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Real Motorcycle Riding Skills

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Post by breakfastforthebestfood » Wed, 29 Feb 2012 8:28 am

My bike wouldn't even get that low without catching the foot boards... I've taken a turn onto a side street at 55mph, but every bike I've owned was way to heavy to attempt the kind of acrobatics shown in those videos. I don't think anyone will ever catch me riding in Singapore though; traffic is erratic compared to in the US.

Thanks for the links.

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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 29 Feb 2012 9:25 am

breakfastforthebestfood wrote:My bike wouldn't even get that low without catching the foot boards... I've taken a turn onto a side street at 55mph, but every bike I've owned was way to heavy to attempt the kind of acrobatics shown in those videos. I don't think anyone will ever catch me riding in Singapore though; traffic is erratic compared to in the US.

Thanks for the links.
Erratic but much slower moving, and easier for a defensive driver. I feel 50x safer here than I ever did on a road in Chicago, and at least 10x safer than in California. That's notable too, because California drivers tended to be much more motorcycle aware and friendly than anywhere else. Here drivers are ignorant and stupid, but most of the shennaniganz occur at rather low speeds. Sure you can still die at a low speed, but it's easier to be safe the slower you're moving.


In the interest of fair disclosure though, I have hundreds of KMs of scooter experience in Hanoi and Saigon. Now *that* is crazy and erratic!

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 29 Feb 2012 9:50 am

zzm9980 wrote:In the interest of fair disclosure though, I have hundreds of KMs of scooter experience in Hanoi and Saigon. Now *that* is crazy and erratic!
Even for pedestrian trying to crawl through a multitude of motorcycles like me!

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Post by nutnut » Wed, 29 Feb 2012 10:14 am

For some reason, this video is related to your motorbike video, I couldn't help clicking on it....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVNDPTfZ ... re=related

It appears to be for some kind of Chewing gum in Japan!
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Post by IreneLim » Mon, 09 Apr 2012 1:38 pm

I wonder if i should take defensive riding..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Apr 2012 2:09 pm

IreneLim wrote:I wonder if i should take defensive riding..

tic...toc...tic...toc...

2 innocuous posts in a row. I see what you are doing and I am watching.....

In fact, seeing you have registered with a disposable email account from 10 minute email, I have locked your account as you are up to no good and I have removed the link from your profile.

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Post by curiousgeorge » Tue, 01 May 2012 8:26 pm

breakfastforthebestfood wrote:My bike wouldn't even get that low without catching the foot boards... I've taken a turn onto a side street at 55mph, but every bike I've owned was way to heavy to attempt the kind of acrobatics shown in those videos. I don't think anyone will ever catch me riding in Singapore though; traffic is erratic compared to in the US.

Thanks for the links.
What bike do you ride that prevents you from turning sharply?! Can still do acrobatics on a biiiiiig bike:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULb__PZI ... re=related

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