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  1. 13 points
    On our cruise ship, waiting to take off...wandering around with the kids and naturally found the arcade and stumbled on this game. Let the boy take a crack at it before schooling him. I'll have to have him work on his crossed up body position. At least I'll be able to get a little riding in this week.
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    Back safe thanks for the great lead Jason we made some adjustments. And we still beat the heat especially stopping by to cool off at the caves. Can't wait to do that one again
  3. 9 points
    It truly was a fun day Sunday ride. Thank you Galen Barry Dave Nathan Aaron Ed JJ Steven Todd Ray Eric and Khaled for coming out and riding to lunch. It was a great day to get together and have some fun. Oh yeah Home
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    You know I was remiss and failed to mention... Most likely if I hadn't been along on the ride the other day... Someone else would have taken my place. It's not just something I do, everyone participates in helping out new folks, and one day, in the not too distant future... it'll be your turn.
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    Aaron your doing fine. As long as your riding within yourself, and having fun, that's all that matters. The waiting isn't a bother at all. Don't even sweat it. I'd rather take a little wait at stops then have someone ride over their comfort level and make a mistake that takes hours to clean up after. Better to come home safe, and happy, than get hurt.
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    Great day riding with Gene and his son Jeff. Thanks for letting me tag along on that one it was like a facchin show. Looking good out there Jeff.
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    Hello all! I just got off the phone with the new general manager of Culpeppers St Charles. As there was no July meeting I wanted to verify the reservation for our meeting. We are good to go through November, as we usually do not have a December meeting. December is also available to us if need be. I'm looking forward to seeing everybody!! Terry
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    Every time I would be by Moto Europa I would look at the Ducati panegale and saying to myself I will never be able to get one of these but I would always say ...some day. Well when I lost my awesome mom ( Dorothy) in February,shortly after she settled into heaven she sent me the Ducati I thought I was never going to have. Dot knew I importance having fun. Some are tired of hearing the story,I will never be tired of telling it.So I put it on the plate๐Ÿ™‚
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    Well here I go again....lol Last weekend both days in the heat and a couple evenings this week I spent riding wit me self, getting more used to my new ride. Ive been patting myself on the back with how far Ive come since spring, trying to better equip myself to learn to be a good sport-bike rider and getting my speed up in the curves. Then I go on a ride with you guys and by the second turn I get knocked back down to earth and realise I have no eff'n business riding with you'all yet Thank you dogpark for staying back with me and leading and following throughout the day. I was going to break off at the first gas stop and explain I feel bad for making you guys wait but dogpark gave me some words of encouragement and tips, etc...so I stayed on. Thanks to the rest you guys to for the riding tips. It turned out to be a really good day and I definetly felt some improvement towards the end.
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    Aaron, this whole club is like this. We have different levels of comfort, speed and experience. People wait for each other. Take your time getting comfortable... Just a little story about me: I started riding when I moved to this country at 17 years old. I did not ride on a regular basis but definitely thought I can 'ride'. I commuted to college and rode off and on to other things. Years went by and I met Todd through another friend. He told me about STLAR and I went on my first ride with them after a ride with Todd. I figured out very quickly how out of my league I was and the fact that I had no idea how to ride... I still rode, I was just the slowest one out there and I felt guilty but people were telling me exactly what we are telling you... ride your own ride, we don't mind waiting. I stuck with that (being slow and having them wait for me) and I read books like 'Twist of the Wrist' and watched cheesy videos like Kieth Code's stuff. I also went to the track and that, for me, gave me the biggest improvement. Before that, I never put my knee down, never truly had good form or was comfortable with leaning that much. I pushed my limits on the track and crashed when I did stupid stuff... but that is what I needed to know. I still don't put my knee down on the street (for many reasons) and I am definitely not one of the 'fast guys'. They have to wait on me too...still. Now that I have been part of this club for this long, I know they really mean it when they say they don't mind waiting... and I am happy not to crash to try to be faster just to make sure they don't have to wait. When we plan our routes / rides, we have built in stops, waiting times and lunches...etc. It's all part of the adventure. I am with the guys that say you should add track to the list of things to do if you want to feel comfortable at speed. When you do it, stay in Novice the first two weekends (4 days on the track) you do that. If comfortable, move up to Intermediate but take your time. Don't get cocky and crash your first time out in Intermediate, trying to keep up with guys that are just plain better than you. Just remember, anywhere you ride, there will be someone faster than you... you can get better, but don't try to get as good as they are until you get there on your own. Two of my crashes were just that... 'wait, how can that guy get around me? I won't let him get away...' CRASH. Some of those guys are on race tires, have been doing track for a long time or are just plain talented. Okay, this is getting long... That's the advice I have.
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    Home safe... Didn't go as planned but stilll good times. Thx Joe for the alternate guidance. I owe you for the toll and drink! Will post pics later...time to shower and cool off.
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    Home, made it by 4 as promised. Great day... thanks for the invite Joe... good to see all who were out today.
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    Great weather and nice bikes!
