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Old 03-07-2011, 11:55 AM   #41
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The truth is that most of the ducatis you see out there are pretty slow imo lol
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It's pretty ironic that someone in the video is dissing a Ducati rider for his slow speed as he's passing by a crash scene
Bevo, u took the words right out of my mouth
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...much better story than 'Can someone tell me what just happened', or just having 'flashes' of memory.

It's funny/strange but I can remember all 3 of my street bike wrecks as in slow motion. Know exactly what happened.

My two real good dirt bike wrecks with concussions I don't recall other than just before. Lost two whole days on one..

The mind is a funny thing...


BOT.. anyone heard from our "crash test dummy Bart" today?
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Worst tragedy here is that you rode 2 up with a guy.

Glad youre ok, though.
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Wow... wasn't expecting such responses.

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Aaaaaaaand, I guess this means I won't be meeting you up for breakfast next weekend. =/
Not unless you want to dine with a crippled cager.

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you should defntly take your big girlfriend to the track at least once
With 2 jobs, hitting a trackday would be a challenge. I'd love to do this, not because I want to be a racer but simply to learn correct riding position - now that I'm so acutely aware of the fact that there is such a thing. Ultimately I want something faster and more agile (yes that's right, the guy who crashed into a ditch is expressing desire for a more dangerous bike, less than 24 hours later... I'm just not a shining example of sanity, am I?)

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The guy that turned your bike on was crazy angel aka grandpa wheelie, i am the guy who got you some water at the station on the bmw.
I'm honored to have met Mr. Bike-Of-The-Month live and in person. There were several people involved in pulling my Katana out of the mud, turning it on etc; plus I was kinda dingy, so I don't remember most names and only a few faces. But yes I remember that water... mighty refreshing. Made a nice chaser to wash down that shot of ditch.

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...you have a future as a story teller. That should be sent to Cycle World magazine.
Hmm, hadn't thought about that. Now that's a compliment. Remember talking to me in the morning about the 750? Still want it? (JK) - and BTW who was that l'il lady you had with you?

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Sorry I missed that... I probably could have seen it from my porch if I'd have been home...
Ah-hah! So if you really do live that close, then just know I'd be glad to sign a petition to the local county administration to put up a yellow warning sign; "CAUTION: BEWARE OF BIKES IN DITCH"

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, sorry to hear about your crash.
Fwiw, next time you're riding and have an oh moment, slow down. It's probably a good indication you're riding over your head.
Hope you get to feeling beter and let me know if I can help with anything.
I openly admit I was riding waaay over my skill level. Regrets aren't my thing. I sure would love to share my experiences and hope to help other new riders keep it rubber side down.

Geez, and to think I just had you guys put new tires on there. They did great, and are one of the few things still new-looking left.

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I love going down....oh wait we're not talking about the same thing
ROFL - yeah, sometimes going down isn't so bad

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I have a love hate relationship with this post. Love the reenactment. Hate what happened. Glad your ok!
So... I guess this means you really are real?

JK - couldn't resist. Thx for the support

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Sorry to hear about the ditch; glad to hear you got away with it more or less unharmed. You'll be sore today.

Classic example of "choose your group wisely" and "ride your own ride".

If you ever get that "over my head feeling" slow down.
If the group you are with is pressuring you to go too fast, find another group.

Peer pressure sucks... you may feel like you are pressured while they may not feel like they are pushing you... but it's your right wrist.

When you get back on the bike and want some pointers hit me up.
I don't blame the group. Actually I don't blame anyone, including myself. I chose to ride the speed I did; I could have put on my flashers or something. I've been telling myself that I ride like an idiot far too often, what with my tendency to slalom cars at triple digits and all. If I've doomed myself to go down, I really couldn't have asked for better. Casual Sunday ride, didn't catch any asphalt. Now I have an experience I can share, and hopefully make the world for noobs on crotch-rockets a better place.

And yes, I plan on seeking out experienced riders willing to share their wealth of knowledge as well.

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Dude your a really good writer. Lol holyshit, do you work for a newspaper or something?
I used to. I'd use the phone booth down the street to change into clothes for my second job, but now all the phone booths are gone. PM me and I'll give you a good deal on an ugly spandex supersuit.

