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Cold-Tire Crashes – Part 2

Cold-Tire Crashes – Part 2

Tips on warming tires. By Nick Ienatsch, February 9, 2021   “Everyone knows we crash on cold tires, but riders continue to crash on cold tires.” That started last week’s study of how we’re falling off on cold tires; the underlying mistake in every scenario was our...
Cold-Tire Crashes – Part 1

Cold-Tire Crashes – Part 1

Avoiding red flags at every track day.   By Nick Ienatsch, February 2, 2021 Everyone knows we crash on cold tires, but riders continue to crash on cold tires. My last crash (2013) was a cold tire—if you don’t count a stuck float coating the rear tire in Yamalube...
2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brakelight, Part 3

2021: The Year of the Motorcycle Brakelight, Part 3

Just a Touch. By Nick Ienatsch, January 19, 2021 In Part 1 of this “The Year of the Motorcycle Brakelight” series we discussed speed, but perhaps in a surprising way. It’s easy to believe that running a faster lap time necessitates riding faster everywhere, and that...
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...