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K&N's Lyn Rosas Addresses Motorcycle Riding and TrackDaz at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

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Rosas says she's looking to work on her lines and speed at every track event she attends.
Rosas says she's looking to work on her lines and speed at every track event she attends.
Riding motorcycles teaches you to value the power of patience and the total pristine beauty of focusing only on the moment. Motorcycles don't suffer fools well. Split-second decisions made only by overriding ego ultimately and always meet head-on with the unflinching laws of physics. That's the first lesson you learn. They can also help you to get in the game, instead of regrettably spending a lifetime on the sidelines playing it safe. And they're so overwhelmingly enjoyable to ride that you never think about any of those things except upon reflection. That's what makes motorcycles so addictive, and why those who get it, are so passionate about them.
K&N Human Resources Manager, Lyn Rosas and her Yamaha YZF-R6 spend quality time together bonding at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.
K&N Human Resources Manager, Lyn Rosas and her Yamaha YZF-R6 spend quality time together bonding at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.


Take K&N's Lyn Rosas for example; four years ago she had never even been on a motorcycle, and now she has already attended her third TrackDaz event at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in Desert Center, California and she's raring for more. "My husband, Alan actually turned me into a rider," Rosas explains. "He got his 2009 Yamaha R1 back in August of 2009, and after I rode on the back of it, I realized that I wanted my own. I purchased my 2009 Yamaha YZF-R6 in October of 2009 and once I learned how to ride, I just wanted to ride more."

"Chuckwalla Valley Raceway is a great organization and very supportive of all of the riders and all of their paces. The event always starts with a rider meeting where the organizers let all of the riders know the rules and what they can and can't do.
Learning to ride off-chamber turns at speed requires a deft touch.
Learning to ride off-chamber turns at speed requires a deft touch.
They always offer classroom instruction for riders that have never ridden on a track or have never ridden on the track that they are riding that day. Then the track day starts, typically with the A group first, which is the fastest of the groups. Each group gets a 20 minute session. Then B group goes, which is the intermediate group, and then C group goes, which is beginners and riders not yet ready to bump up to B. My next track day at Chuckwalla will be in September, and I will be moving up to B group for that session. So far I have only ridden in the C group."
Riding in traffic on the track teaches Rosas the importance of holding her line.
Riding in traffic on the track teaches Rosas the importance of holding her line.


Rosas rides, she doesn't race, and she doesn't believe she ever will. "I just love the adrenaline rush of riding the track," she says. Rosas plans on attending a total of five TrackDaz events this year, where she will continue to work on setting up her lines, and her overall speed around the track. Later this month she will be attending a track riding event with the FastTrack Riders at the California Speedway for the first time. "I am looking forward to it," says Rosas. Then I will be back at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway in September and October. Maybe someday I'll be able to ride in group A with the racers, but I still have a lot to learn, and a lot of practice to do before that happens." And so the motorcycle jones intensifies.

Rosas continues to demonstrate keenness for adventure in her job as well. She has worked for K&N for nine years and beginning in January of this year she took on the challenge of Human Resources Manager. "I am sad to say that I had never heard of K&N before I started working here," Rosas acknowledges. "But Alan was excited about me getting this job, because he knew about K&N."

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