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Cause you know... MCN reposts are cool but any tips are not.  

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#yeetgromdo Explained

So I’ve been doing this thing since last season and I’ve been having a blast doing it. I’ve called it yeet-grom-do (like taek-won-do but with more bike and more yeet) because someone said it and it stuck. Kinda like a sendup to motojitsu (which is a fun practice system but I have no use for half the things Greg does). This is basically a way to make parking lot practice not suck for me. But this isn’t for everyone and I’ll get into that as well. If you wanna see what it looks like, check out my IG feed  ...

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Don’t Just Practice, Train!

Don’t Just Practice, Train!

Everyone in the motorcycle industry will tell you that you need to practice. From youtube content creators, to riding schools, to track schools, and even race schools, everyone will tell you that you need repetition etc. to develop muscle memory and get faster/better/safer/whatever. There is however a small problem in motivation in that equation. Like someone said in response to one of my other articles, “people aren’t trying to find excuses for not practicing other than ‘I don’t feel like it.’” If there isn’t enough motivation, you’re not gonna do it, right? If you go to the gym to “work...

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Don’t “Chase,” Ride Your Own Ride

  A general group riding tip, as well as track days (not racing… they get their own set of guidelines) is to not chase people. When you get passed or somehow end up behind a faster rider, don’t chase them unless you’re ready to pick your bike up off the ground. For street rides, I’ve had to pull enough bikes out of fields and bushes that I make it a point to remind people in my groups before rides. The problem is that the faster rider has more of a picture of what’s happening, their own plan for managing traction...

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The Arrogant Kung Fu Guy and Riding

I just came across a funny little article on tvtropes. “The Arrogant Kung Fu Guy” https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArrogantKungFuGuy in the context of an Initial D scene where guys with “professional technique” lose a battle to street drivers. Yeah I know, cue weeb jokes. This is actually something I see all the time everywhere. Track riders who say there’s no way street riders could be good. Trackday riders who don’t think there’s anything to learn from MiniGP. Even guys that blast parking lot practice as a waste of time.  It goes further than that, relatively new sport and supermoto riders who think cruisers...

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