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Old 04-12-2006, 07:04 PM   #46
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In regards to brakes, I did the school with new pads and used stock pads (maybe like 80% left on them still). I didn't have any large use of pads or rotors. You 'shouldn't' go though 50% of a brake pad. My pad wear wasn't even that noticable after the school to tell you the truth. I did the school like two years ago and I just replaced the pads last season, plus a couple years of auto-x on them.

Just change your fluid and inspect your lines!!!.
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Old 04-12-2006, 07:40 PM   #47
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For those who have attended the Mosport Performance Driving School, how much wear and tear does it put on the tires and brakes compared to the BMWCC Auto-x's?

I'm trying to justify if I want to spend the money for a one time tracking session in which I probably will not be doing again for several years. I'd have to buy a helmet (about $300-400ish I heard for a new one), another $400 for the school, and probably $$ for inspection and to change my brakes which seem to be wearing down right now.
Brake and tire wear, especially at the beginner level, is pretty minimal. As for helmets, you may be able to beg, borrow or steal one. I'm not sure if the club still has loaners, but you could possibly work out a trade of your cinematography skills for some helmet usage.
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:03 AM   #48
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The club has loaner helmets (contact the registrar to request one before-hand). Justin, a motorcycle helmet would be acceptable for use once/twice, but if you plan on doing a lot of track time in the future, just save up for one.
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Old 04-13-2006, 01:58 PM   #49
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Thanks for clearing that up Randy. The helmet that came with my bike is too small... (it's a medium), was wondering if I could sell it to someone on maX that's looking for a racing helmet.. guess not.

It's just a regular snell full face helmet..
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Old 04-24-2006, 12:46 PM   #50
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Fun event.. Nice to see some maxbimmer crew around. Hopefully I can come back again for June DE Like they say, you learn twice as much in the rain heheh

PS: Anyone got some pictures from the event.. didn't get a chance to take pictures

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Old 04-24-2006, 02:09 PM   #51
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Great turn out and amazing instructors... chewed through three of em... LOL.

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Old 04-24-2006, 02:24 PM   #52
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Agreed...the event was a lot of fun and informational....At least with the weather we got to learn both wet AND dry lines!!

Can't wait to get back out onto the track..I'm hooked
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:00 PM   #53
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Yeah was great, to bad it got really bad on Sunday. And thanl you Randy on showing me some GOOD Drifts.

Crusher: I got a Few pics, ill upload soon. Most of them are of me though

EDIT: Randy i hope u feel better
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:26 PM   #54
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Hey Ant118.. my coworker shot some videos, i'll check if your car was there..

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Old 04-24-2006, 03:41 PM   #55
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sweet, sounds good i think i have a shot of you and I at the Front Straight.
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Old 04-24-2006, 04:39 PM   #56
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Post them up... can't wait to see em.

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Old 04-24-2006, 05:15 PM   #57
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It is a shame that Colourtech is no longer at Mosport. Though, it would really suck to have been out there taking pictures anyway. I learnt a lot this weekend - especially during the very first session. Spun coming out of 5B. No harm, no foul.

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I hope to actually be driving in the June school.....

it sure was fun though, I love the development track skidpad though, too bad it's not part of the BMWCC school. Thanks Lindsay for letting me take a rip around the skidpad in your car (thanks Randy for giving me no choice). Next time you should try though, you're the g/f of an instructor, he should have taught you everything there is to know about driving now

Tom, your car rules, although it's a little loud for my taste, but it just pulls and pulls. I can't believe you were hitting 240 at the top of the back straight.

Crusher, I could really see you improving out on the skidpad over the course this weekend, no doubt thanks to randy

Great weekend, with the exception of me getting all wet on saturday and having to leave early on sunday....
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:52 PM   #59
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NP Nelson hope you enjoyed yourself. I was going to give it a try on Sunday but there were all kinds of trucks and stuff parked on the development track. Oh well there is always next time...I am planning on actually participating in the June school so I won't have a choice...LOL.
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:06 PM   #60
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Yes, thanks to Randy for keeping me in-line the last few runs there at the skidpad made me smile pretty good And whoever the guy who runs the slalom, finally got the idea when he actually road with me and show me the line heheh then he let me rip throught he course for 10 mins straight
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