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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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So I'm planning my first track day and my first choice for tracks can't be done.
I'm down to Autobahn or BHF.
Which would be the better track for a couple first timers? Reasons?
I just want to make sure I'll have a good day and become hooked
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 09:57 PM

 
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 09:58 PM
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I ran my first three events at BHF and really liked it. I assume you'll be running the SV650 in your sig which I know is a great bike for Blackhawk as well. I haven't run at Autobahn yet, but I don't think you can go wrong with either track.

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Yeah, what Jeff said. Either track would be good. You'll start in "B" group anyway so you'll be around the controll riders and such.
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Blackhawk and it is this coming weekend. Come join us! Big party Saturday night too!

Here is a similar thread that is on the same topic.

http://www.nesba.com/TrackTalk/bb/Fo...ML/002587.html

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i heard some cool dudes will be there to party saturday night

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-25-2006, 12:38 AM
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I would do Blackhawk for a first time. Autobahn is great but a bit more technical. It's easier to mess up a lap missing a brake marker or turn in point at Autobahn then at Blackhawk.

Don't stress though. It's your first time out. You'll be happy if you get a knee down and don't wad it up. Have fun and, oh. . . get some more credit cards!

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I'd do either or, it's the track your riding right?

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Any track is fine. Grattan was my first and I loved it. Doesn't matter which track you do you will be fine. Just get out there.
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Ditto any track as your not gonna be balls out right away anyways until you learn the track.


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Seeing that you are up in Spring Grove, give Blackhawk your first shot. As others have stated, it is a little bit less technical then the Autobahn, not to mention closer to you as well. Come on out and have a good time. Ride within your means, hooh up with a control rider for tidbits of advise and enjoy.

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I'll do BHF. Not sure what date I will be hitting, but I will be there before the end of the season.

Thanks for all the advice, see ya on the track.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 05:15 PM
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This weekend seems to be full for the free intro session. Is there any other way to get in for this weekend?
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Wait list for an opening and show up at the track.

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