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Old 02-13-2008, 11:43 PM   #21
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anyone got any links for more info on that Longhorn Motorcycle School. Would love to get on the track, but def. need some instruction first.
They're in their sponsor section.

Every trackday provider has instruction- LSTD has been doing it for 8 years, and has a great program for instruction, with instructors that are class and overall winners, as well as instructors with decades of experience. Sign up for the LSTD "C" group with instruction, get your "track on" at 5 different tracks in Texas! www.lstd.com
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:23 AM   #22
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Not sure what he said that makes you think it's "not fair", it's just smart to do so... like you said, "sound advice".

Riding with a group that doesn't have incidents on a regular basis is just smart.
Guess I might have read into a bit too much.

Just been around long enough to know and ride with a few of those groups :/:
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:47 AM   #23
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Guess I might have read into a bit too much.

Just been around long enough to know and ride with a few of those groups :/:
No worries man, heck, riding by yourself can be a great experience and cathartic as well. I've taken solo trips to Florida and Arkansas and had a blast!

Solo trips in to the back roads and countryside used to be something I enjoyed very much. Riding with groups though, it's always good to choose your group wisely. If they start getting over your head pace-wise, back off and tell them you'll see them later at the next stop.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:37 AM   #24
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+1, although be careful of what group you hook up with.

If the group has a reputation of someone going down almost every weekend, look for another group imo.

Good advice....... and try to keep the old ego in check if the group you chose is obviously too fast for your comfort and skill level.

If they are not willing to ride at your pace, then look for someone else to ride with.
Even if they wait at each turn and stop sign, the pressure to try and "keep up" will build.

Also be realistic when you look for a ride.. if the post says they will be running at "such and such" pace, be 100% sure that is what you want to do, or look elsewhere.
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:06 PM   #25
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do some motocross. your skills should increase instantly. i learned on dirt at 9 and still race moto at 18. riding on the street and dirt both have made me a better rider on both if that made since.
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track days or ride with a "responsibly safe" group. read up on techniques, oh yeah don't forget to hit Tourist Trophy and MotoGP 07....jk
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track days or ride with a "responsibly safe" group. read up on techniques, oh yeah don't forget to hit Tourist Trophy and MotoGP 07....jk
There is no such thing. Unless its a police escort and even then some stupid cager will prob smack into one of them at an intersection and kill them or U anyways. :/:

Just ask some of the ppl around here. U might as well just go off yourself right now while you still have the chance to die they way you wanna.

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There is no such thing. Unless its a police escort and even then some stupid cager will prob smack into one of them at an intersection and kill them or U anyways. :/:

Just ask some of the ppl around here. U might as well just go off yourself right now while you still have the chance to die they way you wanna.
Wow, what a morbid way of looking at things.

Yes, there are "responsible" groups, as I mentioned earlier, the TSBA puts on very good rides and have very few (if any) incidents (though nobody is perfect).

If you get with a responsible group, you can still have fun and ride responsibly, there is such an animal.
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