PHX Riders ASMA Rider's School Feb 9/10
Ok so I figured I'd go ahead and start a thread to gauge interest for the Phoenix guys in making the trip out to New Mexico (Arroyo Seco) for the Advanced Riders School. We can use this thread for planning as well. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A SPEED DEMON TO ATTEND THIS CLASS. Per Roger, the track owner, the class is appropriate for anyone with a minimum 6 months of street or dirt bike experience.
**Disclaimer track days are more addictive then Meth, be prepared to sacrifice all belongings and nonmotorcycle relationships once addicted.
I will most likely take the Friday before off and will leave in the early afternoon, usually takes 5-6 hours to get there depending on how you drive and what you are hauling. I can haul my bike, another bike in my truck or I may be able to borrow a 2 bike trailer from a buddy making 3 bikes.
Where to stay? Well as has been noted you can camp at the track or get a hotel. As I said in the other thread we stay at a hotel about 20 minutes away that cost about 50$ a night before taxes (single rate so you can split this with another rider)
What do I need? A good attitude! other then that Arroyo has gear to loan, but you should plan on bringing your own motorcycle boots, gauntlet style gloves, and a DOT/Snell level helmet. A Gopro mounted on the tail of your bike is priceless and will allow you to check your BP. Don't bring tools, I will bring those and what I don't have Roger will.
***You may crash, it happens, if you cant afford to have you bike out of working order for a few weeks (ie its your only form of transport) you may want to explore the idea of a dedicated track bike before you do a weekend.
How much will it cost me? These are approximate numbers:
TRACK FEES 350$ FOR BOTH DAYS-I know this sounds like a lot, it is, it is also waaaay worth it. For reference California Super Bike school is like 600$/day. Also I think that is old pricing and its cheaper now, also I am going to see if Roger will cut a deal for a group rate.
BOOZ :-) 1$-300$ The first time I crashed I owed my buddies their bar-bill since I crashed a friends bike, I paid a lot for that mistake lmao.
TOTAL ON THE HIGH END IS 600$ Again sound like a lot, but you have 2 months to save. There are approx. 8/9 weeks until that weekend, that means 4 pay periods, save 150/check and your golden. Again it will probably be less, also depending on how many people attend gas could be cheaper as well.
***You will probably get back to PHX late on Sunday, if you work at 4am Monday morning...lol...well get used to being tired
If you are interested add your name to the list and I will ask Roger for a group rate.
I fell that if we have 5 rider at a minimum we should be good.
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Last edited by tuscani451; 12-12-2012 at 09:26 PM.