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I know everyone is excited about pulling their bikes out, and hitting the open road. But, lets pace ourselves accordingly to get the rust off. I believe there were at least four people that had to lay their babies down within the past two weeks. Those are just the ones I have seen posted on this site. Respect that machine and watch out for cagers. RIDE SAFE OUT THERE! :bigthumbsup:
 

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I know everyone is excited about pulling their bikes out, and hitting the open road. But, lets pace ourselves accordingly to get the rust off. I believe there were at least four people that had to lay their babies down within the past two weeks. Those are just the ones I have seen posted on this site. Respect that machine and watch out for cagers. RIDE SAFE OUT THERE! :bigthumbsup:
thanks man you too
 

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I was just thinking the same. After reading your post, then Tizzle's, it seems like there's an epidemic going on. Sorry to hear about the road rash that's spreading (hope I don't get it). Stay safe, everyone.

-Josh
 

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Good post, I slipped a bit a few days ago on some loose gravel while turning at an intersection, you just can't be too careful.
 

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I always take it easy for the first few rides. For many reasons
1. It has been a couple of months since I last rode.
2. There still might be debris on the road (left over salt and now tree debris)
3. The cagers are not used to seeing us (some never do)
 

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Great post guys.I am always paying attention to other drivers,try to see if they are paying attention!!And always give myself room for an out.Some
people just don't give a :edit: .
 

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Good point. I'm usually a little nervous for the first one or two rides, trying to make sure I'm paying attention. Like another member said, I drive defensively most of the time, I act like they don't see me. STAY UP...RIDE SAFE:bigthumbsup:
 

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:agree:CAGERS don't even see you as a vehicle. i was filling up a gas station looking down a the tank i hear a car close,look up he's pulling between or should i say squeezzzing between the building and my bike so he doesn't have to wait 5 minutes.gave a few choice words an now he's complimenting on how nice the bike is. so everyone RIDE SAFE because they don't see us as a vehicle or don't care
 

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The only rust I have built up is from sleeping overnight at my age, I ride almost every day all year long. My philosophy on accidents is if I am involved in one "I" did not do something properly related to my defensive driving or the timing was so bad I could not humanly avoid the situation. Given enough care in driving conditions and being aware enough of all possible situations, always having an escape route and having enough skills to properly negotiate emergency's really only leave you will bad luck and timing, neither of which we can control. How many other long term bikers know what I mean...when your approaching an intersection...and the driver is "looking" dead at you....and you can just feel as soon as you get to the point of no return ...he's gonna bolt out in front of you and you "just get ready for it" :bigthumbsup:
 
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