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Old 09-23-2013, 09:11 AM   #121
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If you jump off the bike right before you hit the ground and stay on your feet without hurting yourself... You bailed..
If the bike keeps going and comes to a stop upright without a scratch... The bike bailed....
Hahaa now that would be tripped out if the bike bailed lol
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:12 AM   #122
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Owning a bike is like owning a gun.

You have to know your weapon... How to use it safely... How to clean and maintain it....
If you don't ... Somebody is going to get hurt or killed...

My 2 cents... Learn your bike.. Know what components need replaced and checked..

Our group did a very chilled pace... This was the chillest pace of the year..
Everyone crashes... But, crashes due to failure of proper inspection and maintenance is one that can easily be avoided.. Even before the ride I asked everyone if you needed air.. We checked a few tires and went over street tire pressures for commuting v/s back road v/s track. When basic riding skill discussions happen, listen and use the information to improve. Redneckmexican on the 250 got back with me later and said how the throttle control through the corner discussion helped him several times.

Like I always say, street rides are not for testing your limits.. But rather to relax and practice what you learn within your comfort zone...
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Owning a bike is like owning a gun.

You have to know your weapon... How to use it safely... How to clean and maintain it....
If you don't ... Somebody is going to get hurt or killed...

My 2 cents... Learn your bike.. Know what components need replaced and checked..

Like I always say, street rides are not for testing your limits.. But rather to relax and practice what you learn within your comfort zone...
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:27 AM   #125
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Wow! Stunt gearing? You been stunting your 250? Any videos? Glad to know you are back on 2 wheels. We missed you.
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Okieee.. get over urself. Everything u wrote trying to redeem urself didnt work.
Ur cursed. Everytime u ride something bad happens. Ur so blind to see ppl r just nice but they honestly don't want u near them either n wonder why the heck do u approach them to talk. Dont u get the slightest hint ur unwanted? Its unfortunate i have to s.p.e.l.l. it out for u.

Get ur together. Be mindful of others esp when ur on a 250 n UNSKILLED. Guys were dumbfounded, wondering why were u trying to lead the pack. Holding back 6 out of 10 riders.
Viffer, our ride leader. .was my "buddy". I always ride next to him n we trade off so dont even speak about something u dont know. When he steps left, i step right, thats how close he and i are.

Cry over u? Pls, ur pitiful. We all wait around because we adore jimrad. Lucky for u, his mission is leave no man behind.

Btw, talks of banning u from rides was brought up. Ur just too much of a liability.
Here we go with more assumptions. I wasn't trying to lead I was waiting for people to pass me. I like to be in the middle to the back but people get behind me so I like to wave them by. I don't want to be in the front. That you said made zero sense.

I approach people to talk? I don't actually. I park my bike in isolation and play on my phone, text, sleep on the bike if I can. I don't talk to anyone except those who approach me. You have more swings and misses than the Astros.

Get my together? Sounds fair to say. I'm pretty mindful hence I insisted on people passing me even when they get in behind me. I'm on a 250 so I'm a sitting duck on the straights. What you and Viffer do is fine but knowing that you really don't know anything because you don't see anything. You shouldn't talk. Again, the bike fell and was put back on the road and started to run when he came back. I told him and others to leave and leave me to it. If you want to wait then that's fine but don't cry about it when you're waiting on your own volition.

Ban me if you like but I've only done 3 or 4 rides that is a knee jerk reaction. If I was truly a liability then I should have really totaled it. I ride way more by myself or with faster people and I've never crashed and I hang with them quite well until they get on the straight. I only ride with you guys to learn the roads which I don't know. I break off and ride on my own when I have an idea of where I am.



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I don't have such a broad view of things. If a bicycle falls over then it fell over not wrecked. Motorcycles aren't any different in that regard. Where have I blamed it on anyone but myself? Part of riding is knowing your bike and knowing whether it was in fine enough condition. I failed. I didn't place blame on anyone but me. You're seeing .
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I forgot what he blamed his first wreck on. I think the gravel.
The road, the air, the sun.... who knows.
Yep, the gravel made the rear tire break loose and I wasn't good enough to recover. I blamed myself then and I still blame myself now. I wasn't good enough to save it.

