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Old 05-01-2011, 11:57 AM   #166
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Typically, when I sense danger I'll will lay 'er down into an intentional slide. Then I jump up, land with my feet on the bike whilst still sliding. I surf the bike in this way until I decide the potential threat is over- then I pick up the bike while it's still moving and jump back onto the seat and ride off.

Unfortunately, I only do this when I sense danger- not when there's actually a hazard, but I look so good doing it.

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Old 05-02-2011, 03:32 PM   #167
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I take it you're putting the dealership owner's kids through college one set of pegs, side cases, and handlebars at a time...

You know the really funny part is visualizing what you're writing...

"Everybody's gone surfing... Surfing U.S.A." keeps going through my mind...

Thanks, I appreciated that post.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:24 PM   #168
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I came upon a possum one night on a county road, i could see his eyes in my headlights from 100 yrds away. I could tell there was no avoiding the collision. I was at speed prolly 15 - 20 mph, had to lay her down.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:57 AM   #169
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An opportunity to make money here...

I am going to have to start combing goodwills for roller skates and blades- remove the wheels and crank out brackets! I sense money to be made in crash bar wheels for when you have to "lay 'er down"
I could paint skulls and flames and stuff on them!
For the record, I worked at a Japanese breaker shop....this was also common among ujm riders. I just translated that phrase in my head to "bike came out from under me" and replied "ok, what do you need?"
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:11 AM   #170
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:48 AM   #171
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Typically, when I sense danger I'll will lay 'er down into an intentional slide. Then I jump up, land with my feet on the bike whilst still sliding. I surf the bike in this way until I decide the potential threat is over- then I pick up the bike while it's still moving and jump back onto the seat and ride off.

Unfortunately, I only do this when I sense danger- not when there's actually a hazard, but I look so good doing it.

I'm from St. Louis too, and this is exactly how they teach it at the MSF course I took there years ago.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:03 AM   #172
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I don't see all the hoopla.

I lay mine down all the time, to swap the rear wheel. Much easier and faster than a jack.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:47 AM   #173
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Had to lay 'er down




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Old 05-24-2011, 08:11 AM   #174
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I like how he stuck the leg out, to drift it thru the corner. Supermoto wannabe?
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:44 AM   #175
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I like how he stuck the leg out, to drift it thru the corner. Supermoto wannabe?
Looks like the guard rail behind him had few hits, they'll start selling tickets soon at that stretch of road
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:10 AM   #176
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Arnold Schwartzenegger had to lay 'er down once and it cost him his marriage.

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Old 05-24-2011, 12:03 PM   #177
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Looks like the new guard rail behind him already has a few hits, they'll start selling tickets soon at that stretch of road
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:41 AM   #178
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There are two kinds big burly GS riders:
1. those who have.
2. those who haven't yet.

Big burly GS's have to lay down sometimes. There's just no way around it when they decide to take a little nap.



I had to lay-er down 5-6 times, so far.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:57 AM   #179
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There are two kinds big burly GS riders:
1. those who have.
2. those who haven't yet.

Big burly GS's have to lay down sometimes. There's just no way around it when they decide to take a little nap.



I had to lay-er down 5-6 times, so far.
Big difference between "Had to lay it down", and "It laid down". I doubt you did the above on purpose.
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:31 AM   #180
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Maybe it makes more sense to lay 'er down if you can get back up?
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