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on sunday I am gonna have my first trackday, hopefully :thumb:
respectable driving experience but not racing style riding (ok...tweesties do not count)
any good advice orgers?

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Enjoy every second of it,,,, It WILL be the funnest thing you ever do. :) No better feeling than loading the bike at the end of a great track weekend with bald tires and shinny paint. Just have fun, and start saving $ now for track day #2
 

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Go at your own pace. Don't get caught up trying to do what others are doing. Only do what feels good to you.

Load the outside peg. Not the inside.

Progress slowly. Avoid any "Oh Shit" moments. I don't think you are learning during these. Only surviving.

Above all else, have fun.

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Come well prepared (tools, water, snack,etc.) and rested. Remember to relax and breathe! You'll have tons of fun... :thumb:
 

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All of the above (except I was taught to load the inside peg). It WILL be the most fun thing you've ever done. Just ride within your own comfort zone on speed, concentrate on being SMOOTH and picking good lines, and try to learn from the good skills of others.

Have a great time! :thumb:
 

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Try to get behind someone that seems to know what they are doing and learn the good lines. You don't have to go that fast to have fun, nor to lean the bike over. It will lean over farther than you can imagine without going warp speed.
 

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bwhip said:
(except I was taught to load the inside peg).

Negative. Push into the outside peg and rotate your hips into the turn. This action will then make your knee stick out (then it drags on the pavement). Head/nose points throught the turn and shoulders stay square to the front of the bike. Sometimes I pretend I'm sliding or turning around a flag pole that is sticking up out of the tank.

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Chindian said:
what track?
megara circuit close to Athens
well...it's not like Brands but it is much safer than going mad in public

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PS: maybe couple of Greek orgers will join as well!
 

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Negative. Push into the outside peg and rotate your hips into the turn. This action will then make your knee stick out (then it drags on the pavement). Head/nose points throught the turn and shoulders stay square to the front of the bike. Sometimes I pretend I'm sliding or turning around a flag pole that is sticking up out of the tank.

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Depends on who you talk to. Code promotes the outside peg weighting, Pridmore advocates inside peg weighting.
 

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bwhip said:
All of the above (except I was taught to load the inside peg). It WILL be the most fun thing you've ever done. Just ride within your own comfort zone on speed, concentrate on being SMOOTH and picking good lines, and try to learn from the good skills of others.

Have a great time! :thumb:
I load the inside peg to :evilaugh:
 

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I did my first track season this year, I believe 3 track days. First thing to remember is to go slow and learn the track. Be smooth with the throttle and be open to criticism that anybody is willing to give you. For me I found that I knew nothing about riding after riding on the street for 4 years (yes, I know it wasn't very long). Remember not to look behind you and just keep looking forward. Most importantly, look through the turns and not immediately in front of you. If someone goes down in front of you, keep your eyes to where you want to go, not on the guy going down. Make sure you have lots of rest and bring lots of food and especially water. You'll find that riding the track takes a heck more out of you than riding on the street.

Good luck!!! :clap:
 

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Heavy-Dee said:
Negative. Push into the outside peg and rotate your hips into the turn. This action will then make your knee stick out (then it drags on the pavement). Head/nose points throught the turn and shoulders stay square to the front of the bike. Sometimes I pretend I'm sliding or turning around a flag pole that is sticking up out of the tank.

HD
But, I don't think you should go out there with the goal for the day being to get your knee down. The purpose is to be smooth and slowly work your way to the point to where your knee goes down naturally.
 

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the book Sport Riding Techniques says to use your outside knee to press against the tank and kind of force the bike down and your inside knee will end up sticking out. Doing that helps rotate you around the tank. Sounds like thats more weighting the outside peg but I'm not sure. If you had more time I would suggest getting that book, it gives a lot of good info for use on and off track. Regardless of time its still a good buy and read.

Have fun and listen to the "award winner" about staying off the grass. and who was it that dropped their bike while not even on it and had the peg shatter his ankle, Maxib? remember to not drop the bike in the pits and other times when not actualy riding it.
 
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