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#61 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:44 am

6/18/06

DAMN IT!

ride cancelled... i was already at the meeting place, i was there early. and then i checked my phone and i got a txt mssg saying ride cancelled. :(

i wanna go riding today but i dunno where i'll go.
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#62 Unread post by VermilionX » Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:56 pm

6/18/06

went to a new canyon road.

i had fun but too many blind corners so i was extra slow on them.

here's a pic from a rest area.

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#63 Unread post by Mintbread » Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:44 am

VermilionX wrote: i had fun but too many blind corners so i was extra slow on them.
Excuses, excuses...
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#64 Unread post by VermilionX » Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:30 am

6/20/06

nothing much... but i just got a haircut.

im bored so pls RATE MY HAIRCUT! :laughing:

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#65 Unread post by Sev » Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:40 pm

Have you ever considered using the timer on your digi cam rather then one arming it?
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#66 Unread post by VermilionX » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:29 pm

Sevulturus wrote:Have you ever considered using the timer on your digi cam rather then one arming it?
i was tring to find it the other day but i couldn't find the function. :laughing:

i'll look for it again or ask my bro since he owns it.
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#67 Unread post by Skier » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:11 pm

Sevulturus wrote:Have you ever considered using the timer on your digi cam rather then one arming it?
He actually is using the timer on the camera, but after installing that TRE it just takes the picture instantly. But the shutter response time has really improved!
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#68 Unread post by rapidblue » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:32 pm

Skier wrote:He actually is using the timer on the camera, but after installing that TRE it just takes the picture instantly. But the shutter response time has really improved!
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#69 Unread post by CNF2002 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:34 pm

To each their own.

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#70 Unread post by VermilionX » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:58 pm

6/21/06

the TRE is AMAZING!

i got jolted leaving the driveway. :laughing:

even when at neutral, the rpms raise higher at a lesser throttle input.

power delivery from a stop is great.

shifting is much smoother, power instantly kicks in.

i was gonna go canyon riding today but i'll just go to a parking lot later and work on throttle control and hard braking skills instead. im gonna need to re-learn my bike's throttle response.
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#71 Unread post by VermilionX » Wed Jun 21, 2006 3:52 pm

i went to a parking lot to practice throttle control and hard braking.

i also practiced turning. :D

good thing i practiced... my hard braking got rusty. i was locking the rear during the 1st few times but then i fixed it later.

im kinda getting used to the new throttle response but im not yet confident to go back to the canyons yet. i'll give it a few more days.

i believe my turning has improved. XM pointed it out to me that i wasn't shifting my upper body when turning. i realized i was only sliding my butt but my upper body wasn't adjusting.

now i made it a point to shift my upper body and i felt better when turning. :D
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#72 Unread post by CNF2002 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:04 pm

VermilionX wrote: i believe my turning has improved. XM pointed it out to me that i wasn't shifting my upper body when turning. i realized i was only sliding my butt but my upper body wasn't adjusting.
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#73 Unread post by Sev » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:15 pm

I think 12 people pointed out you were leaning out of the turn as opposed to into it.

And you should stop flapping your knees around like that. Keep them tight to the tank.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#74 Unread post by VermilionX » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:18 pm

Sevulturus wrote:I think 12 people pointed out you were leaning out of the turn as opposed to into it.

And you should stop flapping your knees around like that. Keep them tight to the tank.
but extending the knee conserves lean angle, right? so it still helps even if im not dragging.
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#75 Unread post by Sev » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:21 pm

Considering the lean angle you're achieving it's irrelevant at this point. You're better off just keeping your knees tight, "O Ring" centered, and leaning into the turn. From there you progress to moveing side to side on the seat to convserve lean angle, and finally stick out your knee to "feel" the ground.

As it stands you just look silly flapping your knees out like that.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#76 Unread post by dieziege » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:05 pm

...and work on your lines... most people suggest "outside inside outside"... you were doing "outside outside outside" and "inside outside inside"... there were times when you coulda just straightened up and split three curves without turning at all but you followed a center inside outside center line...

And eat your vegetables! And don't make faces! And tie your shoes!

Not that I would've gone any faster... I just would've left off the knee waving (it ain't dragging when your knees are a foot and a half from the ground) and butt shifting. No style... :laughing:
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#77 Unread post by CNF2002 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:35 pm

Sevulturus wrote:I think 12 people pointed out you were leaning out of the turn as opposed to into it.

And you should stop flapping your knees around like that. Keep them tight to the tank.
Is there a video of V riding or something or did you go on a ride with him?
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#78 Unread post by CNF2002 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:35 pm

VermilionX wrote:
Sevulturus wrote:I think 12 people pointed out you were leaning out of the turn as opposed to into it.

And you should stop flapping your knees around like that. Keep them tight to the tank.
but extending the knee conserves lean angle, right? so it still helps even if im not dragging.
There's absolutely no reason to put your knee out in a turn. Keep knees tucked.
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#79 Unread post by VermilionX » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:45 pm

i went back to the parking lot.

here's a vid of me practicing turning....

http://media.putfile.com/parking-lot-practice

it's kinda boring as well since the parking lot is not big enough for my comfort level and it's not flat, there are some elevations so im not feeling too confident.

but i met and talked to another rider hanging out there and it's always fun to talk to fellow bikers. he had a limited edition 2003 ducati 620. the sportbike not the monster.

the guy on the pocket bike looks like he's having fun as well. :laughing:
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#80 Unread post by CNF2002 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:04 pm

Nice video. You should set up some cones and do an obstacle course.
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