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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-15-2006, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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signed up for track day

I am fairly new to sportbikes and have been having fun learning the twisties this year. I have heard all the hipe about track day and I finally got it hooked up today. next opening for me is the end of september and im looking forward to it.

the guys running it look like a good bunch of guys and was wondering if you guys would check out there site and tell me if it looks good/safe and not a rip off.

thanks www.pssrtrack.com
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:25 AM
 
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Way-da-go man

I visited their site. They seem to be on the up-&-up. Be sure to take advantage of the track instructors. Not only will they help you with your skills, but they'll also show you the proper lines around the corners. Until you know a track well, you'll be a bit hesitant to push yourself enough to feel the new things you've learned.

Bottom line.........learn-learn-learn. Next time out will be better. & so on, & so on, & so on, & so on

What track will you be attending?

Make sure to tell us how it goes & take some pics to post.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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I will be a PIR (Portland International Raceway) and I plan to borrow a cam mount and set up, and arcive my progresion. will post the vid even though it wont be some racing vid but for me I know its going to be great.

Now if I can get my wife t let me get a leather suit. I have tourmaster gear with the body armour and some icon boots because I was on a tight buget, but i want to get the suit. I guess i need to get out and sell some web sites this month above my normal sales and go down and get all hooked up.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 02:11 AM
 
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Some organizations won't let you use a cam. Hopefuly you'll be able to. I used my 1st track day vid as a tool: 1st, I went to the track with the expectation of analyzing my progression. I was focused on improving. 2nd, I went through the couple of hours, or so, of footage & memorized each corner at CA Speedway knowing I'll be there again sometime. The next day in level 2, I was able to concentrate on being more smooth, breaking points, turning points, exit points, lean angles, etc...

When I was satisfied with the improvements I had made, I went back & viewed them again & again to try to find something I missed.

Can't wait to see your video.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 06:22 AM
 
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Check with the track about gear requirements. You might HAVE to buy a suit.



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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 11:22 AM
 
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Check with the track about gear requirements. You might HAVE to buy a suit.
I'm jealous. I still don't know when i'll be on a track. I'm shooting for September though too.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 11:58 AM
 
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I'm in the process of gettin gear and some tires them i'm hittin it knee down! havin fun.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 12:38 PM
 
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Track day

Way to go....have fun and be safe. PIR is a horsepower track it's like two straights connected by a few turns and has no elevation changes. You should also consider checking out Pacific in seattle its a very different track than PIR and has all the elevation changes which too me is alot more fun.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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I will check out pacific after i run down here. there are 3 levels A, B, C, and I am in the C catagory, which are people who are new and my gear is ok but not for level A or B, still I got till the end of sept to get some and I am sure I will even if I have to hawk the wifes ring. .LOL

there is one AUG 18th but it is already filled I feel like a kid waiting for xmas, its killing me and I have not even been there yet. I am still going on the 18th to wacth how it works.

Had set of powers put on last week
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 09:23 PM
 
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Another track day company that you may want to follow is NESBA...www.nesba.com. They are usually the only guys who run track days during the weekends. And as far as the northwest they run PIR, Pacific, and Spokane. Have fun out there!!!
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-2006, 09:57 PM
 
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I am fairly new to sportbikes and have been having fun learning the twisties this year. I have heard all the hipe about track day and I finally got it hooked up today. next opening for me is the end of september and im looking forward to it.

the guys running it look like a good bunch of guys and was wondering if you guys would check out there site and tell me if it looks good/safe and not a rip off.

thanks www.pssrtrack.com
Awesome...
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-17-2006, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the link,Ill check them out
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-17-2006, 02:41 AM
 
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here's another: http://www.omrra.com/index.php

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