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post #1 of 69 Old 07-01-2014, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone here actually dislike track days?

I'm curios. I had a blast at my first one. Was reading some people's views on the subject and have found there to be quite a few complaints. I'm just very curious to read more about what others dislike about doing track days.

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Im not sure what there would be to dislike other than maybe something an organizer or track would do wrong. But hey everyone is different and there definitely may be some folks that just don't like it. Ill grab a bucket of popcorn with Red_Comet and see.

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After racing I dislike track days. I guess I take things too seriously and expect people to do the same when on track.
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After racing I dislike track days. I guess I take things too seriously and expect people to do the same when on track.
Racing tends to ruin track days.


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I can see how ppl that race wouldn't like a track day, I just recently did my first track day in almost 5 years. Although it was a blast to me and I had fun, I was mostly in the way of ppl that were way more serious about it then I was. I finished the day out without pissing anyone off but I'm sure I did annoy a few.

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I've defiantly been to bad track days, But the same can be said for racing events. Really comes down to the organization and the people your riding with or against.

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You know, a lot of people had said that racing is a million times better than a track day. When do you know that you're at that level? What makes racing that much better than a track day?

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For about 4 years I rode with older guys (40-55 yrs old) from North of Philadelphia in Bucks county. They were born and raised in North Bucks county and Pocono area. They rode sport bikes in that area their entire life. Needless to say, if you know the area, there's hundred's of miles of twisties with very few cops. I learned real quick about aggressive street riding. I asked them why they didn't do track days. They all said the same thing. "Why should I go and pay somebody 190 bucks to ride around in circles when we have all these roads up here which or more fun to ride." I'm now out here in AZ (no where near the fun to ride vs. the upper Bucks county/Pocono area). I could see in certain areas it's about the only choice.
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You know, a lot of people had said that racing is a million times better than a track day. When do you know that you're at that level? What makes racing that much better than a track day?
It's more serious, more committed, and more rewarding ... and the process of getting a roadracing license filters out a lot of the idiots, and you don't have to deal with the slower riders until lapping them. There is an argument that track days give you more track time ... but racing is better quality track time.

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For about 4 years I rode with older guys (40-55 yrs old) from North of Philadelphia in Bucks county. They were born and raised in North Bucks county and Pocono area. They rode sport bikes in that area their entire life. Needless to say, if you know the area, there's hundred's of miles of twisties with very few cops. I learned real quick about aggressive street riding. I asked them why they didn't do track days. They all said the same thing. "Why should I go and pay somebody 190 bucks to ride around in circles when we have all these roads up here which or more fun to ride." I'm now out here in AZ (no where near the fun to ride vs. the upper Bucks county/Pocono area). I could see in certain areas it's about the only choice.
Different environment. On track there are no cops, no trees to hit, no utility poles to hit, better control of the pavement surface, etc. I like backroads riding, too, but it's different. For example, in 25+ years of street riding, I've never touched a knee down. There is too much uncertainty to do it with confidence. In the carousel at Grand Bend ... 4th gear (FZR400) knee on the ground all the way around, lap after lap. Street riding is more of a scenic tour by comparison - and there's nothing wrong with that - but it's a different type of riding.


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