Well maybe that’s not entirely true, you might still ride on the street, I do, but you’ll stop trying to go fast all the time. That’s maybe the best part about attending a few track days a year, it removes the desire to ride fast on the street. Not all the time at least.
I enjoy my days on the street more now, maybe because I have a more reasonable bike for street riding than my sportbike, which can easily break the speed limit, in first gear, with the front wheel in the air, in about 3 seconds…
My street riding now consists of the occasional commute, some back roads, some dirt roads, and a frequent run to the beach. I ride reasonably fast, but take in the experience more for sure. I even stop to look at the view now and then.
There are a lot of other benefits to my overall riding experience of going to the track as well and we’ll explore those over the next few blog posts. But for now, get out and ride!
If you’re not crashing, you’re not trying hard enough.
— Every racer on earth.
Push yourself. Just do it, chances are you won’t die. More than likely you’ll start to live a little more. This blog will be about getting to an age, whatever that is, when you decide “Fuck it!”, I’m going to do what I want to do.
That doesn’t mean to be irresponsible, or to be immoral. Don’t check your virtue or values at the door, but do dump your fear and anxiety. Life is too short to wait.
The future is no place to place your better days.
So we’ll talk about motorcycles, track days, racing, ADV riding, whatever. I’ll do some gear reviews, share some insights, and ask a lot of questions. We’ll meet some friends along the way and make some new ones.
My 1st word of advice: Grab a Handful. Momentum is our friend. On bikes and in life. Don’t be afraid to give it some throttle and relax, Let the bike do it’s thing. It’s not easy but as Eric Wood, owner and operator of Penguin Racing School loves to say. “Bikes don’t crash themselves, people drag them down.” Eric has an uncanny ability to teach the most complicated techniques and the theory behind them in digestible and tangible chunks that will make you faster (and safer) on the track. Eric is also FAST, like really FAST.