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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,262
Posted By Misti Hurst
Do it :) the 2013 schedule is up now so perhaps...

Do it :) the 2013 schedule is up now so perhaps this is your year!

http://www.superbikeschool.com/schedule/

I'm a coach with the school so if you have any questions about it please let me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,262
Posted By Misti Hurst
I'm a coach with the school and have been for the...

I'm a coach with the school and have been for the past 8 years. I'd say do whatever you are most comfortable with :) It is easier to ride the school bikes as you don't have to worry about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,155
Posted By Misti Hurst
Some very very good advice here +1! Another...

Some very very good advice here +1!

Another thing to consider is to work on your overall visual skills. Things like keeping your eyes up, looking far enough down the road/track and keeping your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,475
Posted By Misti Hurst
I like the quote that an enthusiast not only...

I like the quote that an enthusiast not only rides but "gets it"

You could also define enthusiast as one that has more involvement in motorcycling as a whole as opposed to just riding. For...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,155
Posted By Misti Hurst
+ 1 on what was said here, especially the part...

+ 1 on what was said here, especially the part about professional instruction. There are many riding schools out there and investigating which one would be a good fit for you is a good start. Sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,550
Posted By Misti Hurst
Well explained and good points. Nicely...

Well explained and good points.



Nicely said as well.

When it comes to crash avoidance techniques it really helps to be well informed on the proper things to do when faced with something...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,821
Posted By Misti Hurst
Absolutely, riding smooth tends to allow you to...

Absolutely, riding smooth tends to allow you to ride faster with less effort.

What would you say are the main things that make a rider smooth? Throttle control, vision, quick turning, lines,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,821
Posted By Misti Hurst
Me too! :D I also liked the quote about...

Me too! :D

I also liked the quote about being smooth and that smooth =fast.

My goal, whether riding on the street or the track is to always be as smooth as possible. When I'm on the street...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,584
Posted By Misti Hurst
For sure it is rare to have an emergency in a...

For sure it is rare to have an emergency in a parking lot but a nice big parking lot provides a safe space (free from traffic etc) to practice building your skills. If you can incorporate practice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,584
Posted By Misti Hurst
That's a good one :) Effective...

That's a good one :)



Effective emergency braking is certainly an important skill to master and one that will make you a better rider overall. I spent a lot of time practicing emergency...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,270
Posted By Misti Hurst
I like asking questions that get people thinking...

I like asking questions that get people thinking about their own riding yes and I like to get involved in good discussions about riding and riding technique. Some people think there is a perfect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,785
Posted By Misti Hurst
Sounds to me like you are allowing yourself to...

Sounds to me like you are allowing yourself to get distracted and in turn allowing your vision to shrink down so that you are only looking at what distracted you (tunnel vision).

While out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,270
Posted By Misti Hurst
The Perfect Line?

Is there such thing as a "perfect line" through a corner or is it just a myth?
If it does exist how do you go about finding it?

Misti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Misti Hurst
Nice. This is something that I think more people...

Nice. This is something that I think more people need to do before they hop on their bikes. You mentioned in your first post that you head to an empty parking lot to practice hard braking. How...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Misti Hurst
+1. I should have taken account that this...

+1. I should have taken account that this Advrider and most people here are so hard core they don't take a break for the weather :) I may have worded it differently like, if you have to take a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Misti Hurst
Back riding after the winter break...

Many of us are going to be transitioning from our winter activities to getting back on the bikes very shortly. What kinds of things do you guys do in order to make this transition go more smoothly? ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By Misti Hurst
Hi, I'm a coach with the California Superbike...

Hi, I'm a coach with the California Superbike School so if you have any specific questions about the format of the class etc etc then let me know and I'll do my best to answer your question. As for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,986
Posted By Misti Hurst
+1 it is easy to get cocky on roads we have...

+1 it is easy to get cocky on roads we have ridden a hundred times and important as you mention to respect the road and always keep a look out for danger.





A few people have mentioned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,067
Posted By Misti Hurst
WOW, WOW, WOW! That was amazing, thanks for...

WOW, WOW, WOW! That was amazing, thanks for sharing. Inspirational for sure :) I almost quit racing and riding after breaking my collarbone in 2003 as well. 6 months off and I was back at it with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,986
Posted By Misti Hurst
This is a really great question and it seems that...

This is a really great question and it seems that most people are answering yes. I'd say yes to almost all of my crashes (there have been many in my 10 years of riding and racing). The only ones...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,554
Posted By Misti Hurst
Speed advisory signs should not be used to judge...

