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Old 05-02-2011, 10:43 PM   #41
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lol.. I never get why people put a screen name that they cant even remember.... lololl
ppl usually ask me what my SN is about 3 times before it sinks in. One time I didn't even recognize my own sn when New Rider was yelling it in the parking lot right next to me.
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I'll have to be the and swap some around on the list...

Those of you with 10+ years and multiple trackdays will get bumped in favor of the noobs this ride is aimed at.

The idea is a ride specifically aimed at helping them, without the outside stress of a normal SMR atmosphere.

Again, there will be no, zero, zilch, zip, nada high speed cornering or track day body position critique, this is a basic, entry level, low pressure, relaxed street ride.

Coming along to observe you'll be behind Texaspsyclone, who is the designated sweeper at this time. The first part of the ride will be entering the corners at or below the yellow posted speeds.. get the crawl, walk, run part?

I'll be editing the list in the first post; that's the official one for now.

Please, if you change your mind or can't come, let me know. I'll still take names as we usually have a few last minute cancellations for whatever reason.

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INSKY!


I want to know how far I'm actually leaning over. I always want to look down, but I know if I do then its BOOM! SPLAT! I know I feel like I'm leaning more than I am... so yeah.....

and if it's ok to actually make kissy lips when "kissing the mirror"....

yeah.. uhhh

Just keep in mind you probably won't be leaning that far on this ride. We won't be getting over 65 on the straights, and way less into the turns on average.
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I'll have 10 CD's with copies of the TOTW and Sport Riding techniques books on pdf, as well as the Cornering Bible on avi, and toss in whatever other cool pics and vids I have laying around for the noobs...

I was going to try and print these but it will be way too much paper.
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I'll have 10 CD's with copies of the TOTW and Sport Riding techniques books on pdf, as well as the Cornering Bible on avi, and toss in whatever other cool pics and vids I have laying around for the noobs...

I was going to try and print these but it will be way too much paper.
Great DVD I gave Ivan (new Rider's) katy crew a bunch of copies, i actually went out there to his school to observe, it was hard to just stand there w/o the urge of hoping on their ZX6 and running the track, he has 1 of the best riding school I've seen.
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Great DVD I gave Ivan (new Rider's) katy crew a bunch of copies, i actually went out there to his school to observe, it was hard to just stand there w/o the urge of hoping on their ZX6 and running the track, he has 1 of the best riding school I've seen.
i have both dvd and book, they both are good, but i think book is a lot better.

if anyone wants to "BORROW" them pm me
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ppl usually ask me what my SN is about 3 times before it sinks in. One time I didn't even recognize my own sn when New Rider was yelling it in the parking lot right next to me.
we will need to get these for everyone, unless newrider hands out free moto t-shirts with our SN on it...hint....hint
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I will be happy to help, and I know you have your fill, so please put me down as an alternate.
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I will be happy to help, and I know you have your fill, so please put me down as an alternate.
Will do! And thanks!

Almost always have those that drop out so extras is a good thing.

Oh, and added incentive to those that are signed up.. I'll have DONUTS to start the day off right... with a sugar rush ...
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Looking forward to it. Sometimes it is really nice to cruise at a relaxed pace. You can look around, enjoy the scenery, and also have more than a half a second to wave at cute girls in convertibles. Just kidding

But, I do have one tip and it applies to both newb riders and us experienced folks...

When riding slow I always noticed my right hand would go numb and I didn't know why. I tried relaxing my grip and different body positions but nothing seemed to help. Then I watched Twist of the Wrist...

I realized I was just putting way too much weight on my hands. Being on a sportbike your natural instinct is to be hunched over and putting almost all of your upper body weight on the handlebars. For me it would cut off blood circulation in my right hand.

What you need to do is get as much weight to your legs as possible, pinching the bike with your thighs, and 'locking yourself in' to the bike. It will take the weight off your hands, make the bike more stable, and you more stable over rough, broken pavement.

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I realized I was just putting way too much weight on my hands. Being on a sportbike your natural instinct is to be hunched over and putting almost all of your upper body weight on the handlebars. For me it would cut off blood circulation in my right hand.

What you need to do is get as much weight to your legs as possible, pinching the bike with your thighs, and 'locking yourself in' to the bike. It will take the weight off your hands, make the bike more stable, and you more stable over rough, broken pavement.

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Yes and no.

The more you try to "tighten" on the bike, the more you transmit un-wanted inputs and vice versa. When he talks about locking in, he is talking about where you want to be in your cornering position, not all the time. Riding dirt bikes will teach you about letting the bike float and find its own way..

Even then, you'll only be "locked-in" with your outside leg and forearm on the tank... bike can still move around under you

Ideally you support your upper body with your stomach...

The true reason you get wrist cramps is wrist position... next time you are cruising down the road, glance at your wrist.. is it bent or straight in line? Crawl up the throttle to keep it straight.
Also why you adjust your controls so your levers are in the right place and you don't need to change hand position to use them...

Bottom line for riding anything is RELAX...

We'll go over all this..
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Don't mean to be spreading disinformation. But, you are right about wrist positioning. Never thought of it that way. However, keeping your wrists in-line makes it very hard for you to put weight on the handlebars.
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The true reason you get wrist cramps is wrist position... next time you are cruising down the road, glance at your wrist.. is it bent or straight in line? Crawl up the throttle to keep it straight.
Also why you adjust your controls so your levers are in the right place and you don't need to change hand position to use them...

Bottom line for riding anything is RELAX...

We'll go over all this..
what he said.

top of you fist, wrist and forearm should be align when you are on on the gas, and bend you elbow then relax, let your elbow and knee to absort the impacts not your hands, wrists nor A$$
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Don't mean to be spreading disinformation. But, you are right about wrist positioning. Never thought of it that way. However, keeping your wrists in-line makes it very hard for you to put weight on the handlebars.
Forearms parallel to the ground, flap those chicken wings!!

At any point after you initiate your turn you should be able to take the left hand off the grip without affecting the bike or your body position...

Actually, you can cruise along at a good clip with one hand..
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Bottom line for riding anything is RELAX...

We'll go over all this..
Yep. I know a good little exercise for this...

Could you PM the mentors with a more specific list of things you want us to talk about? Or did you want us to go into detail on one subject and split everything up?
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Yep. I know a good little exercise for this...

Could you PM the mentors with a more specific list of things you want us to talk about? Or did you want us to go into detail on one subject and split everything up?
I've got a basic overview from last time that I am cleaning up.. I'll send it out next week or so but by all means think about any topic you are familiar with and comfortable talking on..

We will probably go over what it looks like to hang off on the track but there won't be any of that during the ride... keep the "street" focus and leave the rest for the track days.

I'll have my rear stand so we can use my bike for demos...
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I can bring Cinnabons if y'all don't mind them being cold. Lol I cant think of how to keep them warm on the ride up there.
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