Keith Culver wrote a two part guest column for the Ienatsch’s Tuesday column on Cycle World.

“We hear this cliché all the time, but how does a new-to-the-canyons rider keep it that way?

Hello, Keith Culver here. I am not a writer or motorcycle training guru, but due to my position as the Chief Operating Officer of the Yamaha Champions Riding School, I get calls about riding every day. I’m a former roadracer and current avid dirtbike and track-day rider, but lately I’ve picked up an addicting new habit: street riding, specifically canyon riding in my new southern California home.

And since I hang out with some of the best riding instructors in the country, my brain is constantly working the puzzle of “better riding”. These instructors and others in the industry, often pretty high in the food chain, are always discussing riding and sometimes even asking my opinion about motorcycle accidents in SoCal. That’s what I want to write about in this week’s and next week’s Ienatsch Tuesday.

Since I tempered the urge to compete years ago, I’ve adjusted my concentration to riding safer rather than faster. The problem is, I still like to go fast and I ride with people who go fast. Wherever I go, no matter what type of riding I am doing, I can still run with the quick group but I see that I have one of the better PACE-vs.-RISK ratios of any given group. So how does someone compute how fast to go in order to keep the adrenaline flowing yet stay safe enough to avoid ambulances and Highway Patrol?”

Find out how by reading the rest of this blog post here!