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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-01-2005, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Question S.I.P.D.E.

Everyday that we ride we take a chance I know. We always have to watch for the other guy in the cage.

When I got my bike license....many..... many moons ago, one thing that stuck with me from the MSF course was S.I.P.D.E.

Scan ahead.
Identify a problem.
Predict what will happen when you get there.
Decide what you are going to do.
Execute that decision.

You only have a few seconds to do all of this, but it helps keep you alive.


The other day I had a crappy day at work I decided since I brought the VFR that I would take the long way home. A big part of the "long way" is freeway.
I am coming up to an exit and I am in the second lane of a three lane freeway. I see break lights 1/4 mile ahead. "Hmmmm this is not gonna go well, better move over". So I merged to the fast lane. Not 3 seconds later I hear screeching tires, see the van swerve from the exit lane and in to the lane I was just in. I would have become a human pinball.

That took a few seconds to think and execute.

The point I am trying to make you might ask: Riding is hard enough, be careful, ride safe, and ride defensive.

I use SIPDE in the my car all the time. I see break lights a half mile ahead, I am already laying off the gas or making sure I have an out in case of screeching tires etc.

I am not sure if all MSF instructors teach this still, but it was the best thing I have ever learned.

Ride safe all!

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If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned...... Tyler
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Yep, it's still taught. At least in my classes we cover it.

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It is in the NY permit booklet, and it was on the permit test.
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