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Old 03-27-2007, 11:13 AM   #1
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Ride Smart Quiz Contest for April 7th, TWS (Texas World Speedway)

This is how we play.
2-3 weeks before every Ride Smart trackday, I'm going to post up a quiz contest with prizes.
It's going to have three questions that are related to motorcycle riding/safety and we'll pick the winner in random order.

1st: Half off for any 2007 event
2nd: Free Bike Cam DVD for any 2007 event
3rd: Free "Sport Riding Techniques" book by Nick Ienatsch.


Here are the three questions for April 7th, TWS (Texas World Speedway) event Quiz Contest.
Let's play!

Q1. All of us have seen a new rider that is riding way over their head.
If you had a chance to give them some good advice, would you? What
would you say and how would you give that advice?

Q2. Before each ride, do you do any safty check on your bike?
If so, what do you do?

Q3. What's your goal in motorcycling for this year?

The contest ends on April 4th, noon.
I'll announce the winner on the same day afternoon.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:47 AM   #2
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Q1. All of us have seen a new rider that is riding way over their head.
If you had a chance to give them some good advice, would you? What
would you say and how would you give that advice?

Of course...I would tell them to forget about any other bike..its not a race and to ride their own ride. If you arent having fun then your doing something wrong. Stay within your ability.

Q2. Before each ride, do you do any safty check on your bike?
If so, what do you do?

Not as thorough as I should but I check my tires, chain slack, and oil..and say a lil prayer.

Q3. What's your goal in motorcycling for this year?

To become faster on the track.
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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Here.
I'll do part of it.

Q1. All of us have seen a new rider that is riding way over their head.
If you had a chance to give them some good advice, would you? What
would you say and how would you give that advice?


I think about bills.
Bills I'll get to repair my bike, bills I'll get from hospital, bills from the city/county for speeding tickets....
That slows me down right away.


Q2. Before each ride, do you do any safty check on your bike?
If so, what do you do?


Tire pressure and chain are the must.
Because I only ride once or twice a week, my tires always need some air.
And I clean my chain ever 400 miles or so.
But it's good to have a visual check to make sure there's nothing funky about it.


Q3. What's your goal in motorcycling for this year?


Start riding more calculated at the track.
I've been having fun past couple of years, now it's the time to start riding more techinically controlled.
We'll see what kind of changes that'll make.
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:12 PM   #4
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what is a "Quize"??
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:56 PM   #5
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Q1. All of us have seen a new rider that is riding way over their head.
If you had a chance to give them some good advice, would you? What
would you say and how would you give that advice?


Yes. I'd tell them not to ride over %70 of their abilitly on the street and make sure to wear gear.


Q2. Before each ride, do you do any safty check on your bike?
If so, what do you do?


I do a quick visual of the whole bike while it's warming up. I always check my front brake resivoir and chain. I usually check tire pressure once a week.

Q3. What's your goal in motorcycling for this year?

Focusing on racing mini's this year.
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Q1. All of us have seen a new rider that is riding way over their head.
If you had a chance to give them some good advice, would you? What would you say and how would you give that advice?
Yeah. On the track, I would remind them that a track day isn't a race, so there's no need to try to be the best. Use each session to learn something new about the bike and the track. Set small, yet obtainable goals for each track day you attend and use it to improve your riding ability.

On the street, I'd remind them that motorcycling is dangerous enough when riding defensively, so there's no need to add to it by speeding around and cutting in and out of traffic. Obey the laws, don't ride in anybody's blind spot, be on the lookout for any possible dangers around you, and ALWAYS leave yourself an out. Oh, avoid riding during rush hour. People are ususally running late to work or are ready to get home, so they'll do the quick glance for another car (not a bike) before switching into a faster lane.

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Q2. Before each ride, do you do any safty check on your bike?
If so, what do you do?
Yeah. Before every track day, I check for any loose bolts/nuts, brake pads, chain slack, tire pressure, fluid levels and fluid leaks. I also do a quick ride around the neighborhood block to see if I hear any strange noises.

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Q3. What's your goal in motorcycling for this year?
To ride as many track days as I can and master the art of blipping the throttle on downshifting, which should help me on my corner entry and exit speed.
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:23 PM   #8
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Q1. All of us have seen a new rider that is riding way over their head.
If you had a chance to give them some good advice, would you? What
would you say and how would you give that advice?

If they're trying to keep up with a group, I make sure that they understand that the group will stop frequently to let everyone catch up. Tell them that many of the riders have been riding the road for a long time and that they got fast by learning slowly.


Q2. Before each ride, do you do any safty check on your bike?
If so, what do you do?

Everyday I check the brakes and the gas. Weekly I'll check the air pressure. I do my own maintenance so I will always give the chain, brakes, and other systems a check when doing other work.

Q3. What's your goal in motorcycling for this year?

I want to continue having fun and get to the track as much as possible.
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Quote:
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This is how we play.
2-3 weeks before every Ride Smart trackday, I'm going to post up a quiz contest with prizes.
It's going to have three questions that are related to motorcycle riding/safety and we'll pick the winner in random order.

1st: Half off for any 2007 event
2nd: Free Bike Cam DVD for any 2007 event
3rd: Free "Sport Riding Techniques" book by Nick Ienatsch.


Here are the three questions for April 7th, TWS (Texas World Speedway) event Quiz Contest.
Let's play!

Q1. All of us have seen a new rider that is riding way over their head.
If you had a chance to give them some good advice, would you? What
would you say and how would you give that advice?

Q2. Before each ride, do you do any safty check on your bike?
If so, what do you do?

Q3. What's your goal in motorcycling for this year?

The contest ends on April 4th, noon.
I'll announce the winner on the same day afternoon.
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this mas sound dumb but i am new to this site, what is Ride Smart?
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By the way the last posting on this thread was April of LAST year.
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Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! - I'm all copy & paste the questions

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(I was thinkng - that's funny, thought she moved, but she's still helping out Ride Smart - pretty cool)
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i see newbs all the time down here and i always tell them to take it slow and get to a track day and learn how to really ride that thing and see what it can do in the corners and not in a straight line.


before i ride i really don't check for too much...maybe one time a week or so i look at tires and presure, oil and check the chain.


my goals for this year is to get used to my new suspension and pass radar and gixxerbill as much as i can...on the track in the pits....whatever it takes...
Well if / when that happens, it won't be in the order you have it.
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