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Old Jan 9th 2013, 07:29 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by flobrandx View Post
Great thread! I was doing some research a couple weeks ago and was wanting to get some feed back on anyone's experience at the schools myself. For me I think I've narrowed it down to the Yamaha school or Kieth Code's. Both appear well put together on their websites. I've been to the Miller in Utah and watched WSBK and its a sweet track! But both of them also have classes at Laguna Seca which I think is my dream track.
I've also noticed that CSS is doing classes at the ridge, a little closer for the Washington crowd
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Old Jan 10th 2013, 05:13 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Kevin1199 View Post
I've also noticed that CSS is doing classes at the ridge, a little closer for the Washington crowd
Yeah that would be a lot closer...but for that kind of $ I don't mind flying to get exactLy what I want.

Have you done a track day at the Ridge? It would be cool to get a group together and go.
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Old Feb 15th 2013, 01:31 PM   #23
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i have great respect for those buying a pani and then are going on their first decent track experience.. especially as i remember talking to very seasoned top 5 % trackers stepping of full track machines onto the pani and then get completly dazed and nackered...... some of them showed me the bilsters on their hands...

its like buying a wild bronco as a first horse...

no guts no glory, hey !
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Old Feb 15th 2013, 01:37 PM   #24
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Ha,
Had done a couple track days over the years, last year took CSS superbike 2 day camp at barber last june. Then did four more track days thru the year on the pani! It's a blast on the track. I do know if I started with something slower and more forgiving I'd probably be better off, but sure is fun!


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i have great respect for those buying a pani and then are going on their first decent track experience.. especially as i remember talking to very seasoned top 5 % trackers stepping of full track machines onto the pani and then get completly dazed and nackered...... some of them showed me the bilsters on their hands...

its like buying a wild bronco as a first horse...

no guts no glory, hey !
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I am doing the Keith Code/CSS 2 day camp in August at VIR. I'll post a report, but in the meantime if anybody wants to join me I am sure there are slots still open..
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the 2day is the best money I ever spent on learning to ride better. The two student to one instructor ratio means you get lots of contact.

The drills are great and all classes and track sessions build on each other. I was really lucky, the second day, it rained heavily during morning sessions, which really helped me to focus on riding smoother and not worry about faster.

Their's a reason why Keith Code's school has been around for 30 years and has sessions all over the world.


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I am doing the Keith Code/CSS 2 day camp in August at VIR. I'll post a report, but in the meantime if anybody wants to join me I am sure there are slots still open..
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I've raced since the '80s, and have worked as Chief Corner Marshal for SMRI (our local racing organization here in Albuquerque) for a few years. You'd be shockedat the number of time's I've said to myself "How the fuque did he do THAT?", only to hear one of my Corner Workers say exactly that on the radio. That generally happens at least once a month during the riding season.

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What are some examples of good racing schools in the US other than Cali?
I STRONGLY RECOMEND RIDE SMART, if you're anywhere in the Midwest this is the way to go.

They travel to all the tracks, great classroom after every session, good visual aids. They record you and play it right back in the classroom, and great one on one instructions.

Also, trackdays ran by Hector StJohn are awesome. Not as much classroom as Ride smart, but if you need one on one they'll work with you.
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Originally Posted by Capt CF View Post
I am doing the Keith Code/CSS 2 day camp in August at VIR. I'll post a report, but in the meantime if anybody wants to join me I am sure there are slots still open..
I also did Keith Code CSS 2 day camp in July at Miller but I am thinking to change to April since my schedule opened up. I cant wait!!
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