I've been reading messages on this site for awhile now, and decided to register so I could add my own propaganda. I see alot of people talking about how fast there bikes are etc, but few will ever gather the courage to take their "fast" bike to a track. I have seen many excuses, with the most popular being "I don't want to crash", and "I need more street experience first". Newer riders must be told: you do not get racing experience on the street. The only way to become a fast racer is by actually racing on a track. On a track environment a rider can have 100% focus on the track and his line etc. The street has way too many distractions so you cannot focus on riding style and corner entry etc. Crashes do happen to most racers who push the limits of machine and skill level (and a few other reasons), but this is no reason to shy away from racing. I can guarantee you will be more satisfied having raced and crashed than having never raced and a shiny new looking street bike. Anyway, enough preaching. Saratoga Speedway on Vancouver Island is having the season opener for bikes on May 11. Racing is tight and fun, and an good place to start out roadracing. The $12 race entry and $20 Club membership is way cheaper than SIR etc. Come check it out!