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thinking of racing this year.

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    Re: thinking of racing this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Depends on what your definition of "dangerous" is.

    From what I've seen/experienced, your chances of crashing at a track day MAY be slightly greater, but your chances of getting.... Um.... How can I put this delicately? I can't.... Your chances of getting gravely injured while racing are probably slightly greater in racing.

    Unfortunately history has shown this to hold more true.
    You're probably not wrong about that.

    My point was more so that people racing know what they're doing, where a lot of people at track days do not.

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    thinking of racing this year.

    Agreed. But there's also a higher element of danger.

    Two different animals, really. Either one can bite ya. Difficult to compare in this regard.

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    Re: thinking of racing this year.

    No, not difficult. In my years racing I saw MANY more minor injuries, serious injuries, and fatalities than I have in my years doing trackdays. That is a weak justification. I will say though, that the trackdays I attended in CA were far crazier than what I see in the northeast. Perhaps it depends a little on where you are. BUT the stats are going to show racing to be wildly more dangerous. Enjoy.

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    Re: thinking of racing this year.

    Ah, the unfiltered truth, spoken as only an honest, true, experienced former racer can speak it.

    I, on the other hand, still wanna keep my head firmly in the sand.

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    Re: thinking of racing this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    I on the other hand still wanna keep my head firmly in the sand.
    That's all part of the cult that is racing motorcycles.

    I'm not sayin don't go racing. It's awesome. And it's dangerous. It's awesomely dangerous!

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    Re: thinking of racing this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by nick5446 View Post
    If you're a really good racer on an SV or Ninja 250, you have to run in B group.
    This is not even close to being true here in the northeast.

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    Re: thinking of racing this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    This is not even close to being true here in the northeast.
    Truth.
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    Re: thinking of racing this year.

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post


    PRETTY well?!?!

    Bish, you the fastest kool aid man I've ever seen!


    Lol

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