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There are tons of track days, just do a search on them to find one in your area.

They usually cost about $130 per day
They usually separate riders into 3 groups.
Beginner, intermediate and expert. If your a beginner they may make you take a short class at the beginning of the day and have rules like passing is restricted to the straights and the outside of corners.
The intermediate group are usually people who have previous track experience, and allows for passing anywhere on the track. A safe passing distance must be maintained at all times.
Expert group is for fast riders with a lot of track experience, This group is for the most experienced riders as well as racers, this group usually allows for inside or outside passing any place on the track.
Your bike also must pass a safety inspection, there are requirements for the wiring on your bike, tires must be new or close to it, you have to cover all your lights, and preferably disconnect the fusses to them, and take off or fold in your mirrors, etc.
You must have full leathers, they may be 2 piece, but if they are, they must attach at the waist along with full face helmet, gauntlet gloves and over the ankle boots.
You also usually must provide proof of medical insurance.

At the track they usually have instructors that will help you for free, along with medical personal if anything happens. And you can usually rent a pit/garage for the day if you want.

Then through out the day, they have different groups on the track, so you usually ride for 20 to 40 minutes, then take a brake while the other groups go out on the track.

I haven't done one yet, but I'm obviously interested, hence the research I've done already. :D
 

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Depends a lot on the organization but the 3 group format is the norm with 20 minute sessions.

If you are comfortable on the bike, I would recommend a track day to anyone. You probably learn more in one track day then you do in a few years of canyon riding.
 

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This is all great but it sounds like I need leather pants :(


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Yes, you need to be completely covered in leather as it's the best defense against abrasion, and if there separate pieces (jacket and pants) they have to zip together because if you crash and go sliding, you could still scrape up you torso if their not connected. :eek:
 

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medical bills are expensive, motorcycle equipment its not...Full Leathers is the best way to go to a track day, i even use them while canyon riding. Subscribe to roadracingworld.com they'll send you a track day directory and issue dedicated to doing track days and how to begin and what to expect. Doing trackdays is a good way to improve your riding btw and its is addictive. You have your whole life ahead of you so dont worry about all it takes, your not doing it tomorrow, but when you make it happen...you'll get hooked. good luck chuck
 

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And these events are ok for beginners? with about 600-1k miles exp
Yes.

As far as gear, you can pick up quality pieces for good prices used or on clearance if you look around a bit. The only thing you shouldn't already have is pants. A back protector is nice to have as well. Some track day organizations require them.
 

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You should be able to find used leathers. Watch local sportbike forums. I found a lot of good deals that way.
I bought a used one pc. leather suit from a racer that was looking to upgrade to kangaroo leather.
Keep an eye on the wera forum classified section. That's a great resourse.
You should find gloves, boots, etc.
http://weraclassifieds.com/
 
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