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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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I did 2 track days last season at BHF and loved every minute of it. I was thinking of signing up for the Learning Curves Licensing Clinic. Did anyone do this before? Is it worth it? I want to learn as much as I can which is why i'm thinking of signing up. Oh, yeah, I'm already registered for the first track day at BHF with NESBA, can't wait.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 02:24 PM
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Yeah...I'm in the same boat. I ran 3 track days last summer/fall and now I'm hoping to get to alot more.

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Yeah...I'm in the same boat. I ran 3 track days last summer/fall and now I'm hoping to get to alot more.
Let me know when you're going to sign up for more, and i'll do the same. We can go together, it's more fun that way.
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Unless you want a race license so that you can race, I'd take the advance riding classes rather than the licensing clinic. Dave Rosno's class is supposed to be really good.
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Unless you want a race license so that you can race, I'd take the advance riding classes rather than the licensing clinic. Dave Rosno's class is supposed to be really good.
I didn't see that on their page. I'll have to look again. Thanks for the info.
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Unless you want a race license so that you can race, I'd take the advance riding classes rather than the licensing clinic. Dave Rosno's class is supposed to be really good.

You need a racer to take the advance class.
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licensing clinics only go over race procedures. If your looking to learn riding technics than you'll want to look into riding schools. Take a look at www.roadracingworld.com

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If you don't mind taking a drive to OH. www.fastone.com does great schools.

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If you don't mind taking a drive to OH. www.fastone.com does great schools.
Thanks for the info, i'll look it over.
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While the Learning Curves licensing school was worthwhile, there was zero riding technique taught. It was all about safety, flags, grid starting, and rules.

The only tracktime is a brief 5 minute mock race towards the end of the raceday. To pass you must not crash. Pretty simple...well except for the 'ole man

My point is that LC is a feeder for CCS racing, nothing more. Depending on how actively you seek help and how much instruction you require, there are a ton of choices as far as learning to ride.
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Actually John, LCR's curriculum includes three 20-minute sessions in between race practices plus the "exhibition race" which is your "final exam".

LCR's Saturday school's focus is to help a rider obtain a racing license. The expectation is that you already have a grasp of the fundamentals of performance riding. And yes, if you want to participate in their Advanced Clinics, you'll need to hold a racing license. I've taken the Advanced Clinic, and recommend it highly. I wish they were offering it at more venues.

Macius, if you want to go racing, then LCR is a cost- and time-effective way to go. You can take the school, purchase your license on Saturday and go racing the very next day.

On the other hand, if your objective is to just do track days, there are a number of other schools that may give you more "in-depth" instruction on the fundamentals of performance riding. Everything from VisionSports at Blackhawk (another "thumbs-up, or Freddie Spencer's school in Las Vegas, depending on how much you want to spend, and whether you want to travel. And then there are the trackday organizations (NESBA, STT, PTT and TrackAddix) - all of which offer varying levels of instruction/coaching for a reasonable price.

Hope to see you at an event this summer!

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Thanks for the detailed explanation Kim. I'm not really looking to start racing (at least not now), but i want to improve my track skills. I pointed out the LCR class because it is local and fairly cheap (compared to other places). I'll check out VisionSports and see what they have to offer. I'm already registered with NESBA, but it's not really designed to teach you THAT much during one day. The CR will help you out, but i'm looking for more of a instruction course. I'll look some more. Thanks again.
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what kim said!!!
Yeah, what Kim said!

I really enjoyed Learning Curves. Rick Breuer is a lot like Super Dave (Team Visionsports) in that; once a student, they're always there to assist with advice and (if you ask really nice ) suspension tips. I support both of them because they're both local, both excellent racers and instructors and both very involved. Take the school or (when you get there) an advanced class. These two are the best in the business. . .

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There is a FREE race school going on at Grattan (3hours for chicago) april 2

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There is a FREE race school going on at Grattan (3hours for chicago) april 2
Does it get you a race license once completed?

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i did the Learning Curves thing... it was a good intro to racing, didn't go over much "riding" it is a MUST if you want to start racing.

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Actually John, LCR's curriculum includes three 20-minute sessions in between race practices plus the "exhibition race" which is your "final exam".
I didn't realize that Kim...I must have been slighted since it was snowing and there was ice on the track when I took the LCR school. We did one mock race and that was all for tracktime.
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I didn't realize that Kim...I must have been slighted since it was snowing and there was ice on the track when I took the LCR school. We did one mock race and that was all for tracktime.
You where there the day i was there right?? we where on the track 4 times at the minimum that day, and yes it was cold and snowing and ice on the track. I had a good time though!!

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Really?.... No way....2 tops, one where you passed ole man on the outside of T3 and the mock race.
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Really?.... No way....2 tops, one where you passed ole man on the outside of T3 and the mock race.
lol, nope there was at least 3 times on the track, if not 4

i remember a session where i was the only one out there because you wusses hands got cold, then the next session is when i passed jeff and he crashed, and then the mock race

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I have another question to anyone that may know regarding STT and Femmoto.

I know I can join Femmoto and I'm able to do STT track days.

As a woman, I know I have the option of joining one or the other.

I was thinking of joining Femmoto so I could get the best of both worlds.

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I have another question to anyone that may know regarding STT and Femmoto.

I know I can join Femmoto and I'm able to do STT track days.

As a woman, I know I have the option of joining one or the other.

I was thinking of joining Femmoto so I could get the best of both worlds.

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