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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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So I wants to get started...!

So I got done with the MSF, and should be getting my F2 real soon, as well as my actual M endorsement.. So in other words, I'm quite the newbie.

So how much street experience you guys think I should try and get before I try and get on the track?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-27-2007, 05:13 PM
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Congrats on graduating MSF. Irionically I finished mine yesterday (7 years too late lol). I'll let the track whore answer your question
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I would think you should be comfortable with your bike and it's controls. Putting a timeframe around this is difficult as it varies from rider to rider.

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I would think you should be comfortable with your bike and it's controls. Putting a timeframe around this is difficult as it varies from rider to rider.
Hmm..would you be the so called, "Whore?"

So pretty much just try and get out of the complete newb stage I'm guessing? Would it be a good idea to try and get out during my first season?

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Yes bring yourself out to nesba at any one of the tracks we have great instructors-AMA pros,ccs national champ,and host of crs that have years of track experience to help you with any question you may have.You'll have the best time you ever had with your clothes on garrunteeeeed.

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Yes bring yourself out to nesba at any one of the tracks we have great instructors-AMA pros,ccs national champ,and host of crs that have years of track experience to help you with any question you may have.You'll have the best time you ever had with your clothes on garrunteeeeed.
Oo sweet deal then. I'll get on that..after I actually get some more miles under my belt

Mmm..anyone willing to give me a lift when I finally do?
I'll buys yah some Bdubs

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Just make sure your comfortable operating your bike. Your comfortable riding in traffic and don't get nervous when people pass you. But there will be some much faster people out there trying to develop their skills as well. It's a ton of fun and Capt. Heath will take good care of you or put you in the capable hands of another Control Rider. Heath, Carol and Wink did a pretty good job with me. No one was more nervous on their first track day then I was.

Oh yea. Whatever you do, don't come to the track until.......

Your ready to have more fun than you could imagine (like Heath said)
You've decided that savings accounts are for wussies. (you'll spend it all)
You don't have work that conflicts with Nesba days (you won't want to miss even one track day)
Your ready to open your mind and are willing to learn. You'll be amazed how much better and more confident you'll ride in just a day or two.

If there were words that could describe the caliber of instruction you'll receive from Nesba CR's, I haven't found them yet.
This is as close as I can get. They friggin Rock!

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Yes bring yourself out to nesba at any one of the tracks we have great instructors-AMA pros,ccs national champ,and host of crs that have years of track experience to help you with any question you may have.You'll have the best time you ever had with your clothes on garrunteeeeed.


Who says you need to have your clothes on Whats up Heath
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Who says you need to have your clothes on Whats up Heath
I can see the bumper sticker now:


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You've decided that savings accounts are for wussies. (you'll spend it all)
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Bleh, I only have a Checking account anyway

Good to know that I'll be in good hands when my newb butt hits the track! Though I'd prefer to keep my clothes on...


Oh and Gkotlin, you in BG? I go to school there!

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Congrats on the M
Thanks! ...though I'm convinced that it only by sheer luck that I passed, but hey, whatever works!

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I would think you should be comfortable with your bike and it's controls. Putting a timeframe around this is difficult as it varies from rider to rider.
+1

You want to go to the track to learn to go faster, after you first learn to ride.

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If you can comfortably go highway speeds, and can handle turns and stops at reasonable speed, then you can go out and ride the track. Just keep in mind that you should be good on the shifting and the brakes before you even consider it.

IF you have those things down good, then you can learn more in a track weekend about riding than you might learn in years of riding. I rode for 30 years and learned more about riding my first day on the track than I had in all the prior miles.

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