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Old 01-12-2013, 05:01 PM   #16
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Yeah. What he said. Stupid Hurts.
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:48 PM   #17
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We have a similar saying in the flying world.
"Flying is not dangerous. However, the air is
very unforgiving".
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:32 PM   #18
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We have a similar saying in the flying world.
"Flying is not dangerous. However, the air is
very unforgiving".
Pavement seems equally unforgiving. Not that I would know. Rumors of my crash are greatly exaggerated.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:02 PM   #19
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As a new rider, daydreaming and riding are very dangerous. Every near accident I've had, is because I was daydreaming. Great points have been made, and I hope your friends marriage works out. Sometimes I feel, getting on the bike helps to relieve stress, but not always.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #20
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Honestly, it's where i go to not think ....... Can't hear the phone, no e-mail, no hassle..no clients..... Just me and my machine in gods creation........
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:04 AM   #21
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Riding seems to push everything out of my usually busy mind except the one issue that is most troublesome to me. Doesn't matter what it is at the time. Relationships, work, future plans. The one issue goes to the back of my mind and I slowly pick it over. I usually come to a solution in a half a tank of fuel. Worst one ever took me 4 tanks. Nolt saying it's always the right solution looking back, but it was the right one at the time with the info I had at the time. I really don't think the one thing in the back of my mind detracts from my riding, when it gets technical I don't even hear the music I have playing.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:42 AM   #22
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Skiing, and riding a motorcycle have a lot in common, in that both are highly technical, involving your whole body and mind + 100% commitment to every turn you make, or a corner you take on your bike. Both skiing and riding will also punish you the minute you slack off. Few times i've cut my ride short or gone home early from the ski slope, as i didn't feel 'right'. I don't know if it's emphasized on riding course's for beginners, how important it is to be in the right 'mind set', when you throw your leg over that seat, although that goes for us old fart's as well!
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:43 PM   #23
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Skiing, and riding a motorcycle have a lot in common, in that both are highly technical, involving your whole body and mind + 100% commitment to every turn you make, or a corner you take on your bike. Both skiing and riding will also punish you the minute you slack off. Few times i've cut my ride short or gone home early from the ski slope, as i didn't feel 'right'. I don't know if it's emphasized on riding course's for beginners, how important it is to be in the right 'mind set', when you throw your leg over that seat, although that goes for us old fart's as well!
Can you countersteer on skis?
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:05 PM   #24
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We have a similar saying in the flying world.
"Flying is not dangerous. However, the air is
very unforgiving".
Along these same lines ................... My Dad was a private pilot (he's still alive at 89, but doesn't fly any longer) and he always said:

"There are OLD pilots and there are BOLD pilots ............ but there aren't many OLD BOLD pilots".
I always think about how well this applies to bikes too. Gotta keep your head in the game.

Aussijussi , I snow ski and bike ride quite a lot. And I agree with you 100%. Riding twisties and riding skis are a lot more alike than most folks would realize.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:31 PM   #25
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Like others, I have some crazy, some epic, some epiphany-type thoughts going through my head when I ride. It happens all the time.

But the minute I catch myself in a stupid mistake as a result of being too involved in thought, that's when I stop, clear my head, and then continue.

My worst problem is rushing. I can't count how many times I've caught myself rushing through the prep to ride, then my mind is still in rush-mode when I leave, and I'll usually make a stupid mistake within a block or two. A quick stop, a few breaths, a mental reset, and I'm good to go.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:06 PM   #26
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Like others, I have some crazy, some epic, some epiphany-type thoughts going through my head when I ride. It happens all the time.

But the minute I catch myself in a stupid mistake as a result of being too involved in thought, that's when I stop, clear my head, and then continue.

My worst problem is rushing. I can't count how many times I've caught myself rushing through the prep to ride, then my mind is still in rush-mode when I leave, and I'll usually make a stupid mistake within a block or two. A quick stop, a few breaths, a mental reset, and I'm good to go.
I'm lucky in that once I get on the bike, I can switch everything else off. Riding is a 100% exercise for me, and my mind is busy watching traffic and calculating speed/distance problems. I find it very relaxing. Maybe I'm not normal......
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:24 PM   #27
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I'm lucky in that once I get on the bike, I can switch everything else off. Riding is a 100% exercise for me, and my mind is busy watching traffic and calculating speed/distance problems. I find it very relaxing. Maybe I'm not normal......
This seems very normal, actually.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:59 AM   #28
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Skiing, and riding a motorcycle have a lot in common, in that both are highly technical, involving your whole body and mind + 100% commitment to every turn you make, or a corner you take on your bike. Both skiing and riding will also punish you the minute you slack off. Few times i've cut my ride short or gone home early from the ski slope, as i didn't feel 'right'. I don't know if it's emphasized on riding course's for beginners, how important it is to be in the right 'mind set', when you throw your leg over that seat, although that goes for us old fart's as well!
Skiing is much different:

1) No speed limits. (Aside from being courteous and not skiing like a dick close to others.)

2) Usually when you have a spectacular high speed wipe out you just clean up your yard sale, brush off the snow and get back to skiing.

3) You don't go skiing among moving multi-ton vehicles that can kill you if you're not careful.

4) Skiing and drinking is legal.

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Old 01-14-2013, 04:23 AM   #29
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In racing cars, we say... it's not the speed that kills you, it's the sudden stopping.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:01 AM   #30
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Skiing is much different:

1) No speed limits. (Aside from being courteous and not skiing like a dick close to others.)

2) Usually when you have a spectacular high speed wipe out you just clean up your yard sale, brush off the snow and get back to skiing.

3) You don't go skiing among moving multi-ton vehicles that can kill you if you're not careful.

4) Skiing and drinking is legal.
Anyone doing lot of skiing, will know the similarities with motorcycling, high speed giant slalom turn, where the gravity is doing its best to throw you off the course, reminds me of a nice high speed sweeper on one of my regular ride's

Usually yes, you'll get away with just brushing the snow off your gear, still,18 skiers got killed in Colorado alone in 2012, doesn't compare with rider fatalities of course.

Skiing and drinking is just as stupid as riding and drinking.
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