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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-12-2016, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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First Track Day

March 26th will be my first track day, Texas World Speedway.

Bike is ready, Gear is ready.

The one thing I'm behind on is....Me.

I just started walking/running and working out.

I'm in worst shape then I thought.

I have always kept in pretty good shape, but my job keeps me on the computer or driving.

I just turned 55 so getting back in shape may take longer than expected!!

For this track day, I will be on the Fireblade. I should have the Gixxer ready for track duty very soon.

I can't wait!!!
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Re: First Track Day

Nice! I'm heading out there May 7.

What do you do for work? Having worked 12 hour shifts for the past 3 years has made me lazy. I used to run everyday, I need to get back into that...

Be sure to post afterwards about your experience
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May 7 for me too. But I'm in great shape lol
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May 7 for me too. But I'm in great shape lol
Round is also a shape
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Re: First Track Day

My First trackday was awesome!!

It was intense for sure.

I learned alot.

Bike was flawless.

I was on a 1997 CBR 900 with 8800 miles. It has the original suspension that has never been serviced. I have read the discussions in here about suspension and I was a little worried about mine. It was a non issue. It handled like a dream. I know I'm a track rookie but I have been riding for 40 years, I went at a pretty good pace.

Not to say that I wont be making some upgrades when I can.
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ill be there in about a month! thanks for the pics. glad you had a good time. how were the instructors and such?
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ill be there in about a month! thanks for the pics. glad you had a good time. how were the instructors and such?
Ridesmart was awesome, instructors are great!

Safety first and I liked that. They don't play with idiots and there were some there.

Two hospital trips before third session and even more crashes, one crash in turn 1, I don't understand that.

I was in Group 1 for first timers.

They showed you the lines in the first session by "Follow the instructor" and X's on the track".

It was open track after that with no passing before lunch except on the long straight.

After lunch, there was passing in some designated straights and corners but only on the outside.

I can't wait to go again!!

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Awesome to hear. One more question.... Did you enjoy the track itself? Is it in decent shape?
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Track was great.

No Problems.

You can really get your speed up on this track.
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great fun
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My First trackday was awesome!!

It was intense for sure.

I learned alot.

Bike was flawless.

I was on a 1997 CBR 900 with 8800 miles. It has the original suspension that has never been serviced. I have read the discussions in here about suspension and I was a little worried about mine. It was a non issue. It handled like a dream. I know I'm a track rookie but I have been riding for 40 years, I went at a pretty good pace.

Not to say that I wont be making some upgrades when I can.
Congrats! My first track experience was on my 1996 CBR900RR.
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Congrats! My first track experience was on my 1996 CBR900RR.
Last year was my first riding season, and I did my first track day on a 92 FZR. The 90s bikes are still a lot of fun, and so cheap! Great way to get into bikes and track riding

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