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Old 02-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by Casey. View Post
As I neared town again, a little bit of traffic picked up. I saw a slow-moving oncoming minivan over a hill, then I spotted two trucks right on its ass. The rear-most truck was a true hillbilly mobile, and he wanted to pass BOTH of them just as I was riding by. I saw it coming, started braking, and made my way to the shoulder. He spotted me, but he was fully in my lane before he darted back. I came to a stop successfully and got my foot down. I assumed I'd lay it down just like the last time I encountered the shoulder, but no! Emergency maneuver #1 - check.

This is an important point for a new rider. It sounds like you perceived the potential threat before the action started. Keep that mentality as you gain experience. Don't let it ruin your riding experience by always worrying, but always stay sharp.

Plus, you are right on the edge of the Flint Hills...some of the best riding this country has to offer. Enjoy the CRF, they are great.
2013 CRF250L - 2009 DL650 - 1997 GL1500SE - 2005 DR-Z400S - 2008 DL650A - 2008 ST1300 - 2009 KLR650 - 2002 DR-Z400S - 1987 RM 250 - 1980 KD-80
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