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North Texas track day

Anyone on here thinking about riding Eagles Canyon Raceway on June 4/5th? I know it's right after TWS on memorial day, but still a fun track. 2.5 miles 11 turns and about 95ft in elevation change. If I can get the 750 finished I will be out there for at least Sunday.
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Isn't that a members only event? I know a lot of racers will be out there. One works at cycle gear and has become a friend of mine. He invited me yesterday when I was picking a couple of things up. I hope to see you out there

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If it was not my 15th wedding anniversary I would be, ecr is not far from my house.
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If it was not my 15th wedding anniversary I would be, ecr is not far from my house.
Where do you live? I'm up in the Keller area. The 4/5th is a RideSmart event. I will be out there if I can get everything in and back together. Lots of garage therapy after work going on for me.
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Lonestar Trackdays is heading back out to TWS that weekend. I'm torn now.
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I would say branch out and ride a new track. You could always ride TWS Saturday and ECR Sunday, or vice versa. If I could swing the time off work I would do that. Saturdays off in my line of work are few and far between, saving that for possibly going to COTA in July.
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ECR is also 5 hours away vs. 3 hours from Houston. Not sure that my pregnant wife is up for that type of haul.

I'm going to go with LSTD when I head up north. It'll be when I go with my friend David for the weekend and camp out and leave the family at home.
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Not sure which one I will hit up, thinking most of my buddies are going to ECR. Main reason is one of them trashed his leathers and will need to rent some through ridesmart. I would like to hit up TWS, would have to leave saturday night and camp out or way early sunday morning. It's a long run to get there and back when I will be flying solo. I try not to do that just in case something happens. RideSmart does more events then LSTD.
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Not sure which one I will hit up, thinking most of my buddies are going to ECR. Main reason is one of them trashed his leathers and will need to rent some through ridesmart. I would like to hit up TWS, would have to leave saturday night and camp out or way early sunday morning. It's a long run to get there and back when I will be flying solo. I try not to do that just in case something happens. RideSmart does more events then LSTD.
Tell him not to expect much from their leathers, I would know

It's a pretty long haul. I didn't realize how much closer the Houston tracks were.

Ridesmart does many more track days and aren't as race oriented as LSTD. They also have different styles they teach. I've spoken to two people in the past week that ride with LSTD and regularly go to Harris Hill Raceway who will never go through Ridesmart again for a few reasons.

Regardless, it is still a great way to become introduced to the track.
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PM me the reasons please. If you don't mind. Curiously is peaked.

To everyone who is going to do track days in TX, post up dates so we can see who's gonna be where
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I've done both and don't have a preference either way. I found out last night that the track day up at ECR is $65 a day. As much as I would like to ride TWS one last time it's hard to pass up that deal. If you are looking for a race oriented deal, Ty Howard with LSTD or Jim Dugger both do private instruction. Seat time will help you more then anything right now regardless of the track you are on. Right now it looks like I will be at ECR just because I can run both days for the price of one. If that changes I will post up, just a long haul when I'm rolling solo. If my wife agrees to come along maybe I will make the trip.
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I've done both and don't have a preference either way. I found out last night that the track day up at ECR is $65 a day. As much as I would like to ride TWS one last time it's hard to pass up that deal. If you are looking for a race oriented deal, Ty Howard with LSTD or Jim Dugger both do private instruction. Seat time will help you more then anything right now regardless of the track you are on. Right now it looks like I will be at ECR just because I can run both days for the price of one. If that changes I will post up, just a long haul when I'm rolling solo. If my wife agrees to come along maybe I will make the trip.
65/day is nothing to pass up on! H2R isn't that great of a track, but to get more seat time without having to book hotels and stay overnight anywhere, that's going to be my best bet. I'm still going to venture out to the rest of the tracks in TX before this year ends.
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65/day is nothing to pass up on! H2R isn't that great of a track, but to get more seat time without having to book hotels and stay overnight anywhere, that's going to be my best bet. I'm still going to venture out to the rest of the tracks in TX before this year ends.
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Where do you live? I'm up in the Keller area. The 4/5th is a RideSmart event. I will be out there if I can get everything in and back together. Lots of garage therapy after work going on for me.
Im in keller area too!
also i just got an email today from ridesmart, ecr that weekend is now half off, only $65/day!
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Im in keller area too!
also i just got an email today from ridesmart, ecr that weekend is now half off, only $65/day!
I'd take advantage of that if I were you! Depending what happens with LSTD I may end up heading that direction.
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We all need to go to COTA
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Definitely... I just hope I can get off of work that weekend
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Im in keller area too!
also i just got an email today from ridesmart, ecr that weekend is now half off, only $65/day!
Where in Keller are you? I'm over in the Heritage area.
I'm shooting for COTA in July. If everyone ends up at ECR next weekend I will make room in the garage for all the bike rather then leave them at the track and room in the house for those not wanting to camp out. Currently I'm waiting to hear back about some new body work for the bike. If I can't get my hands on it soon enough then I guess it's back to the beat up body work. New Galfer Superbike lines went on last night thanks to warranty. Still need to get the new chain and sprokets on. Guess worst case I can ride the 600RR, it still has all the upgraded suspension on it that will be going onto the 750.
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I'm in McPherson Ranch.

COTA in July sounds awesome.
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