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post #31 of 36 Old 05-24-2015, 10:17 PM
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I like it when the legacy members of the forum say what should be said for me to the newbs. Saves my Memorial Day weekend grill-singed fingers from typing.

Tis better to be thought a fool and remain silent, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
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How does one keep the inside of the helmet from getting smoked up when riding and smoking? Gotta keep the visor down, otherwise that cancer stick just flies right out of your mouth and into somebody's car and lights it on fire. Now somebody else is having a bad day. Another reason for cagers to wage war on us. I jest.. this topic was getting waaay too heavy. I did not even finish the whole thread. I had to lighten it up. I don't smoke, just had to have fun with this for a minute.

Brady, nice video. The intent is there and appreciated. Keep the videos coming. =)
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even highly skilled motogp etc riders
continue to improve and develop their
riding skills and abilities..

an open mind to learning,
and to riding, is a valuable
gift, for those who can see..
Supicioso may have had bad experiences in school.

His favorite album must be The Wall, by Pink Floyd.

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back to original idea of 'fear of death' ie, dying,
as motivation for enhanced safety or whatever..

fear is fear.. which has certain predictable physical
and neuro-chemical effects/results which, kill skill..
someone in the grip of fear, just walking along,
is likely to trip over, walk into something,
in front of a car, etc..

their fear could be based on anything..
their heart rate, breathe rate, metabolism
pupil dilation, coordinated muscle movements,
[etc] will be negatively effected by fear..

they could be in fear of aliens, the devil getting them,
or any manner of fear generated thru their life
and living of it.. its still, fear..
there will be distraction and ineffeciency
in basically everything..

to promote fear as some sort of solution
in promotion of rider safety, shows ignorance
of what fear is, and what fear actually does..

rather than enabling, fear is crippling..

as a traditional martial artist i know that fear
is one important element in self defense..
ie, it is important to not, fall into fear
when in danger or being attacked..

a well trained martial artist [compare motorcyclist]
while obviously well aware of the dangers of
that blade or baseball bat or whatever,,
does not give in to fear based responses,
rather, lives the reality, according to her
level of training and preparation
for the real thing, should it happen..

ltr used the example of emergency service responses
including as based on serious training and preparation
which would also include full awareness of reality,
yet without becoming incapable due to opening
the mind to fear..

intellectual understanding of risk, is not fear..
it is intellectual understanding of risk..
training for emergency responses, is not fear..
it is training for predictable realities..

heightened awareness, due to training etc,
and as may be experienced in a near miss
or suchlike, is not fear, and does not need
fear to be a natural part of riding [or whatever]..

in the microseconds of a real emergency response
there is no time for fear to play a part,
other then to reduce reaction time if
fear is present before the fact..

rational understanding and awareness are good,
training - including ongoing personal practice -
is very good.. it is the foundation for/or
ongoing skills development thus
effective responses..

anyone subject to fear is best advised
to take whatever steps are necessary
to unshackle themselves from fear..
which while another subject,
is the only real option...
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Yup, I got to get myself back into a class. It has been way too long, and there are so many more cars out there, filled with older (decreased senses and reactions), and younger (inexperienced) drivers. Oh, and then there are the phone-watchers...

I have been off the bike for over 18 months, so I could really use it.

I am lucky, my local Honda dealer has classes all Spring/Summer long, every week. It shouldn't be hard to get into one.


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Now, I am sharing this video that abbreviates 7 steps for beginners to gain confidence on a motorcycle.
Well said. Thanks for the help.


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