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From STT to Nesba

So I started doing track days last year with STT -- truly awesome organization for beginners to start out. For a number of reasons, one of them being mentioned in Biggy's post-Gingerman post, I will likely join Nesba next season. Now I understand that Nesba is broken down in 3 groups, the same way as STT, but the pace at Nesba is generally quicker. I was told that if I am an STT Intermediate, I belong with Beginner at Nesba -- is that the case? Anyway, any thoughts or considerations?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 03:43 PM
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overall I'd agree but intermediate has a huge span of talent in all .orgs from the guys that just came up from beginner to the guys running <1 sec off advanced times
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I don't buy that as I've ridden I with both groups and it felt like the same pace to me.

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You'll have to start in "B" with NESBA regardless of your prior experience. I'd suggest starting at the front of the 'faster' line and talk to the head B group CR beforehand. If you truely are I level material, you won't be there long.

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why wait until next season? NESBA membership is an annual renewal from the date you start, unlike the calendar year that STT follows. so if you sign up for a NESBA event now your membership doesn't expire until this time next year
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having never riden with STT and only having limited Nesba experience. I can say this. There are some days when B is fast and others when B is very slow

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I wouldn't say STT Intermediates need to ride with NESBA beginner. If you are in the top 2/3 of the STT Intermediate group, you'll be fine with NESBA if you are SAFE. If you are in bottom 1/3 though just sign up for Beginner.

And yes, new members can choose to ride either B or I group.

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why wait until next season? NESBA membership is an annual renewal from the date you start, unlike the calendar year that STT follows. so if you sign up for a NESBA event now your membership doesn't expire until this time next year
Simply because I only have time for 2 more track days this season both of which I already signed up and payed for.

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NESBA has annual memberships from the day that you pay. So, you might as well join now and enjoy the rest of the season with us, we have 5 back to back weekend starting on Sept 3rd here in the midwest region.

As far as where to start, hard to say. Do you ride at the from or back of the STT Intermediate? The safe bet is to go with B at NESBA, if you are fast, clean and pass within the rules, the CRs will bump you to Intermediate. If you think that you are those things now, then line up behind the first CR in the fast line and stay right on his wheel. That'll get you a quick evaluation.

Either way, looking forward to having you ride with us as soon as you can!

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I wouldn't say STT Intermediates need to ride with NESBA beginner. If you are in the top 2/3 of the STT Intermediate group, you'll be fine with NESBA if you are SAFE. If you are in bottom 1/3 though just sign up for Beginner.

And yes, new members can choose to ride either B or I group.
I'd say I am in top 1/2 to 1/3 of STT Intermediate once I am familiar with the track -- it does take me longer to get accustomed to a new track than some guys I went with..

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NESBA has annual memberships from the day that you pay. So, you might as well join now and enjoy the rest of the season with us, we have 5 back to back weekend starting on Sept 3rd here in the midwest region.

As far as where to start, hard to say. Do you ride at the from or back of the STT Intermediate? The safe bet is to go with B at NESBA, if you are fast, clean and pass within the rules, the CRs will bump you to Intermediate. If you think that you are those things now, then line up behind the first CR in the fast line and stay right on his wheel. That'll get you a quick evaluation.

Either way, looking forward to having you ride with us as soon as you can!

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Wiosh I had the time to do all those days, but September is mostly out for me, so next year it is.

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One thing to keep in mind: NESBA will typically do a membership drive at the beginning of the calendar year with a rebate credited towards your account. The amount varies so there's no hard-fast rule. Plus...once you're a member, you can still do the membership drive and get the discount even if it's months before your anniversary date. The renewal starts when your current one expires. Win-Win

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I wouldn't say STT Intermediates need to ride with NESBA beginner. If you are in the top 2/3 of the STT Intermediate group, you'll be fine with NESBA if you are SAFE. If you are in bottom 1/3 though just sign up for Beginner.

And yes, new members can choose to ride either B or I group.
+1

If you have been with STT for awhile I would go ahead and go into the I group. I will say that the top 1/2 of I-group can easily hold their own in other orgs Advanced groups. I see it all the time.

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Originally Posted by Wink
NESBA has annual memberships from the day that you pay. So, you might as well join now and enjoy the rest of the season with us, we have 5 back to back weekend starting on Sept 3rd here in the midwest region.

As far as where to start, hard to say. Do you ride at the from or back of the STT Intermediate? The safe bet is to go with B at NESBA, if you are fast, clean and pass within the rules, the CRs will bump you to Intermediate. If you think that you are those things now, then line up behind the first CR in the fast line and stay right on his wheel. That'll get you a quick evaluation.

Either way, looking forward to having you ride with us as soon as you can!
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