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Old 02-13-2009, 12:56 PM   #1
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MSF Blue rectangle, visit it

So, does anyone go back to the MSF "blue rectangle" and prectice their slow speed, short radius turns?

I wen't back to the one in the Almeda Mall parking lot.

I quickly noticed that I was not looking where I should.

After correcting my line of sight, I practiced for 30-45 min mostly in the blue rectangle.

At the end, I could do crazy 8s one after the other.

For me it was well worth the 30 to 45 min.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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not I said the cat.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:08 PM   #3
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I did after I got my new bike to see the differences and get used to the cluch control at low speeds. Was well worth it!!
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:11 PM   #4
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isn't this a repost....or did that one get lost when MH took a dump on itself?
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
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it got lost...so what are the dimensions of the blue rectangle supposed to be? I'm just gonna use the neighbors kids sidewalk chalk and make one on my street
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isn't this a repost....or did that one get lost when MH took a dump on itself?
It got lost when MH took the "eDUMP."
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:11 PM   #7
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I did on my 250 to get comfortable when riding. I practiced uturns a bit. I'll do it when I get a new bike, but for me I want practice on twisties... :-) Houston is too straight. I road 14k last year in commuting and out of that, a MISERABLE amount of curves. Makes me feel like half a biker.

Makes me want to move to TN near the dragon where I used to live so I can find some really good motard roads!
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i hated that circle but im going back to msf in a month or so... taking the girl
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:23 PM   #9
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OK, here's my own little repost...

This was covered in an earlier thread, but it was off-topic.

20'x30' is the official dimension, 20'x26' I think for the advanced course. We all agreed that when it comes to playing in a box, the tighter the better, but anything under 18' will land you in jail.

I've had better luck taking my son's soccer cones to a parking lot. I move them in as I practice my figure 8s and see how small a box I can end up with. Also good for practicing swerves, pick a reasonable speed, shorten the reaction distance and increase the swerve distance as you practice.

It's a pretty good confidence builder to know that at 30 mph you could dodge a large car that magically appeared 30 ft in front of you (assuming you're paying attention). Also takes some of the monotony out of low-speed handling practice and gives you a metric to measure progress.

If you're on a busa I suppose you could also use cones to simulate parking at Starbucks to get your intro down.
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Houston is too straight. I road 14k last year in commuting and out of that, a MISERABLE amount of curves. Makes me feel like half a biker.
Man, you just need a new route. Gulf Freeway HOV passing under 610 is an awesome set of curves, you have to lean and everything!

I feel you, it's not the most scenic or exciting place to ride but then most of those places don't offer near as many riding days. That's why my wife says life is too short to live in Houston. Personally, I think life is too long to live in Houston.
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