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Six Symptoms of Riding Over Your Head

The symptoms are:


1. Too tight grip on the bars, as though hanging on for dear life.
2. High level of anxiety.
3. Mid-course corrections, wiggling around a turn instead of one smooth sweep.
4. Braking in a turn because you think you're going too fast.
5. Tunnel vision.
6. Chopping the throttle.

The Six Symptoms are a mental checklist that you can go through while you are riding to continually assess yourself and your level of risk.

http://www.docwong.com/st-clinc/articles/jfredman.htm
 

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What is #6?

I don't do any of the others, thank goodness. I have all of the cautious confidence in the world on my bike, I feel.
 

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Twisting then letting go in a jerking fashion
 

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Diamond Lil said:
Twisting then letting go in a jerking fashion
I do that but only because I like the sound of my exhaust when I do it! :)
 

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chrome said:
W F O ........................................
World Football Organization?
Work for Others (WFO) program?
National Weather Service Forecast Office?
 

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kthxbye
 

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Thanks Lil...

I shared the list with my wife... a relatively new scooter pilot. You may have saved a life today. :)
 

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If you don't have 1 and 2, why even bother riding? You gota hang on as if you are going to be swept off and you need the "thrill" and excitement... or why not just ride in the car.
 

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Diamond Lil said:
Twisting then letting go in a jerking fashion
I used to date a girl that did that. :D




Seriously, I usually always am #2, but that's me.

Lane splitting... #1 and #2 for sure.

Doc Wong's got some great stuff... you can find him on BARF, Bay Area Rider's Forum, www.bayarearidersforum.com
 

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chrome said:
you got me there sweetie....
The definition I like:
The K is short for OK, which is short for oll korrect, which is a facetious alteration of All Correct. thx is short for thanx which is a facetious alteration of thanks which is short for thank you. Bye is short for goodbye, which is an alteration of alteration of God be with you.

Thanks for this
myvrodrocks said:
kthxbye
ok thanks bye
 
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