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Old 06-09-2009, 11:59 AM   #1
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The Most Boring Track?

I am certain this question has been asked before, but I'll ask it again.

A co-worker commented on a racing picture I have here at work, and mentioned that his son used to race karts in and around California some years ago. We started to talk about racing and race tracks and the subject of favorite tracks came up, or, well, more accuarately, least favorite tracks. He actually rephrased the topic a tad and asked, "Which tracks [of the ones you have been on] do you think is the most boring?" I've been asked this before. I explained that it's somewhat relative, since every track is fun to ride to some degree, but it's true that some are more fun than others. Sometimes it has to do with what you're riding, and other times a layout is a snoozefest no matter what you're on.

I'd have to take a good, hard look at the tracks I've been to over the years to see which ones I thought were superior and which ones I thought were sub-par, but when asked this question in person, I am quick to provide an answer.

What about you? Which tracks of the ones you have been on do you think is the most boring? I don't think that this is the same question as "Which is your least favorite track?", because I think "boring" and "least favorite" are different terms, but I suppose you might answer it that way. Also, I suppose you could answer if you have only been on one track, but, well, you know.

Once again, which tracks of the ones you have been on do you think is the most boring?
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:21 PM   #2
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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if I had to choose anyone of them I would say cresson... TWS (Texas World Speedway) is fast and gets technical, Oak hill dont get me started will scare the out of you.. I havent done MSR-H yet but heard its a good track.. Cresson has alot of sweepers in it
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I've yet to ride a track that I could'nt keep myself entertained with.
Not even on the minis. Of course my experience is limited compared to some others on here, but man I hope that day never comes.
This is part of the reason I never do more than 1-2 track days a month. I like to keep it interesting and enjoyable. Obviously racers have to get more seat time in to be competitive, soo I guess they are probably the ones who would have this problem.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:28 PM   #5
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:31 PM   #6
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Definitely just you....I think lazy people despise GSS 'cause there is no time to relax....and it makes a somehwat level playing field to really guage "skill" levels. i.e. I will pass folks like no other at GSS and then turn around at the next event at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and have my handed to me. I love GSS, I think I could get 6 days out of a rear tire there. I wish more GSS dates would have been lined up throughout this season.
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if I had to choose anyone of them I would say cresson... TWS (Texas World Speedway) is fast and gets technical, Oak hill dont get me started will scare the out of you.. I havent done MSR-H yet but heard its a good track.. Cresson has alot of sweepers in it
I think you may be confusing boring with "hard to learn". Cresson is very tough to learn, very technical. I'd have to say Grandsport is my least favorite track. It was somewhat fun on a motard, but even on the SV650 only marginally fun.
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I think you may be confusing boring with "hard to learn". Cresson is very tough to learn, very technical. I'd have to say Grandsport is my least favorite track. It was somewhat fun on a motard, but even on the SV650 only marginally fun.
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if I had to choose anyone of them I would say cresson... TWS (Texas World Speedway) is fast and gets technical, Oak hill dont get me started will scare the out of you.. I havent done MSR-H yet but heard its a good track.. Cresson has alot of sweepers in it
Didn't you just do your first track day recently? So when did you ride Oak Hill?

And be careful. I didn't ask if a track was good or not. I have some opinions about crappy tracks, but that doesn't mean they are boring. I thought San Angelo was a crappy track - far from good - but it wasn't boring.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:41 PM   #10
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:43 PM   #11
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GSS is on my list of being the most boring track.
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MSRH... on a SV650

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KATY... on a low power YSR/NSR 50

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Boring? I could race a 15hp lawn mower around a Walmart parking lot and stay entertained.
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****ing lawn mower racing!
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but only if the lawnmower can do whoolies
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Boring? I could race a 15hp lawn mower around a Walmart parking lot and stay entertained.
True... but to me if your NOT being competitive (i.e. on an under powered machine) then it gets boring really easily... at that point your just burning through tires, time, risking yourself/equipment.

I'd rather ride less, but be competitive push myself/other rider to do better...
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True... but to me if your NOT being competitive (i.e. on an under powered machine) then it gets boring really easily... at that point your just burning through tires, time, risking yourself/equipment.

I'd rather ride less, but be competitive push myself/other rider to do better...
For me, boring is sitting behind a desk. Any opportunity on a track is great.
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but only if the lawnmower can do whoolies

Neighbor once had a lawn mower that would wheelie. It was one of those with a boat-style throttle that you could go straight from reverse into forward gear. It would near 12-o-clock.
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Didn't you just do your first track day recently? So when did you ride Oak Hill?

And be careful. I didn't ask if a track was good or not. I have some opinions about crappy tracks, but that doesn't mean they are boring. I thought San Angelo was a crappy track - far from good - but it wasn't boring.
I raced shifter karts for 9 years.. I have raced these tracks many many times.. so maybe not on a bike but as far as learning lines and whats difficult its all relevant to a rider/drivers track and something more build on a different specs.. there are sprint tracks and there are road courses.. not to mention shifter karts lay down faster times than most motorcycles..
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