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Old 11-11-2013, 09:54 AM   #151
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Sounds like Ginger was pissed at you for taking Blue out instead of her the other day...
Could be...but you have only heard part of the story....the rest is below:
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:55 AM   #152
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I posted this in a couple of places but I figure it needs to be posted here also:
Yesterday....I hop on Ginger to take a little ride between football games headed down to Keg Springs Winery for a bottle or three for dinner. After I turn onto Hatcher Lane (a little side street that leads where I was heading) I noticed a car followed by a patrol car coming up behind me. I don't think much of it since I am within the speed limit and just keep cruising. I noticed the car behind me getting a little close so I give the bike a "shake" by moving from the inside half of the lane to the outside and back a few times to make sure they still remember I am in front of them...no worries, I do it all the time. Also, I want to add that to my knowledge there is nothing in the Tennessee Code that says I cannot use my entire width of the lane when I ride as long as I don't cross into another or an oncoming lane in the process. I was in complete control of my vehicle at this time.

So I continue on, turning at my intersection (blinkers & no stop since it is a yield sign)....the car behind me goes left and the patrolman goes right behind me.....no worries, I haven't done anything wrong. Take my next turn (a left) and I notice that the patrolman follows again. Just as I am starting to think he may be up to something....bam...blue lights. As I pull over and start to strip off my gloves my mind is racing trying to figure out what the heck I did wrong. The office come up and we start with the pleasantries.....he asked if I was having a problem keeping my bike straight. I say no sir, none at all. Well, come to find out that the car behind me gestured to the office about my lane shifting so he stopped me to suggest that I don't do it around other traffic. He didn't ticket me, didn't write a warning either (assumably because I didn't do anything illegal) and sent me on my merry way with an "I understand, I ride bikes too".

I tell this story to say this: I have heard most of my life that "Perception is more important than Reality"......I was just reminded yesterday how this is so true. While (to my knowledge) I didn't do anything that is illegal in the laws, I was perceived as doing something wrong.

So I guess the question here is What do Others PERCEIVE when they see you ride??? I'm going to think about this a little more myself...
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #153
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I think that some folks just don't like bikes or people on bikes. Glad you rode away without any " Awards".
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:16 PM   #154
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Good points Clocklaw.

To help make a good perception, I use at least the 2 second rule when following but I also make an extended jester if the driver in front is signaling to turn. I will always slow down more and give them more space.

Too often I see bikers too close to cars and sometimes
passing them while they're turning. Makes for a bad impression/perception of other riders and also dangerous if the driver changes his/her mind at the last second.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #155
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Anyone getting out this weekend, I may put on the thermals and test the weather, but I gotta work on Ginger first.

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Old 11-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #156
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:14 PM   #157
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Anyone getting out this weekend, I may put on the thermals and test the weather, but I gotta work on Ginger first.

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Old 12-28-2013, 07:14 PM   #158
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Been busy with family and the Christmas thing. I want to wish all of you guy's a Merry Christmas and a prosperous and safe New Year.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #159
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Happy New Year to all....get out and ride!
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:49 PM   #160
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Got out for a great ride yesterday, but spent today wrapping up some maintenance on Ginger....

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Old 01-13-2014, 01:16 PM   #161
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I got the VTX for a couple of hours Saturday from about 2:30 - 4:30. I didn't go far, just over to Centerville and back. I just happened to run up on some old friends over there, so stopped and talked to them for a while. Then toured around the old stomping grounds for a bit. I got a little chilled on the way home, but it was still a great time.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:36 PM   #162
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Planning to get out for a while tomorrow....anyone else riding? Should be a beautiful day.
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2005 FJR1300 - "my Blue Angel"
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1992 TDM850 - "Ginger" & 1993 TDM850 - "Raven"
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:00 AM   #163
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I'm hoping to ride up to the Log Cabin to meet my daughter for lunch.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:04 AM   #164
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Gonna try to get out a little today, my dad had an accident yesterday so Brenda is going to stay home and be close to the phone in case while I go. Where/what is the log cabin?

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Old 02-01-2014, 03:28 PM   #165
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Finally got out today to break in the new ride. This thing feels completely awkward compared to the KLR. I think I need to catch up with you guys sometime to get a few pointers.

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