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post #1 of 6 Old 06-04-20, 17:37 Thread Starter
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Hey there!

Growing up I loved off roading and kart racing. Mainly on 4 wheels (trucks and quads), peer pressure eventually encouraged me to try a dirt bike. It was only once or twice, but both times a lot easier than I expected. When kart racing finally fell away and I went off to school I grew to miss the exposure to the elements and excitement.

5 years ago now I bought my first bike, a 2008 Kawasaki ZX6R SE and fell in love with riding. I learned a lot on that bike, but sadly it was wrecked when someone exiting a driveway didn't see me coming down the street. I spent 2 weeks in the ICU after that head on collision and 9-12 months recovering physically and mentally. This crash was 2.5 years ago now and the itch just grew too strong. I'm back on two wheels and this time I purchased the bike I dreamed of even back then, a 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R.

It feels better than ever to be back on a bike. This bike is clearly going to teach me more than I learned before, it's incredible how confidence enduing it is in a corner. Corner tightening up? Just lean over more, it'll take care of you. Need to slow it down but you're at full tilt? Don't worry, you have ABS.

One of my strongest goals is to gain experience on track, any tips are appreciated!

Excited to be here!
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Hi! Glad to hear you are back from that accident! Take it easy on the street and, apart from the helmet, try to wear proper boots, pants with protections and so on (not like the pic with the Kawa). For the track advice I let others give you advices as I have little experience.
Have fun!
Ciao, from Italy
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Hi! Glad to hear you are back from that accident! Take it easy on the street and, apart from the helmet, try to wear proper boots, pants with protections and so on (not like the pic with the Kawa). For the track advice I let others give you advices as I have little experience.
Have fun!
Ciao, from Italy
Thank you! I have completely geared up since. That photo on the Kawa was actually only a week into owning it and promptly after I got the right equipment. Not taking any chances!
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Hey there!

Growing up I loved off roading and kart racing. Mainly on 4 wheels (trucks and quads), peer pressure eventually encouraged me to try a dirt bike. It was only once or twice, but both times a lot easier than I expected. When kart racing finally fell away and I went off to school I grew to miss the exposure to the elements and excitement.

5 years ago now I bought my first bike, a 2008 Kawasaki ZX6R SE and fell in love with riding. I learned a lot on that bike, but sadly it was wrecked when someone exiting a driveway didn't see me coming down the street. I spent 2 weeks in the ICU after that head on collision and 9-12 months recovering physically and mentally. This crash was 2.5 years ago now and the itch just grew too strong. I'm back on two wheels and this time I purchased the bike I dreamed of even back then, a 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R.

It feels better than ever to be back on a bike. This bike is clearly going to teach me more than I learned before, it's incredible how confidence enduing it is in a corner. Corner tightening up? Just lean over more, it'll take care of you. Need to slow it down but you're at full tilt? Don't worry, you have ABS.

One of my strongest goals is to gain experience on track, any tips are appreciated!

Excited to be here!

Welcome, that is a very nice bike!! Happy to hear your back on 2 as there really is nothing like it.

Where are you located? There are plenty of trackday organizations in the USA that love first timers. Just contact the one local to you and tell them youíre looking to get on track ASAP and they will take it from there Iím sure.


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I'm in Northern California and found a good organization to get some track time at Thunderhill Raceway. Now just down to finding time/budget!
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I'm in Northern California and found a good organization to get some track time at Thunderhill Raceway. Now just down to finding time/budget!

Thatís awesome! Once you get out there youíre gonna get hooked....youíre in for a treat.


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