@ ST675 - Dude! You did the B12 swap on a Kat?! OMG I'm soo your new best friend. Just be careful, as I may be harboring a buried jealousy.

I'll have to call the insurance about repairs; there's no way I can do this myself. What few pieces of fairing I have left are all cracked; the headers seem ok and although the can is bent I think the exhaust just needs to be bent back into shape but is otherwise usable. We'll talk later

@ TomballD & Hauser - yup, now I know it's true what they say - everyone takes a fall eventually. Glad to have gotten the "initiation" out of the way. I've learned more in ten seconds than I have in the past ten months. Nothing's guaranteed but I stand a much better chance of keeping it rubber side down from here on out.

And yes, I actually *am* glad it was "just a Katana". Bought an inexpensive bike because I knew it was training wheels. Now that I'm experienced, can someone let me borrow their CBR-1000?

@ booger - I only crushed the pack in my pants pocket. The ones under my armored jacket were fine. Perhaps this could be a selling point for the Harley-riding eternal squids: leather jackets help protect you cigs.

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someone in the video is dissing a Ducati rider for his slow speed
No kidding. I mean, probably just some kid more concerned with looking good on his expensive import than someone really interested in riding that bike the way it was meant to be ridden.

Oh boy, I'm gonna catch for that one. To you on the Ducati - chill, I was just kidding. Bevo, yes I took your quote out of context. I gotta bad sense of humor.

and hey dude, you weren't what I expected. That was a pretty sweet riding suit you had on; I appreciate your safety-conscious mindset & leadership w/in the group. Hope to ride with you again soon.

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This is for all the cruisers who rode right past and hardly gave a glance. I don't care what you ride, bikers watch out for one another. I wouldn't have ridden past you if I saw you sprawled out in a ditch. I know there's frequently contempt between the cruisers and the sportbikes but it's supposed to be lighthearted. Anyhoo enough of the rant. Laters.
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Katana is a good girl to learn on. People forget that in the 90's there were folks endurance racing the first gen 600's. Get her cleaned up and take her to the track. You'll have more fun than .... ok, well, at least it lasts longer. Glad you made it out OK. I had a learning moment in the national forest 10 years ago, chasing a fast group with another novice, and I ended up with 2 broken ribs. It's always good to ride your own pace.
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This is for all the cruisers who rode right past and hardly gave a glance. I don't care what you ride, bikers watch out for one another. I wouldn't have ridden past you if I saw you sprawled out in a ditch. I know there's frequently contempt between the cruisers and the sportbikes but it's supposed to be lighthearted. Anyhoo enough of the rant. Laters.
there was one that did stop and hellp.
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Wow... wasn't expecting such responses.




Hmm, hadn't thought about that. Now that's a compliment. Remember talking to me in the morning about the 750? Still want it? (JK) - and BTW who was that l'il lady you had with you?
That was my Daughter!!!


13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER to be exact...


That is what happens to Males that speak to her at this point!!!
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Wow... wasn't expecting such responses.



Not unless you want to dine with a crippled cager.



With 2 jobs, hitting a trackday would be a challenge. I'd love to do this, not because I want to be a racer but simply to learn correct riding position - now that I'm so acutely aware of the fact that there is such a thing. Ultimately I want something faster and more agile (yes that's right, the guy who crashed into a ditch is expressing desire for a more dangerous bike, less than 24 hours later... I'm just not a shining example of sanity, am I?)



I'm honored to have met Mr. Bike-Of-The-Month live and in person. There were several people involved in pulling my Katana out of the mud, turning it on etc; plus I was kinda dingy, so I don't remember most names and only a few faces. But yes I remember that water... mighty refreshing. Made a nice chaser to wash down that shot of ditch.



Hmm, hadn't thought about that. Now that's a compliment. Remember talking to me in the morning about the 750? Still want it? (JK) - and BTW who was that l'il lady you had with you?



Ah-hah! So if you really do live that close, then just know I'd be glad to sign a petition to the local county administration to put up a yellow warning sign; "CAUTION: BEWARE OF BIKES IN DITCH"



I openly admit I was riding waaay over my skill level. Regrets aren't my thing. I sure would love to share my experiences and hope to help other new riders keep it rubber side down.

Geez, and to think I just had you guys put new tires on there. They did great, and are one of the few things still new-looking left.



ROFL - yeah, sometimes going down isn't so bad



So... I guess this means you really are real?

