My only street crash was at night - I hit a big possum. Once I got past the initial stun of hitting the ground, sliding down the road amid the sparks comming off the sliding bike was sort of cool. No major damage to me or the bike, got up, jogged up to where the bike stopped, stood her back up, started it up and finished the ride home. Interestingly enough, while sliding in a shower of sparks I recalled my wife saying "I wish you would take the truck because it will be after dark before I get back home". Busted mirror and front left turn signal and the clutch lever truned into the shape of a question mark, needed to be replaced, the other scuffs were smoothed down and left as is,,,,battle scars.
Yeah , for sure guys. Lots of things to look at for night ridin. Many of us don't see as well at night as we used too (Sugar Bear is in the guilty group on that one) The varmits are about in full force at night. The damn deer, an encounter with a bike, we both lose.
I think the deer would be better suited to be in the oven roastin, or in the skillet fryin instead of killin riders, just me here.
In So IN, several riders die each year, thanks to Bambi.
Another fact, at night there are the drunks and dopers movin.
Here is one you guys may not have thought of: At night there are the young folk (well,don't have to be young) drivin around with someones hand or other body parts upon the crotch of the driver Now that is a distraction, I figger.
Be careful and alert night ridin, seems they are all out to get you
I have survived 14 bikes. The first 3 or 4 were just dumb luck, or maybe God looks after young dumb full of ### boys until our brains develop.
TRIPPLE your following distance !
Be aware, front and behind. There are a lot of Idiots out there. Ride like everyone is out to get...
So, as a brand new rider in general, I have my fairly expensive modular helmet that thus far has always stayed either on my head or on my desk at work as its been my only destination (other than home).
I want to ride to a store right now, and just thought to myself....the heck do I do with my...
this is a list of some misconceptions about bikes and riding. especially good for newer riders to take note, but also informative no matter how long you've been riding. although some might be debatable, there's definitely some things to be learned here. feel free to look up more and add to...
Happy holidays and Merry Christmas ?. I am a new rider and I have caught tons of flak for buying a "bigger" 1300cc bike as my first bike I understand it's not recommended. I am taking msf and looking for more courses to further me training and experience but it being the holidays they are all...