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Sep 17th 2016, 08:48 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Bremerton

  BMW F800R, Honda CBR250R
Article: How to Initiate a Car Guy Into the Motorcycle World

I enjoyed this article - thought you guys might too...

How to Initiate a Car Guy Into the Motorcycle World
Or, how I became a superbike racer's human backpack

How to Initiate a Car Guy Into the Motorcycle World - The Drive
Sep 17th 2016, 10:41 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Spanaway

  15R, 16R
Thanks for posting this. Chris Ulrich normally gives these two up rides at the national races to raise funds for the Roadracing World Action Fund. This fund is to primarily purchase air fence to make the tracks safer for the racers. A good cause that also introduced journalists, celebrities and others to their first experience with motorcycles.

I always enjoy reading about their experiences. Lots of big smiles.
Sep 17th 2016, 10:56 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Sandy

  2007 FZ1
That was a fun read. People look at my car and ask " Is it fast? It looks fast!" I go " Umm No. Not really."
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Sep 18th 2016, 08:15 AM   #4
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  Mar 2016
  Bothell

Echoing the comments of the two above me...fun read. So many quotable passages in there and they resonant well with a FZ09 rider, especially the Pez dispenser analogy.

"Depending on the corner, and the lean, the air pressure is peeling back my shoulders, or trying to lift my helmet off at 140 mph. If Arai didn't make a Pez dispenser before, they do now."

Thanks for sharing.
Sep 18th 2016, 09:28 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
The passenger feels tossed way more than the pilot. It really is a rollercoaster for the pillion.
Sep 18th 2016, 08:48 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Travelling around the NW

  Triumph Bonnezilla
Sounds like a good way to ruin a pair of leathers.
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Sep 18th 2016, 09:22 PM   #7
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  May 2016
  Olympia, WA

  1996 Kat 600 "Ras-tana"
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Originally Posted by Burphel
Sounds like a good way to ruin a pair of leathers.
And undies
Sep 18th 2016, 10:04 PM   #8
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

Hahaha good shit. Unfortunately, the average schmuck with just a passing familiarity with a steering wheel would get nothing our of it. They would only think "Omg, I almost died, you only have seconds to live, why do you do it, you're insane, you're taking colossal risks for no reason."
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