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Old 04-20-2013, 09:53 AM   #21
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #22
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Congrats on the bike.

My tips from my first 1.5 yrs riding in houston:

1. Practice emergency braking. When somebody cuts you off and you instinctively hit the horn, their reaction is to stop. It's not helpful and you will get a face full of bumper, but that's what happens.

2. Practice emergency swerving and looking where you want to go. The swerve to miss an obstacle is much more real when the obstacle is an SUV that just pulled in front of you. Hit your horn and the SUV is likely to turn the opposite direction he is traveling, (usually to your escape lane). Focus on your out and you have a higher chance of getting there.

3. When braking, focus on squeezing your knees to make the weight transfer to to the seat and tank instead of the bars.

4. Good use of the horn is to wake people up that are merging into your lane. The result is fairly predictable, they will usually twitch the opposite direction or stop merging. Some will just plow through cause they just don't care.

5. Watch cross traffic at intersections. Just because you have had a green light for 2 seconds, doesn't mean a car won't blow the red and almost kill you. (especially true downtown with the timed lights.)
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Welcome to the club...Next, if you dont have any gear, get some b4 the summer cause you will be riding alot more.... Safety FIRST!!
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Congrats on the bike.

My tips from my first 1.5 yrs riding in houston:

1. Practice emergency braking. When somebody cuts you off and you instinctively hit the horn, their reaction is to stop. It's not helpful and you will get a face full of bumper, but that's what happens.

2. Practice emergency swerving and looking where you want to go. The swerve to miss an obstacle is much more real when the obstacle is an SUV that just pulled in front of you. Hit your horn and the SUV is likely to turn the opposite direction he is traveling, (usually to your escape lane). Focus on your out and you have a higher chance of getting there.

3. When braking, focus on squeezing your knees to make the weight transfer to to the seat and tank instead of the bars.

4. Good use of the horn is to wake people up that are merging into your lane. The result is fairly predictable, they will usually twitch the opposite direction or stop merging. Some will just plow through cause they just don't care.

5. Watch cross traffic at intersections. Just because you have had a green light for 2 seconds, doesn't mean a car won't blow the red and almost kill you. (especially true downtown with the timed lights.)
Appreciate the advice
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Welcome to the club...Next, if you dont have any gear, get some b4 the summer cause you will be riding alot more.... Safety FIRST!!
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Hey man, Get some cheap knee pads and wear em everytime. Cant express it enough.
+1 I was just about to add that also... Cycle Gear has them for about $18.. Knee/Shin gaurds, you cant go wrong..
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Hey man, Get some cheap knee pads and wear em everytime. Cant express it enough.
This....... often overlooked but will save you so much pain and rash all for $20-30
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:36 AM   #29
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Use your head and not your and you will be just fine. Remember this is just a fun hobby and not a way of life for 99.9% of us. Always pay attention to what you are doing on that machine. Don't get complacent and beware of your surrounding at all time. Ride safe!
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:58 AM   #30
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Thats awesome man I remember my first ride I was scared shitless and was only going like 35mph
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #31
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My advice is similar to what you see above.

1. Look where you want to go ( this was a revelation for me once I started doing it when I started out)

2. Ride like your invisible. Stay out of cars blind spots on the highway, STAY ALERT

3. Always stop to the left or right side of the lane behind a car in traffic to leave yourself an escape route and leave your bike in gear until at least the car behind you has stopped.***SEE AVATAR PIC


Oh, and it's worth spending an hour or so practicing panic stops in an empty parking lot, and slow speed u-turns. trust me it will save you some embarassment later

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