Grounded Posted August 3, 2004 Report Share Posted August 3, 2004 Reading this web site was the "final straw" that convinced me to attend the two day bike camp at Mid Ohio Raceway held last week. So it's payback time with some thoughts about my experiences that may be helpful to another potential Superbike rider in the making. Quick background: sixty one years old, thirty nine years of street riding and currently riding a '78 BMW R100S (bought it new). Moved to Milwaukee six years ago and got bored with riding in the traffic. I was looking for something to rekindle the excitement of past Rocky Mountain riding (seven years) and LA canyon riding (twenty six years). To say I found it is a huge understatement. The rush from what we did for two days has me actively shopping for a used Superbike (600), something I can thrash around on to build track experience before I attend levels III and IV. Look for me next year sometime, somewhere, CSS. My goal for the class was confidence building, to develop new actions for better cornering with good default reactions for when inevitably the s**t hits the fan. So with this in mind, the following three posts outline what turned out to be one of the more intense and challenging experiences in my life; this from a guy who has skied all over the world since I was four, dived with the whales in Tonga, etc. I'm hooked. I want more. Post 2: The Learning Experience Post 3: The Breakthrough Post 4: The Ride Home Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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