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Old 02-03-2009, 11:46 PM   #1
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Trying to decide which track for 2nd trackday

I did TWS (Texas World Speedway) last year. I was thinking of doing MSR-H for my next track day.

What do you track whores suggest?
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I say absolutely. MSRH is one of my favorites
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I don't care for MSR-H. I love TWS (Texas World Speedway) and I hear Cresson is a lot of fun. My vote is for Cresson.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:41 AM   #6
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If you only did TWS (Texas World Speedway) once, I'd recommend that you do it again and give yourself a chance to build on your skills. You'll find that MSR-H, MSR-Cresson, and Oak Hill will be substantially more technical. You'll spend the better part of the day learning the track and getting up to speed. As such, you know TWS (Texas World Speedway) a bit more now which would allow you to build on your skills instead of trying to remember where the track goes.

So... TWS (Texas World Speedway) with RideSmart. Woo hoo!!

And... GSS is too small for anything bigger than a 600.
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If you only did TWS (Texas World Speedway) once, I'd recommend that you do it again and give yourself a chance to build on your skills. You'll find that MSR-H, MSR-Cresson, and Oak Hill will be substantially more technical. You'll spend the better part of the day learning the track and getting up to speed. As such, you know TWS (Texas World Speedway) a bit more now which would allow you to build on your skills instead of trying to remember where the track goes.

So... TWS (Texas World Speedway) with RideSmart. Woo hoo!!

And... GSS is too small for anything bigger than a 600.
Great advice, BUT ....I call Bullshit on your last statement.

Is it the best??? no

Can it still be fun on a bigger bike??? yes

It teaches you the basics and is actually quite technical....no big long straight aways to make up all that ground You bet I did!!!! Ha!
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Great advice, BUT ....I call Bullshit on your last statement.

Is it the best??? no

Can it still be fun on a bigger bike??? yes

It teaches you the basics and is actually quite technical....no big long straight aways to make up all that ground You bet I did!!!! Ha!
Being one of the few people that I could actually beat at GSS on my liter bike, you might not want to be talking chit. Ba ha ha ha ha.

And, no, dollar for dollar, GSS is not money well spent if your bike is larger than a 600. Now if I was riding for free and not paying for tires, I'd race in a mcdonalds parking lot.
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Being one of the few people that I could actually beat at GSS on my liter bike, you might not want to be talking chit. Ba ha ha ha ha.

And, no, dollar for dollar, GSS is not money well spent if your bike is larger than a 600. Now if I was riding for free and not paying for tires, I'd race in a mcdonalds parking lot.
still calling bullshit on the whole GSS topic, but we'll agree to disagree

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For us track addicts, we don't care just as long as we get on one. If you haven't been to the other track then it should be on your to do list.
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...GSS is too small for anything bigger than a 600.
I rode my ZX10 out there 2 days straight doing 30min. sessions... of a workout and tons of fun!

And the ZX10 is praly the WORST handling of the literbikes. Don't see any reason why a liter bike would not be fun there.

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I rode my ZX10 out there 2 days straight doing 30min. sessions... of a workout!!!
I'll bet it was!!! A workout and an exercise in throttle control. How'd you like managing the bike riding in first gear?
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I'll bet it was!!! A workout and an exercise in throttle control. How'd you like managing the bike riding in first gear?
actually u just use 2nd & 3rd at GSS on a litre bike... only pansy- use first gear on a race track
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I did TWS (Texas World Speedway) last year. I was thinking of doing MSR-H for my next track day.

What do you track whores suggest?
in my opinion MSRH is a really fun track, fast, yet technical in sum areas. BUT ! for someone that is fairly new to the whole trackday thing, the surface can be very deceiving & intimidating. so ask urself... do u really wanna spend most of ur time head trippin on the bumps & patches or do u wanna go out and ride and enjoy the day ? i would suggest trying MSR-Cresson before that. the surface there is very smooth and not as intimidating. plus there are 2 seperate tracks for u to ride on... a 1.8mi. & a 1.3mi. course. and if u go on the right day u might me able to ride the two connected, giving u a 3.1 mi. course to have fun on OR u could go back to TWS (Texas World Speedway) as Curt suggested. either of those 2 would be a fun day for someone thats fairly new to the track.

the above statements are just my opinion, but since ive been racing these tracks 4x's longer than anyone else on this thread... well u get my drift.
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+1 on Jodys and Curts statements; either revisit TWS (Texas World Speedway) to improve your skills on a track you're semi familiar with or if you want a change of screnery, go to Cresson.
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I did TWS (Texas World Speedway) last year. I was thinking of doing MSR-H for my next track day.
I was thinking of doing MSR-H for my first track day with Ride Smart....decisions decisions...
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Being one of the few people that I could actually beat at GSS on my liter bike, you might not want to be talking chit. Ba ha ha ha ha.

And, no, dollar for dollar, GSS is not money well spent if your bike is larger than a 600. Now if I was riding for free and not paying for tires, I'd race in a mcdonalds parking lot.
OH OH I WANNA PLAY!!!!!|

I agree with DBUCK and call BS that a 1000cc bike can have fun out there. You learn alot, the only reason it sucks for 1000s is if the person riding the bigger bike doesnt carry the corner speed and makes it up and catches everyone in the straghts!!!

GSS is money well spent if you want to learn body positioning and work on corners cause thats all you have
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I did TWS (Texas World Speedway) as my first and MSRH as my second. They are very different tracks but I thoroughly enjoy riding both.
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+1 on Jodys and Curts statements; either revisit TWS (Texas World Speedway) to improve your skills on a track you're semi familiar with or if you want a change of screnery, go to Cresson.
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The local tracks are ok, and you can certainly have fun there, but if you want a great track that is challenging and fun to ride, there's no other track that compares to Cresson. TWS (Texas World Speedway) is just plain unique, and there's more to do there every time you visit.

I'd also recommend the trip to Eagle's Canyon, that track is pretty sick too.

The honest truth is that there is no substitute for seat time, so which track you go to really doesn't matter too much. If you want some info at the tracks in Texas, check out our forum here: http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=49455

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