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Old 02-11-2002, 01:05 PM   #1
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Good days and bad days.

I ride very regularly and find that some days the bike glides through corners with pinpoint accuracy. It is finely balanced at every stop and start and the bike and I do not make the slightest error. On these days, I feel that I am completely in tune with bike.

Every now and then, I am just an ordinary rider. I constantly seek fine balance and make small errors on cornering lines.
Does this happen to everyone? Can you suggest some causes?
By the way, I don't drink so it's not the amber fluid.
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Old 02-11-2002, 01:12 PM   #2
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I'm ordinary all the time. Tho sometimes I do feel more "in the groove". I figure it's tons of factors comming together. Tired/awake, hungry, thirsty, sun, confidence, aches, all sorts of stuff.

Motorcycle Consumer News did a good writeup on this concept in a series about "The Zone". Might be worth getting copies of the back issues.
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Old 02-11-2002, 01:34 PM   #3
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Re: Good days and bad days.

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Originally posted by Haynes
I ride very regularly and find that some days the bike glides through corners with pinpoint accuracy. It is finely balanced at every stop and start and the bike and I do not make the slightest error. On these days, I feel that I am completely in tune with bike.

Every now and then, I am just an ordinary rider. I constantly seek fine balance and make small errors on cornering lines.
Does this happen to everyone? Can you suggest some causes?
By the way, I don't drink so it's not the amber fluid.
yep I does happen to all
so If you take up the amber fluid you will have the same excuse as the rest of us

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Old 02-11-2002, 01:55 PM   #4
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yep, happens here. like golf and skiing, some days ya got it, some days ya don't.

Like when Pep27 smoked my ass going up Thornton Gap !! I could feel it wasn't right. However, had I known about the beer in his side cases
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Old 02-11-2002, 03:49 PM   #5
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Hmm... let me see?
  • Goes to the Gym.
  • Doesn't partake in the amber fluid.
  • Has a keen knowledge of socialistic factors.
  • Dwelves into engineering design.

Haynes you "are" the groove!
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Old 02-11-2002, 04:49 PM   #6
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Haynes, I'm not really a go-faster, but I do enjoy the twisties. As far as "off days" I'm probably more like 50/50. There are some days that I'm just not in synch, and I try to be cognizant of it from the get-go. I ride for fun, and it doesn't make any sense to get myself hurt. If I don't feel "with it" I back off and don't push it.
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Old 02-11-2002, 07:04 PM   #7
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Good days.....

Ron B,
I am also not a riding ACE but the difference from day to day is clearly noticeable.

......and to Moot and Rod: aren't you supposed to be working at this time of day? (like me)
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Old 02-11-2002, 07:25 PM   #8
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I don't understand. I ride with grace, expertise, and confidence everytime I throw a leg over. What's wrong with you guys?
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Old 02-12-2002, 12:53 AM   #9
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I don't understand. I ride with grace, expertise, and confidence everytime I throw a leg over. What's wrong with you guys?
The difference being that we actually ride our bikes... not quite sure what you're trying to throw a leg over? :tongue Boggles the imagination, don't ya think!

Opinions anyone? :oogle
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Old 02-12-2002, 08:33 AM   #10
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What's wrong with you guys?
Wuss, wuss n. Timid, overly cautious, sissy, scaredy-cat, not so studley adventurer, wussy adj. to be timid, scared, overly cautious, to be a wuss
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Old 02-12-2002, 01:23 PM   #11
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Re: Good days.....

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Ron B,
I am also not a riding ACE but ther difference from day to day is clearly noticeable.

......and to Moot and Rod: aren't you supposed to be working at this time of day? (like me)
Haynes My job is to monitor Advrider.....NOT
I am on a pc ALL day at work monitoring other PC etc some days are slower than others
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Old 02-12-2002, 01:25 PM   #12
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I don't understand. I ride with grace, expertise, and confidence everytime I throw a leg over.
Sorry fish, we are not after your bedroom stories are we now
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