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Old 04-12-2012, 07:14 AM   #9811
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Sadly, I think a lot of people who are scared/unable to ride on two wheels think that trikes are a safer/easier option. (NOT saying all trike riders don't know or are scared to ride on two wheels)
Thank you for the disclaimer

I just don't understand that photo. Yeah, yeah, a zillion people fight in this thread about going over the yellow, "using the whole road when clear," etc., etc. I'm not one of those guys, but fine, whatever.

But c'mon. I've NEVER done that on my Spyder. I've never come CLOSE to doing that.

I'll admit, if the road is clear I may skirt (NOT cross) the yellow with my inside tire to get a better line, but going an entire frickin' lane over?

As for your clueless Hayabusa chaser, the Spyder rides like a motorcycle insofar as you get the best results by braking before you enter the turn, then throttling out of it. Trouble is, it's so forgiving that a lot of riders can brake-- and brake hard-- right through the entire turn, apexing two, three, five times through a turn. Sure, you can ride it that way-- sloppy-- but it's no fun that way, dummies.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:18 AM   #9812
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I think that's 205... either way, it makes me very, very sad.
Why? IIRC in that corner, you can see all the way thru the next 2 corners.

**IF** there's nothing coming, what difference does it make?



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Old 04-12-2012, 07:21 AM   #9813
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:23 AM   #9814
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Why? IIRC in that corner, you can see all the way thru the next 2 corners.

**IF** there's nothing coming, what difference does it make?



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Old 04-12-2012, 07:47 AM   #9815
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Why? IIRC in that corner, you can see all the way thru the next 2 corners.

**IF** there's nothing coming, what difference does it make?



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IF that person was looking through the next 2 corners, you'd think he would have noticed the photog sitting there, it's not exactly like the photogs are making an attempt to blend in.

Oh, yeah, and DAKEZ, I'm stealing your pic, if you don't mind.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:22 AM   #9816
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I read her license plate as "sweat pie"!

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I read that as "sweet pea". Must be a regional thang, y'all heah?
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:23 AM   #9817
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I was following a female Can-Am rider the other day who was trying to keep up with some guy (presumably her SO) on a Hayabusa.
Observations over the past several years...
That is probably the number one cause of accidents for new riders...trying to keep up with a friend, group of friends who don't, or won't, slow down for the "new" rider in the group. If you don't want to help a new rider don't let them ride with you.
I was watching a BRC the other weekend and there was a husband wife team there. The guy had ridden before(but not very well) and to him every exercise was about doing it as fast as possible, being in control didn't even cross his mind even after being told so numerous times. The wife was all about learning proper control. She did much better than he did. I hope she has enough sense to let him go and not try and keep up once they start riding together.
A few years back I saw a three day old triumph tiger...totaled. New rider, the guy was trying to keep up with his buddies and low sided around a turn with a 30' cliff on the outside of the turn. Luckily he didn't go off the cliff but the bike did. He did sustain broken bones though...

Let em go and ride your own ride. When you hone your skills then you can keep up.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:37 AM   #9818
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Sadly, I think a lot of people who are scared/unable to ride on two wheels think that trikes are a safer/easier
And that is the big danger. Many of the two-wheeled skills and reflexes are still needed and imperative. Buying and riding a trike is fine, but NOT for those reasons...



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Old 04-12-2012, 08:38 AM   #9819
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Why? IIRC in that corner, you can see all the way thru the next 2 corners.
What's the point in seeking out a twisty road, just to straighten the curves?

It's like, why drive arouund Watkins Glen, just cut across the infield if you can get back to the Start/Finish line quicker that way.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:34 AM   #9820
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Observations over the past several years...
That is probably the number one cause of accidents for new riders...trying to keep up with a friend, group of friends who don't, or won't, slow down for the "new" rider in the group. If you don't want to help a new rider don't let them ride with you.
...Or do what a lot of groups do, and have an official or unofficial "fast" group and "slow" group. The group I ride with lets everyone ride at their own pace, and pulls over at any major route change to let the slower members catch up and not get lost. It definitely reduces the stress levels, knowing that you're not expected to keep up at a pace beyond your skill level.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:46 AM   #9821
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Observations over the past several years...
That is probably the number one cause of accidents for new riders...trying to keep up with a friend, group of friends who don't, or won't, slow down for the "new" rider in the group. If you don't want to help a new rider don't let them ride with you.
My mixed-group rule #2 of thumb: less experienced riders on point, vets trail.

That said, when riding with a Spyder, it generally helps to have them ride trail if only because while they may or may not be able to corner better and keep up than certain two-wheel riders, they sure as heck can stop better, i.e. the last thing you want is a Spyder rider emergency stopping in front of a biker(s).

(My rule #1? Ride your own ride, we'll meet up at lunch... but if you insist, then yeah, rule #2).
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:22 AM   #9822
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Oh, yeah, and DAKEZ, I'm stealing your pic, if you don't mind.
Not mine so...
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:15 AM   #9823
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:34 AM   #9824
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Assless is one word when it refers to chaps.

It's two words or hyphenated if you are referring to your love life when you lived in your mom's basement.

You don't need to thank me...
This is true and to add if they weren't assless then they would be called pants, so the whole assless addition is pointless.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #9825
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I think that's 205... either way, it makes me very, very sad.
The direction he is looking, he could be taking a turn-out to park.
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