With the wake of all the crap stirred by some things Raphael posted, and the anger directed at him by some, to everyone that has joined this forum within the last year you should have a read. Perhaps this would help you understand why some of us get so pissed.
With the latest rider Nenad lost just recently, I read through this thread again. I think many of you new riders should also read it. And while you do keep in mind some of the people that were here posting their condolences are no longer with us.
When I joined this forum I remember reading this and how sad I felt. I remember hearing from people that knew him what kind of a person he was.
Just before this we lost a person named Bog, then we lost Cody, Julia, Paul, and Rick to name a few.
Look at the RIP names in Jody's signature and a few others.
Take this sport seriously but enjoy it, learn from professional instructors, don’t take chances, think about what you’re doing.
Be safe this year, and ride within your limits or take it to the track.