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Old 07-28-2018, 09:23 AM   #1
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MSRH with ridesmart this weekend?

Iíve never been to this track, can anyone tell me if there are available outlets? Or perhaps someone I can throw cash down with for generator power for my tire warmers?

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Old 07-28-2018, 09:39 AM   #2
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Iíve never been to this track, can anyone tell me if there are available outlets? Or perhaps someone I can throw cash down with for generator power for my tire warmers?

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Yes there are outlets under the paddock area. You have to rent the spot so I'd call the front office at msrh to reserve. Dont know if they've fixed the torn ones yet so the sooner you call to get a spot that isn't torn the better. If not get a canopy if they've only got a torn spot available if you want shade. Plugs should all be working though. At least that's what Julie told me and she works there. Also the slots can fit at least 4 so you can go halvsies with some peeps
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I’m doing the novice course and it’s my first track day. I have no tire warmers or anything I need to prepso would I benefit from renting a spot or will I spend most of the time I’m not riding in “class?”
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Iím doing the novice course and itís my first track day. I have no tire warmers or anything I need to prepso would I benefit from renting a spot or will I spend most of the time Iím not riding in ďclass?Ē
You'll be spending 25-30 of your 40 minutes in between sessions in an ac classroom but its still nice to have a shaded spot outside the classroom. But totally up to you. Some do and some dont
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Iím doing the novice course and itís my first track day. I have no tire warmers or anything I need to prepso would I benefit from renting a spot or will I spend most of the time Iím not riding in ďclass?Ē
Get a rented spot in the shade, or bring a canopy with you. It will be hot outside, even if you spend the majority of your time in the classroom, the little bit you are in the sun youíll wish you had shade.

You can also create a thread and see if there are other members on here thatíll split the cost with you to save some $.

Having said that, good luck on your first track day. Youíll love it.
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Iím doing the novice course and itís my first track day. I have no tire warmers or anything I need to prepso would I benefit from renting a spot or will I spend most of the time Iím not riding in ďclass?Ē
Always good to bring a canopy, just in case. They're 45 bucks or so at Walmart.

The two videos below can be helpful for you on your first track day ever!


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Canopies are still missing in first two i think towards club house. Id have a pop up just incase all spots are taken.
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Thanks for the feedback and vids. It’s a lot to think about and I really appreciate it. The track is only 40 minutes from my house. I was going to just ride there but I’m starting to think that’s a bad idea. It would mean I could only bring a backpack. I’m starting to think even for level 1, with getting my gear from ridesmart, I should prep my bike at home and trailer it. Should I trailer the bike? What basic stuff do I need other than sunblock. It’s just me by myself so I had no plans to “set up camp” with a canopy and cooler. The guy I spoke to at MSR said I didn’t need to bring anything but I’m getting the idea that’s going to make it a tough day. The second video had this picture, this is a ton of stuff! I’m starting to feel woefully under prepared.
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Lol that's Claudio. He's definitely someone I would recommend for first time track prep!
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:50 AM   #10
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Better to have it and not need it vs need it and not have it.

Definitely trailer/transport your bike. I do not want to scare you into thinking you will go down - but even a mechanical failure will leave you stranded at the track without a ride.
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Yes there are outlets under the paddock area. You have to rent the spot so I'd call the front office at msrh to reserve. Dont know if they've fixed the torn ones yet so the sooner you call to get a spot that isn't torn the better. If not get a canopy if they've only got a torn spot available if you want shade. Plugs should all be working though. At least that's what Julie told me and she works there. Also the slots can fit at least 4 so you can go halvsies with some peeps

In that case, anyone going that wants to split a slot?
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In that case, anyone going that wants to split a slot?
Iím going on Saturday and Iíll split a spot if any are available. Iím going to check into barrowinv a truck today and renting a trailer. I can split a trailer rental (double bike trailer) if anyone wants to do that too.
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Old 07-30-2018, 08:30 AM   #13
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Having shade is good.. But.. there are plenty of rooms with air conditioning to stay in between sessions. You will probably want to bring gas just because if you buy gas there it's kind of expensive. There is plenty of water and some Gatorade on site. They do have a place to get lunch But if you're picky about what you eat then you may want to bring your own.
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Will I have much downtime in the Novice class? I was assuming I would not be spending any real time under shade or sitting in the sun waiting around. I thought between class and the track I would be too buissy to just be hot and board, but I donít know.
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Youíll mostly be in class and if class runs a little long, youíll be rushed to get to the bike and out on the track. So, not a lot of down time, BUT when you do have down time (sometimes there is a wreck that stops things) then you are going to want the shade, especially this time of the year.

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Thanks guys. Iíll keep it all in mind. I tried to get info like this on the phone with RideSmart but it was like prying a bone out of a dogs mouth and the guy was really nice but super vague. Much appreciated!
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Im going Saturday, it'll be my first time ever at a track as well but I've been to motocross tracks plenty of times when I rode off-road. Im bringing a canopy, I can see if there's enough room underneath for another bike, I'll need a second hand setting it up and packing it up anyway. Definitely trailer your bike. Cant wait! I would advise to bring a cooler with water and gatorade and food. Watch the ridesmart videos on youtube, they are very helpful
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Thanks guys. Iíll keep it all in mind. I tried to get info like this on the phone with RideSmart but it was like prying a bone out of a dogs mouth and the guy was really nice but super vague. Much appreciated!
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Im going Saturday, it'll be my first time ever at a track as well but I've been to motocross tracks plenty of times when I rode off-road. Im bringing a canopy, I can see if there's enough room underneath for another bike, I'll need a second hand setting it up and packing it up anyway. Definitely trailer your bike. Cant wait! I would advise to bring a cooler with water and gatorade and food. Watch the ridesmart videos on youtube, they are very helpful
Iíll bring a canopy as they are cheap enough but be glad to help you set up if you need it.

Oh, I donít know who Dave is (possibly have met him but my memory is ).
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Just a tidbit of information for those without Tire warmers. A lot of people put their bikes in the shade but might want to leave the bike in the Sun and try to get as much sun on the tires as possible. I checked my tires just before a session after they had been in the Sun and tires were still at 120 to 130 degrees. Not too shabby for using a natural Tire warmer haha. Tires need next to no warm-up time unless you're running a slick Maybe. If you put your bike in the shade the tires will cool off significantly more.
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