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Old 03-05-2022, 07:43 AM   #21
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I probably shouldn't talk myself up too much, I was just basing what I said off of one of Kenneth's old videos (and the rage spurred from reading RiderX's guidelines smh). I do get my knee down though when I'm not being scared about it (knee dragging is kinda painful lol). I'll bet these pro-riders are much better than I am though; if anything I'll be learning from them probably. Just no stuck-in-traffic rides like the guidelines suggested please lol.
We all got a laugh from your “confidence”…lol
I learned many years ago when i used to drag race an older man came up to me and told me a phrase i will never forget. He said “ No matter how fast you think you are there is always someone faster than you”
I say this nicely but you would get smoked by alot of our group. That being said it doesnt matter because we all have different skill levels. In the end i’m the winner because im leading the group…lol
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Old 03-05-2022, 11:36 PM   #22
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Dragging knee on the street...

Go try some parade laps at the track. Angleton track has short straights and tight turns to really take advantage of the lightweight 300cc.
I'm on it boss, the day can't get here soon enough haha.
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We all got a laugh from your “confidence”…lol
I learned many years ago when i used to drag race an older man came up to me and told me a phrase i will never forget. He said “ No matter how fast you think you are there is always someone faster than you”
I say this nicely but you would get smoked by alot of our group. That being said it doesnt matter because we all have different skill levels. In the end i’m the winner because im leading the group…lol
Yeah haha... sorry about my wording from before. I know plenty well any years of unguided street experience I have won't hold up to any formal training, I just read the riding pace guidelines and decided to throw a fit. Plus if there's any straights at all I bet you big-bike-riders would be gone before I could react lol.


In any case though I am looking forward to seeing how you guys ride through tight corners (and where for that matter), besides now I've at least shaken the "go easy on the 500r" mindset; if I pace you guys through the twisties it'll be a genuine victory on my part, and I did regularly pace bigger bikes on my 300r back home... we'll just have to see.
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I hope you will join a Morganator ride. I’m past the century mark but still learning and I could use a mentor.
I'm betting we'll get out there and I'll be in the dust somewhere behind you and Morganator from the sound of it, but I'm up for that challenge! If you guys really are faster than I am through the curves then all the better, I'll learn what I can until I can take a jab at the throne...


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I think all of our ideas of twisty or tighter than that. We ride an hour or more outside of the city to get to things that even resemble twisty. of course, there’s always the tracks.
I'm already wondering where you guys ride. I've seen sportbikes in Sam Houston and your videos look pretty wooded, we may have already crossed paths. I can't wait to find out where though; even if just track, so long as there's some tight curves and you don't take it easy on me I'll make those rides.
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I'm betting we'll get out there and I'll be in the dust somewhere behind you and Morganator from the sound of it, but I'm up for that challenge! If you guys really are faster than I am through the curves then all the better, I'll learn what I can until I can take a jab at the throne...




I'm already wondering where you guys ride. I've seen sportbikes in Sam Houston and your videos look pretty wooded, we may have already crossed paths. I can't wait to find out where though; even if just track, so long as there's some tight curves and you don't take it easy on me I'll make those rides.
Heres your chance…the Forrest is boring…come here.

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Heres your chance…the Forrest is boring…come here.

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I saw this last night and was thinking about it but I already gave my Sunday to flipstyledsm22 for the speedsportz thing! Today probably would've been perfect though, it looked like you're gonna have a few slower bikes with you too. Oh well, I'll catch the next one don't worry.
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I saw this last night and was thinking about it but I already gave my Sunday to flipstyledsm22 for the speedsportz thing! Today probably would've been perfect though, it looked like you're gonna have a few slower bikes with you too. Oh well, I'll catch the next one don't worry.
Check the events, meets and rides section. I post on thurs. for the weekend.

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Welcome to MH!

There's going to be an all motorcycle day at Speedsportz this coming Sunday (March 6th). Bring the 300 and your gear, it'll be a lot of fun
Hey I went and did the Speedsportz day and it was fun!

