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post #21 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-09-2000, 04:10 AM
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
How to miss my boots when I stop and lean over to spit Copenhagen juice.


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Spoken like a true Texan, Pete. I might add that putting a pinch between your cheek and gum immediately after a meal and then taking off down the road is a bad idea too. Best to wait five or 10 minutes, especially if you had some spicy Tex-Mex food. Gets those juices flowing pretty good, don't it?

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Copenhagen, you can see it in my smile
Copenhagen, oh what a flavor
Copenhagen, drives those pretty girls wild"
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by photobug:
Spoken like a true Texan, Pete. I might add that putting a pinch between your cheek and gum immediately after a meal and then taking off down the road is a bad idea too. Best to wait five or 10 minutes, especially if you had some spicy Tex-Mex food. Gets those juices flowing pretty good, don't it?

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Well, the fact that I am a transplanted Cajun doesn't change things - you get the same result with spicy Cajun food.

"Copenhagen, makes me feels so good
Copenhagen, the way I know it should.
Put a lil' chew in my mouth,
go spittin' and slobberin' all around the house
Copenhagen, makes me feel so good."

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if you ride in the winter, watch out for the stuff they put down to melt ice. In MD at least, the stuff has the consistency of baby powder on dry roads. Combined with cold tires, old smooth asphalt, and a 90 degree turn, it can cause you to low-side. I'll always be extra-cautious now riding in the cold and after the damn road crews over-apply the ice-melt.



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After you pass someone, the next oncoming car is usually a cop...

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The one lesson i learned is no matter how many lessons you learn, and no matter how good a rider you are, no matter if your a pro or an amatuer, no matter if you have 1 year experience or 20 years experience, if this is your UNlucky day, you WILL go down.

Ya Im pissed, but im entitled.

So i guess the only thing you can do at that point is dress accordingly. Try thinking of riding gear like a contraceptive device. Sure you could not use em at all for 20 years and never have an "accident".. but its that ONE time you actually need them that you decide to not use them.

Somethings are beyond our control. so we gotta make the best of it.


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Doesn't matter who has the right of way...if there's a collision, YOU are the one getting hurt.
Don't ever lose your cool at any other driver, refer to point #1.

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DON'T TAILGATE! If you're not near it, you can't hit it. This applies to group riding, too. The faster you go, the more room you need. There's enough stuff that can go wrong without riders wrecking riders. I know of too many instances where that has happened.

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Don't crash!!
It hurts both financially and physically.

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post #29 of 132 (permalink) Old 03-17-2001, 05:30 AM
 
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Here are my top 10 tips when teaching.....

1. Look where you want the bike to go. and not at what you dont want to hit.

2. If the car in front indicates, all it means is...the bulb works....

3. Be dominant on the road and dont hide in the gutter.

4. Other road users are only dangerous when they dont know your there...youve got a horn so use it......

5. Allways have an escape route.

6. Dont just read a few cars ahead..look as far down the road as you can.

7.React when you see it...not when you get to it...

8.The bike is better than you are...........trust it...

9.When it all goes wrong..the good rider accepts the fact there was allways something they could have done to avoid it or see it coming 99.9999999% of the time..

10. The fact your reading this means you hungry for more knowledge..thats the start to becoming an advanced rider.....accepting you DON'T know it all.....




Keep up the good advice and friendly approach folkes.... Im gonna reccomend this site to my students........
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I'd have to say its the lesson i learned just a week ago...
Pay attention to approaching lights in tight blind curves and slow down!!....cus you don't know whose lane they could be in !!! Also keep arms and legs tucked in tight as possible when sliding and flipping through people's yards !!!
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