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  1. Test Ride: Can-Am Spyder
    From A Riders Perspective null The Can-Am Spyder is something we've just started selling out of this store. To make sure we know what it is we're selling I've gone through an online test and a test ride to show my proficiency with the unit... Ok, so I went around the parking lot a few times to make sure I wouldn't fall off the thing in a turn. Everything that is second nature to me on a 2-wheeled motorcycle is thrown out the window when on the Spyder. That parking lot excursion was a bit of
  2. Test Ride: 2008 Ducati HyperMotard
    From A Riders Perspective Working in the middle of suburbia and not being able to really put the moves on a bike is a little limiting when it comes to really being able to see what it can do. But, I do know a few little roads in the area that are worth being away from the office for. It does give me a chance to feel the ‘real world’ riding of a bike though… You know… how well does it sit in traffic, how does to pull from stoplight to stoplight and how
  3. An Early Start to the Season.
    From A Riders Perspective 31 Mar 2008 Summit Point ‘Main’ Team ProMotion ‘Premier Day’ Weather: Mid 50’s, Overcast/Drizzle Tires: Rear unchanged, Front unchanged FI & Gearing: unchanged Changes to bike: A slight fix… The throttle housing no longer twist around the clip-on which also means the brake lever no longer hits the throttle cables inhibiting my ability to actually brake. Changes to rider: A new one piece suit (thanks mum!). I knew the chances for bad weather for this time of year were high but I wanted to get into the swing of things. Ryan was also coming down from NJ for
  4. Another TL in the Mix!
    From A Riders Perspective null I had logged on to TLZone.net one morning and found a post for a TLR for sale. This one was for only a thousand dollars and came with a clear title! SOLD; well, after much groveling and almost having to come up with a business case to sell the idea to my wife. This one is fairly stock with just a set of track fairings covering it up. Much of the street gear was also included in the sale.The idea for this one is to put it back on the
  5. I go fast... I win the race
    From A Riders Perspective 15 October 2007 Summit Point ‘Main’ Team ProMotion ‘Premier Day’ Weather: Mid 70’s, Mostly Sunny Tires: Rear unchanged, Front unchanged FI & Gearing: unchanged Changes to bike: NA This is the last Premier Day of the year and another win would secure the title for me. Although the competition in this class has been on the lighter side, I’m still rather proud of myself for sticking with it and giving amateur racing a go.Over the weekend I had picked up another TLR race bike that I was able to acquire for about the same as my current
  6. An Empty Win
    From A Riders Perspective Peace Frog 16 July 2007 Summit Point ‘Main’ Team ProMotion ‘Premier Day’ Weather: Mid/Upper 80’s, mostly sunny Tires: Rear unchanged, Front unchanged FI & Gearing: unchanged Changes to bike: NA Even though the HW Twister class isn’t seeing a lot of competition I want to make the most of it. This day is smack dab in the middle of my 2-week vacation down at the Outer Banks (Nags Head). My family though I was a little nuts making the drive back home on Sunday, racing on Monday and then to drive back later that evening. When I left
  7. Another day at the races...
    From A Riders Perspective 11 June 2007 Summit Point ‘Main’ Team ProMotion ‘Premier Day’ Weather: Mid/Upper 80’s, mostly sunny Tires: Rear new Pirelli SC2 190/55, Front unchanged FI & Gearing: unchanged Changes to bike: Swingarm eccentrics changed to +1mm (from +2mm). The 1mm change to the swingarm pivot lowered the back end approximately ¼”. To compensate for the lower back end the forks have been moved up through the triples an equivalent amount (lowering the front). Total height of the forks above the triple is now 10mm. I also added in what in commonly referred to as the “+ mod”
  8. HW Twister - 1st Place
    From A Riders Perspective 14 May 2007 Summit Point ‘Main’ Team ProMotion – GP Moto Premier Day Weather: Damn Nice Day Tires: Unchanged (4th (and last) track day) Warmers @50°c Gearing: 17/42 Change to bike: None The bicycle riding I’ve been doing really helped with the conditioning of my legs and I wasn’t walking around like a mummy from an old Scooby Doo cartoon. Quite a relief since I’d need everything I had for the race later in the day. This is the first GP Moto Premier Day of the ’07 season and I’m now in a new class that puts
  9. At it again...
    From A Riders Perspective 12 May 2007 Summit Point ‘Shenandoah’ Team ProMotion Weather: AM cloudy 67°, Lunch sunny 84°, PM cloudy 77° Tires: Unchanged (3rd track day) Warmers @50°c Gearing: 17/42 Change to bike: 1/5th throttle insert For the last couple of weeks I have been picking PK up from daycare using the bicycle (3rd wheel attachment) in order to work my legs. Shenandoah is a highly technical track that really works the rider so anything extra I could do physically before the track day would be beneficial. With another track/race day scheduled just 2 days after this one I needed
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