Favorite advice to new riders


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Favorite advice to new riders

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What advice would you give to a rider that was a newby?

Don't EVER go somewhere that your mind hasn't already gotten to!
Being surprised is one of the deadliest things that you can have happen to you and it is preventable (usually).


Try to learn from the mistakes of others..... you won't live long enough to make them all yourself!

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Swagonmaster wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:37 am
What advice would you give to a rider that was a newby?

Don't EVER go somewhere that your mind hasn't already gotten to!
Being surprised is one of the deadliest things that you can have happen to you and it is preventable (usually).
I used to say "Expect the unexpected" but since I got rear-ended few years ago, I had to drop that from my salutation.
I would never expect the car I just passed would speed up when I changed lanes, since I noticed the passenger was pregnant. :shock:
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From the good folks at Abate:


Try to learn from the mistakes of others..... you won't live long enough to make them all yourself!

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Early on, "Iron Butt" can have a whole new meaning...

I've started with this document:

http://www.ironbuttrally.com/tech/aowprintout.cfm

This will certainly seed any further discussion about riding, touring or any ride-related topics.
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FM-USA wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:19 am
Swagonmaster wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:37 am
What advice would you give to a rider that was a newby?

Don't EVER go somewhere that your mind hasn't already gotten to!
Being surprised is one of the deadliest things that you can have happen to you and it is preventable (usually).
I used to say "Expect the unexpected" but since I got rear-ended few years ago, I had to drop that from my salutation.
I would never expect the car I just passed would speed up when I changed lanes, since I noticed the passenger was pregnant. :shock:

That is why I added the "usually" sometimes all of the paying attention and planning in the world isn't enough to keep away from someone else that's not paying attention. However I do try to stack the deck as much as possible.
Try to learn from the mistakes of others..... you won't live long enough to make them all yourself!

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kwthom wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Early on, "Iron Butt" can have a whole new meaning...

I've started with this document:

http://www.ironbuttrally.com/tech/aowprintout.cfm

This will certainly seed any further discussion about riding, touring or any ride-related topics.
Mostly good info there. I picked a few tips.



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