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Old 08-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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New track coming

Just to let you all know - there's a new track coming to central NY state. Should be open in the spring.

It's only about 10 minutes from my farm, and I got a chance to ride the rough gravel road base with the owner on an ATV. Looks like a fun venue with lots of turns and elevation changes. Runoff seems good at most turns, but a few are questionable. I think it'll be pretty quick for a 2.1 mile track.

A base coat of asphalt is going down in September after which he plans a INTRO EVENT. I'll keep you posted.

The final coat of asphalt goes down in the spring after any water or frost issues are resolved.

For more info: www.nysafetytrack.com/track
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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Just to let you all know - there's a new track coming to central NY state. Should be open in the spring.

Are you worried about the noise? I can see that they're bending over backwards to make it sound like it's not going to be sportbikes turning laps all day. If you've ever read any of the threads from people who live near NJMP in Millville, NJ, you hear some terrible things.

Pictures / map looks interesting. It's actually further from where I live (NYC -- further by about an hour) than NJMP, unfortunately.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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Are you worried about the noise? I.
I'm not concerned. Sure, I'll hear it, but I'm over a mountain from there.

Without divulging too much, it appears he has it pretty well under control. Also, if anyone is really troubled and wants to sell out, I suspect he's in a position to buy. :-)

The very close neighbors are already POd about the construction noise and traffic up their little road.

I used to live in Paramus and commuted every w/e. Its about 140 miles from NJ4 & 17, 5 more to the GWB. Budget 3 hours. Definitely an overnight or 2 as tech is probably before 8:00am. But still an easy drive:

Thruway to exit 19 Kingston
NY28 west ~30 miles to Shandakan
NY42 north 11 miles to Lexington
NY23A and NY23 west about 50-60 miles
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #4
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Without divulging too much........
What, did he buy your silence with one ATV ride?
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:26 AM   #5
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There's a few threads on the various sportbike forums about this place. While I'd love to see this happen, I'm in the "I'm not holding my breath" camp now.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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Man o man...I sure hope everything goes as planned and this places takes off and flies!!
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:20 AM   #7
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I attended a town meeting where the opposition bitched, and I spoke with the owner the next day when I rode the track. I came away from both with the impression that the neigbors were in a hard place and the track could do pretty much as it wants. It seems the town and county powers-that-be favor the track and want it to succeed.

The lack of zoning and other legalities makes it very difficult to fight.

Having spent many a day doing track days, I was enthusistic and excited as soon as I learned it was coming. For those of you who haven't done track days, the experience really teaches you how to ride. Like skiing, at first you just want to go fast - and then after you get over that you get smooth and feel the rythm - kind of like dancing, and very exhiliarating. The corners are where it's at and the straights are almost boring. I'm hoping to work for him in some capacity because I enjoy the atmosphere and I want to get time on the track.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:44 PM   #8
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Are you worried about the noise? I can see that they're bending over backwards to make it sound like it's not going to be sportbikes turning laps all day. If you've ever read any of the threads from people who live near NJMP in Millville, NJ, you hear some terrible things.

Pictures / map looks interesting. It's actually further from where I live (NYC -- further by about an hour) than NJMP, unfortunately.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:39 AM   #9
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Looks like the TRACK is coming together nicely, in spite of a busybody.
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Hey Rich!

You know I love a track as much as the next guy. I just wouldn't want to live next to one. Or... err... up to 6 miles away.
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Looks like the TRACK is coming together nicely, in spite of a busybody.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:44 AM   #12
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Hope they put up some fencing to keep deer off the track.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:29 PM   #13
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Yes, there is major fencing all around the track. Check out the web site...they address this.
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My hopes are beginning to inch higher. Seen some footage, and I couple respected peeps have given favorable reports.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:21 PM   #15
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Don't know if I qualify as a respected opinion, but: I've walked the entire track twice, once in each direction. And, a good friend and excellent rider rode his bike on the track today with the owner and the owner's son and came away REALLY impressed. HIs enthusiasm was without bounds. Unfortunately, I was in my car and did not have gear.

I can't express how I feel about it. It's too overwhelming. And it's just 10 minutes from my place!!

You just wouldn't believe what they've accomplished in 4 months! These guys are PROs.
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