Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Location: balls deep in someones mom
Sportbike: 2010 Electra Glide Police Edition 103cu
Years Riding: a long time!
A FEW WORDS to the wise (about all the crash's)
Well, how do I start this without pissing off a bunch of people?
Let me put it like this.
I AM NOT SLAMMING, FLAMING, DEGRADING, PUTTING DOWN, anyone.
I care about a lot of guys on here and also guys I don't even know, I wanna see people get better and more skillful, but not crashing Every time something NEW pops up that makes them run over there head.
I CARE that's why I made this thread.
What I wanna do is bring a little foresight into WHY these crash's are happening.
TRACK crash's, NO ITS NOT OK AND NOT A COMMON THING TO ALLOW for crash's at the track. Lets look at that. YES we are going to the track to run in a safer place, (no cops, cars, old people trying to run us down, gravel,etc...you all know the reasons by now) we go TO GET BETTER, TO GET MORE SKILLS, TO EXPAND WHAT WE KNOW INTO NEW KNOWALGE OF EXPERIENCES, TO GO A TOUCH FURTHER THEN WE HAVE BEFORE TO BETTER OURSELVES in our passion.
it seems ALOT of people are RUSHING TO GET BETTER by means of run offs, low siding, highsides, complication with other riders.
REMEMBER same thing applies on a track..RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE (ride within your means) GIVEN enough of track time, lessons, teachings etc...YOU WILL get better YES. ALOT of FRESH guys to the sport and some older ones are learning a great deal more running on the track. ITS A GREAT FEELING.
but DON'T wreck yourself, YES SHIT SOMETIMES HAPPENS.
ive heard a bunch of stuff. weither it be nesba, ccs, etc....clubs. oh that guy shouldda let me go by, this guy was all over the place, this guy was always stuffing me, he should have gave way to me, this, that, this that. these are ALL experiences use them as such and learn from them. i think anyone that runs faster then the speed limit on a track has some balls to them. SO I SALUTE YOU ALL.
But the MAJOR thing is LET that ego go a touch....build your highrise of motorcycle knowable brick by briCK..NOT floor by floor...rushing to fast and leaping to far will cost some serious faults in your building to make it come crashing down.
I suggest ANYONE that has ever crashed, to focus on what happen. almost 95% was to lack of skills in way of not knowing what to do, and in most cases, RIDING OVER YOUR HEAD.
the rear wheel let loose and i slide away (you CAN counter act this to save your ass)
the front wheel slide under me and i fell (you CAN counter act this)
when you run (to what your calling) my limit of traction..THEN YOU NEED TO KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THAT.
i went to pass some asshole constantly block me getting by him by means of out running him INTO the corner and fell from to much speed (this can me counter acted)
There's a ton of shit to list..but it all comes down to this.
GO SLOW TO LEARN AND CHECK SOME EGO AT THE DOOR.
P.s. I am not some 2 wheel god, infact I am far from it, I don't claim and don't prove the be the smartest and fastest around here. infact stupidity got my ass in a crash when i FAILED to use my fucken brains....and change the break fluid EVEN when I had a break failure at our own track day...then MONTHS later at R.A....guess what?
YEP never did it and it came back to haunt me.
I am just trying to help those that have crashed or guys that will from rushing to much.
YES it can be done...and YES it can be done safley.
Again this isn't meant as a degrading thread...you guys are all ready pissed enough as is...and my intention isn't nor meant to further that by preaching, cause I am not.