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    If you turn off the "off-track aid in the options, you well definitely fall on the grass lol, trust me lol
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    It seems that some people are getting benefit out of using/ playing racing games. This is an area completely unknown to me and since it's Brrrrr cold here right now, it might be an opportunity to get some training in from the comfort of my living room. Anyone have any recommendations? I heard of Ride3. It has some mixed reviews, but is the game that got my attention to this idea. I have a Win10 laptop I can use to connect to my living room TV but I'm not opposed to buying a gaming platform for this use. If I use the PC what type of controllers should I buy?
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    Day 2 of having Xbox & Ride3 in the house. After persevering with getting the system setup (going to make some other changes later) we finally were able to actually play the game. During everyone's first ride, we all managed some creative ways to crash the Panigale at Laguna Seca. Once beyond that stage, a selection of bikes opens up as well as a selection of tracks. My son is now riding the Kawasaki KX450 Supermoto at Road America and doing quite well! With the suggested lines turned on, I hope that he gets some ideas about lines; it's a subject I've introduced thrice, but it may have been too early for him. We'll see if the game acts as the intended learning aid. I'm also over the idea of the controllers being too complicated, but that's also a factor of my doing some outside self-improvement work, not just game related. I'm less than $300 into this deal and if all fails, at least we have a streaming media and Blu Ray Player in the family room now to replace the devices I wasn't too happy about. And hopefully, Just Dance 2020 becomes another family fun activity...it's quite a workout!
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    I don't think you'll have much luck -- I asked for a "school pack" since I've done a ton of schools the last two years and was told no dice. Good luck though. (You'll probably get a faster response pinging Ginny or Whitney directly than asking here, btw)
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    This is a great topic and yes, there is much to learn from racing games. So I have a PS4 and play car racing games (Project Cars 2, Assetto Corsa, GT Sport) with a steering wheel (Logitech G29). The single big advantage I have noticed is vision. Everytime I drive I consciously practice the wide-vision drill that I notice myself doing it without intending to. This immensely helps with tunnel vision and with taking in a ton of visual information ahead of you. I'm much better able to look for my braking point, turning point, apex, exit, and "long" before hitting any of those points you pick up your eyes and look for the next point while still using the peripheral to make sure you're hitting all the points as intended. Just as explained in the TOTW books. If you can get your hands on any car racing games (on a racetrack), even with a controller (as opposed to a steering wheel), turn off the racing lines and start working on picking out reference points based on how your virtual car brakes and accelerates, and work on vision. Oh and don't use the chase cam view, use the cockpit or helmet or hood cams.
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    Ever consider that Leg Danglers are using their arms to support themselves? I know...sounds "wrong", right? Well Keith Code found that even high level riders are making basic errors, which is why everyone starts CSS at Level 1.
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    Blocking a passing rider to me makes sense, i really don't see how it can help you keep your position on the motorcycle because you're giving up a point of contact with the tank by doing the leg dangle.
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    General question to the CSS team: I attended the 2 day class. There was no fitting done with regard to sag settings for the riders. Isn't that important? There was quite a range of rider size and weight, but I don't recall anybody setting up suspension for riders. What are the thoughts on this?
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    The descriptions that I’ve read from others hint very strongly that it’s possible to make technical errors when it’s in the Sim mode. I expect that in Arcade mode you can get away with anything.
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    My mother rides horses (Dressage) and, after my first track down [as well as my first non-fault down], she reminded me a rule within that community is if you fall "get back on the horse" ASAP. I was pretty shaken and the rest of my day was shot pretty bad. But getting back on and riding was the right call, since I wasn't injured. Unfortunately your accident was 2 years ago so that advice is a bit late. Here's the best advice I can manage: start with evening trips, work your way into the darker hours. Shorter trips. Just ride 'around the block' a time or two or something similar, every night just to get used to it again. If this were a track day I'd say your session 'goal' would be: "smooth and relaxed" and to down your pace until you hit that. Practice some mindfulness. If you notice you're scared, pull over and clear your head (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mindfulness).
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