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SRod321

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SRod321 last won the day on January 12

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About SRod321

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  • Birthday 03/21/1981

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  1. I've been getting out when the weather's nice. I have a buddy who just picked up a 2020 S1000RR and wants to get the miles in so he can get that 600 mile service so I've been riding with him a lot. When I'm not doing that or working I'm playing Ride 3 on my xbox one lol. I can't stay away from 2 wheels haha! I have that track itch so bad right now.
  2. I personally would opt for #3 and I'll explain why. For #1, having a "fast machine", doesn't necessarily make you a fast/better rider. You still need the skill set IOT be able to push that machine to the limit and utilize most if not all of its potential. For #2, yes equal machinery levels the playing field, but now you're not battling a superior machine, you're battling other riders and their skill sets. I can say with all honesty and confidence lol that I don't believe my skill set is there to take a podium against other riders with way more track time and experience than I have, at least not yet anyways. I opt for number three because in my opinion, in order for me to beat superior machines and riders with an older and what some might consider "inferior" machine by today's standards, that means my skill set is at a level waaaaaay beyond where it is now, and that would mean I've reached or have gotten closer to that personal goal that I have, which is to become a much better rider on the track. I want to eventually compete in a few races at some point but given my age and level right now, I'm pretty sure MotoAmercia is a far cry for me to reach lol, and WSBK, my dream lol is even more unrealistic lol. Not impossible but.... very very difficult to say the least. If im at that level in option 3, that would mean Im right there and those dreams are more within reach than ever, and I've become that rider that I want to be. That's just me personally, sorry for the long response.
  3. @PittsDriver I'm not an instructor or coach so you can take whatever I say with a grain of salt. In regards to addressing number 1, I think what's helped me is to not underestimate how dangerous target fixation can be, in fact i think I over estimate it if that's possible. I've made it a priority in the list of things in concerned about when I ride so when something sketchy happens, it's the first thing that crosses my mind. I've learned that it helps, helps me at least, to keep reminding myself not to fixate. I ride in new York city and long island, and those of you who have ridden here can attest to this, it's a madhouse. I have been able to use it as a means of training myself I guess. I have lost count of how many times I've seen a driver do something irresponsible, or an accident, or just a close call. The initial reaction is to look at it, but as soon as i see it happen I tell myself "don't fixate, don't fixate, look for a COA, don't fixate". It's surprising to me how fast I can recite that in my head. I have gotten to the point now that i only say it once and I'm off that "target" and looking for an exit strategy but it took some practice to train my mind i guess. It's not a 100% fool proof plan to cure target fixation but for me, it's a way to get me off of it and it has helped quite a few times. Most recently last season at NJMP, turn 9, coming too hot for my comfort level. Im sure the bike could've made the turn but mentally I wasn't ready, came in wide, saw nothing but run off grass, told myself "don't fixate look in to the corner where you want to go" and I was able to stay on the track. Muscle memory for my mind?
  4. That's awesome, the pat on the back was great lol
  5. 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.
  6. If you turn off the "off-track aid in the options, you well definitely fall on the grass lol, trust me lol
  7. Not sure if they offer it as a pc game and sorry there's no discount. No worries about the questions. Im far from an expert but i think i game enough to have a few answers lol
  8. This i have done in the game and yes.... you go down 🤣🤣🤣 The rear gives, you slide and it leads to a high side
  9. I gotta see if I'm in sim mode. Could explain a lot lol.
  10. SRod321

    2020 WSBK

    I for one am excited to see next season. It's awesome to see Gerloff make the jump, I hope he does well. Not sure how well Bautista is gonna do on the Honda. The Hondas were not doing very good this past season. It IS a brand new SP model however. This new edition is supposed to give the rest of the pack a run for their money. Hopefully they don't have the bad luck Sykes and Reiterberger had with the new BMW in its inaugural run. It's gonna be interesting to see how BMW improved as well, especially with the addition of Eugene Laverty. I can't wait! Wish it was spring already...*sigh*
  11. I have Ride 2 and Ride 3(3 is obviously the better version, just wish it had as many bikes as 2 to choose from). I gotta be honest I don't know if there's any thing to really gain from playing the game. Maybe this is because i don't live near or ride on any of the tracks in the game? It's definitely a fun and challenging game to play worth the buy in my opinion. I have it for xbox one btw. If you do decide to go with a PC game, I'm sure the xbox controllers can pair up with a PC or laptop.
  12. Looks good man! Glad you're ok! Maybe I'll see you out there next season at NJMP with CSS or whenever lol. Turn 1 is to me the scariest turn in that track because you are coming down the straight blasting, and it looks like a super tight corner but every time I go through it, I ALWAYS feel like i can carry more speed through it lol!
  13. First off, are were you/are you ok? A bike can be fixed/replaced. Second, what corner did this happen in? I had a low side last month at turn 7. Do you think your entry speed was the biggest contributing factor?
  14. I read that a few weeks ago too. Curious to see the new Honda fireblade and how Bautista does on it.
  15. I think that was another contributing factor. A track day is a track day right? No one goes there to "race" anyone so to speak. We do track days to practice, and better our craft/hobby. However, as the day rolls on, you can't help it, you find someone who passes you but you're close enough to follow and pass them back. Sometimes its a friend or buddy, sometimes it's a stranger. Either way, it makes you want to push a little harder. In the video, you see a rider pass me at turn 6, i had been going back and forth with this guy all day, he'd pass me, I'd pass him. It wasn't as if I was trying to race the guy or vice versa, it just happened due to lines, technique, etc. I have to be honest, when he passed me that last time, I wanted to stay on him and follow, you know, see if I could stick with him, so Yeah, i think i got a little overambitious and rolled the throttle on a little too soon hence the second steering input leading to the low side. No ill will or irresponsible riding just, a mental rider error smh.
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