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Old 07-17-2020, 05:25 PM   #1
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Take it to the track!!!

So many people have yelled this time after time to speeding motorcycles... But is it that practical?

I've been to tons of Friday drag nights (not the ones where Chris struts out on high heels and a boa around his silky neck), promoting a safer and cheaper solution to street racing... Which is amazing for vehicles and drag bikes! But that doesn't quite quench the thirst for out curve shredding!
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:53 PM   #2
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I've done ľ nights. I've done track days. The itch never gets scratched. I cruise at 90. I hit 150 and carve corners. I ride wheelies and other dumb . I try to do it safely away from traffic in rural areas but sometimes... It is what it is. People are gonna get regardless. They'll never understand unless they have the same addiction.
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What's the minimum average cost to go to the track these days? I'm sure it's nothing short of $300...
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Sounds about right. I played that game years ago. It's fun but it gets more expensive the faster you get and the faster you wanna go. Cost starts going up exponentially. I have enough expensive hobbies. No med to add to the red side lol
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Up to you and how fast you wanna go.

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What kind of corner working are we talking about??? I'll do as you say, but you'll have to bail me out if I get caught selling
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What kind of corner working are we talking about??? I'll do as you say, but you'll have to bail me out if I get caught selling
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It's all relative to what's your time worth to you. How much is that speeding ticket gonna cost you ($200 min) including time to deal with defensive driving, court visit, etc. As mentioned, you can do corner work and earn track day so that cost is gone but you will spend a day at track earning that....what's your time worth?.

Then there is the crash risk. Crashing on street is a lot riskier to your health in my opinion than to crashing at track. I crashed at TWS (Texas World Speedway) with not a scratch or bruise but bike had some good damage. Same speed & corner would have been really bad on the street.

Yes, there is an investment required to take it to the track. Once you do a track day, I feel your maturity goes up a big step when you get back on the street. I did a big group ride a few months ago and rode 5 - 6 bikes behind the "fast " guys. It was not fun and very distracting cause I didn't trust any of them. Will be back at the track very soon.
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I corner work about every other track day. Work one day ride the next.

I prefer riding the track over the street because I actually feel comfortable enough to push it. On the street you go down you can hit a tree, get hit by another rider, get hit by a car, hit a giant pot hole you didnt see, etc etc. At the track you know whats coming, you low side no big deal. Your riding with people you know are at similar skill levels. Its safer and faster.
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But on the track you're going round and round only, expensive, need to trailer, no elevation changes and no scenery.

Two completely different things. Really neither riding type compares with the other. Pros and cons to both.
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When is the last time you've done it? Please, don't take that in a negative tone.
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I see no pros to racing in traffic. Anyone who does is simply irresponsible. There are way too many unpredictable variables in a public motorway. No matter how good you are, the person in the vehicle you pass or try to may not be. Inflating the numbers of motorcycle accidents doesnít help either. Go ahead though, get a ticket, get someone else killed or yourself even. Life is full of choices.

As for tracks, I saw the Circuit of the Americas under construction, itís not flat by any measure. I suppose it could use some more trees, itís Texas and probably old cattle area.[IMG][/IMG]
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Agreed. I responded to "riding on the street", not racing.
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