HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
Today was a perfect day at BHF with the Star/Pridmore school. Great class, great instructors, a relaxed atmosphere, perfect weather, and then I agreed to do a 2-up ride on the back of Jason Pridmore's GSXR-1000.....
Did I say HOLY MOTHER OF GOD yet?
Now I did a fair job on my 08 CBR1000RR today, but on the 2-up ride Pridmore had to be doing double my speed at every corner, no lie. It was freaking amazing. We did 3 laps, each faster than the first, and on the first lap I was convinced that we were going to either low side or high side at every corner. And then he went faster. INSANE SPEED! INSANE BRAKING! INSANE LEAN with 350+ lbs of rider and passenger on board! Waaay faster than I ever thought a motorcycle could go. I had no idea how lame of a rider I was!
Seriously, I have been in a stunt plane doing full loops and corkscrews over Lake Michigan, and this experience blew that away. I was speechless for the next hour.
If you've never done it, do so. You'll never forget it.
Oh, did I mention that the mind-bending ride I had with Jason was on a stock (except for exhaust and tank handles) GSXR-1000 with stock suspension and street tires (Dunlop Q2's)? Oh, and also Jason told me after our fastest 3rd lap that he was doing about 40% of his max?
I can't imagine, after how nuts and seemingly life-threatening that 2-up ride was, how even crazier the 2-up MotoGP bike used during MotoGP races with Randy Mamola must be!