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Old 02-06-2005, 07:32 AM   #91
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Cool, I have friends who race in WSMC... don't know what class(es) they enter, but I hear it's a lot of fun. Keep us posted with your results... and keep the shiny side up!



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Old 02-06-2005, 07:45 AM   #92
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I agree. IIRC, one of the dealerships in Marin County, CA used to host their own track days. But I don't know what became of that. Sounded like a good idea for customers AND the dealership. Customers get to ride on the track and improve their skills while dealers get to show off the latest bikes and build better relationships with their customers. Could be a problem on a national level, though, since some people posted here about the distances they have to travel just to get to a race track.
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Old 02-06-2005, 08:15 AM   #93
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Well, it's not a track day, but I'm sure it could be a learning experience: BattleTrax hosted by Long Beach BMW.</p>
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Old 02-06-2005, 03:13 PM   #94
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THAT is just too funny!
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:41 AM   #95
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That thing really hauled the bacon. BTW, I'm looking for a good used 1200 Bandit since all my old POS bikes are imploding. Can't beat the 1200 Bandit for reliablity & good power.
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Old 02-07-2005, 05:57 PM   #96
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I find that after getting into trackdays (and soon, racing) that my street riding mostly now consists of attempts to replicate the track experience as closely as possible at all times. That means my street riding is limited to several select roads that I've ridden hundreds of times, at select times and select days to limit traffic. I am lucky enough that there is a peculiar, semi private industrial park near me with a road system that consists entirely of twisty, two-lane one-ways set up in circuit fashion that permits staying in there for lap after lap. Yes this probably sounds like a nearly impossible paradise and yes, it is. The cops are well aware of it. LOL Almost all hard street riding is now done there on weekends when it is deserted. I will go there for a buddy or two and tear it up for an hour, pull a few wheelies on an on ramp and do a couple cloverleafs, then go home and prep the bike for the next track day.
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:02 PM   #97
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I think maybe you need to have a chat with Matt Mladin.
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Old 02-07-2005, 06:06 PM   #98
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Yes I recall at one of the track days I attended this summer, a guy on his beautiful yellow with red accents 996 crashed during the first couple early morning sessions after having been unwisely talking about how good it was to someone in the pits. It probably didn't help that this guy appeared to weigh 300 pounds and looked rather silly in his matching red/yellow cordura riding suit with Timbalands' on. LOL
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:48 PM   #99
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Yeah, I think ultimately I'm going to have to get to the track. I just have this bad image of me going down in the first lap, the day gone and my bike destroyed. I've thought about buying an older 600 for cheap and only using it for the track only. I wonder if road riding will get boring with newfound speed and skill?
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:29 AM   #100
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I saw something like this at Streets of Willow once. Guy goes out on a brand new 996 and high sides in the third corner. Back in the pits we noticed that his rear (street) tire is completely void of tread on the left side. As he's having his broken collarbone attended to he tells us he'd done that deliberately to make it work like a slick.



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