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02-22-2005 5:20 PM
replica
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

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Originally Posted by azn9imp
IS THERE ANYTHING I COULD HAVE DONE TO AVOID WHAT HAPPENED?
Asian: Pimpin' ain't easy, especially when your 6 is laying in a ditch.


To answer your ?, like the other guys said - stay away from the yellow, and in blind corners, EXPECT the other guy (bike, truck, whatever) to be crossing it. Live & learn.
08-24-2004 2:32 PM
Apexstrafer
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

If you are new and want to get better quickly.

Get a copy of Nick Ienatch's Sportriding Techniques (study thoroughly & repeat). There is a great deal of useful information presented in a very comprehensive way.

Always wear full gear including a good quality backprotector (minimize injuries as much as possible)

Reg Pridmores CLASS is a good school to start with once youve learned the basics of operating a motorcycle well.

Go to track days and practice, practice, practice.
08-08-2004 8:46 PM
DEPO
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

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Originally Posted by Bacchus
DEPO, you are such a sensitive sort! I don't think folks were getting hard on him, just offering stern advice (tough love). I read your point though - now don't EVER go out on your bike in sandals again! Even if it is "around the block". I wish I had a pic of the local who many years ago experienced a speed wobble while riding with sandals
(albeit at ~ 80MPH) - his right foot was more gruesome than you could ever imagine.

I know .... not the right thing to do..... we have all had those moments......
08-08-2004 6:55 PM
Bacchus
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

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Originally Posted by DEPO
I do not get hard on my fellow .org members because I have a respect for all of you.

I want to remind you that this young man posted noobie...... going down.

All of us as noobies have done silly things and have not made a wise choice.

I will even admit, I wore today while testing the bike for Friday's track day sandles. Was it smart, no...... was I ok .... yes, will I learn, some day

We learn from our mistakes, in his case the hard way.......

Support this noobie, words of advice not lambbasting.

Godspeed all my fellow .orgers
DEPO, you are such a sensitive sort! I don't think folks were getting hard on him, just offering stern advice (tough love). I read your point though - now don't EVER go out on your bike in sandals again! Even if it is "around the block". I wish I had a pic of the local who many years ago experienced a speed wobble while riding with sandals
(albeit at ~ 80MPH) - his right foot was more gruesome than you could ever imagine.
08-08-2004 6:25 PM
l'timbré
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

Quote:
Originally Posted by DEPO
I do not get hard on my fellow .org members because I have a respect for all of you.

I want to remind you that this young man posted noobie...... going down.

All of us as noobies have done silly things and have not made a wise choice.

I will even admit, I wore today while testing the bike for Friday's track day sandles. Was it smart, no...... was I ok .... yes, will I learn, some day

We learn from our mistakes, in his case the hard way.......

Support this noobie, words of advice not lambbasting.

Godspeed all my fellow .orgers
08-08-2004 6:11 PM
DEPO
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

I do not get hard on my fellow .org members because I have a respect for all of you.

I want to remind you that this young man posted noobie...... going down.

All of us as noobies have done silly things and have not made a wise choice.

I will even admit, I wore today while testing the bike for Friday's track day sandles. Was it smart, no...... was I ok .... yes, will I learn, some day

We learn from our mistakes, in his case the hard way.......

Support this noobie, words of advice not lambbasting.

Godspeed all my fellow .orgers
08-08-2004 6:03 PM
mmeacham
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

Check out this thread on BARF. It was a great read for me.

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/fo...threadid=19082

If you want to push that hard, GO TO THE TRACK!
It's fun and safer.
08-08-2004 4:54 PM
ZX10R_DADDY
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

Do not ever hang your frikken head over the yellow line or white line or any other frikken line in the street. Good way to get your noodle removed
07-05-2004 12:51 AM
Ernie
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

DON'T STOMP ON THE REAR BRAKE. Don't even step on the rear brake, in an emergency like that all you have to do is straighten it up. Or tap the front if you the suspension is not too compressed. The reason you went down is probably the rear end locking up. Oh and get some gear and stop riding like that on the street, and if you do, the yellow line is not a line it is a BRICK WALL.

