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Old 12-31-2015, 05:10 PM   #1
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If you're going to run wide on Sugar n Spice, bring a change of leathers..

Ever wonder what it's like to run wide on an off-camber turn with rumble strips in the middle of the track?

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Old 12-31-2015, 05:48 PM   #2
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with rumble strips in the middle of the track?
They aren't in the middle of the track. You were not in the middle of the track.

Glad you kept riding and stayed up.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:49 PM   #3
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Before the renovations take that line and you would end up in a gravel pit.

It is better now
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I've passed deeper than that in SS
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Not sure how the outside curbing is all of a sudden 'middle of the track'.
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Not sure how the outside curbing is all of a sudden 'middle of the track'.
I had originally assumed that he meant the part of S&S where the pavement is a bit rough that IS indeed in the middle of the track... Not the outside bounds of the turn.
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I had originally assumed that he meant the part of S&S where the pavement is a bit rough that IS indeed in the middle of the track... Not the outside bounds of the turn.
This, and everyone is right, you should never be there, but I was and almost had to change my leathers
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Sounded like you were still shifting after turn-in.. Or am I hearing things?
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Not even close. I use that part of the track all the time.
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I've been over that 10 times or 20. No biggie, just don't stay cranked 100%. Back off to 90%.
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Ever wonder what it's like to run wide on an off-camber turn with rumble strips in the middle of the track?

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You ran wide on a turn. It happens. On the track and sometimes on the street but in that particular instance, you should have stayed wide and rode it past the rumble strips, before pulling it back into the track. You wouldn't have missed a beat and you wouldn't have shat your leathers.

The point I'm trying to make is to keep your composure in times of pucker and make the best of the situation. I realize that may not be as easy as it sounds but it is something you will learn with experience.
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My first time ever riding MSRH was the second stint of an endurance race( remember pitout is after SS) Going into S&S after the first lap I didn't understand why people were telling me to go a lot slower than I though I needed to be the first time through. It looked like there was plenty of track when I was going in....
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You ran wide on a turn. It happens. On the track and sometimes on the street but in that particular instance, you should have stayed wide and rode it past the rumble strips, before pulling it back into the track. You wouldn't have missed a beat and you wouldn't have shat your leathers.

The point I'm trying to make is to keep your composure in times of pucker and make the best of the situation. I realize that may not be as easy as it sounds but it is something you will learn with experience.
Completely agree. When I hit the rumble strips at lean it almost bucked me off the bike. My left foot was off the peg and I saw myself going down. You never forget that thud and scrape of your helmet hitting the ground (not my first fall). So maybe that's what saved me, that I relaxed and prepared for the fall instead of trying to brake or steer, the bike gyroscoped itself out of it.. who knows but lesson learned for sure!

shat leathers are back from cleaners and ready for more msrh action next month
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