To all the haters of hanging off the bike.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by VxZeroKnots, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Souped-Up Weasel

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    Hey OJ,

    You should try it without sunglases on. After doing a lot of track days with shades on, I realized that the top bar of the sunglasses cuts right across where you want to look. It makes you pick your nead up too far so you can see through them. It's much easier to get your head into a good position without the shades.
  2. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I will never make that decision for you, only present you with an opportunity. So far very few riders have not taken the opportunities I gave them to pass. On the other hand, I have had people try to wave me by in places that were not safe (in my opinion) to pass. I have also had people come up behind me and pass before I had the chance to move over and wave them by. It's all part of riding on twisty roads that have traffic on them.
  3. outlaws justice

    outlaws justice On the Fringe

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    they are not sunglasses, they are perscription glasses that change color with light. The glasses are also hitting the top of the helmet and the back of the helmet is hitting my leathers. The leathers are old and were cheap but until I can afford a good set these will have to do for the three times I have used them. (Once in 2009 and twice in 2010)
  4. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

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    problem solved :lol3

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  5. windmill

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    That's another part of the problem, in the short time before passing or being passed you may be able to form a general impression of their riding skills, but not their judgment. I have seen highly skilled who have terrible judgment, and terrible riders who have excellent judgment.

    I find it more effective to adapt to the environment the way it actually is, rather than trying to change it to the way I wish it would be.
  6. kpt4321

    kpt4321 Long timer

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    I don't even know what you guys are arguing about any more, with all this talk about adapting to the environment.

    If a faster rider is behind me, I will take actions to make it easier and safer for him to pass, as soon as it is reasonably safe to do so. This doesn't seem like rocket science.
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    OK, a bike comes up behind you. You have no idea about the rider's judgement. Would you rather help him pass at a time and place you consider safe, or just leave it totally up to the other rider's judgement?
  9. klaviator

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    Some serious hanging off.

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  10. outlaws justice

    outlaws justice On the Fringe

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    Not as good as the side car, but not a sport bike either!


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  11. VxZeroKnots

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    skills ^^^
  12. klaviator

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    Is that you? Gotta respect someone who can ride a V Max like that.
  13. outlaws justice

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    Yes its me, Teaching a Total Control Class in Nashville Tenn. back in October. I am heading back down to Teach two more classes, one March 31st and another April 1st. Then I will be teaching on in Maryland in April with Tracy Martin, have not got the rest of my schedule together for the year yet.
  14. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Aw geez are we gonna have that thread in this one now? :baldy
  15. outlaws justice

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    hence the title of this thread..... did you not read the title?........:deal
  16. Jim Moore

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    He loves those pics, don't he!
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    Make sure you wash your hands after rubbing one out to pictures of yourself.

    We're all very impressed with your abilities to ride in a parking lot on a shitty bike.
  18. klaviator

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    Until you post a picture with you pulling the trailer while hangin off and draggin a knee... well, you know. :amazon
  20. windmill

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    I will leave it entirely up to him, it's his ride not mine.

    I will not interfere with his decision, and will be ready to handle what ever happens in a safe, responsible manner.