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post #11 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-02-2000, 11:56 AM
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Don't crash.

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post #12 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-02-2000, 12:56 PM
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Keep those eyeballs movin around all the time. Continuously scan the road ahead. S.I.P.D.E.

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Cars and cell phones are there to kill you.

And the one Ratsalad said.


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post #14 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-02-2000, 02:48 PM
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Don't Panic!

Motorcycles are inherently stable. It's the riders who make them go down most of the time. (Does this sound like Keith Code? It should.)

I remember the first time I did a two-wheel drift on a street bike. I was going through a corner on Highway 16 between Medina and Kerrvile, Texas. I had the bike leaned over farther than I ever had in that corner, and as I rolled on the throttle I felt both tires start sliding. Before I could react (betchya never knew slow reflexes could be an asset) the tires gained traction and I was set up perfectly for the next corner. It was a lot of fun, but I was always a bit slower in that corner.

The lesson I learned is to trust the bike and not do anything to upset it in a corner. When it doubt, gas it and go.

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post #15 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-02-2000, 05:05 PM
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The most important lesson is that it is all right being paranoid when you ride. Car drivers are out to hurt you, whether they mean to or not. Be very careful or it will be another case of evolution in action...

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Keep your elbows bent and down, makes for much faster evasive manuevers...and of course, look well ahead.


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post #17 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-04-2000, 12:32 AM
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Attention. I pay more attention to the road, it's conditions, the other vehicles, and possible situations that may occur. Never got into an accident before I started riding, but now I have avoided several in my car and usually can guess (80%-90% of the time) what another vehicles or situations will result in and be ready ahead of time to avoid.

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post #18 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-04-2000, 07:20 AM
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I've gotta go with "Dont Panic Lock!" When you come into a turn a little too hot or realize that its sharper than you thought, dont nut up and end up going straight or nailing the brakes, just relax and LEAN!

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post #19 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-08-2000, 02:32 PM
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Target fixation, is a biggie. But as this has been mentioned a few times I'm going to say, watching your rear when you slow or stop, I've had to gas it a couple of times as a cage comes screeching down the road at me.

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post #20 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-09-2000, 03:44 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Luv2RideFast:
What is the most important riding lesson you have learned?


How to miss my boots when I stop and lean over to spit Copenhagen juice.

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