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Nervous! - October 5, 2009, 04:19 PM

hey everyone,

so im doing my first noobie track day the 18th through nesba and im really nervous... ive been riding for almost 2 years now but have never been to the track. I'm not sure what to expect. Everyone tells me the track is completely different, and the streets wont help my riding much. What do you guys think? could you give me any tips? Anything to look out for?

if it matters im riding my new 1000rr (not my first bike) but ive only had a hand full of hours on the bike and still getting to know it. any tips on suspension tuning...im 6'1 180lbs so if you guys out there with similar weights let me know what specs y ou have on your suspensions maybe they would work out for me too. thanks in advance.

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October 5, 2009, 04:24 PM

A brand new bike which you're not completely familiar with and never been on the track.

Take it super easy. Focus on being smooth.

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October 5, 2009, 04:25 PM

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October 5, 2009, 04:27 PM

Take your time and ride your ride. Learn the track at YOUR pace. Stay in noob group until YOU feel ready and confident to move up. The track is all about consistancy. Untill you have that speed means nothing.

Link up with some control riders and have them evaluate you. Pay attention to what they tell you and as stated before ... take your time. There is no award at the end of a track day so you're there to gain experience.


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October 5, 2009, 04:41 PM

thanks for the awesome pointers...

i have come to realize that its not the riding part that scares me, but more the environment of the track. im so used to riding with friends and no one competes with each other on the street, but at the track im gonna have people flying by me, but you guys are right since it is a noob class i need to find my rhythm first before i can compete.


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thanks for the awesome pointers...

i have come to realize that its not the riding part that scares me, but more the environment of the track. im so used to riding with friends and no one competes with each other on the street, but at the track im gonna have people flying by me, but you guys are right since it is a noob class i need to find my rhythm first before i can compete.

You won't have to worry about "people flying by you" in the Beginner group. Passing is only allowed on the straights, not in the corners.


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October 5, 2009, 04:55 PM

That's not really true... It all depends how much you pushed your limits on the street. You can get pretty darn fast just from street riding.

When you hit the track, just remember that you are riding in a circle all day and that you will get another shot at this corner in 2 minutes. Don't rush it, don't push it. Focus on the throttle and good corner speed instead of gunning on the straights and braking hard before turns. Establish your corner speed early... (Hard braking is easy to incorporate later.)
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October 5, 2009, 04:57 PM

Don't even worry about suspension settings for your first track day. Focus on 3 things, 1) Relax, 2) Relax, 3) Enjoy yourself.
Take your time, ride at a pace you feel comfortable with. Future track days (and trust me, you will be going to more after you see how much fun it is) can be spent learning and refining technique.


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