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Old 09-20-2012, 01:57 PM   #21
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Uh...sorry, but I'm the only pretty NewRider here. Kay?
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:02 PM   #22
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You've got your own little flag thing and you use that?


Op it just takes getting used to. Around Houston it will eventually become second nature.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:03 PM   #23
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Haha! I wondered if anyone would make a joke about you when I was typing that.

I've taken the MSF course. Just haven't been on the freeway yet.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #24
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Haha! I wondered if anyone would make a joke about you when I was typing that.

I've taken the MSF course. Just haven't been on the freeway yet.
For me, the freeway was trial by fire. i got on, and just rode it on the 3rd day after "somewhat" learning how to ride my r6. i learned how to counter steer REAL QUICK. getting on and off wasn't bad. it was the tar snakes and channels in the concrete that had my puckering the first time on 290. rode all the way to pp1, then back. the trip back was alot more comfortable.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #25
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When you get on the freeway watch out for bevo
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:30 PM   #26
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When I got my bike I just got on the freeway, in fact that's the first thing I did. Why? Because that's how I roll my brothers!!!
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:31 PM   #28
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #29
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I agree with Volfy as well, although I still don't like the center lane. I prefer the right or left lane myself.

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Old 09-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #30
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I was like that for the first couple of months I rode too. Statistically speaking you are safer on the freeway, though. Just pay attention, stay out of people's blind spot, don't linger beside trucks if you can help it.

Oh, and if traffic is coming to a quick stop, stop to the right side of the rear of the car in front of you in case you need to gas it and go up beside the car in front to avoid getting rear ended.
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When you get on the freeway watch out for bevo
A year ago I would have made a joke about t.u. and how they're awful minus Colt McCoy...but now we aggies in the SEC and probably won't win a conference game for a couple years.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #32
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #33
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To be fair, there are sections of hwys around Houston that can be rather intimidating even for seasoned rider/drivers. 59 south of downtown, Good part of of I-45 inside BW8, and some sections of 610 all can get pretty dicey when traffic gets thick.

Motorcycling is supposed to be fun, so take it easy. If you don't feel comfortable, just slow down or get off the freeway all together. No sense getting all stressed out just to prove to yourself you can hack it. It'll come to you in due time.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #34
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freeway is more fun for me then city. too much stop and go. I rather just kick it up and go!

I also have less of a chance for having some stupid pulling right in front of me on the freeway then around town.

Find some good friends to ride with and you'll find your self a cruise around town on the freeway its just what you need to relax!
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:22 PM   #35
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Earplugs.

I found alot of the initial agnst on the highway was caused by wind noise. Warm up to it, you'll get used to it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:30 PM   #36
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I drive 45 from Conroe to louetta, then back roads from there to champions forest/1960. No HOV available, but that's ok. Traffic can be pretty dicey at certain times. Especially with all the debutards going through the woodlands.
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #37
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I found alot of the initial agnst on the highway was caused by wind noise. Warm up to it, you'll get used to it.
I am forced by my inner hooligan to hear my mufflers as I come to a stop
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:41 PM   #38
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I am forced by my inner hooligan to hear my mufflers as I come to a stop
Get louder pipes and you will still heat your exhaust through the plugs.

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #39
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Rem consider... riding surface roads, you have to worry about oncoming traffic and traffic from side streets, people ignoring stop signs and stop lights..

Freeway, all the trafic is moving the same direction (Most of the time)

I'd bet that subconciously it's the speed factor that's getting to you... take it slow, try to hop on and off during/in low traffic areas to get comfortable with it and build some confidence.
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