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    motorcycle safety track

    i am now 4 years from retirement and i'm loosely considering a joint venture motorcycle safety track business. 400cc and under bikes only and maybe carts too. anyone in the Covington / Madison / Monticello / Newborn - ish area interested?

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    i'm thinking if you start with something existing and abandoned like this you wouldn't have to do so much paving...


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    what do you plan on doing? teach msf there?

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    that's the idea, yes. DDS is in Conyers and right now they teach it in a parking lot. you can only learn so much in a parking lot imho

    that and some track day type riding/instruction and maybe carts for fun

    have 4 years to figure it out / get it planned

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    I doubt behind a neighborhood would work.

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    A friend of mine tried to build a kart / motosports track near covingington. It was a huge deal and they denied his application. His property was not near a neighborhood.

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    Remember, the government only wants your money not your business.

    I like the idea. Good luck, I would like to ride a nice area without having to buy a track day but I dont have anything under 750cc's

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    yeah, i know near hood wouldn't work... just used that as an example. there are some abandoned developments that are secluded.

    some guy did build a "cart track" in Covington and it's up and running, but it's not much more than a parking lot. i'm thinking that staying away from "motorsports" word is important. "safety track" is way to go. got to stick to it though... NY safety track got sued for "illegal" racing after they submitted plans like what i'm considering. there's was 250cc max, etc. and they were "racing" 600's ....maybe larger... and they were loud. you can google it and see some of their troubles...

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    W O W!!! dang sure did! i hadn't seen it since it was just the parking lot... have to go check it out in person, but I can tell it's like at least 5 times bigger than it was when i went out there.

    i wonder if someone talked to him long enough if he would let small bikes out there? maybe if an insurance arrangement was set up?

    oops, that was some other track i was looking at on there... but his is at least twice the size it originally was. hard to tell from video though...
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    If you wanna move, I heard Carolina Motorsports Park is for sale :-)

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