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Old 03-03-2009, 06:50 PM   #21
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:34 PM   #22
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Great write up. This weekend I saw alot of people in advanced that I felt should not be there. I know the horse shoe out there is tight, but I did see a few people parking it and stacking up the rest of the group.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:02 PM   #24
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Tony, thanks so much for writing this. I only hope Hooligan reads it. Ba ha ha ha.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:16 PM   #25
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Very well said Tony! If you are not learning something every time you go out, you need to hang up your keys.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #26
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It seems(to me anyways) you always get different skill levels in the groups no matter what.
I always like to start in intermediate if I'm either on a new bike or a new track to get comfy. If I feel like I'm getting held up by traffic later in the day, I will asked to get bumped up as to not spook the slower guys that are trying to learn. If there's no issues, I'll keep my slow in intermediate all day and have just as much fun.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:36 PM   #27
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thanks for the info
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I wanted to go to Novice but they were moving too slow in the begining of the day. And I have never rode that track before. My next track day I would like to have some more guidence in the Intermidiate sessions. I did not realize what I was doing wrong till I saw one or two pics recently and if an instructor would of pointed it out earlier I would have try'd to correct it sooner. It is no ones falt but my own for not getting help sooner. I am a very good self tought but I just thought I was off the bike more than I realy was but we will see if my body position changed later in the day if anyone took any pics after lunch.

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It's good to be a girl sometimes. All those competitive genes seem to belong to the men. I was QUITE happy going slow and steady in novice and I'll be there for a while to come. I thouroughly enjoyed my slow paced ride- pride is not for the track.
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:19 PM   #31
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thanks for the advice.

Hopefully I'll be signed up soon for the Novice group at MSR for my first track day!
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:34 PM   #32
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It's good to be a girl sometimes. All those competitive genes seem to belong to the men. I was QUITE happy going slow and steady in novice and I'll be there for a while to come. I thouroughly enjoyed my slow paced ride- pride is not for the track.



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Good info there Tony.

Also, if you wanted to sign up for a trackday and your preferred group is sold-out, just suck it up and wait for an upcoming event. With all the orgs & tracks we have, you only have to wait a week or 2 (maximum). Most likely you'll have an option to ride w/ in a week...
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Good info there Tony.

Also, if you wanted to sign up for a trackday and your preferred group is sold-out, just suck it up and wait for an upcoming event. With all the orgs & tracks we have, you only have to wait a week or 2 (maximum). Most likely you'll have an option to ride w/ in a week...
So a group 'fills up'? You mean I have to plan and actually register ahead of time for this? I was thinking I could just go the morning of.

How often does the novice/noob group fill up?
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So a group 'fills up'? You mean I have to plan and actually register ahead of time for this? I was thinking I could just go the morning of.

How often does the novice/noob group fill up?
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Yes they do fill up. Org's limit the number of riders per group bc of track size, instr/student ratio(diff org/diff ratios) and other safety factors.
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So for my first track day, I can go to Texas Track Day's website and sign up for the Novice group at MSR the 21st and there will be instructor's teaching our group right?

I just don't want to pay for the wrong one, because in the description it just says it's for "experienced road riders, or people who haven't been to the track in a long time" and doesn't say anything about instructionals

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So for my first track day, I can go to Texas Track Day's website and sign up for the Novice group at MSR the 21st and there will be instructor's teaching our group right?

I just don't want to pay for the wrong one, because in the description it just says it's for "experienced road riders, or people who haven't been to the track in a long time" and doesn't say anything about instructionals

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Do that Jorge, register yourself in Novice. It is fairly easy. When you see the referal part, place my name on it please.
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Do that Jorge, register yourself in Novice. It is fairly easy. When you see the referal part, place my name on it please.
Yes sir, doing that now
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So for my first track day, I can go to Texas Track Day's website and sign up for the Novice group at MSR the 21st and there will be instructor's teaching our group right?

I just don't want to pay for the wrong one, because in the description it just says it's for "experienced road riders, or people who haven't been to the track in a long time" and doesn't say anything about instructionals

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Yes! We have a 3:1 instructor ratio. You will be with an instructor all day long.

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If you have no prior MOTORCYCLE track experience you MUST register in this group, NO EXCEPTIONS. Designed for street riders and Novice track riders, this group provides valuable on-track and classroom training.

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.

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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