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Longshot: Anyone near Austin, TX that'd be willing to rent a race bike?

This is a bit of a long shot but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

I have a chance to ride the Circuit of the Americas coming up, and I'm thinking that it might be a bit more fun on either a supersport or superbike rather than my 250 due to the number of straights. I'm not even positive I'm doing it at this point, but I wanted to explore my options to see if anyone would be willing to work out a deal where I could rent a track bike for a couple of days in September.

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This is a bit of a long shot but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

I have a chance to ride the Circuit of the Americas coming up, and I'm thinking that it might be a bit more fun on either a supersport or superbike rather than my 250 due to the number of straights. I'm not even positive I'm doing it at this point, but I wanted to explore my options to see if anyone would be willing to work out a deal where I could rent a track bike for a couple of days in September.
Interesting proposal. Would be not so great if you wadded up someone's pride and joy on the race track though.

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Haha yeah, hence the longshot.

I'd obviously work out details with someone that'd be willing to do it where in the event of a crash I'd take care of everything. That's why I'm looking for someone generous with a track bike. I let anyone ride my track bike since to me it's just a tool for enjoyment.

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This is a bit of a long shot but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.

I have a chance to ride the Circuit of the Americas coming up, and I'm thinking that it might be a bit more fun on either a supersport or superbike rather than my 250 due to the number of straights. I'm not even positive I'm doing it at this point, but I wanted to explore my options to see if anyone would be willing to work out a deal where I could rent a track bike for a couple of days in September.
When? Might work something out as long as its no kidding "you break it you bought it"
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When? Might work something out as long as its no kidding "you break it you bought it"
It's towards the end of Sept (The event is currently unannounced so I didn't want to post specifics at the moment!). I appreciate the gesture but I'm hoping I could find someone local. I'm still not sure if I could afford the event but it's more likely to be do-able if I can fly there rather than drive all the way.

I'm just searching that way if I can't go I can say "well at least I tried," haha.

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Don't you drive a Fiesta? I would think gas in that baby is cheaper than purchasing a plane ticket
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Don't you drive a Fiesta? I would think gas in that baby is cheaper than purchasing a plane ticket
Haha the 20 hour drive is the bigger issue for me, I couldn't get off the extra couple days I'd need to drive down there.

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Haha the 20 hour drive is the bigger issue for me, I couldn't get off the extra couple days I'd need to drive down there.
Haha figured as much. Can't beat the convenience of flying. Good luck in your search.
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Haha the 20 hour drive is the bigger issue for me, I couldn't get off the extra couple days I'd need to drive down there.
You just need a turbo, it would make the drive more fun hahaha

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