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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-04-2009, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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What happens if it rains?

Do you have to ride the rain? Or does nesba's "rain insurance" mean if it rains you can opt not to ride and get your credit back?

I *think* if it rains you gotta ride (or take the loss) until the day is called for safety reasons correct? Just want the low down, i'm bound to get caught wet one of these days and want to be able to make the best call I can. I'm not against riding in the rain, its something I definitely want to try out, but not if it is pouring or there is standing water in corners etc, gotta ease into it haha

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If nobody sets a tire on the track, then you get rain check. But, some guys have rain tires and don't wanna reschedule and will...

Riding track in the wet is a good learning experience. Teaches you to be smooooooove! PP2CT FTW!
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Rain, track is green. Torrential downpour, you might get your mone back. Maybe.

Riding a wet track can also force you to work on body position as you try to minimize lean angle.

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Riding in the rain also forces you to learn how to repair fiberglass, and straighten clip-on bars

I experienced all of it my first time on the track bike, first time on rain tires, and first time at Autobahn.

Seriously though... It will teach you to be smooth and to have good body position like they said above. Just take it easy and you'll be fine even if there's standing water on the track.

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^^^ oh that looks like fun. the slip and slide part is even better

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That was back when my bike looked like this. I actaully took the Learning Curves class that same day. AND crashed

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Less chance of injury I would think because you just sliiiiiide on the slick surface when ya go down lol.

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Less chance of injury I would think because you just sliiiiiide on the slick surface when ya go down lol.
increased chance of sliding kinda balances that out wouldnt it

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Sliding in the rain is pretty uneventful. It's washing all the mud off of yourself and your bike that sucks.

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crashing is not an option i just finished painting my track plastics hahaha

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Track days in the rain are the best thing I ever did for myself. it has saved my ass on the street soooo many times. especially on road trips, when you have no choice but to ride, rain or shine.




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I have ridden in the rain every time it has rained at my track days. On street type tires it was OK, a few dicey moments. On Pilot Races it was ridiculous, my rear tire would break loose without warning, I will no longer go out on those even if the track is wet. I know there are many better than me that are probably going to say the races are fine in the rain, just not for me.

That being said, I have a new set of PP's hopefully coming tomorrow for this weekend, I actually want to try these in the wet stuff!
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I have ridden in the rain every time it has rained at my track days. On street type tires it was OK, a few dicey moments. On Pilot Races it was ridiculous, my rear tire would break loose without warning, I will no longer go out on those even if the track is wet. I know there are many better than me that are probably going to say the races are fine in the rain, just not for me.

That being said, I have a new set of PP's hopefully coming tomorrow for this weekend, I actually want to try these in the wet stuff!
i'm pretty sure wink rides on slicks in the rain

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me and supercorsas get along in the rain pretty well
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i'm pretty sure wink rides on slicks in the rain
Just a couple of weeks ago as a matter of fact.

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i'm pretty sure wink rides on slicks in the rain
only if the cords have worn through. crazy bastard.

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I just realized... that was last Friday on the slicks... Greg's fault, of course.

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i'm pretty sure wink rides on slicks in the rain
I have notched down into novice on rain days (when on slicks)
still wanted to ride.. but slicks in the rain are (i really don't want to say slippery... that just sounds too damn obvious)
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That was back when my bike looked like this. I actaully took the Learning Curves class that same day. AND crashed

Okay...no more thread jacking (it is rain related though)
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I just realized... that was last Friday on the slicks... Greg's fault, of course.
You chunked those nice tires too. Becuase I put in the pressures you wanted to run, NOT the pressures I wanted to run.

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