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Old 03-03-2009, 01:53 PM   #161
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:53 PM   #162
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And I assume your schedule is why you visited Eagles Canyon, with 3 tracks within 80 miles of Houston and 2 within 20 of you in Kemah?
ya it was the last one of the season that i was gonna be around for. i just went ahead and made it happen. i had wanted to do one since the day i picked my bike up. i know all about angleton hitchcock and TWS (Texas World Speedway)...college station right?

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Old 03-03-2009, 01:56 PM   #165
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I have locked up my rear on the streets dodging cars and animals and I think track days helped me manage the slide.

I have had to make quick qucik decisions on the track which translates to decisions on the streets.

I have had to trail brake on the streets to avoid a run off. Learned at track.

I have seen many peeps crash at the track and I have learned NOT to target fixate. That translates to the street.
I learned all of that before riding the track. I've been locking up the rear brake and controlling a slide since i was 5 years old on my bicycle... then did it on the tiny motorcycle... and then in mud, becuase i could slide further...

i guess learning quick decisions in life... while riding on the streets.. and driving, aren't the same as the quick decisions on the track?

tell me how trail braking helps in traffic.

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And that's a good one. I guess people dont belive they can damage thier bike on the street.

If you can ride within your limit on the street and not crash, then you can ride within your limit on the track and not crash.

I can ride within my limit on the street because i know i need to because it is life or death situations with cagers. the purpose of riding the track is not to ride within your limits. If you are riding within your limits then you aren't learning anything new. so when you are trying to get better at the track, you ride outside your comfort zone. that sometimes involves a crash or 2. not sure if my insurance policy would cover my bike at the track but even if it would, i don't want the raised rates.

i know my odds of crashing at the track are higher than my odds of crashing on the street. I've done over 60K miles on the street with 1 minor crash, how many guys have done 60K miles on the track with only 1 minor crash?
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just cuz i dont wanna....
that's not a good enough reason/excuse it!!! try again Jim
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This question has been asked before. I like it and I always further it to ask the track day guys why they don't race with the CMRA or any other sanctioning organization. I explain that the benefits are roughly the same, e.g. makes you a better rider, is a good time, makes you quicker, etc. And, perhaps surprisingly, I get the same exact answers (or excuses if you prefer) - "no money", "I just like to ride", "I just to it for fun, I don't wanna be serious."
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Is there a AARP discount? And would the pace maker hold up?
mine should be discounted thats for sure... pace maker has two switches.. one for 12volt dc.. and one for 110 ac... thats the one for the track..
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i will one day im just lazy and dont wanna take the time to do it. rode and raced moto forever just dont know much about road racing.
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I learned all of that before riding the track. I've been locking up the rear brake and controlling a slide since i was 5 years old on my bicycle... then did it on the tiny motorcycle... and then in mud, becuase i could slide further...

i guess learning quick decisions in life... while riding on the streets.. and driving, aren't the same as the quick decisions on the track?

tell me how trail braking helps in traffic.

target fixation they teach in MSF


I can ride within my limit on the street because i know i need to because it is life or death situations with cagers. the purpose of riding the track is not to ride within your limits. If you are riding within your limits then you aren't learning anything new. so when you are trying to get better at the track, you ride outside your comfort zone. that sometimes involves a crash or 2. not sure if my insurance policy would cover my bike at the track but even if it would, i don't want the raised rates.

i know my odds of crashing at the track are higher than my odds of crashing on the street. I've done over 60K miles on the street with 1 minor crash, how many guys have done 60K miles on the track with only 1 minor crash?
Well, not everyone was as fortunate as you to have had a bicycle when they were 5 to practice sliding.

Trail braking helps while cornering. Traffic?

Being "taught" target fixation and learning to practice it, are two different things. I still target fixate on occassion on the street. But again, perhaps the rules of the majority do not apply to you.

The portion of your comment I bolded, is not true. SO, if I am not riding OUTSIDE my limits I am not learning?

And I am talking about 1 track day. Not trying to be a racer. Simply one track day.

Was the "minor" accident you had just recently? The rear ender one?
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So, if you could get a suit and boots free, for the day, you'd go?
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This question has been asked before. I like it and I always further it to ask the track day guys why they don't race with the CMRA or any other sanctioning organization. I explain that the benefits are roughly the same, e.g. makes you a better rider, is a good time, makes you quicker, etc. And, perhaps surprisingly, I get the same exact answers (or excuses if you prefer) - "no money", "I just like to ride", "I just to it for fun, I don't wanna be serious."
I'll be giving racing a shot this year, I have my license. Racing IS expensive tho. But I'm gonna give it a whirl. Ill be at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in April.
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hecks yes. i'd love to do a slow track day (never done one)



given that i have the money for the entry fee on hand. But i'd take it slow
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And that's what I am looking for. The excuses.

Work on weekends? One organization has some fridays on thier schedule. Maybe even a monday.

Then you got labor day and memorial day.

Next excuse?
Some people just arent that dedicated to get on a track. That would be like me making thread telling people to throw a cage ontheir bike and hit a lot up lol .. Either you like the track , you like to stunt , you like to cruise , or you like to pose ... and most people like to pose
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Some people just arent that dedicated to get on a track. That would be like me making thread telling people to throw a cage ontheir bike and hit a lot up lol .. Either you like the track , you like to stunt , you like to cruise , or you like to pose ... and most people like to pose
I hear ya. I've tried it all though, except for a motard which I wanna do bad. I just ended up liking the track.

I tried to do some parking lot stunting on an F4I. FKNA that's hard work and even harder to do!

I can think of ALOT of things that stunting could teach a person and make them a better rider.
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