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2 types of riders

Postby mossyoakboy » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:00 pm

My old man told me there are types of motorcycle riders in the world, those who have gone down, and those who are going to go down,
So today i moved from one category of rider to another.....

No real problems with me or the bike, i finally restricted enough air that i could get some throttle response out of it and so i started riding laps around my apartment complex, which happens to have some speed bumps, since my bike sits kinda low, those tend to cause problems [emoji1] so i was going around it by the curb, i had slowed down and was braking and had the clutch engaged so the bike wasnt under power, and of course since its shortly after winter there is enough sand for a small beech party on the roads, and i happened to let go of the clutch a little too fast and a little too soon on this one particular speed bump..... spun the tire, fish tailed in the sand and bounched off the speed bump with the back tire and away the bike went and down i came.... sortly followed by the bike..... hurt my ego more than anything.... mainly because i was only in 1st gear... maybe 2nd doing like 10mph tops..... so yea i had a good start and a crappy finish to my day of motorcycle fun......
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Re: 2 types of riders

Postby ragedigital » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:33 pm

Sorry to hear that. Glad to hear it was at low speed though.

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Re: 2 types of riders

Postby _Will_ » Fri May 01, 2015 5:39 am

I'll always remember when I'd been riding for two weeks, I made a slow speed detour into a gravel driveway during my first big ride. My initial thought after getting up was "well, glad I got that over with"; followed shortly by declaring it was time to grab some lunch. Welcome to the club.

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Re: 2 types of riders

Postby DonTZ125 » Fri May 01, 2015 7:28 pm

I guess it was after my second asphalt expedition that I decided that riding with the house keys in the back pocket of my Jeans. Thankfully I was wearing full race leathers - including armoured knee caps - the day I crossed streetcar tracks in a howling monsoon. Left knee, full weight, slammed straight onto bare steel. Then I went racing, and got swept up by the corner workers a few times ... :whistle

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