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    NYC Dwellers - Track Days???

    Peeps,

    Been thinking about track days....

    New York Sportbike Club run track days at Pocono raceway.

    http://www.citadelmotorsports.com/ny...kdates2003.asp

    Its just over 100 miles from town (apparentley)

    http://tinyurl.com/2on8g7

    If 2-3 of us got together we could rent a van and get ourselves down there (and on track) for not a great deal of money!!

    Any takers?

    #2
    signs point to "yes".
    ride Red.

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      #3
      Be warned!

      IF you go to the track start saving your money now. You WILL be bitten buy the racing bug and there is no cure...

      Congrats guys! I can't wait for the reports
      BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
      Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
      "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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        #4
        Sweet,
        thats one......

        Doug?
        You may have to put a can on to pass noise tests but it will be fun!!

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          #5
          I'm pouring my $$$ into making the Hawk a near-show bike right now, but... How much is a track day? I am interested...

          If nothing else, I'd just wanna be there.
          1988 "BlackHawk" project
          1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
          1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

          I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
          People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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            #6
            From their webpage...



            Membership

            If you sign up for an annual membership, all processing charges for events year will be waved. Annual membership fee is $40.
            Pricing

            Track Fees
            Two weeks earlier prior to date of event $160*
            Anytime within 13 days of event Event + $20
            Register date of event Event + $40

            Registration Processing Fee:
            Non-Members
            $20

            *Prices may differ depending on the track.

            Pretty reasonable really.
            Trust me you'd kick yourself if you came down but didnt put the bike on the circuit.
            This AINT racing.... You can go as fast or slow as you like on the track and so as long as you have an ounce of self preservation you 'should' be able to keep it right side up!!

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              #7
              http://www.tonystrackdays.com
              http://www.penguinracing.com

              Quite a few New Yorkers make it out to Loudon all the time. Not as close as Pocono, but another option.
              CVMA Expert 434
              LD Designs :: Pirelli :: Racer's Edge :: Woodcraft :: Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

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                #8
                track time

                i hit the poconos last september with a friend with New York Sportbike club. i rode the hawk and my friend rode his cb-1. we had a blast, and i will definitely be going at least twice or three times again this year.

                i'd give it 2 hours to get out there. another 2 hours to get back. we rode the bikes out on a wed. night to a very nearby hampton inn. we then rode all day on thursday, and rode back thursday night. if someone were to get a van, i'd get in on that.

                excellent fun.

                and yeah, you may well get bitten by the racing bug as i did at the penguin racing school. my wife may well disagree, but worse things can happen to a rider.
                '88 hawk with sporty mods
                '76 bmw r90 with sporty mods
                '71 honda cb 350 racebike

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                  #9
                  Nice one T,
                  so tentative list so far would be...

                  Hawkler
                  Tlewis (+ CB1 mate?)
                  Me

                  A motel/hotel + a hire van split 4 ways should work out pretty damn cheap I reckon...

                  Rock on summer!!!!

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by brewsy
                    so tentative list so far would be...
                    Hawkler
                    Tlewis
                    Brewsy
                    Doug
                    1988 "BlackHawk" project
                    1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                    1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                    I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                    People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                      #11
                      GO DOUG!!!
                      You know you want it!!!!

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                        #12
                        Sounds like, what? $200 all together?

                        Worth it.
                        1988 "BlackHawk" project
                        1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                        1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                        I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                        People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                          #13
                          The club runs two courses and of the 2 the East course (red on the arial photo) looks better to me with more corners and perhaps not quite as fast a main straight. As weve all got standardish motors shorter straights are probably better...
                          Here's some track maps I scored off the web...



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                            #14
                            The first date with the East course is Friday May 11th...
                            Assume we travel Thursday night from NYC and return Friday night.

                            So....

                            NYSC membership = $40 each

                            Truck rental = $150ish(?) shared
                            I recently moved and used manhattan mini storage. Got a 15ft Truck with loading ramp which was really good. Paid around $100 for 1 days rental.
                            Only problem is that the truck officially seats 2. Anybody got a car, share the gas(?)

                            Track Time =$160 each

                            Motel/Hotel =$140 shared
                            Best Western 8 miles away. Thats for 2 rooms 2 peeps in each.

                            So that makes....

                            Pretty much $300.

                            Sounds expensive but TRUST me... Well worth it!!!

                            BTW they have 3 groups.
                            B is for the fast boys.
                            C is where I think I'll try to get into. People who have been on track before and feel OK overtaking and being overtaken on corners.
                            D newbies . Overtaking on straights only

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                              #15
                              Sleep in the truck or 4 to a room.
                              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
                              Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                              "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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