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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 01:29 AM
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Posted By Ahboon
Southern winter I fly to Malaysia and Thailand so...

Southern winter I fly to Malaysia and Thailand so half my riding is in the tropics. (Endless Summer!)...:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,651
Posted By Ahboon
Happiness = First Light and a Full Tank.

73 years young. 55 years of pretty-much consistent riding mainly road but some trail and a little bit of motocross many years ago. 20,000 miles in the last 12 months. (I know! I know! I should get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2013, 03:42 AM
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Views: 422,680
Posted By Ahboon
Good advice IrishJohn - Always have a plan...

Good advice IrishJohn - Always have a plan "B"!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2013, 10:25 PM
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Views: 39,651
Posted By Ahboon
Old?

I'm getting old just reading this thread!
Born 28 April 1941
Started riding legally July 1959. Pretty much continuously since then. About 6 differrent countries and approximately 21 motorcycles....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2012, 12:19 PM
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Views: 422,680
Posted By Ahboon
Use your mirrors. Glance in them every few...

Use your mirrors. Glance in them every few minutes - more frequently in traffic. What is behind you can be more dangerous than what is up front.
Before overtaking or changing lane, always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2012, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Ahboon
This thread is for "noobs" so I realy don't want...

This thread is for "noobs" so I realy don't want to get into a semantic discussion however: -
1) Depending upon one's interpretation, "sport" does not have to be a competition (Scuba diving?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2012, 02:56 AM
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Posted By Ahboon
Very true. Indeed, motorcycling is NOT...

Very true. Indeed, motorcycling is NOT (primarily) a mode of transport! It is a"sport" and to be good at any sport you have to know the rules and practice, practice, practice.......

Cheers and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2012, 08:24 PM
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Views: 422,680
Posted By Ahboon
Agreed - and I guess you don't mean a book you...

Agreed - and I guess you don't mean a book you have to go out and buy but a well editied collection of the positive input, free on this web-site. Also elimiating the pointless, endless arguments...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,132
Posted By Ahboon
Agreed: A-pillar "shadow" has featured as a...

Agreed: A-pillar "shadow" has featured as a "near-miss" cause a number of times for me. Not just on the bike and sometimes my fault while driving as well!
Goes with the "Constant bearing,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,258
Posted By Ahboon
I'm with you buddy!

I'm with you buddy!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2012, 08:16 PM
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Views: 11,258
Posted By Ahboon
Stay healthy (weight, diet and exercise), stay...

Stay healthy (weight, diet and exercise), stay positive and ride to survive. If your genes are not against you there is a very good likelyhood that you will still be riding two wheels into your 70s...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 09:40 PM
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Views: 422,680
Posted By Ahboon
You are catching up - the %age you are lagging...

You are catching up - the %age you are lagging behind is growing smaller!
(That's one for Slide to figure.)

And I believe I am slowing down!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 09:28 PM
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Views: 422,680
Posted By Ahboon
Happy Birthday and thanks for the welcome. You...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the welcome. You will see from my next post that I am not put off by Slide (or anyone else).
Maybe we become more pragmatic (thicker skinned) as we get older.

BTW,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 09:17 PM
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Posted By Ahboon
I am still working my way through this thread, so...

I am still working my way through this thread, so please forgive me if it has been said before: -

Along with other techniques, when riding a gravel road (especially loose gravel) I tend to use...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 09:01 PM
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Views: 422,680
Posted By Ahboon
Quite: and I held a Pilot Licence for 25 years as...

Quite: and I held a Pilot Licence for 25 years as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Ahboon
To exercise this technique you need at least one...

To exercise this technique you need at least one eye. Maybe that is your problem?

If I am "dead bang wrong" how come I am alive, saved by this oberservation on more than one occasion, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2012, 07:35 PM
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Posted By Ahboon
Avoiding undesirable cross-road meetings

Hello Fellow Riders:
I am new to this Forum but not to motorcycling. (71 Years of age and 53 years of motorcycling).
One vital lesson (inter alia) I have learnt and yet to see mentioned is the...
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