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#381 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:18 am

NorthernPete wrote:Well, glad you likes the new pipe (I liked the stock one myself, but meh, its not my bike is it?*LOL*) Some very nice cars in those canyons. and shiney bikes...Do you see many Cruisers around in there?
not as many as sportbikes obviously but i can say the cruisers are well represented at the canyons.

choppers, i have only seen 1 so far. :laughing:
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#382 Unread post by CNF2002 » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:56 am

It seems this canyon is frequently used for street racers. Evident by the number of accidents and 2 riders being airlifted out of the area. I wonder how many accidents happen along those roads? Maybe they should impose a lower speed limit or increase patrols. This would also be a perfect place for speed cameras.
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#383 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:59 am

CNF2002 wrote:Maybe they should impose a lower speed limit or increase patrols. This would also be a perfect place for speed cameras.

STFU! :evil:







:laugh5:



seriously though... it's not even about racing, i believe in 98% of it is people pushing their limits trying to improve.

but yeah... pushing your limits is better done at the race track.
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#384 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:03 pm

The Crimson Rider® wrote: seriously though... it's not even about racing, i believe in 98% of it is people pushing their limits trying to improve.

but yeah... pushing your limits is better done at the race track.

...and the Pope is Baptist.

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#385 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:07 pm

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The Crimson Rider® wrote: seriously though... it's not even about racing, i believe in 98% of it is people pushing their limits trying to improve.

but yeah... pushing your limits is better done at the race track.

...and the Pope is Baptist.

LOL!

yeah, i guess i give people too much credit.
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#386 Unread post by VermilionX » Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:58 pm

ooh... i have some pics from teh trackday from hypercycle's website...

they're nothing amazing but it's nice to see me and the bike on the track for a change. :D

i don't know what turn this is.
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this looks like the omega, slowest part of the track for me...
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this pic looks cool. but in reality... the 2 guys behind passed me. LOL!
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#387 Unread post by CNF2002 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:26 pm

Hmm V, was there a Blast there?

This looks alot like a Blast.

http://www.hypercycle.com/track_images/ ... 81_JPG.htm
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#388 Unread post by VermilionX » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:28 pm

CNF2002 wrote:Hmm V, was there a Blast there?

This looks alot like a Blast.

http://www.hypercycle.com/track_images/ ... 81_JPG.htm
i seriously have no idea what that bike is. :?
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#389 Unread post by CNF2002 » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:34 pm

The front, head, tank, instrument cluster, exhaust, and engine area look exactly like mine...the tail is a little different though.
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#390 Unread post by VermilionX » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:56 pm

CNF2002 wrote:The front, head, tank, instrument cluster, exhaust, and engine area look exactly like mine...the tail is a little different though.
yeah... it does look like the blast.

ninja 250s are ok over there, which has about the same power as the blast. so it's not so odd to see a blast at the tracks.

i'd be surprised if there was a power cruiser though.
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#391 Unread post by fireguzzi » Wed Oct 11, 2006 10:48 pm

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CNF2002 wrote:Hmm V, was there a Blast there?

This looks alot like a Blast.

http://www.hypercycle.com/track_images/ ... 81_JPG.htm
i seriously have no idea what that bike is. :?
If you look closely you will see that it is a v twin. So it no be a blasty.
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#392 Unread post by VermilionX » Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:35 am

oh and there's just something hot about women in leathers... especially if they can ride.

she's cool! i think she's one of the instructors.
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#393 Unread post by CNF2002 » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:15 am

In love, V?

PS: I think the bike I was referring to above is a Buell Lightning. It looks very similar in style to the Blast.

PPS: What kind of prep did they do on your bike? It looks like they just taped off your lights with blue masking tape and pulled the mirrors, none of the complicated de-wiring that they said.
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#394 Unread post by VermilionX » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:16 am

CNF2002 wrote:In love, V?

PS: I think the bike I was referring to above is a Buell Lightning. It looks very similar in style to the Blast.

PPS: What kind of prep did they do on your bike? It looks like they just taped off your lights with blue masking tape and pulled the mirrors, none of the complicated de-wiring that they said.
hypercycle has very minimal track prepping requirements compared to others.

but still... my mirrors are a pain to remove bec you have to de-wire it bec of the integrated turn signals. they allow you to just fold it though but i don't wanna do that.
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#395 Unread post by VermilionX » Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:01 am

10/14/06

it's raining. no riding for me. :cry:

tomorrow's forecast says clear... so there's a chance i'll get to ride.
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#396 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:10 pm

10/15/06

went solo today... litte T and bouquet canyon. bouquet canyon is so fun. i love it bec there's way less elevation changes. little T is going up and down going through 2 mountains but it's a nice practice since i suck at downhill corners.

i encountered a sheriff ranger patrol but he was kind enough to let me pass.

on the way back... 1 rider ran wide in front of me from the oncoming lane and he quickly turned back into his lane and held up his hand as a sign of apology. it was kinda scary but good thing it was a tight turn and i wasn't going fast.

weather was cloudy but not windy. perfect! :D

i was working on not sitting on the bike while cornering and it takes a lot out of your legs and upper body.

it feels like a nice workout though but i still need a lot of practice on this technique that i should have known a long time ago. :oops:

perhaps when i get the hang of this thing... it will make fix my grip on the bars as well. im still putting too much pressure than i need to on the handlebars.



but anyway... a nice ride overall.
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#397 Unread post by CNF2002 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:44 pm

Okay lets see some videos!
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#398 Unread post by VermilionX » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:34 pm

CNF2002 wrote:Okay lets see some videos!
i feel the painter's tape will give me good results. the camera is barely moving now. i should test it later today.
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#399 Unread post by VermilionX » Sat Nov 04, 2006 8:42 pm

11/04/06

met and rode with fellow TMW member... accoutred.

there was an accident on the road but i didn't stop since there's already a bunch of other riders on the scene. the bike was wedged in between a guard rail. it was on one of the 15mph hairpin turn. it's easy to mess up on those turns.

anyway... it was a nice ride for us.

short clip... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ORRoMjRoI
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#400 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Nov 05, 2006 6:13 pm

11/5/06

i just track prepped my bike!!!

i did it myself.

congratulate me... NOW! :lol:


the mirrors are actually not that hard to remover but i can see i'll have a hard time putting the wires back inside.

i didn't do a good tape job but i don't care. it's going to the tracks and not a bike show.


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