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Old 10-06-2018, 08:18 AM   #21
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Gentlemen. If you ever get a chance to ride a motorcycle in another country, especially a developing country. Dont hesitate, just do it. You will be shocked how accomodating car drivers are to motorcycles in countries where traffic sucks and motorcycle travel makes sense.

I love driving in Mexico. When i come to stop lights cars will veer left and right to let me through to the front of the line. They actually have the ability to comprehend that motocycles at front will not delay their travel because the bike will be gone before their car even starts moving, and bikes at the front means more space in the lane behind them for other cars.
Ahh yes, thank you for throwing that in there. I should've mentioned other countries and their actual appreciation for motorcyclists.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:19 AM   #22
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welcome to Houston

To go right push on the right bar, to go left push the on left bar. This called counter steering and you learned how to do it when you learned how to ride a bicycle. Use your front brake mainly and use the rear brake lightly. Look where want to go, not where you are going. Always look far ahead and when in traffic behind a car, ride to one side of then lane or the other so you look around the car and see whats going on up ahead. Take your advice from riders who have been riding a long time, the older/wiser the better.

You will crash eventually so get geared up. And remember this, there two kinds of motorcycle riders. Those who have crashed and those that are going to.

There are old riders and there are bold riders but there are no old and bold riders.
I figure I'll hit quote for anyone that may have skipped over this good advice..

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Old 10-06-2018, 08:22 AM   #23
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I thought we covered this in Cali R's thread (https://www.motohouston.com/forums/s...d.php?t=372704), posts 8 and 10.
1. It's not a true statement.
2. Thinking this way sets you up for failure.


Also, Carver is not a new rider. Check his profile info under his name - 2 years and 1 track day. But I'm sure he appreciates the advice.
Actually 2 years was gibberish when I set up my profile. I've been riding since I was before a teen in the dirt, and 20's on street. I'm now 44 haha, tho I haven't had my own motorcycle all those years
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88mm, down In Juarez that was the messiest traffic I've ever driven in and the bikes were in and out like nothing!
Juarez? Avoid it like the plague, huge and densely populated city. That's like riding through NYC rush hour and saying US traffic sucks. Go 20 miles west of El Paso and cross the border at Santa Teresa. That's like riding a FM road with zero traffic.
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Juarez? Avoid it like the plague, huge and densely populated city. That's like riding through NYC rush hour and saying US traffic sucks. Go 20 miles west of El Paso and cross the border at Santa Teresa. That's like riding a FM road with zero traffic.
I used to spend summers in Juarez visiting my grandparents when i was young. You couldnt pay me to go back there.

Its a shame that the first impression travelers get of Mexico is the border towns because Mexico only gets prettier the further south you go.
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Me, personally, I don't get pissy n flippin people off just bc someone accidently cut me off or happened to veer into my lane. I understand that happens and sometimes traffic doesn't go the way people thought it would. So unless someone intentionally my course up, I wave it off and smile so they know I'm not ... Sometimes even just that can have an influence on someone's day. I'd rather be of the good sort.
Sounds like you need to have a talk with the original poster.

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Sounds like you need to have a talk with the original poster.

I am the original poster haha. I didn't post this bc I was missy or , I posted for awareness and getting people talking. Think about this. If every rider had a conversation at dinner with family or lunch with associates, about the "issues" with motorcyclists, maybe they'd put the idea in car drivers minds to think more positively about riders and the benefits we actually give opposed to problems we cause errr don't cause. many people/drivers just simply don't like riders for ridiculous childish reasons. Drivers need to be educated on benefits of motorcycles, and get the headtrash out of their heads.
Just the other day someone cut me off to be a and swerved at me. We both got caught at the red light and I asked him what was the point of all that and what did I do to warrant that, and he said there really wasn't and apologized.

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You have more faith in the general public than I do. There's idiots all over. But it's easy to spot them these days because they have a bumper sticker or a yard sign.
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And I could swear some cars purposely wait til I get close simply to pull out in front of me, even into my lane instead of the empty one. Ya everywhere, but that's just part of riding. Stay vigilant.
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