Riding skills and technique section?

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  1. misti

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    What about having a dedicated section for talking about riding skills and technique? Different from racing and track days- more on overall techniques like throttle control, braking, reference points?

    Just a thought :)
     
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    That would be good on any forum. Yep even a Harley forum. On second thought really needed in the Harley forums more than anywhere.
    Good skills can be appreciated no matter if your a track rider or cruising.
    Good to see you back Misti.
     
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    I'd benefit...
     
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    Good idea
     
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    We used to have quite a few more forums, but what we found was more difficulty in navigation. Now we have condensed our forums a lot and we find that sometimes we get off-topic. Hell, who am I kidding? We are usually off topic. Adding a forum is easy enough, but if we follow the 80-20 rule, would it be utilized by 80% of the users? Hell, come to think of it none of our forums are used by 80% of people. I'll run it by the boss just to get his opinion.
     
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    You can always start a skills thread. I suspect many here would benifit from your riding advice.

    I started an advice thread a few years back that took off like wild fire. So be prepared to spend some time answering questions. Uhm. My thread was......how would I say........not to be taken seriously though.
     
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    Maybe begin with trail braking. This would be a subject that almost everyone agrees on.
     
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    Decenter here. Not sure a skills thread is a good idea. It's like people trying to help your golf swing, only 1000 times more dangerous. People telling you how to corner via a thread.... Not for me. Most people here have widely varying riding abilities and most overestimate their abilities. Just just not a good thing.

    Recommending books and assistance from professionals is a good thing and recommending practice etc is a good thing but actually sharing tips....
     
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    Just tryin to help...buy twist of the wrist
    Good starting point
     
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    I agree. Half the dudes here on the right bike would be kicking the fast guy's asses off the podiums just by reading the last post in line or the first ten pages of a book.

    Unless it's me of course..;)
     
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    We could get someone in particular to explain to us how not to dro......oh never mind...
     
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    Maybe...some day... I will enroll in Misti's school and learn some proper techniques before I get fitted for a real walker.
     
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    Since her students seem to be not long out of diapers, maybe you can fake it and show up in Pampers.

    Gotta tell ya learning to ride well under all the conditions, styles, ages and latent skills of this bunch here reading a few posts out of any sort of context would be like learning to be an RCMP out of a book. It ain't gonna happen.
     
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    They're teach'n them from books now. We's fukt
     
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    Fooked I tell ya'
     
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    Total Control by Lee Parks. Its a book. Buy it. Read it, re-read it, practice,practice,practice, re-read and practice some more. You should always be looking to improve and ride more in control.

    Good luck...Good riding

    Fuk this looks somewhat like a tip Ugh!
     
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    Thanks for the tip, just sent my wife a Christmas hint link.
     
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    Great book, the class is even better. Another great book is 'Proficient Motorcycling' by David Hough. It goes beyond riding techniques and covers more about "survival" techniques. Great book for any street rider.
     
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    Dave's books differ in scope from the other books by riding school heads and namesakes. No books by the Pridmores or by fast guy Mike Sullivan out of Seattle.

    Dave does give space and direction to several schools and in fact recommends them in detail in all his books. If this sounds like another one of those sales pitches that some dudes try so hard to make them not sound like sales pitches, ya'll are sort of right. Dave's books make the others look sort of pale. I know Dave and he would be the first to tell anyone that books in general are great but there ain't nothing like the real thing.

    I am hoping this useful information someday can be put in a book so we know which tires and oil to use.
     
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