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  • Offline Studley   ca

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    Hey You...OLD GUY!! Tell me one thing...
    on: Dec 30, 2015, 05.35 pm
    Dec 30, 2015, 05.35 pm
    OK, when we were kids, we all learned, old people don't know sh*t. Then again, once in a while the planets align and they show incredible insight and knowledge.

    Old guys / experienced riders, please weigh in with one bit of advice you think is important that will make a significant difference to the riding of younger / less experienced riders. It can be as simple as "Ride your own ride" or anecdotal if that helps make your point. Please keep it to one bit of advice and, try to keep it short cause you know, those damn kids don't have any attention span.

    Thanks

    Studley

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    Re: Hey You...OLD GUY!! Tell me one thing...
    Reply #1 on: Dec 30, 2015, 06.22 pm
    Dec 30, 2015, 06.22 pm
    Ride as if pretty much everyone is having a bad day and trying to kill you! 

    35 years riding.
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    Last Edit: Dec 30, 2015, 06.24 pm by brenchley
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    Re: Hey You...OLD GUY!! Tell me one thing...
    Reply #2 on: Dec 30, 2015, 06.27 pm
    Dec 30, 2015, 06.27 pm
    Riding angry  :233: may also make you  sorry. :138:
    I must be going too fast for too long evey time i get back i'm younger!!

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    Re: Hey You...OLD GUY!! Tell me one thing...
    Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2015, 07.04 pm
    Dec 30, 2015, 07.04 pm
    The best advice of all(and even though I'm old I don't know everything):

    Ride like you are Invisible!!

    It's allowed me to live amongst the cages for 45 years and counting...

    And don't think I'm an old fogey-invisible doesn't mean law-abiding :152:


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    Re: Hey You...OLD GUY!! Tell me one thing...
    Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2015, 07.06 pm
    Dec 30, 2015, 07.06 pm
    I ride by these 3 rules:
    1) Nobody can see you.
    2) Everybody is trying to kill you.
    3) Even if they see you, they will still
         try to kill you!
    In my 34 years of "on road" riding, they have served me well.
    Life's not short, it's just you're dead so long.

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    Re: Hey You...OLD GUY!! Tell me one thing...
    Reply #5 on: Dec 30, 2015, 07.43 pm
    Dec 30, 2015, 07.43 pm
    The four replies so far almost gave me the idea that motorcycling is far more dangerous in the USA than elsewhere. :084:

    Henk
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    Re: Hey You...OLD GUY!! Tell me one thing...
    Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2015, 07.59 pm
    Dec 30, 2015, 07.59 pm
    Be in control don't let the machine control you!
    An old biker must be a good rider

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    Re: Hey You...OLD GUY!! Tell me one thing...
    Reply #7 on: Dec 30, 2015, 08.09 pm
    Dec 30, 2015, 08.09 pm
    Ebenezer:


    It is...so many millions of cages and so few bikes(comparatively). The rest of the world is much more aware that we exist-why I don't know.

    We all gotta die of something-the only question is how? Nobody wins in the end. Might as well go out doing something you love.

     :046:

     



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