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What the fuck was that?
Some kind of idiot newbie, never been on a bike, lets not pay attention and use the back brake sport bike club???

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the back brake rules. just look at all those nice skid marks.

i like the guy lying on the ground on the right side, and the guy who ends ip in the oncomming lane of traffic. im with jb


losers.

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That is uspposed to be somewhere in Russia or the outlying free states. It does happen here from time to time however espically at rallies where you get a few chukleheads mixed in with a few newbies. When I worked at a shop in neworleans I remember getting a few bikes back from a vespa rally out west where there was something like a 10 scooter pile up because of a stop sign. A couple of years ago on a toys for tots run a few chukleheads were messing around and caused a bike pile up.
 

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A couple of years ago I was riding around on the RC with my wife behind me on her SV650. I was cruising down a road looking for a friend's house. I realized a passed it...and was right at a spot to turn around. I grabbed the brake and lofted the rear wheel off the ground for about ten feet....and instantly thought...wow...that probably wasn't very smart cause Mary's right behind me. At that instant I heard the crash and screech of her bike hitting the road and sliding past me. It would have been fine but she got on the brake hard in some stone dust and went right down.

I hate riding in groups....you always gotta think about the person behind you.
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myself, another friend, and brenda godfrey rode together for about 150 miles today. she on her ex250, me on my cb550, and my buddy on his r1100. even though i missed a 50mph turnoff, we had plenty of room and i was able to let them know i was missing it and pointed it out for them to see. so patric made the corner, but brenda and i knew we had traffic behind us and knew to not to try and make it. besides, having a 220lb guy on a 500lb motorcycle behind us, even with his antilock brakes, it could have hurt. people just shouldnt ride that close together, on the road, that fast, or they deserve what they get.

still a funny picture. especially because alot of them arent wearing helmets.

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A couple of years ago I was riding around on the RC with my wife behind me on her SV650. I was cruising down a road looking for a friend's house. I realized a passed it...and was right at a spot to turn around. I grabbed the brake and lofted the rear wheel off the ground for about ten feet....and instantly thought...wow...that probably wasn't very smart cause Mary's right behind me. At that instant I heard the crash and screech of her bike hitting the road and sliding past me. It would have been fine but she got on the brake hard in some stone dust and went right down.

I hate riding in groups....you always gotta think about the person behind you.
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JohnnyB,
I always thought it was funny that you ride fast bikes on the street and slow bikes on the track, but you truly get away with negligence on the racetrack. You get to be selfish and only worry about what you and the people in front of you are doing. A lot of times i find myself wishing i was alone on the road when i ride on the street. Riding at the track is so much easier than riding on the street, and the airfence instead of picket fence is nice too.

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Zack,
I don't appreciate that word "slow"...but I know what you mean :)

Sounds kind of assbackwards but on the street the dangers involved keep me within certain limits...and within an envelope that the bike and myself are happy with.

On the track I like pushing a bike till it breaks or I'm at my limit. I can't do that with a modern sport bike on the track and expect to live very long....I just don't have that level of skill. I figure the RS125 is about my limit on the track. I don't mind falling now and then...but I don't want to do it at 150mph. Yeah, slower speeds CAN hurt you, but often faster speeds WILL hurt you. My long term goal would be to approach your level of skill on the RS. I'd be happy with that...I'd like to be a "Turk" someday. Might happen, might not.

Street riding a nice fast modern bike will almost daily put you in ass puckering situations that make the track feel like a ride in the park....if you get used to the feeling that you might hit a tree a 100mph...then the feeling that you might run into a bit of grass in turn one becomes anti-climatic and you can maintain your composure.

Strange thing is....the skills that save your ass on the street are more often than not....developed on the track. Street riding puts my head in the right place...track riding helps me develop skills to keep my head in it's proper location on my body.

I have self control issues....you know that feeling you get that you can get around the guy in front of you no matter who he is or what's he's riding? ...The thought of Mary having to pack up the trailer and drive it home or to the hospital has been a very moderating influence on these urges.
I'm still fixing things I broke last year when I crashed trying to keep up with you in practice at Frontier.....in freakin practice! What's wrong with me.
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i kinda had to give up street rididng for now. i was rear ended by a toyota camry with my wife two cars behind the guy. all she could see was me flipping in the air. in my 5 years of street riding in boston... i totalled two bikes. i walked away from it. cell phones, running red lights, getting cut off in rotarys.... there are way too many sketchy drivers out here.

all i know is that one good day at the track is better than a whole years riding on the street.

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jb, heres some video of our ride yesterday. yeah, i hate being limited on the streets too.

(i actually agree with all of the above points)

[video=google;-6934428358979397897]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6934428358979397897&q=motorcycle&pr=goog-sl[/video]


[video=google;5530787449256429039]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5530787449256429039&q=honda+cr93[/video]

have you seen this?? dohc125?

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very funny. What makes that video extra scary the few people realize is that the street is wet after having just rained. That is why it seems he is crossed up dirt track style at every traffic light and through most of the tight sections. Pretty old vid - I wonder of the squid is still alive.
 

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Monkee.....when I say street riding....I don't mean CITY riding....nothing more dangerous. Course that's where a lot of the great English racers started...dispatch rider in Loudon. Foggarty for one.

Joe,
I like the back brake fish tails that guy was doing on the wet roads :)
I've always wanted to build an SS125 replica of the CR93...course without the DOHC head...cause I think there's like 12 of those in the world right now. Pretty sure the CR93 was sold in race kit form as a club racer back in the 60's. About $12,000+ for a used one right now I think. Can't believe that guy is warming it up....it's a Honda, just hop on and ride :)
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the rear brake rules! i like that he passes the cop. i just loved the sound of that 125. sweet man sweet. nothing has a better sound than a twin. well, of course maybe a small 6 or a duc single.


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Johnny,
yea, you know i mean well with the "slow bike" comment, because it applies to the bikes i ride too. even the RS125 can hardly be called a fast bike. i would say the modern TZ250 that i rode this year is the only thing i've raced that sneaks into the category of 'fast'. fortunately there's plenty of walls and trees closeby at NHIS so you feel like you're going fast no matter what your laptimes are.

that street video is nuts. it's not so much the gary mccoy approach to red lights that scares me but the gary mccoy approach to green lights. the guy is spooling the rear up everywhere. that is some thin ice he's skating on. that pavement is garbage or that is a really powerful bike...or he's got 80 pounds of air in the rear tire. or all of the above right?

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JB,
Who won the back brake contest at the Giro??..... Remember, I was going uphill!!!

ps post the skid!!!!

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Zack...I think the pavement is wet in that video.
It looks real shiny and he keeps getting sideways on the gas.

Which makes the whole thing that much crazier.
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JB,
Who won the back brake contest at the Giro??..... Remember, I was going uphill!!!

ps post the skid!!!!

Champ
The innocent looking Giro Photo:



The real story... this thin black line is a skid mark....about half of it.



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