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Hi everybody...

I have been reading here for a while and hoping someday soon I can attend this awsome school. I am a returning rider (I'm pretty sure I'm past the age for anything but amature racing/hobby racing) and I have been riding and loving my 2006 Ninja 650r for three years now and have 15k miles. I have been studying the Twist of the Wrist books and reading every tip and article I can find. The TotW books have really taught me and made my riding so much better. I'm still not where I would like to be and I have considered just getting my feet wet by going with friends who rent out the local track (Arroyo Seco Raceway in Demin, NM) and going from there ,,ultimately going to CSS. I saw here one time how Aguire Springs in Las Cruces, NM had been used for training by Keith Code. I try to ride that as much as possible. (next time Im taking a broom for the dang gravel)

Thank you all and Keith Code for the inspiration and education.

 

for the question.. (I have searched and searched) I rember reading a passage in one of the books. I have reread.. and also page by page looked for it and I cant find it. (could it have been a side bar comment?)

 

it mentioned adrenaline junkies and about how and the rush is not a good thing in an SR situation... it means you are out of control. I remember chuckling about the "wait until you see god then brake" line. A non-believer told me I was wrong about that idea whne I told him that all crashes are a result of SRs or panic. Can someone guide me to that quote? or am I mistaken? Did I read that somewhere else perhaps?

 

thanks

 

Miguel

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Im having horrible luck finding that Google Earth KMZ file that showed Superbike school locations that have been used.. Aguirre Springs being one of them. (its a great twisty road with nice banks and elevation changes... kinda tight and most of the time gravel in bad places... I was told groups go up there and walk the rought and sweep off the gravel)

 

anyway.. thanx again for the gread forum

 

M

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Howdy 650R. I'm in Phoenix, and am familiar with Arroyo. I haven't been there yet, but lots of my friends go out there. If you make it out to Firebird, I'll probably see you.

My wife has a 650R and I'm helping her improve her riding because she wants to do trackdays, and I'm starting to LOVE riding her bike when I'm showing her to do certain things. It's a very comfortable bike, and I can find the perfect BP on it. We've lowered the bars, but she doesn't want to get clipons. I think it would be awesome. Just don't like the shifter though. Only flaw.

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Howdy 650R. I'm in Phoenix, and am familiar with Arroyo. I haven't been there yet, but lots of my friends go out there. If you make it out to Firebird, I'll probably see you.

My wife has a 650R and I'm helping her improve her riding because she wants to do trackdays, and I'm starting to LOVE riding her bike when I'm showing her to do certain things. It's a very comfortable bike, and I can find the perfect BP on it. We've lowered the bars, but she doesn't want to get clipons. I think it would be awesome. Just don't like the shifter though. Only flaw.

 

Hello Hubbard_28!

Id like to check out that Firebird park. Arroyo looks like a blast and I will hopefully get on the track this year.

I just scored some new tires for the 650... Michelin Power Pilot 2cts. I cant wait to see how they ride. I have to wait so I'm sans bike for about a week.

I was considering some lower bars. I was looking at the sportbar 2.0 that you can get for the 650. The bars mount to existing bar mount but are basically clip on style. I've had no complaints with the bike and I'm sure its way more capable that the rider! hehe.

Its amazing how much sense everything makes after reading the Twist of the Wrist books. I even was able to figure out exactly what happened when I high sided a 250 dirt bike many years ago.

Im loving being back in the saddle so to say.. and now even more so as I know to observe and apply those observations along with the theory behind it all.

 

Happy riding to you!

 

M

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Not sure that exact reference (the adrenaline part), but it will be in Twist 2 if it relates to SR's.

 

I don't know that we went to Aguirre Springs, I've only missed a few tracks, don't recall that being one of them.

 

Best,

CF

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Not sure that exact reference (the adrenaline part), but it will be in Twist 2 if it relates to SR's.

 

I don't know that we went to Aguirre Springs, I've only missed a few tracks, don't recall that being one of them.

 

Best,

CF

 

Thanks! I'm re-reading/scanning for it. I will post when I find it.

The Aguirre Springs is not a track... just a technical one way road thats probably not the place to fly up and around even though it is one way. It is a public road with the potential for gravel. I have lived all the SRs on it and the first time i road it i dont even think I got out of 3rd. You should see my Harley rider buddy ride it..holy cow.. Hes ridden it possibly over 100 times and could probably do it with his eyes close. However each time i ride it I get a little bit better.

 

 

Miguel

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