Its seems to me that from reading the posts that many riders have gone down and injured themselves and worse, killed. I'm certainly not an expert rider so I like to improve my riding by taking track schools and reading and/or getting advice from expert riders. One of the best readings that I have read is callled 'The Pace'. From reading this, my riding has improved and my enjoyment for motorcycle riding has increased. To me there is nothing like riding with friends that know their limits and won't go beyond that limit. It is safe and most of all fun. I think 'The Pace' is a good start for street riding for new and old experienced riders. The links are: