You know I actually recall what I had said earlier about wanting to ride with a group, and it seems what really matters is if anyone wants to ride with my crazy ass lol
Nah but for real though I'm definitely willing to learn. I feel that in life our purpose is to acquire knowledge so if my interest is in riding, I need to ensure I receive as much as possible when it comes to this whole riding thing. I gotta show some respect, bottom line.
Personally... I wouldn't ride with you if I knew how you rode by yourself ahead of time. But I would if you used your head and were willing to learn.
I ran a group that ended up having over 300 people in it. Mostly folks that wanted to enjoy a ride and have a meal with like minded people, but there were those few. Those few that felt they needed to impress the others with how "well" they could ride. They never lasted long in our group. Because they either realized they weren't impressing anyone or they simply found out that they weren't as "good" as they thought and ended up embarrassed or something and left the group.
At the same time... there was this one guy. (There were others but this one sticks out in my mind). He was a young kid.... on a piece of shit bike. He went on a group ride with us and ended up crashing 3 times on that ride. Eventually the group held a novice riders clinic. He and about 12 or 13 others in the group attended. He learned some things. Fast forward to today. The kid races a ZX10R and lives in Wisconsin. He's a member on here. I still give him shit once in a while but when I think back to it... we may have saved this kids life. At the very least we gave him a new found appreciation for these things.
Open up to the fact that this machine doesn't care about you. It will flick you off and onto the ground without warning. But with skilled hands and respect she will grow to be a companion. You'll have dreams about her. Seriously... it's a love affair. Let that love affair bloom into something good. Learn more... teach yourself self-control. And be wiser than those just starting out.
I know guy that went from fledgling 250 rider to B group track day rider in less than 6 months with the right head on their shoulders. Riding well takes time, practice, and patience. A monkey can lane split at 90.
wELCOME TO THE FORUM BROTHER LITERBIKES TEND TO BE EASIER TO "BALANCE" AS FAR AS "TIPPING OVER " OR "DROPPING"
Don't listen to Thug.
To be honest, I disagree with most posts on here.
I bought a sportsbike for my first bike, I'd never sat on a bike before.. I rode like a lunatic.... at times I crashed, it hurt... I then bought a faster bike, a faster bike, again, I crashed... but lucky I guess at times and in the right place.
Whilst I completely see their point, we're guys, we do stupid shit, we jump dirt bikes, we throw ourselves down racetracks, we ride down mountain on pushbikes, it's what we do, it keeps us alive inside.
Sure, it's not a great learner bike, sure you may get hurt... .but you may not.
Have a little think sometimes, but you know what mate, wear the right gear, get on track and you may just survive with your balls and wallet OK.
You got lucky.
Mafia, you are doing it way wrong.... Trial by fire, school of hard knocks hurts. You barely have any real damage and thankfully you didn't get physically hurt. Hopefully you got the right gear..... But really, You need rider education to gain experience learn fundamentals, and develop respect for what you have. Then you can continue to progress safely with this performance riding sport . The racetrack is best for this.
I run motovid.com and we have a sport riding 101 course July 27 you should consider. MotoVid.com
Course is held at Blackhawk farms Raceway 1 hour north of Chgo and a proper racetrack. So it's an ideal, conducive environment for this rider education. We have a big weekend this week, but it's sold out. You can still ride up to BFR and check us out, no gate fees for onlookers.
PM me if you want details, I will give you a zx6r.com member discount t if you decide to invest in your rider edu and roll with Motovid.com July 27th.
Sounds like fun, but also sounds pretty damn expensive. Plus I work on July 27th so that's no bueno.
I rode last night for the first time since I damaged the bike. Even when I'm trying to "take it easy" I'm still hitting 75 on the highway. Which isn't horrible I suppose, but with all these stories of death and dismemberment coupled with my two accidents within a month of my purchase, I gotta say the whole fearless thrill I used to feel is now tainted by a little fear and now doing stupid shit just isn't as enjoyable as it used to be...sure I was being a dumbass but Im also hard-pressed to think of many times I was actually having more fun in life than when I'm breezing through traffic at 90+. Now I'm legit intimidated by just the thought and it's really messing with me.
I'm not trying to be out here riding for several seasons before i finally build up the confidence to ride fast again..but at the same time I don't exactly want to die either, so I'm having a bit of internal conflict...
You'll soon learn that this hobby is VERY expensive if you immerse yourself in it enough. I'd do whatever you can to make something like this happen. Trust me.... when you finally learn how much more fun braking and leaning that thing is that pegging the throttle on the freeway you'll really want to keep doing it.