At the school, Bradley rode the previous-version R1 and I can remember watching him at Laguna, running into Turn 3 so fast that I was sure he would crash…every lap. I reminded him of that and he laughed, saying, “I rode your school bikes just like I ride my GP bike. I guess I ride to the limit of the bike—actually, to the limit of the tires—but my approach is the same, my body position, the things I do, everything. Same approach and just apply it to whatever bike I’m on.” Smith made a lot of fans at YCRS because of his approach to riding and his ability to describe it. At Smith’s level, every nuance counts and our conversation put a wonderful exclamation point on the weekend.