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post #1 of 33 Old 07-21-2014, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Hi so I'm thinking about doing more track days than the odd one or two a year. My question is do you ride there and ride back to take it in a van/trailer it?

I've crashed on track once and luckily a friend was there with his van so got it home that way.

But as for taking tools, fuel etc I thought about getting a trailer?

If anyone near Kent, England has one for sale please let me know.

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post #2 of 33 Old 07-21-2014, 03:09 AM
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Always trailer... It only makes sense. YOU of all people i would imagine would understand this, given you're crash u couldnt ride home from.

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I had a big van for work which I use to take the big in but I only have a smaller van now which isn't big enough.. so trailer it looks like. cheers
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Eh I've ridden to both of my track days and prepped on site. But I also had someone to call in the event of a crash.

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Trailer. After most track days I can barely move, I couldn't imagine having to ride the bike home. I also like to take an ez up, a cooler, tools, spare parts, a bed, fans, food, etc...
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I ride to the track because I don't have a van and don't fancy attaching a tow bar to the back of my evo ( shameless name drop, it's new ), but get a lift off of a mate with a van when possible. I did have a little lowside once and broke the gear lever and had to get a friend to drive an hour to pick me up, which luckily he did. I still don't let the thought of crashing the bike and not being able to ride home affect how I ride though. If it happens I'll worry about it afterwards.

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I ride to the track because I don't have a van and don't fancy attaching a tow bar to the back of my evo ( shameless name drop, it's new ), but get a lift off of a mate with a van when possible. I did have a little lowside once and broke the gear lever and had to get a friend to drive an hour to pick me up, which luckily he did. I still don't let the thought of crashing the bike and not being able to ride home affect how I ride though. If it happens I'll worry about it afterwards.
If that was the case I wouldn't go to the track. None of my local friends go. Plus I hate having to rely on others.
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I've got breakdown cover, if I couldn't get a lift off of a friend id have to drag the bike onto the road nearby and say I'd binned it. It's either that or don't do any trackdays. Its not ideal but that's life, you do what you've gotta do
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I just put mine in the back of the pickup truck
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I just put mine in the back of the pickup truck
I have a topper on the truck so that doesn't work for me.
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Your all assuming that the bike is why you couldn't ride it home. There is a distinct possibility that you would be the reason you couldn't ride a bike home after a crash. I can drive pretty good with only one working hand/arm and a working right leg. Any broken arms, legs, hands, shoulders, ribs or other injuries will prevent you from riding the bike home.

It's foolish to think riding a bike to a track day is a good idea. You shold be hauling them in a truck, van or trailer and also going with a friend who can help get you home if your injured.
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Your all assuming that the bike is why you couldn't ride it home. There is a distinct possibility that you would be the reason you couldn't ride a bike home after a crash. I can drive pretty good with only one working hand/arm and a working right leg. Any broken arms, legs, hands, shoulders, ribs or other injuries will prevent you from riding the bike home.

It's foolish to think riding a bike to a track day is a good idea. You shold be hauling them in a truck, van or trailer and also going with a friend who can help get you home if your injured.
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