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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-29-2009, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, Looks like I will be joining NESBA this year. Here is my question.
Do they require you run beginner your first day with them? This is now my second season on track and I run in I with STT. I've done 4-5 (I honestly can't remember right now) days at ACC with one of them being this year.
I guess I just really don't know what to sign up for. Blackhawk would be a new track for me, so that would slow my pace as I learned. I'm also afraid beginner will move to slowly for me or be frustrating not being able to pass in turns. I generally left in the dust on straights since I am down on power but make up most my ground with corner speed.
As far as the bike goes, it looks like I just have to pick a number and find a way to put it on the bike?

I guess I'm just looking for advice from those familiar with the way NESBA runs vs STT.

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Ok, here we go with the good ole NESBA vs STT argument. I'll say STT has an excellent beginner program that is very thorough. If you skipped that, you are missing out. After novice, you get thrown into a group where guys are running for advanced pace. I love riding with all organizations. With STT you can sign up with any group and go out. Granted, you will most likely get bumped down if you are not riding safely at the right pace.

In NESBA, you must work your way up to intermediate. When the CRs feel you are riding safe and at the right pace, they will bump you. Many people get frustrated when they are at "intermediate" pace with STT, then try it out with NESBA and don't get bumped. Most likely it's because you are not on the race line, smooth enough, or riding over your head.
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I did run the beginner program with STT and got a lot out of it and I'm glad I did it. The reason I'm asking is I really have no idea how NESBA runs their days and the only thing I have to compare to is STT.
I want to be in the group that is right for me. I got a bit perplexed when I saw the option on the NESBA registration form. If B is the group to start with I am cool with that. I just want to have fun and be safe for me and others, not trying to say one org is better than the other. Any org that gets me on track if fine by me

So as far as the bike goes though, from what I have read, the number is the only thing I would need to change with my normal track prep?

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Its your choice but I would highly recommend signing up for Beginner since Blackhawk is a new track to you and you haven't ridden with NESBA before. You will get a better feel for how the sessions are run and what is expected from you and your fellow riders. The passing rules are there for everyone's safety. When you are able to run a Intermediate pace within the beginner rules, you WILL get noticed and evaluated for the bump. Feel free to ask lots of questions as we are all there to help.

As far as a number goes, you can use tape or pick up some numbers from your local dealership.

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I did run the beginner program with STT and got a lot out of it and I'm glad I did it. The reason I'm asking is I really have no idea how NESBA runs their days and the only thing I have to compare to is STT.
I want to be in the group that is right for me. I got a bit perplexed when I saw the option on the NESBA registration form. If B is the group to start with I am cool with that. I just want to have fun and be safe for me and others, not trying to say one org is better than the other. Any org that gets me on track if fine by me

So as far as the bike goes though, from what I have read, the number is the only thing I would need to change with my normal track prep?
I see... It runs pretty much the same way... You show up nice n early, get teched, have a rider's safety meeting and start shortly after with 3 groups running 20 minute sessions. Beginner group with NESBA is a big moosh of riders. It's not broken up into peas in a pod like STT. Just can't pass a CR anytime, unless they wave you on, and can't pass other riders in a corner. I think you'll like it.
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