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Old 02-05-2005, 12:37 PM   #81
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Old 02-05-2005, 02:49 PM   #82
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Thanks! I wouldn't want the guys to put anyone (including themselves) in danger. So, I imagine an actual race would be the best idea.



For the past year, I've been chomping at the bit to get to track school, so it's not like I need convincing. But, having done some coaching, I know how hard it is to get-thru to young minds...enthused with hormones..."Which way did they go? Which way did they go? I'll tear 'em apart! Which way did they go?" Sound familiar?



So, since ya can't smack 'em all upside the head...



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Old 02-05-2005, 05:55 PM   #83
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Thank you Kpaul. That's nice of you to say.
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Old 02-06-2005, 04:16 AM   #84
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Vroomnu the Motorcycle God punishes braggarts. You should know that by now.
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Old 02-06-2005, 05:14 AM   #85
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I know what someone wants for his birthday.



I hear its so addicting that after you start you call it crack day not track day
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Old 02-06-2005, 07:29 AM   #86
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While in some areas is wouldn't work, it would be nice to see a manufacturer offer track-school as a premium, with the purchase of new sport bikes. But, since that probably wouldn't be workable, perhaps companies could include a comprehensive training-video.



Fundamentals are important in learning any new skill, from shooting pool to playing golf.



When you consider that Sport Riding is pretty-much Bull Fighting's second-cousin; the stakes are raised amazingly high and training becomes much-more than a case of "Oh, by the way."



After all, we're not talking about a pleasant afternoon at Thunder Mountain, where Danger is a cathrsis, and Death is an abstration. We're taking about Danger in the Realist-of-Time, and Death in in all of it's Finality.



Kids need to be taught (Hell, I need to be taught). And, even though they might-not like listening, they should at-least be given the information, that could Save Their A$$!



In my view, manufacturers (who sell Godzilla On Wheels, to the General Public) should make SAFETY more than a watch-word. Things like "profession rider on a closed course don't try any of the crazy-sh!t unless you're been properly trained" at the bottom of the page, in small-print, DON'T MAKE IT!!!
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Old 02-06-2005, 08:32 AM   #87
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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, 08:45 AM   #88
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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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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, 04:13 PM   #90
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THAT is just too funny!
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