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Old 10-12-2008, 02:21 PM   #21
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So I will reiterate MY ADVICE...if you come into a curve to hot and you're already into your lean, STAY AWAY FROM THE FRONT BRAKE. If ANYONE doesn't believe me, go find yourself a curve, get into your lean, hit your front brake. Then come back here and post up the results.
OK, I did it, and it came out fine.

Results: completed the turn and road the rest of the day uneventfully.

#1, ride within reason on the streets, it's no place to "test your limits" as that's been discussed ad infinitum.

#2, on a sport bike, the most effective braking method is with the front. The rear brake is the least effective brake on the bike, and will have the tendency to lock up more quickly. These bikes are designed to brake with the front brake.

#3, if you're in a situation where you're going too fast for a corner and are in way too hot, chances are, no matter what you do, you're gonna crash or at the least run off the road.
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:27 PM   #22
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We should all buy motards.... that way it will look like we meant to go off the road and can ride the shoulder for a few miles before we get back on!


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Okay I would like to forest ride when and where...
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:43 PM   #24
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3090 has dirt over the whole road.

Im up for next saturday...
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3090 has dirt over the whole road.

Im up for next saturday...
Would this be a noob ride or not , since the last one was canceled
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3090 needs to be scouted before a newb ride out there

too little margin for error and when add gravel it gets downright unpredictable(ask cyrick21 about yesterday)

BUT im down for a ride to TWS (Texas World Speedway), check out the cmra races
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3090 needs to be scouted before a newb ride out there

too little margin for error and when add gravel it gets downright unpredictable(ask cyrick21 about yesterday)

BUT im down for a ride to TWS (Texas World Speedway), check out the cmra races
I understand, so we could do TWS (Texas World Speedway)?
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That was texlurch's noob ride.

Forest Gnomes offer a ride for anyone, any level. We ride up to 3090 together, then we split by speed for 3090 to meet up at Yankees after.

Set rules for the Third group: We dont speed in the corners, speed limit or double the recommended speed limit for each corner, whichever is lower. We slow down even more on known bad corners. this allows people to catch up in teh straights if they fall behind in the corners. Full hand signals are used w flashing brake lights. 2 second rule and minimal gear required. A sweeper is set that will not leave the last person of the group or anyone else that stops no matter what.

If desired, other groups will be created for faster riders. We recommend anyone riding the full forest for their first time to make the first pass in the third group. Coming back do as you wish. This is a ride your own ride event. you need to be honest with yourself in choosing the pace/group.

We ride w gas station stops in mind and to prevent fatigue for newer riders.

If there are special cases(riders w less then 1k miles experience that want to come.) We will appoint someone for you to follow in the group as well as behind the pace/leader so you can learn lines and go at a personal pace.


3090 is not a road to joke about; it has one of the higher percentage of corners/road miles in the area. You will learn more on this road then riding around else where for the most part. All we offer is set paces that we do not deter from to help riders in the group practice their riding.


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I understand, so we could do TWS (Texas World Speedway)?
CMRA would be just to watch. I think its like 10 to get in those days.

There wouldnt be parade laps for us to ride the track.
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That was texlurch's noob ride.

Forest Gnomes offer a ride for anyone, any level. We ride up to 3090 together, then we split by speed for 3090 to meet up at Yankees after.

Set rules for the Third group: We dont speed in the corners, speed limit or double the recommended speed limit for each corner, whichever is lower. We slow down even more on known bad corners. this allows people to catch up in teh straights if they fall behind in the corners. Full hand signals are used w flashing brake lights. 2 second rule and minimal gear required. A sweeper is set that will not leave the last person of the group or anyone else that stops no matter what.

If desired, other groups will be created for faster riders. We recommend anyone riding the full forest for their first time to make the first pass in the third group. Coming back do as you wish. This is a ride your own ride event. you need to be honest with yourself in choosing the pace/group.

We ride w gas station stops in mind and to prevent fatigue for newer riders.

If there are special cases(riders w less then 1k miles experience that want to come.) We will appoint someone for you to follow in the group as well as behind the pace/leader so you can learn lines and go at a personal pace.


3090 is not a road to joke about; it has one of the higher percentage of corners/road miles in the area. You will learn more on this road then riding around else where for the most part. All we offer is set paces that we do not deter from to help riders in the group practice their riding.


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Yes, i'm interested and can go anytime, since i'm not working right now. Just say when
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I'll post up in events for next saturday!
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ok sounds good
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CMRA would be just to watch. I think its like 10 to get in those days.

There would be parade laps for us to ride the track.
Fixed!

There is a parade lap on Sunday during lunch.
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mmmm... i may need to go Sunday... but im not use to this michelin I have on the back(and its patched.)

are we speed limited on the parade lap?
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mmmm... i may need to go Sunday... but im not use to this michelin I have on the back(and its patched.)

are we speed limited on the parade lap?
Yup, it's a better lap on a pit bike than a big bike!
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Yup, it's a better lap on a pit bike than a big bike!
the limit should be 120 mph imo lol

but really, whats the limit *crosses fingers* 120...120...
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Are you trying to say that it's good advice to hit the front brake while in a turn, while in a lean, if you're too hot?
Yes. Hit is the wrong word. Gently squeeze with light pressure, absolutely. Not on the rear brake, however.
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So I will reiterate MY ADVICE...if you come into a curve to hot and you're already into your lean, STAY AWAY FROM THE FRONT BRAKE. If ANYONE doesn't believe me, go find yourself a curve, get into your lean, hit your front brake. Then come back here and post up the results.
This is very poor advice. Riders of sport bikes need to learn to modulate the front brakes even at full lean. Applying gentle pressure on the front brake can help bring down the speed and prevent the bike from going wide. Even better, when challenging a turn, stay in an appropriate gear at high rpms so you can gently and quite slowly, roll off the throttle just a bit to allow the bike to turn a little sharper.
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