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Old 04-14-2009, 09:48 PM   #41
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i will never give up the streets. but i don't have to ride my bike everyday like some people. the only time i ride is when we go on a ride out to the country side. i understand what your saying. but what are you going to do when the track season in over? i think this year, we rode the whole year. like hooli said. we don't have to go out to enjoy the ride. but just to have fun with our friends and ride and have a good lunch 150 miles away from home is always fun.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:03 PM   #42
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but what are you going to do when the track season in over?
Track season Starts in February and Ends in November. I'm a pampered little . Those other 3 months I'll stick to my cage with heated seats. Besides, I need those 3 months to recharge the bank account, and throw more parts at the bike.

In other parts of the country there may be a short track season. Here in Houston.........there's track days basically all year.
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Track season Starts in February and Ends in November. I'm a pampered little . Those other 3 months I'll stick to my cage with heated seats. Besides, I need those 3 months to recharge the bank account, and throw more parts at the bike.

In other parts of the country there may be a short track season. Here in Houston.........there's track days basically all year.
Aside from the occasional cold-front, some of the best weather riding is in the "off-season". Certainly alot better than the 100 degree plus Summer months!
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if i had more time for the track im sure i would be into it. ive only done really one half a track day...i crashed. the only thing that has kept me from going back though is the same thing that kept me from going in the first place which is a super busy schedule. in the future with more time i could see going track only with the 600. its too much bike for the street anyway. as for the people that ride 1000s on the street...well im just not sure what thats all about.
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Aside from the occasional cold-front, some of the best weather riding is in the "off-season". Certainly alot better than the 100 degree plus Summer months!

I'm not sure what winter you lived through this year, but there were a bunch of SERIOUSLY cold days!
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Track season Starts in February and Ends in November. I'm a pampered little . Those other 3 months I'll stick to my cage with heated seats. Besides, I need those 3 months to recharge the bank account, and throw more parts at the bike.

In other parts of the country there may be a short track season. Here in Houston.........there's track days basically all year.
well this past off season. there were a bunch of us that rode alot. chase was one of us. like i said. it was fun hanging with all your friends and having a good time. i love my truck. don't get me wrong. i'm not trying to ride everyday or even every weekend. but, just to go get on some twisties is always fun. hot or cold
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well this past off season. there were a bunch of us that rode alot. chase was one of us. like i said. it was fun hanging with all your friends and having a good time. i love my truck. don't get me wrong. i'm not trying to ride everyday or even every weekend. but, just to go get on some twisties is always fun. hot or cold
I'm not saying I dont enjoy those rides, just dunno if its worth the risks anymore with all the variables
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i realy hate these threads, they happen at the beginning of each riding season. If you wana ride the street, ride the street. If you dont, dont. If your not sure just ride the track for a year and dont ride street and youll find out whats for you.
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so I'm 98% sure I'm making my bike a track hoe right after Coach Dave's ride..

my question is for the people that have done the same...do you miss the street or backroads? I hate riding on the street, its boring and seems more risky than track riding...but then theres the forest, Fayetteville, coldsprngs, etc.

i love those roads but theres an even bigger risk out there sometimes..

So who has done it?

who misses the street?

Who thinks it was a better decision to go track only?


I will be leaving the streets for a while and doing just track! July is when the transition will take place. Cant wait.

I dont ride much street anymore and being that i like to ride alone or with one other person this transition shouldnt be a problem.
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well this past off season. there were a bunch of us that rode alot. chase was one of us. like i said. it was fun hanging with all your friends and having a good time. i love my truck. don't get me wrong. i'm not trying to ride everyday or even every weekend. but, just to go get on some twisties is always fun. hot or cold
I can't figure out how you consider a group ride "hanging with your friends." I mean......unless you all have helmet coms and can actually talk to each other. Motorcycling, as much as we try to make it a group activity, is definetily an individual hobby.


Unless you ride 2 up, but even thats an outside case.
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I can't figure out how you consider a group ride "hanging with your friends." I mean......unless you all have helmet coms and can actually talk to each other. Motorcycling, as much as we try to make it a group activity, is definetily an individual hobby.
Unless you ride 2 up, but even thats an outside case.
VERY good point. I like having ONE riding buddy, someone I trust to ride with me. My few experince of larger groups were that it wasn't as much fun as with a good friend you can have fun with and trust. Large group rides have their place, but for me.... solo and with 1-2 buddies max that I trust completely. Much more relaxing for me then.
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I will be leaving the streets for a while and doing just track! July is when the transition will take place. Cant wait.

I dont ride much street anymore and being that i like to ride alone or with one other person this transition shouldnt be a problem.
I'd switch to track of if it was financially feasible. I plan on getting a motard so I don't keep using the throttle to higher speeds. I'd rather deal with hooliganish activities than the higher sportbike speeds. If I could afford it I'd love a pure track motard. :-)

I think for some of us switching the track becomes unfeasible, unless we have extra money. Right now for some of us riding alone is a luxury, add in the cost, gear, and customizing that track can start taking.... well its just a bit rough. If you go sole track, costs become inevitable, as much as you want to downplay, we all know the track becomes like a drug... willing to pay through the nose for it.

Someday.... until then I'll ride safe as possible on the street.
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if i had more time for the track im sure i would be into it. ive only done really one half a track day...i crashed. the only thing that has kept me from going back though is the same thing that kept me from going in the first place which is a super busy schedule. in the future with more time i could see going track only with the 600. its too much bike for the street anyway. as for the people that ride 1000s on the street...well im just not sure what thats all about.
Especially those who ride 1000s on the track. What crazy people right?!
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I can't figure out how you consider a group ride "hanging with your friends." I mean......unless you all have helmet coms and can actually talk to each other. Motorcycling, as much as we try to make it a group activity, is definetily an individual hobby.


Unless you ride 2 up, but even thats an outside case.
it's all good. you haven't been on a ride with us. i guess you wouldn't know what i'm talking about.
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I know what ur talking about, thats why I'm only 98%
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I know what ur talking about, thats why I'm only 98%
all good chase. you know your on the private ride list. just don't drink to much the night before
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I can't figure out how you consider a group ride "hanging with your friends." I mean......unless you all have helmet coms and can actually talk to each other. Motorcycling, as much as we try to make it a group activity, is definetily an individual hobby.


Unless you ride 2 up, but even thats an outside case.
I don't recall where Patrick said "group riding" is the same as "hanging with your friends."

Nevertheless, they can be 2 seperate things, yet 1 in the same. You may go on a group ride to some destination, then hang out there to eat or whatever, then go back to your ride (with the group).

I'm not really into group rides myself, btw. In all my years of riding, aside from my early years, I've never really done these large group rides. Only until recently when I joined MH, did I partake in a few. All the same, though, in that we are sharing a common passion/hobby/activity which bonds us all together on the road.
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