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Old 10-08-2009, 08:51 PM   #41
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Staying within your limits and not becoming a hazard for others around you.
Umm how do you know what's your limits???
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:54 PM   #42
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When you've passed it.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:56 PM   #43
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When you've passed it.

Of course, by then it's too late.
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Umm how do you know what's your limits???
When the limiter kicks in
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I hit the limiter yesterday Im definitely a noob.

On the serious side, that's why I stated on my post that a good STREET rider should not even try to test his limits when on the street. Do it on the track where the only damage you can do is to yourself.
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Also the book: Sport Riding techniques for the street and track is a gold mine.

Reading both of these books will improve your riding 100%, but not without constant, constant, CONSTANT practice of the principles provided.
I've read both of these 5-10 times each, and now they sit on my toilet amongst others. Beats the out of readers digest.
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Of course, by then it's too late.
Not to mention, one guy's limit (natural ability) could well be surpassed by another guy's limit. So it's all relative, and therefore not really relevant (in this context).
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So no one knows what there limits are then???
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If you dont know your limits then your screwed. I know mine. I know when I feel uneasy, I know when I dont feel right taking a turn. I know if I am going to fast to control myself as well as I need to. Know your limits. push them slow... very very slow, and they will grow. Dont go past them.. push to grow, dont pass. Its like if you bench press 180lbs. and decide you are able to push 300. Save results you will be smashed. You have to work yourself up to 300. That is limits. imho
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So no one knows what there limits are then???
knows what your limits are. How's that?
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So no one knows what there limits are then???
When your -hole is so puckered that a needle couldn't be forced past it, you've reached your limit
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My grandfather taught me to ride when i was 13 years old and he told me to always keep in mind two things: Never fear your bike and respect your bike. Your limitations reside within those two relative points of your own riding. Respect for life, respect for others. Basic principles that would make a GOOD street rider. Speeding, knee-dragging, wheelying and stunting does not constitute street riding, those are best left to their respective venues, in the street is mere showboating and peacoking that endanger both rider and innocent people around them. Just my two cents.
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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


Couldn't have been said any better.....
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A "GOOD" street rider has met with many elements and delt with several different situations and oppositions. He/She is always ready to face the consiquenses of His/Her decisions and who they affect.

A "GOOD" street rider is always prepared for anything.

Is anyone A "GOOD" street rider?

I think from time to time Yes, but i think it would be safe to say that you did by this machine to do more than just look cool. You bought it for speed and i think we all know the cost's of speed.

and as far as downed riders my prayers are with them and thier familys.
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This means a constant speed between 180-190mph (the 610 loop is 37.XX miles) I would really like to know how this is doable. Honestly.
(38miles/1)*(60 minutes/1 hour)*(1/10 minutes) = 228 mph average
Covered before and will bring out the Ellington Field jet crowd as record holders (veracity not ascertained). I think few motorcycles/motorcyclists are capable of handling that speed and fewer still are able to handle the corners and traffic (always someone on the road). Of those capable there are very few who would do it (good street riders). So I call BS on the 10 minute 610 club and disagree that it would make a good street rider.

I have ridden 40K+ miles in the last two years (it would be higher except for mechanical issues). I do not consider myself a good street rider, but I satisfy my goals of enjoyment and safety. I have people relying on me and trusting my decisions. I will not let them down while I have the power to do so.
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I don't see anyone slamming the recently downed rider at all. I personally think it's a good question, and an interesting thread. To clarify, I've never met the guy who just wrecked either though.
You are blind if you dont see it

One thread gets made "what makes you the best street rider?" it gets locked bc its disrespectful, the same guy then makes this thread "what makes a good street rider"

seriously, STFU, you can change words around all you want but the non dumbasses see where you are really going with this...I hope someone doesnt repeatedly post threads bringing negative light into a bad situation in your life, that makes you a piece of sh*t, IMO.


And to those who wanna keep calling BS on this, BS on that, you obviously never met the guy to know what he could/couldnt do...just bc you cant or are too scared or think its "mathmatically impossible", doesnt mean anything other than you can tell me the average speed to cover a given distance in a given time. Hooray for you Johnny Calculator, now please, stop talking about things that you have no real knowledge of, kthnx.
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