Can this newbie be saved...

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Trophy Mike, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Trophy Mike

    Trophy Mike w/extreme prejudice

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    Her physicality has nothing to do with her situation. BTW expect a visit from Immigration.
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  2. Pedro Navaja

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    And WTF does that mean?
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  3. Trophy Mike

    Trophy Mike w/extreme prejudice

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    Sorry, been watching too much Don Rickles on those Dean Martin Roasts. You don't need to pick on the fat girl for being fat. You're better than that. Your 6 pts earlier were about the best comments on this thread.
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  4. Pedro Navaja

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    Explain the Immigration quip. I got Airborne wings and a Ranger tab fuckhead.
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    :lol3
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  6. RiDR

    RiDR The Himalayan what?

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    I love those roasts! :lol3 Good thread. :freaky
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  7. Pedro Navaja

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    Oh, and BTW, her physicality absolutely does have everything to do with her situation, and might even be the whole problem. Try this for starters Jethro (as in Bodine):

    1. Slower reflex time from brain to muscle.
    2. Slower reaction time from muscle to action/execution.
    3. Less mental confidence from being fat (this actually effects women more than men, since men tend give-a-shit less about being a lard-ass).
    4. Typically the more overweight, the weaker the abs and lower back. Which is muy importante for riding as it is the core of the body.

    Now contrast that with a rider chick like nicomama. No Harley, works out, no soap-opera in the head, rides dirt and street, rides solo, self-sufficient, etc. Comprende?

    Now YFF go tell Immigration to hurry and get over here to deport my ass. Finally, a way to quit paying all these fucking taxes and start smoking Cuban cigars again legally. :wings Don't come to Costa Rica, we have long memories :wink:
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  8. Trophy Mike

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    Cordially invite Nicomama to weigh in on the discussion.
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  9. DataDaddy

    DataDaddy @ the new dad thing Super Moderator

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    Back to topic... this is headed toward the wrong horizon :deal
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  10. haithabu

    haithabu Been here awhile

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    To be fair to Harleyryder she appears to be quite safety conscious from reading her blog. She did the PLP when she began and took the MS course when it was suggested to her after a few weeks riding. She is certainly aware of the risks:

    I think people here are underestimating HR because of the way she plays up her uncertainties. There is a certain self-satirization going on here I think.
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  11. Trophy Mike

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    By popular demand Harley Ryder and her crew.
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  12. haithabu

    haithabu Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I would definitely recommend the lowering kit.
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    danny4744 Been here awhile

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    Lifestyle marketing at its worst, someone get this woman a buell blast.
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  14. Kommando

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    I guess she isn't concious enough to realize that they only have time to teach theory and drills in most rider courses. Whether or not one practices the material in a closed area (until proficient enough to not be a rolling danger on public roads) is up to the individual.

    The main question remains...Why buy a bike (especially a FIRST bike) that you have no hope of handling safely?
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  15. haithabu

    haithabu Been here awhile

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    Well, if she's made it this far she probably can handle it safely.
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  16. RangeRidn

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    Sure...apparently she's so nervous about starting out again from a full stop that she has taken to slowing down and rolling through those "big red signs" and she has to remind herself that she's supposed to come to a complete stop...
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  17. Gitana

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    Pictures? :D
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  18. Trophy Mike

    Trophy Mike w/extreme prejudice

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    Oh, alright.
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  19. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    I don't see that as a problem. Starting from a stop is the hardest part when learning how to use a clutch.:dunno

    Especially when I was starting out in a stick shift car, I frequently rolled through stop signs, and I still do (bike and car) slow down early for a red light so I can just keep rolling in first gear, or put the clutch in and not come to a complete stop.

    Not exactly a big deal for me any more, but if I don't need to come to a complete stop, I'll just keep rolling. Especially in winter in my car.
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  20. STROMVADER

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    YUPPER! You don't need an M endorsement to buy a bike. Too many punk ass kids buy rockets and rip around in baseball caps and tapout shirts with no time under thier belt. Fucking turds that endanger everyone around them. She needs a smaller bike or a trike and spellcheck. Kudos to her for trying.