Yeah I think out of our group there was maybe 3 of us that had never went to a track day. Ironically, the one person that did go down was not one of those 3. The guys working the track were real nice and pointed out things I needed to work on when we would come up in the staging area. He pointed out I needed to keep my feet further back and in on the pegs and to get my ass further off the seat.
Yeah man, in my experience, first time track goers don't USUALLY crash unless their a hotshot and really tear up the canyons, which to me is just stupid. I never go fast in the canyons man, it's just not worth it.
Track workers usually are really nice, as well as all staff. I've only ever had 1 bad experience where the owner of the organization was rude to me at the top of the morning, and then later in the day when I crashed, they dropped my bike loading it into my trailer! It didn't damage the bike any further but the action as it happened really annoyed me because not only did I see that my bike wasn't lined up with the ramp for my trailer, but I pointed it out and told them specifically how to load it, and even told them I'd do it, but they insisted and then didn't listen to my advice about lining the bike up, and bam. Down it went at the top of the ramp. Then when I spoke with one of the trackday organizers, he was rude again, so I emailed them later and got in touch with one of the other 2 co owners. (3 total co owners) and he told me he was really sorry that his team acted like that, everyone will be notified and he'd have a talk with that specific co owner. He apologized really deeply and treated me really well through email. He offered me a trackday as an opportunity for them to make it up to me so I took it, and although I still didn't like the way that other co owner acted on the free trackday, the guy who I was emailing was really nice and a cool guy.
The environment at a track is part of the addiction in my opinion. No where in the world have I ever experienced a group of any people doing something they all love with such a passion and such openness for others.
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