Last fall, someone asked me if we, the club, do anything. I was flummoxed, knowing all we do as a club and the effort volunteers invest in their events. I went through a few past events, and a few scheduled. I dedicate the March PC to events past in anticipation of another great year.
The rest of the initial conversation was:
"I looked at your web site and the last post was like eight years ago. I had to ask if you (RCB) do anything other than breakfast and the monthly member ride."
The lesson learned is we are terrible, me included, about taking a minute to take a few photographs during our rides and events. Let’s make a pledge to grab our cell phones and take a few pictures. They can be shared on our new web site. We are getting closer to going full in, full time. Details to follow.Thoughts / Suggestions / Insults / Welcomed / Appreciated
Many apologies for being late. We had two trials in mid-February and March 6. Getting ready for trial is a bit like getting ready to take your life on the road – you must be prepared, know your route, stops and destinations well, be prepared for everything, and be sufficiently flexible to change direction at any moment. Any ride is more fun.
My daughter finished and passed her Basic Rider Course. Now what? Here are a few notions I jotted down for her. As we start another riding season, perhaps we all should ponder these notions.
- Vision/Perception, Braking, Shifting and Decision-Making
- Get any of these wrong and you may experience some anxiety. Get it really wrong? Panic? NO!! Relax, Focus on the exit, and the bike will go there.
- Reference Points – Vision – Look through the corner to the exit
- Actively Gage the Topography
- Ex.: If the road is cut out of a hillside and all you see ahead is sky, there is a near certainty the road turns toward the hillside, perhaps sharply.
- Reduce Tasks – “Ride The Motor” eliminating shifting and use engine braking
- Plan Ahead – Get Braking, Down Shifting Completed Quickly and Early
- Develop Skills/Confidence to Carry More Speed
ID What You Do Well – Practice / Reinforce Those Skills
ID Weaknesses – Build Skill
ID “Bad Habits” – Break Them
- When You Make a Mistake, Try To Do It Again. WHAT? Yep, then you have an opportunity to ID the mistake and Break the Habit
Thoughts / Suggestions / Insults / Welcomed / Appreciated
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