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Forum: Riding Skills August 21st, 2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 97,542
Posted By adouglas
Hi all. It's been a minute.... and a few...

Hi all. It's been a minute.... and a few bikes.... and a lot of miles on track and off. The OP of this thread Ducati999 and I did our first track day together waaaay back in 2014, with the help and...
Forum: Pictures July 7th, 2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 115,167
Posted By adouglas
Coming back from a fantastic track event (set a...

Coming back from a fantastic track event (set a new personal record!) I find myself reflecting on the weird path that life takes... how random chance encounters can change things significantly.

So...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed June 15th, 2022, 10:54 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 48,099
Posted By adouglas
A boat AND track days? You, sir, are doomed...

A boat AND track days?

You, sir, are doomed as doomed can be, dontcha know.
...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 15th, 2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By adouglas
I'm a highly risk-aware person by nature. I have...

I'm a highly risk-aware person by nature. I have no illusions about my abilities either.

The day I sold my Ninjette to a guy who was going to turn it into a track bike, I told him "not me... I...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 15th, 2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By adouglas
Sent you an email with contact info via the...

Sent you an email with contact info via the forum.

Do pursue that gear if you can. it's a great deal and won't be on the market long.

If you get stuck, TTD is pretty loose about gear...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 15th, 2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By adouglas
BTW, I saw in one of your FB posts that you...

BTW, I saw in one of your FB posts that you describe yourself as an "old, slow newbie."

For reference, I'm 63 and did my first track day at age 55. I call myself old & slow and compared to many I...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 15th, 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By adouglas
That gear is exactly what you need. Re...

That gear is exactly what you need.

Re "wrong bike...."

Really depends on your plans and expectations. Tires are definitely the limiting factor here simply because of availability. After that,...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 15th, 2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By adouglas
By the way... you can start prepping for the...

By the way... you can start prepping for the track ahead of time.

The secret to having fun on the 250 is that the party starts at 9,000 rpm. The engine can handle it easily, so don't be afraid of...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 15th, 2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By adouglas
Wow, it looks like everyone's out of stock on...

Wow, it looks like everyone's out of stock on tires.

Didn't you say in the TTD group that your tires are only a few years old with low mileage? They ought to be okay if so. First-time pace is...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 15th, 2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By adouglas
I'll be at Palmer July 5-6, probably one of the...

I'll be at Palmer July 5-6, probably one of the two weekend days at the end of July, and all three days of the Labor Day weekend.

Message me at Facebook if you like. I'm there all the time, here...
Forum: Pictures June 15th, 2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 115,167
Posted By adouglas
Haven't posted about it here. I love the...

Haven't posted about it here.

I love the bike. Perfect blend of power, torque and compactness, with all the current bells and whistles. It'd make a really good step up from a Ninjette.

There...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 15th, 2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By adouglas
Let me see what I can dig up. If you happen...

Let me see what I can dig up.

If you happen to sign up for a day when I'll be there you're more than welcome to hang out. I always rent a garage bay and if there's space available you can set up...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed June 15th, 2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 48,099
Posted By adouglas
Hey, Greg... Are you doing any days with...

Hey, Greg...

Are you doing any days with TTD this year? I'm doing a ton (for me, anyway). Would be cool to hang out with you. I'm riding in blue group these days.

backinthesaddleagain
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 15th, 2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By adouglas
Post above edited before I saw this. I favor...

Post above edited before I saw this. I favor Pirelli, myself.
Forum: Forum Information June 15th, 2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 467,177
Posted By adouglas
Hiya! Been awhile, having moved on to other...

Hiya!

Been awhile, having moved on to other bikes. The Ninjette is still the one bike I've ever owned that I regret selling.

My current mistress:
...
Forum: 1986 - 2007 Ninja 250R Tech Talk June 15th, 2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By adouglas
Shinkos are far from ideal. For a first-time...

Shinkos are far from ideal. For a first-time rider they'll be okay, but trust me: You'll want to do more days. You're going to find the limits of those tires very quickly.

We're all different but...
Forum: Pictures June 9th, 2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 115,167
Posted By adouglas
Hey, y'all. It's been a minute.... or three......

Hey, y'all. It's been a minute.... or three... or.... crikey, how long has it been since i posted here, anyway?

In 2014 I met Chris for the first time and things haven't been the same since....
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed May 18th, 2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 48,099
Posted By adouglas
LOL blast from the past! The track season is...

LOL blast from the past! The track season is slated to start next weekend. I'm now up in the second-fastest group and loving every minute of it!
Forum: New Members April 28th, 2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By adouglas
:welcome: Dizcret! Glad you found us...

:welcome: Dizcret! Glad you found us...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! January 2nd, 2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 27,980
Posted By adouglas
It went in just behind the tip of my shoulder and...

It went in just behind the tip of my shoulder and ran through the middle of the clavicle.... yeah, it held the bone pieces together like a shish kabob. Since bones aren't actually solid there was no...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! January 1st, 2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 27,980
Posted By adouglas
Certainly not! Resolution for 2020: More...

Certainly not! Resolution for 2020:

More brap, less crap!!
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! December 12th, 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 27,980
Posted By adouglas
Aftermath update: I got the rod removed from...

Aftermath update:

I got the rod removed from my shoulder a week ago. Now I've got this nifty souvenir shish kabob skewer!

Still feel a little stiffness but it's going to be fine. I even went to...
Forum: New Members November 18th, 2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,289
Posted By adouglas
:welcome: Zbk! Glad to have you aboard...

:welcome: Zbk! Glad to have you aboard...
Forum: Riding Skills September 18th, 2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,286
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: 57
Views: 27,980
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...
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