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Old 04-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #161
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I've always sucked at riding. At one point I thought I was invincible (18 or 19.) After I crashed, I now ride the same speed as other cars and take turns like a grandma.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:51 PM   #162
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the first time and i almost didn't make it
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:44 PM   #163
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:00 PM   #164
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why bumping of old posts runs rampant on motohouston is beyond me.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:27 PM   #165
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why bumping of old posts runs rampant on motohouston is beyond me.
At least he had that oh-so-insightful piece of information to post to make it worthwhile.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:25 PM   #166
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:22 PM   #167
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So the only time I went wide so far scared me bad enough that I slowed way down. I had only been riding about 4 weeks and I went out with some guys I met who were giving me pointers. We were riding on a very challenging road near Lafayette, La. I was taking advice and getting better but then going into one of the final S curves my back tire started to lose traction and hop. It was all I could do not to panic as the tire would lose traction and hop sideways in the corner as I fought to keep the bike up. I must have "slipped" 5 times and crossed the yellow line. The guy riding behind me to critique my ride was like "WTF was that ?" at the next stop sign. As it turns out it may not have been my fault since my Sport touring tires may have reached their limit of grip but I felt like it was my inexperience that led to me running wide and at the speed I was going I definitely was on the verge of a high side wipeout long before I crossed that yellow line and had an completely different problem. Needless to say I slowed down alot and got new tires the next day haha. However I went and worked hard with those guys to learn to get more of a feel. I am not perfect by any means and am still very inexperienced but I think it only takes once of getting lucky when that happens to realize you need to prevent that. I am looking forward to track days in the future as soon as my schedule stabilizes.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:13 PM   #168
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I agree completely w/ you assessment Brandt. I also tend to think it even seeps over to the track. I think it's great for peeeps to "take it to the track." But I see people all the time (even on this forum) who have done like 5 trackdays and claim to have crashed at 3 of them. Thats a serious problem if you ask me. I know that the track is a place to push it a little, but if you've crashed 3 out of 5 times, I think there's a problem. You gotta slow it down to go fast.


my first crash was from me running wide at the track

second was someone almost high siding infront of me

3rd was because i got too much lean and lowsided at MSRH ( street tires)

but all 3 at the track
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:31 PM   #169
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I am convinced that without trackday experience, had I continued to ride on the street the way I was before, I would either be seriously injured or dead.
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