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Copperhead, bottom line is you are not ready for a moderate or spirited pace ride. I strongly recommend a few track days and learn some basic bike maintenance... the tire issue was pretty clear...you only had 20 psi when we checked after the crash..your tires were squared off. You are lucky no vehicles were coming in the opp lane and you were going pretty slow. Keep an open mind if you want to learn.

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I haven't done a track day school session but I've been able to do laps on ECR and Austin Park. I get what you mean though and track days are definitely on the agenda. I know I'm ready for spirited and moderate riding. If you only saw me by myself. I don't take it easy when I'm alone. If I wasn't then I wouldn't make it on a consistent basis on my individual rides and when I ride the 3 Sisters in the Hill Country and RGV. I've been unlucky on these rides with you guys but you're judging me on very small sample size.

Also, I know basic bike maintenance. I know a lot of maintenance. I work on my bike all of the time. I know about what I should do with the tires but I was blatantly disregarding them. I made the mistake of just saying they were ok so I can continue to screw around on my phone. I place blame on myself and myself alone as I could have prevented this. That's what people don't get. I have a very open mind and I want to get better as I need to. I like when someone can pull me aside and tell me that I can go faster in this corner or that I can lean harder etc.... That's why I run with the boys from RGV and from the HC. They gave me pointers and invited me to ride with them and improve. I have significantly.

I admit when I up and I did yesterday. If I was truly as bad as they people want to believe then considering the amount of spirited riding that I do (at least once a week). I would have been totaled it. Btw, Jim my mechanic confirmed my guess that it was the tires and it was an avoidable situation if I addressed them before riding. When I set off to ride with those tires, I was past the point of no return so to speak. I was lucky no car was coming. The bike was going less than 20 mph.

P.S. I had an IDGAF attitude about my bike's condition prior to the ride and it was an inconvenience to everyone. My bad and if anyone is still mad about it. I'll buy a round for you at the Central Meet. Fair enough?
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Here we go with more assumptions. I wasn't trying to lead I was waiting for people to pass me. I like to be in the middle to the back but people get behind me so I like to wave them by. I don't want to be in the front. That you said made zero sense.

I approach people to talk? I don't actually. I park my bike in isolation and play on my phone, text, sleep on the bike if I can. I don't talk to anyone except those who approach me. You have more swings and misses than the Astros.

Get my together? Sounds fair to say. I'm pretty mindful hence I insisted on people passing me even when they get in behind me. I'm on a 250 so I'm a sitting duck on the straights. What you and Viffer do is fine but knowing that you really don't know anything because you don't see anything. You shouldn't talk. Again, the bike fell and was put back on the road and started to run when he came back. I told him and others to leave and leave me to it. If you want to wait then that's fine but don't cry about it when you're waiting on your own volition.

Ban me if you like but I've only done 3 or 4 rides that is a knee jerk reaction. If I was truly a liability then I should have really totaled it. I ride way more by myself or with faster people and I've never crashed and I hang with them quite well until they get on the straight. I only ride with you guys to learn the roads which I don't know. I break off and ride on my own when I have an idea of where I am.




I don't have such a broad view of things. If a bicycle falls over then it fell over not wrecked. Motorcycles aren't any different in that regard. Where have I blamed it on anyone but myself? Part of riding is knowing your bike and knowing whether it was in fine enough condition. I failed. I didn't place blame on anyone but me. You're seeing .

Yep, the gravel made the rear tire break loose and I wasn't good enough to recover. I blamed myself then and I still blame myself now. I wasn't good enough to save it.


I haven't done a track day school session but I've been able to do laps on ECR and Austin Park. I get what you mean though and track days are definitely on the agenda. I know I'm ready for spirited and moderate riding. If you only saw me by myself. I don't take it easy when I'm alone. If I wasn't then I wouldn't make it on a consistent basis on my individual rides and when I ride the 3 Sisters in the Hill Country and RGV. I've been unlucky on these rides with you guys but you're judging me on very small sample size.

