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Old 04-13-2011, 07:17 PM   #16
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I'd say pretty normal most of the time, but for me it does depend on what I'm on.

Most of my riding is cruising on cruisers.

On scooters, I tend to ride pretty normal, lane split here in there, just cruise the backroads and enjoy the twisties.

But sometimes, I just ride like a maniac on that scoot! Go WOT in through and fly around corners, gotta admit its lots of fun!
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:41 PM   #17
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Someone commented on a blog post I made about a building that was being rehabbed, "Have you ever considered being a building inspector, or detective? You notice so many things." ( http://crcleblue.blogspot.com/2010/1...rban-ride.html )

I like riding the same routes and seeing what I've not noticed before, or what has changed. Since I ride in lots of different kinds of weather, I enjoy the way different conditions change my perceptions.

Yes, I'm a noticing kind of rider.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #18
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My father told me I would hotrod a lawn mower! I have had to teach my self that some control and that speed limits are more than a suggestion as to the minimum speed.
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:23 AM   #19
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..........different conditions change my perceptions........
Just to add to that, I found myself often doing roads going the same direction, then discovered how different they seemed going the opposite way. Simple, but fun observation.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:32 PM   #20
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My bud, Canuman, tries to remind me that the throttle has more than one position... WIDE OPEN!!
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:21 AM   #21
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I ride like a big ol sack'o'potatoes flopping from side to side and back and forth!
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Slow, but that's fine as neither me nor my ride were built for speed

I represent those remarks!
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:43 AM   #22
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style? loosely defined as

slow and deliberate....getting slower and deliberate-er as I get...."less younger-er".
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:09 PM   #23
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casual more my style.

mainly use my scooter to get to n from work but on the weekends i like to take long trips enjoy the scenery n relax
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:24 PM   #24
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Long. I've been known to ride 500 miles for a cup O joe and a really good piece of pie. Then ride home.

Why? Because I can. Maybe I need an intervention,,,
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:39 PM   #25
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Sunday Morning!, In the middle of the summer, knowing its going to be a nice day I get up at 4:00 AM I am out on the road before 5:00 AM, I pick a long 2 lane road that I have all to myself and it goes on forever, I come into a small town around 7:00 have breakfast at a far out of the place mom and pop resturant where the people are friendly, and turn around and come home and go about my busy day. I travel almost 100 miles just to have breakfast.
L-O-V-E watching the sunrise as I ride into it.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:37 PM   #26
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Rode 200 miles to wish mom happy mothers day! Took the long way.

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Old 05-09-2011, 08:41 PM   #27
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Why? Because I can. Maybe I need an intervention,,,

I like your style! I do a lot of things because I can!
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:32 AM   #28
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faster

At my age,,, I must ride really fast, otherwise I may not live long enough to get there!!!
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:24 PM   #29
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I went on a "born-again" biker course and even my instructor described me as "a little over-cautious". I'm glad I am. I approach every intersection assuming no-one has seen me. Unless I make solid eye contact with a car or lorry driver I assume he or she WILL pull out at exactly the moment I pass. I use my horn liberally and don't apologise for doing so.

I love twisties like everyone else, but I want to live, so I'm happy being cautious. I suppose that makes me a boring old fart.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:29 PM   #30
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A few weeks ago while on a ride I had a person with whom I've never ridden with before tell me I'm "sleeper fast"; like the "non descript sedans that appear innocuous at first glance yet knock off Corvettes and 911s". I've also had someone call my riding style very "zen". I guess I can see those, as I always try to ride as smoothly as possible, and am always attempting to keep 10 or more steps ahead of where I am at any given moment. I ride scoots the same way I do my bike, and I drive the same way as well. I think a lot of it comes from growing up around Alfa Romeos, GTIs and the like, driving on sketchy, narrow mountain roads; Small displacement vehicles you had to drive smoothly to maintain a quick pace, all while trying not to wrap yourself around that tree just beyond the next hairpin turn.

I definitely can also relate to the comment about a "sack of potatoes". Just a few weeks ago I was talking to some guys who spend a lot of time at the track, and have been to more than a few track schools between the two of them. One remarked that one of the teachers always emphasized riding loose, like a "sack of potatoes" in order to ride quickly consistently. I totally try to stay in that mode on the bike, and looking way ahead helps keep the surprises to a minimum.
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