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Old 06-26-2008, 06:11 PM   #21
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Si, i know that. I'm still a newb IMO, but beyond the break in newb status.


See there are:

1. Newb that if rides in parking lot will die
2. Newb that if rides on streets will die
3. Newb that can manage on streets but is considered "special" by all watching the antics
4. Newb that has experince on road to handle situations ok.
5. Newb that has had some close calls and can handle general problems well and maintains MSF principles.

I consider myself #5. I've got tons to learn, I know it, but I've handled sitautions on my daily commute so far that I've learned from that I'm more alert and safe. I can handle a emergency braking from 60 mph fairly well, up higher I'm still getting the hang of it.

I'm a newb to most, but to brand new riders, I've got a few miles on em. I consider every ride a learning experince and won't leave newb status for, say 10 years or so? :-) But I do think i'm ready to ride a 600cc, as long as I take it easy and treat it with respect now, since I'll have over 8-10k miles under my belt before the upgrade. I'm ready to not drop 2 gears and get 5-10 mph!

ahhhh weedhopper, your wisdom has granted a promotion to grasshopper.
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If you run out of gas and have the bike towed... then find the reserve switch when you get it home...
You might be a newbie
OH! Please tell me you didn't do that?

I heard about one biker whose idle switch was to low and couldn't figure why it kept dying!?
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ahhhh weedhopper, your wisdom has granted a promotion to grasshopper.
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OH! Please tell me you didn't do that?

I heard about one biker whose idle switch was to low and couldn't figure why it kept dying!?
These are retorical, not personal experience....




Or are they?
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If you buy an endurance bike just in case you take a bad turn down 149....you can go right off the road and keep on enjoying your ride, you might be a newb
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If yor excuse to speeding was cause your bike was getting hot and needed to get some air through it, you might be a sportbike rider
Anyone ever had this work on the cops???
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If you think checking tire pressure isn't important, you might be a squid.

You might be a sport bike rider when you look for the longest possible route with squigglies on google maps to get to a location that you pick only to have to take the longest squiggly route to get there.... (say that fast)
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You know your a MH junkie when you fill out a job application, and you put MotoHouston.com as a personal reference lol Twice lol
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You might ride a ninja 250 if your idea of passing power is hoping there is a strong burst of wind behind you.

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You might be a newb if you bought a 250 cause the 250cc class on the speed channel were hauling a$$ lolol
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You might be a dragger if each street light you off cause you don't run competition trees on the track.

If you purposely wait for the very last minute to leave for your destination so you can 'make up time' on the roads, you might be a sportbiker.

If you find yourself surrounded by large, naked, hairy people, and drank more then your bike did on your way there, you've experienced your first rally.

If you duck everytime you pass another bike cuz you're afraid they are throwing up gang signs and repping their colors on their leathers, you might be a newb.

If you ever pulled up to a car and tried to impress the driver's girlfriend but forgot to downshift from 6th when he pulls away, you might be a newb.

If you giggle when the Harley guys talk about strokers while they wear their matching leather vests, you might get an azz woopin'
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You might be a stunter if your bike spends more time being ridden vertically than horizontally.
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If you hesitate when the sirens come on and count the vacation time you have accumulated in your head, you might be a sportbiker.

If you ever bought groceries then forgot your Honda's cowl can't even fit your wallet, you might be a newbie.

If you sing along to yourself outloud and forget to stop when you meet the others at the end of the road, you might be riding alone.

If you scrubbed out your tires but enjoy riding 'behind' the group to enjoy the view, you may never ride with me.

If you've ever made the mistake of waving to that hot girl in the convertable when your girlfriend is on the back, you might be a newb.

If you're turn in angle increases after a stuffing of the tummy at yankee's tavern, you might be a weekend hauler.

If you rode your bike to trailer week, you might be a weekend rider.
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If you ride with a reflective vest during your daily commute, you're smart. ()

If cops ignore you when you pass, you are definetly on a motard.
If cops stare dumbfounded not sure whether or not to pull you over, you are also on a motard.

You know you're a 250 rider when its faster to push off at an intersection with your feet than just let go of the throttle ( true for me!)

You know you're a 250 rider when people look at your bike and laugh.

You know you're a 250 rider when you feel the urg to flame everyone on Motohouston that says to start with a 600. ()

You know you're a 250 rider when you have to lay down on your tank completely to fit close to underneath the windshield.

You know you're a 250 rider when you get passed all day by the same riders cause they have to keep stopping to get gas.

You know you're a 250 rider when you can commute all year long on a single tank of gas.

Lastly,

You know you are a 250 rider when you make slow look good.
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You know your a 250 rider when you weight more than the bike!
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You know you're a 250 rider when you have one of the lightest sportbikes out there period, and yet the power to weight ratio is the lowest.
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