posts of mine off another forum:
"I do not 'resist the urge,' I just plan it which is not really any better. Whether you are weaving in and out of traffic or on a lonely 2 lane road, the consequences are the same and very real, and your time WILL come.
I always scout the road 1st for turnoffs, debris, tar snakes, driving culture, etc. When you do that it really reduces the opportunities to 'push the limits'.
If i am going to push it, I leave my house knowing exactly where and how I intend to do it, top speed run, or twisties.
Guess you haven't come around a corner(even a slight bend in the road) in a 45 to a semi trailer going up hill in 1st gear? you have 3 options, 1 brake while turning, 2 blindly pass, 3 go off a cliff or into the side. And those 3 assume you do not dump it"
"Ok setting is my favorite section of twisties out in the boonies...
-I do a spirited run to check for road debris before i push it (good)
-take a break at the end (good)
-take off with my low beams on (ok)
-realized I cant see **** and forgot to put my high beams on (bad)
-Target fixate on where my high beams flashed, and ride into the other lane(really bad)
-lean harder to bring myself back into my lane, while not looking where i want to be( bad)
-accelerate slightly, scrape peg, everythings ok..."
Can you feel the difference in 3lbs of air pressure? or as your tires warm up?
Have you broken the rear end loose? straight? in a turn? in lean?
If in a corner a milkshake hit your helmet could you maintain your lean through the turn blind?
Have you locked your front end up or washed out before?
Popped a wheelie?
Gone airborne? straight? in a lean?
Can you do the turn with 2 fingers and your thumb on the throttle, one hand on your waist? no feet on the pegs? one foot? not touching the seat? in neutral? leaning the wrong way?
How good is your balance on the bike? How well do you know the balance of the bike?
What if you roadkill a frog?
Can you truly mentally COMMIT to a corner?
If a rock/bug gets in your eye, can you still maintain? how long until the shock of pain wares off, probably a lot longer than it takes to throw the bike.
Do tar stripes or paint lines give you a rush? how much can you slip? How hard have your tires caught the pavement?
Get some sliders and learn this AND MORE at slower speeds please. some i would not recommend on the street.
9k in third ~80 +/- 10, I was lucky to SLIDE on my back 50 ft and stop 20 ft from the railing, got squirmy shifted weight, front washed out, and down i went.
Wish i could do this
.... who knows maybe this thread keeps you from becoming a cripple or wasting the search and rescue teams time sending out a chopper for you.
when was the last time you made your peace? be a little more careful with the adrenaline.