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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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First track day

Had my very first track day at Putnam this Sunday. I'd like to thank Odyssey for NESBAraffle, and all the Control Riders, also everyone who was there,especially Noel (nflor001) for all the help. It was a blast, I realized that my bike is way too much for me on the track, will look into getting a smaller track bike fr next season. Just like everyone said it is addicting, so I'll be back soon. I think I was way too slow, but I managed not to crash, so Im not upset.

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Same exact feelings as you man I just had my first track day the weekend before last and it was a blast. Nesba is great, but 1000's are for much more experienced riders. Make for nice streetbikes, but gotta say I wish I would have gotten a 600 as it would be more nimble on the track for me.

Congrats on your first day. I'll be out with ya next year as a member of the Nesba noobs!
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Congrats on your first day. I'll be out with ya next year as a member of the Nesba noobs!
+1 Congrats

I will definitely be out there next year!

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Russ,

Glad I can help. Sorry I couldnt ride with you more, but the crash in the first session screwed my bike and my head. Hopefully I can find the coolant leak and gain back my confidence next season.

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First trackdayz are the best, then you spend the rest of your life seaking out your next fix..

I havent been doing many trackdays becuase now I do race weekends all the time, but I was at putnam satutrday for my raffle winner. Took about a half a session for the cr`s to relize I should be moved to advance, its really the only flaw I see with nesba. If you are a liscense racer you should have the option to sign up for advanced/expert.

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This is my goal for next season - Save enuff $$$$ to buy a 600 (maybe another SV or 748) and have enuff in the "slush fund" to do it right and get my old ass back out there

Congrats on the 1st day and as you get better, the feeling will too

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How did the ramps work out?
The ramps worked great, thank you again. I did need some tutoring on loading/unloading, but now I know how it's done.

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Congratulations on you're first trackday Bratva5!! Welcome to the addiction. You're already planning on buying a different bike..... The madness has begun!! See you soon!

I can't help myself to chime in on this comment (against my better judgement):

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Took about a half a session for the cr`s to relize I should be moved to advance, its really the only flaw I see with nesba. If you are a liscense racer you should have the option to sign up for advanced/expert.

Even after you got to A, you didn't appreciate that just anybody can't sign up? Especially if you only had to spend 10 minutes in the I group, then got to spend the rest of the day in A?

You do realize, that to get your race lisence all you have to do is get thru a day of (low I pace if you want) on track sessions, along with race procedure.

Would you want to get into the Advanced group only to ride with some guy who has only been on track twice, (and could likely take you out) but one of those times he got his ameteur lisence, so he was allowed to get the the A group?? Expert racers can sign up for A, but for them to get bumped to Expert with CCS, they obviously still have SOME experience.
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You do realize, that to get your race lisence all you have to do is get thru a day of (low I pace if you want) on track sessions, along with race procedure.


Just from watching the LCR school from the sidelines, though, I'd have to say you're being generous by rating those sessions as low I pace. Some of the people out there would probably have a hard time keeping B pace, even.

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Congratulations on you're first trackday Bratva5!! Welcome to the addiction. You're already planning on buying a different bike..... The madness has begun!! See you soon!

I can't help myself to chime in on this comment (against my better judgement):




Even after you got to A, you didn't appreciate that just anybody can't sign up? Especially if you only had to spend 10 minutes in the I group, then got to spend the rest of the day in A?

You do realize, that to get your race lisence all you have to do is get thru a day of (low I pace if you want) on track sessions, along with race procedure.

Would you want to get into the Advanced group only to ride with some guy who has only been on track twice, (and could likely take you out) but one of those times he got his ameteur lisence, so he was allowed to get the the A group?? Expert racers can sign up for A, but for them to get bumped to Expert with CCS, they obviously still have SOME experience.
Your point is well made and I know how the race schools work and I do believe that just anyone shouldnt be able to get a lisence and go race, but I have been doing this for years. In my opion If you have your expert race lisence you should be waved through bs..that is one thing you just cant go tack a race school for, you have to earn it.

I like the program that nesba has, I CR for our local trackdays here and know what you are saying

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You do realize, that to get your race lisence all you have to do is get thru a day of (low I pace if you want) on track sessions, along with race procedure.
Yep, my first time on a track was a race school. I got my license while running 2:20's at Grattan.

Noel, check your radiators corners. The radiators on the RR are known to be vulnerable to impact. I know expert racers that actually drag them in corners.

Speaking of expert racers, you can present your expert race license at a Nesba event and be put in A. Must be an expert license though. Thanks for taking the session to get someone to evaluate your riding. We've had plenty of racers that feel they should be in I or A and just don't have the refined skills we like to see in those groups.

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Had my very first track day at Putnam this Sunday. I'd like to thank Odyssey for NESBAraffle, and all the Control Riders, also everyone who was there,especially Noel (nflor001) for all the help. It was a blast, I realized that my bike is way too much for me on the track, will look into getting a smaller track bike fr next season. Just like everyone said it is addicting, so I'll be back soon. I think I was way too slow, but I managed not to crash, so Im not upset.
your very welcome, just be safer on the streets please.



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