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

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post #1 of 6 Old 06-28-2016, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-28-2016, 11:00 PM
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Wearing shorts? jes that's crazy.

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post #3 of 6 Old 06-28-2016, 11:37 PM
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Target fixation? The rider couldn't stop looking at the hazard, so he couldn't do anything except ride into it.

I've seen a spare tire fall off the flat bed of a medium duty truck.

Don't follow too close.
Always have an escape route.
Look at the safe route around a hazard, not at the hazard.
ATGATT...wear All The protective Gear All The Time. I've heard that skin grafts are extremely painful.
Spec and reasonable like this.

"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.

"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."

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post #4 of 6 Old 06-29-2016, 09:52 AM
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That is so sad. inexperienced rider and a slew of what not to do's
And some dumb assed boat owner.
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-29-2016, 05:05 PM
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I watched that video 3 times. The rider is very slow to react to whatever that is falling off the boat. That thing was dragging for 2 seconds before he even applied his brakes as it fell off. He could easily have avoided it.
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-29-2016, 05:54 PM
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From what I read elsewhere he's very new to bikes (obvious watching this).

Following too close. Strike one.

Target fixation / no plan. Strike two.

Wearing shorts. Strike three.

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