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Old 11-12-2012, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The 2013 schedule just got released. I booked a 2-day camp at Laguna Seca in April. New fleet of '13 S1000RRs. Classic track. Gonna do levels 1 and 2. Never been on a track. Will probably get a few track days around TX before then. Can't wait.


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Old 11-13-2012, 01:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds awesome!!


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Old 11-13-2012, 01:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I want to do the same, but 2450 is a lot of monies. I could get 2 consecutive days at 1400 at Sonoma instead, Still contemplating on this.
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I want / need a lot of coaching and non-competitive track time as a rookie. I've read reviews that tout the camps as having very low coach / rider ratios, lots of track time and very little other activity to work around. I'm trying to choke down the cost as a front-end investment. Follow up with single day stuff for 4-500 maybe.


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Old 11-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Do it. It's a great investment.

This year they are having a one day - your own bike ($450) date (all 4 levels), followed by another 2-day (their bike) at The Ridge in WA state mid July ($2,400). I think they actually liked our new track.

Whoo hoo. I'm going to sign up again.
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SO what am I missing if I take 2 consecutive days instead of the 2 day camp?
Are the slide bike and the lean bike worth the extra 1000$?
2 consecutive days = 1380
2 day camp = 2450

For a newish rider whats the best bang for buck?
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SO what am I missing if I take 2 consecutive days instead of the 2 day camp?
Are the slide bike and the lean bike worth the extra 1000$?
2 consecutive days = 1380
2 day camp = 2450

For a newish rider whats the best bang for buck?
"camp" = they supply everything (bike, meals, gear, tires, gas, ...)
"day" = you bought the instruction, now you can bring your own stuff or rent from them for extra money.

IMHO, the 2 day "camps" are the best value since it includes everything needed at the track. A little pricey, but they include property damage insurance on their bikes so if you crash it, you walk away with no risk to your own bike taken, and everybody is riding the same thing. Only expenses are getting there and lodging of course.
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Day + Rent their bike is the cost I have posted - 1380 for 2 days vs the 2450 for the 2 day camp. Besides theyre going to have the 2013 S1000RR's next year. If you rent their bike, they come with gas + tires right?
So the remaining 1100$ is for meals + accomodation? Everyone of us has our own gear.
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With the two day camp, the rider/instructor is kept to a maximum of 2 riders to 1 instructor, you get more on track sessions during the day. Sure, it is more expensive, but during my two day camp at Miller this year, I had the instructor to myself and less bikes on the track at once, which makes a big difference. During the one day camps, they can have 40+ students and 15+ instructors on the track at once, gets crowded quickly whereas the two day camps, I think we only had maybe 25 riders on the track at any one time.

I'm looking at redoing Level 1/2 and then following it up the next days with 3/4 at Miller next summer.
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Hmmm..40 riders and 15 trainers is 3:1 ratio, whereas 2 day camp is 2:1 ratio. OK, but less than half the riders on the track @ the same time is good - only need to ask myself if I am ok with 1000$ more for it.

I wish I was rich.
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