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Old 09-17-2008, 10:14 AM   #41
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romeo said it right the first time, you always learn more by following faster guys. ide go to level 2, but, you need to have your instructor follow you and make a recommendation on whether you should go or not. man just ride at your own pace. if it hasnt been said in here enough then let me say it again. lol. ride at your own pace. i always looked at level 2 as the worst (if their is one) group to be in. because the way i look at it is level 2 is full of all the people who have big egos and dont want to start off in level one. so its just my theory that there will be more wrecks. just dont be one of those guys.

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Old 09-17-2008, 11:16 AM   #42
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I did about 4-5 level 1 trackdays, And then bumped up to level2 and did several of those also. When I got to level 4 I was having a blast, But had a nasty wreck on the street and got airlifted to the hospital. And when I was in level 4 I would really take it personally when I got passed, That was just my head playing games with me. Mind you I used to be really fast but after my third wreck I guess my head is playing games with me now and I don't get mad anymore about people passing me. When I was trying to keep up with all the fast guys I wasn't having fun anymore. So now I just chill out and ride my own ride, And don't take it personally now. I know there are guys who are really faster then me and I accept that, But I am not going out there to try and kill myself to try and keep up with them anymore.
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, But I am not going out there to try and kill myself to try and keep up with them anymore.
Why not chase them suckers down? I mean you are going to be only 90 years at best anyway. Got to live it up.
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I did about 4-5 level 1 trackdays, And then bumped up to level2 and did several of those also. When I got to level 4 I was having a blast, But had a nasty wreck on the street and got airlifted to the hospital. And when I was in level 4 I would really take it personally when I got passed, That was just my head playing games with me. Mind you I used to be really fast but after my third wreck I guess my head is playing games with me now and I don't get mad anymore about people passing me. When I was trying to keep up with all the fast guys I wasn't having fun anymore. So now I just chill out and ride my own ride, And don't take it personally now. I know there are guys who are really faster then me and I accept that, But I am not going out there to try and kill myself to try and keep up with them anymore.
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Would it be safe to to say this is more likely in level 1 than 2? And that same scenario almost pushed me into the dirt at wheelie hill my last track day
Not neccessarily. Depends on the day and what people are in the group.
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Not neccessarily. Depends on the day and what people are in the group.
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Let me ask this, on a track you've never riden if you were considering trying level 2, would it be better to start in level 2 when the speeds are a little slower or start in level 1?
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Let me ask this, on a track you've never riden if you were considering trying level 2, would it be better to start in level 2 when the speeds are a little slower or start in level 1?
I think you're ready for Level 2. When I followed you a few times you looked fine. Can't speak for other orgs, but that's one reason RideSmart still does a round-robin session even for level 2. That way if you've done a few days at TWS (Texas World Speedway) let's say, then you hit up Cresson in level 2, you'll get a session to check out the track and learn the line...
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I think you're ready for Level 2. When I followed you a few times you looked fine. Can't speak for other orgs, but that's one reason RideSmart still does a round-robin session even for level 2. That way if you've done a few days at TWS (Texas World Speedway) let's say, then you hit up Cresson in level 2, you'll get a session to check out the track and learn the line...
cool thanks!
if things work out just right I'm going to hit MSRH and MSRC with you guys.
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Let me ask this, on a track you've never riden if you were considering trying level 2, would it be better to start in level 2 when the speeds are a little slower or start in level 1?
I don't know about how Ride Smart does their levels, but if you sign up for "B" group instead of "C" group at LSTD, you can still do the round robin with the "C" group folks Especially if it's a track that's new to you.

You weren't ready for "B" group on the day I saw you, but I'm sure you are now.
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