GregGorman Posted February 27, 2010 Report Share Posted February 27, 2010 I went to my first real trackday in a while and my observations led me to this conclusion: Trackdays are fricken dangerous! I watched in horror as the beginner/novice riders meandered around the track with no real sense of direction and no real guidance despite the best intentions of control riders. The intermediate riders seem intent on figuring out just how hard they can hammer their brakes after they swerve back in front of the rider they just passed. The Advanced group riders go all day as fast as they can with no real plan of practice to actually get faster and making close passes with a 40+mph closing rate. The passing rules make no sense to me. Beginners can only pass on the the straight. Intermediates pass on the straight and outside in the corners. Advanced can pass anywhere. Their passing rules promote charging corners and take your attention off your rider because you have to figure out if you're in a corner or not. My only real track experience is CSS or racing. This experience was probably my 6th trackday. I don't recall the previous trackdays being like this but they were four years ago so maybe I'm just remembering the good times. Did I just hit a bad trackday? If so, how do you make it good? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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