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Old 09-29-2017, 04:40 PM   #1
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Is there a place to practice knee dragging......

....where I won't be killed or arrested or both?

I live in San Diego.

The best ideas I can come up with are:

1. Qualcomm parking lot?

2. A fairly large roundabout in some remote suburb?

3. A "sweeper" out, in the middle of nowhere, where I could practice.

I know a track is the best place but that's not an option, right now.

Suggestions?
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:50 PM   #2
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Ortega... no just kidding. I'd suggest save up and hit the track.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:54 PM   #3
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Ortega... no just kidding. I'd suggest save up and hit the track.
This if you must get a kneee down. Go to the track because itís much safer.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:56 PM   #4
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You can drag knee in a parking lot at 15mph.

But I guess you mean you wanna go fast and do it right?

You could always do a Borrego Springs run, that way if you run wide you wont kill anyone, you'll just ride off into the sunset in the dirt.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:00 PM   #5
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:54 PM   #6
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Yes the streets.

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Of Willow.

Track! Do it! Gas it less and save a few bucks every time you commute; add a few more cheap at-home meals every week, or make em even cheaper; bring lunch to work or make em for cheaper; skip the movies, cut the cable, share neighbors wifi; it eventually all adds up and you can pay for a track day.

Overall cheaper than the insurance premium increase and bike and body damages done on the street trying to get that one down in all the wrong places.

I feel for you though buddy. I'm in leftover food purgatory right now trying to save for more track time (and track bike) myself.

Doggie's on that cheap sh*t now too, no more organic dog food pal sorry.
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You can drag knee in a parking lot at 15mph.

But I guess you mean you wanna go fast and do it right?

You could always do a Borrego Springs run, that way if you run wide you wont kill anyone, you'll just ride off into the sunset in the dirt.
I learned in a parking lot on base. Lot is normally used for the BRC/ARC/MSRC class but yeah, same thing as a parking lot, probably a bit smoother than some other ones. Its not bad to learn at 15 mph, you get used to the sensation, and at higher track day speeds, its not even a surprise.
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Sounds like someone needs to spend time practicing how to be "smooth," and not worry about "fast."
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:34 PM   #9
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If you must! Go to the sporting good store and buy some cones. Then go to a big parking lot and setup a corner and practice hitting your marks and being smooth.
Most likely a cop will show up and tell you how much time you have before he comes back. Dont run, dont be rude just pick up your cones and go.
Don't practice on street/canyon.

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Sounds like someone needs to spend time practicing how to be "smooth," and not worry about "fast."
And, "sounds like" you're a douchebag.

A douchebag with a self aggrandizing, empty headed, opinion, that is.

I'm sure you're smooth and fast on that VFR touring bike.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:18 PM   #11
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Thanks, all, for the positive feedback and good suggestions. Much appreciated!
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:21 PM   #12
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You can drag knee in a parking lot at 15mph.

But I guess you mean you wanna go fast and do it right?

You could always do a Borrego Springs run, that way if you run wide you wont kill anyone, you'll just ride off into the sunset in the dirt.
Thanks!

Where does this ride start/end?
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:51 PM   #13
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And, "sounds like" you're a douchebag.

A douchebag with a self aggrandizing, empty headed, opinion, that is.

I'm sure you're smooth and fast on that VFR touring bike.
Realistically, probably a lot smoother than you.



Good luck on your quest of getting a knee down, or whatever it is you're trying to do.
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Old 10-01-2017, 03:39 PM   #15
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Knee dragging is a consequence of navigating turns faster, not a result.

With how many dead there already are chasing this all around socal, including people who were members of this forum, I can't advocate going the speeds necessary to do this anywhere on public roads.
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Old 10-01-2017, 07:06 PM   #16
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that said we have good hookups with local track orgs. I love to help people get info and prepped for track days.
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And, "sounds like" you're a douchebag.

A douchebag with a self aggrandizing, empty headed, opinion, that is.

I'm sure you're smooth and fast on that VFR touring bike.


So this is a pretty small forum and thtanner has been here a while and is always trying to help and give good advice. Just FYI that he's probably more concerned about your physical well being and that of others that may cross your path than he is about you getting your knee down.

If you read it and got offended, it's probably because he's right and it just wasn't what you wanted to hear.

That said...

You can practice at Qualcomm, but probably not for very long before the cops show up and kick you out. Look out for painted lines as you probably don't want to be leaned over too far when you ride over them.

I wouldn't recommend dragging knee on any sort of residential or otherwise busy public road... Risk is too high.

There are some great canyon roads around here, but if you just look up a few of the recent posts on this board, you'll see a few RIP posts dedicated to riders that have gone down in the last month. Maybe you're different, but what it feels like is just another new rider joining a forum to ask how to drag knee with an abundance of confidence and a lack of solid judgement.

If you want advice, people here will tell you what you need to know, not what you want to hear. If you don't like what you're hearing, go do whatever you want instead of getting internet mad.
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So this is a pretty small forum and thtanner has been here a while and is always trying to help and give good advice. Just FYI that he's probably more concerned about your physical well being and that of others that may cross your path than he is about you getting your knee down.

If you read it and got offended, it's probably because he's right and it just wasn't what you wanted to hear.

That said...

You can practice at Qualcomm, but probably not for very long before the cops show up and kick you out. Look out for painted lines as you probably don't want to be leaned over too far when you ride over them.

I wouldn't recommend dragging knee on any sort of residential or otherwise busy public road... Risk is too high.

There are some great canyon roads around here, but if you just look up a few of the recent posts on this board, you'll see a few RIP posts dedicated to riders that have gone down in the last month. Maybe you're different, but what it feels like is just another new rider joining a forum to ask how to drag knee with an abundance of confidence and a lack of solid judgement.

If you want advice, people here will tell you what you need to know, not what you want to hear. If you don't like what you're hearing, go do whatever you want instead of getting internet mad.
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