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post #16 of 47 Old 04-28-2014, 05:15 AM
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Here's a video a guy following me took running shady valley. Man I am very noticeable more comfortable on left handers.

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Was it really that bad? Lol I guess I haven't watched enough gopro videos to know the difference yet. I am pretty sure he had a hero 3.


Yea nice meeting you too. I think the guy that low sided was fine but he was just spooked. It was his first crash.. I appreciate the help though. Definitely will swing over your way and ride sometime.

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Got no pics so far today but in 2 days I will see what the mountain photographer got.

Did just under 400 miles today. 60 of which I'd say is commuting with no fun turns.

Was a great day. I was the smallest bike there, as usual but I kept up with the 2 aprilia rsv bikes and the gixxer 750.

I couldn't keep up with the tuono. That guy was fucking fast. I mean he does a couple track days a month. He's probably close to 55. He's a phenomenal rider. Everyone else I was on their ass in the corner but got walked on in the straight ha.

Very fun ride though and great group of guys.

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This is going to end up being a double post but I am putting it here for my oen reference.
Anyway here are 2 links. The first link is to a few pictures that the guy in the mountains took less than a year ago. the second link is this past weekend. I just find it interesting to see the progress.


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Damn! Spidey, those look good.
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Spiderman took me out on a ride yesterday morning. It was truly a pleasure. He was gracious and understanding of my noobly ways. He was ok with the fact that I was significantly slower the him. He offered some anecdotal advice regarding taking a track class. I really hope to get out with him again. I will have to build my stamina as after a few hours I was so tired I could hardly grip the tank.

Thank you sipdey for being kind, and taking me out. I look forward to riding with you again.
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Spiderman took me out on a ride yesterday morning. It was truly a pleasure. He was gracious and understanding of my noobly ways. He was ok with the fact that I was significantly slower the him. He offered some anecdotal advice regarding taking a track class. I really hope to get out with him again. I will have to build my stamina as after a few hours I was so tired I could hardly grip the tank.

Thank you sipdey for being kind, and taking me out. I look forward to riding with you again.
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No problem man. Anytime. Next time we go out I will take you to some of the stuff that is closer so you dont have to ride that long of a commute. It will be a little more residential than what we road but the pace will be very slow and safe and you can just practice body position etc.


The biggest thing is seat time and really practicing on things while you are out there. I did over 10,000 miles last year and I would say 90 percent of that was in the mountains. I would just practice all the time. Light on the bars, hanging off, kiss the mirror, reading the road, finding a line. What I would do is pick one thing and I woudl work on it until I felt good about it. For me I had to work on being light on the bars for a very long time.

Lets get you out there and riding a ton, in the twisties, and you will see big progress.

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Ja light on the bars seems to be a big one for me. The good thing about the long commute was it really showed me how much I am loading my wrists.
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Yeah thats a good point. Thats always a good indicator. Also I noticed with the knox gloves, if I have the strap a little too tight it will make my wrists sore almost as if I am heavy on the bars so I make sure I keep it a little bit lose so if my wrists are sore I know its not from the gloves.


If you google blacksnake road on the map. Its technically in stanley, nc. That will show you where I will take you next. its a really short ride and its not a long road at all but its usually completely empty and you could make 5 or 6 runs up and down if you want to just practicing some curves. It has a a couple lefts, couple rights, some tight turns, a small elevation change on a left hander so you get a little bit of everything and its a low speed road so it wont be dangerous.
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So I just looked at my orginal post and I started this thread less than a month and a half ago and It says I was at 18,323 miles. As of yesterday I was sitting at exactly 20,500. So I have done 2,177 miles in a month and a half and I missed 2 weekends of riding due to rain. Thats kind of ridiculous but I love it. I have strongly been thinking that I really hope that I am doing a good job with my maintenance and upkeep because I am estimating that I will hit the 30,000 mark by november and thats if I continue to only ride on the weekends. At this rate it seems like I am going to need a new bike every 3 or 4 years assuming I keep them for roughly 50k miles. Jeez!

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Havent updated this ina couple of rides. I think I have only gotten out 2 weekends since my last post. One weekend I needed new tires so I didnt go out.

so a few weekends ago I took a buddy up to the mountains for this beaitoful day and we got rained on. We only did about 200 miles and my silly ass didnt check my tires before so I notice at the last stop going down the mountain before heading home that my tires are pretty bald. It was still a good ride and great practice in the rain but nothing to really announce.


The next weekend I went out with a buddy on his ninja 650. He goes to the mountains alot but he has really had a rough year. If I remember correctly he has had about 4 crashes in the last year and 3 different bikes. Well we had a really good ride up until he got a ticket.


The same guy and I went out again 2 weeks later. We bring a couple other folks (some of you may know Yabbaz, former member here) anyway, it was another day of getting rained on when the meterologists said 80 degrees and sunny. So we rode around and tried chasing blue skies. Hit some roads I had never been on. Finally found the sun and got some good riding in and then the guy on the ninja 650 crashed again. Thank goodness he was OKAY and he was able to ride home...



Now on to the technical stuff. I have really been practicing turning in later and I have noticed when I get it right my knee slides so effortlessly along the ground, the corner feels smooth and I am holding a more consistent pace. I have really been focusing lately on not using the brakes. Engine braking into the corner. A minor tap of the front to shave off a lil speed if I need it for peace of mind, holding my line to the end and dropping it into the corner. A guy that I have spent the last year following has made am lead the last couple of rides and the last weekend we went out he said on on eof the more technical roads he was really having trouble keeping my pace. I wasnt hauling and this road is unbelievably tight so you cant go much faster than like 50 in a straight away anyway. It was cool to hear that I wasnt slowing him down though.
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Nice. Sucks about your buddy though. Glad he is ok.

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Nice. Sucks about your buddy though. Glad he is ok.

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Yeah back to back weekends I think it was. Ticket and then a crash. He is a lawyer. He can afford it but still sucks lol
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Just wanted to post this somewhere. It's cool it says 636 and the irony that it's a right handed. At the time of this pic my right knee had never touched down and in the pic it says "sorry try again" lol

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