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Posted 11 April 2019 - 02:28 PM

Been riding a long time, not the youngest guy out there for sure
Recent years riding has been a lot of LD cross country miles on an FJR
Did a California SB School years ago at Road America
Much car autocrossing at DCTC so I know the facility

I talked with both ZARS and RCP at the bike show - I'm still interested and they didn't try to chase me away ;^)
It seems I have riding gear/equip covered

Motivation
1-Take some instruction
2-Learn and improve
3-Fun riding day
4-Connect with new riders
5-Not to be fast

I'll be riding to the days event, limited carry capacity obviously
I'm thinking my load plan is important since I can't bring the kitchen sink. . .

Looking for advice, feedback, call it what you like ---- Help!
ZARS
RCP
things to prep
things to bring
general advice
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Posted 11 April 2019 - 03:26 PM

View Postmortay, on 11 April 2019 - 02:28 PM, said:


general advice
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Good for you, you'll have a blast. Either one will be a hoot and treat you right. I would consider riding BIR with either of them too. For your first event or 3 just have your bike ready and on good rubber. Bring plenty of water and I know a smile and bag of Oreo's will make you plenty of friends to hang out with out of sun/weather, tent, ez up, awning whatever?

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 10:11 PM

Rent a Uhaul. You need a chair, lot's of water and some basic tools that you cant carry on a bike. Or hitch a ride with someone here.

Welcome and enjoy the track! It's addictive.
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Posted 11 April 2019 - 11:52 PM

Any track day you do will be amazing. The benefit of having a closed course and proper instruction is HUGE.

I'm wondering if I talked to you at IMS. I was there with Road Closed all day Saturday and Sunday. If you have any questions feel free to send me a message here or text/call. I'd be happy to help you get into the track day groove here. I may coach for RC but I don't like to preach (much) and I don't like to shove bias opinions around. I want you to find what's best for you and realize your potential. Your "Motivation #5" is awesome. You'll learn quick that way.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:10 AM

You can ride to your first track day to see if its for you. If you decide you like it, you can invest in stuff like a trailer, easy-up (shade), and other stuff. If you have room, fluid for hydration and sunscreen would be my two suggestions. Everything else you can borrow for your first track day.

So come on down. Both organizations are great. I'm a RC patron myself, but there's plenty of friendly folks willing to share their shade and their wisdom in both organizations.
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 11:29 AM

I do RCP. I love working with Jon. I am doing both days memorial weekend. I will have a gray trailer and a white truck. You are welcome to hang out with my wife and I. We always have extra chairs and water.
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:00 PM

View PostPOE, on 11 April 2019 - 11:52 PM, said:

Any track day you do will be amazing. The benefit of having a closed course and proper instruction is HUGE.

I'm wondering if I talked to you at IMS. I was there with Road Closed all day Saturday and Sunday. If you have any questions feel free to send me a message here or text/call. I'd be happy to help you get into the track day groove here. I may coach for RC but I don't like to preach (much) and I don't like to shove bias opinions around. I want you to find what's best for you and realize your potential. Your "Motivation #5" is awesome. You'll learn quick that way.

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We did talk Luke, good to know you're here. Now for good weather and DCTC days.
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:26 PM

View Postantimatter, on 12 April 2019 - 07:10 AM, said:

You can ride to your first track day to see if its for you. If you decide you like it, you can invest in stuff like a trailer, easy-up (shade), and other stuff. If you have room, fluid for hydration and sunscreen would be my two suggestions. Everything else you can borrow for your first track day.

So come on down. Both organizations are great. I'm a RC patron myself, but there's plenty of friendly folks willing to share their shade and their wisdom in both organizations.


That's the plan I was going to use - give it a try to make sure, then as is typical for me, over do it. . . ;^) Plus my car isn't a natural for a hitch install, so better to make sure I really need it first.
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:39 PM

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I do RCP. I love working with Jon. I am doing both days memorial weekend. I will have a gray trailer and a white truck. You are welcome to hang out with my wife and I. We always have extra chairs and water.


Memorial weekend, maybe by then I'll have a day under my belt, we'll see. A seat and conversation sounds like a good deal to me.

Nice friendly response from a number of people here, I like it, thanks!
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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:47 PM

View Postmortay, on 12 April 2019 - 05:39 PM, said:

Memorial weekend, maybe by then I'll have a day under my belt, we'll see. A seat and conversation sounds like a good deal to me.

Nice friendly response from a number of people here, I like it, thanks!



HE is the class offered on sunday. It is geared towards first time track riders.
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:41 PM

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HE is the class offered on sunday. It is geared towards first time track riders.


I hadn't noticed or certainly didn't understand that some dates have a different format. Is the difference significant? I'm thinking in terms of the basic instruction time - ride session - and rest period. If it works out I still like the idea of getting signed up for as early a date as I can. Wait until later?. . . who wants to wait? ;^))
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:46 PM

So thinking about registering. . . who and how many have already signed up, timing, the weather. . . all come to mind.

Does the reg process give you a view into who and how many have signed up already?

As far as a DCTC day is concerned - what do you do with a wet weather day?
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 03:30 PM

View Postmortay, on 13 April 2019 - 01:46 PM, said:

So thinking about registering. . . who and how many have already signed up, timing, the weather. . . all come to mind.

Does the reg process give you a view into who and how many have signed up already?

As far as a DCTC day is concerned - what do you do with a wet weather day?



Ride rain or shine. Memorial weekend normally isnít booked out. HE is going to be a simpler track lay out with more formal instructions.
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:06 AM

Severe weather has caused cancellations before, but light/moderate rain is still rideable. Wet riding is a great way to get comfortable on your motorcycle. Keep an eye on the forecast and come prepared.

HE class is a "class" style focus centered around a curriculum of solid riding skills. RC sells HE days very very cheap so we can appeal to riders that may not otherwise participate. HE's focus is to get riders acquainted with advanced skills training and provide them with a solid start to riding skills that will help them survive on the street and improve their riding overall in ways they didn't know was possible.

I love coaching HE days. Definitely my favorite day of coaching all year. I get to see people discover how fun these track experiences are and I can send them home with huge smiles knowing they can ride safer.
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Posted 21 May 2019 - 07:25 PM

Registered, paid and set for Saturday. The day is looking pretty great, here we go.
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