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Road conditions Quiz

Postby WA9FWT » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:14 pm



http://www.motorcycle.com/rider-safety/ ... ign=weekly

Hey Guys & Gals. It's time to take a test.No cheeting, I want to see who gets them all correct ?
There are 21 questions,and I will admit I got 4 wrong :lol: It's worth your time to learn.

Now go have some fun !

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby Possum51 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:28 pm

Been riding off and on all my life and still missed 5...ooooh the shame...... :D , guess I need to relearn a thing or too, you can never be too safe.

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:02 pm

I missed zero questions because I'm the Beave... :shock: But I missed 6 questions so I am pretty rusty..

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby Mag » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:58 pm

Not bad....missed 4. How do you "outrun headlights"??? My thought is the headlight is always pointing fwd, I could never outrun them, right?

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:52 am

feeling awfully smug here, only missed one answer, #8.

Just what are "edge traps" anyways? I dont think we have them up here............ 8-)
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Postby brettchallenger » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:24 am

Mag wrote:Not bad....missed 4. How do you "outrun headlights"??? My thought is the headlight is always pointing fwd, I could never outrun them, right?


Clearly you are not the pilot of Starship Enterprise and are one of those unfortunate individuals who has to travel under the speed of light.
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Postby brettchallenger » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:37 am

A question not asked is, what should you do if you are caught in a thunder storm? I usually just plough on and trust the Lord is watching over, but I am always uneasy and the thought that I am sitting on a large lump of wet metal really does disconcert me. Has anyone ever been struck by lightening whilst riding a motorcycle? I know it is a common occurrence for aircraft.
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Postby eklimek » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:07 am

Fun quiz. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby themainviking » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:21 am

100% Gentlemen. Eat that with your breakfast cereal. I firmly believe in training and further training if I am going to ride a motorcycle. Practice, practice - etc.

Mag - out running your headlight is when you cannot stop within the distance your headlight is illuminating.

Edge traps are where they pave up to the shoulder, and then there is a little drop off onto the shoulder. Not bad going down to the shoulder, very dangerous coming back onto the main roadway.

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:11 am

Mag wrote:Not bad....missed 4. How do you "outrun headlights"??? My thought is the headlight is always pointing fwd, I could never outrun them, right?


Geeeee never thought of it that way :lol: But remember you have a very fast Honda, but don't try to out run
the lights :? :? ;)

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby Mag » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:17 am

themainviking wrote:Mag - out running your headlight is when you cannot stop within the distance your headlight is illuminating.


But you can always stop within the distance, right? Maybe I am "thick" on this one :shock:

And I was on the bike again yesterday.....running through the twisties in the hills around the neighborhood, it was a good ride!

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:19 am

RoadRogue wrote:feeling awfully smug here, only missed one answer, #8.

Just what are "edge traps" anyways? I dont think we have them up here............ 8-)

I missed that one too.I thought concrete was the answer. :o
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Postby Mag » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:22 am

I agree on the concrete, always heard on the NASCAR races that fresh asphalt is a little less grippy, hmmm.

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:44 am

RoadRogue wrote:feeling awfully smug here, only missed one answer, #8.

Just what are "edge traps" anyways? I dont think we have them up here............ 8-)

Todd, I can tell you about edge traps ! New road just put in that day (Black top ) I came around a curve to
fast, wet off the shoulder which was about 2 inches higher then the side of the road. I turned to get back up
on the road, when down I went skidding across the highway. Landed on the other side of the road, hit a embankment flipped the bike...not sure what all happened to me :lol: I got up felt for my wallet,and saw that laying in the middle of the highway.My jeans on my butt were gone, but I managed to pick up some peace's of the bike and put them in the saddle bags what was left of the bags :lol: Started the bike and up out of the ditch I went.I guess I was in shock still, because I didn't know which way to go home. Saw a farmer in a drive way so I asked him which way back to my home. He said to me, you don't look so good ! :shock: I guess I still had grass stuck on my helmet ? Any way that's what happens when you try to get back up on the road. The 750 Honda is one tuff cycle :o
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Postby Sally » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:29 am

Never liked quizs and still don't .. Missed 6 Darn. Guess I need to polish up. I took a coarse a few years ago and will never foget this. Inst. asked first who most danagerous ? Answer: the guy that been doing something the longest because he get complacment.Next quetsion was : What's the differents between a grave and a rut ?? The depth of the hole.. Sally

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby squirrel » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:43 am

17 out of 21 .should have read all the posts before doing the quiz .we don't have edge traps over here in uk (as far as i know ) so im giving myself an extra point .

