How would you describe your riding style?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by VESPAsfw3, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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  2. gogogordy

    gogogordy Long timer

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    slow and deliberate....getting slower and deliberate-er as I get...."less younger-er".
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  3. Phoebus30

    Phoebus30 First Timer

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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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  4. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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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. :clap

    Why? Because I can. Maybe I need an intervention,,,
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  5. Tacoma

    Tacoma Been here awhile

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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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  6. lowbuckrider

    lowbuckrider Been here awhile

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  7. btcn

    btcn Long timer

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    I like your style! I do a lot of things because I can!
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  8. gasandasphalt

    gasandasphalt Been here awhile

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    At my age,,, I must ride really fast, otherwise I may not live long enough to get there!!!:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  9. robobiker

    robobiker NewRoundHere

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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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  10. Ultravoyageant

    Ultravoyageant Been here awhile

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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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  11. Coopdway

    Coopdway Curiouser

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    I get home before the rest of the family even knows it's Sunday.
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