Also, I know basic bike maintenance. I know a lot of maintenance. I work on my bike all of the time. I know about what I should do with the tires but I was blatantly disregarding them. I made the mistake of just saying they were ok so I can continue to screw around on my phone. I place blame on myself and myself alone as I could have prevented this. That's what people don't get. I have a very open mind and I want to get better as I need to. I like when someone can pull me aside and tell me that I can go faster in this corner or that I can lean harder etc.... That's why I run with the boys from RGV and from the HC. They gave me pointers and invited me to ride with them and improve. I have significantly.

I admit when I up and I did yesterday. If I was truly as bad as they people want to believe then considering the amount of spirited riding that I do (at least once a week). I would have been totaled it. Btw, Jim my mechanic confirmed my guess that it was the tires and it was an avoidable situation if I addressed them before riding. When I set off to ride with those tires, I was past the point of no return so to speak. I was lucky no car was coming. The bike was going less than 20 mph.

P.S. I had an IDGAF attitude about my bike's condition prior to the ride and it was an inconvenience to everyone. My bad and if anyone is still mad about it. I'll buy a round for you at the Central Meet. Fair enough?
Sad to say, but with this attitude you will most likely crash again. You can blame the tires, gravel, or whatever. It comes down to you did not know how to handle the situation when it happened.

I and many others ride on squared off tires all the time. We have all hit loose gravel. I've wrecked and it was due to target fixation. Point is don't blame bike, tires, or road conditions.

It simply comes down to you not knowing how to handle the situation. The sooner you realize that, and stop getting hurt at others for pointing it out, the sooner you will become a better rider.
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its really simple, if your riding your bike and its no longer on 2 wheels whether your still attached to it in any way or not its a wreck.

there is no way to judge how good of a rider you are if the majority of the riding you do is on your own, what you think is fast probably isnt. In order to learn you have to be open minded and accept constructive criticisum
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YOU WRECKED! don't try and play it off as anything else

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I know I'm ready for spirited and moderate riding. If you only saw me by myself. I don't take it easy when I'm alone. ....you're judging me on very small sample size.

Also, I know basic bike maintenance. I know a lot of maintenance. I work on my bike all of the time. I know about what I should do with the tires but I was blatantly disregarding them. I made the mistake of just saying they were ok so I can continue to screw around on my phone.

Btw, Jim my mechanic confirmed my guess that it was the tires and it was an avoidable situation if I addressed them before riding. When I set off to ride with those tires, I was past the point of no return so to speak. I was lucky no car was coming. The bike was going less than 20 mph.

P.S. I had an IDGAF attitude about my bike's condition prior to the ride and it was an inconvenience to everyone. My bad and if anyone is still mad about it. I'll buy a round for you at the Central Meet. Fair enough?

From what I have seen in the last two rides, I have to say you are still very green.. Nothing to be ashamed of really...we all started green... Practice...patience... and smoothness..... And please take it easy when you ride alone..

Tire pressure is the MOST basic and most important check.. I was surprised you didnt know what a tire gauge was. It's okay though, now you know.

Find you a new mechanic..this one sucks ...Motorcycles Unlimited helps peeps with tips and maintnence classes...free.. Google is free too..

You are stubborn....use it to your advantage...Be like Umayr...that is way faster after 30 track days..
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its really simple, if your riding your bike and its no longer on 2 wheels whether your still attached to it in any way or not its a wreck.
Hey now..i ride on one sometimes...
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so have I but I still consider it a wreck
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so have I but I still consider it a wreck
lets say...about to wreck , or half wreck..
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Jim, I know what a tire gauge is but I didn't know where you found the one you had. I never seen one of those. Just the big one with a circular psi dial. Also, I use my mechanic for the use of tools. I do most of the work myself. I also have a very handy manual for the bike. I work on my bike all of the time.
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