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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-25-2006, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Autobahn north or south for Intro?

A guy from work and I were talking about doing a NESBA Intro day at Autobahn, I've never been on a track, and neither has he, but we've both been talking about it. Granted neither of us want to ball our bikes up, and we're both over 30, so I doubt either of us would ride over our heads. Is this a good place to start, or should we look at another track like Putnam or somewhere's else?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-25-2006, 09:03 PM
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The best starter tracks in my opinion are Autobahn North, Putnam and/or Blackhawk (in no particular order). For INTRO, it would be pretty hard to ball things up. No passing in the first session in INTRO and passing only on the straights in the second session.

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Wink's right. Seeing your in Schererville, you can not go wrong with the Autobahn (north) and Putnam - both are good riding. No worries about wadding up the bike. The only thing you'll be wadding up any time soon is the pocket book. I'll just say it again... it's an addiction waiting to happen
Have good time, enjoy yourself and let us know when you're going and where... I'll share the canopy if you guys ride the bikes in.

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agreed... autobahn is a great place to start. i started autobahn (full) then went to grattan and was really glad i had done one before hand
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Well, since we work at a motorcycle dealer, we were gonna see if we can borrow the truck and trailer, and EZ-UP and whatever else would be recommended. I can totally understand the addiction thing, and I'll bring enough $$ to pony up for the membership and the rest of the day most likely. Working on finding a set of leathers at the moment. I found a closeout on a 2 piece SHIFT leathers for a decent price, just debating with it now. For $329, I prolly should not pass it up right?
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It's a good deal, but if you to cyclegear.com, you could get a slightly better one if you look
I only know this because I got my one piece from here and am very happy with it.

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It's a good deal, but if you to cyclegear.com, you could get a slightly better one if you look
I only know this because I got my one piece from here and am very happy with it.

http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...TL216-BLU-48_G
How long have you had the suit???? Have you ever been down in it??? I'm curious about the quality and how it will hold up over time and in case of a fall.

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I would pick whatever date works best ... a particular tracks characteristics may or may not favor you specifically.
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How long have you had the suit???? Have you ever been down in it??? I'm curious about the quality and how it will hold up over time and in case of a fall.
I've had the suit all this season. Down once at the Autobahn, lowside into the wet grass - no problems. I would not turn another down for the price. I had mine taken in (lower half) at LeatherWorks in West Chicago. Don't think you could get a custom fit suit for under $400 anywhere. I am very happy.

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try Autobahn north......

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+1 on Autobahn North. Easy flow, and no abrupt transitions.
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