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Postby Fatwing Chris » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:05 am

Got 3 wrong,but disagree with 2 of those.One was about the best for traction.How new and old of pavement are we talking?Are we following the paving machine or is it a week old and dry?As far as old goes I've seen so much stone on top of it that it can be like a skating rink as far as traction.The other one was the gravel on the corner.Yes I would avoid useing the brakes,but I would also if neccessary stand the bike up strait and use the other lane if there is nothing coming.The later does depend on how hot you came into the corner though.I think that came from my dirt bike days.If you're going into a corner to fast and you don't want to lay it down you stand it up strait and look for a good run off area(preferably not into the trees LOL).
I find that some multiple choice tests lean more toward the opinions of the writer than a real life situation right answer.JMHO.

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby squirrel » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:30 am

?question 19 im not sure about over there but here we ride on roads and walk on pavements :D

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby themainviking » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:16 pm

squirrel wrote:?question 19 im not sure about over there but here we ride on roads and walk on pavements :D


Oh yeah? Now that is a new one for me. We ride on roads also, but they are pavement (which is asphalt paving) with some being concrete. We walk on sidewalks, and mostly those are concrete.

And I agree with the poster who stated that most multiple choice questions are made up of the opinions of the one who made up the test (usually one more right answer, one less right answer and the rest are b.s. to the max and don't make sense). To score top marks on these questions, a person needs to read a whole lot of different course content to find the exact wording of the right answer. I think tests are foolish. A good instructor can present the material in a way that makes testing unnecessary. One other key to doing well on tests is to be the type of person who tests well. There are not a whole lot of those people around, and it doesn't prove anything one way or the other - it just happens to be that way. Some of the best technical people I have ever known did not test well. I believe (but do not know for sure) that it has to do with short term memory. You don't need to remember for long - just long enough to pass the frickin' test. The good technical people have excellent long term retention, but sometimes not good short term.
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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby twostrokes48 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:07 pm

I'm another one of those that missed 6. However like others I sort of disagree with some of the choices picked as right. Or, I picked half of an answer that listed that and that as the answer. Can I get half credit for those?? I tend to get locked into "the most correct answer"...Probably comes from Nursing school where their only purpose for testing is to see how many ways they can trip you up with "the most correct answer" which as others mention is the test writers opinion of which is MOST correct. I did miss a couple I shouldn't have though....

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Postby WVJefo » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:08 pm

Darn missed 3.

I though the edge traps were those cuts they make so your tires sing. YOU know when you drift off the edge of the road & the tires go BRRRD BRRRD BRRD.

Asphalt?? old?? new?? concrete??? Never pushed it so hard as to notice a difference.

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Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:04 am

Missed 1. But then again I try my best to avoid gravel roads. As for concrete or asphalt I would think that asphalt that has been down for a while and has been through a few rain cycles would be safer than concrete.

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Postby bustedwing » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:40 am

I missed 3 and like others I disagree with the new asphalt vs old washed and dry asphalt. Bu it did get me thinking about handling and I believe if I can find a refresher course in my area I will take it.
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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby WA9FWT » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:57 pm

bustedwing wrote:I missed 3 and like others I disagree with the new asphalt vs old washed and dry asphalt. Bu it did get me thinking about handling and I believe if I can find a refresher course in my area I will take it.


That brings up a good point ( taking a refresher coarse ) I remember our Wing-Adm saying he took a coarse not to long ago, and said it sure was worth it. We all have been riding cycles for years, and think we know the in's and out's,but there is always some thing new to learn by taking a up-date coarse. :o

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Re: Road conditions Quiz

Postby Possum51 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:02 pm

WA9FWT wrote:
bustedwing wrote:I missed 3 and like others I disagree with the new asphalt vs old washed and dry asphalt. Bu it did get me thinking about handling and I believe if I can find a refresher course in my area I will take it.


That brings up a good point ( taking a refresher coarse ) I remember our Wing-Adm saying he took a coarse not to long ago, and said it sure was worth it. We all have been riding cycles for years, and think we know the in's and out's,but there is always some thing new to learn by taking a up-date coarse. :o

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Agree 100% with this and I've been thinking about doing the same thing myself. Old dogs CAN learn new tricks :D


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