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Forum: Riding Skills September 18th, 2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By adouglas
There's often a rush to blame something...

There's often a rush to blame something mechanical for any issue, because *of course* the rider can't be doing anything wrong, yeah?

IMHO the most likely cause of wobble is you. Chances are...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! September 4th, 2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
Yikes. That happened to one of the Doolittle...

Yikes. That happened to one of the Doolittle Raiders back in WWII. After the raid on Tokyo they had to ditch the aircraft. One of the navigators was behind the pilot and copilot and the exact same...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! September 1st, 2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
I don't even notice it. The only downside is...

I don't even notice it. The only downside is remembering to clip in.

Helite makes a street version that has even better coverage than the track vest.
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 29th, 2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
Since it was a lowside I didn't hit the ground...

Since it was a lowside I didn't hit the ground all that hard (well, hard enough to break my collarbone, but whatever).

But look at the real-time video again and picture yourself going through...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 28th, 2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
Checking in and just saw this. Thanks for the...

Checking in and just saw this. Thanks for the offer and I'll take you up on it.

Beginning last year, my track riding got a lot smoother and faster. My organization bumped me up a group (they run...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 16th, 2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
LOL... Nope, I don't ride dirty bikes. It's...

LOL... Nope, I don't ride dirty bikes.

It's really just a matter of riding in a sane and mindful way combined with a little luck that's kept me away from uncontrollable wild card incidents.

A...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 14th, 2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
As I lay in bed at 4 am this morning staring at...

As I lay in bed at 4 am this morning staring at the ceiling (don't worry, it'll happen to you too when you reach my age), the thought suddenly struck me:

Once again, Keith Code is right. In the...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed August 14th, 2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By adouglas
I'm REALLY hoping my shoulder is healed enough by...

I'm REALLY hoping my shoulder is healed enough by then. I've had less than three track days this year!!!!
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed August 14th, 2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,387
Posted By adouglas
Something important to remember about Palmer that...

Something important to remember about Palmer that you won't find elsewhere (Mid-O, for instance) is that with the exception of Turn 9 (the super-cambered right-hand bowl) every one of he heavy...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed August 13th, 2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,387
Posted By adouglas
:iamwithstupid: The thing that struck me...

:iamwithstupid:

The thing that struck me about your onboard video was how good your lines are for a novice rider and how smooth you are... I wasn't seeing or hearing a lot of mid-corner...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 13th, 2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
I dunno. I think you're sharper on deceleration...

I dunno. I think you're sharper on deceleration and downshifting than I am. I've been on track walks with you at Palmer, pointed out where I roll off and you were surprised I do it so early. My...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 13th, 2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
Totally fair point! But I stand by what I said in...

Totally fair point! But I stand by what I said in that thread... I do not believe this was inevitable and I did not expect to crash, but I wasn't one bit surprised when I did.

No doubt you've also...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 13th, 2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
If I had to choose, I'd take neck protection over...

If I had to choose, I'd take neck protection over shoulder protection every time. Injure the former and you might be in a wheelchair for life. Injure the latter and it's more like six weeks of...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 13th, 2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
The most important question!!! Yeah....

The most important question!!!

Yeah. Amazingly little damage considering what happened. One frame slider is ground down maybe 1/3 of the way, there's rash on the fairing, the stator cover (a...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 13th, 2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
Glad you spotted that. I saw it the moment I...

Glad you spotted that. I saw it the moment I reviewed the video. I believe it was the bike pitching because I was releasing the brakes too suddenly.

I had a few moments that day that were similar....
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 12th, 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
Something to note: The slo-mo video can be a bit...

Something to note: The slo-mo video can be a bit deceiving because of the perspective. The tether looks REALLY long before the bag pops, but you can see that the vest has inflated by the time you see...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! August 12th, 2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,340
Posted By adouglas
My run of 32 crash-free years has ended

Eight days ago I crashed at the track and busted my clavicle. Unhurt aside from that.

Classic front tuck heading into Turn 1 after a long straight. I'd hit maybe 120-125 on the straight, banged...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed August 12th, 2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,387
Posted By adouglas
You may find that vision limits you there. You...

You may find that vision limits you there. You may have noticed that I wear contacts while riding. That's specifically because I can't look through my glasses when I'm in the proper track riding...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed July 31st, 2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,931
Posted By adouglas
THE AMAZING MOVING SCHEDULE UPDATE POST for 2019 ...

THE AMAZING MOVING SCHEDULE UPDATE POST for 2019

After 60 days you can't edit posts. So this post will be updated periodically and moved to the bottom of the thread.

Only showing independent...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed July 25th, 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By adouglas
Update: Right now there are 35 people. Looks like...

Update: Right now there are 35 people. Looks like the track will get rented, but for 2 days and the price would have to be $350. Still a heck of a deal.

That may change if more people get on board.
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed July 24th, 2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 721
Posted By adouglas
Heads up! NCBIKE in Oct... SUPER deal

The track day organization I ride with, Tony's Track Days, is looking into booking a three-day event at NCBIKE (aka NCCAR) October 14, 15, 16.

Click here:...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed July 22nd, 2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,931
Posted By adouglas
As far as water, no, TTD does not supply. If you...

As far as water, no, TTD does not supply. If you run short stores are nearby. I also bring several gallons and you're free to grab what you like.

Hit the pizza dinner anyway, just for the...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed July 19th, 2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,931
Posted By adouglas
You've got a long drive... pack light. I've been...

You've got a long drive... pack light. I've been messaging Ducati999 and I think that in between him and me we've got lunch main courses covered, plus everyone tends to bring standard snacks and...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed July 17th, 2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,931
Posted By adouglas
You bet. Re food, I've got a two-burner Coleman...

You bet. Re food, I've got a two-burner Coleman stove and a single-burner butane unit. Assuming you have a cooler just hit a market before you arrive and fill it with whatever you like. In between...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion July 17th, 2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,677
Posted By adouglas
FWIW: I had a newgen that was stock when I bought...

FWIW: I had a newgen that was stock when I bought it. I put on a full exhaust, jetted it and did the other usual minor mods. When I was done it made power about like that of a stock 300.

The...
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