Does anyone here actually go to a track

the_hammer

Well-Known Member
I was just curious if anyone here actually takes there bike to the track? I've always wanted to learn how to ride/race but have no idea how to get started or anything.
 

the car guy

Well-Known Member
First, you have the wrong crowd to ask this question as 99% of the people on this forum don't understand that there are tracks with turns.

I am track instructor, but I only instruct in cars. Here's who you should go to for bikes as there are a lot of track days at both MSR and ECR coming up. Start with contacting one of the clubs and signing up for an event:

http://www.lstd.com/
http://www.ridesmart.info/
http://www.cmraracing.com/

All have novice programs and work up from there. You will need a good set of safety equipment before you start: full leathers with pads, boots, gloves and a Snell 2005-up rated hard hat. The one I would recommend the most is to go to Ty Howard:

http://www.tyhowardtx.com/

Ty Howard is a local pro and the lead Motorcycle Instructor at ECR.
 

the_hammer

Well-Known Member
Thanks car guy! I had heard of ride smart before and had looked at their website but the problem I have is, I want to do track days on my bike but if I wrecked id have no way of getting it home, so I was hoping someone else here did msr or ecr so I could share their trailer lol, majck123 I live nowhere near a road course I think the closest ones like two hours away! And I know its even further for you in odessa, btw don't you get bored riding out there? I drive through odessa 2-3 times a week and I wanna fall asleep everytime!
 

adamaoc

Well-Known Member
First, you have the wrong crowd to ask this question as 99% of the people on this forum don't understand that there are tracks with turns.

I am track instructor, but I only instruct in cars. Here's who you should go to for bikes as there are a lot of track days at both MSR and ECR coming up. Start with contacting one of the clubs and signing up for an event:

http://www.lstd.com/
http://www.ridesmart.info/
http://www.cmraracing.com/

All have novice programs and work up from there. You will need a good set of safety equipment before you start: full leathers with pads, boots, gloves and a Snell 2005-up rated hard hat. The one I would recommend the most is to go to Ty Howard:

http://www.tyhowardtx.com/

Ty Howard is a local pro and the lead Motorcycle Instructor at ECR.
MSR is a great track. I'm not into the bikes but I've been out there with a few cars!
 

Majck123

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Thanks car guy! I had heard of ride smart before and had looked at their website but the problem I have is, I want to do track days on my bike but if I wrecked id have no way of getting it home, so I was hoping someone else here did msr or ecr so I could share their trailer lol, majck123 I live nowhere near a road course I think the closest ones like two hours away! And I know its even further for you in odessa, btw don't you get bored riding out there? I drive through odessa 2-3 times a week and I wanna fall asleep everytime!
Yeah most of our riding consists of hanging out at gas stations and going fast in a straight line
 

Dr. Satan

Sacred Cow Tipper
Go take the MSF beginners course. Later, take the advance course.

Then go to track, and tear it up.

I've never been able to go to a track, but I've always been interested in it.
 

the_hammer

Well-Known Member
Lol Dr. Satan don't be so quick to jump to conclusions I have take the msf beginners course, just haven't taken the advanced course yet but that's not gonna solve my problem which is if I wreck on the track I have now way of getting the bike home. I don't have a a trailer and don't know anyone that has a trailer and would like something better than my ford focus to pull the bike with lol.
 

Deviate

Bork Bork Bork
Talk to Little Will. Not Skinny Will, but Little Will. One Eyed Willy, maybe? That asshole changes his user name every few months, it seems, so I'm not 100% sure what his current name is.
 

Killermaro

King Retard of Stupid
Ill be heading to msr with a buddy on oct 1. We will be trailoring the bikes out there. T gk ough im not sure how much room we will have.

Im hoping to have my tires and brakes by then.
 

rileyrat

Well-Known Member
In grinner's defense, the same basic idea applies. You go to your local track, pay your fees, get inspected (most require more safety gear than your average drag strip for street cars), then have a blast.

Knowing the finer rules is nice, like when to give the point to someone or or other general track politeness.
 
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