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post #31 of 132 (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 12:45 PM
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... Also keep arms and legs tucked in tight as possible when sliding and flipping through people's yards !!!
A quick etiquette question... do you charge people for the hedge trim and lawn airation in an instance like this or just let them have it as a "freebie"?

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post #32 of 132 (permalink) Old 03-25-2001, 08:27 PM
 
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HeHe....the job i did on their lawn with the bike and myself was totally free of charge. I'm pretty good at it.....Do ya need any yard help sometime soon??
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The single most important thing I've learned is to keep 2 fingers on the clutch and the front brake levers at all times, NOT just when I think there might be a chance of needing them. Usually, for me, excrement occurs when I least expect it.

Interestingly enough, did ya know it takes about a half second to uncurl your fingers from the grip and reach for the lever? At 60 mph that = about 66 feet. 66 feet lost when ya coulda been doing some hard braking. Personally I'd much rather stop 1 foot before the car, dog, deaf and blind senior citizen, whatever, than to stop 65 feet after hitting them.

I know, the racers don't do this on the track. I've watched them too. But I still do it on the track anyway in case some dork decides to shut the door on me when I'm half way through it already.

And, if you're riding correctly, you don't need to hold onto the grips anyway. Your body weight will be sufficient to keep your hands there... especially under braking when your weight transfers forward.
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for me, excrement occurs when I least expect it.
huh? Is your nickname poopypants? I think they make adult diapers for your problem.
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post #35 of 132 (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 05:50 AM
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HeHe....the job i did on their lawn with the bike and myself was totally free of charge. I'm pretty good at it.....Do ya need any yard help sometime soon??
HAHA!

Snow ain't bad either
post #36 of 132 (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 09:47 AM
 
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I would say the best lesson is riding your own pace. But in order to do that you have to be able to recognize when you are getting in over your head. Self awareness is key to recognizing when you are starting to get behind and are reacting to the bike instead of commanding it.
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Quote: "huh? Is your nickname poopypants? I think they make adult diapers for your problem." Unquote, funksouljon.

Ummmmmmmm... tell me something my friend. How can you breathe with your head stuck so far up in there?

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..."huh? Is your nickname poopypants? I think they make adult diapers for your problem."...
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...Ummmmmmmm... tell me something my friend. How can you breathe with your head stuck so far up in there?...
LMAO, Jon!

Bikenutz, he uses the anal re-breather that was developed by the GOTARAM Corporation. They work really well when confronted with the dreaded *Anal Rectal Inversion* or ARI for short. Not using one will cause certain irritability as was depicted in your reply to his post. My recommendation is that you get yourself to the drugstore ASAP, and get one!


As for the most important lesson I've learned from this thread?

Always...oh wait...Never ride behind another rider that
always keeps two fingers on the front brake and two
on the clutch, and always shut the door on him in the
turns. You can, because he's expecting it.
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NEVER RIDE WITH PEOPLE YOU DON'T LIKE!!
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Riding with people ya don't like

Thanks 93Redkat, I've already met 2 people through this forum I don't want to go riding with.
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