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Knee Dragging

Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by davew83, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. davew83

    davew83 hhhhhhhhmmmmmmm

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    Well after wanting to do it ever since I got on 2 wheels, I finally got not just one, but both knees down today while in the mountains. Next up is Road Atlanta on the 30th, anybody coming?
     
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    I still don't have the balls to do that on my RC51. I plan on learning better techniques at a trackday or two this summer.

    Congrats and be careful!
     

  3. davew83

    davew83 hhhhhhhhmmmmmmm

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    Might I recomend Pilot Powers, and a Scotts Damper, both gave me the added stability and grip (and confidence) to get the turnip down low enough
     
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    I put some pilot powers on last fall and love them.
    As for the scotts....i'll have to wait till I get some more $$$
     
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    Thats serious street riding, best to save it for the track, too many variables on the street, dirt, old ladies, critters, cops, looking at the safety factor
    What's at RA? track day?
     
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    Do a trackday, then u wont even want to ride on the street. :beer:
     
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    yes RA is a track day, I am hoping to get my WERA lisence towards the end of the season, but I don't know yet, it all depends on money.
     
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    I'm sorry but I disagree that track days would stop me wanting to ride on the street.

    Tracks are awesome because you can go 100%. Okay, maybe 95% for reasonable prudence. And you don't have to worry about oncoming traffic and of course tickets. But it also doesn't have the unpredictability of canyon riding of which is what makes it all thrilling.

    I use the canyon rides to keep myself in shape and in practice for track days. It's not like an average person can afford the time and money to go to the track two or three times a month.
     
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    I agree there are alot of variables, but the road I was on there aren't any side streets or driveways in the area I was at, I was not the lead bike in the pack, no cops in the area, and it was the second time on that stretch of road in the last 15 minutes so I knew there would not be any obstacles in the road. I always take it easy and leave alot in reserve for the first run of the day, and this wasn't the first run so I wasn't holding much back (but I always keep a little in reserve just in case)

    BTW my avatar is not from Sunday
     
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    If I could afford to ride on the track only, I would. But like u said its just too expensive. I ride on the street as well, but its not the place to push yourself. I'll touch a knee down from time to time on the street, but only on slow corners and making sure no cars are coming.

    BTW, how the heck do i get an avatar up? id like to use a pic of my bike as well...thanks
     
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    dont mind the watermarks. :shocked:
     
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    I think you have to be a member or a senior member to have an avatar. Just post more, and your membership will be upgraded.
     
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    sorry...overactive mouse button finger.
     
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    so i must become a post whore:drunk:

    :shocked:
     
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    I don't think that it takes that many posts to get custom avatar privilege.
     
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    I think 10 posts = "member" and 50(?) posts = "senior member".

    I'm not sure which level will allow an avatar.
     
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    Who do you guys do track days with? I've heard of NESBA and "sportbike track time". I'm looking to get to Mid-Ohio later this season for at least one(my first) track day.
     
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    I am also w/ NESBA. I was going to do a trackday this weekend, but i waited to long and they sold out. So, I'll be heading to do one sometime in August. I try to do 3-4 a summer.
     
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    damn, nesba does not go to Mid-Ohio...