MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 04-24-2007, 10:28 AM   #41
Candy
The Most Intolerable bish
 
Candy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: H-Town
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,209

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 7

Bike(s):
'06 GSXR 1000
'02 GSXR 750



Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to Candy
I'M A TRUE BELIEVER THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON, whether good or bad. I can consider luck and skill and all that jazz, but ALL MY MOVES IN LIFE ARE CALCULATED. Not by me, by the "Man Upstairs", he's planned it all out for me. When it's rough He's testing me, and when it's good He's blessing me with good deeds in return for those I have given. EVERY MOMENT I breathe I owe to HIM.

Lately I've caught myself being a lot less fearless, more cautious, and more hesitant on my bike especially when we get all excited and start rolling hard. Something just tells me not to ride or to slow down and from my own experience I know that little voice is a gaurdian angel "protecting" me THIS TIME, but one day, WHEN HE SAYS IT'S MY TIME, I won't see the next second.

I'm taking Roger's accident for what it's worth a GOOD TIME TO REFLECT ON SOME OF THE DUMB $H!T I DO ON MY BIKE. Will I readjust my riding limits, probably so, do I think doing so will change my future or destiny....not at all, my cards are gonna lay as they may. Just like they did for Roger and every other person that passes away. Roger, Jordan, and Lydia could have been somewhere else at that split second in time. Whether accident or not, stupidity or lack of skill, that was destined to take place.

BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF U.
Candy is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts? Thayleal General Discussion (Moto Related) 31 11-12-2011 06:13 PM
Your thoughts???? chitownryder General Discussion (Moto Related) 25 02-08-2011 12:01 AM
Your thoughts???? chitownryder General Discussion (Moto Related) 0 02-07-2011 09:36 AM
thoughts? BoyO General Discussion (Moto Related) 3 01-06-2011 11:17 PM
Thoughts on this humbleassassin General Discussion (Moto Related) 22 07-22-2010 09:46 AM
Advertisement
Old 04-24-2007, 10:41 AM   #42
Moody
Holy Smokes!
 
Moody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 14,685


Bike(s):
281









I think many people get involved with motorcycles with no direction at all. They go out on an impulse and get a sexy looking machine on a beautiful day and the rest is all left to chance. Maybe they will hear about the MSF course and take an interest in it. Maybe they will hear about track days and the rider schools. Maybe they will meet some experienced riders who will take an interest in their safety. Or, maybe they will hook up with some people that do not express how important riding at your skill level is, end up riding over their head and possibly end up injuring or killing themselves or someone else. :eh:
__________________

Open your eyes and reclaim the freedom you were born with. - Moody
Moody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 10:46 AM   #43
Candy
The Most Intolerable bish
 
Candy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: H-Town
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,209

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 7

Bike(s):
'06 GSXR 1000
'02 GSXR 750



Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to Candy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moody
I think many people get involved with motorcycles with no direction at all. They go out on an impulse and get a sexy looking machine on a beautiful day and the rest is all left to chance. Maybe they will hear about the MSF course and take an interest in it. Maybe they will hear about track days and the rider schools. Maybe they will meet some experienced riders who will take an interest in their safety. Or, maybe they will hook up with some people that do not express how important riding at your skill level is, end up riding over their head and possibly end up injuring or killing themselves or someone else. :eh:
Actually what I did, had never driven or ridden a m/c prior to purchasing my own, had never even been on a scooter. I just woke up 1 morning and went out to get 1! Took the MSF, but over slept on the driving days, and have been getty uppin' ever since. Sometimes I ride fast, sometimes I'm slow. Right place, right time, it is what it is!!! I've seen 10yr+ vets killed in accidents where there was just nothing more to do and less horrific. It was just their time.
Candy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 10:48 AM   #44
Moody
Holy Smokes!
 
