Its just a matter of time
Summer is again upon us and would like to remind everyone for some restrain on speed. however, for the supermen amongst us let me share my story that happened 7 years ago and lessons learned.
There were 5 of us compadres, all ducatistas, all tract veterans that would ride the weekend in search of cornering challenges. We would take turn leading the group, one particular saturday as I was leading on a unfamiliar road, I attempted to make a late 90 degree turn after scrubbing my speed which I ve done a hundred times at streets of willow springs. Upon my entry, I noticed a huge spot of gravel on my path and turned the bike to vertical for balance which caused me to go wide into more gravel, I tried to navigate out unto the pavement and made a classic LOW SIDE.
I incurred damage to my 996, minor scratches on my Vanson and helmet. Had I been wearing my leather pants there wouldnt have been blood spilled.
1. Ride only 70 percent of your potential on the streets.( Keith Code)
2. Ride with full protection from head down to your toes along with your cellphone.
3. Ride with your buddy not to race but to restrain each other and stop more often.
4. Riding fast belongs on the track where the environment is controlled.
Remenber its just a question of WHEN?.