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post #16 of 24 Old 04-14-2015, 06:48 PM
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cool! i'll let you know we might go this weekend i'll hit u up if ever.
I'll likely be up at the Rock Store around 11am on Sunday.... Maybe I'll see some of you there.

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If you can go do that trackday, don't worry about your current riding level. You'll learn a lot more in 1 trackday than you will riding the streets for 6 months.

I'll be out and about in the next few months, for now I only have a trackbike.
Personally... I'd wait until you've got a few thousand street miles before a track day.

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really. you think so? ill just end up in the way of guys that are much faster, plus my bike is my daily driver so id be scared of recking it
Majority of track day organizations run a 3 group format. Beginner, intermediate and advanced. You'll start in C group (beginner) and be with similar experience level riders.

Of course you'll be scared of wrecking it. But there are FAR fewer variables on a racetrack that can make you go down. It's generally a safer place to practice testing your skills. That said... most riders in C and B groups will be on their daily rides.

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Is it something i need slicks for. Or just street tires? What kind of gear do i need for a track day?
No... slicks are for when you can actually push the bike to the point where street tires are not enough. I run slicks when I can... but typically on Dunlop Q3's. And they're usually enough for me. And I'm an A group rider.

When the time comes and you're actually ready to book a day at the track... check out the website of whatever organization you're gonna ride with for what they require. Generally... Helmet, at least a 2-piece suit with 270 degree zipper (almost all the way around the waist) or a 1-piece, gauntlet gloves, and boots. And a good running bike...


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Welcome to the site!

Group rides are cool, but don't be afraid to do some solo runs as well. You have a lot of nice roads by your area. Start by getting to know your bike and feeling comfortable on it. I'm not saying you will, but many new and less experienced riders often make the mistake of trying to keep up with the faster guys on group rides, and learning a very expensive mistake for it....

Don't be one of those guys. Ride your own ride, you'll get there eventually.

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Yeah there's a bunch of us in OC too, I just hate LA traffic so I don't bother

I'd be happy to show you around down here but I'm moving in about 6 weeks so clock's ticking
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Welcome to the site!

Group rides are cool, but don't be afraid to do some solo runs as well. You have a lot of nice roads by your area. Start by getting to know your bike and feeling comfortable on it. I'm not saying you will, but many new and less experienced riders often make the mistake of trying to keep up with the faster guys on group rides, and learning a very expensive mistake for it....

Don't be one of those guys. Ride your own ride, you'll get there eventually.

PS, fuck this insomnia

I really appreciate the advice Jperez, i guess im just a little over excited to get out there, so far ive only been able to put about 250miles on the bike and mostly freeway miles at that since i was on duty this weekend im hoping that this weekend ill be able to just get out and ride around
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I'll likely be up at the Rock Store around 11am on Sunday.... Maybe I'll see some of you there.



Personally... I'd wait until you've got a few thousand street miles before a track day.



Majority of track day organizations run a 3 group format. Beginner, intermediate and advanced. You'll start in C group (beginner) and be with similar experience level riders.

Of course you'll be scared of wrecking it. But there are FAR fewer variables on a racetrack that can make you go down. It's generally a safer place to practice testing your skills. That said... most riders in C and B groups will be on their daily rides.



No... slicks are for when you can actually push the bike to the point where street tires are not enough. I run slicks when I can... but typically on Dunlop Q3's. And they're usually enough for me. And I'm an A group rider.

When the time comes and you're actually ready to book a day at the track... check out the website of whatever organization you're gonna ride with for what they require. Generally... Helmet, at least a 2-piece suit with 270 degree zipper (almost all the way around the waist) or a 1-piece, gauntlet gloves, and boots. And a good running bike...
Now thats a boat load of knowledge
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Hey Flex, I just want to say that I'm some what new to the 600 world.
But i live in woodland Hills so if you ever want to ride let me know.

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