Moody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 14,685


Bike(s):
281









Quote:
Originally Posted by 1FastGSXR
Actually what I did, had never driven or ridden a m/c prior to purchasing my own, had never even been on a scooter. I just woke up 1 morning and went out to get 1! Took the MSF, but over slept on the driving days, and have been getty uppin' ever since. Sometimes I ride fast, sometimes I'm slow. Right place, right time, it is what it is!!! I've seen 10yr+ vets killed in accidents where there was just nothing more to do and less horrific. It was just their time.
Accidents happen but there is plenty we can do as riders to reduce the risk.
__________________

Open your eyes and reclaim the freedom you were born with. - Moody
Moody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 10:49 AM   #45
Candy
The Most Intolerable bish
 
Candy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: H-Town
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 4,209

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 7

Bike(s):
'06 GSXR 1000
'02 GSXR 750



Member Garage





Send a message via Yahoo to Candy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moody
Accidents happen but there is plenty we can do as riders to reduce the risk.
OH as an INSURANCE AGENT, I HAVE to take that into consideration!! But ur still just limiting that risk, is what I am saying, there is still something over and beyond us all that starts where that risk management stops!
Candy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 10:53 AM   #46
nutmegchoi
Go girls!
 
nutmegchoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,761

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2013 CBR600RR Repsol









I did lots of stupid things on bike when I was younger.
When I think about those things I've done, I shouldn't be here today.
Especially back then, I had nothing but pure luck.

Now I don't believe in luck anymore.
Whatever I had before, I probably used it all.
I wear my gear, try to ride smart and hope to be home at the end of the day.

I lived and live my life as if there's no tomorrow.
I have no regrets and I'm okay to go anytime.
In case I die, I donated all my organs for others to live through me.

That doesn't mean I want to die anytime.
My life's getting better and better that I want to live longer to see what's going to happen next.

Next year will be my 20th anniversary on motorcycle.
Hope to make it then and beyond.


Don't worry, Clyde.
I'll stick around long enough to give you a piggy back ride when you can't get on a bike by youself.
:laughing6
nutmegchoi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 10:54 AM   #47
FJRmgm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Omaha, Arkansas USA Motorcycling Paradise
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,995

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
Yamaha FJR 1300
Honda CBR 954RR
Yamaha WR250R







thinking back over the years, as Patrick pointed out, excessive speed has been involved in a number of situations but one other thing keeps coming to my mind and thats IMPATIENCE.

I'd ask all to think back on close call or near-miss situations you have been in and ponder for a moment about the result if you had been a little more patient during the situation?

Couple impatience with speed and bad things are going to happen.
FJRmgm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 11:24 AM   #48
Gigolo Jason
 
Gigolo Jason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Magnolia, Texas (AKA: in the woods)
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,318

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
BMW R1200C






Quote:
Originally Posted by nutmegchoi
I did lots of stupid things on bike when I was younger.
When I think about those things I've done, I shouldn't be here today.
Especially back then, I had nothing but pure luck.
+infinity

Been there, done that, bought the t-shirt
__________________
"I would not join any club that would have someone like me for a member."
-Groucho Marx
Gigolo Jason is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 11:43 AM   #49
SAXENLOVER
Member
 
SAXENLOVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Spring
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16


Bike(s):
Kawasaki 650 Ninja









Quote:
Originally Posted by Azylum
everyone still wanna make fun of my chickenstrips?
I know think "Chickenstrips" are .......................sexy
SAXENLOVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 11:50 AM   #50
SAXENLOVER
Member
 
SAXENLOVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Spring
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16


Bike(s):
Kawasaki 650 Ninja









As for PATRICK'S post, another error is when you see a problem (like, possibly an on-coming motorcyclist) fixating on the potential hazard and not focusing on the solution of where you need to be.
SAXENLOVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 11:50 AM   #51
BrutusTx
Guest
 
Posts: n/a







Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by nutmegchoi
Don't worry, Clyde.
I'll stick around long enough to give you a piggy back ride when you can't get on a bike by youself.
:laughing6
Promises, Promises
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 12:12 PM   #52
CaJuNsOuLjA
Resident Glasnost
 
CaJuNsOuLjA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NW: 249 & Beltway
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 11,106

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
*SOLD*...(Pending purchase): 2006 CRF 450






Quote:
Originally Posted by houseofpain
almost running over somebody that went down on the freeway....and roger's passing......has given me my wake up call.

if i choose to stay on the street.....i will definately stay at cruising speeds, and make sure i make it home alive to my family. i've realized i got too much going on in my life to be selfish. it's either take it easy or take it to the track.

and i do realize it's not always the rider......but the rider makes a big difference on who goes home or not. so i'll reduce my chances next time and take it easy.

