Moto GP Racer
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Folsom, CA
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My ex always said "If you're not crashing, you're not going fast enough."
We had the LONGEST conversations about this mentality. The first question I always asked was "Shaun, if you crash, you're not going to win the race. And it's been my experience that the fastest person usually wins the race."
He tried to explain to me (and I was being difficult, because I DO get it) that if you are not constantly trying to stick your toes in deeper water, you're never going to learn how to swim. There are so many things to do to improve your lap times. One has to change so many things every lap out there to get faster: suspension, tires, racelines, shifts, throttle, lean, it goes on and on. Most of the changes and gambles work - some of them do not. It's not so much that it's riding outside your skill level, it's a game of trial and error to see what works and what doesn't.
R.I.P. Phattywhorefresh - 10.19.2010
"The lesson is that unbeatable superheroes only exist in movies." -Valentino Rossi
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