How can I learn to ride like this?

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Diogenes, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Yeah, I feel pretty stupid. It's bloody obvious those schools would
    teach all that stuff. I must be having senility-induced brain fades
    (in which case, should be let out on the road at all?)

    Anyway, thanks.


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 28, 2011
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    CrazyCam Guest

    On 07/28/11 10:04 PM, Diogenes wrote:

    Sorry, but no one can guarantee that!
    Could you be bothered to ride to Beecroft, on a weekday and spend an
    hour or two working at it?

    My instructor's licence has expired a couple of years ago, but I still
    remember how it's done.

    There would be no charge, but <hint> if there were to be a beer or two....

    E-mail me...... it is a real addy.
    Once you know what you are supposed to be doing, then you can practice
    on your own.

    CrazyCam, Jul 28, 2011
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  3. Diogenes

    DM Guest

    You still fit in well with many other road users. The other night I had to
    ride down the left edge of the road to avoid an idiot overtaking a a car
    coming the other way. The car being overtaken was honking his horn madly,
    trying to draw attention to the oncoming motorcycle, but the idiot didn't
    notice either of us. You get that.
    DM, Jul 28, 2011
  4. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Damn ! ;-)
    You're very kind, Cam. Now I feel really bad for having slagged off
    at you in the past. :-(
    Expect email soon.
    Sounds about right...



    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 29, 2011
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    Nigel Allen Guest


    Nigel Allen, Jul 29, 2011
  6. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Some whacky anectdotal metaphysics for you:

    In 1977, I had two car accidents within a couple of months involving
    women drivers doing really daft things. At the time I was also
    seriously exploring the idea that attitudes/beliefs create reality
    (sort of). Yes, I was insane even then.

    I remembered that I'd had a few close calls with women drivers before
    those two accidents and this helped me develop the belief/attitude
    that women drivers were dangerous and out to get me.

    So I decided, despite my so-called "evidence" to the contrary, to
    abandon my 'story' about women drivers and haven't been hit by one
    since. Not even any untoward close calls.

    I subsequently extended my theory to noticing and abandoning _most_
    stories I had about other motorists being dangerous and out to get me.

    And since then I've only had two minor accidents, neither of which
    warranted stereotyping motorists. I might add that between 1983 and
    1992 I drove cabs full time (night shift) and did more kms in that
    time than the average motorist would do in a lifetime.

    Am I reckless sometimes? Yep. Do I drive/ride defensively most of
    the time? Yep. But I'm not spending any mental energy on asserting
    my 'rightness' about how other drivers are dangerous idiots.

    Now on the other hand, bike hoons scare the bejaysus out of me and
    that's why I won't ride on 'the ususal roads' on weekends when the
    hoons take them over. It's best for all concerned that I stay away.



    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 29, 2011
  7. Diogenes

    Diogenes Guest

    Or Stay Upright?

    any others?

    Any comments on which is the best for my situation (and why) ???

    (Now we're getting somewhere!!!) :)


    Onya bike

    Diogenes, Jul 29, 2011
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    GWD Guest

    I'm one who thinks Stay Upright is pretty good, if a bit expensive. I
    guess it depends on the luck of the instructor draw, but I've done all
    except advanced cornering and braking, and am quite happy with the
    results. By far the best course though was Simon Pavy's dirt riding
    course for BMW 650GS. What a great instructor!! Highly recommended,
    even though I was unable to finish the course due to having been
    hospitalised until two days before the course started, but that's
    another story.
    One thing these courses do is to make one realize just how much
    knowledge is out there, and how little one has in the first place.
    Humbling, I think.
    GWD, Jul 29, 2011
  9. Diogenes

    alx Guest

    Jerry rides like that and runs courses in the US of A. Google Jerry

    I've acquired 90 minutes of some of the vids :) QUite interesting
    and no, they don't teach all that stuff in MOST or pre-learner but the
    principles are there.
    alx, Aug 3, 2011
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