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Title: About PRE
Post by: JRA on March 05, 2014, 05:46:23 PM
WHO ARE WE?

Charles Allen and wife Barbara are managing the business end of this organization. Charles is a CPA, CFP, CFA, former regional bank COO, and has run many businesses successfully for over thirty years. Barbara has had a long career managing the day to day operations of many of the family business's which now include PRE. They both love to snow ski, have two grown sons, and two golden retrievers named Jake and Jack. Charles particularly loves anything business related and is looking forward to the challenge of continuing to make this organization successful and sustainable.

Mike Ruhe is a life-long motorcycle enthusiast, control rider, amateur mechanic, and in 2014 a member of Dane Westby’s pit crew. Mike jumped on the track in 2006 and never looked back . . . well, except when control riding.

John Allen is the President of PRE, manages trackday operations, and has been riding on the track since 2003. Over the years he's become reasonably good at it, and in the process discovered that he enjoyed sharing what he’ learned with others. John started working with NESBA is 2008 as a control rider, and ran all of the Southeast Events for NESBA from 2010-2013. John is a custom home builder specializing in high end residential construction.

Our trackday staff is made up of carefully selected individuals who are focused on helping PRE customers get the most out of their trackday. Collectively we have over 200 years of trackday experience, and we are ready and eager to share that combined knowledge with our customers. You can view our staff bio page here. http://ridepre.com/staff/

One goal of PRE is to build  camaraderie in the paddock so that our riders know each other. We believe that knowing your fellow riders off the track lends to the family feel we are creating at our events, and also leads to a safer event on the track. With that in mind we regularly host cook-outs for all our participants called meet-and-greets. Our hope it that this adds to the experience and facilitates getting to know other like-minded riders.

These are the principles that govern this organization:

We are going to do our best to provide a safe venue, a professionally organized day, and most of all, a fun experience for everyone who attends. We are very enthusiastic about trackdays, and it will show in the way we run our events.

We are very well funded, so you don’t have to worry if your track day is solidly booked. We will try to ensure that you always see our events listed on the hosting tracks website, and you can contact us or the track any time to verify.

We are always available to answer any questions you have, and any inquiries will be responded to promptly.

Perhaps most importantly, this organization is one that is founded on integrity. We will always try to do what is right.

Welcome to Performance Riding Experience.
John Allen,
President
Performance Riding Experience

Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Todd Clark on March 05, 2014, 05:49:09 PM
looking good, John. 
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: michicago on March 05, 2014, 07:00:40 PM
John, it's about damn time you landed on your feet! :)

Seriously impressive how quickly you guys have come together and can't wait to see how this develops!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: crash675 on March 05, 2014, 07:54:08 PM
Glad to see this happen John. Cant wait to ride with the org.
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: warregl on March 05, 2014, 08:00:04 PM
John,

I have ridden with you and Mike several times and I was always impressed with how well your track days were run, even in comparison with others in your previous organization. As soon as I heard about your new endeavor I was very excited about the possibilities.

Best of luck and I am looking forward to this season even more now!

Best,
Carey
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: noobinacan on March 05, 2014, 08:17:59 PM
This is great and straight. just like it should be. :D
good luck Allen brothers and Ruhe!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: cbgixxer on March 05, 2014, 08:57:21 PM
Congrats on your new venture John! if myself, NCS or Hazardous can help in any way, please don't hesitate to let me know!

