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Old 04-24-2010, 12:01 PM   #41
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As for myself, I likely have a ton of lazy habits that I exhibit around town that totally disappear when I'm actually concerned about form and accuracy.
My $.02?

Practice the way you play.

Really.

You want to develop muscle memory so that when the shit hits the fan (and it will) you can instinctively react.

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:16 PM   #42
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My $.02?

Practice the way you play.

Really.

You want to develop muscle memory so that when the shit hits the fan (and it will) you can instinctively react.
Admitting the problem is the first step to correcting it. I'd improve more if I could identify the ideal forms and postures for what I'm doing at the present time, but again, I ride alone and have done so pretty much since I got my bike. I've only ridden with one other person, and that is really minimal.

So I'll raise you 2 cents and put up another 2. I'll willingly listen to someone who wants to take the time to teach me. I'm just jobless and lack funds to hit the track or more MSF courses. I'm down to the graces of others. I just feel its an imposition to ask another rider to watch what I'm doing on the street because of all the other hazards associated with riding on the streets. That's not relaxing in my eyes, and kinda defeats the purpose of going out and riding like we do.

Then again, I'm only into my 2nd year on a bike, I think all I can afford to speak is about 2 cents worth in terms of things relating to experience.

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:19 PM   #43
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You can usually tell who to look out for in the parking lot before the ride. It's not that hard to tell. I don't know if I can verbalize the different things, but they are obvious when you see them.
I got rear ended by a relatively inexperienced rider a year and a half ago. Totaled my bike and his.
I don't ride with many people I don't know pretty well any more.

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:24 PM   #44
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The act surprised when a motard passes them.

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:26 PM   #45
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on pnw group rides......its easy to spot



its usually the guys who go out of their way and get to the front of the group before you're out of the parking lot
That's why I like sweep.

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:31 PM   #46
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The act surprised when a motard passes them.
Most of em get all pissy and tell ya you're riding way over your head.
Funny really...

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:32 PM   #47
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That's why I like sweep.
Ok Rob, I give up, what is that in your avatar??

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:56 PM   #48
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Ok Rob, I give up, what is that in your avatar??
Too quick to give up, how about a clue?

Hell with the clue: inside of an omni-directional scanner while on . I was trying to slow down the shutter speed enough to catch the 50 lasers but just would not come out right.

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Old 04-24-2010, 01:37 PM   #49
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That's why I like sweep.
same

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Old 04-24-2010, 01:52 PM   #50
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That's why I like sweep.


Shitty lines, wobbling in corners, stiff thousand yard stare rather than paying attention to what's going on around them.

Also guys that manage to turn their blinkers on for a turn but don't turn them off.

*blink*
*blink*
*blink*
*blink*
*blink*
etc

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Old 04-24-2010, 01:58 PM   #51
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1. People riding in large groups.

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Old 04-24-2010, 02:20 PM   #52
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You can usually tell who to look out for in the parking lot before the ride. It's not that hard to tell. I don't know if I can verbalize the different things, but they are obvious when you see them.
Its usually the goob with the umbrella protecting his farkles before a wet ride that I stay away from!


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Old 04-24-2010, 07:36 PM   #53
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rogera, you put too much emphasis on formation. if i don't ride in formation, but can handle myself on the road, am I a noob anyway?

lots of y'all seem to think, like normal on this forum that "anything contrary to what I do is wrong/noob".

when I ride with someone (which I do rarely) I look for things like running wide, and counter leaning, and too much emphasis on things that don't matter, like chicken strips.
That was why I tried to note that cruisers and sport bikes generally have different ride styles... Most the larger cruiser rides we go on expect the riders to be in formation and encourage the group to ride tight. It gets a lot more challenging with a large mix of riders... and realize there are often 50-100+ bikes in the group. So if you don't keep it tight everyone gets scattered really easily. Different type of ride than a sport bike group heading for the twisties..

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Old 04-24-2010, 08:38 PM   #54
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Suspect that everyone is a noob/squid/beginer then process of elimination from there.

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Old 04-24-2010, 09:24 PM   #55
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I just look in the mirror and see myself as a noob/less experienced rider. If I'm riding with others, I want to make sure I'm out of their way so they can have a good time.

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Old 04-24-2010, 09:34 PM   #56
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Or you all can just test your selves to see
http://www.bytebrothers.org/SquidTest.htm

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Old 04-24-2010, 10:03 PM   #57
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Anybody who isn't me.

Seriously, though, it's a certain fidgeting, almost as if they're on speed, a nervous energy.

Guys and girls who've been riding for years settle into their bikes like it's a warm bath.

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:14 AM   #58
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Its usually the goob with the umbrella protecting his farkles before a wet ride that I stay away from!

Well, I wasn't gonna mention that but...


And Trans hit it. Newbs have a certian nervousness to them.

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Old 04-25-2010, 05:39 AM   #59
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Death grip on the bars and locked elbows are a dead giveaway. In the parking lot prior to taking off newbs do have a certain excitement the more experienced lack it's true. I tend to like rides of no more than 10 at most, even then I prefer 4 to 6.

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Old 04-25-2010, 06:16 AM   #60
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Shitty lines, wobbling in corners, stiff thousand yard stare rather than paying attention to what's going on around them.

Also guys that manage to turn their blinkers on for a turn but don't turn them off.

*blink*
*blink*
*blink*
*blink*
*blink*
etc
NO SHIT - who yells in their helmet to tell the guy to shut his frickin G** DAMN POS BLINKERS OFF?... "hey - did you know after 10 miles you STILL haven't shut your fuckin blinkers off? To add to it I've been taking it personal the whole time after I YELLED AT you in my helmet and you never heard me!" -Classic shake head pound fist shrug shoulders-

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