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Old 08-31-2013, 01:11 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Woland View Post

Don't underestimate the lack of basic understanding of how a bike reacts to different surfaces.
Riding a bike on dirt is totally different from riding on pavement, especially when you start leaving the ground. I had a dirt bike as a kid. My first instinct is still to get out of trouble on my Burgman with the throttle, not the brake. My wife has never ridden on dirt, and doesn't grasp that concept. She still wants to brake.

Don't underestimate how bad a teacher you are compared to a good professional teacher.
I'm actually a good teacher, but it doesn't matter, good or bad, if I teach the wrong things. Better to learn from someone who really knows.

No way I'd be willing to teach a loved one how to ride. I leave that to the professionals with a clean conscience.
LOL! Absolutely not. Too much drama!

Ride safe
Scott Fraser
one 125 Vino; two 650 Burgman Execs
06 Vulcan 900 Classic LT; 05 V-Star 1100 Silverado
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