-Handle: ANORXIC'51 (Christian)
-First season: May '10-August '10 (Season 1 recap
-Bikes owned: 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R(~1100 mi), 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600(~3400 mi), 2008 Ducati 848(~21,000 mi and counting), 2003 Honda CBR600RR (2 days of track miles @ Barber)
-Squidly stuff: None. Seriously. Everytime I've been on a bike (be it on a friends' bike/my own/MSF course bike/track day instructors' bike) I've been in full gear, eager to learn, and have either had a motorcycle permit or motorcycle endorsement.
*May 2010: MSF Basic Rider Course via Riders Edge @ Harley Davidson of Faribault, MN- Gained basic motorcycle operation knowledge on a Buell Blast which earned me my MC endorsement
*June 2013: CRA (Central Roadracing Association) New Rider weekend to gain my 2013 CRA Competition License
*May '10: Rider Course.com ARC 'Intro to Track Riding' course at DCTC (250R)
*June '11: ZARS TrackSchool 1 at Brainerd International Raceway (GSX-R600)
*April '12: California Superbike School (Lvls 1 & 2) at Infineon Raceway (S1000RR)
*May '12: ZARS TrackSchool 2 at Road America (848)
*May '13: ZARS School of R.O.C.C. at Road America (848)
*June '13: CRA New Rider race school at BIR (848)
*Currently about 26,000 miles of street & track miles under my belt.
*Trackdays and/or school at each of the following road courses: BIR (Brainerd, MN), Infineon/Sears Point/Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, CA), Road America (Elkhart Lake, WI), Barber Motorsports Park (Leeds, AL), MPH (Hastings, NE)
*Rider classification: ZARS-Advanced, NESBA-Intermediate, TrackAddix-Advanced, CRA-Novice
*August '10: Street accident at ~45 mph (motorcycle vs John Deere) which ended my first riding season.
*June '11: 40-50ish mph lowside in T12 @ BIR. Reteched and kept riding.
*August '12: Target fixation lowside @ ~40mph in T7 @ BIR. End of the 848's season
*MSF Guide to Motorcycling Excellence
*Profiient Motorcycling- David Hough
*More Proficient Motorcycling- David Hough
*Total Control- Lee Parks
*Sport Riding Techniques-Nick Ienatsch
*A Twist of the Wrist- Keith Code
*A Twist of the Wrist II- Keith Code
*MotoGP Riding Techniques
*The Upper Half of the Motorcycle- Bernt Spiegel
*Knee Dragging 101
*Knee Dragging 201
*MotoGP Riding Secrets
*A Twist of the Wrist II
*Bell Star (Viper graphic) *retired*, Bell Star (Roland Sands Design 'C-Note'), Shoei X-12 ('BBoz'-Ben Bostrom replica *retired*, Suomy Excel (Wall Street graphic)
*Dainese Racing leather jacket
*Joe Rocket Radar leather/mesh hybrid jacket
*Held Phantoms, Held Titans, Teknic Xcelerators
*Icon Anthem jeans (Aramid reinforced), Shift Torque jeans (Kevlar reinforced), Sliders Kevlar Cargo 2.0 (Kevlar reinforced)
*Alpinestars SMX-Plus, Sidi Vertigo Corsa Air
*Dainese Laguna Seca Pro Estiva (perforated)
*Alpinestars armored compression shorts, Dainese Shield Air (slip-in back protector), Dainese Wave 11 w/ shoulder blades (strap-on back protector), Dainese Knee V (strap-on knee/shin protectors), Hearos ear plugs, RS Taichi Flex chest protector (4mm)
Closing advice: Try to take the advice found in the sticky threads as best you can. The members with years of experience have basically laid a blueprint out with tools needed to help new prospective riders get into this sport/hobby in the most favorable way. Thier goal is to help new riders become old riders.
Be safe, be aware, and be proactive. ATGATT= ALL the gear, ALL the time. Get professional instruction as soon as you can to nip bad habits in the bud. Never be "too good" for parking lot practice sessions to work on things. If you aren't having fun, re-evaluate why you are motorcycling!