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We just completed  level 1&2. We want to be taking 3&4 next summer. We have a small group, all from the first class, who want to go together but not sure which track to go for. I want a technical track but I think a few want Laguna (speed?). Ideas ?

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If you do a forum search you can find other threads asking this same question and can see a variety of answers. Are you looking for a 2-day camp or two single day schools?

Laguna is a great track but not always the easiest, logistically, for travel and lodging, and it can be cool and damp there. Vegas is one that is easy for travel, lots of flight options, and Streets of Willow is a technical track and its a great one for coaches to maximize their time with you, and it rarely rains there. Barber and VIR are both really beautiful but can be hot and humid. Best to look at the schedule to determine what options would work during your preferred time period, then narrow it down a bit from there. All the tracks are great and there are a lot of choices, if you narrow it down to a few it will be easier for forum members to give you some feedback on the tracks.

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Looking to do another 2 day as we have to travel and would like to make the most of things. The Ridge is closest but we don't want 2 days of possible rain as we have to book so far in advance. 

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+1 on Hotfoot's suggested approach.

The only thing I would add is to not let the fear of rain turn you off from a particular track. I did three L4 days at The Ridge earlier this year. It rained on and off on two of those days. The rainy periods were some of the best training sessions I've had with CSS. The beautiful thing about the rain is it slowed everything down by removing the element of speed and allowed me to really focus on the drill at hand. I was amazed at what the rain did to help me better understand and manage the dialogue taking place between my right wrist and the rear wheel. Needless to say it really improve my overall throttle control. I know many other students walked away feeling the same about the positive value of training in the rain. 

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I see July looks good as far as weather goes. I think we need to have a think about what we really want to do. We were thinking that even doing 2 separate days for 3&4 would be good too (after reading other posts). It is really too bad it would be too costly to bring our own bikes...would be amazing to drive our own vehicles as I am always looking for ways to improve my riding!

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If the 2020 track rotation and timing generally mirrors the 2019 schedule then The Ridge could be a great July option for you. This year the Ridge had several single days and the 2-day camp offered over the course of six days.  It is a wonderful track, but I'm also a big fan of VIR and Barber however Hotfoot is right ... heat and humidity can get pretty high during the summer months.

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The Ridge is a great track that's technical but not 'hyper technical', and July is usually pretty dry. Willow Springs is for sure technical, and has lots of schools. If you want to head east I'd suggest Corvette Museum. I prefer VIR, but technically I think Corvette is probably more challenging. Vegas has a number of challenging corners, but it's flat and often quite dusty which some people don't care for. Thunder Hill is also a fun tight technical track, it's especially hard to pass and thus improved my passing skill notably.

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Overall, and we've done the track since it opened, we've had very few wet days at The Ridge in July.

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We are definitely thinking the Ridge for track days to practice our lessons. We haven't quite decided if we will do 3&4 there yet. We are trying to co-ordinate with our "reunion" group from 1&2 lol. We had such a great group!

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