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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2008, 06:59:40 pm »
Honestly my biggest fear is crashing while having a pillion on

Been there done that  :( :( , I thank God that I was the only one hurt.. 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #81 on: September 10, 2008, 07:05:12 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.

Staan op Groot Koos, dit gebeur met die beste mense. Môre is nog 'n dag met nog 'n trip wat wag ;)
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #82 on: September 10, 2008, 10:33:12 pm »
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Honestly my biggest fear is crashing while having a pillion on


Been there done that    , I thank God that I was the only one hurt.. 

Daz


slight hi jack on
that is crap . scary thought, sometimes i i think everyone is good one their own bikes, no need to travel 2 up and carry the responsibility. No matter if its your wife , son , mother ?
slight hi jack off
 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #83 on: September 15, 2008, 01:10:15 pm »
Worst fear is some one opening there car door while I am filtering through traffic.
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #84 on: September 15, 2008, 01:13:00 pm »
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Honestly my biggest fear is crashing while having a pillion on


Been there done that    , I thank God that I was the only one hurt.. 

Daz


slight hi jack on
that is crap . scary thought, sometimes i i think everyone is good one their own bikes, no need to travel 2 up and carry the responsibility. No matter if its your wife , son , mother ?
slight hi jack off


can tell you from recent experiance it was one of the some frightening moments in my entire life... waking up in the hospital realizing I had crashed my bike and didnt know if my girlfriend was on the bike, the bruises and fractures etc are fine but that feeling I will never forget
So much of win it hurts! ^.^


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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #85 on: September 15, 2008, 02:08:21 pm »
My biggest fear is that one day, somewhere, in a momentary lapse of concentration, I might stand up. :eek7:




Have seen it happen alot to innocent riders.
Everything going well, riding along just perfectly, when suddenly their legs would extend and they would involuntarily jump up on the pegs! Especially BMW riders!
Its crazy, I tell you.
It's such a traumatic event that every time I see it I cringe and normally vomit a little bit in my mouth.



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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #86 on: September 15, 2008, 05:07:00 pm »
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #87 on: September 15, 2008, 07:08:50 pm »
Watchit! My laaitie is 8 years old and rides a PW80 and when I see him riding he is up on the pegs. Even in our small backyard! And he is a Yamaha lover!
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #88 on: September 15, 2008, 09:15:14 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.

Staan op Groot Koos, dit gebeur met die beste mense. Môre is nog 'n dag met nog 'n trip wat wag ;)

Heh, heh, jaaa swaer... Dan's daar nog die vrees van die manne wat by wynproe aande was en op jou wil "fluit"... ;)
 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #89 on: September 15, 2008, 10:50:30 pm »
depends waar ek is.

Val is val, gewoonlik met decent gear is mens okay, maar my biggest fear is

1 - Roadbike (Tire burst at 250+)
2 - Roadbike (wheelie Flip at 150+)
3 - Roadbike (Tbone another car at 120+)
4 - Dirtbike (have the front washout on a dirt road at 120+)

biggest fear is leaving family and friends behind should something really go wrong.

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #90 on: September 16, 2008, 06:49:56 am »
Worst fear is some one opening there car door while I am filtering through traffic.

Been there and ended up playing "Evil Knievel" over the bonnet of the car, minimal damage though (lucky) :)
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #91 on: September 16, 2008, 07:23:06 am »
Worst fear is some one opening there car door while I am filtering through traffic.

Been there and ended up playing "Evil Knievel" over the bonnet of the car, minimal damage though (lucky) :)

wth, dont they know that they should be driving and not opening their doors?
 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #92 on: September 16, 2008, 07:38:34 am »
My biggest fear is that one day, somewhere, in a momentary lapse of concentration, I might stand up. :eek7:

 :imaposer: i had one of those occations - just stood up at the wrong time.  Going uphill, in rain, and at that precise moment the back wheel took a good taste of some nice slick diesel.  Strange, i had the same taste in my mounth  :imaposer:
 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #93 on: September 16, 2008, 07:44:25 am »
Worst fear is some one opening there car door while I am filtering through traffic.

Been there and ended up playing "Evil Knievel" over the bonnet of the car, minimal damage though (lucky) :)

wth, dont they know that they should be driving and not opening their doors?
People in cages do the weirdest things in traffic! If they are not negotiating with the tramp/street vendor/newspaper salesperson/pamphlet distributor at an intersection they are talking on the cell/picking their nose/drinking a beverage/munching something edible/putting on mascara, lipstick/shaving /having oral sex/yappin away with skoonma in the back seat/falling asleep/taking a quick pee/admiring the blonde in the BMW/asleep/dead behind the wheel/agitated due to road rage/out to kill bikers. Take your pick... I am sure the are a thousand other things they do besides focus on the job at hand! I have witnessed most of the above since I started riding again. >:D
 

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #94 on: September 16, 2008, 01:45:52 pm »
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tramp/street vendor/newspaper salesperson/pamphlet distributor at an intersection they are talking on the cell/picking their nose/drinking a beverage/munching something edible/putting on mascara, lipstick/shaving /having oral sex/yappin away with skoonma in the back seat/falling asleep/taking a quick pee/admiring the blonde in the BMW/asleep/dead behind the wheel/agitated due to road rage/out to kill bikers. Take your pick...

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #95 on: September 18, 2008, 03:12:01 am »
The whiskey in my tripper gets finished before I can get to a bottle store.

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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #96 on: September 18, 2008, 06:04:47 am »
Mostly I fear im gonna break down. But I also I fear those tank slapping moments, especially in sand. Whats the best thing to do when you get that speed wobble? Hit the back brake?
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Re: What is your biggest personal fear when out riding?
« Reply #97 on: September 18, 2008, 06:13:04 am »
In sand, always, open the throttle, never back off, leave the brakes. Over "middelmannetjies" you must also open up when going over them, then tap off a bit.