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1) admit your bike sucks

2) spend a bunch of money making it lighter (carbon fiber, magnesium, titanium). spend a lot of time cutting off all those little frame bits that you don't need anymore, because you'll NEVER want the bike street-legal ever again.

3) admit your bike still sucks, but is easier to load into the truck

4) spend a bunch of money to make more horsepower

5) admit that your bike not only sucks, but is unreliable

6) spend a bunch more money so the power you bought *is* reliable

7) admit that the bike is fast, but unridable

8) spend a bunch of money getting your suspension redone

9) admit your bike is fast, unridable, and more expensive

10) spend lots of time trying all those settings, and getting no changein lap times.

11) admit that you have no idea what all those knobs and screw are for, and find someone who knows what they're doing, suspension wise.

12) admit that your bike is now light, fast, and handles great, but that you suck.

Note: If you stay with the sport long enough, you can repeat this cycle endlessly. Subsequent cycles can omit all odd-numbered steps, and consolidate the even numbered steps except 12, giving my patent-pending "Two Step Program for Racing":

1) Throw all available money at the bike

2) And realize "I still suck"

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1) admit your bike sucks

2) spend a bunch of money making it lighter (carbon fiber, magnesium, titanium). spend a lot of time cutting off all those little frame bits that you don't need anymore, because you'll NEVER want the bike street-legal ever again.

3) admit your bike still sucks, but is easier to load into the truck

4) spend a bunch of money to make more horsepower

5) admit that your bike not only sucks, but is unreliable

6) spend a bunch more money so the power you bought *is* reliable

7) admit that the bike is fast, but unridable

8) spend a bunch of money getting your suspension redone

9) admit your bike is fast, unridable, and more expensive

10) spend lots of time trying all those settings, and getting no changein lap times.

11) admit that you have no idea what all those knobs and screw are for, and find someone who knows what they're doing, suspension wise.

12) admit that your bike is now light, fast, and handles great, but that you suck.

Note: If you stay with the sport long enough, you can repeat this cycle endlessly. Subsequent cycles can omit all odd-numbered steps, and consolidate the even numbered steps except 12, giving my patent-pending "Two Step Program for Racing":

1) Throw all available money at the bike

2) And realize "I still suck"
Amen.

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I think I'm going to carry several copies of this and have them with me at the track. When someone is complaining about their bike I will hand this to them.

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Or you could just do track days only realize that it doesn't matter.

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I'm failing to see the success portion of this program.
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Don't forget to reset all that every time you crash and start back at step 1.
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Or you could just do track days only realize that it doesn't matter.
It seems to matter even more to trackday guys who claim to be racers. The claim to be racers are the ones spending all the money. Thats the first clue usually that they don't race because they have all the nice stuff and look all pretty.

Brian, even though you are a "Trackday only" guy you still look like a racer in that ratty ass suit that's decinigrating as we speak.

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Brian, even though you are a "Trackday only" guy you still LOOK like a racer in that ratty ass suit that's decinigrating as we speak.
I have a couple of NEW suits, and actually finally wore one at Putnam this year. The old one is "retired" unless we have some really bad weather... LOL!

And remember LOOKS can be deceiving, we all know some racers that are STUPID fast that look slow, and some STUPID slow folks that look fast.

Either way, a "Racer" is the guy that lines it up and puts it on the line. I on the other hand, just used to crash a lot as I endeavored to shorten my learning curve...

Great summation though in the OP, I have been saying over and over for years, upgrade the RIDER, then upgrade the bike. It makes every bike faster and safer. I know very few people that can outride the bike (are limited in laptime based on the bike), virtually everyone is limited by themselves. I know that it my main limiting factor, for example.

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Why do you think I quit racing and bought a house. At least that's a some what appreciable asset vs one that is a complete expense.
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1) admit your bike sucks

2) spend a bunch of money making it lighter (carbon fiber, magnesium, titanium). spend a lot of time cutting off all those little frame bits that you don't need anymore, because you'll NEVER want the bike street-legal ever again.

3) admit your bike still sucks, but is easier to load into the truck

4) spend a bunch of money to make more horsepower

5) admit that your bike not only sucks, but is unreliable

6) spend a bunch more money so the power you bought *is* reliable

7) admit that the bike is fast, but unridable

8) spend a bunch of money getting your suspension redone

9) admit your bike is fast, unridable, and more expensive

10) spend lots of time trying all those settings, and getting no changein lap times.

11) admit that you have no idea what all those knobs and screw are for, and find someone who knows what they're doing, suspension wise.

12) admit that your bike is now light, fast, and handles great, but that you suck.

Note: If you stay with the sport long enough, you can repeat this cycle endlessly. Subsequent cycles can omit all odd-numbered steps, and consolidate the even numbered steps except 12, giving my patent-pending "Two Step Program for Racing":

1) Throw all available money at the bike

2) And realize "I still suck"
You realize of course that this a long version of defining insanity...doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome!

Proof positive that my parents were correct...motorcycle racers are CRAZY!!!

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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So I guess me saving for a $10K time trial bicycle sounds outrageous?
10k and it doesn't have a motor??? It better come with a blowjob and a lifetime supply of clenbuterol and HGH.

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I think I'm going to carry several copies of this and have them with me at the track. When someone is complaining about their bike I will hand this to them.
Jesus man, you are gonna have to kill a lot of trees!

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classic twist on trackdays and CCS racers.

when anyone of you guys go AMA

then ya can talk shit. till then your all a bunch of wanna be's



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classic twist on trackdays and CCS racers.

when anyone of you guys go AMA

then ya can talk shit. till then your all a bunch of wanna be's
I got a AMA sticker on my trailer... can I talk shit now?

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classic twist on trackdays and CCS racers.

when anyone of you guys go AMA

then ya can talk shit. till then your all a bunch of wanna be's
Till AMA actually opens up the license program to let grassroots racers try and compete. they can go eat my dick. the hoops and $ spent for a AMA license and then the crowds are lack luster cause AMA racing blows.. no thanks.

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wanna be my Teammate?

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classic twist on trackdays and CCS racers.

when anyone of you guys go AMA

then ya can talk shit. till then your all a bunch of wanna be's
Ron Hix
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Sean Hill

............................ pretty big range there in recent AMA licenses...

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............................ pretty big range there in recent AMA licenses...
you forgot Dano on your list



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