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2nd Free Braking Seminar in San Francisco

We’re doing the second Braking Seminar of the year folks.

Come to this Piston & Chain and find out everything you need to know about braking!

Beginners will learn the right way to use motorcycle brakes.
Intermediate riders will find out what they do and don’t know.
Advanced riders will learn more effective techniques.
Topics covered will include:
Types of braking, their logic and technical differences.
Physics and G-forces.
Rear brake usage.
Trail braking advantage.
Racing vs Street riding.
ABS.

Best of all… it’s free! So come and get it on April 10th at 6:30pm at

What:    Brake Training from Superbike Coach
When:   Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:30pm
Where:  1285 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA

 

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1st Braking Seminar of the year at A&S Powersports

We’re doing the first Braking Seminar of the year folks.

Come to this A&S Powersports Cycle Fest and find out everything you need to know about braking!

Beginners will learn the right way to use motorcycle brakes.
Intermediate riders will find out what they do and don’t know.
Advanced riders will learn more effective techniques.
Topics covered will include:
Types of braking, their logic and technical differences.
Physics and G-forces.
Rear brake usage.
Trail braking advantage.
Racing vs Street riding.
ABS.

Best of all… it’s free! So come and get it on March 22 at 1pm at

A&S Powersports
1125 Orlando Ave
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 726-7334
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Tips for a good start in the new riding season

Tons of tips are available on the internet.  Some are good- some are bad… real bad.

Actually so bad, that it might end up in a disaster when you follow half-knowledge people.  Advice number one… don’t listen to someone on a forum who thinks that using the rear brake makes more sense today as it made sense 20 years ago…. no- it still doesn’t make sense, because rules of physics don’t change.  I understand that all of these “good” advices sound plausible for the newbie, and especially this is why you should spend less time listening to them.

If you are all set for the new riding season comes down to three factors;

1) riding experience;  The experience (and this includes also close calls, crashes, and tons of feeling) is the only thing can’t be taught, but all of it makes the rider. You gotta go through this on your own.

2) knowledge;  Can be taught in schools (there are good and bad ones), videos (not on youtube though), or books (good source)… and you’ll learn only if you admit to have to learn- even if you think you’re a heck of a rider.  I’d prefer a school, because reading about climbing is kinda different as really hanging on the edge of a cliff Read more

Definition Of The Ideal Line

Let’s find it out…

In racing sports, the racing line is the route the vehicle must take in order to minimize the time taken to complete the course. When analyzing a single corner, the optimum line is one that minimizes the time spent in the corner and maximizes the overall speed (of the motorcycle) through the corner. If one used the path with the smallest radius, that would minimize the distance taken around that corner. However, by fitting a curve with the widest possible radius into the corner, the higher speed which can be maintained more than compensates for the extra distance traveled.

The apex or clipping point is often used in motorsport, though other racing sports such as skiing and bicycling have similar concepts of an ideal line. The apex is often but not always, the geometric center of the turn. Hitting the apex allows the vehicle to take the straightest line and maintain the highest speed through that specific corner. It is also the tightest part of a corner. Within the context of motorcycling, the apex is referred to the point where the motorcycle is closest to the inside

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