Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Longwood, Fl./ Seminole Co.
You did it right Tom,
Well sure, you could always sharpen your "go fast" riding skills or add an extra horsepower or two so that YOU could go faster, but think of this. That guy was probably riding right at, and past, the very edge of his riding skills but you were just following waiting for the chance to pass if you could get it.
Like said before, you were right to ride within your own comfort area. It's better that you are telling us this story rather than someone else typing us a story about you recovering from personal injury.
If your FZ-1 buddy would have jumped ahead of that dude just before a turn the idiot would have added so much speed just to get back in front he would have probably rocketed right off one of those turns.
Having had many a year riding fast I can say that one of the best basic rules is never ride track speeds on a road you haven't made a prior pass on first. You might come across a corner that has sand, oil, or minor construction on it that wasn't there the last time you rode it. Several times I've come upon just that "sand, oil, pothole construction" and every time it was very scary stuff. Only myself and my cleaners knew how scary it was, and it was also only by the grace of God that I was able to come to a stop. Which brings up another rule, or uh.. another saying. Pilots have the one of, "Any landing you can walk away from is a GOOD landing". Thru my personal experience I can say "Any motorcycle event which allows you to come to a stop still up on two wheels is a GOOD one", and I've had more than a couple.
Ya did good Tom,
P.S. Yeah, before I fixed it I did have Winnie's name there becasue I'm 44 now and had a senior moment! LOL
There's a reason Helmets aren't made of bone !
2006 DL 650
Last edited by Oldschooler; 01-22-2007 at 07:02 PM.
Reason: Got mixed up as to who was who. DUH on my part