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Old 03-04-2009, 12:02 AM   #401
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That taking off the fairings may not be a bad idea so I don't scratch up my purrdy bike! Crashin my bike is what kept me away but in four days, All is gonna break loose!
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:03 AM   #402
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Max, do you think that anyone who does at least one track day in a car is a safer driver than any other driver on the street who has not done a track day, by default?
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But does it make you a SAFER driver?

And how was Rascal Flats?
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Yes, I would think doing a cartrackday makes you a safer driver. Just one.

I mean honestly this whole arguement is ridiculous. The FIRST thing they teach you in novice class is correct body position, corner entry set up, and emergency reactions. How could that hurt in everyday riding?
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would they allow me to do a track day without my side fairings?
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lol yeah! Some peeps take em off so they dont crash em!
somone told me to take mine off as well. i dont understand this. now instead of roaching your plastics youre roaching your frame, engine, radiator, subframe....at least with broken plastics you will have some small prayer for an insurance claim. however one small scratch on the frame=totaled.
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Lets clear something up. Doing a track day can help that individual be a better rider on the street. That does not mean that everyone who does a track day is a better street rider than anyone who has not. There are some very safe street riders who have never been on a track and some retarded street riders who have done a track day.

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Lets clear something up. Doing a track day can help that individual be a better rider on the street. That does not mean that everyone who does a track day is a better street rider than anyone who has not. There are some very safe street riders who have never been on a track and some retarded street riders who have done a track day.

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Awesome. For a second there I though I was crazy in that logic. Glad to know someone agrees and sees it the way I do.
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As far as local tracks. I think MSRH would be a better place for the 250 than TWS (Texas World Speedway). TWS (Texas World Speedway) is a very fast track. That's not to say you can't take the 250 out there and still have a blast cause you wouldn't be the first or last.
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Mike...no one is refusing to accept that. People are refusing to accept the moronic argument that track days WONT make you a better rider.
a track day did not make me a better rider. I know of a few others as well that feel the same. can it it make you a better rider, yes.... does that mean everyone is now a better rider for having ridden on the track... no
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a track day did not make me a better rider. I know of a few others as well that feel the same. can it it make you a better rider, yes.... does that mean everyone is now a better rider for having ridden on the track... no

How can 2 hours in the seat of your bike, anywhere, NOT make you a better rider?

A statement like, "The money I spent was not worth the knowledge I gained as it was too little" is more believable.


I am not into this thread today. But I will try.
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How can 2 hours in the seat of your bike, anywhere, NOT make you a better rider?

A statement like, "The money I spent was not worth the knowledge I gained as it was too little" is more believable.


I am not into this thread today. But I will try.
it can... but wouldn't 4 hours be better? I can do as much time as i want to on the street. I don't need a track to enjoy my bike
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it can... but wouldn't 4 hours be better? I can do as much time as i want to on the street. I don't need a track to enjoy my bike
Ok, so you admit that track days will make you a better rider. Perhaps you dont agree with the statement, "you will learn more in 1 track day than you will a year of street riding." That is fine. I can respect that opinion. I was having trouble understanding anyone that said Track Days wont make you a better rider.

Anyway...as Mudbugmudderfugger mentioned, this thread is done. I had no idea, when I started it, that this would be the outcome.

To each his own. I have never waivered from that belief. My belief, about track days, just happens to be different than yours. Perhaps if I had a Busa, I'd agree, but doubtful.

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Ok, so you admit that track days will make you a better rider. Perhaps you dont agree with the statement, "you will learn more in 1 track day than you will a year of street riding." That is fine. I can respect that opinion. I was having trouble understanding anyone that said Track Days wont make you a better rider.

Anyway...as Mudbugmudderfugger mentioned, this thread is done. I had no idea, when I started it, that this would be the outcome.

To each his own. I have never waivered from that belief. My belief, about track days, just happens to be different than yours. Perhaps if I had a Busa, I'd agree, but doubtful.

no, i said that 2 hours on the bike is POSSIBLE to make you a better rider... doesn't have to be track, can be done just the same on the street.

and my choice in bike has no bearing on my thought process.
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no, i said that 2 hours on the bike is POSSIBLE to make you a better rider... doesn't have to be track, can be done just the same on the street.

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Im too lazy to read the entire thread but IMO you can't be afraid to take your pretty bike out there and crash it. From what I did read, there are some that use this as an excuse not to do a td.

Your odds of crashing are probably higher out on the streets, especially if you try to ride them like it is a track.

And the money you spend tp party in a month is the cost of a Ride Smart trackday.

Make the sacrafice and do a track day.

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And YES you do need a track day to FULLY enjoy your bike. There is no way you can enjoy the full potential of your bike on the street. NO WAY!
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i would agree however that the track is a good learing tool, but to single out and say ONLY the track is dumb. I know track instructiors that will give the same pointers to a person they are riding with if they see a problem. that person could even spend 8 hours in a day working on cornering on a specific road and applying what someone told them to get better that way. in essence that is not a track but learning is still taking place just as it would on a track yet this is on a street.
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skipped the entire reading thing and just read the OP

...because it costs money. i'd much rather hit up the mx track or forrest or run mini endurance for the cost effectiveness.
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Im too lazy to read the entire thread but IMO you can't be afraid to take your pretty bike out there and crash it. From what I did read, there are some that use this as an excuse not to do a td.

Your odds of crashing are probably higher out on the streets, especially if you try to ride them like it is a track. not true, i don't ride on the streets like i would on the track. on the street i don't push my limits

And the money you spend tp party in a month is the cost of a Ride Smart trackday.

Make the sacrafice and do a track day.

I cant wait to get my new GSXR out there!



And YES you do need a track day to FULLY enjoy your bike. There is no way you can enjoy the full potential of your bike on the street. NO WAY!
i feel sorry for you, i enjoy the full potential of my bike everyday when i ride the street. my bikes full potential and sole purpose is to go from point A to point B and maybe a few others with me enjoying the ride. it accomplishes that very well
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