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post #31 of 44 Old 07-03-2013, 04:10 PM
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Great read for sure. It would be great to ride the canyons with you all. Not many good roads here unless you're out all day exploring. Don't have time for that, and not a big fan of the few group rides I went on. Actually think I'm done with the street after getting back on the track. Dunno.
You and OND should roll out here and we will show you around. Make a week of it and we'll hit some track days too.
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Perhaps. But lets try to keep this thread on track... or maybe in the canyons... in which case it is still on track.
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I just read this to my girlfriend who recently wrecked her bike trying to keep up with me. I don't know how many times I've told her to NOT try and follow me because you never know when I'm actually going to be going fast. I'm not very consistent it seems. I told her about the zone and explained it to her almost as well as MOM but just not quite. She totally gets it now and hopefully she will now rider HER ride instead of pushing just to keep up with me. I'm not really very fast but I'm a lot faster than her. I've gone way over 50 mph at times. Just sayin.

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You and OND should roll out here and we will show you around. Make a week of it and we'll hit some track days too.
Actually have made tentative plans to visit CA next year, But Now we hear that Mark is coming to the states next year. ?

If that were to fall through, The trip to CA would defanitly be on.
Otherwise might have to wait till 2015?

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This thread is deep! great read, I shall pass this info to friends

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Very well said, I've seen too many people try to keep up on unfamiliar roads. I'm like you though, I like having a clear, un-obstructed view of what's ahead of me. It's for reasons that you mention above, I prefer no larger than a group of 4-5 for 'spirited' riding sessions.
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Very well said, I've seen too many people try to keep up on unfamiliar roads. I'm like you though, I like having a clear, un-obstructed view of what's ahead of me. It's for reasons that you mention above, I prefer no larger than a group of 4-5 for 'spirited' riding sessions.
I think former Motorcyclist magazine writer and founding editor of Sportrider magazine, Nick Ienatsch, was one of the first to address this topic back in the Nov. 1991 edition of Motorcyclist magazine in a then groundbreaking article entitled "The Pace". The Pace has been often quoted, misquoted, and outright pledgerized. But regardless its message is crucial to the literal survival of every person who chooses to ride. It has been my mantra ever since I read the words 24-yrs ago.it

Cycle Word ran a "The Pace 2.0" in September of 2013, also penned by Ienatsch. Just as the name implies, it breaks no new ground, but rather updates a 22-yr old premise. Both should be mandatory reading for all motorcyclist - newbie or grizzled old veteran. Collectively, they are that good.

Both can be readily found on any viable search engine. Read them, print them out & periodically reread them. Most especially when you think you've become "that good of a rider".

I rarely ride in groups with unknown riders. And within the context of the group I never, yes never let said unknown rider ride directly in front of, behind nor directly next to me. They can brainfart, stunt, or try to show off on their time - not mine. I have fetched too many weed, pond, creek residing mental midgets. I have had to be the one to ride as fast as I can to some obscure mtn top get cell phone reception to ring 911... and tell their girlfriend, wife, or mother their loved one is to at such-and-such hospital.

In truth in true curmudgeon form, I rather prefer to ride alone. The requisite level of concentration allows no room for various sundry cramp. Thus, the crap is purged out of my head. At the end of a long ride I am amply refreshed and am in a rather Zen-like state... a.k.a., the Zone.

I'm married & have a son. It is my responsibility to return having incurred no injury & no undo financial costs, i.e. hospital bills or speeding tickets. Having just stated that, I imply no like requirements on any other rider. Each rider has their own unique set of rules.
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Awesome read, thanks for the write up
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Holy thread revival!!!
At least it's a good thread for once, not some stupid question about a mod from a member that doesn't exist anymore
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