The "sport" of motorcycling?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by hippiebrian, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Only Hippiebrian would say a sport is a competition only pursuit,it may have come to him in a dream but it got him to post a thread.

    Races are races,sporting pursuits are sporting pursuits.

    Cars tend to be boring cages that a 5 year old can drive given enough phonebooks to sit on,they get you where your going,some with a thousand bells and whistles.

    Motorcycles are sporting items for many, especially in the US where very few people buy them for sensible reasons.
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  2. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Thats the thing,some are happy to putt down the road,its a personal choice,as far as "going down" if your on a bike you can go down. Rather your fault or someone elses.

    The thing with pushing a bike towards its limits is knowing where the limit is for that corner and staying below that limit,it takes some brain power to do so.+the skill set to keep it smooth.

    Having learned the skills to stay up at high speeds makes a rider much safer at average speeds and better able to react to sudden inputs.
    Going slow all the time is no gaurantee of being unharmed.

    I trailride a good amount on tricky singletrack,the guys who are crashing/getting stuck/breaking their bikes are almost always the slow ones,they cant get out of their own way,every tricky section can mean sliding backwards down the trail in a heap and doing it over.

    Learning the skills takes work and being interested in doing so.
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  3. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Fixed.
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  4. Montague

    Montague UDF Adventurer

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    It is a hobby. A bloody expensive one.

    Just got my insurance renewal invoice................:eek1

    I have far too many hobbies.

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  5. DudeClone

    DudeClone Long timer

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    if you're doing this, you are :rayof

    or at least somewhat athletic. even if a slob lol. its like golf. thats a sport, but some those guys are in terrible shape. same goes for riding. it can still be a sport

    this looks part of a sport to me

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  6. Nevada

    Nevada Been here awhile

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    Disagree. Those guys are demonstrating that a bike is MORE than just a child's toy or transport for folks who can't get a car.
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  7. joexr

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    You should repeat this for the boobs in the countersteering thread.
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    Some of us are more like this!

    Jim :brow
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  9. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    They must have had to kill a water buffalo to get a piece of leather big enough.......:lol3
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  10. windmill

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    Anybody who thinks they have nothing to learn by pushing their limits is a fool, but when and where some push it makes them foolish too.


    To me, riding is a sport on the track or trail, and recreation or transportation on the street.
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  11. randyo

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    do your crash a lot ?
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  12. randyo

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    like sittin on the porch in a rocker smoking a dube:bubba
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  13. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Well yeah, if you're like 80. :lol3
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