Posts tagged ‘Riding Tips/Techniques’

Go Slow to Go Fast

We’ve all heard the saying that you have to “go slow to go fast,” but what exactly does it mean?   As riders we often long…

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Emergency Braking

I’ve seen it happen on more than one occasion, riders attempting to make emergency stops with all sorts of detrimental errors.  I’ve seen them lock up…

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School or Track Day?

So, you are thinking of taking your bike to the track for the very first time.  Congratulations and be prepared to become addicted!  What should you…

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Trailbraking

Of all the riding skills and techniques out there, I’d say that trailbraking is one of the most misunderstood.  People seem drawn to the idea of…

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What’s a Tankslapper?

A tank slapper is a rapid, high intensity and unwanted motion of the handlebars back and forth.  Literally it is the slapping of the bars from…

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Throttle Control: Part II

Read Part I Here:   So, when exactly do you want to get on the gas?   Think about it like this, when you get on…

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Tips for Riding in the Rain

When riding in the rain I think about and adjust four main things with my riding; Braking, Steering, Throttle Control and Body position.   Braking:  Everyone…

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Mistakes New Track Riders Make, and How to Avoid Them.

Mistake Number 1- Overestimating Your Abilities The most common mistake that riders make is thinking that they are faster and/or more capable than they really are. …

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Tips for Riding with a Passenger

Taking a passenger on the back of your bike is a big deal.  You are now completely responsible for that person’s well being.  They have trusted…

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