Matt
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Quickone4u on March 05, 2014, 09:01:46 PM
Awesome to hear! Looking forward to getting out there with you guys this season! Excited!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Stretch on March 05, 2014, 09:05:08 PM
Looking forward to being a member in this new organization!  Thanks for your efforts Mr. John!  This is a breath of fresh air!
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Post by: Shenanigans on March 05, 2014, 09:15:40 PM
Congrats on your new venture, I know you guys will be a success!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Joeyb on March 05, 2014, 09:16:55 PM
 I was just kidding when I said JRA for president, not really but I'm so excited to see this new org take shape!!!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: bmrboy on March 05, 2014, 09:41:56 PM
John , you always ran a great show , you have my utmost respect ....
One of the things that brought me back to the track , was you !! you're ideals , principals,
ethic's .. You & your crew are fine representatives of this sport , you can only grow from here.
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Taylor 22 on March 05, 2014, 09:56:13 PM
This is very cool guy's. Thank you for starting P.R.E , I'm looking forward to watching this club grow. Good times and good people, I hope to see everyone soon.  T
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Spinak 627 on March 05, 2014, 10:13:48 PM
Awesome sauce
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Gearheaded on March 06, 2014, 01:55:36 AM
Fantastic guys!

Can't wait to ride with your organization :cool:
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: bidwell on March 06, 2014, 03:16:02 AM
I am very excited about this and can't wait to ride with PRE.  I've already scraped the NESBA sticker off the back window of my truck!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Kappy on March 06, 2014, 04:45:46 AM
Congrats John! Looking forward to coming down south.
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Kyle M on March 06, 2014, 05:34:23 AM
Cheers  ;)
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: jcrich on March 06, 2014, 05:45:41 AM
So this is where all the cool kids have landed.  :)

John got me into this sport back in 2006 and helped me through the years.

I have no doubt he, Charles, and Mike will make this a successful endeavor. 
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: the-uno on March 06, 2014, 06:18:09 AM
 :wow: :adore: :popcorn: Can't wait
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: J.R. Nims on March 06, 2014, 07:27:10 AM
AWESOME, now if I just didn't have that pesky transfer orders...... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: yokel84 on March 06, 2014, 07:58:37 AM
This is very exciting for those of us in the southeast. I definitely plan to ride with you all.

I'm thoroughly impressed at the willingness of those involved to take this project on, and I'm absolutely amazed at how quickly it's being put together.

I am curious about what type of organization this will be, tax status etc. I'm sure this may be addressed when you have a website up and running. I don't mind paying people to do work I benefit from.
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Pseudolus on March 06, 2014, 08:08:29 AM
This is very exciting for those of us in the southeast.

CORRECTION!!!!! The Northeast is EXCITED TOO!!!!!!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: yokel84 on March 06, 2014, 08:16:12 AM
CORRECTION!!!!! The Northeast is EXCITED TOO!!!!!!

Haha, no doubt everyone's excited. I'm slow to change loyalties.. but I realized that ALL the people who made my previous track-riding experience great were here. I'm stoked I get the chance to be one of the first 100 members.
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: MonkeyMan on March 06, 2014, 08:42:20 AM
Really glad to see this come together - and quickly!

I'm in for sure.

Thx John, Chuck and Mike for pulling the trigger!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Kyle M on March 06, 2014, 10:07:02 AM
This is very cool guy's. Thank you for starting P.R.E , I'm looking forward to watching this club grow. Good times and good people, I hope to see everyone soon.  T

Better be doing more that watching... "Thanks for call Performance Riding Experience how may we assist you"
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: fitz on March 06, 2014, 10:43:23 AM
Best of luck to you, it's good to see someone passionate about the sport and not afraid to engage/communicate with it's customers.

Now if you crazy southerners could just book some dates at Pittrace and Summit I could enjoy the "ride" with you more frequently.  :)

fitz
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: HondaGalToo on March 06, 2014, 10:57:50 AM
Yay! fitz is here!
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Post by: devildogae on March 06, 2014, 11:28:14 AM
I to am amazed at how fast and overall support I've seen.  Yay, glad to a member from the beginning of this, got "great expectations"
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: southerly on March 06, 2014, 11:33:13 AM
I am greatly looking forward to riding with PRE.

It was the people who made what we had great, and with the great people bringing it back, I know it will be great.

Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: devildogae on March 06, 2014, 11:38:16 AM
Locked, cocked and ready to rock!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Dflowe on March 06, 2014, 01:17:31 PM
It's good to see everyone here. With the good people that are involved in this organization, I'm sure it's going to be very successful.

