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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #60 on: September 09, 2008, 12:57:15 pm »
IMHO a little bit of fear can be a good thing.  Many experts recommend "keeping your head in the ride."   I believe healthy fear will help keep our  "heads in the ride".   This does not mean you should go zooming around being a nervous wreck, constantly waiting for the next "adversity" to take place.

Therefore, relax, take it easy, and go at your own pace; motorcycling is an acquired skill that takes plenty of practice, and it's important that we keep that in mind each time when out riding.

In conclusion, my signature "Moet nooit meer afbyt as wat jy kan kou nie" is the way to go.


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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #61 on: September 09, 2008, 01:28:53 pm »
Dropping the bike while crossing a river and missing the kill switch.
 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #62 on: September 09, 2008, 03:06:39 pm »
Been thinking about this the last couple of weeks as I go through mental ups and downs commuting in and out of London. It is always filtering through still standing traffic and someone changes lanes without indicating or even looking. Biggest fear is not being able to stop in time and ending up on the other side of the road in oncoming traffic. Somehow if I ride slower I feel more vulnerable so I ride faster and crap my pants all the way into work or out back home :biggrin:

I won't commute this year in the winter and rather take the train, maybe the getting older part is kicking in now or maybe the reality of Baby Maverick on the way has something to do with it. One thing is for certain after commuting 8 years in London the novelty value of it certainly wore off :bueller:
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2008, 06:17:29 pm »
Getting off the bike and forgetting to put out the sidestand  :biggrin:
 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #64 on: September 09, 2008, 08:02:44 pm »
Falling or dropping the bike in front of a moerse group of "other" riders!!!  :-[

Hey Goose... if you have not done that before, you do not ride with the other DAWGS enough.


You mean Like this



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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2008, 09:04:00 pm »
Getting off the bike and forgetting to put out the sidestand  :biggrin:

 :laughing4: :laughing4:

I had a friend in school who did something similar. We stopped at a traffic light one day on our fifties, looked at him and promptly saw him hit the deck right next to me - he forgot to put his feet down  :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #66 on: September 09, 2008, 11:30:43 pm »
Falling or dropping the bike in front of a moerse group of "other" riders!!!  :-[

Hey Goose... if you have not done that before, you do not ride with the other DAWGS enough.


You mean Like this



 :imaposer:


EEEKKKZZZEEEKKKLLIIIEE

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:


Boertjie - I have indeed done that - on my XT500 wif knobblies in the days when 4-ways was just a 4-way stop wif a garage.... coming back from the Harties brekfast run.... road wet... wanted to show my stuff for the ladies (were about 40 bikes there) when I forgot about the wet tar.... gooing my ass to go round the middleman.... saw my hele ma-se-antie-se-moer....  :-[  tell you what the laughing still rings in my ears!!!  :biggrin:
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #67 on: September 10, 2008, 08:10:50 am »
Falling or dropping the bike in front of a moerse group of "other" riders!!!  :-[

Hey Goose... if you have not done that before, you do not ride with the other DAWGS enough.


You mean Like this



 :imaposer:


EEEKKKZZZEEEKKKLLIIIEE

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:


Boertjie - I have indeed done that - on my XT500 wif knobblies in the days when 4-ways was just a 4-way stop wif a garage.... coming back from the Harties brekfast run.... road wet... wanted to show my stuff for the ladies (were about 40 bikes there) when I forgot about the wet tar.... gooing my ass to go round the middleman.... saw my hele ma-se-antie-se-moer....  :-[  tell you what the laughing still rings in my ears!!!  :biggrin:

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2008, 09:45:49 am »
... fresh diesel dropped by a 18 wheeler on my favourite peg scratching bend(s) while crancked over in the mountain pass(es) ....  :-[ :-\ :eek7:
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #69 on: September 10, 2008, 12:31:47 pm »
My biggest fear is that some day when I die my wife sells my bike and fishing
gear for the same price I told her I paid for it .
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2008, 12:43:04 pm »
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #71 on: September 10, 2008, 12:51:48 pm »
i have a secret fear that i run out of petrol in a tunnel,,,,,,dunno why????

whenever i approach a tunnel i switch over to reserve anyway,,,

and once trhough it i switch back again,,,
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #72 on: September 10, 2008, 12:53:22 pm »
My fear is always that I'll screw up and get hurt or FUBAR the bike and thus FARK up everyone else's trip.

Almost happened when I donnered down on our Doringbaai trip in Jan - lucky I could wave them on and wait on my dad to come pick me up.
 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #73 on: September 10, 2008, 12:57:25 pm »
My biggest fear is that some day when I die my wife sells my bike and fishing
gear for the same price I told her I paid for it .

Hmm, good point. I better update my will.

I used to be able to hide my model trains value till I moved to Ireland and hand in a complete inventory for the shipping insurance - she got hold of it. Boy o boy, I almost didn't make it.
 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #74 on: September 10, 2008, 01:03:17 pm »
Brilliant!   Now i have everybodys fears foisted upon me to sit in my subconscious & slowly simmer :o ;D
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #75 on: September 10, 2008, 01:39:39 pm »
Brilliant!   Now i have everybodys fears foisted upon me to sit in my subconscious & slowly simmer :o ;D

Firewall bru, firewall... :thumleft:
 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #76 on: September 10, 2008, 01:44:43 pm »
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #77 on: September 10, 2008, 02:48:18 pm »
I voted "Coming off - your own mistake/lack of skills"

Second would be taken out by a car.. It was a tough choice but I think I have out ridden my self more than I have had cars trying to kill me..

I ride fairly hard but normally within my limits. But to increase your riding skills you have to learn and we tend to learn from our mistakes ( well I do ).. Of late I have been tring to improve my counter steering, cornering entrance and exits as well as emergency braking..  ( not all at once  ::) ;D ) .. It's amazing how much you can learn in one day if you set out to try something and stick with it for a few hours. But on the other hand I also realise how much I still have to learn  :( :(


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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2008, 03:12:01 pm »
Honestly my biggest fear is crashing while having a pillion on
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2008, 03:42:28 pm »
Boertjie - I have indeed done that - on my XT500 wif knobblies in the days when 4-ways was just a 4-way stop wif a garage.... coming back from the Harties brekfast run.... road wet... wanted to show my stuff for the ladies (were about 40 bikes there) when I forgot about the wet tar.... gooing my ass to go round the middleman.... saw my hele ma-se-antie-se-moer....    tell you what the laughing still rings in my ears!!! 

Was it you who wheellied past us on a XT500 while we enoying a burger at Casablanca Road-house in the 80's