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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 06-18-2008, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Is it gay? What if the track is close like 30 miles away and there's no other way of gettn there.
What do you think when u see someone pull up to the gate on the bike they are riding?
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post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old 06-18-2008, 06:27 PM
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I think that it is great that they made it to the track. At least with something as close as 30 miles away, it would be easier if you needed a ride home for someone to help you out.

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Who cares if it's ghey or what people will think other than...

What if you go down...

You can't eat breakfast on the way to the track while riding you bike...

You'll have to waste valuable sleeping time prepping your bike AT the track once you get there...

You can't bring a cooler, tons of water, chairs, spare parts, tools, etc. etc. if you ride you bike...

What if you go down, and

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i'm doing blackhawk on the 6th with NESBA, but this is for 6/23 with shelly at autoban, so i think it's STT
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Yep, that would be STT. Pit with Nick!

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I rode to Kansas for the track, thats only 580 more miles than Blackhawk
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Seems the only downfalls would be lack of supplies you can bring on a bike to the track and getting home, if you crash or if your just burnt out from the track.

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Seems the only downfalls would be lack of supplies you can bring on a bike to the track and getting home, if you crash or if your just burnt out from the track.
+1 on both...I dont think something close would be too big of a problem, as long as your bike is properly prepped before hand so you know it's good to go.

I had to ride my bike to putnam, and I was TIRED..but i also left at 12am to make it by 7, then left around noon from there and almost fell asleep riding on the way back...well, actually started to fall asleep, and scared the shit outta myself.

I rode to grattan last year, but at least had a hotel to stay in, and my gf brought her car so it wasn't too bad, only problem would be if you wreck.

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I live 5 minutes from AB. If there's something I can help with, I'll likely do it.
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If you cant share a ride with someone, or you don't have a vehicle that can tow, why don't you rent a van? I'm sure someone like Uhaul has van rentals available.

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If you cant share a ride with someone, or you don't have a vehicle that can tow, why don't you rent a van? I'm sure someone like Uhaul has van rentals available.
With jenyas looks and long Hot legs I dont think shes going to have a problem finding a ride

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I just can't imagine doing it. There are so many things you need at a track day... generator, canopy, tire warmers, change of clothes, knee pucks, airbed, tires, tools, food and drinks, etc etc etc... Then again I guess the track is like my second home so it's a bit different now. I still remember when I was a newb and just rented a uhaul trailer and brought nothing but my suit and a cooler.

Another consideration though, do you really want to crash street plastics on the track? Stuff is expensive...

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I have personally rode my bike to AB without taking anything. They do sell gas there and also I believe the food service was open for lunch but might want to check that.

I am also thinking about doing the same thing as would hate to get everything together for a single day ride. I am only 5 minutes away from AB btw.


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I just can't imagine doing it. There are so many things you need at a track day... generator, canopy, tire warmers, change of clothes, knee pucks, airbed, tires, tools, food and drinks, etc etc etc... Then again I guess the track is like my second home so it's a bit different now. I still remember when I was a newb and just rented a uhaul trailer and brought nothing but my suit and a cooler.

Another consideration though, do you really want to crash street plastics on the track? Stuff is expensive...
I can't wait for the day I need all that stuff at the track lol. I truck or trailer but all i have is my bike (w/ plastics) a cooler, and a lawn chair. Been thinking of getting an EZ up too though. Either way, still couldn't imagine riding to a track day, to many bad possible endings.
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Yes normally I wouldn't ride to a trackday but when the track is only 5 minutes from your home and you can pit with others it's so much easier


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Yes normally I wouldn't ride to a trackday but when the track is only 5 minutes from your home and you can pit with others it's so much easier
This would be an exception.. not all of us are lucky enough to live next door to a track!
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Ok so who wants to stop by my house and pick up the cooler and my chair



Edit: I'll even fill the cooler with gatorade and water. Food get your own Btw this is for Monday 23rd @ Autobahn w/STT


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Is it gay? What if the track is close like 30 miles away and there's no other way of gettn there.
What do you think when u see someone pull up to the gate on the bike they are riding?
I hope to god they don't crash and I feel sorry that they dont have a chair or a cooler full of icy cold beverages.

Do you need a lift somewhere?

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Ok so who wants to stop by my house and pick up the cooler and my chair



Edit: I'll even fill the cooler with gatorade and water. Food get your own Btw this is for Monday 23rd @ Autobahn w/STT
Can't do Monday.. School Sucks, cause it doesn't look like they have anymore weekend track days there this year.
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We will be there with our trailer in case something happens. This is so awesome there are going to be so many girls out there on Monday! YES!

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I have driven to every track day I have done with a car, but cars have trunks. I bring atleast extra fluids, basic tool kit and basic spare/extra parts. I cant picture doing it on a bike.

I still have two extra spots in my trailer for 6/23 at ACC. Looking to pick up bikes on Sun.
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Did it. Dumped it. Got lucky and was able to borrow tools, fix the bike and get home. I do not recommend it.

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I have never ridden on or to a track but I say who cares what everyone else thinks like some of the other folks said. Hey when you do what you want it makes it that much more fun!

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Yes normally I wouldn't ride to a trackday but when the track is only 5 minutes from your home and you can pit with others it's so much easier
With the track being 5 minutes away I would pit at home. I wonder if the cops started chasing you would the dare follow down the pit and out onto the track? Do the corner people have a police flag .... maybe red and blue with some cuffs on it?

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Ok so who wants to stop by my house and pick up the cooler and my chair



Edit: I'll even fill the cooler with gatorade and water. Food get your own Btw this is for Monday 23rd @ Autobahn w/STT

I'm coming by myself and could use the help unloading/loading the bike from my truck. Plenty of space in the truck and under my canopy/canopies.
Drop me a PM if you are serious.

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I have never ridden on or to a track but I say who cares what everyone else thinks like some of the other folks said. Hey when you do what you want it makes it that much more fun!

and sometimes it's good to have enough humility to realize you don't know what the fuck you're doing (trackdays are one instance where this is especially important) and it's not necessarily a bad thing to follow the advice/example of more experienced participants.
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With jenyas looks and long Hot legs I dont think shes going to have a problem finding a ride

You aint kidding, anyone know if Norrin316 is doing this track day?

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i'm doing blackhawk on the 6th with NESBA, but this is for 6/23 with shelly at autoban, so i think it's STT


HMMMM See how this one is gonna work out.....


Track day spot for sale???

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