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Old 03-04-2009, 09:43 AM   #41
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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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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.
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done.

even got a membership :-)
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done.

even got a membership :-)
Congrats, you will have fun if you relax take your time and do everything the instuctors tell you. You dont worry about going fast. Get your body position right and the the speed will come. I am still working on body position.
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Good write up! Did just that, signed up for this Saturday's TD in Novice group, I know I can probably ride with Inter.,but I don't know the track, so why push it?
I'm happy to slow it down and learn the reference points and brake points. I'm sure if I'm fast enough the instructors will bump me up if they feel I'm ready.
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Congrats, you will have fun if you relax take your time and do everything the instuctors tell you. You dont worry about going fast. Get your body position right and the the speed will come. I am still working on body position.


I'm really excited. I'm actually really anxious to learn the millions of things that I don't know yet lol
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I'm really excited. I'm actually really anxious to learn the millions of things that I don't know yet lol
Your gonna have a blast!!!

Just relax and don't try to be the fastest...instead try being the smoothest.

Congrats on your purchase. You are soon to become a track addict.
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Just relax and don't try to be the fastest...instead try being the smoothest.

Congrats on your purchase. You are soon to become a track addict.

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Dude, calm down! Dont make me slap you. JK!
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Depending on the day and organization, I'm either at the very top of C or bottom of B group. However, I almost always ride B because the round robin and/or required classes most organizations have for the C group is completely wasted on me. I might be more inclined to stay in C if I didn't have to waste half the morning, every morning.




Just saying. I don't think I hold anyone up in B, but some days I'm at the VERY bottom of the pile.....kinda in that grey area between C and B.
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Depending on the day and organization, I'm either at the very top of C or bottom of B group. However, I almost always ride B because the round robin and/or required classes most organizations have for the C group is completely wasted on me. I might be more inclined to stay in C if I didn't have to waste half the morning, every morning.




Just saying. I don't think I hold anyone up in B, but some days I'm at the VERY bottom of the pile.....kinda in that grey area between C and B.

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Depending on the day and organization, I'm either at the very top of C or bottom of B group. However, I almost always ride B because the round robin and/or required classes most organizations have for the C group is completely wasted on me. I might be more inclined to stay in C if I didn't have to waste half the morning, every morning.




Just saying. I don't think I hold anyone up in B, but some days I'm at the VERY bottom of the pile.....kinda in that grey area between C and B.
Then you should grab an instructor to help you out and bring you to the front of the pack
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Then you should grab an instructor to help you out and bring you to the front of the pack
Walking up to the instructor's paddock is actually kind of daunting. I figure if I'm a problem, they'll come find me. My bike is fairly distinct cuz its so ugly, so I'm not hard to come at.
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uh.....The novice groups at most organizations have required class time and/or required "paced" sessions (meaning you have to stay behind an instructor at a very slow speed). These are pretty useless to me at this point so I normally go intermediate to skip them even though I might be riding at the same pace as the novice group.


C=Novice
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uh.....The novice groups at most organizations have required class time and/or required "paced" sessions (meaning you have to stay behind an instructor at a very slow speed). These are pretty useless to me at this point so I normally go intermediate to skip them.
I think this discourages a lot of people from signing up for Novice, but there really is no way around it. With the range of skill in that group (No experience to just a little) it has to be covered. There should be a way to manage those in that group...let the faster groups out first and the slowest groups last. Only problem is GSS is so short it only takes a matter of 5-10 laps to catch up to the back of the pack.

I noticed this predominately at GSS....one instructor may be working with 3 or 4 students with 3 or 4 trackdays under their belt (so they move a bit faster) while another instructor has 2 or 3 totally new track virgins (who move at a very slow pace).
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Walking up to the instructor's paddock is actually kind of daunting. I figure if I'm a problem, they'll come find me. My bike is fairly distinct cuz its so ugly, so I'm not hard to come at.
Next day I'm at come and find me or let me know you gonna be there. I'll be more than happy to pull you around a few sessions.
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uh.....The novice groups at most organizations have required class time and/or required "paced" sessions (meaning you have to stay behind an instructor at a very slow speed). These are pretty useless to me at this point so I normally go intermediate to skip them even though I might be riding at the same pace as the novice group.


C=Novice
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uh.....The novice groups at most organizations have required class time and/or required "paced" sessions (meaning you have to stay behind an instructor at a very slow speed). These are pretty useless to me at this point so I normally go intermediate to skip them even though I might be riding at the same pace as the novice group.


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This is why at TTD, we have sub groups withing the novice group. Everyone's skill level is different, and we recognize that.

All are required to do the round robin the 1st session, but after that, the pace is dictated only by you. we will group you with the group that best fits you. If we have a group that wants to go a bit faster, then that's what we do.

If you would rather ride intermediate, we can put an instructor with you to sharpen your skills and help you feel more relaxed until you are ready to go on your own.

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Only the first session is round robin. Not sure what org has paced sessions. If you are riding dangerously, you may be asked by an instructor or control rider to slow it down...other than that, it's whatever you feel confortable doing as long as you are respecting the passing rules in place.
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