lines and where to brake, you will pick up things every second your on the track, race or TD
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Buck, if I was 25 that would be me. So now I'm stuck with being the older fat guy who holds people up in the corners. Ba ha ha ha.
You can't take the older, slow, fat guy title. I've got you by many years, 15 pounds and we won't discuss how much time.

For me, its fun and keeps me young. I hit sixty and had an "existential crisis".
"What have I done with my life" and "What will I do with the ten to thirty years left." Track days are the answer. With my golf buddies, we don't talk about women, we talk about our prostates, heart conditions, hip and knee replacements. With you guys, we talk about lines through the bus stop and suspension and tires. I like joking with Dr Gonzo that since his last birthday, he is no longer half my age.
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Dude, its called seat time. Your out there with racers, your going to get fast wheather you like it or not. You'll see their lines and where to brake, you will pick up things every second your on the track, race or TD
Having been "out there with racers" once when I first started doing trackdays I can, beyond a shadow of a doubt, say that it was my LEAST productive of all trackdays. You have to have a certain pace to get any use of being around fast people. If you're too slow, its worthless. Or at the very least, its worthless for me.

If being on the track with racers really makes slow people faster, why bother spltting up track days? Wouldn't the C riders benefit from sharing the track with the A riders?
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I'll try a race when I have time to commit to the entire season. I need to get faster first though because... I WANT THE F-N TROPHY!!!! or at least a podium or 2
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