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Old 06-22-2006, 10:48 PM   #1
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First Post. Good tips!
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Old 06-23-2006, 02:59 AM   #2
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"How to wheelie" (on public roads) is a way to avoid painful error?



The article is such BS it is really not worth commenting on. KP should love it ...



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Old 06-23-2006, 04:53 AM   #3
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I can understand how cornering and braking would be lost on you. Carry on Wild One.
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:06 AM   #4
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Even if the "Metacognition of The Unskilled" section already ruined bigdx's morning, I think the page has some great info for new and experienced riders.
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:06 AM   #5
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I wish he'd mention that you should only use the "outside-inside-outside" cornering if you have a very good view of what's around the corner. Just last Monday, I was going into a left hand turn just before a hill. Suddenly, a Taurus appeared in the oncoming lane. It went straight across the double yellow and halfway into my lane!



I'd say that it's often safer to stay on the outside the whole way, unless you have a good reason or good visibility.
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:06 AM   #6
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Especially the part where advice is given never to use your back brake ... eh genuis?
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:19 AM   #7
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Hands down the best place to learn the capabilities of your motorcycle and your riding abilities is the race track. Even experienced street riders can be amazed how fast their bike can slow from 100+ speeds and how far the can actually lean it over in a corner. And the best part - no trees, cars, curbs, guard rails, gravel, old ladies, dogs, deer, cows or cops to worry about.
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:20 AM   #8
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My bike has a back brake? I'll check in on the way to work.
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Old 06-23-2006, 05:32 AM   #9
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He's talking about real bikes, not about tractor-based butt jewelry.



During hard braking in a straight line the rear wheel has so little weight on it, the rear brake is useless.



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Old 06-23-2006, 05:38 AM   #10
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Not wishing any harm to come to anybody, I suggest you do wear a full face and your complete power rangers outfit ...
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