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Old 09-16-2009, 08:00 AM   #1
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Why am I still ALIVE?

So, awhile back Curt organized a meet with a few people, just after Coach Dave's passing. We decided that we would do some personal brainstorming about how that we, us 5 or 6 guys, that habitually rode well into the triple digits, on the streets, were still alive.

Where there unspoken rules? Was there something that we did that others didn't? Was it something we felt? What were the "no-no's"? Was is luck?

Why was it that after pushing the envelope for soooo many sunday mornings, were we fortunate enough to be alive?

The meet never really materialized into anything. It has been well over 3 months now, so I pose the question to you all.

Credit maxgs for the inspiration.

So what is it that YOU do, that maybe someone else doesnt?

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1. I try to stay as close to the inside while cornering. It's give me more of a margin for error, should I run wide.

2. next tip.
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Be Smart.. there is a time and a place for everything, and follow your GUT, if it doesent feel right on a particular day, be extra carefull
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So what is it that YOU do, that maybe someone else doesnt?

1. I try to stay as close to the inside while cornering. It's give me more of a margin for error, should I run wide.

2. I watch alot of you tube crash videos to keep me in check .
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3. I prefer to ride at night for most part, and never in the flow of traffic.
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havent replaced my tires or clutch cable on my bike..... cant afford it due to the Ol Lady wanting a house...... so i havent rode in awhile...... the bike i mean
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havent replaced my tires or clutch cable on my bike..... cant afford it due to the Ol Lady wanting a house...... so i havent rode in awhile...... the bike i mean

And that relates to the topic, how? Your clutch and tires are bad, so you dont ride, therefore you are still alive?

This is the moto related section dude.
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:09 AM   #7
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4. I go to the track to learn what me and my bike can really do.
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And that relates to the topic, how? Your clutch and tires are bad, so you dont ride, therefore you are still alive?

This is the moto related section dude.
your right...... my bad,
one thing is, i try not to ride with ppl who are reckless
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Be Smart.. there is a time and a place for everything, and follow your GUT, if it doesent feel right on a particular day, be extra carefull
If I get any slippage or wheel spin, early in the ride...I am done. I ride chill for the rest of the day.
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I've seen some not so worthy answers so someone can patchup the list as it grows... heres mine

I never pass a car going into a corner, only when there is a long straight shot with more than enough room to pass.
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1. because my exhaust is loud (duh)
2. i tend to ride a little faster than traffic, it makes me continually pay attention to whats around me since the situation changes constantly.
3. wear gear that is comfortable so it doesnt distract me.
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Obviously using my gear...... helmet, gloves, boots, jacket, leather pants...
i almost got run over by a camaro years ago....and a truck almost hit me about 2 years ago....but my gear saved me from getting any severe road rash....
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let me know if this revision makes sense

1. I try to give myself a margin of error at all times, on the street in turns I stay on the inside in case I run wide

2. follow your gut, if you don't feel right about it then be extra carefull

3. stay in touch with reality, I know what will happen if I go down

4. cars are my enemy, IF I'm riding at night then I want to ride somewhere that I have as few cars to compete with as possible

5. I do my best to learn what my bike is capable of and keep it in good condition too

6. when I pass I want as much visibility as possible, I also keep in mind what the car I'm passing might do

7. (and for me personally) I am VERY aware of my surroundings, road hazards, tucks that might have poorly restrained loads, cars around me, cars I've passed, cars I intend to pass long before I do and anything else

and I'm not putting gear in here because of the fact that you're refering to high tripple digit speeds and why you've managed to survive riding like that. Personally, if I go down doing that speed, I would probably rather be dead

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Pray before the ride. Every car I see I pretend will do the stupidest thing possible so I give myself an escape route in every instance I can.
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Pray before the ride. Every car I see I pretend will do the stupidest thing possible so I give myself an escape route in every instance I can.
exactly i always expect the worst out of cagers and 99% of the time i am right.
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bc I used to check my tires, chain, and overall condition of the bike weekly. I just about always rode in full gear(after having visited the track), and bc I'm one lucky SOB.
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bc I used to check my tires, chain, and overall condition of the bike weekly. I just about always rode in full gear(after having visited the track), and bc I'm one lucky SOB.
that is important it sucks doing high speed wheelies with a flat tire.
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