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Old 09-21-2012, 10:16 AM   #61
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I moved to B group on my first time at the track and that was with 2fast. My first day at the Ridge (w/OPRT) I also got bumped into A group as well. After doing number of track days and starting to race, I would recommend that you stick with C group again and work on your form, lines, and so on but try to go out first to have clean track all to yourself.

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #62
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Never had any problems riding in B group? Are you serious? Pretty sure you fucking T-boned another rider in B group at The Ridge.
Glad someone had to remind him.

no offense mgfchapin but after what you pulled on the track, your opinion is as good as a rock

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #63
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Bump to B. If it is too much "you will know" drop back down. It really is that easy.

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #64
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Did my first track day last month in Group C at the Motorcorsa PIR event. Group C via motorcorsa is guided track time/mandatory classroom in the morning, then open lapping and passing on the straights in the afternoon.

Took me about two sessions to get comfortable with the track environment and then my pace started picking up. By the afternoon I was spending a good amount of time sitting behind some of the other riders in the corners and having to pit to let them go ahead, since some of these guys were riding liter bikes and pinning it down the front straight making passing impossible.

There definetly were a few guys who were faster than me but I know at least one guy in that group was told he should've been in group B from the get go.

At any rate, by lunch I'd hit a wall and I didn't really feel like I could stretch my legs and start working on picking up my speed until the last 2/3 sessions of the day when some of the slower riders apparently called it quits (crazy right?) The only advice I was given in the morning was that I should smooth out my inputs but that my throttle control was spot on, so I think they were focusing their attention much more on the serious beginners.

Apparently the pace in group C was slower than normal that day with some real novices unaccustomed to accelerated riding of any kind, so it could be that I just picked a bad day. In fact at one point myself, the instructor, and another guy found ourselves at the end of the front straight with nobody else in sight, the back of our group was tentative enough that they were getting left during the little peleton drafting maneuver they do to change up the order. The class sessions were basic theory stuff that I'm very familiar with so wasn't much of a benefit, so I dont want to hear it twice.

If the whole day was like the last half of the afternoon that would be my ideal learning pace at this point - but I don't want to spend $180 just to have to sit in traffic for 5 sessions to get up to it.

Long story short - I'm debating going in at B level and if it turns out I'm just getting my doors blown off and being an impediment I'll drop down to C, but given that I was able to hang with some of the guys that got bumped to B (for a lap or two at least until their tires got hot) I doubt it.

So anyway, is moving up to B on my 2nd day a dumb move? Any quick anecdotes on when it's a safe bet to move up?
Dont worry about people blowing your doors off. When they do pass you dont feel pressured to keep up or you will be on your ass in the dirt. Do the medium group and ride at your own comfortable safe pace

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:37 PM   #65
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Motocorsa drives me nuts insisting that group C spend half the day in round robin. I was really reluctant to move up to B but once I did found that I had no problem keeping up with everyone on my SV650.

Some orgs are faster than others. PSSR's group B is faster than Motocorsa's in my experience.

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:15 PM   #66
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Motocorsa drives me nuts insisting that group C spend half the day in round robin. I was really reluctant to move up to B but once I did found that I had no problem keeping up with everyone on my SV650.

Some orgs are faster than others. PSSR's group B is faster than Motocorsa's in my experience.
This is the kind of stuff that bugs the holy hell out of me as well...I want to drop to the low level to learn the track, or work on something very specific that's harder to learn at speed. Not cruise the track in formation at 40 mph for half the day...

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