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Old 07-03-2009, 12:49 AM   #21
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So far just 6; still learning more evertime. I recall the Buckster said he had enough work to stay busy for 2 years...Well one down, one to go. So I'll be looking for an invite come next season.

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man, you've only done MSRH and GSS.....you need to venture off to some other tracks. that way you can be a well rounded rider. every track has something different to teach you, even some stuff that you might not get from MSRH or GSS.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:57 AM   #22
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:04 AM   #23
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So far just 6; still learning more evertime. I recall the Buckster said he had enough work to stay busy for 2 years...Well one down, one to go. So I'll be looking for an invite come next season.

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Badass! I did my 10th on the 06-20 @ MSR-H. I've done all my trackdays there.

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man, you've only done MSRH and GSS.....you need to venture off to some other tracks. that way you can be a well rounded rider. every track has something different to teach you, even some stuff that you might not get from MSRH or GSS.
I agree with this as well. I'm going to Mid-O July 20 and TWS (Texas World Speedway) on August 8.

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Old 07-03-2009, 07:14 AM   #24
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June or July 2002 was my first trackday with LSTD... too long ago to remember everything, but I remember I was nervous as .
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:55 AM   #25
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Remember doing my first day with Buck and the Longhorn staff and how super slow I was. Thanks to Jason for constantly telling me to 'just speed up'! Buck put on some great track days!
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yeah, next stop should be TWS (Texas World Speedway) or Harris Hill.
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i remember my first time too....i was scared i was gonna put it in the wrong hole.
I did put it in the wrong hole. And, I liked it.....chit, I loved it!






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Old 07-03-2009, 12:05 PM   #29
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Remember doing my first day with Buck and the Longhorn staff and how super slow I was. Thanks to Jason for constantly telling me to 'just speed up'! Buck put on some great track days!
+1........I'm STILL slow. But I have learned a lot since then. Good times though.
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I've got pictures of my 1st, right next to my bed......so I can fall asleep thinking about it.

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First time.........TTD @ MSRH.......running slicks on an SV with $2k worth of suspension=interesting. Thanks Bubby for putting up with me that day. You are one of the ones that helped me get addicted to the track pipe! At the moment I am dumping $2k into setting the gixxer up so I have a permanent track bike. the streets...........track=!!!!
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May 2008 with LMS...I had only been riding for like 4 months at the time...yah i was skeered...but excited and had a great time...now i'm addicted, I do trackday every chance I get with my work schedule
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Looks like I might be the freshest off the track. 6/27/09 at MSRH. I remember thinking "Don't be the guy the crashes" during the Round Robbin session.

Around the third session, the pace picked up. I remember thinking "how in the World do people drag knee" no sooner did i finish that thought when I came into a tight right turn and my boot scraped the curb/lip. I thought to myself "Holy Santa Clause t!!. Raised my arm and got right off the track. I was done....but am anxious to get back out there now.
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Looks like I might be the freshest off the track. 6/27/09 at MSRH. I remember thinking "Don't be the guy the crashes" during the Round Robbin session.

Around the third session, the pace picked up. I remember thinking "how in the World do people drag knee" no sooner did i finish that thought when I came into a tight right turn and my boot scraped the curb/lip. I thought to myself "Holy Santa Clause t!!. Raised my arm and got right off the track. I was done....but am anxious to get back out there now.
Remember to ride with your toes on the peg, and not your heel. I had the same problem my first time out, and when I put Motorcycles Unlimited toes on the peg, I was able to take turns without scraping my toe slider.
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Remember to ride with your toes on the peg, and not your heel. I had the same problem my first time out, and when I put Motorcycles Unlimited toes on the peg, I was able to take turns without scraping my toe slider.

Thanks for the advise Flip, guess that's why they call it the "Novice" group. Is it odd I really enjoyed the tight technical turns? But really struggled with the straight aways? I just couldn't commit to breaking so late.
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Thanks for the advise Flip, guess that's why they call it the "Novice" group. Is it odd I really enjoyed the tight technical turns? But really struggled with the straight aways? I just couldn't commit to breaking so late.
late breaking is what seperates the men from the boys.

You're definitely not the only one.
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First TD was at Harris Hill Road Oct 08. For the guys that know this track; it has the crazy elevation changes and a couple of decreasing radius turns = SCARY, but I didn't crash. I got 6 TDs under my belt now, and my bike will never see the street again. I've done MSRH and GSS, TWS (Texas World Speedway) is on the list for July and August.
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Thanks for the advise Flip, guess that's why they call it the "Novice" group. Is it odd I really enjoyed the tight technical turns? But really struggled with the straight aways? I just couldn't commit to breaking so late.
were you giving FULL throttle on the straightaways at least? that is the problem i see with a lot of novice riders is not utilizing the power of their bike. if you indeed ARE using full throttle on the straights....try this out...

brake where you normally brake, but HARD as you can (since you're comfortable braking where you are already).....then see how much room you have in front of you. keep moving that braking marker forward inch by inch.....small increments will feel safer as you improve. if you try and brake way past your current braking spot (marker), the only skid marks that will be left behind will be in your undies.

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First TD was at Harris Hill Road Oct 08. For the guys that know this track; it has the crazy elevation changes and a couple of decreasing radius turns = SCARY, but I didn't crash. I got 6 TDs under my belt now, and my bike will never see the street again. I've done MSRH and GSS, TWS (Texas World Speedway) is on the list for July and August.
get ready to reach some top speeds!!!! TWS (Texas World Speedway) is like the carousel at MSRH on almost every turn!! very fun track and very wide compared to MSRH and GSS. be sure to get with an instructor that knows that track very well and get on the race line quick. riding some jacked up lines at TWS (Texas World Speedway) will definately suffer on getting the lap times down.
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