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Riding Proficiency Tips and suggestions for improving the rider's safety skills and riding techniques

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post #21 of 26 Old 12-14-2016, 08:46 PM
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Maybe front and rear HD cameras would have helped on the plate. Wouldn't have helped the boys.

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post #23 of 26 Old 12-15-2016, 10:10 AM
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This seriously makes me want to investigate cams to put on the bike. Sorry dude. I hurt just reading your story. Glad you're healing though.
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post #24 of 26 Old 12-16-2016, 03:31 AM
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My wife and I used to commute on the bike to work, we worked different places, parked at hers and I walked.

Free bike parking at her place because the pillars holding the building up had raised concrete plinths at the bottom, room for a bike either side and some thoughtful person way back in history had made up some wooden wedges so you could get a bike up and down.

Worked for months, then one day, yes, someone moved one of the wedges, so I hit the concrete plinth, which slammed me into the tank, the world goes white - then a fraction of a second later my wife slams into my back, slamming my nuts once again into the tank.

The worst thing was holding the bike up while in incredible pain and not killing my wife who was still sitting on the back of the bike, laughing, literally with tears running down her cheeks.
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Time to make a trip to WA, OR, CO, CA, or FL for medical supplies. That stuff does wonders for that kind of pain.


Haha Mass now as well! Recreational.

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post #26 of 26 Old 12-16-2016, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Although it doesn't sound like it was your fault, I would try to learn any lessons you can from this unfortunate accident. I was struck from behind by another motorcyclist while in a group ride. It was certainly not my fault, but I am damn sure I DO NOT follow too closely when group riding. And, I also only ride with cyclists whose riding skills I am familiar with.

Glad to hear you and the "boys" are better. Stay as far away from any and everyone while riding.
For sure!

I'm sure I could have avoided it. I could have swerved and I could have stopped faster. I was practicing panic stops the day before which I'm really glad I did. I've done a few practice sessions since then but really need to be more diligent about practicing. Also, I've come to realize that there are times where I should just drive my truck. I've been riding EVERYWHERE. When I started riding I got bit by the bug bad! I've been driving a bit more, especially at night or when I'm tired.

Another thing that seems to have helped my riding was over Thanksgiving I went to Baja with some friends. I took my truck and they took their KTM 640's. I took over riding for each of them as they got tired. I think learning to ride in deep sand and silt for hundreds of miles has really helped improve my riding. I'm hoping to take dirt class and a more advanced riding class in the spring time. Meanwhile I continue my occasional empty parking lot sessions.
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