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post #31 of 35 Old 03-07-2017, 06:45 PM
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My biggest disappointment is when new riders don't attend the new rider/novice meeting because they feel like they know what they're doing.

A closed mind and an unwillingness to learn from the seasoned veterans usually ends up with the cocky bastard target fixating and dumping it within the first session.
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My biggest disappointment is when new riders don't attend the new rider/novice meeting because they feel like they know what they're doing.

A closed mind and an unwillingness to learn from the seasoned veterans usually ends up with the cocky bastard target fixating and dumping it within the first session.
Yep.

It is very easy to distinguish the trouble makers from the folks wanting to get better.
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Yep, that's a good one. I tried so many times to convince a guy from work who used to ride a CBR600 to come out to the track and he kept saying that he wanted to but the cost of doing it was the problem. I even used that argument and many others, and was never able to convince him. In the end can't really argue if he really has no money.

Then one day he tells me he got pulled over on his bike and got a ticket. So I asked him how much did he go over and how much did it cost. He said he was clocked at 26 over (I think 66 in a 40 or 76 in a 50, can't remember for sure) and it ended up being like $250. I told him that around here I pay about $160-180 for a track day and I get to go WAY faster than that all the time...in fact the average speed per lap at my local tracks is somewhere in the 75-85 mph range depending on your pace. He didn't have much to say to that...he knew I was right
Exactly. As I said in my earlier post, previously it was my only source of transportation, so I just couldn't risk anything happening on the track. However, I did have a bad habit of getting roughly 1 ticket per year. I would always get one just after the year ran up on my last one so I could still take defensive driving to get rid of it.

So here I am 2-3 years after not really riding much and I get this ZX6R. I was still sorting the bike out and got a ticket for 84 in a 60 the 4th time I rode the bike. I was on a nearly empty country road and doing pulls on each gear because I was having a slip issue and wanted to make sure it was repeatable in each gear. Guy clocked me just as I got over the hill. Still need to sign up for that DD class...

But yeah, that one will end up costing me about as much as a track day. So it's definitely in the plans for this year.
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Yep.

It is very easy to distinguish the trouble makers from the folks wanting to get better.

Some guys really think their plums are bigger than they really are. The reality​ is they are thinking with their smaller head & R-complex/Paleomammalian complex of the bigger head. They drop a dear bit of coin to learn, but squander the opportunity... Then they wind up dropping something something even dearer, their bike. Tragical.

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My biggest disappointment is when new riders don't attend the new rider/novice meeting because they feel like they know what they're doing.

A closed mind and an unwillingness to learn from the seasoned veterans usually ends up with the cocky bastard target fixating and dumping it within the first session.
We actually take attendance at our rider's meeting and any newcomer who does not attend gets personal attention from me on a Ninja 300 to show them what's up :-p

It is kind of hard to be badass on your shiny new R1 with 3" chicken strips when you get passed by a dude on a 28hp bike in the turns. That either pisses them off so they leave or it shocks some reality into them and they actually realize that maybe they aren't the next Marquez.
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