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N2 is great for first time ever on the track people. Aside from that, at least if you're in novice group, it is an annoying org to ride with in my opinion. The novice group rules are so over the top. 1 hour long rider's meeting to start things off was insane, no passing unless a coach waves you by is ridiculous and was beyond annoying, and the extremely restricted passing made it even worse.

I rode with them 1 time, and I wouldn't do it again (UNLESS it was my very first time on track, or if I was in intermediate or advanced).
What other groups run NJMP around end july?
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N2 is great for first time ever on the track people. Aside from that, at least if you're in novice group, it is an annoying org to ride with in my opinion. The novice group rules are so over the top. 1 hour long rider's meeting to start things off was insane, no passing unless a coach waves you by is ridiculous and was beyond annoying, and the extremely restricted passing made it even worse.

I rode with them 1 time, and I wouldn't do it again (UNLESS it was my very first time on track, or if I was in intermediate or advanced).
Wow. That is ridiculous/inane.

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My Helmet is dot approved but not snell(it has an inside visor that comes down to help mitigate sunlight) I got this because of that feature since I have to wear glasses and sometimes the sun can be brutal. Do they only accept Snell or ECE certified helmets?
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Their website has just about everything you need to know. Look it up.

1. Helmet, undamaged, full-face DOT, SNELL, or European standard approved, with eye
protection. No flip-up helmets allowed.


http://www.n2td.org/wp-content/uploa...Ver.-2.0.1.pdf



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Their website has just about everything you need to know. Look it up.

1. Helmet, undamaged, full-face DOT, SNELL, or European standard approved, with eye
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Just don't bring one of these:
Is that Rebel helmet from starwars?? I only ask because the one site I was on had a SNELL certified in the waiver you fill out when they do gear inspection. Thank you for the reply!
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If you have the time I think it's a lot less stressful to arrive the night before and camp or get a hotel. Bring lots of water, tire warmers, chain lube, extra levers and bar ends, foot pegs etc.. extra chain

Bring towels, sunscreen, some sort of lens cleaner and microfiber cloths, I also like to have a table and all my tools

Oh, and a couple of folding chairs. I also think a 10' X 10' folding awning is a must, too.
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Oh, and a couple of folding chairs. I also think a 10' X 10' folding awning is a must, too.
How could I forget. If there is no garage or covered area, you NEED an EZ-up. Chairs are a must have too.

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My Helmet is dot approved but not snell(it has an inside visor that comes down to help mitigate sunlight) I got this because of that feature since I have to wear glasses and sometimes the sun can be brutal. Do they only accept Snell or ECE certified helmets?
Pretty much any full face helmet is good to go. I've never seen TDP check that closely on helmets.
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Yeah they really baby the novice group, or try to. Which is fine if it's your first time, but for people like me who are pretty much ready for a bump to intermediate it's just ridiculous.
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Having ridden with N2/NESBA for the past 10 years, I would highly recommend them, especially if this is your first time on the track. Yes, there is a Novice group meeting that one attends every track day with them, but they will stress to you that safety is their #1 goal, with the rider having fun a close second. I met several new to N2 and/or track riders at NJMP this past Monday, and everyone complains about the passing rules. The truth is, and it's repeated often, is if you are that skilled/fast, you can pass people easily in any group, within the rules (someone mentioned leaving ego at home). There are plenty of passing places at NJMP even in the Novice group. If you're looking for a bump to the next group, either line up first or ask a coach if you can be evaluated. From my experience, those that get bumped are noticeably faster/smoother than the rest of the group (try watching from the bleachers sometime), but speed is not a prerequisite for getting bumped.

I also believe the demo program is different than the new rider program. New riders can ride their own bikes for free for the first two sessions, then sign up, if there is room in your group. The demo program involves taking one of the Yamahas out during your session. Regarding what to bring to the track, besides chair, shade, etc., don't forget sunscreen and ear plugs. There are rooms you can rent above the garage at NJMP which are about $100/night, and the convenience is worth it to me. Give them a try; you won't know if you hate it until you do.
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I am pretty stoked for this. I should have a pop-up. I have camping chairs and such for my Invasion of normandy campout I do every year for Skirmish (~5k players). It is a blast!. I will come prepared. with H20 chairs and shade. I am talking about renting one of the garages with some of the others going with me. we will see which route we take.
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On the pop up.. Yes bring one. BUT if it's a budget bargain brand take the sucker down if the winds get up there.
We lost at least 6 that the wind PUSHED them down and folded them up.
Mine on the other had was lifting the 5 gallon gas can, so I added another strap to my 50 pound tool kit.
While hitting the head a wind gust put enough strain it broke the handle off the tool kit and the tarp went for a ride. The landing bent the frame.
Also had to tie down my folding chairs, they kept want to go for a walk about.

If you have a gopro, many coaches have mounts. They will use your camera and follow you a lap to let you see how your doing. In short order most (at least me) find my body position isn't what I thought I was doing. Take day pictures are also great for this. Prices vary, but they are a nice way to document your progress.

I'm really stoked for you, brings back some great memories and reminds me how far I've come and need to go.

OH, the passing rules are for you. If followed no one will have an issue.

Most of the orginizations will ask, who's never been here before, never done a track day.
They will be put in the lowest group.
I answered never been to mid ohio, put me in the lowest group. When asked what I thought about the session, said love the track and I've never been so bored in my entire life. They put me up a couple group's in novice.
They want you to NOT be over your head, and not be bored so you will learn.
Let them know. If you tell them I can't imagine going any faster and your doing OK. They will keep you where your at.

I'm looking forward next weekend Barber track day.
Cant wait to hear about your experience.
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