Investing in yourself

By Carol Carpenter | April 20, 2016

I wish someone had introduced me to motorcycles at this age, taken away all the mystery and fear associated with it and given me the ability to concentrate on strategy.  What a wonderful gift that would’ve been, but since this is real life and my parents were deathly afraid of […]

Gear = Safety

By Carol Carpenter | February 15, 2016

It’s February and spring is in the air, riders are starting to get that itch again and the antsy nature of the beast is starting to rear it head. While the chill isn’t completely out of the air, plenty of riders are starting to justify that eh 50 degress isn’t […]


By Carol Carpenter | September 11, 2015

Let’s get something straight, crashing sucks!  I’ve crashed…some all by myself and my own error, others with the assistance of others.  Crashing is something we don’t like to discuss or stress at the track because it’s a bit like jinxing yourself, we know it is always a possibility, but we […]

Sena Prism review at the track

By Carol Carpenter | August 21, 2015

[youtube][/youtube]Optimum Performance Rider Training had it’s last track day of the year on August 16, 2015 at The Ridge Motorsports Park, it was expected to be full and it did not disappoint.  The pits were full of eager individuals to get their last taste of riding before the season was […]

August 13, 2015 Event Report

By Carol Carpenter | August 19, 2015

What an amazing turnout of ladies and men for the Women’s Event and Track Day!  Ladies your enthusiasm and determination on this day was inspirational and men, I loved the ones that showed up in their tutus to support their gals, be their pit bitches and brali boys, very cute! […]

Motorcycle Racing

By Carol Carpenter | July 21, 2015

Racing isn’t for everyone, it requires a certain level of skill, tenacity and hard work to achieve a level that most people will not have the time and funds to accomplish.  I’ve heard people be blunt in saying that racing isn’t for the faint of heart, if you are willing […]

Women’s Event and Track Day

By Carol Carpenter | July 4, 2015

For those who are savvy to track days, just skim to the section that applies to you, for those who are virgins to track days…let’s get you comfortable with the concept.  Track days typically are structured with three 20 minute sessions per hour distinguished by groups, a level 1 (novice), […]

Track Days

By Carol Carpenter | July 4, 2015

I was recently at the track more days of the week than not, not complaining at all, most people would kill to be in my position that is for sure.  I’m fortunate to be in a position that allows me a bit more freedom to schedule myself out and unless […]

How much cardio do you need?

By Carol Carpenter | June 14, 2015

I once was asked how physically demanding is riding a motorcycle?  Well, I guess that all depends on your skill and how you ride. The elite of the sport are in amazing physical condition because to perform at that level it gives them a significant edge.  If you are just […]

Endurance Racing

By Carol Carpenter | May 27, 2015

Memorial Day weekend was WMRRA’s Sprint and Endurance races, which has been consistently iffy where weather has been concerned and if it was anything, it was consistent.  Greg Canright (number 888) has been asking me for years to join the endurance races telling me how fun they are, but in […]