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    The Racing Hawk Creed.

    This is my Hawk.

    There are many like it, but this one is MINE.

    My Hawk is my best friend. It is my life.

    I must master it as I must master my life.

    My Hawk without me is useless. Without my Hawk, I am useless.

    I must ride my Hawk true.

    I must Ride better than my competition who is trying to beat me.

    I must beat him before he beats me. I will!

    My Hawk and myself know that what counts in racing is not the laps we ride,

    the noise of our exhausts, nor the smoke we make.

    We know it is the wins that count. We will win.

    My Hawk is human, even as I, because it is my life.

    Thus, I will learn it as a brother.

    I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its parts, its accessories,
    its handling, and its power.

    I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage.

    I will keep my Hawk clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready.

    We will become part of each other. We will!

    Before God I swear this creed.

    My Hawk and myself are the defenders of my line.

    We are the masters of our competition.

    We are the saviors of my life.

    So be it, until there is no competition, but the podium.
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

    #2
    Heh heh. "Back in the day" when I used to be fast, I adhered to "A Book of Five Rings," by Miyamoto Musashi. This was my favorite part:

    * Do not think dishonestly.
    * The Way is in training.
    * Become aquainted with every art.
    * Know the Ways of all professions.
    * Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters.
    * Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything.
    * Perceive those things which cannot be seen.
    * Pay attention even to trifles.
    * Do nothing which is of no use.

    It is important to start by setting these broad principles in your heart, and train in the Way of strategy. If you do not look at things on a large scale it will be difficult for you to master strategy. If you learn and attain this strategy you will never lose even to twenty or thirty enemies. More than anything to start with you must set your heart on strategy and earnestly stick to the Way. You will come to be able to actually beat men in fights, and to be able to win with your eye. Also by training you will be able to freely control your own body, conquer men with your body, and with sufficient training you will be able to beat ten men with your spirit. When you have reached this point, will it not mean that you are invincible?


    I have always believed that a big part of racing is using your spirit towards the end goal of winning and domination. Doohan, Rossi, Mladin, have all used this to great effect.
    J.D. Hord
    Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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      #3
      Very good book Sensei.

      onogashimas
      BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
      Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
      "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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        #4
        Originally Posted by Hordpower
        Heh heh. "Back in the day" when I used to be fast, I adhered to "A Book of Five Rings," by Miyamoto Musashi. This was my favorite part:
        Musashi fought with two swords... Hord fought with two cylinders... coincidence?

        Kam sam ni da, sa bom nim.
        1988 "BlackHawk" project
        1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
        1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

        I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
        People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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          #5
          Ok so I spelled it wrong.

          MIne is Japanese.

          Onegashimasu or "Please help me to be a better student" or I was always told "thank you for helping me"

          also could have said.

          Arigatou gozaimasu "Thank you Master"

          Now what does yours mean?

          Korean?

          "Kam sam ni da, sa bom nim"

          Kam sa hap ni da = Thank you

          Sa Bom Nim Kay Kyung Yet bow to instructor

          Don't think I am that smart...
          http://www.traditionalmartialarts.co...ge/2910637.htm
          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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            #6
            Korean, as I studied Tang Soo Do and Hapkido. It means, "Thank you, Master," also.

            That makes me think... if a Hayabusa is Iron Mike Tyson, then a Hawk GT is the beloved dragon, Bruce Lee.

            Which begs the question, WWCNR? (What Would Chuck Norris Ride?)

            A Buell.
            1988 "BlackHawk" project
            1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
            1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

            I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
            People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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