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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-18-2006, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
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Autobahn. Which is your favorite course?

North? South? Full?

It will be my next track day and I'd like to know which is the favorite. I heard one end was quite bumpy as well, any insights?

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Bumpy?

Compared to Grattan Autobahn is very very smooth. People who say its bumpy are cry babies.

The full course kicks major ass. The south course rules, and the north course is all kinds of fun!

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Thanks pal, that cleared it right up.
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They're both really fun tracks. I think the north track is a riders track whereas the south is more of a point and shoot type. I never did have any problems with the bumps in the south course but I can see how the bumps would be a problem if you're doing 25's like Robbie Jensen.
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Thanks pal, that cleared it right up.
The north course is way better for smaller bikes with less horsepower.

The south is more of the horsepower side.

From turn 2 through turn 3 you don't need any brakes, turn 4 is the bumpy spot, but they fixed it last year, if it wasn't bumpy you wouldn't need brakes through there either then on the back side there are some tight turns.

The full course is the most fun. But both the north and south do kick ass.

Try both out and draw your own conclusion

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THey are all good for different reasons............

North - Tighter more technical..... flowing.

South - Faster.... some good fast corners.

Full - Both the above and COMPLEX..... it's a lot to learn !

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Pretty much what everybody else said.

I found it easier to safely pass on the south course. There are quite a few straights, but the corners between them allow you to put some distance between you and the one you pass. You just follow for a bit, beat them on the brakes and go about your ideal pace.

North course is neat because it emphasizes putting together a good series of corners rather than just one. Screw up T3 and you won't do good on T4 or T5. And T2 is a bitch..EVERYBODY goes slow through that one. I got passed by Ed Key on the exit of T1 and I was able to follow him up to T3. If Ed's got the same cornerspeed as me, then it's NOT just me.

Never ridden the full course but I know a buddy from WI that wants to do it.

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Autobahn Full Course for sure. 20+ turns in one lap rocks!

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I like the north better than the south, it flows much better. Never have done the full, like kick ass though.
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North - technical and fast
South - more straights, and add in a couple of chicanes.

Easier to pass on South, but more satisfying to pass on North.

Bumps? Who cares, no big deal.

Which one to do? Pick which fits you better above. They are both great rides for different reasons. Do you prefer blondes or brunettes?

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The north course is way better for smaller bikes with less horsepower.
Yeah! People with newer and bigger bikes couldn't outrun me on the North course.

I've never done the South course. The stopped me at the Mason-Biscuit line.

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Full, South, North... in that order.
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full>north>south for me.

the south is a little bumpy but you get used to it/ work around it.
i am friggin smoked at the end of a full course day.
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