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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-25-2004, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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JRS wanted to see my lines

So I flipped out the passenger pegs and gave him a ride
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Two people are faster then one.. Nice picture

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Didnt realize I was holding anybody up that bad. Whoops...
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No worry, I was just haveing a fun relaxing day. You kept pulling me on the front straight.

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You let a 750 walk away on the front straight? LOL
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Thats a cool pic.

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Ytrap, awesome picture!!
I was one of the ones you "thought" you were holding up. Not even close. I'd start to catch ya in the really tight stuff but on longer sweeps & straights you were gone! If you stopped seeing if the grass was really wet I would have never gotten past you!
(besides I liked your lines, very smooth!)
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Ditto on what Bud said.
I felt kinda bad about holding JRS up too, but he told me the same thing, about track V.S. work, and he had no trouble getting around me when he wanted to

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It was all good and nice to meet the both of you. No harm no foul.

I'm sure I did my fair sure of holding people up, but thats not my problem and you should feel the same. It is the person behind you responsablity to get around you in a safe manner.

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I'm sure I did my fair sure of holding people up, but thats not my problem and you should feel the same. It is the person behind you responsablity to get around you in a safe manner.
That's funny you say that. I had a control rider tell me that I should slow down some on the straights so smaller bikes could get around me.

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I'm sure I did my fair sure of holding people up, but thats not my problem and you should feel the same. It is the person behind you responsablity to get around you in a safe manner.
For a track day I have a little different view. Everyone is there trying to improve their skills. If you are holding up people in the turns only to leave them behind in the straights, you probably should give them a chance to get around you while you work on improving.

You're right about it being their responsibility to get around safely, especially since you don't have mirrors, but isn't that part of the point of control riders?

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For a track day I have a little different view. Everyone is there trying to improve their skills. If you are holding up people in the turns only to leave them behind in the straights, you probably should give them a chance to get around you while you work on improving.

You're right about it being their responsibility to get around safely, especially since you don't have mirrors, but isn't that part of the point of control riders?
That's why I started at the front of the slower B group. I had people chase each other upfront, and slower folks behind me. Was ridin a lot by myself, which kicked ass.
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but isn't that part of the point of control riders?
yes it is, I at one point asked a rider on a faster bike to allow me and the fellow riding behind me by(on the front straight) so that rider could keep his corner speed up. worked like a charm, looked back after turn 1 and he was right behind me.

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For a track day I have a little different view. Everyone is there trying to improve their skills. If you are holding up people in the turns only to leave them behind in the straights, you probably should give them a chance to get around you while you work on improving.

You're right about it being their responsibility to get around safely, especially since you don't have mirrors, but isn't that part of the point of control riders?
NOPE sorry. Im there to improve my skills and have fun. Yes I can and do throttle it in the straights and as Ernie says park it in the corners. That being said and is proven all the time, you should be able to set a person up in the corners and pass them right afterwards. You should be so far ahead by the time a big bore gets on the gas that its hard to pass back.

Show me a tire and I'll probably back off a tad. But I'm not gona pull off to the side to let you thru. Been there done that had a control rider tell me that after my Putnam crash. Forget it. If a control rider wants to pull people thru then thats their right.

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Very well said Champ91. Took me all morning to get use to it, but I learned if I showed a control rider my tire they would up the pace a little, get me past some of the slower riders & wave me by to an open track to the next CR.
This was my first experience with CR's and at first I was just plain confused, but after I worked the jet/road lag out of the system things started to click on how to use the bright orange shirt wearing horse-men.
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