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Old 10-08-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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What makes a GOOD Street Rider?

If you can't stick to the topic, don't post... Let's see what each of you defines as a 'Good Street Rider'.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:16 PM   #3
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quick thinking, reflexes. and timing..with room to breathe for all 3 areas to be properly implemented, and safely followed through .



if one isn't quick in one, or all of the following...
thinking
timing
reflexes

you crash

a higher skill is the actions risk, being greater probability that it will come out to your liking originaly intended....

a judgement is a seperate skill, denoting if the actions are worth taking said risk or not.
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and minimizing the factors around that makes the situation more complicated. like sitting in a blind spot and then someone squeezing in on your tail for instance.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:47 PM   #10
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and MSF BRC & ERC cert, cuz the class shows common mistakes to overcome.
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Depends on what skills you are judging I think.

I like Mudbug's answer, but I'm gonna add CONSISTENTLY.
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a good rider is the one that will ride the longest.


Plus he's/she's able to do the 610 loop in less than 10min.
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Bottom line... No matter how "good" of a rider you are "chit happens". Take for instances those MSF Instructors that have passed away riding. No matter how skilled a rider you are there are some things you just can't avoid.
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..we gotta good start, try to keep the bs to a minimum and the verbosity to a maximum, please. :-)
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I think a good street rider doesn't ride past his/her limits, but at the same time, puts forth the effort to learn and gain more experience in order to raise their riding ability. I've had friends who have spent 10 years riding and still don't attempt to understand the physics and reasons of why things happen when you're on a bike, and I know people who have been riding for like 2 years and just "get it" because they try and find out why certain things work out the way they are.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:11 PM   #20
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I think that the definition of a good rider is someone who has the ability to do amazing things on a motorcycle that many people can't, but aslo knows there is a time and a place to do that safely. They also know how to minimize the risk to themselves and those around them to as practical of limits as possible on a motorcycle. Ability plus bad reasoning combine to just make a fast but dumb street rider which leads to advanced risk of an accident. A good STREET rider is the one with the least amount of risk to themselves and others by using ability and judgement
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