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Old 10-31-2008, 09:37 AM   #1
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"Twenty-five Marines have died in motorcycle crashes since last November -- all but one of them involving sport bikes that can reach speeds of well over 100 mph, according to Marine officials. In that same period, 20 Marines have been killed in action in Iraq.
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This is a pretty serious topic in the Marine Corps. now'adays

Before I left, a lot of units were forming riding groups to try and curve people away from going out and getting stupid on the street. They would take some of the more experienced riders and they would hold classes teaching proper riding techniques. Some of those very riders were ones who gave up street riding and just did trackdays. I, sadly to say, was one of those Marines that loved to get stupid out on the road. We would spent a great deal of time out on the backroads/twisties of North Carolina and weekend trips to Deal's Gap......thinking we knew what we were doing. I've known a couple of these very Marines this story was written about, who have lost their lives to riding........hence my decision to leave street riding in the past.

Seeing this on CNN, makes the feeling that I was once one of them......only more surreal. It makes me really appreciate the decision I made to get on the track.

This could be a good story for those of you to tell, that have those buddies who like to get "stupid" out on the streets. That belongs on the track and is most certainly not worth your life.
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I think they do it cause of the adrenaline rush that they were having in Iraq has gone down and they are wanting to get it back. It is a very addictive drug to overcome.

Back in WW1 and WW2, people bought bikes when they came back to the states as well. They did it cause no one in society could understand what they had been through. So it was an escape. Many of them got together to form groups like the Hells Angels.
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I think they do it cause of the adrenaline rush that they were having in Iraq has gone down and they are wanting to get it back. It is a very addictive drug to overcome.

Back in WW1 and WW2, people bought bikes when they came back to the states as well. They did it cause no one in society could understand what they had been through. So it was an escape. Many of them got together to form groups like the Hells Angels.

Escaping the stresses of every day life in the Marine Corps was a big reason I did it. Another would be because I wanted to be mister track rider(or Valentino Rossi.......you decide).......and the nearest track was about 3-4 hours away.(VIR) So the twisties was an easy/cheap way of getting the feeling.


A big problem with it is ego. Everyone that rode sport bikes at Camp Lejuene was always worried about who was the fastest. It was always who could totally dust everyone in the twisties. It wasn't until I started doing trackdays that I realized just how "non-fast" I really was.
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This is part of the reason why we at Texas Track Days give the military guys and girls, both active and retired, a 50% discount on their track fees in an effort to help curb some of that adrenaline, and teach them in a safe environment.
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This is part of the reason why we at Texas Track Days give the military guys and girls, both active and retired, a 50% discount on their track fees in an effort to help curb some of that adrenaline, and teach them in a safe environment.
HOLY shiz-it!!!!!!

Is that for 1st time trackdayers only with prior service? OR for anyone with prior service?
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HOLY shiz-it!!!!!!

Is that for 1st time trackdayers only with prior service? OR for anyone with prior service?
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thats what happens when u stress someone out and they get their stress out by riding hard on the street.....

the msf is cool and a good teaching tool for new riders but the military should really embrace trackschools....it makes u a better rider and is the most fun u can have with clothes on....and its safe...

over here in socal at palomar mt. about 80% of the people that go down are military.......

Me and a couple of buddies were pushing for some sort of program to make it easier for Marines to get to the track. But there was a lot of other things going on at the time, and it eventually fell through.

But the theory is one they should embrace. Once you have a sip of the track, the street never tastes the same.
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Oh......my......fvkn.......geebus......

Why the fvk haven't I been doing trackdays with you guys all this time??? I totally feel like a complete jackass

When are you guys going to be back at MSRH? I assume the beginning of the year
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Why the fvk haven't I been doing trackdays with you guys all this time??? I totally feel like a complete jackass

When are you guys going to be back at MSRH? I assume the beginning of the year


We will be at ECR on Nov 14th, then will have our season finale at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on Nov 22nd and 23rd.

Won't be back at MSRH until early next year. You need to try some different tracks BTW
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We are also working with a couple of military bases to form a track school just for them. Kind of an advanced riding techniques type of thing.
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We will be at ECR on Nov 14th, then will have our season finale at TWS (Texas World Speedway) on Nov 22nd and 23rd.

Won't be back at MSRH until early next year. You need to try some different tracks BTW
I know. I've only done MSRH. Hmm........we'll see what's going on in November. Imight just have to finally make it out to TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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Dude seriously......that's an amazing idea.

We we're hoping to try and get some unit commanders to sponsor(pay for) Marines to attend a trackday at VIR and Kresson, S.C.

But like I said earlier......that didn't happen.

I know guys from California Superbike School do a similiar thing for the Marine Corps every now and then.

I hope that program works out for you guys. It would a great service to the military........and a great way to get people hooked.
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Dude seriously......that's an amazing idea.

We we're hoping to try and get some unit commanders to sponsor(pay for) Marines to attend a trackday at VIR and Kresson, S.C.

But like I said earlier......that didn't happen.

I know guys from California Superbike School do a similiar thing for the Marine Corps every now and then.

I hope that program works out for you guys. It would a great service to the military........and a great way to get people hooked.
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thats a good thing u got goin....

military discount is sweet....
Thanks! At 50% discount, it's not about profit, but about saving lives and giving back to those who have already given so much. Help get the word out
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So there you have it, if you are or have been in the millitary, you have no excuse for not doing trackdays!
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