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Old July 23rd @ 09:51 pm   #1
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From: Murrieta, CA

Motorcycle: GSX-R 600
Hows it going!

Didnt find an introduction forum so thought I would post a bit about me here. If it is the wrong place then please move it to the correct one.

Well, I love riding bikes and entered the 2nd chapter of my 6 year long bike life being a full time track junkie. Yeah, I more or less stopped riding at the street for several reasons and realized that I belong at the track and hence put a restraining order on my bike so it cant spend any time on the street for the moment

I used to be one of those guys that frequently hit the canyons and doing you know what but if you do that long enough you are bound to see some things that you just dont want to see. I never had an accident but saw other people have them on the minor scale but it makes you think a lot after you see it.

Now I devote my time to give other people a chance to see an alternative to that same road and hopefully spare them the feeling of seeing it.

Dont get me wrong. Riding the streets is not bad as long as you do it cautiously but for me thats not going to happen and thats why I have the restraining order on my bike

Now let me talk about tracktactics.com. We are an organization that promotes track days for people that never been to the track or just have a few track days under their belt. We strongly believe that when you have been to the track once or a few times you will realize that there is an alternative to the hard core street and canyon riding and maybe realize the danger with doing it. I bet all of you have heard of someone that died in the canyons during a thrill ride and I'm pretty sure everyone here have a friend that crashed during the same circumstances and that is far from being a good feeling. How many of you have heard of someone that died or had a serious accident causing life changing damages on the track? Most accidents that do happen on the track you can more or less walk away from even if your bike is turned into a big pile of trash.

During the time I've been promoting track days I've heard one constant excuse from the street riders and that is the fact that track days are too expensive and cant be afforded so thats why they ride at the street. I dont know how much a speeding ticket costs in Nevada but I'm willing to bet its more than 1 track day and sooner or later all street riders will get one and if that is an moving violation I know thats going to mess up your insurance. I also know that you are going to have to take a day off from work, if you are lucky and dont have to return again, to go to court and contest that ticket. My guess is that it will cost you more like 500 bucks in the end?

The next thing I hear a lot is that you dont have a race license, track bike, or knowledge to go ride at the track. Here is the beauty of track days. You dont need neither of them to go to the track. All you need is some tape, gear, and an extra can of gas then you are all set to hit the track. Amazing isnt it? The thing is that all track days are setup with 3 different groups ( street or beginners, intermediate, and advanced) just for the reason of making everyone able to ride at the track regardless of your experience.

Now you might be asking what are tracktactics.com getting out of this? How much are you earning? We get one thing out of this and that is just priceless. We are getting people on to the track and maybe even saving their life in the end with the experience they get from the track. We dont earn a dime on the events we promote. We are actually paying part of your track day to get you a lower price so it is possible for you to try it out. We are eliminating the reasons you give for not being able to go to the track.

Man that turned out to be a long post. Sorry about that but I hope you read it all and considering trying out a track day.

Our motto is "Saving life's by taking the streets to the track"


Last edited by patrik g; July 23rd at 10:26 pm.
 
 
Old July 23rd @ 11:00 pm   #2
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin

Motorcycle: 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa LE/2007 Suzuki GSXR600/2000 Honda CBR600F4
Great intro Patrik and you posted this in the right place. I applaud your organization for preaching the virtues of trackdays. Welcome to the site!
 
 
Old July 24th @ 07:47 am   #3
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From: NLV - Lone Mt & Clayton

Motorcycle: 2002 Yamaha FZ1
Excellent post Patrick. Those of us SCS members that have experienced the benefits of a trackday preach the same. Save it for the track.

Welcome to the board, I hope you continue to enlighten the less-experienced as to the mind blowing mental orgasm that a trackday can provide.
 
 
Old July 24th @ 10:41 am   #4
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: CBR 1000rr/600f4i
Welcome to the forums!
 
 
Old July 24th @ 11:25 am   #5
LilBitDvl's Avatar
 
From: N. Las Vegas

Motorcycle: On the back of my Baby's
Welcome aboard. I'm checking out your site right now.
 
 
Old July 24th @ 11:52 pm   #6
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From: north carolina

Motorcycle: 2006 cbr 600rr
welcome and thank you.
 
 

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