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06-19-2013 03:16 PM
kruizen
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Originally Posted by GSXR RACER MIKE View Post
Exact same thought for me concerning racing.
Great . My first race weekend is August 2nd.
06-19-2013 01:33 PM
mpusch
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Originally Posted by rgbeard View Post
"I'm really strapped for cash - but I bought a new bike"

WTF?
*shrug*

It was basically one or the other, doing the trackday and getting the new (to me) bike sorted wasn't really an option. I probably shouldn't have brought finances into the thread.
06-19-2013 11:51 AM
rgbeard "I'm really strapped for cash - but I bought a new bike"

WTF?
06-14-2013 09:35 AM
TCormier
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Originally Posted by GSXR RACER MIKE View Post
Exact same thought for me concerning racing.
lalalalala I can't hear you!
06-14-2013 08:08 AM
GSXR RACER MIKE
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Originally Posted by kruizen View Post
My biggest regret is that I didn't do my first track day earlier in my life.
Exact same thought for me concerning racing.
06-13-2013 07:36 AM
kruizen No biggey, you know that the support is there for when you decide to do your first day.

My biggest regret is that I didn't do my first track day earlier in my life.
06-12-2013 09:56 AM
mpusch I feel kind of bad considering how much assistance was offered to me, but I won't be attending this trackday after all. I ended up purchasing a new bike, and put the money towards that instead. Thank you to all who helped. I'll probably have to wait until next year to get on the track.
05-28-2013 07:51 PM
kruizen When you decide your going post up here and I'll send you my contact info. We Will be getting up there around 5-6 Friday night. Will be happy to assist and get you pointed in the right direction.

There will probably be a meet and greet Saturday night.
05-28-2013 10:23 AM
mpusch Yeah, ideally I'd have a friend coming with me, but he can't get off work. I'd love to meet up with any other members who are there. I've been at a couple car trackdays (haven't driven in one), but it would be nice to know someone who really knows what they're doing.

And yes, I have decided that if I go I'll be grabbing one of Uhaul's motorcycle trailers. Ability to bring more equipment, food, tools, etc as well.
05-26-2013 10:40 PM
blackripley I also for got to mention, unless you are a true track veteran, I would not go alone. Try to hook up with some one who will be there. Like kruizen.
A track day can be like running a marathon wile on crack. At the end of the day you will have nothing left.
read this:Racetrack Day Motorcycle Preparation - Sport Rider
05-26-2013 09:43 PM
kruizen I'll be up there for both days also. So if you need anything at the track please ask. My family and I will also be camping at the track.

Please don't ride your bike to the track.
05-26-2013 02:22 PM
TCormier Ugh, I haven't done a track day in about a month, I'm having huge withdrawals!

That being said, don't ride it there. I know way too many people who have made this mistake.
05-25-2013 04:33 AM
Dem0nDuck Consider a trailer for the bike. Uhaul charges like 15 dollars a day for a bike trailer. Putting the bike in the truck isnt bad if you have good ramps to do it and such but.... I have very good ramps and still rent a trailer if im only going to be gone a day or 2 and not pulling a camper. It is just so much nicer to load and unload onto a trailer.
05-24-2013 11:54 PM
mpusch Thanks guys, I'm probably gonna go with the non-hotel option. Probably the easiest way to save cash, and it won't really bother me. Put that towards the truck gas instead. This way i can bring more tools, equipment, and food too. It really just makes a lot more sense.

I keep hearing how addicting this can be, can't wait for my first taste of it.
05-24-2013 08:25 PM
S3aturnR
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Originally Posted by mpusch View Post
Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm pretty strapped for cash.
riding to a track day is definitely NO JOKE and nothing to be considered lightly. cracking up the bike while you're AT the track day is just the tip of the iceberg. chances are, you'll be fine and won't fall off. the trick will be riding 250 miles home after feeling like you just got your ass beat from riding the track all day.

i have made this promise to myself to aid fellow track riders; if you ride to the track, i will help you go get gas, food, whatever if you're pitted next to me while you're there. i'm sure any serious track rider would do the same.

that said, riding to/from a track day is not really something a new(ish) rider wants to be doing. you are setting yourself up for failure by inviting mr murphy (and his law) to accompany you.

i would recommend trying to find a ride-share or something. you can save money by pitching a tent at the track and camping there. or, just divert money you would've spent anyway into sharing costs with another rider for travel expenses.

but, like i said before; you pit next to me and ride to/from the track, i'll help you out as much as i can. i'll be at grattan for the weekend of 6/8...


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