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Cathar
12-29-2005, 12:43 AM
Thought this my be a fun way to share the hobby.

Here's some happy snaps of me on the new(ish) baby on a recent day in the local twisties.

http://www.employees.org/~slf/R1/spur1.jpg


http://www.employees.org/~slf/R1/spur2.jpg

9mmCensor
12-29-2005, 01:33 AM
dude that is rediculousss. your like almost touching the ground. that is sick.

I want a bike because they are cheap and fast, but it would be a death wish for me because I am irresponsible and reckless when I drive. SO I dont have one, plus my mom says I cant get one till Im 35.

But that looks sweet. How fast does it go? I like the mirrored visor in that pic.

Cathar
12-29-2005, 02:03 AM
Actually, the knee is on the ground and is sliding along the road most of the way around the corner. The leather suit has what's called "knee sliders", which is some hard slippery material of some kind (plastic, molded wood such as MDF, etc) and velcro's onto the knee. The point of the knee down thing is to guage how far the bike is leaned over. Not normally done on the public road as it's a fairly committed race-style practise, but the above pics were done purely for pose value.

Don't know how old you are now, but if I had to give a recommendation of when to start riding a motorbike, it would be either before 15yo on closed dirt-bike circuits, or after 25yo when on the road. Good to have the basic road skills at an automatic level learned from driving a car, and some sort of mature approach to the road, before grabbing a bike, getting a hot head, and throwing oneself into the scenery.

That's just IMO. Plenty of people who start to ride bikes in the 18-25yo range do manage to live through it just fine, but the statistics aren't pretty.

I've never taken this bike to its top speed. Has a measured 142hp at the rear wheel, and others have touched 300kph (~187mph) on the same make/model/year of the bike.

billbartuska
12-29-2005, 04:25 AM
I crew chief for the car (SCCA) and race the boat (Lake Michigan)

Cathar
12-29-2005, 04:38 AM
Nice car. Any details? Any pics of you in the boat?

billbartuska
12-29-2005, 10:14 PM
Nice car. Any details? Any pics of you in the boat?
Cluelessracing.com The pic on the 1st page is my 1st driving experience.
We're going to Sebring next week with h both cars, then Homestead. Maybe Road Atlanta too, if there's cars and money left!
No boat pics since the "lens incident" a few years back.