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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old Mar 2nd, 2015, 3:51 pm
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Although the vid seems slow, the best time I did with the 900 was 131.3, for most superbike riders its illusive still.
1:35 is real quick. Hybrid goes 127.

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Yes, corner speed is a big god, top speed only a small god.

On most fun circuits anyway.
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post #33 of 45 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 2015, 5:28 am
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+1 for posting that video !
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Great videos thanks to all, I want to ride now.

I see 2 schools of thought

1. Never handicap yourself with equipment
A customer believes we all should ride the absolute best we can get our hands on so that the improvements will be due to the rider working up toward a never reachable goal.

2. I have a fragile ego so I need all the help I can get.
My preference small bikes/underdogs
Hey if I can get out there and do well against the latest and greatest machinery then I feel good about myself. If I can't.... well what do you expect I am on a small bike/underdog. Win,win....

And as a disclaimer I am no fast guy but there are plenty of slower guys on faster machinery at most events. I can also say that Ian from the first video has past me a few times............ in each session. Some times it about not getting lapped too many times ,lol.
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I think its a good idea to try(or have) several types of bikes, this will broaden your view and make it easier to separate your riding from your bike.
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I think its a good idea to try(or have) several types of bikes, this will broaden your view and make it easier to separate your riding from your bike.
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Much better view from up there yes
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[QUOTE=ducvet;4676186]Great videos thanks to all, I want to ride now.

I see 2 schools of thought

1. Never handicap yourself with equipment
A yes most people buy too much bike for themselves , by wanting the best or so called best , buy something you can redline and feel almost safe on ... That way you still get a rush that comes with fear , fear keeps you alive , no fear equals accidents and eventually death ....actually buy whatever you like and let the fast guys through




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Yes Jonnie. I see fear in your eyes when I mention the name "Caroline"
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A yes most people buy too much bike for themselves , by wanting the best or so called best , buy something you can redline and feel almost safe on ... That way you still get a rush that comes with fear , fear keeps you alive , no fear equals accidents and eventually death ....actually buy whatever you like and let the fast guys through
Wise words Johnnie.

IMHO - being passed several times, by the same guy, in the same session probably means you'd be a lot safer (to yourself and those around you) by moving to the next slower group.
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