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Back to basics...riding technique

 
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Sonu
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 10:34 pm    Post subject: Back to basics...riding technique Reply with quote

Friends,

Since I'm restarting riding after a long break I thought it would be good to practice some parking lot maneuvers.

I found this video very helpful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qJXO4CZ9S0

6'15" thru 8'15" is what I needed to be reminded of the most.

I found a parking lot and tried it.... For years I've complained about low speed handling of my K bike and blamed Ziggy being "top heavy". I realize now it was my lousy technique.

I'm signed up with the local police department to get an all day training class later this month (they are experimenting by opening the class to civilians). Hoping to learn some more techniques from the pros.

Cheers,

Sanjiv
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Flying Duck
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a good free PDF on riding that's worth a look:

http://www.kbikeparts.com/classickbikes.com/ckb.tech/0.ckb.tech.files/fullcontrol/fullcontrol.htm
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Sonu
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Drake

Thanks!

Sanjiv
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Jim
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Sanjiv! Good video.
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SugarHillCTD
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah thanks Sanjiv. I think we can always learn new skills.

My particular concern is being more aware of distracted drivers especially with cellphones and these in dash infotainment systems.
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flybd5
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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SugarHillCTD wrote:
Yeah thanks Sanjiv. I think we can always learn new skills.

My particular concern is being more aware of distracted drivers especially with cellphones and these in dash infotainment systems.


We need something like the TCAS system on aircraft (traffic collision avoidance system) which warns you when you may be in danger of smacking into someone else. I vote for DDAS, Distracted Dweeb Avoidance System. I would also like to have a phaser option with three power settings... Stun, Emasculate and Vaporize With Extreme Prejudice.
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