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Old 04-11-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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How would you describe your riding style?

A motorcycle blogger recently characterized my riding style as being like a curious toddler. I have to admit that she hit it pretty much dead on. But I began to think about other riders I know and what there styles are. A pretty wide range of possibilities.

Took a long ride this past Saturday to test the toddler notion and posted about it on my blog as RIDING AND THE CURIOUS TODDLER.

Time to make some T-shirts.

It was a great day for a ride and the Vespa GTS performed well. The picture was made during the unpaved road part of the ride...

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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i stole it 2 seconds ago
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:35 PM   #3
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They just call me that crazy scooter guy. But now I'm thinking, I'm going to call you that crazy scooter guy....

I like riding in the weather, when people say, you shouldn't be going out in that. Get out there and battle mother nature, you against the wind with your little scooter. And people are like, that guy is f'in crazy! They can see it blowing you all over the road.

One good thing about riding in the rain, you never see any Harleys, unless the guy is going to work or something. Good for people who don't ride in the rain, good.

I like screaming into corner, and then while your laying it over real hard, you think, I wonder if I'm going too fast. I wonder if this the day I fuck up totally. No, I am not going out like that. I'm going to go down trying, even if I do wipe out.

I was talking to this Harley guy and he says 'I don't ride my 250 any more. It temps you to do things you shouldn't ought to be doing anyway.' But that's why I ride the scooter, I like to be a little naughty. But not in neighborhoods, around old ladies and little dogs. Then I play it cool..
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Old 04-12-2011, 02:18 AM   #4
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Riding on the road I've been described variously as an "old Granny", silly old fart, or my favourite, "restrained"!

On the drags track, I was once described as "commited".......

Not sure if that is for my control, or the apparent lack of it!
Who the hell would drag race a Ducati?!?!?!?!
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:38 AM   #5
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Location: NEPA
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On the track I am that idiot control rider on the gs.
On the street I am the fat guy on the scooter with bulldog that eats the balongna off the strippers asses at bike night's balongna tossing contest.

Most just I'm not right.......
Screw this shit. I'll meet you there.....
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:19 PM   #6
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Riding Style?

I am from Boston, how do you think I ride?
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:24 PM   #7
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Like a big ol Sack-O-Potatoes

I ride like a big ol sack'o'potatoes flopping from side to side and back and forth!
'13 Suzuki Vstrom 650
'08 Beta 450 RS
'12 Kymco Gti300, '03 Aprilia Scarabeo 150
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #8
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Great photo! Love your stuff.

I'm a pretty calm rider. Love to be on a scoot, going 40 or so and looking at the scenery.
Check out my kids Vids! HERE
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:15 AM   #9
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Sometimes I ride the Helix like I ride my Ducati, sometimes I ride the Ducati like I ride my Helix. Distinctions between riding styles/machines seems to blur......

Frontenac, MN
Chauncey likes to watch.......I like to ride
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:26 PM   #10
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Location: somewhere in the wilds of north eastern Missouri
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How would you describe your riding style?

I've been described as Colorful.

Can't quite figure out why. Just because I like to ride my scooters full out and rip around on my dirt bike. Just because I'm almost 58 years old and act more like I'm 28, no reason to call me colorful. Guess I could be called worse and probably have been on occasions by some. So I guess I can live with colorful.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:40 PM   #11
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Smooth and defensive.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:25 PM   #12
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Lately I would call my riding style "dances with mirrors". Lots of splitting in traffic during my commutes.

It's great fun and loads better than the truck.. like today.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:07 PM   #13
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Slow, but that's fine as neither me nor my ride were built for speed
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:54 PM   #14
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I ride, Therefore I Am.

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Old 04-13-2011, 03:15 PM   #15
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Leisurely. Like the twisties, but primary purpose is to go out and see the world, not to get from Point A to Point B in the shortest ain't a race.
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