I've noticed we have alot of new members on
the site latley and I would like to share a
few things that I think are important and I
wish someone had told me when I first started
riding. If I had been armed with this
information I probably wouldn't have a heal
in 20 pieces and several other arthritic bones
in my right foot.
I've learned that over confidence is a KILLER.
It goes for experts, intermediates, new riders.
Keep yourself in check, don't let your emotions
control your ride, always think first.
Tire Pressure! The largest factor in my worst
accident was tire pressure. Use the factory
specs NOT the tire's sidewall specs.
There's a place and time for all kinds of riding.
Don't be foolish in congested areas. Patience
is definitley a virue when it comes to riding.
Wait for the right place to push your limits
if that's what you want you want to do.
Don't take your eyes off the road!! This one
got me too once - 1 second is too long.
I try to round a road once to check for gravel,
sand etc before I turn around and rail on it.
For bigger bore bikes, chain tension is important
also. To loose and on/off throttle in corner
entry can get hairy.
Ok, that's it, I'm done. Please undertand
I'm not trying to preach, I remind myself of
these things EVERY time I ride, I've seen
and heard of way too many accidents latley,
if any of this advice can help than that
makes my millineum.
Take Care and Enjoy!
I've got what it takes to take what you've got.