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Old 04-21-2008, 01:06 PM   #21
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+100 if your not ready for this corner it is going to get you.
I've done the road 3 times and my top speed is 70 mph during any of the straightaways. The corners, i'd rather gain more speed coming out, than go too hot into it.

Don't worry for me. I've got a wife to come home to. I don't mind pushing myself, but if i feel uncomfortable or not in total control i'll back off.....


Is that the 15 mph corner that goes downhill over 20-30 feet incline at end of the those 2 turns.... or the one right below it near the bridge that turns REALLY sharp with bad asphalt conditions?

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nope. It is on the North end and if headed South, it is a decreasing radius and tightens up at the end. You go in thinking it is a nice smooth turn then it tightens up and you had better be ready.
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take your time, we don't want to see your name in the crash list. There are affordable ways to hit the track. If you still want to do weekend rides, get with some experience rider that will be willing to show you around.
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Watch out at the top of 3090, there is on curve that is a double apex turn. It has gotten many riders, I see pics of it all the time on the board with riders down.

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nope. It is on the North end and if headed South, it is a decreasing radius and tightens up at the end. You go in thinking it is a nice smooth turn then it tightens up and you had better be ready.


That corner will test your riding skill the first time you take. It will also ruin the rest of your ride b/c you will expect it at ever turn. It will take two rolls of Mentos and a Dr. Pepper to get the taste of Hains out of your mouth, lol...
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That kind of corner is why you NEVER go WFO into a corner you don't know, draggin pegs. Also the reason why I hang off a little and keep the bike more upright, since you never know when you might need to tighten the line to make a corner or avoid something in the road. If it looks dumb for the speed I may be going, so be it.
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Not duplex, double apex. meaning it has two distinct bends in one curve. It is more decreasing radius than double apex...
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Diddo. I believe in track. Right now can't afford that, just weekend rides. I'm not interested in screaming through those, just riding aggressive (NOT RACEWORTHY)...

By the end of the 3rd trip there i was ending up entering turns around 55mph and around 60 ish on exit (remember i was in the middle of no where on roads i just had just passed)...

I am a firm believer in riding in my limits, and not overestimating those as well!
I was with an experinced rider who gave me an idea of how to enter turns so thats why i was feeling more comfortable....
how can you not afford it when you can pretty much ride it for free if done right?
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how can you not afford it when you can pretty much ride it for free if done right?

Problem is my wife has a car, i have the bike. Rain or shine i commute. I ride below the pace of racing (well below) on the road, mostly cruising well under 70mph for the most part when out and about. I'm not a speed demon. I just like working on flying through twisties a bit... but my braking's minimal, so i'm really just speeding up through turn, then hitting maybe 70 ish or less, light braking and i'm leaning again. i'm not setting anything like a full race pace....

AND if i go to the track and push myself hard, likely i will learn the hard way on some wrong technique. If i take a spill, there goes my only form of transportation, WITHOUT insurance coverage....

+ rentals.

I'm familar with the oppurtunity for corner work for track day credit, but I don't know if its very wise to take my ONLY form of transportation to a track where i will end up pushing myself harder than I have before.
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I think i saw you. I was with the Red Honda 919, I was on the Blue Ninja 250. I think we were at side of road at the beginning of 15 mph curve downhill when you passed with about 2-3 other riders... i think you were the only sport bike? Was that you? Cause I swear I saw your bike sometime that day!
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for someone whose only form of transoprtation is a bike, you seem to know little if anything about them. and you're telling us you can't control yourself at the track, tell us when you are going to the track so I can either stay way ahead of you or let you pass in the straights. I hate seeing someone get taken out by a bonehead move.
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Problem is my wife has a car, i have the bike. Rain or shine i commute. I ride below the pace of racing (well below) on the road, mostly cruising well under 70mph for the most part when out and about. I'm not a speed demon. I just like working on flying through twisties a bit... but my braking's minimal, so i'm really just speeding up through turn, then hitting maybe 70 ish or less, light braking and i'm leaning again. i'm not setting anything like a full race pace....

AND if i go to the track and push myself hard, likely i will learn the hard way on some wrong technique. If i take a spill, there goes my only form of transportation, WITHOUT insurance coverage....

+ rentals.

I'm familar with the oppurtunity for corner work for track day credit, but I don't know if its very wise to take my ONLY form of transportation to a track where i will end up pushing myself harder than I have before.

You don't have insurance? If that's the case your a .....

Get full coverage and bamm! there you are..... fully insured even at the track (with most insurance companies)
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