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    Crickets? Really? Nobody playing anymore, eh? ...

    Crickets? Really? Nobody playing anymore, eh?

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    Glad you didn't high side, and managed to not hit...

    Glad you didn't high side, and managed to not hit the truck. As others have said in various ways... Emergency/quick stopping: Both brakes. Smoothly, and progressively. The front is 70% of total...
  3. I agree with let her get good and comfortable...

    I agree with let her get good and comfortable with traffic as a driver in a car first.

    Revisit motorcycling in a year.

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    So. Here's a rhino with a pirate flag! ...

    So. Here's a rhino with a pirate flag!
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    Next capture, your bike with a water/mill wheel:...
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    Alrighty y'all. I'm heading out to capture the...

    Alrighty y'all. I'm heading out to capture the next hit. Trying out the new moto-seat as well. I've got a pirate flag in the tankbag, so when I find something interesting for the background...

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    Buy what you will wear. It seems improbable...

    Buy what you will wear.

    It seems improbable that someone who lives in Tampa is going to wear the full leather jacket/pants on a typical summer day, whereas having good textile gear with mesh...
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    Here's a trick (for blinkers) that someone...

    Here's a trick (for blinkers) that someone suggested as I was learning to ride: Hit the cancel button with your first post-turn upshift. I still do this most of the time, even though my rides have...
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    Tank bag: Flashlight. "Other" (clear or tinted)...

    Tank bag: Flashlight. "Other" (clear or tinted) face shield. Face shield cleaning kit. Leatherman. Wine/bottle opener. Hat. Reading glasses. Spare Buff head scarf. Spare earplugs. Lock and cable for...
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    Are you wearing earplugs or other type of hearing...

    Are you wearing earplugs or other type of hearing protection? If not, I suggest you get some. They'll keep you from losing what hearing you have (and help with the high speed issue as well). Wind...
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    Schuberth Helmets - crash replacement

    Okay. This is a bit late - my crash was in May 2016.

    Love my C3 Pro Women's helmet. I registered it when I bought it. REGISTER YOUR HELMETS, KIDS!! And hang on to the receipt as well.

    With a...
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    I notice that my right knee will tighten up when...

    I notice that my right knee will tighten up when I'm on the bike for an extended period. The seat on the "new" bike is lower in relation to the bars, so it is a challenge to stand and stretch like...
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    Okay. What's the current capture supposed to be?...

    Okay. What's the current capture supposed to be? A Log Cabin?
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    Waterproof gloves are a myth. No matter how...

    Waterproof gloves are a myth.

    No matter how much you spend and how "waterproof" they claim to be - moisture (sweat) will accumulate inside if they're sealed well or rain will get in if they...
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    Take the BRC first. Then evaluate how you...

    Take the BRC first. Then evaluate how you did/felt. Proceed from there. As others have said, you can't be too cautious but you can be too timid. Starting with a small (used) bike if you decide to...
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    Made of "recycled" materials? That qualifies! I...

    Made of "recycled" materials? That qualifies! I was thinking of scupture made from still-somewhat-recognizable scrap metal. I think the second pic looks good though. Win!
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    Poll: Thumb, key... Every time. Sent from my...

    Thumb, key... Every time.

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    Okay. On my ride home, today. The BRP. ...

    Okay. On my ride home, today. The BRP.
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    Next challenge: YOUR BIKE WITH A PIECE OF JUNK SCULPTURE (ART). Some thing...
  18. Down in West Virginia... my "sophomore year" crash 2004

    My "big crash" on my BMW f650CS - July 6, 2004
    This is a caution to new riders. The crash happened in my second year of riding. I'd gotten beyond the initial "still learning" caution and began to...
  19. Thread: The Lecture

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    I usually stop folks before they get to the gory...

    I usually stop folks before they get to the gory details (saves sooo much time,) with, "Chances are your friend/friend of a friend was riding beyond their skill level or training, on a bike that...
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    When I was till "new" to riding and folks wanted...

    When I was till "new" to riding and folks wanted to tell me their friend of a friend horror stories, I'd put my hand up and say, I think you're trying to help, but I wear full gear, have taken a...
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    My one question is this: Did you teach yourself...

    My one question is this: Did you teach yourself to ride, or did you take a rider's course to start? If you are self taught, then consider taking a BRC to learn better skills - slow speed basics, how...
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    Public pay phone. Really? Seen any in your area,...

    Public pay phone. Really? Seen any in your area, lately?

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    One thing that may help the "old bones" deal with...

    One thing that may help the "old bones" deal with the trip is to take a minimal dose of aspirin or whatever pain reliever you typically use. Do it in prior to mounting up, on the first day and again...
  24. Consider buying a smaller "beater" bike to get...

    Consider buying a smaller "beater" bike to get your riding legs back. Nothing noteworthy, just basic and ugly - much cheaper to insure while you're making up your mind. Used bikes should be showing...
  25. You could always buy something smallish and ugly...

    You could always buy something smallish and ugly to get your riding trim back, then go shopping for your "real" next bike. Cheaper to insure while you own it, and fewer tears shed if you drop it....
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