JK - couldn't resist. Thx for the support



I don't blame the group. Actually I don't blame anyone, including myself. I chose to ride the speed I did; I could have put on my flashers or something. I've been telling myself that I ride like an idiot far too often, what with my tendency to slalom cars at triple digits and all. If I've doomed myself to go down, I really couldn't have asked for better. Casual Sunday ride, didn't catch any asphalt. Now I have an experience I can share, and hopefully make the world for noobs on crotch-rockets a better place.

And yes, I plan on seeking out experienced riders willing to share their wealth of knowledge as well.



I used to. I'd use the phone booth down the street to change into clothes for my second job, but now all the phone booths are gone. PM me and I'll give you a good deal on an ugly spandex supersuit.

@ ST675 - Dude! You did the B12 swap on a Kat?! OMG I'm soo your new best friend. Just be careful, as I may be harboring a buried jealousy.

I'll have to call the insurance about repairs; there's no way I can do this myself. What few pieces of fairing I have left are all cracked; the headers seem ok and although the can is bent I think the exhaust just needs to be bent back into shape but is otherwise usable. We'll talk later

@ TomballD & Hauser - yup, now I know it's true what they say - everyone takes a fall eventually. Glad to have gotten the "initiation" out of the way. I've learned more in ten seconds than I have in the past ten months. Nothing's guaranteed but I stand a much better chance of keeping it rubber side down from here on out.

And yes, I actually *am* glad it was "just a Katana". Bought an inexpensive bike because I knew it was training wheels. Now that I'm experienced, can someone let me borrow their CBR-1000?

@ booger - I only crushed the pack in my pants pocket. The ones under my armored jacket were fine. Perhaps this could be a selling point for the Harley-riding eternal squids: leather jackets help protect you cigs.


No kidding. I mean, probably just some kid more concerned with looking good on his expensive import than someone really interested in riding that bike the way it was meant to be ridden.

Oh boy, I'm gonna catch for that one. To you on the Ducati - chill, I was just kidding. Bevo, yes I took your quote out of context. I gotta bad sense of humor.

and hey dude, you weren't what I expected. That was a pretty sweet riding suit you had on; I appreciate your safety-conscious mindset & leadership w/in the group. Hope to ride with you again soon.

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This is for all the cruisers who rode right past and hardly gave a glance. I don't care what you ride, bikers watch out for one another. I wouldn't have ridden past you if I saw you sprawled out in a ditch. I know there's frequently contempt between the cruisers and the sportbikes but it's supposed to be lighthearted. Anyhoo enough of the rant. Laters.
I think your write up about the accident was really good and interesting!

Whenever you get back on 2 wheels i will be happy to teach you how to take those turns more comfortably at a higher pace
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13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER to be exact...

That is what happens to Males that speak to her at this point!!!
Hence my use of the phrase "l'il lady". You're both kinda ageless in looks but the way she stood quietly behind you indicated a parental relationship. Hope y'all had a good drive.
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I think your write up about the accident was really good and interesting!

Whenever you get back on 2 wheels i will be happy to teach you how to take those turns more comfortably at a higher pace
He said he was riding over his head, shouldn't he learn them at a slower, smoother pace? Then translate those skills to a faster pace?
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i even told him to take it at his own pace till he get's used to it.
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Rather than learning those particular curves at higher speeds, how about learning the basics so they can be applied to all the fun roads?
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Werd. I'm still working on the plan. First I heal. Then I get the Kat fixed. Then I take it super-easy, to reassure myself that I'm not afraid of motorcycles.

Then I focus on learning good riding techniques, starting with the basics. I'm still hooked; I love speed and power. I ultimately plan on a 3-bike collection: keep the Kat (Katana) for a mod bike, 2nd get something relatively quick with great handling (CBR-600?)... and yes a cruiser. Those lone country backroads can be relished in more ways than one.

'Til then I'm just stuck at home, hobbling and bored outta my skull.
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The key word was "comfortably" i have helped many slower riders to gradually pick up the pace at their own comfort level!
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The key word was "comfortably" i have helped many slower riders to gradually pick up the pace at their own comfort level!
Ahh. So what you meant to say is:

"i will be happy to teach you how to take those turns more comfortably at your own pace, so you can gradually get faster."
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