Speed advisory signs should not be used to judge your speed into a corner. There are too many unknown factors about that particular corner that are unknown and to simply use a speed advisory sign as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2008, 06:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,702
Posted By Misti Hurst
This thread got me thinking a lot and I...

This thread got me thinking a lot and I specifically went out on my dirtbike to try a few things out. What got me thinking the most were the comments on how you could ride a bicycle or dirtbike with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2008, 12:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,994
Posted By Misti Hurst
Very interesting post and great comments! ...

Very interesting post and great comments!

I'm a believer in the 6th sense, intuition or whatever you want to call it, not only in motorcycling but in all things I do. I always try to pay...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,702
Posted By Misti Hurst
THANK YOU!!!! I just saw it for the first time,...

THANK YOU!!!! I just saw it for the first time, finally :) See you in Vegas, make sure you introduce yourself to me :D

Misti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,702
Posted By Misti Hurst
I don't agree that you can steer the bike with...

I don't agree that you can steer the bike with just pressure on the foot pegs. People that think they are steering the bike with just foot peg pressure or body steering are actually putting pressure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,702
Posted By Misti Hurst
I ask because there seem to be so many debates on...

I ask because there seem to be so many debates on forums about countersteering and so many people out there that believe they are steering the bike (whatever kind they are riding) with pressure on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2008, 11:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,702
Posted By Misti Hurst
Do you countersteer in the dirt?

There are all sorts of online debates about countersteering in general but it is usually in reference to riding on pavement. Do you countersteer when riding in the dirt? :D

Misti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,996
Posted By Misti Hurst
Hang on a second here. 1. I never said...

Hang on a second here.

1. I never said anything about RACING Lines on the street. What I said was that I look into the apex, or where I want to be in the middle of the turn and then I look ahead...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By Misti Hurst
+1 it may seem counter intuitive but the...

+1 it may seem counter intuitive but the throttle is your friend, even in wet slippery conditions, just be SMOOTH with it :D

Misti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,996
Posted By Misti Hurst
Good point. I can understand making that...

Good point. I can understand making that distinction for some really new riders, I was just thinking that it was a blanketed statement in some ways, and that some riders out there could benefit from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,996
Posted By Misti Hurst
I have a question, there is tons of advice out...

I have a question, there is tons of advice out there which suggests it is important to LOOK FAR AHEAD. And while I believe in that whole heartedly, I also believe there are specific times when you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,999
Posted By Misti Hurst
I ride as if everyone is out to hit me and I...

I ride as if everyone is out to hit me and I always try to have an escape route planned. I was complaining to a friend of mine once that "everyone keeps cutting me off." He said, much to my dismay,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,996
Posted By Misti Hurst
That certainly sounds like something I might say...

That certainly sounds like something I might say :evil

Misti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,996
Posted By Misti Hurst
Having fun is a good one and so is twisting the...

Having fun is a good one and so is twisting the throttle. When I'm riding I try to make sure that my throttle control is the best it can be. Having good throttle control helps to put the bike in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,996
Posted By Misti Hurst
What do YOU DO while riding, to make your bike work best?

What do you think is the single most important thing that you as a rider can do while riding to make your motorcycle work the most effectively? This can be any type of motorcycle, any riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,553
Posted By Misti Hurst
Another thing to keep in mind when going from...

Another thing to keep in mind when going from dirt to road riding is your body position while riding. In the dirt you mostly want to be forward in the seat and pushing the bike more underneath you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,533
Posted By Misti Hurst
I enjoyed reading the answers here, lots of Dad's...

I enjoyed reading the answers here, lots of Dad's and friends have done the teaching and passing down the love of motorcycles it seems.

I started when I was 24 years old as a passenger on the back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,533
Posted By Misti Hurst
Who taught you how to ride?

Just wondering how you went about learning to ride and who taught you....Did you take an MSF course or any other riding class first, or just learn from friends or a significant other? Did anyone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,203
Posted By Misti Hurst
Samuidave, I really like your answer here...

Samuidave,

I really like your answer here and I agree with what you have said. I find that when I am riding there is no fear at all until I reach a speed that is uncomfortable. From there I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,624
Posted By Misti Hurst
That would be so annoying. We don't have...

That would be so annoying.

We don't have many toll roads in BC, Canada, and the ones we do have still have humans working at them.

At least they acknowledge the problem. :freaky

Misti
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