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Old 04-16-2007, 06:36 PM   #1
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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Uh did they invite you there to teach the class the proper technique on 80 mph lane splitting Pete?
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
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Another great school ... in California. You Cali boys got no excuse for not riding like pros.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:31 PM   #4
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Funny thing, I watched a guy lane-split like an idiot yesterday on hwy 80 between Dixon and Vacaville. At least 35-40 over the flow. 15 miles later there is the same guy standing next to his destroyed bike and two cars in the center divide.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:59 PM   #5
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Well, at least he was standing next to it, instead of laying beneath it. Or one of the cars.
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:03 PM   #6
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Great article Pete. I would love to take a class like this.[*] As someone who has to take classes every year to as you put stay gainfully employed, this class would make a great foundation of a larger tiered licensing and mandatory education program. [*]Just think of the demand for instructors that would be created.[*][i] longride and seruzaWa would have no reason to do the grumpy old man thing of ***** and complain. Instead, they would have the opportunity to share all of that street wisdom with less experienced riders..
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:23 PM   #7
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Agreed. I'm pretty relaxed when it comes to how people choose to ride, it was this guys day. You don't ride hwy 80 in the "get home from the weekend" traffic like an a$$.
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:35 PM   #8
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There are milestones in riding that stick out -- points where you learned a technique that was an epiphany and transformed your riding. Learning to turn my head and look through the corner was one of those. It's something I share with every new rider I meet who fears twisty roads. Once they learn that technique, their confidence rapidly improves and they start to *love* twisty roads.
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:42 PM   #9
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:58 PM   #10
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That'll probably be part of a 500 level course in the future. :^D --Pete
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