Top 10 reasons why you
won't ride on the track:
10. I don't have Leathers.
A new set of leathers cost from $300-$3,000 dollars. A good set will last several years and there is a couple of companies that sell used leathers and let you trade old ones in.
9. I don't have boots.
Over the ankle work boots can be used in a pinch. Chaparral has many different brands and styles that sell for as low as $60 per pair. If you care about your ankles, pony up and get a pair.
8. I don't have a way to get up to the track.
Everybody has a friend with a truck. Trust me, I have a truck and I have lots of "friends". U-hauls rent for as low as $19.95/day + Mileage and cargo vans are even less. Worse comes to worse, ride up. Just don't crash. It's a long way to push a bike.
7. I'm worried about my bodywork if I crash.
A set of sliders are about $100 or less. Where are you most likely to crash? Around a blind canyon road with dirt in the middle or a track that is swept clean.
6. I'll be the slowest guy out there.
Who cares? It's not a race. Chances are you won't be the slowest out there. And you probably won't be the fastest either. There's always someone slower or faster then you. Just ride in the group with similar skill level as yours.
Don't think so. Nice try though.
5. I don't ride a Sportbike.
So. Get passed once by a guy on Super Motard on the outside of corner, and you quickly realize it's not the bike, but the rider.
4. It's too expensive.
With track day prices as low as $100 a day, it's the most fun you can have legally (except for Pahrump, NV).
3. It's to far to the track.
BS. People in other states travel 12 hours or more sometimes just to get to a close track. Willow Springs, Button Willow or California Speedway are all within a few hours of anywhere in SoCal. Take advantage of the location in which we live.
Running low on excuses now.
2. I can't get the day off.
Many track days are now running on weekends.
1. Why should I pay to ride someplace?
I can just ride the canyons.
Sure you can ride the local HWY One speeding ticket is more then one track day. An ambulance ride cost more then two track days. A insurance deductible is more then 3 track days. Crash on city streets or HWY's, total your bike and get a ticket all in the same day (easily done) and you could have bought a set of leathers, boots and a track day