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    We had no problem waiting for you, gives me time to collect my thoughts Dont hesitate to join in on rides,its how you get better. Great having you along today, love your helmet
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    I wonder if I can just plug my electric gear in backwards and make it cool? Or maybe I can modify the controller knob so it goes below 0 into the negative numbers?
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    Board software was updated from 4.2.0 to 4.2.1. Please report any issues.Software update - 4.2.0 to 4.2.1
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    Just when you thought you seen everything while riding a motorcycle I come across this on the highway NN. I guess they couldn't wait to get to the other side
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    Welcome. You guys should spend your Sundays at church instead of the track.
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    It is still on and I still plan on being there. Heck might even ride the bike there from Elwood. I am not abandoning my task. Would be nice to see people post up what they plan on bringing would be very grateful for that ;)
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    Keep trying. I don't think anyone wants you to get a Hardley
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    I have to agree with the track day pressure. You learn so much more in one track day than you do over years of street riding. Of course this is just my opinion. Its also a great thing to know your limits and allow for the unexpected so you never go over your limits even in ohh shit moments. As for stopping I don't think anyone would ever even think badly of anyone for having to stop and wait. If you ride long enough you will know from experience that stopping and waiting is much better than the alternative..... plus I know that I am not the only one that feels that one of the best things we can do as riders is help another rider improve.
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    Great ride guys! Ed you're the fastest guy I have ever seen on a scooter! When we were on O on way back what a great time to get stuck behind a slow Harley chopper when the policia are out!
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    Aaron, You did great today... I saw marked improvement. It's hard not to fall into "I gotta keep up" mode and you didn't... A lot guys haven't made it to Bixby and back... you are doing fine. Like I told you... they waited on me for two years... Ask Steven (SprintST) he remembers... He's seen me get lost from the group. Cross over the Double Yellow lines. The key is don't get over confident just spend time with your bike and be comfortable on it. I had great time today. I hope you did too.
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    I might, but it will be last minute, depending on weather mainly. Let's see if I can do one at Gateway without breaking a bike
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    Stopped in to the air fence party this afternoon hoping they were almost done (which they were) and scored a cool set of PSR USA Bike Tie Down clamps from Jeffrey D. Wheat!
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    Terry parked just out of sight I think
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    Ryan and I are at the motel just south of town. Will be riding Midwest Track Day; BHF tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ
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    In... (take it easy on the old guy.)
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    "In his best schoolyard na-na-na--na--na-nah voice" I did not enhance it from your facebook photo... In the original photo there is an Illinois State Flag on the pole... So I knew it had to be in Illinois. Then I googled forts Illinois. Looked at the hits within your day range and I've been to Fort Massac and Kaskaskia as a kid many times so I knew that wasn't it... I looked at google images and noticed the matching cannon and the little squarish thing at the bottom of the sign and figured it out from that... and found this https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x87d88f67a168dcb3%3A0x53fa7c1bcfd472d9!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Fpicasaweb.google.com%2Flh%2Fsredir%3Funame%3D103715808560183272693%26id%3D6363641618378951714%26target%3DPHOTO!5s - Google Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipMMW4_6kNUZwBmVq1I38huHGkdg66QKsUz9iXw8 so there!
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    Rain was less than predicted. Some sloppiness but mostly stayed out of trouble. Good to see all the stlar track guys out there! Thanks for y'all's help with a few things! Best lap 1:22.6 which is 6 sec better than last fall!
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    Had a great time at the track today !! Good luck with the the weather tomorrow
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    She told me it's still on last night but did not specifically say she is going to be there.
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    That's 'cause you didn't get her a shirt!
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    Make sure your bags/backpacks are zipped up and can't come unzipped! http://www.zx-10r.net/forum/f23/brand-new-bike-crashed-340346.html There are pictures of the liner wrapped around the rear wheel on page 2.
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    I'm just down the road in Villa Ridge. Let me know if you want to do a quick ride sometime. Don't tell the others, but I may be pressuring you to do a track day soon.
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    Thank you for knowing your limits ! We all here to help you be a better rider.
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    Meet eureka Qt @ 9:00 post up if you plan to attend will be a nice casual pace , everyone welcome
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    99% done, just waiting on a McMaster order to finish mounting the gauges.
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    Just put this on a few minutes ago.
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    I remember when I became a flight instructor that you need to repeat something 9 times correctly if it's done incorrectly one time. So mikes point is good about learning it right the first time in training. Todd's point is good too that it needs to be muscle memory-and that's what it normally is. the Duck's point is good too-it's not for evryone. I remember a student who I had to tell (flying is not for you). During spin training you see nothing but the ground in your window spinning towards you(in most small planes). The fear response is to pull back on the yoke(wheel) to avoide the ground(normally pulling back makes the plane go away from the ground). The correct response is to push forward or even neutral stick to get out of the spin along with rudder opposit rotation. This big tough truck driver pulled back and was too strong for me to push forward. I yelled my aircraft 2 times with no response. The third time I cocked my elbo forward and was about to use it on his nose but he let go. After a few more similar issues later(to lazy to type that much) I told him he needs to stick with truck driving.
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