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So; Question: - December 28, 2011, 08:50 PM

The DC Int MC Show is in 2 1/2 wks, the Timonium show a month later.

By the end of February 'm pretty sure I'll be suffering from a serious case of Winterus Lackamotorcylcus.

I've got a hankering to put on some kind of Novice Sportrider Rider workshop. Kinda break up the crappy weather.

Topics could be everything from lane stratagies to trip planning and packing to bike setup to overcoming fears to.......???

Any interest?

If so, any topics you'd be interested in seeing covered?

Where?

Any interest in participating/helping?


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December 28, 2011, 10:21 PM

wheelies, stoppies, burn-outs, bike lowering, ground FX kits, lane splitting.

hahaha

I'm just being a douche, hopefully someone will come in with more to add to this thread.
Are you planning on covering bike maintenance? Where are you planning on holding this?

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December 29, 2011, 06:57 AM

I don't know and I don't know....depends on the responses. That is why I'm asking, though based on the number of views and the lack of response (sounds of crickets, please) it doesn't look like there is much enthusiasm for this.

I thought it might be a good way for experienced folks to share their experience with those less so, in a relaxed but structured format with lots of Q and A time. Pick a couple of topics that newer riders are interested in and cover them in-depth from a couple of viewpoints.

Like I said, depending on those that want to share and those that want to learn, it can run the gamut from basic service and maint issues, to tailoring the bike for you, to specific riding strategies, to how to pick up a dropped bike, to how to buy (or sell) a used bike to getting started in track days....like I said; I'm looking to do what newer riders feel want to learn in a relaxed, non-judgmental peer forum.

As for location, I live in AA county, but I work from Woodbridge VA to Delaware weekly, but it would be nice to keep it within an hour of where I live.

I don't envision this as being "The OTB Show"; far from it; my own experiences are likely too shallow and narrow to hold anybody's interest for more than five seconds. This board has a breadth and depth of riders with tons of racing, wrenching, teaching and long-distance and long-term riding experience the likes of which few other regional boards can match. Why not tap into that?

Seems like an interesting way to while a way a few hours while the wind blows and the snow falls.......


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December 29, 2011, 07:02 AM

...and if one of the shops on here wanted to sponsor such an event, that would be an added bonus for everybody, wouldn't it?


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December 29, 2011, 07:14 AM

seems like a good idea

The importance of tire pressure should be discussed, especially after your bike has been sitting for x amount of months.

Maybe show some people how to do basic maintenance like an oil change
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...and if one of the shops on here wanted to sponsor such an event, that would be an added bonus for everybody, wouldn't it?
Yea sounds great but the said shop would have to know you and trust what you say because if someone gets hurt from your advice well the favorite american past time of suing people would kick in.

But other than that yes this is a good idea. I would like to help but lately the old saying of "No good deed goes unpunished" has really been turning me off of helping anyone.


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December 29, 2011, 08:09 AM

I hear what Dodge is saying, but I've had pretty decent luck in the past. I've done a couple workshop days out of my garage and had some pretty good turn outs. Just basic stuff like oil/ filter, coolant, brake bleeding, etc.
Last year I was able to go into suspension settings and tire wear a little. Looking forward to doing another in the spring.


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I'm in OTB.
Will there be food? ( beat Stillie to it)


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I'm in OTB.
Will there be food? ( beat Stillie to it)
Of COURSE there will be food...what good is it getting a bunch of bikers together if you aren't going to consume quantities of fatty, spicy, high-sodium carbs and proteins...................


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I been watching twist of the wrist here and there, not to just "warm up" to the season but to correct my flaws in riding.

That said, I'm down from Timonium Bike Show and Chicken Rico afterwards
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I'll be at both events all weekend.

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Yea sounds great but the said shop would have to know you and trust what you say because if someone gets hurt from your advice well the favorite american past time of suing people would kick in.

But other than that yes this is a good idea. I would like to help but lately the old saying of "No good deed goes unpunished" has really been turning me off of helping anyone.
You only need one shop to give someone a chance though.

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I'm interested in attending.


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I'd totally be interested. I'll even bring some food. I make some kick ass burn-your-assh*le chili. Already have some questions... like adjusting the handlebars on my Duc, changing my brake fluid in the CBR and how hard will it be to put a new cam tensioner in?

Would be awesome if this is held in Maryland.. I live up near Bmore.


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December 29, 2011, 05:41 PM

I'd attend. Would love to learn more about techniques, experiences, and maintenance.


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