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Old 02-24-2009, 12:55 AM   #1
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noob day?

my friend wants to get into tracking his bike, and i told him about how the first TD i did was a noob day where they showed me the ropes.

are these being done any longer? i didn't see anything in any of the calenders. should i just suggest that he goes to a regular TD and start out in beginner with a bit of extra help from instructors?
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i would just put him in the novice group and tell him not to be shy and get buddy buddy with an instructor, thats what i plan on doing with my brother next month.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #3
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PM an instructor a few days before to let them know you are coming.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:44 AM   #4
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Most of the track day orgs have novice groups every trackday (some are, of course, MUCH better than others )...

Students are taught at their own pace... and there are actually "sub-groups" within novice (some groups are faster, some more reserved).

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TTD will be at GSS on march 1st ! very good starter track. ( i had my first track day there)
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I think you were referring to Longhorn Noob Days. I think buck is not doing TD anymore, at least not as last year.
As Pre-K said, every org has a Noob class. I would recommend TTD for a first TD, their novice class is great. They have excellent instructors and if you hook up with Kevin or Brad you can't go wrong.
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March 7th at MSR-H in angleton with Ridesmart is a perfect place to start. Sign up for level 1 to learn the basics and go from there. The'll walk you through everything you'll need to know. If he needs leathers he can rent them at the track when he shows up in the morning.


And the best part........ It's only $120!!!! That's cheap!
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:05 AM   #8
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Come on out to any of our events. We have a novice class with every event.

Novice group receives class room and on-track instruction, including critiquing of on-track skills. Instructors will accompany riders on all track sessions. Your instructor will supervise all passing. During your classroom and on-track sessions you will learn the "racing line", proper use of the throttle, braking, gear changes and selection as well as basic cornering techniques and body positioning. Below is a typical Class Room session for the Novice Group.

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TTD's Novice group is structured. All Novice group riders must attend all class-room sessions and ride within their group. We are aware that many riders chose the Novice group multiple times, and this is why we divide the Novice group into several sub-groups based on skill level. The pace is "comfortable". Everyone rides at his or her own pace with an emphasis on fun and learning.


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I have ridden with all companies cept longhorn...

All the companies (cept longhorn) have novice classes and levels. Ridesmart and TTD both give an amazing classroom!

One company is cheaper but will have more ppl in the classroom and on the track bc of low price. Some take it as a challenge, some get frustrated! The other has less ppl in classroom and on track, and more one-on-one attention from an instructor, but is about $60 more. Take ur pick, both have good novice classroom
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I have ridden with all companies cept longhorn...

All the companies (cept longhorn) have novice classes and levels. Ridesmart and TTD both give an amazing classroom!

One company is cheaper but will have more ppl in the classroom and on the track bc of low price. Some take it as a challenge, some get frustrated! The other has less ppl in classroom and on track, and more one-on-one attention from an instructor, but is about $60 more. Take ur pick, both have good novice classroom
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Awesome, thanks guys

I'll probably have him come with me on the next TD I go to in March and just have him sign up for Novice and point him in the direction of this thread.

It's about time he gets a little faster..
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Hopefully I'll be at MSRH on the 21 for my first track day :-)

I planned on signing up for the Novice Group
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:35 PM   #13
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You might wana suggest going to watch one first (if has'nt already).

I went to watch a couple times before I ran my first day, just to see what I would need to bring and see how things would go. Also I asked them to look over my bike for Tech type stuff and ended up getting a new Front tire before my day, mine was showing cupping and worn alittle too much they said. Better to find out in advance if you need to fix anything than the day you run. I also remeber about how the websites say your chain needs to be properly adjusted so I made sure to tighten it up only to realise it actually should be the other way around. So I was able to loosen back before my track day. Also good to pick up a parade lap, which can be hit or miss, but its worth it just to get a sneek peek at the track.

I did my first day with the Noob only day last year with Longhorn and am very glad I did. Felt it was worth it and got alot out of the day. If they bring it back its well worth it.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:26 PM   #14
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Lone Star's first noob day is March 22nd at Cresson.

Cresson is likely the best track in the State, as well as the safest with the best facilities.

LSTD has the most experienced instructors out of anyone, our curriculum is un-matched, we're the most organized, and have been in business for 8 years- in our 9th year this year. Our Lead Instructor has been roadracing for years as well as 90% of our staff members, have multiple class championships in roadracing, have attended all of the best schools around the Country, and will make sure you come away a better all-around rider because we KNOW how to do it.

Our next noob day is April 5th at Texas World Speedway which is a bit closer than Cresson.

Come on out and let me know when you and your bud are coming, I always try to make sure I give MotoHouston members a personalized experience.
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