Ernie
07-04-2004 8:55 PM
nomad
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

Lets see... 30MPH, no control over your line, jeans, over the yellow line (at 30mph??), stomped on back brake...

Ok... things to do differently
1. Do a realistic 30mph... something tells me you were over this.
2. Ride at a speed where you can change your line, straightening up should have been do-able at that speed.
3. Wear proper gear. Ok, you did a decent job here but I'd buy full leathers or at least leather pants to complete your suit.
4. Never, ever cross the yellow line. That is the death zone. Stay to the outside of the curve and follow it smoothly around.
5. Back brake? WTF? no. Back brake is for stop signs.
07-04-2004 8:25 PM
CBRVFR
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

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Originally Posted by azn9imp
so I do the usual, Shift my ass cheeks to the left, drop the left elbow, and hang the curve in the middle of the lane, and then go towards the double yellow to follow the racing line. All of a SUDDEN!!!!.......................out of no where.........I was leaned into my turn, when I look straight ahead of me, and I see a black RR just like mine, it was like a mirror reflection.....
azn

You need to stop listening to your friends and get to a riding school. SPEED is a great rider, and he'll likely give you good advice, but you have to change your life ! Reg Pridmore's school would be ideal for you, since what he teaches has more application to the street than the track.

1. There is NO racing line on the street. There's a line that allows you to have a margin for safety, visibility, and options, and there's the line that leads to broken bikes, bones, and hearts.

For a left, start on the outside and apex in the middle of the lane. Leave the yellow line for idiots.

2. You were leaned over into your turn and THEN you looked straight ahead? You have to look all the way through the turn, or you get to taste hospital food.

Glad you're still with us. Get serious about safety equipment, rider training, and leave your squid friends behind.
07-04-2004 8:23 PM
SPEED
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

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Originally Posted by Bacchus
Wish you lived closer to Tucson - God knows, I need a good mentor after 41 years of ingrained bad habits. And from the sounds of the feedback from the Grattan mob, you would be a good one!
That's very gracious of you Sir .

When I was looking for someone to take the time to show me how to ride right, they were never around, or willing usually. I asked all the time if good riders & racers would follow me and tell me what I needed to work on....most of the time I got........ . After awhile, I just made it a point to be the best student I could be by getting as close to great riders as possible. Even closely watching the pros to see how they enter & exit turns, and carefully scrutinizing their body positions. I found that they are all a little different, but that I really loved E-Boz's style, and have fashioned my style similar to his (if that's possible). Have you ever noticed that E-boz hangs off more as he get's into a corner, and coming out while letting the bike move upright upon exiting while smoothly rolling on the throttle? I was watching the young racer (boo) working that style like a pro at Grattan....sweet!

There are so many better riders than I, but I decided that I would always offer to share what little knowledge I've learned over the years with anybody that is willing, so that they may become the best riders they can be without having to learn the hard way.

I met a young man by the name of tyler about a year ago. Tyler was the typical hot shot newbie. He was on an F4i and wanted to ride the hill with me one day. We got there, and I said I'll follow you, and to pretend I'm not there. He was going at a pretty decent clip with bad lines, form, and scraping his pegs often . Needles to say he scared the crap out of me quite a bit. When we were at the top of the hill, we stopped to talk about the trip up. He was all ecstatic about how fast he was going and that scraping the pegs was awesome. I said "You scared the heck out of me, and I thought you were going ot go down for sure!" He couldn't believe I said that since he was having the best time of his life. I said let's go down, and then I'll lead back up. More scary riding from him . I asked him if he was ready to see how much more fun he could be having if he was riding right, and he kinda laughed at me . I told him to ride his own ride, and not to try to keep up with me. After he agreed, I said let's rock! I took off around the first corner, and looked back to see him barely getting around it, then let it rip, and lost him quickly. I got up to the top, and came back down before he could get all the way up. After he made it back down, he realized that he had much room for improvement, and agreed to let me mentor him every Tuesday, and it still continues to this day. Tyler has become one of the smoothest riders around, has done several track days, and won't ride without full gear. He has also mentored several people, and is learning that the responsibilities of a leader are huge.

