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JohnE1000

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  1. So, what will happen if I ran out of fuel? Is there at least a gas station close by? I live in Raleigh. It is about 60 miles away from VIR. I will be riding my bike, and my fuel tank is good for about 110 miles. Originally, I was planning to use the school bike, but I got a misshape last month, and I scratched my fairings. So, I thought to use my bike, because it is already has some damage. Thanks John, There is a fuel pump there at the track, and I think it is on when we are there. What is your bike? CF Good to know that I won't be stranded their without fuel... I have an 07 Ducati 800ss
  2. So, what will happen if I ran out of fuel? Is there at least a gas station close by? I live in Raleigh. It is about 60 miles away from VIR. I will be riding my bike, and my fuel tank is good for about 110 miles. Originally, I was planning to use the school bike, but I got a misshape last month, and I scratched my fairings. So, I thought to use my bike, because it is already has some damage. Thanks
  3. How about the Fuel? If I ran out of fuel, can I buy some on the track? Thanks
  4. Hey Jay: I have been on a track day once about 3 years ago. I am very rusty right now, because I haven't ridden for about 2 1/2 years, and I hope I will be in a good shape by may. I live 70 miles away, but I don't have a trailer, a truck, or a car that can trail anything. I only have a 350Z conv. and a Del Sol...only 2-seaters for me..
  5. If you get a moment, let us know which way you go, and what prompted you to go that way. C Although I would like to use my bike so I can learn its limits and get familiar with it, I am leaning towards using the school bike for the following reasons: 1- The fear of dropping my bike will be always on the back of my head, and I won't be able to push myself to the limit. 2- I think after a full day at the school, I will be very tired to ride 1 1/2 back home. I have a Ducati SS; it is not the most ergonomic bike. Thanks Cobie
  6. Hi JohnE, There can be pluses either way, and I will of course give you a 100% biased answer The pluses of our bikes is this: 1. You don't have to worry about anything with the bike: fuel, transpo, tire wear, mechanical problems, zip. Just show up like a factory rider and ride. This can be pretty distracting, if a rider is concerned about his nice bike. Rarely do things happen, but they can. If that goes away using a rental--might be worth it. 2. Cost of repair. Even if you just tip it over in the pits (not likely, but possible) cost to repair is likely way more than on our bike (which only cost parts, no labor). 3. Our bikes are set up very well, really work nicely. That alone will give you a good comparison for other bikes (like your own). The suspension on your bike could be fine, could be a bit worn, could be not very well adjusted (we see that a lot). So riding one that is will give you a good standard to measure from. 4. Our bikes are taken care of by a top mechanic. Not only does he know the bikes, but all the different pieces of it: tires, suspension, riding (he's a top rider). 5. Racetrack riding is pretty taxing--you might not want to have to ride home after a full day! Now, a plus of brining your own is you could have him take a look at it, and get some recommendations. But you could do that if you ride it or not. Some come and do 2 days, ride our bike one day, their own the next. There you go, let's see what the other guys have to say. Best, Cobie ps--I hadn't seen you post before, so welcome to the forum! Thanks Cobie
  7. I am planing on attending CSS at VIR this May. I live about 70 miles away from the track, so I will driving or riding to the track at the day of training. My question is whether to use the track bike, or to bring my own bike? In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages? I rode for about 1 year, or about 6000 miles. I haven't ridden a bike for about 2 1/2 years however. I recently bought a Duc 800SS, but I haven't ridden it yet- waiting on the title and registration. Thanks
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