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Old 09-23-2008, 12:28 AM   #1
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Angry Please help me talk my friend out of this.

Background about my friend. 0 riding experience aside from me spending a few min explaining the clutch and gears. He made a dozen circles around the parking lot.
Is signed up for the MSF class this weekend.

He wants to ride his Ninja 250 on a trip the following weekend as he is sure that he will be ready and have his license.

He wants to ride Friday night from Houston to San Antonio. Saturday and Sunday he is planning to do the MS150 bicycle ride from San Antonio to Corpus Christi. Sunday he wants to ride the Ninja back to Houston.

Anyone else here think its a bad idea?
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:30 AM   #2
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yeah he shoudl be on a Busa ... much more comfy and faster
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:31 AM   #3
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depends on how quick of a learner he is, if the bike ride is with a big group i deff say no, otherwise... you gotta learn so as long as he keeps practicing all week long and feels confident then i dont see y not.

but chances are its a bad idea and he should practice more than a few days before a trip.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:31 AM   #4
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Background about my friend. 0 riding experience aside from me spending a few min explaining the clutch and gears. He made a dozen circles around the parking lot.
Is signed up for the MSF class this weekend.

He wants to ride his Ninja 250 on a trip the following weekend as he is sure that he will be ready and have his license.

He wants to ride Friday night from Houston to San Antonio. Saturday and Sunday he is planning to do the MS150 bicycle ride from San Antonio to Corpus Christi. Sunday he wants to ride the Ninja back to Houston.

Anyone else here think its a bad idea?
Whoa Jack... I hope' he's seriously fit. As in abnormal or superhuman or something. What points have you already raised and how does he dismiss them?
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:32 AM   #5
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depends on how much experience he has on a bicycle. only thing i'd be concerned about is the sore after doing the MS. , a ninja 250 ain't much faster or heavier than a road bike, so i doubt he'll have issues riding it.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:36 AM   #6
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Bad idea. He'll be tired from riding the MS150 and riding a highway trip when tired like that is a formula for an unpleasant experience or a crash, especially for a new rider.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:38 AM   #7
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Whoa Jack... I hope' he's seriously fit. As in abnormal or superhuman or something. What points have you already raised and how does he dismiss them?
You've never ridden a motorcycle before period. - I'm a quick learner.
You're trying to cram 700 miles total in 2.5 days - It's not that much.
You will be tired after the MS150 to ride back - I have great endurance.
Its not that much enjoyable riding I-10 just to get there - I wanna do it anyway!

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Old 09-23-2008, 12:38 AM   #8
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He's going to be hel-a-fide tired to make the ride home. Ride a MS150 then ride another 250mile back to Houston...
Dont do it!
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:41 AM   #9
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tell him to ride his bicycle from Houston to San Antonio....that might be fun!!!!
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:45 AM   #10
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have him ride the forest then after that ride his bike around 610. If he make that ride he'll be fine.
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You've never ridden a motorcycle before period. - I'm a quick learner.
You're trying to cram 700 miles total in 2.5 days - It's not that much.
You will be tired after the MS150 to ride back - I have great endurance.
Its not that much enjoyable riding I-10 just to get there - I wanna do it anyway!

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It sounds like this may be one of those lessons he learns the hard way. If possible, take him on a nice lonnnng ride before he's set to go off that weekend. Maybe experience will sway him where logic won't. Or strongly suggest he at least add a day to the trip so he's not so exhausted.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:53 AM   #12
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Wait! I gots a contingency plan: sneak over and hit his kill switch on Friday. That always get da noobs.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:56 AM   #13
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well msf usually tires out most people maybe after he sees how tired he is from taking turns in a paking lot he may realize how much attention is needed to riding on the road
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:21 AM   #14
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lol im sure he'll be ok if he's not a poossay. but thats not saying he wont be super uncomfortable and ready to sell the 250 because it sucks on the freeway lol
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:44 AM   #15
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Whoa!!!

Maybe your friend just has a sense of adventure. As long as he is not going to be reckless or a danger to himself or others then I say he should go for it. I'm sure the people who have scaled Mount Everest may have had more experience when they did it but this is not that type of party. If he gets tired so what and the experience may be good for him. If he is going to do it and you are his friend maybe you should be there to support and help him out. Im sure we have all had moments similar to this in our lives and Im sure once it was over we looked backed and marveled at our accomplishment, even if we may have said, "I don't ever wanna do that again." We only live once and maybe that's how your friend feels or thinks I dunno but I do know a true friend will be there to help and guide.
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You've never ridden a motorcycle before period. - I'm a quick learner.
You're trying to cram 700 miles total in 2.5 days - It's not that much.
You will be tired after the MS150 to ride back - I have great endurance.
Its not that much enjoyable riding I-10 just to get there - I wanna do it anyway!

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Im still a noob

BUT....i dont really think its THAT bad of an idea. Most def not the brightest, but not the worst.

even as a newb..I-10 isnt THAT difficult. Highway, straight lines is about all u can do as a total newb!

Only thing i see harmful is the ride back after. but im sure he is a grown man, im sure if he really does get so warn out that he cant make it another mile, he will stop and add a day to the trip....
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Thats like riding in the advanced group on a motorcycle trackday and riding your bike home afterwards. Just crazy stupid that you would even want to do that. So should we expect to see another RIP thread if he does ride home on the bike?
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You've never ridden a motorcycle before period. - I'm a quick learner.
You're trying to cram 700 miles total in 2.5 days - It's not that much.
You will be tired after the MS150 to ride back - I have great endurance.
Its not that much enjoyable riding I-10 just to get there - I wanna do it anyway!

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Sounds like this guy is mondo stubborn. I think at this point, all you can do is stand back and let the man do what he's got to do. Besides, hasn't anyone noticed that when someone achieves something extremely challenging we praise them and put them on the news and in the papers, but if they fail we all shake our heads and say, "What in the was he thinking?!"

IE: Tornado hunters, rock climbers, motorcycle daredevils, base jumpers, Johnny Knoxville, Evil Kneivel....
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:12 AM   #19
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I say another friend and yourself should follow him in a car (probably the one carrying the bicycle to SA) so that way if we does get to tired, he can pass out in the car and you can ride his bike back, IMO
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Experience set aside, he's going to be worn out from the ride itself and wont be able to go bicycling.
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