Track Intro

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Re: Track Intro

Postby TLSR381 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:47 pm

Apex_It have you found a day you're going to shoot for yet?
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Re: Track Intro

Postby Sportbiker » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:07 pm

My opinion is the sooner the better. The more track time you get the safe the rider you will be. We all want that of you, and to have another rider to share in our addiction. All day events are fine starting points and as little as one year is fine. Smaller group size is great if timing and budget work out, of course.

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Re: Track Intro

Postby Apex_It » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Been distracted with a new track car I picked up, so never got around to choosing a date. I looked at it tonight and signed up for the All Levels Trackday at Blackhawk on May 31st. I have 2 other events that month, but I think it will squeeze in. The only thing I haven't really squared away is hauling the bike to the track, but I think that's as easy as renting a trailer from Uhaul for now. If all goes well, I'll sign up for at least one more event. Would really like to get a bike on Road America and do a 101 event as well.

If anyone goes to Blackhawk on the 31st, please let me know. It would be great to meet up. :thumbup:

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Re: Track Intro

Postby shagzomatic » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:27 am

New track car? Did you get rid of the BRZ or is this in addition? ...and what is it? :)

ShagzWife & I should be there for May 31.
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Re: Track Intro

Postby Apex_It » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:05 pm

ShagzWife & I should be there for May 31.

Great! Looking forward to it.

Did you get rid of the BRZ or is this in addition? ...and what is it?

Sold the BRZ and picked up an 01 Corvette ZO6.

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Re: Track Intro

Postby Sportbiker » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:16 pm

Apex_It wrote:Been distracted with a new track car I picked up, so never got around to choosing a date.

Track car? Man that would be sweet!
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Re: Track Intro

Postby Apex_It » Fri May 12, 2017 9:23 am

Looking at options for what to wear under the leathers. I'll be renting this first time out. A bit of research points to a few options, such as the stuff Alpinestars/Dainese carries, picking up something from UnderArmor, or going with Psychleskins (which seems to be the most highly favored).

What do you guys use or recommend?

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Re: Track Intro

Postby shagzomatic » Fri May 12, 2017 10:13 am

I've been using regular compression shirts and pants, UnderArmor or equivalent. I prefer full-length on both legs and arms -- for me, it helps keep sweat in check and makes it much easier for me to get leathers on and off. I do have some actual UnderArmor stuff, but also some Starter shirts I found at Walmart and Reebok pants from Dick's. They all work well, so I don't think brand matters. UnderArmor's ColdGear for cold weather is pretty great for when temps dip a bit too.

One day last year I accidentally left the bag with those at home when heading to the track, and it was absolutely miserable. Leathers were sopping with sweat and damn near impossible to get on and off. Don't be like me. :lol:
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Re: Track Intro

Postby Apex_It » Fri May 12, 2017 11:40 am

Awesome, thanks. I may try the UnderArmor compression route first, since I think I can find that local.

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Re: Track Intro

Postby Sportbiker » Fri May 12, 2017 2:37 pm

I have an undersuit by RS Taichi that I use. My suit actually comes with one, too, but I don't care for all the velcro of getting it on off so end up wearing both at the same time. I always wear UA at the track for sweat management; cold gear in those cold mornings shifting to heat gear in the afternoons. Personally not as big a fan of Nike's take on that kind of gear, just didn't work as well.
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