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$84 buttonwillow trackday! oct 20th
« on: September 19, 2005, 04:27:47 AM »
If you're not a member of socalsportbikes.com JOIN.
I'm in for the intermediate group.


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We had a great time out here at Buttonwillow yesterday! ('m currently posting sitting in a garage at BW -- the wireless internet here is working great).

I wanted to let everyone know that we're going to have another event here at Buttonwillow on October 20th -- $84 for members of SoCalSportbikes! (the list price is $99, using the discount code 'socal' on our website http://zoomzoomtrackdays.com to get the additional $15 discount.

It's "kinda" a regular day for us. We're initially posting a 3 group format but if it's like yesterday we'll cut it back to 2 groups (like we did yesterday). Top quality instruction is available in all groups! The Novice School/C group alternates between in-classroom sessions and on-track sessions. The B and A groups have instructors available on request!

The reason I say it's a "kinda" regular day is that we're also likely to be running an AFM New Racer School at this event, with many spots available. If you're interested in coming to the New Racer School (for $200) then just wait until Monday when we get it posted on the Zoom Zoom website.

I'll look forward to seeing you all there!

Chris.
 

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2005, 10:58:53 AM »
I've been wanting to do a trackday, but I don't know if I'm ready yet.  I have a brand new set of powers on my bike and a 2piece suit but I'm still a little intimidated by the whole track idea.

Will there be a beginner friendly group?
Also I'm thinking of using the cracked fairings from my little incindent as race fairings...whatcha yall think?
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2005, 12:03:54 PM »
do the trackday - you'll be hooked and won't look back  :thumb:

i've been fortunate to ride with a club that takes care of their members, i've heard stories (true or not) of how other clubs just kinda toss you out there and fend for yourself.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2005, 12:41:41 PM »
there's a novice riders school at no extra charge. check out their website. it may be worth it for you considering the overall cost and a great track. I've never done a trackday with them though. this will be a first.
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2005, 09:39:25 PM »
oh crap... why does the 2nd half of the semester have to start on this day.... :x ...im all set for it...new tires are soon to be here...i hate skool... :x

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2005, 07:42:06 PM »
good news...i read my sched wrong...20th...is day after finals :thumb: ...it would be a great time to either celebrate or if i fail miserably...forget everything  :lol: ...i wanna sign up in the novice group pablo...but are you concerned of rain? i know socal downpour usually happen jan-mar but after tuesday's rain.. :dunno: ...how do you feel about it pablo? -jr

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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2005, 08:21:27 PM »
hadnt even though about it. I'll decide OCt 10...or so.

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2005, 06:09:11 PM »
ive just sign up....god i hope this works.... :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2005, 07:28:01 PM »
Quote from: VersOne
I've been wanting to do a trackday, but I don't know if I'm ready yet.  I have a brand new set of powers on my bike and a 2piece suit but I'm still a little intimidated by the whole track idea.

Will there be a beginner friendly group?
Also I'm thinking of using the cracked fairings from my little incindent as race fairings...whatcha yall think?


Dude let's do this, we'll load yours and mine in my truck.  We'll be doing novice, and you;ve ridden with me plenty of times before. CMON CMON CMON I need someone to go with lol
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2005, 08:17:53 PM »
8)  hell yeah!...
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2005, 01:53:10 AM »
Not sure yet if im gonna make it, I'd love too, but i dont know.
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2005, 02:04:59 AM »
Dan-pics?

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2005, 03:17:30 AM »
OK, question for you trackdayers.  Everything I've read says you need to bring someone with you...  Is this a must have?  Being a thursday, I'm having a tough time getting someone to come with me.  I even offered to load their bike in my truck   :mrgreen:   (whether or not I can actually fit two bikes in my truck is another subject entirely lol.   Havent yet tried that one)

Anyway.... any definitive guidance on this?   :dunno:
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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2005, 03:34:39 AM »
hahaha, yeah, I saw that post of yours...

No, you dont need to bring someone. You'll have a few people there that you'll "know" and that will just add to the day. Its nice to have someone there to share the experience with, especially if they're riding the same group as you. Its a total blast. You wont be able to wipe the smile off your face until you realize you're hooked and start thinking about what to sell to pay for tires and trackdays....

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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2005, 04:15:11 AM »
ROFL  yeah
OK, well I'll just have the guy at my apartment help me load, and I'll come on my own...  Good stuff!   :mrgreen:
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« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2005, 01:57:42 PM »
yeah, thats the only thing. plenty of people at the track to help load and unload. when you get home you'll be tired and might want to enlist someone to help unload.

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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2005, 03:58:17 PM »
Quote from: JCH
OK, question for you trackdayers.  Everything I've read says you need to bring someone with you...  Is this a must have?  Being a thursday, I'm having a tough time getting someone to come with me.  I even offered to load their bike in my truck   :mrgreen:   (whether or not I can actually fit two bikes in my truck is another subject entirely lol.   Havent yet tried that one)

Anyway.... any definitive guidance on this?   :dunno:


dude, we are the same situation....being a skinny asian dude doesn't help also in loading and unloading the gs  :lol: ...for sure go ill be in the novice group as well...well help each other out  :thumb:

versone..come with jch...it would be nice to see someone i met before too

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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2005, 04:16:43 PM »
If you're alone you can load the bike using the engine to roll the bike up the ramp and/or back the truck up to a driveway so the rear wheels are in the gutter, lowering the tailgate closer to the ground. that makes it easier too. I just run the engine and clutch it gently up the ramp in gear.

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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2005, 04:02:45 PM »
Heheheh...  Yeah....  loading bikes by myself terrifies me.

I was in a parking lot once, trying to load my old gs500 into the back of the truck.  I have one of those crummy black ramps with the holes you know?  Not very long.

So I'm clutching the bike up the ramp....  right as the back wheel is about to get onto the tailgate, it spins, kicks the ramp out from underneath it, and lands smack on the tailgate....  Luckily it fell straight and so it was perched there, bottom of the frame on tailgate, back tire hanging off the edge.  I had to hold it there for 5 minutes until some guy walked by and came over to help.   :lol:   He must have thought I was a freaking moron.

That's why I don't load by myself  ;)   Maybe I just need a better ramp ;)
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2005, 05:35:58 PM »
or maybe you need to use a tie down and strap the ramp to the bumper or something. Thats what most people do to prevent that happening...you'll learn.