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I enjoy carving it up out there on the street. I need to take it to the track.

Problem is I seem to get carried away and end up riding over my head. I keep on pushing until I push too far. Without gravel, traffic, and cops it feels like a prison break.

So how do I keep my head on straight?

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I enjoy carving it up out there on the street. I need to take it to the track.

Problem is I seem to get carried away and end up riding over my head. I keep on pushing until I push too far. Without gravel, traffic, and cops it feels like a prison break.

So how do I keep my head on straight?
I just picture "Death" from Family Guy behind with my first name and most of my last name written down already - Then I think of all the shit I still wanna do before I check out - Straight on head it is

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I enjoy carving it up out there on the street. I need to take it to the track.

Problem is I seem to get carried away and end up riding over my head. I keep on pushing until I push too far. Without gravel, traffic, and cops it feels like a prison break.

So how do I keep my head on straight?
hmmm, well crash once on the track, and you'll learn your lesson. If you have problems riding within your comfort zone & skill level...then i guess you'll just have to learn the hard way...

so...i take it you'll most def. need your back protector back =)

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hmmm, well crash once on the track, and you'll learn your lesson. If you have problems riding within your comfort zone & skill level...then i guess you'll just have to learn the hard way...

so...i take it you'll most def. need your back protector back =)

My first CLSB track day I crashed. Had no effect except 1) making me realize I push and push until I can't push no more. 2) physical therapy is f*cking expensive!

I'll bet more track days would solve the issue. Once I become comfortable without having any of the road hazards you have on public roads, I'd probably check myself.

But f*ck Blackhawk. Ruts in the mud, concrete walls 10 feet from the track, that place is scary.

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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well sorry to hear that man....i think you need to find a control rider, and follow him for a weekend. They will pace you, and show you good lines, and teach you proper form so that you won't crash.

It'll help man, if they are infront of you...they'll tame that crazy fool inside of you

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I want to go to the track, but not with track junkies, just a few friends from here. Something laid back, just to fuck around. Anyone up for that?

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CLSB'rs are always at the track - and in general most track days are very laid back - just depends on which class you're in. If you're in B, then sit back, enjoy the day, learn alot, and fuck around!

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I want to go to the track, but not with track junkies, just a few friends from here. Something laid back, just to fuck around. Anyone up for that?
This will get costly my man - Any day a track is "open" for such is mid week and if you get 10 guys, you are looking at about $500.00 a man, minimum

Did it a lot in the past and had tons o fun but it is not as easy as you think to get an "open" track

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Win it or bin it.

when you crash, just try not to cartwheel it.

j/k

just ride in control and work on getting smoother, speed will come as a by product. Maybe shift less, leave it in 3rd and try and do a lap like that.

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NESBA man..NESBA....pay the 150-190 for a day, ride the bikes to the track, tape them up, and you're fine.

o, and wear full leathers please - we dont want you get hurt!

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I miss the old CLSB track days Oddy put on. Too bad it was tricky to make the numbers work. Nothin like a track full of extended family
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So how do I keep my head on straight?
Decide before you go out onto the track that session exactly what it is that you want to work on. Go out and focus on strengthening that weakness.

Now your head is on straight.

If you just head out onto the track with the intention of going as fast as possible, you might as well hook your bike up to the back of your car with a chain and drag it home.

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This will get costly my man - Any day a track is "open" for such is mid week and if you get 10 guys, you are looking at about $500.00 a man, minimum

Did it a lot in the past and had tons o fun but it is not as easy as you think to get an "open" track
It doesn't have to be an open track day. Maybe NESBA is the way to go. I just miss going and fucking around like I did in Colorado. I would just show up and pay the 150 or so and putt around.

If NESBA has a weekend day that we can ride to, lets do it. I think everyone can afford 150.

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check the schedule.

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July 29th - Blackhawk $160

I'd be up for that.

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pretty sure i'll be there. Next event i'm doing is Putname, June 24/25 - but i dont think that'd be something you'd want to ride to.

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pretty sure i'll be there. Next event i'm doing is Putname, June 24/25 - but i dont think that'd be something you'd want to ride to.
No trailer....another issue. Man this can get REALLY expensive!!!

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tag along with someone, but yes..track days get expensive really fast!

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I never said I was good, just said I was crazy

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So how do I keep my head on straight?
If crashing yourself is not enough motivation, think of others on the track. The last thing I wanna do is get someone else hurt.

Pushing is a good thing. You just need to do it a little at a time. Expand your comfort zone each lap by just a little. Oh shit moments come from trying to make big jumps in speed.

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I enjoy carving it up out there on the street. I need to take it to the track.

Problem is I seem to get carried away and end up riding over my head. I keep on pushing until I push too far. Without gravel, traffic, and cops it feels like a prison break.

So how do I keep my head on straight?
Buy a big powerful dirtbike and come ride with us out at Buffalo Range. You will shit your pants when you see how crazy it is and how much fun you have. It's cheeper than riding the race track. You can ride as crazy as you want and you don't have to worry about home boy in his 18 wheeler, granny in her lincoln continental, or drunkin hillbilly in his pick up. Constantly playing on the edge of traction with pushing the front end and sliding the back end will make you an all around better rider. Just watch out for trees, they tend to jump out at you.

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My first CLSB track day I crashed. Had no effect except 1) making me realize I push and push until I can't push no more. 2) physical therapy is f*cking expensive!

I'll bet more track days would solve the issue. Once I become comfortable without having any of the road hazards you have on public roads, I'd probably check myself.

But f*ck Blackhawk. Ruts in the mud, concrete walls 10 feet from the track, that place is scary.
Sometime it takes more than one to get into your head. At least it did for me.

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