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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-15-2010, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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How important is the track to you?

We are now in a recesion(depression?), and it is increasingly more difficult to justify costs from trackdays.

I'm not doing it to become a professional. So, I decided to rank it in the greater scheme of things.

1) Mortgage
2) Car
3) Food
4) *****
5) Exersize
6) Vacations
7) School
8) Family
9) Track days
10) Boos
11) TV

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Track days are ranked pretty high for me, as they are really vital for my personal well-being. I get very irritated and depressed if I don't hit up the track regularly.. but obviously family and vitally important things like food and a home take precedence when need be.

I agree though, they can get very expensive, very fast, which is why I volunteer to help an organization like TrackTactics, which focuses on bringing wonderful track days to people for ludicrously low prices.
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Haven't had a chance to go to a track day (or have a track nearby) but riding in general I'd say ranks high. After all the responsibilities and bills I rank riding at #1. But definitely plan on doing a track day some day!

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well to me in the top 5 because i used to ride rain shine snow to work, military, didnt have the money to ship her car, etc so she drove my truck and i sucked it up. so now it is pretty high and valuable to me for my "stress"


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Tracktactics is definitely helping making the expense easier on the wallet. I still couldn't make it last weekend tho *cough*cough*

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We are now in a recesion(depression?), and it is increasingly more difficult to justify costs from trackdays.

I'm not doing it to become a professional. So, I decided to rank it in the greater scheme of things.

1) Mortgage
2) Car
3) Food
4) *****
5) Exersize
6) Vacations
7) School
8) Family
9) Track days
10) Boos
11) TV
yea the economy hurts that's for sure! Luckily everywhere I ride I get to ride for free, so it hasn't slowed me down. I'll have about 46 track days in this year. My problem is tires!!! I spend so much on tires I need a second job.

Can get a tire sponsorship but it's not from who I WANT it to be LOL

For me it would just be:

1. my g/f
2. Work
3. track days

Track days are a major portion of my time so they rank high. lol


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hav to agree that trackdays are right up there. i even rank them above my gf sometimes haahha. i couldnt disagree more with the OP list but everyone has their preferences and they can never be wrong.

whats number 4?
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Tracktactics is definitely helping making the expense easier on the wallet. I still couldn't make it last weekend tho *cough*cough*
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whats number 4?
I'm going to guess another word for humping.
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hav to agree that trackdays are right up there. i even rank them above my gf sometimes haahha. i couldnt disagree more with the OP list but everyone has their preferences and they can never be wrong.

whats number 4?
Me thinks it starts with the letter P and ends in Y.



I just recently started doing Trackdays.... Previous to that I had a goal in mind to hit a number of miles on the road... Lets just say a few trackdays in, and now I only ride the street once or twice a week, because its boring as shet.....

Trackdays are definitely creeping up the ladder of priorities for me...

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I'm going to guess another word for humping.

No... It's just the Disco Flu struck again...

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surely ***** isnt banned
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yep p u s s y is haha well that should definately be higher on the list
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I pay my mortgage payment, make sure my important bills are paid and then track days are next. I'll eat ramon noodles for a week if I have to, in order to get the money for a new set of tires.

I'd rather be on the track than getting some.... That's an easy one.
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I pay my mortgage payment, make sure my important bills are paid and then track days are next. I'll eat ramon noodles for a week if I have to, in order to get the money for a new set of tires.

I'd rather be on the track than getting some.... That's an easy one.
i'm sure that would make ramon a happy camper
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I did my first track day in May of this year...
my second was just last weekend @ Barber...

now I have one lined up every month for the rest of the year. we shall see how that works out for me.

But yea, riding in general is ranked pretty high in my book.

Seems that the only reason I work so that I can pay my bills and have somewhere to keep my motorcycle.
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thats why I do supermoto, trackdays are $40 typically.
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work
food
bills
trackdays
internet

in order to save money i paid the full membership fee for this season which costs $250 which gives me the privilege of using the track at any given time as long as it isn't booked. it costs $30 per day per rider to rent the track.

now i would only have to worry about transportation, fuel, food & shelter when i go to the track, in order to save again i buy my fuel near there which is TAX FREE (it's inside the freeport) & i camp out there inside the tracks & sleep at the bed of the pick up, i just bring a mattress, blanket & a fan. for food i just go to the nearest Mc Donalds which is just a couple of kms away.


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thats why I do supermoto, trackdays are $40 typically.

My wife was doing supermoto when I met her. She's been trying to get me to do it, but between dirtbiking, trackdays, WORK and all the rest of it, I just couldn't squeeze it in.
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i'm sure that would make ramon a happy camper


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My wife was doing supermoto when I met her. She's been trying to get me to do it, but between dirtbiking, trackdays, WORK and all the rest of it, I just couldn't squeeze it in.
even if you get some sportsman tires on your dirtbike rims, you can still have a blast.
its worth it
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even if you get some sportsman tires on your dirtbike rims, you can still have a blast.
its worth it

DON'T TEMPT ME MAN.......I'LL GO DO IT. ALL I NEED IS ONE EXCUSE TO GO BUY ANOTHER BIKE!
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I've got a lot of responsibilities and all but as far as recreational things that I do for myself it's definitely NUMBER ONE! If I have to give up golfing for a couple weekends or not do this or buy that to hit the track, I will absolutely do it.

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Racing/trackdays are pretty much all that matter to me so everything I am doing right now is geared towards making money to pay for copious amounts of racing/trackdays next year. Yeah I have those pesky things like rent, utilities and bills but I don't like them too much so they will go lower on my list just because I hate them.

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haha...i almost got divorced last night because of the track...lol, it cost 190.00 each time i got thats why she gets so pissed, i only do about 3 a yr because of the cost of them and the tires, she alots me 2 sets of tires a yr, about to go on my second set....


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haha...i almost got divorced last night because of the track...lol, it cost 190.00 each time i got thats why she gets so pissed, i only do about 3 a yr because of the cost of them and the tires, she alots me 2 sets of tires a yr, about to go on my second set....
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Racing/trackdays are pretty much all that matter to me so everything I am doing right now is geared towards making money to pay for copious amounts of racing/trackdays next year. Yeah I have those pesky things like rent, utilities and bills but I don't like them too much so they will go lower on my list just because I hate them.

It's the only way to become really fast. I was there about five years ago, A group.

But I went and got married, got a mortgage, dirt bike, new Toy Hauler and a Big Dodge Diesel 4X4 to pull it. Only did one trackday a year for the last 5 years.

Now I got the bug again. New (to me) CBR600RR, 2 days already and I'm signed up for a 3rd. Hopefully I'll get another one in before I even do that one. My bud just bought an R6 so he's ready to battle. I'll see you
fckers at the track.
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I hope you're talking about your bike.
yeah she says i spend too much, i have explained the concept of its safer than being on the street, but she still doesnt get it......


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