Nick's Note: We can buy new tires and reflash our ECU, but what about the on-board-engineer? To continue our "Winter Improvement" series, we ask Jenn Peris of ExposeYoga.com to get us ready for riding season with Standing Hip Stretches based on her extensive knowledge of not just yoga, but of what a motorcycle rider needs to succeed: Jenn [...]
The second part of Keith Culver's two part Pace vs. Risk series, featured on Cycle World's Ienatsch Tuesday column. "We're back to discuss how to reduce the two major canyon-riding “Risks” we discussed in part one: Lean Angle and Abruptness...while still enjoying your pace. Yes, I wrote “your pace" because everyone has a different pace [...]
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 [...]
"Parking lots, including this truck stop, became my practice areas. On my Versys and then my FZ1, I worked on techniques at slower speeds to fine-tune muscle memory, finding that the small things like foot position make a huge difference." - Gary Klein At age 50, Gary Klein fell in love with motorcycle riding and [...]
In this Ienatsch Tuesday column, Nick gives readers a 13-step guide to practicing the perfect break, because if there is one motorcycle component to master, it's the brakes. "Last week while standing on the Inde Motorsports Ranch asphalt watching riders approach during the Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) braking practice session, it occurred to me how [...]
"We’ve already noted that motorcycling is very dangerous, and that none of the tactics commonly employed to mitigate the danger have managed to bring the danger level down to anywhere near that of passenger vehicles. However, for some people the enjoyment of motorcycling overshadows the potential for injury. And becoming a better rider seems to [...]
In another Ienatsch Tuesday Cycle World post, motorcyclists can find out some of Nick's favorite riding tips that will help improve your riding skills. If you're a new or seasoned rider, you can definitely learn a thing or two from this advice! Click here to read Nick Ienatsch's five tips for riding motorcycles.
Nick Ienatsch is an American motorcycle racer, writer, and motorcycle riding instructor who writes a weekly blog celebrating the motorcycle life on CycleWorld.com. Read his thoughts on why it's important to look at the "big picture" while riding your motorcycle. "'It’s like cheating,' said Dave, a student at last week’s Champ School. Dave is a racer on a [...]
Nick Ienatsch is an American motorcycle racer, writer, and motorcycle riding instructor who writes a weekly blog celebrating the motorcycle life on CycleWorld.com. After witnessing a nearly catastrophic motorcycle mistake, Nick gives insight on how to avoid making the same error in the future. Click here to read Nick's full blog post on Cycle World.