Dennis
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Meatball0506 on March 06, 2014, 01:54:50 PM
Awesome to see. Glad everyone has a new place to go. Look forward to making it down to VIR sometime.
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: LeMisVH on March 06, 2014, 03:23:26 PM
 :adore: Excited! Congratulations on getting this group up so quickly!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: luigi on March 06, 2014, 08:24:44 PM
Let's get going with this guys all the support we can give this org to take it to the top of Raleigh Superbike riders uraaaaaa
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Trkdaywannabe on March 07, 2014, 11:02:01 AM
John, I've already converted, from the 'other side', and I'll support this endeavor until I'm physically unable to do so. Congratulations and best of luck, to everyone involved, for nothing but success !!!!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: fitz on March 07, 2014, 11:04:32 AM
Yay! fitz is here!

LOL! MUCH more importantly YOU are here!  :)
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Meat on March 07, 2014, 01:26:58 PM

Let's get going with this guys all the support we can give this org to take it to the top of Raleigh Superbike riders uraaaaaa

Luigi!!! Long time since I've seen you. I think it was at CMP.

Good to see that you are on here already.
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Optimus Prime on March 07, 2014, 07:20:26 PM
Way to go John! Looking forward to riding with you and the gang!!! :cheers:
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Andrew G on March 07, 2014, 07:48:39 PM
Excited to see this happening! Can't wait.
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: PJ on March 09, 2014, 10:11:00 PM
John, I'm very glad to hear you're starting your own organization with Mike and your bro.  Congratulations.  I look forward to riding with you again.  Put me on your distribution list!
Rock On,
PJ Edwards
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: smorourke on March 10, 2014, 07:26:16 AM
Best of luck to you, it's good to see someone passionate about the sport and not afraid to engage/communicate with it's customers.

Now if you crazy southerners could just book some dates at Pittrace and Summit I could enjoy the "ride" with you more frequently.  :)

fitz

 :agree:
I will try to get down to VIR this year to ride with you guys - best of luck!!!

Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: JRA on March 10, 2014, 06:33:04 PM
John, I'm very glad to hear you're starting your own organization with Mike and your bro.  Congratulations.  I look forward to riding with you again.  Put me on your distribution list!
Rock On,
PJ Edwards

Hey PJ.

Shoot me an email and I'll add you. Keep that Go Pro secured and we'll see you soon.  :D
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: corymac on March 29, 2014, 06:06:02 AM
Im ready to do some cooking!!!!!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Taylor 22 on March 29, 2014, 07:14:28 AM
 :D :D :D  "TWO BUTTS" is in the house!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!       Hey Cory!!!!     T
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Meat on March 29, 2014, 11:08:49 AM

:D :D :D  "TWO BUTTS" is in the house!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!

YUM!!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Irish01 on March 29, 2014, 11:53:02 AM
Im ready to do some cooking!!!!!

Awesome Brotha!!! You coming on the 6th?!?!?!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Taylor 22 on August 06, 2016, 06:42:31 AM
*just a reminder*  PRE has "NO mandatory membership fee, NO gate fee and NO power or camping costs" at our events.   :tiphat:   

Come check us out!!! I believe you'll have a good day and definitely save some cash!!        :thumbup:       T
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Taylor 22 on September 20, 2016, 08:56:43 PM
You WILL see Airfence in use at PRE events!!!! :thumbup:  we feel it's worth while to use.   T
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Chalk on May 14, 2018, 08:41:18 PM
Thank you PRE!
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Steve Gould on May 14, 2018, 09:39:06 PM
PRE and all of the members who participate in the fund raiser and deploy the airfence. You all have done great things.
Title: Re: About PRE
Post by: Taylor 22 on May 15, 2018, 10:56:45 AM
PRE and all of the members who participate in the fund raiser and deploy the airfence. You all have done great things.
100% agree!!!!  Thank you!!!!