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Old 03-21-2013, 04:02 PM   #16
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Thanks for the well wishes towards my brother, dudes.
He rides fully geared up in a good helmet, vanson leathers, Alpinestar boots and all. We will ride earlier in the morning and take advantage of some other areas about 1/2 hours North of Austin where the riding is really good and far less populated with VBSMs

We recently resurrected my brother's 900 Ninja, which was sitting for about 16 years. The motor has a ported head, RS Carbs, Big Bore Kit, balanced and blue printed motor, undercut transmission gears, billet clutch basket, PM wheels and brakes, FOX shock and Gold Valve forks.
By modern bike standards, is a rather slow steering bike, with and out-stretched reach to the bars - so I am very proud that his ex-road racing skills came to his rescue, when he had to dodge the bike to avoid a massive head-on collision.


Here is the skid mark left by the VBSM as the rider overshot the turn, rear wheel locked up and smoking.


Here is the rest of the skid mark he left as he went down the embankment on the other side of the road. At this point my brother would have been on the right hand side of the picture, in his lane as he had to countersteer to his left.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:09 PM   #17
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The number one safety tip is don't ride in Texas, which
obviously has a lot of idiots in its population ( you did bring us
the Bushes, and that is a gift that keeps on giving, but not in
a good way).


It's a shame the helmetless fool wasn't crushed
under a semi when he lost control of his p3n1$-enhancement
vehicle. That would have been instant justice.


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And yet, somehow you survive!

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Old 03-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #18
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Ride when its dark or raining or below 60 degrees. The big motorcycles you see then will have riders on them .
Between 50 and 65 degrees is my favorite weather to ride in, for many reasons.



No VBSM's out today... Just one very dirty motard.
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:54 PM   #19
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V. B. S. M. lol

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I salute your brother for his skills, and applaud his ATGATT foresight.

Sure is pretty country around there, eh?
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:40 PM   #20
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I always like when they ride side-by-side with the left guy's foot over top the centerline stripes. What's up with that ?
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #21
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I always like when they ride side-by-side with the left guy's foot over top the centerline stripes. What's up with that ?
It's called american bad-ass.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:52 PM   #22
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I'm sure cement truck drivers are impressed. and soccer moms.

Oh wait, not too many concrete deliveries on Sunday afternoons, nevermind.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #23
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I second the advice to get out early in the morning to avoid knuckleheads.

I've been on rides with some speedy, more time-tested gentleman and they like to hit the roads early. I am amazed at how little traffic we encountered, and this in the middle of New Jersey.

Despite my name I am not a morning person but I have already been forcing myself to get out of bed at a decent hour on the weekends this year in anticipation of getting higher quality rides in when riding season really opens up.

I've been riding all winter whenever the roads were clear and the temps were in the 40's and the only issue I have with riding early is that I don't have the experience to trust my tires in the wet or cold.....which is why these group rides help......since more experienced riders can get you to develop more trust and skill without having to find the limit for yourself. Just set your limit at 3/4 of how they are riding and you are good to go, even in less than ideal conditions.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:24 AM   #24
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I always like when they ride side-by-side with the left guy's foot over top the centerline stripes. What's up with that ?
Not side-by-side, but this weekend I was driving behind two riders that couldn't have been much different. Rider #1 (furthest away) was a H-D riding all black wearing centerline rider. Rider #2 (closest) was on some type of more-standard/relaxed-sporty bike and wearing a lime-green vest and white helmet. #2 used the whole lane but tended towards the middle to right side, usually riding where the right tire would go.

This was wide open traffic on 101 (for some reason, go figure) so positioning among cages going the same direction wasn't a factor. Neither was traffic, it was a great day to ride--sunny and dry. H-D rider just liked hugging the centerline. It was weird to watch.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #25
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When I see this - I ride away and



When I see this - I just

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