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"Non-Sportbike" Track Day

 

WHAT IS THIS DAY ABOUT?

In an effort to encourage more types of riders to experience the racetrack, and to learn more about their bike and ability, we are offering this SPECIAL track day training day for NON-SPORTBIKE RIDERS.

Even though we see many non-sportbike machines at our regular TTD events, we know that there are people who ride Cruisers, Baggers, Tourers, Adventure bikes, and Sport Tourers who would feel more comfortable riding on the track with other non-sportbike machines. Fun with riders with a more relaxed attitude is what this day is all about. As an inevitable bonus, you will learn how to corner and brake with a lot more confidence and control.

LEARN TO CORNER BETTER

This is not a course, per say. All instruction is offered to those who want it. While classroom sessions are not manditory, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of the expertise we share.  Besides, it's included in the price of your day.

The instruction you'll receive is not about "how to ride" - it's about "how to ride better".  As long as you are currently riding your motorcycle on the road, we'll help you ride it better!

While parking lot courses have their place, riding your bike on a track will let you practice riding skills at real-world speeds - without the normal distractions found on public roads (like cars, sand, cops, etc)

Throughout the day, you will alternate between voluntary classroom sessions and on-track sessions. Benefit from discussions and demonstrations of advanced riding technique that you can then try on the track.

Chief Instructor and author Ken Condon will conduct many of the classroom sessions.

Our goal is to greatly improve your confidence as you enter and ride through a corner.

 

WHO IS THIS DAY FOR?

A day of motorcycle riding geared toward Touring bikes, Adventure bikes and Cruisers. This is designed for riders who have NEVER ridden at a track day before. It is not for experienced track day riders who want to ride their cruiser on the track.

 


WHEN:  August 19, 2014

WHERE: Thompson Motor Speedway Road Course

HOW MUCH:  The price for the day is $250.  This will include a buffet lunch and use of the garages!


SCHEDULE:

In General, every hour of your day will consist of both track riding and classroom.

-  on the track for 20 minutes,

-  then in the classroom for 15 minutes,

-  get a drink and gear back up, then back on the track. 

FREE Classroom sessions will be held after every on track session until 4:00 for each group.

Monday Night – Tech opens (camping is welcome) 7PM – 9PM
TUESDAY MORNING  
Tech Opens 7AM - 8AM

General Riders Meeting/Orientation (ALL RIDERS)

8:15
FOLLOW the LEADER  
SPORT TOURER GROUP Follow the Leader (Faster) 9:00    ON TRACK
    Classroom SPORT TOURER GROUP 9:25    CLASSROOM
TOURER GROUP Follow the Leader (Intermediate) 9:20    ON TRACK
    Classroom TOURER GROUP 9:45    CLASSROOM
CRUISER GROUP Follow the Leader (Slower) 9:40    ON TRACK
    Classroom CRUISER GROUP 10:05  CLASSROOM
OPEN TRACK SESSIONS  
SPORT TOURER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Faster/Advanced) 10:00am  &  11:00am
    Classroom SPORT TOURER GROUP 10:25am  &  11:25am
TOURER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Intermediate) 10:20am  &  11:20am
    Classroom TOURER GROUP 10:45am  &  11:45am
CRUISER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Slower/Novice) 10:40am  &  11:40am
    Classroom CRUISER GROUP 10:05am  &  11:05am
   
LUNCH BREAK - Buffet Lunch Included  
   
OPEN TRACK SESSIONS CONTINUE  
Classroom conducted after each session with an * Session Start Times
SPORT TOURER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Faster) 1:00*, 2:00*, 3:00*, 4:00
TOURER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Intermediate) 1:20*, 2:20*, 3:20*, 4:20
CRUISER GROUP OPEN TRACK (Slower) 1:40*, 2:40*, 3:40*, 4:40

 

NOTE:  You will initially be grouped by bike type, but we may move people up or down a group as their riding ability dictates.

TECH INSPECTION:  For this day, we only want bikes that are in excellent road worthy condition with plenty of tire life remaining.  There can be no leaking of any fluids - be sure to check your fork tubes!  We will also be checking brake pads so be sure to have plenty of pad left.

RIDING GEAR:  Riders will be responsible for having full motorcycle gear.  At a minimum, this means a motorcycle jacket and pants (no chaps).  Gloves and boots should overlap the jacket and pants so no skin is exposed when you are in the riding position.  Helmets must be FULL FACED.  High quality modular helmets will be allowed but must remain in the locked position when on track.

If you are questioning your gear, feel free to send a link to a photo on the internet - or take a photo of your actual gear.  Send it to  tony@tonystrackdays.com  (be sure to say that it's for the "non sportbike" day.)

On Track Training

Price: $250.00

On Track Training:

Price includes BUFFET LUNCH and GARAGE RENTAL!