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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2020, 08:47:42 pm »
I learnt how to break legs

 ;D Those happen  ;)
 

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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2020, 09:58:27 pm »
Pay attention! If you're riding and thinking of something else an accident is on its way.
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Don't react instinctively. Evaluate and re-evaulate the situation. Often we instinctively want to break, yank to the opposite direction or.... Where that would be the worst thing you could do. Look. Look again, think and then do

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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2020, 06:49:02 am »
Most important thing I learned from biking is that you don't HAVE to sit and build up frustration in a cage in traffic. You can be free! Now I don't have a car anymore.

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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2020, 06:54:06 am »
Oh, almost forgot. I learned that I should not try to keep up with @Ganjora on gravel after we both have had 4 long toms (and he has had a spliff)...
 

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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2020, 09:10:34 am »
Ek het ongelukig eers in my middel 40's geleer hoe lekker motorfietsry is. Ek is so spyt ek het nie al 20+ jaar begin motorfietsry nie. Ek het bgn met 'n 750 Africa Twin, wat my maar moes "leer ry". Wat ek die meeste geleer het, is hoe om die lewe te geniet op 'n verantwoordelike manier en om binne my vermoŽ te ry en myself nie met ander ryers te vergelyk nie. Tans ry ek 'n 1200 GS en elke sekonde daarop is fantasties!!
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2020, 09:25:47 am »
I learnt how to break legs

I am really good at breaking bones by now but I still can't do a proper wheelie
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2020, 09:29:56 am »
Most important thing I learned from biking is that you don't HAVE to sit and build up frustration in a cage in traffic. You can be free! Now I don't have a car anymore.

Agreed.  Standing on a bike is fun even in traffic.

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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2020, 09:42:32 am »
I learnt how to break legs

I am really good at breaking bones by now but I still can't do a proper wheelie

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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2020, 12:17:23 pm »
The vibration and smell of a thumper is food for my soul   O0
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2020, 12:21:57 pm »
There is only a split second between, oh shit pants on, bugger it boots on, haul jacket on, bloody helmet...... and then you punch the starter.... :biggrin:
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2020, 01:28:43 pm »
No matter how crap the day was, the moment I fire the starter on the 990 for the ride home it always turns into the best day ever... ;) :thumleft:
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2020, 01:37:14 pm »
What I learned is to be a lot more observant. Looking ahead and being aware where a car or pedestrian may pop out at any time. also looking for slippery stuff on roads, spilled water or sand on the tar for example

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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #32 on: July 03, 2020, 01:53:41 pm »
Act as if everything and everyone is out to get you!!

In addition, constantly be on the lookout for any road surface changes, spills, sand, debris etc.!!

Tell me when is biking fun and relaxing?  :snorting:
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2020, 03:07:25 pm »
The vibration and smell of a thumper is food for my soul   O0

Never had a thumper that smelled at all. Loved riding behind any 2 stroke bike though  :ricky:
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2020, 03:09:36 pm »
Biking never taught me anything. Loved all my bikes dearly but they dropped me so many times on my head
that I came out of it dumber than when I started biking :sip:
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2020, 07:26:53 pm »
The older I get, the worse I bounce off terra firma.
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2020, 06:05:27 pm »
Remember when you stop or are going slow and the is a slope is left or right, DON'T put your foot out on the wrong side.

Also, if it looks like you are going to hit a car, let go and jump up. I remember reading that somewhere here before by someone who did it and did not break his thighs...Not sure if its practical but I have always believe it might make a life/death difference, so might as well add to the arsenal & practice it in your mind....but maybe not in practice. ;D
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2020, 10:55:00 am »
A tattoo i saw yesterday made me think of this thread, Die with memories, not dreams!
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2020, 11:06:23 am »
The vibration and smell of a thumper is food for my soul   O0

Never had a thumper that smelled at all. Loved riding behind any 2 stroke bike though  :ricky:

Don't ride behind a KLR with dodgy bore, its like an oil refinery.  ::)
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Re: Things I learned from biking
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2020, 11:30:15 am »
I dont drink and ride, not even one beer!
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