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    Question COTA Track days


    Has anyone here done or researched doing a track day at COTA? (FYI looking to rent a machine while there)

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    Re: COTA Track days

    Paging Dollar Bill to a white courtesy phone

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    Re: COTA Track days

    Bend over

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    Re: COTA Track days

    Ive done probably 10 so far.

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    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Bend over

    Basically lol.


    I looked at one company RideSmart it was $460 for one day without rental. California Superbike School has a two day with rental at $3700

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    Yup, I do ridesmart, and yup, its 460 bucks. Plus more if you want a garage.

    And its completely worth it.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    For $3700 I hope they teach you to solder too.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    For 3700 it should include some astroglide

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    Re: COTA Track days

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    Re: COTA Track days

    Pittenger5 seems to have a much better handle on bike days at COTA than I do. I've heard great things about Ridesmart, and I'm considering their event in March. As far as rental bikes go, that might be tough. I know a guys that rents 300's at Harris Hill, but COTA would be boring as hell on a 300.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    Quote Originally Posted by TrackRat View Post
    Pittenger5 seems to have a much better handle on bike days at COTA than I do. I've heard great things about Ridesmart, and I'm considering their event in March. As far as rental bikes go, that might be tough. I know a guys that rents 300's at Harris Hill, but COTA would be boring as hell on a 300.
    There's been 300s and supermoto's at Cota (even a scrambler last event I was at). I wouldnt discount it, the straights would be boring as hell, but I still think they would be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    There's been 300s and supermoto's at Cota (even a scrambler last event I was at). I wouldnt discount it, the straights would be boring as hell, but I still think they would be fun.
    I feel like a Supermotard would require a rebuild before finishing the back straight..

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I feel like a Supermotard would require a rebuild before finishing the back straight..
    I think I only saw it out on session. No way in hell Id take mine out there, Id be amazed if it made it up the hill on the outlap.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    I am registered for the two-day superbike school. Lube is not included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchwv View Post
    I am registered for the two-day superbike school. Lube is not included.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    I bet Keith will give you a real warm hug so...there's that.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    I'm lurking on it but that's a lot of cash; plus flight hotel and food... fml


    Lube hell there better be some cuddling and awkward week later text messages

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdovego View Post
    I bet Keith will give you a real warm hug so...there's that.
    When I attended in 1989 in Loudon, they were selling Dianetics books by L Ron Hubbard...is he still doing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imbeek View Post
    When I attended in 1989 in Loudon, they were selling Dianetics books by L Ron Hubbard...is he still doing that?
    Nah. I did it last year. No Scientology business.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    Quote Originally Posted by MFChop View Post
    I'm lurking on it but that's a lot of cash; plus flight hotel and food... fml
    I'm riding down, but that probably isn't any cheaper than a flight. Cheap(ish) Microtel hotel near the track and the school provides a big breakfast and lunch.

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    For $3700 I hope they teach you to solder too.
    That made me laugh

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    Re: COTA Track days

    Two days on the BMW S1000RR and a trip on the Slide Machine @ COTA.... Yes it's an expensive trip but one with memories that last a lifetime. Then you get to watch MotoGP in April and annoy everyone with your comments on what turn 13/14 is really like.

    I'd rather do this than a cruise or Aruba for a week at a 5 star. COTA on a super bike sounds like an awesome time. Money? Meh... It's time that is important. Make the most of it.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    So still lurking on this looking at options

    CSS Aug 14-15 is $3750 its a Monday-Tuesday then theres a Wednesday only for $1100 as much as Id rather do two days the cost difference is certainly worth it. Flight out plus room and food I should be there in back for under $1500.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    Doesnt look like I'm going to be doing any dates this year. Poop. But at least there's a bunch of TWS on the calendar.

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    Re: COTA Track days

    Quote Originally Posted by ducatirdr View Post
    Two days on the BMW S1000RR and a trip on the Slide Machine @ COTA.... Yes it's an expensive trip but one with memories that last a lifetime. Then you get to watch MotoGP in April and annoy everyone with your comments on what turn 13/14 is really like.

    I'd rather do this than a cruise or Aruba for a week at a 5 star. COTA on a super bike sounds like an awesome time. Money? Meh... It's time that is important. Make the most of it.
    Quote Originally Posted by MFChop View Post
    So still lurking on this looking at options

    CSS Aug 14-15 is $3750 its a Monday-Tuesday then theres a Wednesday only for $1100 as much as Id rather do two days the cost difference is certainly worth it. Flight out plus room and food I should be there in back for under $1500.
    I had heard rumors that CSS makes you run the BMWs in rain mode, i.e. you can't use all the power. I've also heard that if you crash (even a tiny one!), you're done for the day. Would love to figure out if those are true

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