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Old 02-20-2012, 01:00 PM   #41
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Always a good article to read.

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Old 02-20-2012, 02:43 PM   #42
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I Ride: 09 GSX-R 750 Track 07 Aprilia Tuono Street 09 Yamaha R1 sold
Just ordered the book as well as Twist of the Wrist 1 and 2, Smooth Riding Reg Pridmore, and another I dont remember the name of. Knowledge is half the battle for someone like me not born with natural ability.

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Old 02-20-2012, 04:16 PM   #43
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i used to ride like this...
however i have gained such a need for speed that i havent ridden on the street in a long while. and plan only on track days...
however i printed this, and plan on reading over it a few times and hopefully mid summer i can be abit more zen like for some street riding
Thanks for making this a sticky so everyone sees it. as i missed it till now
-Levi
People who can do "The Pace" well are usually much faster than the spaz who is either on the gas or on the brakes all the time.

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Old 05-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #44
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Bump, for a great thread that IMHO is a must read for new riders.

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Old 07-03-2012, 04:21 AM   #45
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no doubt that i is too long, but it is worth reading. i appreciate you for posting it, a very useful content.

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Old 07-03-2012, 05:51 AM   #46
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no doubt that i is too long, but it is worth reading. i appreciate you for posting it, a very useful content.
Thanks for the spam jackoff.

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Old 07-03-2012, 08:26 AM   #47
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:41 AM   #48
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Oldie but still a goodie
you rang?...... oh wait

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Old 07-22-2012, 06:57 PM   #49
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Yup. This gets posted up once or twice a year, but I'm always happy to see it. Good material for people to see, especially new riders.
Well said. This was very informative, thanks for posting this. This is exactly the mentality I have going on rides

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #50
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Definitely a must read for new riders

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:41 PM   #51
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another good idea for new riders: (posting here because the new location may be more convienient for many)

New Rider's Ride

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Old 01-12-2014, 07:44 AM   #52
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As much as I'd like to consider myself a seasoned rider I know I am everything but. I've ridden every day for 18 months now and I've grown quite comfortable riding by myself and enjoying the twisties in my free time. But this article has opened my eyes to a whole new idea of what I thought sport riding was. Which for a teenage mind is pretty simple. Go as fast as you can for as long as you can. When you see another rider, always be the first person to the red lights.

I found the limits of my 450 very quickly and became very comfortable with its speed. The engine screaming, in a tight tuck, and when a corner comes, hurl yourself over as close to the ground and off the bike as you can get just to feel that much more like Valentino Rossi.

I became so comfortable that I got bored. I thought the only way to have more fun was to go faster. So I got a 750. I learned quickly that with great power comes great responsibility. I found that when I grab a handful of throttle, I quickly find my bike in control and me just along for the ride. Sure I could pass everyone in the left lane with the speedo reading "fast" but after a few times of doing that I asked myself "who's in control here. Because you sure aren't. If a deer runs in the road or you need to stop, what then?" I knew something wasn't right.

With that in the back of my mind I went on my first real group ride. The polar bear run 2014. 25+ sport riders all carving through twisties made me really want to show off my "riding ability". I braked late, leaned far and gunned it on the straights.. But I noticed myself falling behind in the corners and blowing passed on the straights. I thought this was so odd. I got the feeling nobody was racing. Which on a spirited sport ride just felt like a foreign language to me. We'd pull over for a break and I could hear people reminiscing about certain corners, bragging about this and complimenting others on that. I couldn't help but feel a little disconnected from the group. Like there was something I was missing out on.

So I read this article. EVERYTHING MAKES PERFECT SENSE NOW! This article puts me in a completely different mindset of riding solo and in groups. I see now that it's not about how fast you get in and out of a corner or down a straight, it's about enjoying the time you spend going through them. I firmly believe this article has not only prolonged my future in riding but will increase my enjoyment and skill while on road by myself and with friends.

Thank you to OP and thank you to the author. I am forever in your debt.

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Old 01-12-2014, 08:01 AM   #53
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As much as I'd like to consider myself a seasoned rider I know I am everything but. I've ridden every day for 18 months now and I've grown quite comfortable riding by myself and enjoying the twisties in my free time. But this article has opened my eyes to a whole new idea of what I thought sport riding was. Which for a teenage mind is pretty simple. Go as fast as you can for as long as you can. When you see another rider, always be the first person to the red lights.

I found the limits of my 450 very quickly and became very comfortable with its speed. The engine screaming, in a tight tuck, and when a corner comes, hurl yourself over as close to the ground and off the bike as you can get just to feel that much more like Valentino Rossi.

I became so comfortable that I got bored. I thought the only way to have more fun was to go faster. So I got a 750. I learned quickly that with great power comes great responsibility. I found that when I grab a handful of throttle, I quickly find my bike in control and me just along for the ride. Sure I could pass everyone in the left lane with the speedo reading "fast" but after a few times of doing that I asked myself "who's in control here. Because you sure aren't. If a deer runs in the road or you need to stop, what then?" I knew something wasn't right.

With that in the back of my mind I went on my first real group ride. The polar bear run 2014. 25+ sport riders all carving through twisties made me really want to show off my "riding ability". I braked late, leaned far and gunned it on the straights.. But I noticed myself falling behind in the corners and blowing passed on the straights. I thought this was so odd. I got the feeling nobody was racing. Which on a spirited sport ride just felt like a foreign language to me. We'd pull over for a break and I could hear people reminiscing about certain corners, bragging about this and complimenting others on that. I couldn't help but feel a little disconnected from the group. Like there was something I was missing out on.

So I read this article. EVERYTHING MAKES PERFECT SENSE NOW! This article puts me in a completely different mindset of riding solo and in groups. I see now that it's not about how fast you get in and out of a corner or down a straight, it's about enjoying the time you spend going through them. I firmly believe this article has not only prolonged my future in riding but will increase my enjoyment and skill while on road by myself and with friends.

Thank you to OP and thank you to the author. I am forever in your debt.
I was on that group ride.....this puts a smile on my face.

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Old 01-12-2014, 08:20 AM   #54
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Always good to see this get a bump each year, the author was spot on in his writings!

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:05 AM   #55
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Great read, will be reading this again and again thank you!

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:27 AM   #56
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Here's Nick's update to The Pace, published September 2013: The Pace 2.0. He updates his views on several factors, especially the use of brakes. It's worth a read!

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/09/16...riding-skills/

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Old 01-12-2014, 10:59 AM   #57
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Great read, will be reading this again and again thank you!
Copy/paste it into a pdf, and word document and save on your computer for future rading

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:42 PM   #58
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Ienatsch used to have a great MC show on KPFK as well. Wash the car while listening to Car Talk, then wash the bike listening the the MC show then ride around SoCal.

You would see them on Ortega almost every weekend. Anyone who thinks "The Pace" is slow is clueless.

Why is it you never know how good you have it until well after the fact?

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Old 01-12-2014, 01:43 PM   #59
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Copy/paste it into a pdf, and word document and save on your computer for future rading
Or you could download it as a PDF here:

http://www.svrider.com/forum/showpos...33&postcount=1

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Old 01-12-2014, 03:53 PM   #60
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I have never read this before but wish I would have. Great post!

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