It's been awesome watching Tyler grow as a rider and mentor to others....that is what it's all about for me!

I hope more & more people will take the time to take someone under their wing so that we all don't have to learn it all the hard way.

Anyone in So Cal that wants to hook up for some great fun, and schooling, please feel free to contact me.

SPEED.

A pic of Tyler....
07-04-2004 7:46 PM
Bacchus
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPEED
We aren't know-it-alls, but we usually can help you have a great time while learning how to ride safe & smooth. GET WELL SOON .
SPEED.
Wish you lived closer to Tucson - God knows, I need a good mentor after 41 years of ingrained bad habits. And from the sounds of the feedback from the Grattan mob, you would be a good one!
07-04-2004 7:34 PM
SPEED
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

Quote:
Originally Posted by azn9imp
well, if yall want to know the story, it was 1:10pm, I was leaving the tight twisties, (the ones past the rockstore on your lefthand side when you're coming up from los virgines) So me and my friend was cruising down from moholland, entering the twisties. He went ahead of me, so I lost site of him. I was crusing down hill, going around 30mph, not that fast. I was about to enter a lefty downhill curve, so I do the usual, Shift my ass cheeks to the left, drop the left elbow, and hang the curve in the middle of the lane, and then go towards the double yellow to follow the racing line. All of a SUDDEN!!!!.......................out of no where.........I was leaned into my turn, when I look straight ahead of me, and I see a black RR just like mine, it was like a mirror reflection.....by that I mean, he was right head to head with me...Holy crap, scared the **** outta me, we were head to head, his bike was right on the double yellow lines as well! I knew if i kept following the line that I was in, i't'll be a head on collosion for sure........I paniked, froze, STOMPED on my rear break, squeezed the **** outta my front break, BIKE straighted up soooo fast... THEN!!!!-LOWSIDED the direction tha I was going, oversteering into the right shoulder/ dirt patch next to a hill. My bike was all scratched up from the small rocks and pebbles, my jeans were ripped, my shirt was ripped. I was wearing an alpinestars leather jacket, blue silvertab jeans, and a black wifebeater underneath. i ended up going straight into the hillside, my bike looks pretty banged up. I ended up with hella roadrash on my left shin, and a swollen ass calf. I got home took a shower, then realized that my calf was getting more swollen, just got back from UCLA ER to get it x-rayed, everything is okay, but they're worried it might be a compartment fracture, where the swelling of the blood in the calf might cut blood supply to the nerves , but they said its cool, just gotta keep it iced and elevated. I'm okay, but my bike needs some repair, got some cool crutches to walk on until the pain goes away in my left calf. All that weight of the bike landed on my left calf.........IS THERE ANYTHING I COULD HAVE DONE TO AVOID WHAT HAPPENED? wanna hear something crazy, i actually had a dream of what happened the night before, that morning i was like, I HAVE TO RIDE MORE CAREFULL TODAY!!!!!





Sounds like you were waaay over your head. You should always be able to change your line incase someone else invades your space, or there is something in the road you need to avoid.

If you can get a Tuesday to ride after you are all fixed up, contact me for a free school day on Palomar with the boys. We aren't know-it-alls, but we usually can help you have a great time while learning how to ride safe & smooth. GET WELL SOON .

SPEED.
06-30-2004 2:41 AM
DevilDog
Re: Story about a noobie going down near ROCKSTORE pics

Quote:
Originally Posted by azn9imp
I was wearing an alpinestars leather jacket, blue silvertab jeans, and a black wifebeater underneath. [/IMG]
He said wifebeater.
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