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|06-13-2011 09:39 PM|
Originally Posted by throtlsnapr View Post
|06-13-2011 08:17 PM|
go ahead and stop
Sometimes I do the complete stop with feet up thing if the visibility isgood but I doubt its for 3 seconds most of the time. I don't think its a particularly good habit and a bit of laziness is probably involved.
If you could do a test on riders without them knowing it,and had a vehicle show up unexpectedly at an intersection I bet riders with their feet down would be more likelyto stay and wait and riders with their feet up would be more likely to take off and go.
Probably wouldn't matter 99 times out of 100.
|06-13-2011 05:36 PM|
Given that social media is increasingly being used in litigation by insurance companies to maintain shareholder glee, I will only admit here to observing all traffic laws at all times unless life and/or limb be otherwise threatened. That said, I believe I am perfectly capable of coming to a complete stop and looking both ways before proceeding safely through an intersection bearing a stop sign installed for my protection with both of my feet remaining firmly where they belong to maintain maximum control of my motorcycle.
In the case of a fully-loaded four-way stop, a healthy dose of double-extra super caution, suspicion, decisive alacrity, vulgar hand signals and prayer seem to have worked thus far.
|06-13-2011 05:30 PM|
|2tall||Almost always full stop, one foot down. Around here people on bicycles even get tagged for no complete stop.|
|06-13-2011 05:28 PM|
Bike riding and STOP signs
For what it's worth, I usually come to a complete stop and put at least one foot down. I'm probably more conservative than most.
|06-13-2011 05:20 PM|
Originally Posted by Gorby View Post
|06-13-2011 05:16 PM|
Originally Posted by Scruit View Post
|06-13-2011 01:10 PM|
Originally Posted by Dino M View Post
That said, back on topic:
I typically come to a complete stop. whether or not i use the pause and roll and or the foot down depends on the stop. there are several stops where i know i can get away with the pause and roll. there are also several stops i always put a foot down because of visibility or because i know the cops like to sit near by.
|06-13-2011 12:54 PM|
Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
|06-13-2011 10:02 AM|
|Dino M||It's funny. I've been pondering for the past two weeks or so if I should post the question "do you use one or two feet down at stops". The reason was that I notices a change in riding habits when I bought my wee. Most notably the use of only one foot when stopped. This is what was taught when I got my license many years ago as the safest (normal?) way to stop. Then again, most bikes were 350cc to 500cc and big was 750cc. The past few bikes I've had were all in the 600+ lb. range and two feet down was the only way I could feel comfortable at a stop. From reading all the posts, it looks like I'm not alone. It feels good to get back to the old ways with the wee.|
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