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Old 10-06-2016, 12:31 AM   #21
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Well I had my first experience riding at night, riding on the highway, and riding on the highway at night tonight. I gotta say, it isn't as bad as I thought it would be, a little scary at first, but once I was moving with traffic I was totally relaxed(and might have broken the speed limit a few times). Blackngreen14 and his friends took very good care of me out there, even when I accidentally got spilt from them. It's amazing how much more in control I feel when I just relax and let the bike do it's thing. I took an off ramp too fast into a loop and had I panicked, I never would have made it, but just by staying calm, I cruised right through it to the end. I saw a lot of bikes out there tonight, and it got hella confusing to try and follow a specific set of tail lights, but I managed to make it home safe and sound and I'm already looking forward to the next time I can go out like this. Thanks again Blackngreen14!
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I'm not from the Katy area but I do ride through there quite often. I'm just above the Katy area in Cypress.
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Well I had my first experience riding at night, riding on the highway, and riding on the highway at night tonight. I gotta say, it isn't as bad as I thought it would be, a little scary at first, but once I was moving with traffic I was totally relaxed(and might have broken the speed limit a few times). Blackngreen14 and his friends took very good care of me out there, even when I accidentally got spilt from them. It's amazing how much more in control I feel when I just relax and let the bike do it's thing. I took an off ramp too fast into a loop and had I panicked, I never would have made it, but just by staying calm, I cruised right through it to the end. I saw a lot of bikes out there tonight, and it got hella confusing to try and follow a specific set of tail lights, but I managed to make it home safe and sound and I'm already looking forward to the next time I can go out like this. Thanks again Blackngreen14!
It's a good idea to pay attention to the posted recommended speed-limit signs for turns and ramps. If you miss one it could bite you and another rider in the .

Be careful who you ride with at night. Some have crashed and gone over a wall without anyone in the group noticing. Their body was found the next morning.
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Hey Bevo you coming this weekend?...hehe
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Be careful who you ride with at night. Some have crashed and gone over a wall without anyone in the group noticing. Their body was found the next morning.

Duly noted. But like I said, they took good care of me. Put me in the middle and they knew immediately when I got separated, and they rode at my pace. I don't think I'm ready for the winding roads and long distances yet, but I at least know now that I'm not afraid to push myself out of my comfort level in order to learn how to ride my bike properly. For only having had the bike for a month, I feel like I made a lot of progress last night.
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Duly noted. But like I said, they took good care of me. Put me in the middle and they knew immediately when I got separated, and they rode at my pace. I don't think I'm ready for the winding roads and long distances yet, but I at least know now that I'm not afraid to push myself out of my comfort level in order to learn how to ride my bike properly. For only having had the bike for a month, I feel like I made a lot of progress last night.
Also, when you're in a group, don't ride any faster than you would if you were all alone.
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Sounds like good advice.
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Don't carry a passenger until you get at least a year under your belt. Look where you want to go even if you think you are going too fast. Don't brake in a corner, you will swing wide.
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Don't brake in a corner, you will swing wide.
Then don't go to Deals Gap or the track because they (sportbike riders) be braking like 's in the corners successfully.
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Talking about a rookie here.
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Talking about a rookie here.
Well I wouldn't tell a rookie not to use their brakes in a turn. I would tell them to learn how to use their brakes for any and all situations and surfaces.
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Well I wouldn't tell a rookie not to use their brakes in a turn. I would tell them to learn how to use their brakes for any and all situations and surfaces.
I wouldn't tell them, I would show them.
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You just told them not to use them
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I don't think it is bad advice as most rookies have not learned how to use their brakes properly in a straight line much less in a corner. But then again I have only been riding 40 years, so what do I know.
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Don't carry a passenger until you get at least a year under your belt. Look where you want to go even if you think you are going too fast. Don't brake in a corner, you will swing wide.

I will never ever carry a passenger on my bike. It's something I feel very strongly about and I'll never do it.
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Much safer to get your braking done before the corner.
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I don't think it is bad advice as most rookies have not learned how to use their brakes properly in a straight line much less in a corner. But then again I have only been riding 40 years, so what do I know.
I was born last night and yeah, brakes are bad, that's why my bikes have 3 each
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In fact, while I am expounding on braking, it is a good idea to go to a secluded area and practice panic braking so you know how the bike behaves. You don't want to figure it out when someone pulls out in front of you.
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