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View Poll Results: When shoud I do a track day?
You're ready now. Do it. 32 82.05%
You need more seat time. 5 12.82%
You've got a long way to go. 1 2.56%
I've seen you ride. Stay home. 1 2.56%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-23-2009, 09:30 PM   #21
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There is a lot of value in the advanced MSF course after the basic course. There is a lot of value in the track day arena too.
One is in existence to help people learn skills that are beneficial to street safety and be a good, responsible, defensive and aware rider.
One is in existence to help hone skills that are useful to being a good rider with solid core skills.

There is no right or wrong answer to this question, and if you have to ask, you probably need to find a way to get your own answer rather than asking someone else. You know what they say about opinions...

Remember too, a bunch of so-called experts or people giving advice have about as much experience as you!

I recommend schools like the basic MSF and advanced MSF course- I think "Awesome Cycles" is a sponsor here? They're cheap, easy to schedule, and they have a written curriculum that is tried and true. I learned so much when I took my basic MSF back in '85... I thought I had it all knocked out too. Back then it was a requirement in order to get your "M" endorsement to take the class if you were under 18 (maybe that's still the case?) and I was miffed when they said I had to take it. I didn't regret it.

Come to a track day with a friend and observe, heck, work a corner and get a front row seat. But without even doing all that, you can sign up for an MSF course advanced or basic if you haven't already taken that, and get some really great skills in an easy learning format.

Obviously, I'm biased toward having people come to track days, so many folks stop riding on the street after their first one- I haven't ridden on the street but very occasionally in about 4 years myself. But the end all comment on this is you should take a track day when you're ready.

When you are, we'll be here and we'll take good care of you in our "C" group with the best instruction in the State.
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