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Old 05-13-2014, 02:25 PM   #1531
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Have you watched Ride Like A Pro DVDs? They are pretty informative.
Yes, several of them! Good info to have. I did alright in BRC, with left-hand turns anyway. Terrible with right-handers; it's the whole deal with trying to not throttle, just use the friction zone in 1st while the right hand is tucked in close. Odd position.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:36 PM   #1532
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To add to the question of practice, all professional riders regularly practice nearly every aspect of their riding, right up to the last day of their career. There is a good reason for that...even the best still have things to learn and things to improve upon.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:41 PM   #1533
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More fun to ride a slow motorcycle fast than a fast motorcycle slow....
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:56 AM   #1534
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WEAR YOUR GEAR!! Don't ever think it's too hot, or you won't look cool, or that it's going to be an easy ride so you don't need it!
You never know when a mechanical malfunction or an idiot may come up-and even going slow, falling down HURTS!!
It's not worth the risk of being unable to ride for weeks because you've skipped your gear!!
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Old 05-16-2014, 02:57 PM   #1535
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Practice, in a casual environment with experienced riders
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Old 05-16-2014, 03:26 PM   #1536
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For braking practice, I live on a very low-traffic street, so I put a driveway marker at the edge of my yard 30 feet from my mailbox.
When I'm coming home, if I feel like a practice session, I maintain speed until I get to the marker then put the binders on with the goal of getting stopped before I pass the mailbox.
Works good.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:51 PM   #1537
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For braking practice, I live on a very low-traffic street, so I put a driveway marker at the edge of my yard 30 feet from my mailbox.
When I'm coming home, if I feel like a practice session, I maintain speed until I get to the marker then put the binders on with the goal of getting stopped before I pass the mailbox.
Works good.
That's a good idea
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:35 PM   #1538
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Adjust the controls to fit you. Make sure you feel comfortable with the bike as one before riding the streets
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:32 AM   #1539
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Noobs and other should take a look at this thread and video.
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:18 AM   #1540
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Not sure if it's been mentioned, but don't be egged into trying to keep up with macho types who comment on your "chicken-strips" or some such. Ride your own ride as the saying goes, because for certain your injury or death will be all your own.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:26 AM   #1541
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Wear whatever you want but remember...

There's only two types of bikers - those who've had an accident and those who've yet to have one.

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Myth.
Definitely a steaming pile of mythical crap. Good riders, like good drivers and good pilots, tend to not crash or have accidents.
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:33 AM   #1542
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Definitely a steaming pile of mythical crap. Good riders, like good drivers and good pilots, tend to not crash or have accidents.
Thank you for reinforcing that good karma.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:37 PM   #1543
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Definitely a steaming pile of mythical crap. Good riders, like good drivers and good pilots, tend to not crash or have accidents.
I agree completely. It would be more accurate to say that there are those who have crashed, and those with the potential to crash. That is to say, if you go around expecting to crash or just as bad, believing you can't crash, your odds swing in a bad way.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:14 AM   #1544
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I agree completely. It would be more accurate to say that there are those who have crashed, and those with the potential to crash. That is to say, if you go around expecting to crash or just as bad, believing you can't crash, your odds swing in a bad way.
That's true, of course, as I've yet to hone my ability to see into the future (makes me chuckle (lol even) that some of you must have actually thought I could predict the future - bloody numpties) but, quite frankly, your version doesn't roll off the tongue as easily as mine. Plus the intent of the statement is to re-enforce the need to be ATGATT....

Either way, between "yet to" or "have the potential to"...I'm sticking to my version., you stick to yours and we'll both be happy. It's the message that's important, not the messenger.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:45 AM   #1545
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Definitely a steaming pile of mythical crap. Good riders, like good drivers and good pilots, tend to not crash or have accidents.
That's a little far out there too. My grandfather, who has been flying for over 40 years, was in the Air Force for 20, was a stunt pilot instructor, and is currently a flight instructor, has crash landed 2 planes. Both involved zero injuries. Good pilots, drivers, and riders just make the best of shitty situations.
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