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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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track day questions

I'm kinda' new to this site and I am looking for some other organizations to do track days with. I live in So IL and I'm an MCRA member, so I've done track time at Gateway and would like to try other tracks.
I'd like some info about CLSB track days; like cost, is there a membership, etc. Is there a schedule? I don't see these things on the site. If I missed them, feel free to flame me.
Also, anyone know anything about Sport Bike Track Time? They look like a decent outfit and prices aren't bad, but I hadn't heard of them until I came across it on the net. I already now about NESBA. Thanks.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 01:10 PM
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First off, welcome to the site!

Second off, NESBA has done GREAT things for us in the past. They are a site sponsor, and have brought many of us from slow-ass track noobs, to slow-ass track regulars!

There are other local orgs out there, others here may know more. I've never ridden with them so I'll spare you my opinion.

CLSB days are open to all board members. One of our Administrators (Oddysees) sets them up, and details are given when the time comes. Stick around, and keep an eye on this forum and you'll know soon enough what the dates/tracks will be.

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Well first off...welcome to CLSB!

There are a few choices of who to ride with..kinda depends on what you are looking to get out of it.

You mentioned CLSB days...lets start there. For the last few years, we have rented out Blackhawkfarms Raceway...just outside of Rockford, IL. We do this for the members as a comfortable introduction to the racetrack. We found that it works a lot better when you already know at least a few people you will be rdiing with. Plus we have a great group of Control Riders (instructors of sort) that can help you learn to ride the track safe and fast. If I recall correctly, the cost was ~$155 per day which gives you between 6-8 20 minute sessions. There is no membership fee. We break everyone into 3 groups based on skill level and experience. At the beginner level there is highly controlled passing and at the other end, Advanced, there are no rules except riding respectively. Being so early in the year, we do not have any dates booked.

www.nesba.com is another great organization that operates on a much larger scale. They are a not for profit organization dedicated to getting streetriders on the track and into a safer environment. Prices are generally a little more than CLSB, they do charge a $75 annual membership fee, but they offer a very diverse schedule across the US. Many of us here have been riding with Nesba for years...myself included.

SportBikeTrackTime is similar to Nesba in many ways...I am a member but have never ridden with them yet. Their pricing and services are similar to Nesba, however they are run and setup as a business and profit making is a critical pursuit.

There are also various schools that can be taken....I recall a list someone put together not too long ago...maybe someone else can chime in.
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STT and NESBA are both great orgs, and CLSB days are a lot of fun. If weekdays are good for you, then you might want to also check out PrivateTrackTime. Track density is limited to 20 riders - makes for a nice, "intimate" day. They run at both Blackhawk and Autobahn.

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pretty much what everyone said.

i am Odysseys as you can tell.

dont know about booking dates yet, i am waiting till Feb before i commit 30,000 + for people with doing CLSB track days.

but i endorse Nesba.com.


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www.nesba.com NESBA is bar far the best organization.

Heard good things about Private Track Time as well.

My experiences with Sportbikecrashtime have not been so good.

The Odessy's days last year were fun and well run.... hey I even rode control.


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This will be my 5 year with sportbike track time. I have nothing bad to say about them. I always have a great time and get plenty of riding. i started with the school group and now I have been in the expert group for the last 2 years. If I had some more money I would be able to try some of the other trackday providers.
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