Throughout the day, between sessions on track, each classroom lesson went over different topics covering safety and procedures. A lot of the rules were common sense but helped to reiterate the importance of safety and communication. I did my best to remember all the rules and procedures, but I did make a mistake at one point that shook me up a bit. During one of the afternoon sessions, I was coming around the last few corners of the track, having just been passed by four other riders. I could see them a turn or so ahead of me, and suddenly all four of them exited the track. Wait, did I miss the checkered flag? I didn't see them signal with their arm or leg. My focus shaken, as I rounded the second-to-last turn, I decided to exit. Not good. The minute I cut into the exit lane, I knew I'd screwed up, putting myself and potentially other riders in danger. I glanced over my shoulder and realized I did indeed have another rider close on my tail. A last-minute track exit—without any notification for the riders behind me—was a major, major screw-up.