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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-25-2005, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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8/13 Autobahn..

Since im DEFINTALLY gonna be there (haha)

Who else is going?
I dont wanna invest in any tents to pitch so I gotta make a couple friends :P

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ill be there. no tent though. You have an extra pair of gloves i can borrow for the day?

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Dont even have any gauntlet style gloves myself.... gonna have to buy some, if they allowed up to your wrist gloves sure but they dont hehe.

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I'll be there the 15th for the full course thanks to CLSB and NESBA
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I got a pair of gloves you can borrow. Teknic Violators, size M if I remember correctly, but I was between large and small. They are slightly torn, but not in an impact area, actually torn just at the very end, but your leather jacket covers that part anyways.

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ill be there for sunday and monday only.

dont feel like doing 2 days of the north, then a full course.

so just the 2 days.



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I'll be there the 15th for the full course thanks to CLSB and NESBA
I am going to be there on the 15th as well, thanks to my checkbook

I cannot wait to tackle that full course!
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hey vimkgt.....will you bring them on the 13th for me for sure? and what time are we supposed to show up?

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To see Velvet Revolver on Saturday, but the Autobahn on Sunday and Monday. But I don't have a tent or canopy either. I am a shade moocher too! See you there.

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i'll be there the whole weekend. 1st trackdays since my little blackhawk mishap. so can we camp and grill out there????

oh, i have a extra pair of gauntlets for sale: teknic lightning size large, blue/black. they have the carbon fiber knuckles. $60 if anyone wants them...

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i'll be there the whole weekend. 1st trackdays since my little blackhawk mishap. so can we camp and grill out there????

oh, i have a extra pair of gauntlets for sale: teknic lightning size large, blue/black. they have the carbon fiber knuckles. $60 if anyone wants them...

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I'll take you up on those gloves !!

I assume they are brand new ! Mine are old & the sweat seems to break down the leather in the palms. As long as they fit (which they should), I'll buy em.

I'll be there Saturday & Sunday - and I'll bring my EZ-up

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I signed up for Sat/Sun. I'll be bringing my new/used track bike to try to work out the bugs and see if it actually is trackworthy.

Not sure if I'll be camping out or not. I've never been to Autobahn. Any info on the camping would be appreciated.

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hey vimkgt.....will you bring them on the 13th for me for sure? and what time are we supposed to show up?
I am tentatively planning to go, but can't say for 100% certain if I'm going or not. You can always pick em up from me in Schaumburg whenever you want.

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I'll be there on Sunday the 14th thanks to CLSB! I'm a newbie to the track!!! Any help in getting familiar with Track rules, etiquette, proceedures would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!! I have been reading over the NESBA rules and that has been helpful but any additional side notes would be welcomed!

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are you bringing the r1 for your first track day? if so be careful.

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Looks like you just became my best friend selston haha.


I've never been to autobahn before, is there any certain area you CLSB people are gonna setup that I head toward, or is it gonna be hide and seek?

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are you bringing the r1 for your first track day? if so be careful.

Yes, I'll be bringing the R1. I plan to take it real easy. Since this is my first time out, I figured the best idea is to just get familiar with things before any attempt at riding aggressively.
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Yes, I'll be bringing the R1. I plan to take it real easy. Since this is my first time out, I figured the best idea is to just get familiar with things before any attempt at riding aggressively.
That's what I said when I went to my first track day..."I'll just take it easy..."

Then the adrenaline hit took over the speed freak in me, and all bets were off.

Seriously though...Be careful, and try to ride your own ride. Don't think you "have to" keep up with anyone. Leave your ego at home, and just enjoy being on the track. Also...after the first session or two, when you get familiar with the track, ask one of the Control Riders to follow you around and give you some pointers. Just make sure to stop after the session so they can talk to you. The CR's are great people and very knowledgable.

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That's what I said when I went to my first track day..."I'll just take it easy..."

Then the adrenaline hit took over the speed freak in me, and all bets were off.

Seriously though...Be careful, and try to ride your own ride. Don't think you "have to" keep up with anyone. Leave your ego at home, and just enjoy being on the track. Also...after the first session or two, when you get familiar with the track, ask one of the Control Riders to follow you around and give you some pointers. Just make sure to stop after the session so they can talk to you. The CR's are great people and very knowledgable.

Good Luck

Some very good advice. And I will listen to all advice I can get. Thank you. It's nice to hear from others who are familiar to the whole track experience and can share their experiences.

thank you.

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I'll be there Sun/Mon only....

Stkr....bring $5,000 just in case you change your mind after seeing my bike in person.
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Stkr....bring $5,000 just in case you change your mind after seeing my bike in person.
I think the wife would shoot me if I left with one bike and came home with two.


I'll be on my cheap gixxer hoping it doesn't let me down. I've got 2 weeks to try and find anything that's wrong.

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Better than leaving with one bike and coming back with none!

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Looks like you just became my best friend selston haha.

I've never been to autobahn before, is there any certain area you CLSB people are gonna setup that I head toward, or is it gonna be hide and seek?
Last time we where way up front along the fence on the right. But you got to get there pretty early to find space in that front section.

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Will look for you when I get there

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I'll take you up on those gloves !!

I assume they are brand new ! Mine are old & the sweat seems to break down the leather in the palms. As long as they fit (which they should), I'll buy em.

I'll be there Saturday & Sunday - and I'll bring my EZ-up

you got em!! the are new, i just got them mail order and the fit wasn't right for me.

i'll be in a black ford ranger and will be riding an 03 R6 that will should be yamaha blue glass by then
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you got em!! the are new, i just got them mail order and the fit wasn't right for me.

i'll be in a black ford ranger and will be riding an 03 R6 that will should be yamaha blue glass by then
I'm also at BHF tomorrow (Sunday) - so it your gona be there, your can bring them then too.

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Most of the pit is blacktop. Along the road has some gravel area. I pit where I can from there.

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ok so I was looking up some info on this "autobahn" and their site says its 25K just to join their little club and like 5K a year after that.. is this true? I need any info anyone can give me..
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