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What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

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    What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?


    I used to think crashing on the first lap of the day was my moment.

    Well, today I arrived early at the track to find the gate locked. Only then did I realize, I was at the wrong track.

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    Top that, fellow idiots.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    For realz? Aw shit!

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    It takes a special level of being utterly distracted in life to make that happen. For your sake I wish you were trollin'.

    You better believe I would have hit the gas hard and been on my way to NYST... if you were early enough to Palmer, you could have made all the afternoon sessions still!

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    That's GLORIOUS!

    Dad brain?! That's a thing, right..


    Very, very recently I did my first track day in a while. I had a list. I had checked it twice. I had the bikes prep'ed and loaded DAYS before hand. I had all my gear (I thought) cleaned, dried, packed away and ready. I spent the Sunday before the event relaxing and spending time with the family while mentally running through my lists a dozen more times.

    I went to put my helmet on before follow the leader and found I had forgotten the liner to the helmet. I'd taken it out to wash the funk out of it at one point and never put it back. Fortunately another had his spare, old helmet that was the same make, model and size as mine. SAVED!

    Then I suited up and went to put my gloves on...

    ..MOTHER F#@KER!

    Again, another generous rider saved me here too.

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    At least the brain lapse was outside the track and not actually on it.

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    I drove to VIR in 2001 and when I got there I realised the key was not with the bike. 3 hours and much cursing later, I decided (after missing 3 sessions) to write the day off and settle back with a nice cigar. I opened the car ashtray to plug in the lighter and found the RC51 key in there where I had put it for safekeeping 2 days before after a glass or two of rum.

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    I made it to NYST in time to get in on the third session.

    One more session to go!

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    I brought a Buell to the track. Go ahead, try and top it.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I used to think crashing on the first lap on the day was my moment.

    Well, today I arrived early at the track to find the gate locked. Only then did I realize, I was at the wrong track.

    -09e26b3f-a7f0-4dbd-81f5-fa9300d50103

    Top that, fellow idiots.


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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Did your Buell blowup six laps into the track day like mine did?

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    I made it to NYST in time to get in on the third session.

    One more session to go!
    Good save.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUZ720 View Post
    Did your Buell blowup six laps into the track day like mine did?
    no, thankfully. you win.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I brought a Buell to the track. Go ahead, try and top it.
    I built and raced a GS500E at the track, multiple times, on purpose.

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    Tried to use the bathroom before the first session, what a long line.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I brought a Buell to the track. Go ahead, try and top it.
    Ain't nobody gonna top that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurlon View Post
    I built and raced a GS500E at the track, multiple times, on purpose.
    Ok, so I was wrong...

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    I've gone to Wareham MX on days where it was closed... twice.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    We had a guy show up with a car this morning at NYST. Didn't see the No cars part of the TTD logo I guess when he signed up.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rada View Post
    We had a guy show up with a car this morning at NYST. Didn't see the No cars part of the TTD logo I guess when he signed up.
    People see the whole “No cops, no limits” bit get a bit soft in the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Ok, so I was wrong...
    I then bought that very gs500.

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    My 40hp brings all the boys to the yard.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    This thread delivers

    For what it’s worth I put 6 layers of tape as followed painters tape - duct tape - gorilla tape x2 for my first TD for worrying of crashing and damaging the bike. I also tested to 180mph on the road prior to the TD to ensure it hold together well. Only to arrive at the track and be told to remove all the shitshow from my bike.

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    Re: What is the dumbest thing you’ve done on a trackday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I then bought that very gs500.
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    @Iglu - do you have blue leathers?

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    Pre-internet (why yes, I am really f-ing old) I showed up at Loudon for an open test session only to find it was Indy car race weekend

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