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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 12:03 PM
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Learning Curves Racing School, Sept. 18

Moparboyy and myself are pre-registering for the Sept. 18th Learning Curves roadracing school. The class has been known to result in reduced laptimes, but the real import for me is that you can get a certificate that allows you to purchase your racing license, and there are a few nice benefits to having this. For me, it means I can do Lockhart Phillips trackdays a lot cheaper and can get out on the track on any Friday or Saturday before a race weekend for, like, $70. The license pays for itself in trackday savings after 3 trackdays and the class will allow you to get better = more fun on the track. Also, some racing organizations that host track days don't allow you on the track unless you have a racing license.

We thought we'd let everybody know because I know WSE has expressed interest in taking the class with us, and maybe there's others that may be interested in going together.

Anyway, this session will be held at Blackhawk Farms and will be a couple weeks before the CLSB track day out there, so then you'd get the opportunity to test out the new stuff you've learned in a timely fashion.

If interested, contact Rick Breuer at [email protected].

Alex is kind of a dork, but I'm a lot of fun, so it'll be a cool day!
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YEA! You'll learn alot and Bruer is cool as a fan!
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Alex is kind of a dork, but I'm a lot of fun, so it'll be a cool day!
yeah.. a dork that likes to lap your Slowass on the track...

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Re: Re: Learning Curves Racing School, Sept. 18

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yeah.. a dork that likes your Slowass
Ewwww! Sorry. I don't like dorks.

Anyway, Alex has a big truck that he can trailer bikes with, so if you need his help, he really wants to trailer your bike for you!
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Rick blew by me in Supertwins like I was standing still. He's fast.
He passed me about lap 4-5, nobody passed me again until middle of lap 6.

Just keep the bike upright and preferably on the pavement. Be very consistent with the lines and don't spook when somebody passes you. Really, they teach proper race etiquette and lines more than how to go fast. Their main goal is to teach you how to be safe out there. Between the track days you have and the school, you should be fine.

Oh, I've tried hyping the LP days. For $75 on a Monday, it's a damn good deal. Limited trackside support though (tires, food) so plan accordingly.

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Ewwww! Sorry. I don't like dorks.

Anyway, Alex has a big truck that he can trailer bikes with, so if you need his help, he really wants to trailer your bike for you!
thats not what you said the other night


yeah, and Rachel said that if anyone wants to go she will pay for them too

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Learning Curves Racing School, Sept. 18

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thats not what you said the other night


yeah, and Rachel said that if anyone wants to go she will pay for them too
That reminds me: it's $150.

Alex will pay for the hotel. Put the school tuition on your credit card and I'll reimburse you...sometime...
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Alex will pay for the hotel. Put the school tuition on your credit card and I'll reimburse you...sometime...
and Rachel will "take good care of you" in the hotel

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and Rachel will "take good care of you" in the hotel
Watch it now buddy
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Watch it now buddy
i ment tuck you in and make you breakfast in the morning.. what you think i meant?

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And I'll put rubber sheets on Alex's bed cuz he might have to take a lil' tinkle!
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And I'll put rubber sheets on Alex's bed cuz he might have to take a lil' tinkle!
o trust me thats not tinkle...

hey can we get this thread back on topic?

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hey can we get this thread back on topic?
Good idea!

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Alex and I are pre-registered as of today!

We're looking for WSE to post up cuz he expressed interest in this...JOHN? Where are ya?

Anybody else? We wanna split a room at the Ramada...
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It looks like I will be going to the one at the end of August but if there isn't room I will be going in September also.
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JAson, theres plenty of room in LEarnign curves. Biggest school I seen has 35 bikes.

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Looks like I will be there on the end of August then. I e-mailed the guy but haven't heard confirmation on the e-mail yet.
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Does this class expect any prior track experience? My first track day would be the upcoming CLSB track day in Sept, so if I go to this then it would actually be my first track day.
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The school's focus is geared toward qualifying people to purchase racing licenses... it's heavy on things like the racing line, track protocol, gridding, flags, safety procedures and the like. How comfortable are you on your bike? What is the sum of your riding experience?

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The school's focus is geared toward qualifying people to purchase racing licenses... it's heavy on things like the racing line, track protocol, gridding, flags, safety procedures and the like. How comfortable are you on your bike? What is the sum of your riding experience?
Also it includes very little on-track time. It would be a little disappointing if you expect to get a lot of seat time during the Race school.

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True... you'll get four sessions in between practices and races plus the Exhibition Race, which is your "final exam". Crash - and fail.

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Ok, I think I'll put that off until next year then. I've got about 6,000 miles logged on my bike but 0 track time. So this wouldn't be a good place to start my track time. I think I'll do a few of the CLSB track days first and then maybe do this class next year.
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I recommend the LC school to get yor race license, but I do not think it is a good place to be introduced to the track. The "mock race" is only a few laps and not the best intro to roadracing.

The CLSB Sep day is a good start, look me up and I'll help you out where I can. Otherwise, the FREE intro days that www.nesba.com offers are a great way to start. You get two 20 minute sessions for free and you do not have to prep your bike in a any special fasion.
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Does this class expect any prior track experience? My first track day would be the upcoming CLSB track day in Sept, so if I go to this then it would actually be my first track day.

If this is going to be your first track day i wouldn't take the LCR school. Do a NESBA or some other track day to get used to it.

How much riding exerience do you have?

How long have you been riding?
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From a comfort level standpoint, CLSB days are second to NONE for beginners...There's nothing better than having your buddies out there to help you! And the control-rider to beginner rider ratio is great.
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If this is going to be your first track day i wouldn't take the LCR school. Do a NESBA or some other track day to get used to it.

How much riding exerience do you have?

How long have you been riding?
Seems like everyone's on here at once. Look back a couple of replies and you'll see the one that I seem to have typed at the same time you sent this message.
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