RIP to the fallen riders. their deaths will not be in vain, i've learned from this and i hope others have as well.
+1

I love riding to much to quit, but having seen the images I've gathered and had the oppotunity to contemplate over the last three days, I realize that the street is not the place to test your limits. You endanger not only yourself, but all those around you and many people are affected by the potential results. Being directly behind Roger when it happened and realizing gravity of what has happened. I'm definately going to save the high-speed riding for the track. Charles has been telling for months to "take to the track, Sean, just take it to the track..." and I think this has been my wake up call. I hope that this can be a lesson to all those guys out there flying around corners at triple digit speeds...it takes miliseconds for things to go wrong for you at these speeds, just save it for the track.
__________________
indifferent0028"They've created a nation of spenders, speculators, and consumers, and they've destroyed the savers, producers, and the investing class that built this country. We're moving from a market-based economy to essentially a planned economy. We're abandoning capitalism and embracing socialism. That's a recipe for disaster." - Peter Schiff
CaJuNsOuLjA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 12:16 PM   #53
witchdoctor575
certified shutterbug
 
witchdoctor575's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Alvin
Feedback Rating: (11)
Posts: 23,547

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
07 triumph D675(sold)
05 busa LE (sold)
03 rc51 (sold)
99 superhawk (wrecked)
01 shadow 1100 (sold)

Member Garage





ya'll keep in mind that in order to find you limits you usually end up surpassing your limits. The street is no place for a mistake like that. Ride well under your limits.
witchdoctor575 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 12:20 PM   #54
CaJuNsOuLjA
Resident Glasnost
 
CaJuNsOuLjA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NW: 249 & Beltway
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 11,106

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
*SOLD*...(Pending purchase): 2006 CRF 450






Corrections

*too
*opportunity
__________________
indifferent0028"They've created a nation of spenders, speculators, and consumers, and they've destroyed the savers, producers, and the investing class that built this country. We're moving from a market-based economy to essentially a planned economy. We're abandoning capitalism and embracing socialism. That's a recipe for disaster." - Peter Schiff
CaJuNsOuLjA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 12:22 PM   #55
witchdoctor575
certified shutterbug
 
witchdoctor575's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Alvin
Feedback Rating: (11)
Posts: 23,547

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
07 triumph D675(sold)
05 busa LE (sold)
03 rc51 (sold)
99 superhawk (wrecked)
01 shadow 1100 (sold)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by CaJuNsOuLjA
*too
*opportunity
haha, edit button victim.
witchdoctor575 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 12:23 PM   #56
CaJuNsOuLjA
Resident Glasnost
 
CaJuNsOuLjA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NW: 249 & Beltway
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 11,106

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
*SOLD*...(Pending purchase): 2006 CRF 450






Quote:
Originally Posted by witchdoctor575
haha, edit button victim.
Yea...and being retentive ain't helping either...
__________________
indifferent0028"They've created a nation of spenders, speculators, and consumers, and they've destroyed the savers, producers, and the investing class that built this country. We're moving from a market-based economy to essentially a planned economy. We're abandoning capitalism and embracing socialism. That's a recipe for disaster." - Peter Schiff
CaJuNsOuLjA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 12:30 PM   #57
FastLine
Motorcycle School
 
FastLine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: MSRH GSS TWS (Texas World Speedway)
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 13,881

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
Instructing
Trackdays
Like
A
Boss






Quote:
Originally Posted by 1FastGSXR
I'M A TRUE BELIEVER THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON, whether good or bad. I can consider luck and skill and all that jazz, but ALL MY MOVES IN LIFE ARE CALCULATED. Not by me, by the "Man Upstairs", he's planned it all out for me. When it's rough He's testing me, and when it's good He's blessing me with good deeds in return for those I have given. EVERY MOMENT I breathe I owe to HIM.

Lately I've caught myself being a lot less fearless, more cautious, and more hesitant on my bike especially when we get all excited and start rolling hard. Something just tells me not to ride or to slow down and from my own experience I know that little voice is a gaurdian angel "protecting" me THIS TIME, but one day, WHEN HE SAYS IT'S MY TIME, I won't see the next second.

I'm taking Roger's accident for what it's worth a GOOD TIME TO REFLECT ON SOME OF THE DUMB $H!T I DO ON MY BIKE. Will I readjust my riding limits, probably so, do I think doing so will change my future or destiny....not at all, my cards are gonna lay as they may. Just like they did for Roger and every other person that passes away. Roger, Jordan, and Lydia could have been somewhere else at that split second in time. Whether accident or not, stupidity or lack of skill, that was destined to take place.

BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF U.
You couldn'tbe farther from the truth. doesn't make you twist your wrist and go faster. does not control you. We have what is called free will. The same free will that the cager has that will run you off the road. We so often give credit for what he did not do. Roger chose to ride fast, not his for him. We have to deal with the consequences of our actions, and unfortunately so do those that our descisions effect.

That "little guardian angel" is called a conscience. Your brain slows your body down when things start happening too fast as well. It's when we ignore both that we find ourselves in trouble.

Ride smart, ride safe, and use your head because no one, or no will do it for you
FastLine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 12:33 PM   #58
jus10
Loading...
 
jus10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,160

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
KX TooNifty









I'm not trying to be an but...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1FastGSXR
I'M A TRUE BELIEVER THAT EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON, whether good or bad. I can consider luck and skill and all that jazz, but ALL MY MOVES IN LIFE ARE CALCULATED. Not by me, by the "Man Upstairs", he's planned it all out for me. When it's rough He's testing me, and when it's good He's blessing me with good deeds in return for those I have given. EVERY MOMENT I breathe I owe to HIM.

Lately I've caught myself being a lot less fearless, more cautious, and more hesitant on my bike especially when we get all excited and start rolling hard. Something just tells me not to ride or to slow down and from my own experience I know that little voice is a gaurdian angel "protecting" me THIS TIME, but one day, WHEN HE SAYS IT'S MY TIME, I won't see the next second.

I'm taking Roger's accident for what it's worth a GOOD TIME TO REFLECT ON SOME OF THE DUMB $H!T I DO ON MY BIKE. Will I readjust my riding limits, probably so, do I think doing so will change my future or destiny....not at all, my cards are gonna lay as they may. Just like they did for Roger and every other person that passes away. Roger, Jordan, and Lydia could have been somewhere else at that split second in time. Whether accident or not, stupidity or lack of skill, that was destined to take place.

BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF U.
I don't think I understand this... you say things are planned out for you already (you can't change fate) but you say you'll change your riding habits....why is that? To change your riding habits you imply that you are trying to avoid a bad situation, but in the same breath you say you cannot change your fate. I am slightly confused that is all, I'm not trying to be an (it comes natural:icon_bigg ) just trying to get a better insight to your thoughts.
jus10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 01:19 PM   #59
jus10
Loading...
 
jus10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 2,160

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
KX TooNifty









Quote:
Originally Posted by FJRmgm
thinking back over the years, as Patrick pointed out, excessive speed has been involved in a number of situations but one other thing keeps coming to my mind and thats IMPATIENCE.

I'd ask all to think back on close call or near-miss situations you have been in and ponder for a moment about the result if you had been a little more patient during the situation?

Couple impatience with speed and bad things are going to happen.
Could you elaborate a little more on how patience would help someone in a "close call" or "near-miss" situation? Patience is something that is utilized over a period of time....most things that happen on a street bike, do not happen over a period of time but rather in a split second or two. Can you please clarify?
jus10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 01:22 PM   #60
nutmegchoi
Go girls!
 
nutmegchoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 3,761

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2013 CBR600RR Repsol









In 19 years of street riding and 2 years of track riding, I've never had a bad enough crash that I've got hurt or my bike needed a major repair.
Because of my size, I did drop my bike here and there (most the time at parking lots and it's freakin embarrassing).
And because I commuted all year around when I was in Korea, I did slide over rain, ice and snow.
But never had broke bones, been delivered to hospital, just some minor road rashes and bruises.
So, I gotta think I'm doing something right just enough to keep me alive and I would like to share these things.
I'm not gonna list things are too obvious.
Just some things I think it works.

On the street,

Fair amount fear will keep you alive.
Be scared.
Dare devils are the ones who get hurt or go first.

Respect other traffics.
You are not on the road to fight with "cagers".
We all share the road and there's no reason to against them.
Even if you think you won a "battle", someone else on a motorcycle could pay the "price".
Maybe all these angry drivers had bad experience from other motorcyclists before you.

On the track,

Also be scared.
It's much safer environment, but you can still get hurt really bad.
When I start having too much fun and start riding fearless, I try to think about bills I would pay if I crash.
If that doesn't help, I pull into hot hit and cool off my head.
That still doesn't work, I call off for the session and sit out.
The result, I might not be the fastest one, but after 13 trackdays, I only ran off once which I was able to ride out.

I'm proud of staying a live in one piece than my lap time at the track.
I'm proud that I DON'T have battle scars.
nutmegchoi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy