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Old 05-04-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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Ride Smart Quiz Contest for May 14th, MSRC

We are going to have extra give aways for this time to encourage more people to come out to the track.
Hope newbies and track beginners really can take advantage of this opportunity.

To everyone who entered (sincerely) will receive $10 off of any 2007 Ride Smart event and a free t shirt (pick up only at GP viewing party).
And extra $30 on top of that to the top 6 answers ($40 off total).


We also have normal give aways which are

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.


From the extreme number of fatalities in recent weeks in Houston, Austin
and DFW area, most of you are probably already aware of how dangerous
motorcycle riding can be on public streets and highways when riders:

1. unknowingly get in over their heads and

2. when something goes wrong, they donšt have the enough understanding
nor skill to maintain control of their motorcycle.

The following questions are meant to help riders become more aware as to
when, where and how to avoid getting in over their heads and to begin to
develop better understanding and skills to maintain control of their bike
while riding public streets and highways. We feel that the best way reach
the daily rider is by having them share their personal experiences and
suggestions. Thanks in advance for your participation.

1. Since many of the accidents involve high speeds/racing on the streets
and highways, what skills do you have/how do you ride to protect yourself
from entering a corner with too much corner entry speed?

2. Regarding riding at high speeds on public streets and highways, what
advise would you give a close friend that was new to riding?

3. Many of the accidents that occur involve group rides. Have you ever
ridden with a group that you felt was riding over their heads? Please
explain.

4. What are the signs of a group ride that is getting in over their heads?

Thanks again everyone for your support.
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1. I do not exceed the yellow suggested corner speed signs by more than 10 mph. Brake first, steady throttle through the curve then slowly accelerate out of the corner.


2. Keep high beam headlights on, ride at your own pace, and stay at least 4 seconds behind me.


3. I have only done a few group rides and have never been with a group that was riding above their skill level.


4. I would say when the pace quickens so much that the group becomes spread out and out of sight of each other, riders start having close calls, and farmers pull out shot guns on the riders towards the end of the pack.
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1. I do not exceed the yellow suggested corner speed signs by more than 10 mph. Brake first, steady throttle through the curve then slowly accelerate out of the corner.


2. Keep high beam headlights on, ride at your own pace, and stay at least 4 seconds behind me.


3. I have only done a few group rides and have never been with a group that was riding above their skill level.


4. I would say when the pace quickens so much that the group becomes spread out and out of sight of each other, riders start having close calls, and farmers pull out shot guns on the riders towards the end of the pack.
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when is the deadline to submit answers?
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when is the deadline to submit answers?
This is turning into your paper due?


This Saturday (5/11), noon.
I'll post the winners following afternoon.
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nah, just busy with finals. I was looking forward to writing something, just didnt know if the contest was over. I'll work on it and pm it to you after i'm done with my physical chem. exam tomm.
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so far I am the only contestant...will that mean I win it all?
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Heck, if nobody else enters it.
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I wanna start this off by saying sorry for the bad spelling.

1. I feel that a sportbike rider has 2 different catagories in which he can classify his skill. Track & Street. To be good on the track does not mean your a good street rider. The fields, obstacles, & rider aids are completely differnt. I believe my street riding skills are above avg. and as far as track, we'll see in a few weeks. I always like to "look ahead" when riding, I do this by using perf. vision to keep track of whats in front of by at least 200 meters. This allows me any challenges/manuver I have to make, including judging a corner.
When I have calculated the turn, i brake accordingly(early as possible, not too hard in the begining but firmly once the bike smooth pushes downward). I then use my body to navigate the bike along with using the throttle to maintain my angular momentum. Finally right before the middle of the turn, i open up the throttle and accel. out of the turn. Keep in mind i try to keep the bike in high rpm's when going throgh corners.

2. Speeding on a public road is to be expected from most sportbikers. My advice to my friend, who is an entery level rider, would be to not do it at all. There are many factors that need to be assesed and calculated before any rider opens up their throttle, especially in an enviorment where unexpected things are to be expected. Develop your skills and curb your urge to speed by doing it at the track.

3. Group rides should be done with people who know your skill level and you know theirs, ths way everyone is well aware of everyone's limits and can use this to maintain the aggresivness of the pack. When i began riding 6 years ago, I never drove solo but always in a group of 3. This allowed me to be supervised and criticized. The other 2 drivers were not over ther heads nor had they done anything to endanger anyone.

4. I believe that there are a few signs to determine uncongruency of a pack.
First is the accident, the most obvious. The next few things are observations like seeing a "gap/hole" in the groupe, where there is an unusual amount of space between sections of the group caused by some riders going slower then the pace and slowing down people behind them. Finally, from the first couple of turns you can notice if the riders belong with each other(lean angles on turns should be nearly the same for all the riders in the group)
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Okay, folks.
So far there are only two qualified participants.
No more answeres til tomorrow noon, it's all going to these two!
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Old 05-12-2007, 12:34 PM   #17
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Entry closed.
With help of my 4th grade teacher roommate, the winner's aznhero913.
Since there are only two sincere contestants, I'll combine first and second prize together and give it to aznhero913.
So, Half off for any 2007 event with Free Bike Cam DVD and a Ride Smart t-shirt goes to aznhero913.
"Sport Riding Techniques" book by Nick Ienatsch with $40 off any 2007 event and a Ride Smart t-shirt goes to witchdoctor575.
Both of you need to PM me your full name, phone number, physical address and email address.
If you can make it to next GP Viewing Party, I can hand you over the t-shirt and the book.
Otherwise, let me know what's the best way to deliver them to you.

Hope this helps for your first trackday, aznhero913.
Congrats both of you.

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