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post #31 of 58 Old 09-03-2013, 04:17 PM
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Yeah, no kidding. Maybe he should post that on a car forum. Then again... those guys probably don't read anything of substance there either.
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Went back and read your camera insert. I really don't know how anyone can worry about anything on the track except riding. Maybe I'm different but when I drop my visor its like turning on a switch. Nothing but me my bike and the track matter, except the guy in front of you, because you are ultimately responsible for him, as far as not running into him or over him if he crashes, and passing him cleanly. Hell I have two scratches in my visors mirror finish from transport and within half a lap I don't even see them any more.
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Nothing but me my bike and the track matter, except the guy in front of you, because you are ultimately responsible for him, as far as not running into him or over him if he crashes, and passing him cleanly.
This is exactly what those selfish punks didn't realize. Too busy trying to look like Valentino Rossi.
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The inexperience on track days can be concerning.

This is fairly interesting, in Sydney, you can't film or lap time full stop.
The emphasis is its a ride day, not racing practice.

It is bought up in the morning riders brief and lap timing or filming discovered on anyone's bike they will most likely be questioned on it and potentially miss sessions or be asked to leave.

Plenty of people I've seen ask, the 'Why Not!?' being fairly disgruntled.
THIS, This right here is the reason! Distraction. Bugger me my track bike has a nice piece of stick tape over my speedo cause I don't want ANY Distractions on my laps.

There is always a Paid Cameraman at the track and you see guys focussed on looking for him on the day... And yes... my avatar is me being cheeky this guy one day... but this was taken behind back markers moving along at snails pace so took the opportunity to give him a wave.

Power, you may want to add on the etiquette that most riders briefs will inform attendees to not stop if there is an incident and there are trained people (like yourself) that will attend quickly. Also to get off the tarmac if you slide, forget the bike last thing you want is to be cleaned up after minor low side, in haste to trying to pick your bike up in the corner for someone to come around and hit you!

I swear we had a thread on this from ages ago... probably worth finding it. Taking the best bits and making a new post and making it a sticky...
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I swear we had a thread on this from ages ago... probably worth finding it. Taking the best bits and making a new post and making it a sticky...
That might be something you should look for when you're bored.
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That might be something you should look for when you're bored.
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There is always a Paid Cameraman at the track and you see guys focussed on looking for him on the day... And yes... my avatar is me being cheeky this guy one day... but this was taken behind back markers moving along at snails pace so took the opportunity to give him a wave.
It's funny you should mention that because when I was out doing the photography yesterday (and the last time I was out doing photography, I can't even tell you how many people looked at me instead of where they were going. It got to a point where I wouldn't take a picture of them when they came around because I didn't want to reward their irresponsible behavior.

But really, the scenario that PG described above is how I wound up in the hospital. In a different corner of course. They never figured out who the guy was though.

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It's funny you should mention that because when I was out doing the photography yesterday (and the last time I was out doing photography, I can't even tell you how many people looked at me instead of where they were going. It got to a point where I wouldn't take a picture of them when they came around because I didn't want to reward their irresponsible behavior.

But really, the scenario that PG described above is how I wound up in the hospital. In a different corner of course. They never figured out who the guy was though.
Yeah... I've seen guys seriously run wide staring at the cameraman... or when scanning the photos that night for good pics flicking through you see all these eyes transfixed on the lens...

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I don't even track but that upsets me. I am glad that your were diligent enough to follow up and ensure they were banned.

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I guess this is why Motoyard made a few changes. I was at the willow springs facility this past weekend. During registration They now give you a tyvek wristband that matches the color of the group sticker you should be riding in. Before you enter the pits for every session they make sure you still have that wristband. They even tug on it pretty hard to make sure it hasn't been tampered with. Its a little inconvenient because you have to ride to the staging area without your glove, show them the wristband, then zip up your suit sleeve and put on your glove. This prevents people from jumping groups and it prevents people that didnt register from riding one of their friends bikes.

It's a pain in the ass but I guess it's something I'm willing to put up with because I understand why they do it. Stupid people like the ones you had to babysit are one of the main reasons a lot of organizations will probably develop a similar system.
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Riding on track is a different discipline to riding on the road. Follow our expert's advice to make your trackday enjoyable and successful.

Tape up, take off or turn in your mirrors. You should not be able to see behind you in your mirrors, this is very likely to distract your attention and may cause you to lose control of your bike.... you should be focusing ahead of you not behind.

You should also tape up your speedo. Just use your rev counter.

Lower your tyre pressures. This is especially relevant for road bike riders. Your tyres will become much hotter when you ride on track than when you ride on the road, and this will cause the pressure to increase. The weather conditions and the speed at which you ride will play a part in how much you drop your pressures, so do take advice from our tyre experts on the day.
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