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Paul Bachorz - F Twins Moderator
RA Rallymeister - Pownal, Vermont
very impressive riding!
the tall cones make it really intimidating to me for some reason
i'm used to working with little cones.
04 GS ADV
Wow! That's some impressive riding
And I thought I was having trouble getting around the gas pumps.
Knowing what to do when 100 mph suddenly seems a little fast for the next curve makes more sense to me.
I do know a guy that broke his foot when his K-LT fell on it in his garage, but for the most part most injuries happen on roads and highways I think. I might agree that most damage to bikes occurs in parking lots, but it's about the rider, isn't it?
'12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S
These were a lot of cones - some awesome riding skills!!
2011 R1200 GSA Smoke Grey Metallic Matt
2009 G450X White
"Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. I've always believed this, in spite of the trouble it's caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba...." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
"They're not the best at what they do, they're the only ones that do what they do"- Bill Graham
My "understanding" is MSF is for basic skills that also can be transferred to road conditions and obstacles. I never viewed them as parking lot drills. Teaching a new rider how to take a turn at 100MPH is a little more advanced and not practical to teach anywhere but on a closed track. Not exactly MSF material. Sure, you can TELL her/him how to do it...practical application is hard to do since every corner is different I believe...you just have to find your personal limits on your own.
And seriously...you take 100MPH corners regularly?...I guess the turn was marked suggested 70 already which isn't a serious corner in my neck of the woods. I did a few at 110+ at Bristol Speedway on the high banks on the GSA. But not on the Virginia Twisties nearby!
Watching the local LEO Motor units negotiate city traffic and it's obstacles in real time is really what these guys are showing off in these competitions...How many of us can flip a full size RT around like that? That guy is awesome! I did OK on mine( in my mind) a few times,but would have killed the second set of cones in a hurry. I was asked by the ERC/MSF Goldwinger coach to make the figure 8's look harder and go slower than I was doing them since the other bikes were running out of the box on the V-twins and the Monster.
As for the rider...AWESOME!
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