teg Posted October 31, 2008 Report Share Posted October 31, 2008 hello firstly an intro , i am a 39 yr old guy from the u.k came back to bikes a few years ago , having ridden field bikes off road a little as a kid .wanted to learn about riding bikes faster after having done a couple of seasons karting ( amateur level and 4 wheels not 2 !) got hold of twist 1 then 2 , this helped my road riding and understanding immensely . Bearing in mind strangers advice at the time was "jump on and give it a handful " - Hmmmmm , did my first trackday on a 600 suzuki bandit , then got a 600 honda hornet and now currently a 97 gsxr 600srad . I have done the schools in the u.k my second level 4 this year (hopefully again next year) . Coaches a very helpful bunch all of them . I,m not racing ( i wish ) but progress was amazing , by my standards and i progressed to my current state, although i,m always looking for improvement i can usually run in the top 40 percent in the fast group at local trackdays , although this didn,t happen overnight taking 3 and a half years , and a lot of brain work / barriers getting out maybe 10 times a year . i wish i,d had the twist books when i was karting as this has changed my whole approach also performance riding techniques book(Andy Ibbott ) helped with the pictures when i was trying to nail body position points . i go back to the books often , anyway look forward to asking you questions on the finer points as well as the basics and reading the articles ( i enjoyed the "bands of traction" ) now that i finally got round to joining the forum . I,m off now to repeat the throttle rule to myself a couple more times .... Cheers Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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