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Old 03-12-2014, 09:42 AM   #1471
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1) The first year of riding is when 90% of bike crashes happen.
With a safety course the point is to get you into the 10% that
never crash .

2) If you have a 10.00 dollar head buy a 10.00 dollar helmet.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:22 AM   #1472
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So last Sunday I went for a group ride through the mountains and covered about 220 miles. By the end my fuel light had been on awhile and I was in a hurry to get home so I pushed my range limit and got home without a problem. At the time I had a msr fuel bottle on me in case I ran out. Well I had not ridden all week and decided to ride to work just to pick something up. I left my panniers and fuel bottle I the garage because my first stop was going to be a gas station a half mile away. I briefly thought of dumping my fuel bottle in the tank but really how much gas to you need to go 1/2 mile? Well apparently more than I had because I ran out at the bottom of a small hill 1/4 mile from my fuel bottle:(
My wife was kind enough to bring me my fuel bottle without calling me stupid ( but I could see it in her eyes) so when gas is all around don't push your range
I would have quietly walked back for the gas and told no one.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:37 AM   #1473
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1) The first year of riding is when 90% of bike crashes happen.
With a safety course the point is to get you into the 10% that
never crash .

2) If you have a 10.00 dollar head buy a 10.00 dollar helmet.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:43 AM   #1474
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Old 03-12-2014, 12:43 PM   #1475
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Never get complacent on the bike...Never. If its been said before...than it bears repeating.
I've only ever had one "off" on the bike....I'll let you guess why.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:06 PM   #1476
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Your in Controll

So After reviewing all these posts, Riding a motorcycle is
like riding a horse. In that if you are riding at a race tract you
don't want to be the only rider on a Clydesdale !!

The proper bike to fit your needs can make a ride fun. Also
maintaining the bike can be looked at as the same as feed and
grooming your horse.

The wind in your face and the feel of "you are in control" is what no
one tells you about. Have fun and enjoy.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:10 PM   #1477
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If you have a 10.00 dollar head buy a 10.00 dollar helmet.
ah, the old Bell helmet ad from the 60's
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:44 PM   #1478
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2) If you have a 10.00 dollar head buy a 10.00 dollar helmet.
I'll forgive you since you're a noob but please stop parroting this inanity.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:46 PM   #1479
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:48 PM   #1480
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1) The first year of riding is when 90% of bike crashes happen.
With a safety course the point is to get you into the 10% that
never crash .
Source?
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:10 AM   #1481
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Source?
Sure, sense you ask the source was a AMA safety instructor
back in 1979 in Cal.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:11 AM   #1482
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1979!?! LOL! I think the demographics have changed slightly since then...
An adjustment on those statistics..'might' be in order.
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Old 03-13-2014, 05:40 AM   #1483
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1979

Yep, been riding sense 1974... A lot of mistake's and few
"Road Rash" limping around the shop at work.

Life has shown me he was right, 90% of riders crash in the first
year. 10% don't crash until about 95 years of age. But lets adjust
that ..... say 10% goes up to 23 % crashers go down to 77%, sound
about right to you??
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:50 AM   #1484
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Yeah...that sounds a bit more accurate. But im just going by my own observations and experiences.

That said...the only crash I've had.....was in the first year...of street riding that is. Made a bad call...tried to get by a car on the right to make a corner....he wasnt signalling, but at the last minute he turned in on me. I could have avoided the crash had I simply waited another second or two. But that day I was feeling very confident and admittedly a bit cocky.
So perhaps it is true. I dont have a safety course, but I did learn how to ride on the mean streets of Rome. Bit of a crucible at first glance, but Italians are used to bikes and scooters zipping in and out and all around so its rare to see a motorcycle in an accident. Scooters on the other hand are a different matter there. But thats because the vast majority of scooter riders there dont pay any attention to traffic rules. They run reds as a matter of course and this is where a lot of them get into trouble. The skills I feel I developed from riding there is a good spacial awareness, the ability to maneuver in tight spaces not to mention keeping my head on a swivel.

As crazy as it looks there is a method to the madness but once you understand how traffic flows there riding is actually quite safe compared to here.

Put another way.....if you watch Long Way Round the only place they get into an accident was in Canada. Some idiot backs into Charlie and a young guy rear ends Ewan on the Trans Canada hwy.
Wen it comes to riding I ashamed to call myself Canadian sometimes....
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:09 AM   #1485
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As you may have noted I was riding for 4.5 years before taking the safety
class. A lot of bad habits to unlearn!! Took the course and road rash got time to heal. Lessons Learned by others help keep you out of the
hospital and stop the trees that jump in front of the bike!
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