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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-21-2010, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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advice, what should i do to get ready for my second track day?

ok, so i'm getting ready for my second track day which will be with nesba, doing vir full course on october 18th. my first track day was back in may doing vir north course. what are some things i can be doing to get myself ready to get the most out of the track day? someone told me that watching some videos of motorcycle racing would be a good idea to see how things look when they are done right. where can i get dvds of some racing that would be good to watch? also when i did my first track day i noticed that i didn't hit 6th gear at all, so i'm thinking about doing going -1 on my front sprocket, any thoughts on this?

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Changing your gearing now will be pointless. Wait until you get used to things, pick up some speed and skill, and then see what you need to change.

To get ready, pick up TOTW or Performance Riding Techniques. Read over the stuff and plan out what you want to work on at the track, whether it be getting your lines perfect, working on your body position, working on your braking, or all of the above.
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not to be to ignorant, but what is TOTW? what's it an abbreviation for so i can find the book
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Twist of the Wrist by Keith Code. Performance Riding Techniques is by Keith Code and Andy Ibbott.
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I would pick up TOTW 2 and/or the DVD, it has more information about control/rider inputs.

Like Demented said, read over it and make a plan. Just don't try to do too much. Only work on one item of your riding per session. If you work on more than one it may be too much or you may not be able to differentiate what is working vs. not working.
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I will be there on the 18th as well. VIR full has a very long straight so no need to mess with gearing. You can always watch videos on youtube of the actual track and check out the Nesba forum.
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Personally I don't get much from reading, find 10 different CR's and get each and everyone of their opinions! All will be different and all will have value in a different way.


"at 8k i often get the tire to slip a bit(kinda like stoner in motogp) when i start to get on the throttle"
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The good thing about reading is it gives an idea of what to work on, and to actually work on it.
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The good thing about reading is it gives an idea of what to work on, and to actually work on it.
Oh agreed, just doesn't work for me is all. Seeing on a piece of paper never translates to actions LOL

Videos on the other hand do work great for me! That's how I learned Barber. :)


"at 8k i often get the tire to slip a bit(kinda like stoner in motogp) when i start to get on the throttle"
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One thing I don't see mentioned and I don't know what your fitness level is but from my own experience.

I've been working on aerobics and leg work. When you start getting with the Coach Riders all will tell you about positioning your feet on the pegs and using your legs while your upper body is relaxed.

Your legs will be fried if your doing what your supposed to be doing. The first day I really started riding the right way, I felt it in my legs while at the track. The next day, I was like holy s&*t I can barely walk.

Just relax and find 2 CRs that you can work with through the day.
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