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Which Autobahn course?

For my very first track day at Autobahn, which course should I sign up for? North, South, or Full?

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Full is on Monday... the sooner the better... lots of season still left.

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They each have their challenges...... but with the full course
you get to see them all, plus the connectors which are fun.


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do the intro day monday, first two sessions don't cost nothing. but bring your checkbook as you will want to finish the day.




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I've only run the South course, but I really liked it. Others have complained about it being bumpy, but I did't notice at B-pace speeds last fall.

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do the intro day monday, first two sessions don't cost nothing. but bring your checkbook as you will want to finish the day.


Just sign up..... if you do the intro and it's sold out you will kick yourself.



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Just sign up..... if you do the intro and it's sold out you will kick yourself.
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We need to hook up the first session of the day...


Not sure if I am in B or I ..... doesn't matter ..... let's hook up for your first session.

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I'm not going to make it to Autobahn. I'm working on getting to HPT next weekend, otherwise I might not be out again until Putnam. Either way, I'll find you

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I've only run the South course, but I really liked it. Others have complained about it being bumpy, but I did't notice at B-pace speeds last fall.
Bumps have gotten a little worse this year. Still don't bother me that much though on my 100mph bike.

...and ditto on what everyone else has said on doing the Full course.
I love the north course because it's fast and flowing but it's too short, the south course is more of a horsepower/point and shoot track and I'm not so fond of it, but the Full course... eets much fun.

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Thanks for all the input! BUT---I'm actually not in for this weekend, was gonna do Labor Day. So as I understand it there's no intro at this one - you're either in or out. I got some mods to do on the SV yet, but should get it done in time.

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I think any track will do, they all have their own character, and after trying one, you'll want to try them all..
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No Intro at Full?

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For my very first track day at Autobahn, which course should I sign up for? North, South, or Full?
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And they don't give free intros?

Come this Monday for your two free intro sessions with NESBA. That is how I got started, and my first time was at Autobahn as well.

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And they don't give free intros?

Come this Monday for your two free intro sessions with NESBA. That is how I got started, and my first time was at Autobahn as well.
What time are these? Would love to, but I'm tied up Monday with a court date. And the bike is stock except for added frame sliders. Is that a huge problem?

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What time are these? Would love to, but I'm tied up Monday with a court date. And the bike is stock except for added frame sliders. Is that a huge problem?
Your bike being stock is not a problem. You can generally have it track ready in under a half hour (mine takes 15 minutes), or less if they do not require water wetter or the like for the intro class.

Intro sessions are piggy backed on the first two "beginner" sessions of the day, which run at 9:40 and 10:40.
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