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Old 03-04-2009, 11:45 AM   #421
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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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Old 03-04-2009, 11:47 AM   #422
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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
I think you misunderstood my point....I mean people racing around the streets, topping the bike out on the interstate, trying to drag on 3090....

and I enjoy my bikes whenever and where ever I ride them just like everyone else.
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Old 03-04-2009, 11:56 AM   #424
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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?
In general, yes. However, since you like to get so nit picky I will further qualify my answer. There are drivers and riders on the street who have a combination of innate ability and years of experience that would likely exceed the experience a 16 year old who has participated in one track day. Therefore, there are special cases in which somebody without a track day would be safer than a driver who has done a track day.
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just getting into sportbikes and i am interested in doing a track day but need to get full leathers.
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a track day. And I am genuinely fearful for some that have NOT.

So...post up your excuses! Let's see if we can't overcome your objections!
cause i only like to be on one wheel
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:14 PM   #428
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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.
You run the forest?

I thought you only rode TMGP and MX.

Let me know next time, I wanna ride to yankees with ya!
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:35 PM   #429
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lets say i just want to show up and look around and pick up some tips at the track....can we do that?
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Riding a street bike at the track is less dangerous riding race pace on the street, we all agree. But, I would venture to say that mile for mile, there are probably 10 times the accidents and 5 times the injuries on the race track as on a typical ride / commute, simply cause we push things on track. In my 20 years of street and dirt riding, maybe 100k miles, I have had maybe 5 minor injuries between me and my riding mates. Each time I go to the track I see injuries from minor to semi-major. Sure, no one get's killed on track, but injuries are numerous.

We all understand that we should ride at our own pace. But we don't. That's why Wednesday nights are full of crash drama. And forest rides with the uninitiated always end up in overshot corners. Adrenaline takes over.

Crashing a bike and hurting oneself are good enough reasons to avoid track days, no matter how much one wants to go. Adrenaline junkies have an ability to rationalize away the potential consequences. But riding a motorcycle on a race track is not a rational thing for a human to do, unless you weigh in the percieved social value of the endeavour. Then it makes perfect sense. We all like to be competitive at the core of our being, it gets us laid, no matter the peril to life and limb.
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You run the forest?

I thought you only rode TMGP and MX.

Let me know next time, I wanna ride to yankees with ya!
forest on the dirt bikes....SHNF....the real forest riders.
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You run the forest?

I thought you only rode TMGP and MX.

Let me know next time, I wanna ride to yankees with ya!
if i get a free chance, i will run some public roads on the 400sm, but mama doesn't like me on the public streets, so those days are very very few.

trying to get a break to run the hill country.

but as dbuck stated, the real forest ride is made of dirt.
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She let's you ride on the I-45, but is afraid to let you on the track??

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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!
Werd. As hard as I used to ride 3090, I can say I havnt even been close to using my bikes full potential
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im comfortable with my limits and ability just cant afford it
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Riding a street bike at the track is less dangerous riding race pace on the street, we all agree. But, I would venture to say that mile for mile, there are probably 10 times the accidents and 5 times the injuries on the race track as on a typical ride / commute, simply cause we push things on track. In my 20 years of street and dirt riding, maybe 100k miles, I have had maybe 5 minor injuries between me and my riding mates. Each time I go to the track I see injuries from minor to semi-major. Sure, no one get's killed on track, but injuries are numerous.

We all understand that we should ride at our own pace. But we don't. That's why Wednesday nights are full of crash drama. And forest rides with the uninitiated always end up in overshot corners. Adrenaline takes over.

Crashing a bike and hurting oneself are good enough reasons to avoid track days, no matter how much one wants to go. Adrenaline junkies have an ability to rationalize away the potential consequences. But riding a motorcycle on a race track is not a rational thing for a human to do, unless you weigh in the percieved social value of the endeavour. Then it makes perfect sense. We all like to be competitive at the core of our being, it gets us laid, no matter the peril to life and limb.
I would have to agree.

If I had the money for another bike, I would maybe consider doing a track day. But since you are pushing the limits, you are on a thin line of total control or a nasty wipe out. And then I would have to spend money buying new fairings. :(

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can't afford it, in all of its glorious requirements, gear equiptment, consumable items and hardware(bike) have no desire to ever get on a track again street or dirt been there done that and trashed bikes and my , so I'll pass
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