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Old 04-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #61
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i did a trackday. it was good . but not enough, i like the streets more than anything

i know the risks and i very well accept them, i keep my bike legal and in very good working order

now with this bike i feel like we are one. no complaints. i have learned to guess ppl movements and react accordingly,

i respect ppl that do track only. but i will never understand why they say the track is safer

might be safer than freeways. but just think about those pins in collar bones and such

we all gonna hurt anyway, is not the money, is just the thrill is diferent

for each and every one of us

lets all be safe, and enjoy motorcycling in any shape we like
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I've been riding the streets lately and man its flipping scary out here! I miss the track...
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I love riding the streets, I love riding the track, I love every aspect of riding motorcycles. Ill be at the Drag strip with my neibhors friday night, the track saturday and maybe a nice cruise through coldsprings on sunday. Ive met alot of people riding backroads and just riding around to ASI or HAK, Ive met alot of people who dont understand what the track is. It seems like no matter how many riders I talk to or give a Ride Smart flyer out to, theres always newbies that no nothing and flat out need help. If we all just quit riding the street, who is to help these newbies?? Or I could just sit here on the computer all day and say "riding the streets is dangerous blah blah blah..." nah, that aint me. OK so riding around Houston highways get old fast, so go explore some backroads. You dont have to haul azz to get satisfaction, we had a PERFECT Fayetteville ride last friday, cruising the entire way. Go out to Fayetteville in afternoon and sight-see, youll be very impressed, it never gets old.



Like I said before, I feel sorry for people that dont get satisfaction out of riding around the streets.


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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.
People that say things like this have never been to the track before. Try it and then you can make a educated descision.
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People that say things like this have never been to the track before. Try it and then you can make a educated descision.
i've been on a track, and i love it. i'll be on the track next weekend. but i also love to ride. the whole point of this thread is about being safe on the streets. as far people pulling out infront of you and knows what else happens to people out there while riding. that's just life. we can fall out chair and hit our heads on the floor. and we could die. i hate to say it. but it happens.

riding track is safe, but still dangerous as well. that's the risk we take everytime we get on motorycle.
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its possible to fall out of chairs?!?!

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i've been on a track, and i love it. i'll be on the track next weekend. but i also love to ride. the whole point of this thread is about being safe on the streets. as far people pulling out infront of you and knows what else happens to people out there while riding. that's just life. we can fall out chair and hit our heads on the floor. and we could die. i hate to say it. but it happens.

riding track is safe, but still dangerous as well. that's the risk we take everytime we get on motorycle.
well said. think of all the "freak" accidents that happen. Take precautions to avoid being a Darwin award, squidding it etc... but realize that things that are enjoyable sometimes come with some risk...

now if you walked this road and thought no risk involved, then you ARE stupid. That's a little different. Give me rush hour traffic anyday over this. Wow.
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If I ever need street jollies, I steal the GF's 599. It's pretty fun, but pretty slow. That keeps my foolish ways on lockdown... a little.

If I get another only street bike, it's gonna be a Goldwing (no, I'm not old).
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My bad I meant to say if you ride the track and are decently fast out there. Lol you will have more fun then a lot of street riding especially city seems to not be about riding at alla. it is more posuer like and more of a "look at me I ride a cool bike" type of thing. Cause just like what got a lot of people smoking cigs, bikes look cool and we know that and want other people to see. That's apparent in the bikes you see. Look at track bikes the majority of them are rattle can paint jobs zip ties holding fiarings. Stunters are the same way to me these are the guys that love to ride. They don't worry about rim tape, neon lighting and like that.sure a lot of those things are done to make the owner love his ride more but a lot is done for pose factor too.

If the spelling or grammer is off on this post it is because I'm posting from my blackberry.
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Actually, Pat is pretty fast on the track, we share the same opinion on this topic.
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My bad I meant to say if you ride the track and are decently fast out there. Lol you will have more fun then a lot of street riding especially city seems to not be about riding at alla. it is more posuer like and more of a "look at me I ride a cool bike" type of thing. Cause just like what got a lot of people smoking cigs, bikes look cool and we know that and want other people to see. That's apparent in the bikes you see. Look at track bikes the majority of them are rattle can paint jobs zip ties holding fiarings. Stunters are the same way to me these are the guys that love to ride. They don't worry about rim tape, neon lighting and like that.sure a lot of those things are done to make the owner love his ride more but a lot is done for pose factor too.

If the spelling or grammer is off on this post it is because I'm posting from my blackberry.
I understand what your saying. all the guys I ride with are almost at the track, every track day. but we all still love back road riding. and when I talk about riding. I don't mean riding the streets of houston. I have a truck with A/C for that
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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 completely dissagree with this statement.

When we ride, it's PM only. We invite close friends who we ride with often. Meeting up in the morning, drinkin coffee and hanging out before we head out. Stopping for lunch and hanging some more, and riding with friends, even if your not talking to eachother, still feels like your hanging out, almost like your riding is talking.

Sounds like you need to go on a group PM only ride, if you can hang...
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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?
the only risk out there really is going 100+ thru a turn . Eventhough its fun
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These threads go back and forth. They seem to go a little off topic here as well. To each their own fellas. Lets keep it clean and remember we all enjoy the same hobby, wether its on the street or the track. Its all pavement!
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I love riding the streets, I love riding the track, I love every aspect of riding motorcycles. Ill be at the Drag strip with my neibhors friday night, the track saturday and maybe a nice cruise through coldsprings on sunday. Ive met alot of people riding backroads and just riding around to ASI or HAK, Ive met alot of people who dont understand what the track is. It seems like no matter how many riders I talk to or give a Ride Smart flyer out to, theres always newbies that no nothing and flat out need help. If we all just quit riding the street, who is to help these newbies?? Or I could just sit here on the computer all day and say "riding the streets is dangerous blah blah blah..." nah, that aint me. OK so riding around Houston highways get old fast, so go explore some backroads. You dont have to haul azz to get satisfaction, we had a PERFECT Fayetteville ride last friday, cruising the entire way. Go out to Fayetteville in afternoon and sight-see, youll be very impressed, it never gets old.



Like I said before, I feel sorry for people that dont get satisfaction out of riding around the streets.
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That's what it is to me. Every aspect of motorcycling is what it's all about.

But to those that think it's only about "railing" a sportbike, then maybe the track is the only thing they need... and good on them if that's all they care for. To me, it's everthing you mentioned, and then a whole lot more then just that.
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