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|For the next few weeks, he will randomly pop into threads and take (legitimate but infuriating) potshots at you when you make some sort of mistake. Don't worry, it's possible to survive this.|
Kevin has this tendency to get angry at people that he feels are giving out bad advice. It appears you are the object of his right now. This may have happened because you got a 600cc bike and he thinks you are telling other riders that that is an ok first bike.
For the next few weeks, he will randomly pop into threads and take (legitimate but infuriating) potshots at you when you make some sort of mistake. Don't worry, it's possible to survive this.
And for the record Kevin, I still don't think easing on the throttle when you're taking a blind curve too fast is always the right move on the street, especially for new riders. In NYC, there is almost ALWAYS going to be a stopped car at the end of that blind curve- oh, and there will be three buckles in the road along the way because this is New York and we're going bankrupt trying to maintain our roads. Sometimes, unless you know for sure the rear tire is about to lose traction, the right answer is to pull the clutch in and pray for the best. (I agree with you for the track and for curves where you can see the entire roadway and it's clear. ) I hope you don't still hate me for holding this view.
Johnny, just do everybody a favor and don't give advice on first motorcycles. You chose a 600cc. It's a decision I would not have encouraged and a lot of people more experienced than you and I (I've ridden for five years which is nothing on this board) would have disagreed with, but it was your choice and you had the right to make that particular decision. That said, now is probably a good time to grit your teeth and let the riders with decades of riding experience and teaching experience tell people that it's probably better to start with a smaller engine.
Better yet, do Kevin a favor and don't reference choosing a first motorcycle or reference analogies to 600cc motorcycles. I am also going to do Kevin a favor and not talk about how to deal with taking a curve too fast after this thread for another two years, even though we will probably now share Kevin's wrath fixation for the next few weeks.
Better than taking potshots at ME when you make some sort of mistake.
Sorry Kevin. Potshot was probably a bit too loaded of a term for me to use here- I didn't mean for it to come off like an attack, but I don't think there's anything wrong with sharing a story that relates to OP's current situation. You do have a knack for following people around and posting disagreeable comments in completely unrelated threads.
And what mistake do you speak of?
|I still haven't found anyone of any experience who agrees with your clutch-in approach, and enough people disagreed with it in the original thread that I'm surprised you chose to single me out.|
Why do I ride? To me, it is as religious as I'll ever feel. It is as sacrosanct to me as communion is to the faithful. I can no more dismiss my bike as a "toy" any more than I could dismiss my left arm as a "benign growth". Aboard my bike, I am at home with the earth I live on. I am made whole with the greater being...I go to a spiritual place of complete unity with the closest thing to what Christians call "heaven". I know how I sound right now: a total nutjob. But, t'is the truth, and that's all that matters.
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