AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 18 miles from the Gap
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Do yourself a favor and check out the requirements for both rider gear to wear and for the bike to pass tech inspection, for whatever organization you will be riding with......and be prepared before you ever get there. Some first time track riders are somewhat nervous to start with, there is usually a flurry of activity on the morning of the event, and the last thing you want to be happening is to be worrying about how you and your bike are prepared for the day. Make sure that whatever the requirements are, for you and your bike, have been met. It will take some pressure off of you and you can relax a bit more that morning. If you can, get there Friday evening and get your paddock area set up and ready.....just one less thing to worry about in the morning. Also, it gives you a chance to meet other folks that are going to be on the track, including other customers as well as coaches. This is the perfect time to as someone on staff to take a quick look at your bike and maybe your gear, to make sure it's ready to go for in the morning. Bring plenty of water and gatorade type drinks to keep you hydrated during the course of the day. In fact, start drinking lots of water several days ahead of the event....you really can't catch up on the day of the event. Lawn chair, EZ up shelter if you have one, some tools, food/snacks, tire pressure gauge, fan, towel, extra fuel for the bike......and the list goes on. Relax, as best you can between sessions, and most of all, be very open to instruction and ask lots of questions....leave the ego at home and enjoy the experience.
Vern....STT Southern Region Instructor
If it ain't fast........It ain't fun!!
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