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Another noob

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by jmack, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. jmack

    jmack New Member

    Finally pulling the trigger and going track riding.
    youngest off to college so more time for me.
    Been riding sports on the street for decades, now I’m ready to learn how to track ride and hopefully race for fun down the road
    Few questions
    How soon do events usually fill up? Do they fill up?
    I’ll be riding mostly in the SE as I’m near Atlanta, hoping to get 6-8 track days a year
    So many people camp over night at the tracks?
    Thanks for the info. Can’t wait to get rolling and learning
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  2. Aaron Meade

    Aaron Meade New Member

    Welcome fellow noob! I'm in a similar category, though my kids are still very young. I'm up in Cincinnati/Northern KY. I'll be interested in the answers to your questions as well.
  3. Slawson

    Slawson Wannabe Racer

    Welcome aboard, get ready to be addicted and over all learn and practice ya skill. Im in the SE area as well, I usually do Road Atlanta, Roebling near savannah, Jennings in Fl and Barber in Alabama. Typically for me I travel that Friday afternoon and stay at a hotel and get to track Saturday and set up my area.

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  4. TimTheAsian

    TimTheAsian Fresh off the Boat Staff Member

    How soon do events usually fill up? Do they fill up?
    - Depends on the track and the weather forecast. They absolutely fill up, some tracks fill up regardless of the forecast.

    I’ll be riding mostly in the SE as I’m near Atlanta, hoping to get 6-8 track days a year
    - Road ATL baby.

    So many people camp over night at the tracks?
    Yes. Most people get there friday evening and set up so they can wake up and go straight to reg and tech.
  5. bmart

    bmart Control Rider

    Welcome! Will you be riding or visiting at Road A this weekend? I'll be there Saturday evening for Sunday. Come say hi!
  6. jmack

    jmack New Member

    Man i wish. Working. Going to pick up my new to me 03’ R6 in 2 weeks. Going to do Jennings in nov with TDW just to get my feet wet, I’m sure I’ll ride with them when N2 is far away or schedule doesn’t match

    will there be a Black Friday membership sale this year?? thanks for the good intel.

    I’ll be pulling the bike in a 5x8 that will doubly as my living quarters on track weekends ..... until it gets too hot that is .
  7. HondaGalToo

    HondaGalToo Control Rider

    Seems like your questions have been answered! If you haven't already, please read our Riders' Manual: https://www.n2td.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/N2-Riders-Manual-2019.pdf
    Lots of great info about tech requirements and so on!

    Be prepared to have a lot of fun, improve your riding, and meet a lot of fantastic people. At the day, don't hesitate to ask anyone for help or with any questions you have. Everyone is super friendly.
  8. jmack

    jmack New Member

    Awesome. Just read the handbook. Thanks for that link. Sounds like a great time to be had.
    Another noob question here. Are adult beverages allowed between sessions? For example. Saturday evening? Few beers with supper? if ur staying at the track before Sunday’s session?
  9. tdelegram

    tdelegram Control Rider

    Welcome aboard, feel free to post up any questions you have we all started as first timers to the track.
  10. tdelegram

    tdelegram Control Rider

    Regarding drinking, after the day is over it is more than acceptable, during the day it is not tolerated and you’ll be asked to sit out and or leave. We are focused on everyone’s safety and your decisions impact more than just you out there hence our stance.
  11. HondaGalToo

    HondaGalToo Control Rider

    Yup, what Tom said. In the evening after the track goes cold at either 5 or 6pm (depending on how late we're running that day), fine. Not acceptable nor tolerated in between sessions, during the day, at lunch, you'll be asked to leave. Years ago, someone was caught drinking beer at lunch and couldn't understand what the problem was. They were made to leave for the day.
  12. jmack

    jmack New Member

    Perfect. I’d never think of it between sessions. But the rule book they me for a loop and just wasn’t sure. That’s good news. Look forward to meeting many of you. Have always heard about the great people at these events.
  13. vinny337

    vinny337 Vin is in...Beastmode! Control Rider

    Welcome aboard Jeff!
  14. Motofun352

    Motofun352 Control Rider

    Beer and bikes?....Uh...NO :dislike:
    Campfires and beer (or martinis ;))?...Of course!
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  15. jmack

    jmack New Member

    When does the schedule usually come out for the following year. I’m chomping at the bit. Got my track bike.... got my trailer... got my leathers boots and gloves. Geeked up
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  16. bmart

    bmart Control Rider

    Usually around turkey day, if memory serves.
  17. TimTheAsian

    TimTheAsian Fresh off the Boat Staff Member

    Congrats! Just in time to stare at it for the next 4-5 months :( We're all in the same boat fwiw.
  18. bmart

    bmart Control Rider

    I'm making good use of the time. Bikes are coming apart to have maintenance and repairs done and maybe some fresh rattle can paint. Gear is apart and drying from being cleaned last night. Then onto leather conditioner while drying and tucked away until 2020. The street gear will go through the same exercise over the holidays.

    If you're at the end of your list, ping me. I have enough to share! :p
  19. jmack

    jmack New Member

    No doubt. I’m gonna hit jennings with TDW next month tho scratch the itch. And probably head to palm city to do a day with FTD. So I’ll be ready to roll for N2’s schedule !

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