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Excellent Motorcycle Riding: Faith In Processes

Excellent Motorcycle Riding: Faith In Processes

Part 1: A word for the curious, the disheartened, and the coaches. By Nick Ienatsch These ChampSchool instructors share an important trait: 100-percent faith in the students’ ability to become an excellent rider—if they have the desire and the coaches put in the...
Motorcyclist’s Effect On Radius And Risk

Motorcyclist’s Effect On Radius And Risk

Fear and Lean Angle, Part 4. By Nick Ienatsch April 14, 2020 Welcome to Part 4 of our Fear and Lean Angle study. This week: The on-board engineer’s role in lean-angle-reduction. – At the Apex Photos In Part 1 of this series, we discussed my habit...
Linear Progression And Practice Is Key To Speed And Safety

Linear Progression And Practice Is Key To Speed And Safety

Fear and Lean Angle: Part 3 by Nick Ienatsch. March 31, 2020 Chris Peris (pictured) and teammate Ben Walters have won five WERA Heavyweight endurance titles in a row, and Chris is often the fastest rider in the race. How do these riders find and live at the limits of...
Freddie Spencer’s Discipline Made Him A Champion

Freddie Spencer’s Discipline Made Him A Champion

Fear and Lean Angle, Part 2 by Nick Ienatsch, March 24, 2020 A decade ago I was invited to participate in a Cycle World 600cc comparison test at the Streets of Willow Springs. I was 48 years old, teaching at YCRS but not racing very...
Trail-Braking’s True Purpose

Trail-Braking’s True Purpose

Fear and Lean Angle: Part 1 By Nick Ienatsch After lapping with YCRS instructors Kyle Wyman or Chris Peris, my question is always the same, “Where am I slow?” These two fleet-footed racers bite back their immediate answer (“everywhere”) and simply give me the top flaw...