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Road Racing Series - Part One

Please discuss the Motorcycle.com article Road Racing Series - Part One in our Motorcycle Forums below. Use the reply button to let others know your comments or feedback on the article. Constructive criticism is always appreciated, along with your thoughts and personal opinions on the bikes and products we have tested.
 

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When I was writing articles for Road Rash Magazine just before the roadrace season started for 2008- I did a piece called Superbike Racing for Dummies. Without getting into the highly technical set-up arena I broke down the classes and what seperates them. I got the best feedback from that article.
This was a nice start. How many in the series? What class (Supersport I hope)? What machine? What number do we look for?
 

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Jeremiah, this looks like it could be a very interesting and fun series of articles to follow. It's a great concept/topic to cover. Nice job with the intro; I like your writing style. If you get a chance, can you post an outline of the articles to come? I'm guessing you have a rough idea of when you'll be doing what...

Mr. Duke, good on you and "upper management" for sponsoring this effort. I know there are several racing buff MoFos who should get a kick out of this. And even though I have no plans to get into racing, I'm going to watch for the updates. Maybe I'll share them with the kid and see if he gets interested.
 

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You write - I'll read; we'll all discuss it amongst ourselves and then get back to you....................

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Jeremiah, this looks like it could be a very interesting and fun series of articles to follow. It's a great concept/topic to cover. Nice job with the intro; I like your writing style. If you get a chance, can you post an outline of the articles to come? I'm guessing you have a rough idea of when you'll be doing what...

Mr. Duke, good on you and "upper management" for sponsoring this effort. I know there are several racing buff MoFos who should get a kick out of this. And even though I have no plans to get into racing, I'm going to watch for the updates. Maybe I'll share them with the kid and see if he gets interested.
Glad to receive some good responses to this series. Jeremiah is one of our best and most thorough freelancers, so we were excited at the prospect of what he'd come up with. There are scheduled to be five parts still to come.

I'm going to give Jeremiah a heads up on this Forum thread so he can respond to you all directly.
 

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Thanks For the Feedback/ Series Outline

Thanks to everyone who's read the first installment of our road racing series and responded here. To answer a few questions:

1. There will be five more installments in addition to the one you have just read. They will be: a. attending a track school/getting a race license, b. building a supersport-spec race bike (three parts) and c. attending your first race. These articles will probably be posted about once a week over the next month and a half. The plan is to get people motivated and ready to start their own racing process by the time spring rolls around.

2. We will be competing in the Championship Cup Series (CCS) and building a Ducati 748 up to CCS middleweight Supersport-specs.

I'll be active on this forum as the articles are posted and will be happy to answer any questions. Again, I'm no road racing expert but will do my best to provide good information based on my (limited) experience.

Thanks again.

Jeremiah
 

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Forgot to Mention...

Forgot to mention that the NEXT article in the series will be a profile of Geoff May, current AMA pro and former road racing privateer extraordinaire. May tells us how he got started in road racing, working his way up from an underfinanced amateur to a spot on a factory supported race team.
 

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Forgot to mention that the NEXT article in the series will be a profile of Geoff May, current AMA pro and former road racing privateer extraordinaire. May tells us how he got started in road racing, working his way up from an underfinanced amateur to a spot on a factory supported race team.
I did a great article on Geoff on RRA last spring. With exception of the editor not catching my typo on the Daytona finish (and me getting yelled at from Jordan's PR people). Geoff will be fielding the National Guard Suzuki for Jordan this season. He's a stand up guy and hard worker. Can't wait to read the article.
 

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why is this subject worthy of effort?

surely you've heard of RoadRacingWorld? They've done this exact subject several times over. as have the likes of CycleWorld. Seriously, what on earth do you expect to write about that could even be remotely construed as original?
 

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surely you've heard of RoadRacingWorld? They've done this exact subject several times over. as have the likes of CycleWorld. Seriously, what on earth do you expect to write about that could even be remotely construed as original?
Because possibly Jeremiah hasn't read any of those articles, and won't be just regurgitating something he read from someone else?

Because things change over time, and the experiences of a "newbie racer" today isn't going to be exactly like that of even five years ago?

Because the fact that, even though it's been "done before" doesn't mean he didn't think of this independantly, or that he won't do a good or better job than previous authors?

If you don't like it, don't read it. It costs you the same, either way. You get precisely what you're paying-for.
 

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As a guy who's heart always yearned to do this but whose brain never quite realized it, this is gonna be great! Too bad you waited until I was "old" to write it.
Ah, you can't be as old as longride and seruzawa..............

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Because possibly Jeremiah hasn't read any of those articles, and won't be just regurgitating something he read from someone else?

Because things change over time, and the experiences of a "newbie racer" today isn't going to be exactly like that of even five years ago?

Because the fact that, even though it's been "done before" doesn't mean he didn't think of this independantly, or that he won't do a good or better job than previous authors?

If you don't like it, don't read it. It costs you the same, either way. You get precisely what you're paying-for.
You forgot to mention that Cycle World articles are worthless.
 

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Ah, you can't be as old as longride and seruzawa..............

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Yeah, they remind me of those two old geaser's that sat up in the balcony on the muppet show, *****ing about everything and everyone.

I think this article, although it has been done before will be quite interesting, the result's will always be different. Different Rider, support, and bike, will yeild much different result's. Who know's maybe even a podium visit? I'am looking forward to the set up discussion's, and exposing the dirty rider's,...cause you'd be surprised!
 
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