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    Question your track day experience?

    I've decided to sign up for the Motoworks Chicago Track day at Gingerman in MI. (assuming there's a space available) w my R1100RT.

    I've been thru CLASS many years ago, and more recently thru Total Rider Tech. TRT really altered the way I ride, gave me much more confidence cornering and getting off the seat etc. I think any unbiased observer would still call me "slow."

    What's your experience with track days??
    We might as well walk. ~ Adam Guettel The Light In The Piazza
    used to own: 1982 R100T, 1984 R65, 1986K75C, 1997 R1100RT, R850R, K75S, 1978 R100RS... what was I thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 26667 View Post
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    What's your experience with track days??
    Most fun you can have on your bike, with your clothes on.

    Track days are a lot of fun and very exhausting, but will without a doubt make you a better rider. I have done 50+ with my R11S, despite also owning a dedicated track bike. It was always more fun to go spank some body, 1/2 my age with a street bike with the saddle bag mounts still attached

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    Quote Originally Posted by pffog View Post
    Most fun you can have on your bike, with your clothes on.
    I agree that a track day is something that every speed freak or knee dragger wannabe should do (both describe me - especially the "wannabe" part). But what's got me really intrigued now is learning what's the most fun you've had on a motorcycle with your clothes off?

    Kent

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    MC fun

    [QUOTE=Kent Niederhofer;794866]). But what's got me really intrigued now is learning what's the most fun you've had on a motorcycle with your clothes off?

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    We might as well walk. ~ Adam Guettel The Light In The Piazza
    used to own: 1982 R100T, 1984 R65, 1986K75C, 1997 R1100RT, R850R, K75S, 1978 R100RS... what was I thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kent Niederhofer View Post
    ). But what's got me really intrigued now is learning what's the most fun you've had on a motorcycle with your clothes off?

    the usual
    You can pack lighter that way

    You guys are going to ge me in trouble!
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    Lightbulb VIR Track Day 04-05 July - Link

    To Just Ridin' forum

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...860#post797860

    I have done 5 now, and each one has improved my riding lots. The biggest thing you'll notice is that you have more subjective time available when something bad happens on the street. It is hard to quantify, but pucker factor is lower, decisions come faster, you can dodge the dog, etc.
    If you have been to training, go for it - open days are a bit hairier, though.

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