I got some footage with help and posted it to my insta:

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Thanks again for the invite! I've been MIA from life for the past two months due to a BIH boss and a unit turnaround, but I'd like to start riding with a few of you guys if my little 500 will keep up lol.
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As one of the "old guys", I agree.

Before you stop reading because I'm no longer relevant just consider this...
If you hit a little debris, midcorner, say a little sand that fell off a horse trailer or a handful of hay you could wind up in a place where you can't be seen from the road. If nobody saw the actual crash, you could lay there a while. These are very real possibilities and you know it. A helmet and leather jacket won't prevent a broken arm or leg.
On the other hand...
At a track, there are no horse trailers, bread trucks or idiots on their cell phones (well, maybe in the pits). There won't be unexpected debris, all the traffic is going in the same direction, there is no speed limits and there will be no cops.
Finally, there are corner workers watching all the turns AND an ambulance on-site just in case something happens.

Once you do a track day or 2, most of us found, we start riding much more reasonable on public roads. Why would that be?
For me, it was mainly 2 things.
1) I got the speed demon that lives inside satisfied for a little while and
2) Almost every track day, somebody pushes too hard and goes down. After several years I've seen everything from losing the front, picking it back up and continuing to a broken pelvis and a bike in 2 pieces. If that had happened on a back road, he would have died.
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bumblebee is right on the money. Remember, luck is something that always runs out.
Example; many years ago back in NY we had a secluded, closed down MX track.
I high sided and my bike came up behind me and broke my tail bone.
If you ever suffered that injury, you know the pain.
Somehow I was able to load up my bike and make it home.
If my injury had been any worse there's a good chance some one would have found my body some days later.
Once you get a taste of track day you're hooked.
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Dragging knee on the street...

Go try some parade laps at the track. Angleton track has short straights and tight turns to really take advantage of the lightweight 300cc.

I did a track day! I went to MSRH and did a Ridesmart Novice trackday on the 24th and I was stuck in traffic every couple of minutes lol. The instructors got some good video and I posted it to my insta:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Cc_tpmws..._web_copy_link

The vids are #8 and #9 in the post so you'll have to click to the back, it was my post for the whole month and my bday was on the 9th so lots of other junk.

Now you can't go griping that I don't track lol. TBH though I was bored for at least half of every session being stuck in traffic. Passing only on straights is a stupid rule when I'm lapping 600s and 1000s in corners and then getting pinned once I catch up from the rear in the straights. I'm thinking about doing a novice CMRA lightweight year starting next race season, so if you guys know anything about CMRA I'd love some "old-people advice" .
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Nothing like the mountain twisty switchbacks. Probably best to get your kicks at the track here. Come to COTA track and you can keep your 500 wide open all day everywhere...also while you are there take a few days to ride the hill country.
Our fearless leader Solracer can take you down some goat trails in Austin and you will feel right at home.
You know some of the guys at MSRH brought up COTA and said they'd be down there for a Ridesmart class soon so I'll have to look the place up!
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Well if you did a novice track day and were bored, then you ain't a novice!
If you go to a regular track day, my advice would be to sign up in "intermediate" and if you are too fast for that, they will usually bump you up to "advanced"or "expert".

Most likely, you won't be too fast for "expert". There are often CMRA racers that use the track day for practice.
My experience was, those guys are insane and you will die trying to keep up! Lol
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I've explored the Conroe and Livingston areas for twisty roads, and my current favorite is FM224 just north of Coldspring,TX.
Rode it yesterday x 3, would be awesome as a closed course! Favorite turn is the uphill R where the sign on the inside reads "Vaughan". Not gonna try and pace your young, fearless a$$ on my tank but I'll ride w/you if you want.

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Rode it yesterday x 3, would be awesome as a closed course! Favorite turn is the uphill R where the sign on the inside reads "Vaughan". Not gonna try and pace your young, fearless a$$ on my tank but I'll ride w/you if you want.

Welcome from an old newbie.
I know right! I wish the twists were a bit longer though. It looks like the original FM224 hugged the coastline for longer but they pushed it so far inland that only a few miles are still twisty. Being from Appalachia though I'll take what I can get lol. Sure let's ride! Let me know where and when and I'd be happy to have someone to ride with. I'll DM you in a sec.
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