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Cold-Tire Crashes – Part 2

Cold-Tire Crashes – Part 2

Tire experts Tony Romo and Mark Schellinger have witnessed cold-tire crashes as top-level racers, tire-manufacturer employees, and winning crew chiefs.

Cold-Tire Crashes – Part 1

Cold-Tire Crashes – Part 1

I’m just back from Homestead Miami Speedway where we completed our first-ever ChampSchool and combined it with a trackday weekend put on by our friends at N2 Trackdays. We had a cold-tire crash in the school, and there were more than a few during the N2 days.

2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brakelight, Part 3

2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brakelight, Part 3

It’s easy to believe that running a faster lap time necessitates riding faster everywhere, and that might be initially true for the novice track rider, but the secret to speed lies in the ability to slow and turn.

2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brakelight, Part 2

2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brakelight, Part 2

Faster and safer. By Nick Ienatsch, January 12, 2021 Last week’s examination of changing your bike’s direction in less time and distance by using your brakes defines Champ School’s slogan of “faster, safer…”

2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brake Light, Part 1

2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brake Light, Part 1

Speed and safety await—let’s examine consistent speed first. By Nick Ienatsch. January 5, 2021 Welcome to 2021, the year of the brake light. Lighting the red light at the back of your bike is much more than…

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 7

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 7

Best practices are not always. By Nick Ienatsch.  December 8, 2020   “It’s the Wild West out there,” the gentleman commented. His assignment was to establish a rider-training direction for a group of riders, and his comment referred to what he had seen and heard...

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 6

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 6

Struggling after a crash. By Nick Ienatsch This week’s Beyond the Classroom article focuses on a common issue: A rider with a passion for motorcycles eventually quits riding due to crashes. They walk out of our industry because of the cost and pain of big mistakes. A...

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 5

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 5

Lean angle, By Nick Ienatsch November 24, 2020 When a new rider tells the YCRS instructor crew, “I want to carry more lean angle but I’m scared.” We answer, “Us too!”   At YCRS we equate lean angle with risk and use the two words interchangeably. A core school...

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 4

Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 4

Garage time is crucial to motorcycling success.  By Nick Ienatsch.  November 17, 2020 This Lessons Beyond the Classroom series has a simple goal: Improve the riding life of low-hour riders. The first three installments look at riding-technique approaches that help...