Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. PT Rider

    PT Rider Been here awhile

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    What did she learn? Not how to corner smoothly. She learned that she needs to ride slower and stomp on the brake sooner.
  2. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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  3. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    That'll learn her! Try to pass on the outside?! HA!:lol3
  4. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Yup, I'm a girl.

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    Actually, it looks as though she took the corner too hot and started applying her brakes early, but never let off them and kept going straight while her hubby passed her up.

    Glad it was a soft landing! :thumb
  5. zabrow187

    zabrow187 n00b

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    It is an odd corner (down hill increasing radius). I think it was our 2nd time through. She came in hot and panicked a little.

    I'd never push her wide on purpose :sly:

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  6. kneeslider

    kneeslider Long timer

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    ...be in the correct gear & adjusting her speed for the corner! Looking through the corner, i.e., looking where you want to go might be something to consider. Maybe hubby should lead at a sane pace for several trips before letting her be the alpha female!

    I am curious, are they speaking yet?
  7. FatherX

    FatherX so͞oˈpərflo͞oəs

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    there's the thread we all love

    :fishie
  8. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Rawrr!

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    How much thickness do you need?

  9. ZaethDekar

    ZaethDekar Been here awhile

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    Depends on the bike... Some like it thicker than others, or so I am told... but really it isn't about size.
  10. Ciph3r

    Ciph3r Adventurer

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    You just need the right technique (or so I'm told...)
  11. Kubla

    Kubla Long timer

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    When the cords are showing, it is too thin
  12. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    If it still holds air, it's still good.:D
  13. Kubla

    Kubla Long timer

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    followed a car down the road one night that subscribed to that school of thought, the sparks off the steel belts were impressive

    the tires on my 76 eldorado were 20 years old when I sold it, they were just starting to crack, had always been garaged and the tires had about 4000 miles on them in 20 years
  14. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    It's amazing how you go right where you look huh?
  15. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    With smoke coming off the rear tire,,,
  16. PJFZ1

    PJFZ1 Adventurer

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    Yep...
  17. mrphotoman

    mrphotoman Long timer

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    :lol3 Yeah that slick has lots and lots of tread doesn't it :rofl



    and this is a hamburger:

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  18. Kubla

    Kubla Long timer

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    I see that once again you have forgotten to pull your head out of your ass before posting, the tread is the part of the tire that interacts with the road, the tread PATTERN would be the grooves and such molded into the tread (or in the case of a slick, the LACK of grooves)

    And you must also be blind since you called a nice looking piece of fish a hamburger, blindness would explain most of your posts so it must be so
  19. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    How about a Gap photo.

    My riding buddy on one of his gap toys.

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  20. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Tell Warner to at least take the grinder, or a file to his knee pucks.:deal


    :lol3


    Mike