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Old 11-06-2011, 08:26 PM   #41
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that wasn't directed at you in specific. but generally that is what happens with the noobs that come around. My advise to you is stay at the back of the pack on future rides. that way you can be free to slow down when you get going faster than you should. remember, this is your first bike.... don't make it your last
Absolutely. Honestly, I didn't feel out of my comfort zone during the group ride. Like I said, that was pretty much a bunch of straight lines

I took a dive on the track, because I came in too wide on a turn.


All the same though, I understand what you mean. I plan on staying in the rear. And hopefully getting together with some smaller bikes, so no one has to worry about keeping up. Just my opinion, but I don't think group rides are as much fun when you aren't riding with the group.
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but I don't think group rides are as much fun when you aren't riding with the group.
nevermind.... I think I figured it out. you mean you don't like to be left behind during a group ride.

lemme fill you in on this. if your "group" leaves you behind during a ride. you need to find better people to ride with. A group of good, respectful riders won't leave you behind and don't want you pushing beyond your limits cause they don't want to be responsible for your injuries.

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Generally for parade laps, they do a pre-ride check of the riders partaking in the event. The main one being is asking any riders in the group who had less than a month of experience or new to riding.If so, an instructor will follow them and stop them if they see their riding unsafe. I'm pretty sure more than often people don't raise their hands and admit their noobness. Those there just need to get over themselves so they don't hurt themselves and others since Safety is a number one priority.
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I guess kudos to you for getting some track time. My only question is, how does that track affect the break in of your brand new bike? Glad you are ok, though.
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Generally for parade laps, they do a pre-ride check of the riders partaking in the event. The main one being is asking any riders in the group who had less than a month of experience or new to riding.If so, an instructor will follow them and stop them if they see their riding unsafe. I'm pretty sure more than often people don't raise their hands and admit their noobness. Those there just need to get over themselves so they don't hurt themselves and others since Safety is a number one priority.
Ah. I never heard anyone ask about that, or I sure as would've had my hand up...
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Not that I'm aware of. I wasn't partaking in a legitimate trackday, we were there for Parade Laps. In case you don't know (although you probably do), all that is, is you have about 15 minutes to do as many laps as you want, at your own pace.
Yes, there was an instructor behind him. Don't know who it was, but he was wearing a yellow jersey.
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Yes, there was an instructor behind him. Don't know who it was, but he was wearing a yellow jersey.
The whole time? I checked my mirrors pretty consistently to make sure I wasn't getting in anybody's way, I didn't notice anyone sticking behind me. Although, they were there almost immediately after my dive.
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All the same though, I understand what you mean. I plan on staying in the rear. And hopefully getting together with some smaller bikes, so no one has to worry about keeping up. Just my opinion, but I don't think group rides are as much fun when you aren't riding with the group.
There's nothing wrong with staying in the rear. You get to see more in the rear and watch how others ride and learn from it. A group ride is relatively organized and no one get left behind or lost for the most part That's why there's a sweeper.
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FREE PARADE LAPS.



now that you have crashed... do you feel faster?

something seems WRONG here!
I'm failing to see what point you are making...

The wreck was in a controlled environment (not on a public road) while doing parade laps...something that is opened for people. Tocome and see what a trackday feels like...something that is aimed to make you a better, more skilled rider...

Many people wreck at the track often, at all levels... please, explain your point andthe questions that followed...
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The whole time? I checked my mirrors pretty consistently to make sure I wasn't getting in anybody's way, I didn't notice anyone sticking behind me. Although, they were there almost immediately after my dive.
next time you go to the track.... forget the mirrors. you can't concentrate on where you are going if you are looking behind you
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I'm failing to see what point you are making...

The wreck was in a controlled environment (not on a public road) while doing parade laps...something that is opened for people. Tocome and see what a trackday feels like...something that is aimed to make you a better, more skilled rider...

Many people wreck at the track often, at all levels... please, explain your point andthe questions that followed...
I think he is making a lame attempt at chastising him. people crash on parade laps... it happens. if it didn't happen, they would not make everyone wear a lid, jacket, gloves pants and boots.
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I'm failing to see what point you are making...

The wreck was in a controlled environment (not on a public road) while doing parade laps...something that is opened for people. Tocome and see what a trackday feels like...something that is aimed to make you a better, more skilled rider...

Many people wreck at the track often, at all levels... please, explain your point andthe questions that followed...
Hey man! Ya shoulda been there!! The real truth of it all is that Bevo rode up behind me like a bat out of and KICKED me off the track!


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Alright guys he made a simple noob mistake traveling at about 25-30 mph, I watched him do it. Smart shark you have a good head on your shoulders man, I'm sure you will use this as a learning experience. Oh, and at no point today did you almost die..As I passed you while you were sliding around on the track I looked at your face.........PURE TERROR!!!!!
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The whole time? I checked my mirrors pretty consistently to make sure I wasn't getting in anybody's way, I didn't notice anyone sticking behind me. Although, they were there almost immediately after my dive.
Don't know about the whole time, but there was at that point. Jus sayin' cause I was there. He signaled me to keep going.
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The whole time? I checked my mirrors pretty consistently to make sure I wasn't getting in anybody's way, I didn't notice anyone sticking behind me. Although, they were there almost immediately after my dive.
I don't know if you have noticed yet, but you can't see diddly squat with those factory mirrors, they're there to pass inspections and aesthetics. They don't extend far enough out so you can see behind you or next to you.

On the track, you should not need to look behind you. Just focus on your riding, be consistent with your lines, and the riders behind you can make the best judgement on how to pass.
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The whole time? I checked my mirrors pretty consistently to make sure I wasn't getting in anybody's way, I didn't notice anyone sticking behind me. Although, they were there almost immediately after my dive.
And this is why they ask us to tape up our mirrors at the track...

You only worry about what is infront...
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I think he is making a lame attempt at chastising him. people crash on parade laps... it happens. if it didn't happen, they would not make everyone wear a lid, jacket, gloves pants and boots.
A very lame one...

I guess dumb people want to act like they are saying a lot, by not saying much....guess it didn't work for him this time..
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Alright guys he made a simple noob mistake traveling at about 25-30 mph, I watched him do it. Smart shark you have a good head on your shoulders man, I'm sure you will use this as a learning experience.
Thanks man. I definitely will.

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Oh, and at no point today did you almost die..As I passed you while you were sliding around on the track I looked at your face.........PURE TERROR!!!!!
Really? I was just trying so hard to pay attention to everything... It was definitely different than anything else I've ever done. That's for sure!

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Don't know about the whole time, but there was at that point. Jus sayin' cause I was there. He signaled me to keep going.
He was on a dirtbike, right?

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I don't know if you have noticed yet, but you can't see diddly squat with those factory mirrors, they're there to pass inspections and aesthetics. They don't extend far enough out so you can see behind you or next to you.

On the track, you should not need to look behind you. Just focus on your riding, be consistent with your lines, and the riders behind you can make the best judgement on how to pass.
Yeah, I definitely noticed that. I can see pretty well if I pull my arm in a little bit. But you're right... It'd be a lot better if they extended out a bit further.
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And this is why they ask us to tape up our mirrors at the track...

You only worry about what is infront...
More stuff I didn't know But now I do!
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Hey man! Ya shoulda been there!! The real truth of it all is that Bevo rode up behind me like a bat out of and KICKED me off the track!
You too!?

That bevo is an evil that only wants to destroy noobs..

And his whole plan is to do it by giving horrible advice and giving them a good taste of track riding, in the hopes that it will get them to take on more days at the track...what an , eh?
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