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2008 Riding Season Goals

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    I got this idea from another forum I'm on. I'm sure some people will come in and make lots of jokes... which is fine... but it is interesting and helpful to hear what other riders want to work on for their season. Here are some of my goals.

    Track:

    -Do at least 4 track days, $$ permitting.
    -One of those at the new NJ motorsports park (I've only ever been to NH)
    -Be smoother / more relaxed.
    -Brake harder/later., Power harder post-apex.
    -Turn-in quicker (reach traction limits / max lean faster).
    -Work on right-handers.
    -Don't crash.


    Street:

    -Ride more.
    -Find more people in the area I enjoy riding with.
    -Find more twisties.


    General:

    -Complete garage/workshop (see my other thread)
    -Continue amassing tool collection.
    -Complete desired winter maintenance/upgrades.

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    and no crashes?

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    Quote Originally Posted by ceo012384 View Post
    I got this idea from another forum I'm on.
    sb.net Racer's Corner by any chance? (doubt it)

    Street - I'd like to do a little touring & take a short trip somewhere on the bike. Maybe a three day weekend kinda thing.
    I also wanna get Jenni out on her bike more & get her more confident on two wheels.

    Track Days - Continue my progression as an instructor & help people w/ their riding.

    Race - Bump to Expert & still be somewhat competative. Consistant 1:23's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    and no crashes?
    I put that in there, under track. Don't crash.

    You should put that in yours, too, Mr. Blue Hills
    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGitorio View Post
    sb.net Racer's Corner by any chance? (doubt it)

    Track Days - Continue my progression as an instructor & help people w/ their riding.
    No, twowheelforum.

    And yes, help me lots. Please. I need it.

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    yea my goal is to stop playing chicken with the guard rails....they dont move

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    Track Days, Track Days, More Track Days, and Track Days.

    Buy a smaller bike for the track

    Build a bike trailer out of an old horse trailer.

    learn how to do a better clutched wheelie!!!!!

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    and get rid of the yami

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    good idea Chris

    track:
    Get on throttle more aggressively after apex.
    Get deeper brake points while staying relaxed mentally and in my arms.
    Get some friction tank pads.

    street:
    Fix up my friends trailer to be more motorcycle friendly.
    Get a commuter bike with better mpg.

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    Find a few seconds at the track to get closer to AM times, then bump to AM.
    Do more street riding (Itd be hard to do less than I did this year)
    Get the 636 up at a trackday to have some fun.
    Bring the 636 to a track thats a bit more fast and less technical than Loudon to really open it up.

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    Track Days
    Get to VIR
    Get to Grattan
    Get to Summit Point
    NEW TRACK IN NJ??? WHEN WHERE I'M ALL OVER THAT

    Street
    CST - Maybe Newfoundland again
    DAK/GAP Ride
    Lead 6 Seacoast day trips
    Provoke a few NESRs to ride with me....
    Find a set of tires for the Strada that get more than 5000 miles

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    Currently saving for track days

    Practice transitions

    Hone body positon

    Continue to explore the threshold of adhesion

    Get really good at understanding suspension adjustments and how it affects the control of a motorcycle

    I would like to help at least 3 new riders for 2008 to improve and understand certain skills

    Learn how to maintain a clutch-up, stand-up

    Invest in Klucky Pucks...

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    GET TO THE TRACK!

    I bought 1 track day last year but never got to the track to put on some LAPS

    Learn to be a better rider in general, only 3 seasons under my belt

    Put more time in the saddle, only 5kish this year while it was 13k last year

    I know it sounds stupid and TONS of people on here will think differently BUT I want to learn how to at least power up a wheeeeeeelie before I bitch out and let off the throttle

    Quote Originally Posted by bergs View Post

    I would like to help at least 3 new riders for 2008 to improve and understand certain skills


    I hear you have a few pointers for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBConz View Post
    and get another yami
    Thats better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasterthanu View Post
    I hear you have a few pointers for me
    It's not 2008 yet....

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    Track:
    - make it through an entire season for once


    Street:
    - ride more


    General:
    - get to motogp-indy

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    Get a bike suitable for the track (on its way)
    Get all the gear I need (got suit, just need back/chest protector)
    Secure at least 4 of TTD'S
    Meet as many of you guys I can.
    Just get smoother and more confident at higher speeds in the corners.
    Loosen up my death grip....
    Learn better body positioning, and get a fucking knee down!

    And definately not crash!

    ooh, and loose about 10-12 lbs,

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    WHEELIES... Big stand ups for miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denno View Post
    WHEELIES... Big stand ups for miles
    Nope...

    I'm not taking the bait....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAIRRgsEddI

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    My goals:

    Track-
    Get out on trackdays (at least 4) and become familiar with the track and how the gsxr handles on it

    Street-
    Go back up to my own T* Road and open it up better than I did last year.
    Do several multiday trips

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    Track
    - Increase my corner entry speed turn 1 is much faster. need to work on others
    - Get lower while hanging off done
    - Get more agressive with the throttle done
    - Get my line memorized done
    - Get comfortable with passing and being passed done
    - Run the full season missed 2 rounds. one from mechanical issues, one from lack of finances

    Pre season training
    - Loose 25-35lbs lost 10lbs preseason
    - Increase my cardio fitness and stamina done
    - Fit in my leathers better done

    Maintenance
    - Increase the cornering clearance on my bike done
    - Get the suspension dialed in getting new rear shock for 2009
    - Take off all un-needed street stuff done

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    Find a bike I can stand to ride for more than one year.

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    Hmmm... I'm riding without a goal these days.

    Actually, that's not entirely true.

    Dirt: Keep working on fundamentals, top huge knarley whoop sections WOT, increase corner entry speeds, lean angles, and acceleration mid corner, consistently clear all doubles, etc. at Crowhill (there's just 1 or two I miss most of the time)

    Track: Find a bike, learn to contain my tendency to ride aggressively at trackdays.

    Street: find a bike, ride to work.

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    -Get a new track bike (soon)
    -Figure out turn 3
    -Rookie Race
    -Run as many races as possible
    -Help Manny get a knee down

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    Find a set of tires for the Strada that get more than 5000 miles
    +1

    I've been able to get 7500 miles (conti Road Atacks) on a set of street tires for my VeeStrom, but I'd like to find something that lasts 10,000

    and dual sport tires that last over 5,000

    Alaska is my other goal, but that's more likely a 2009 or 2010 trip

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    Continued verticallity

    RandyO

    when/if you do Alaska my brother would be in he's near Spokane Washington

    He also has a Strom plus like 9 others

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