thanks for sharing - if it was me, that kind of experience might totally put me right off riding! Mend/heal well - keeping you in prayers!
I guess you can safely ride like that knowing God will protect you. I better keep my Sunday mornings free! I will be champ of the road to raglan in no time
newbie since August 2004....
VTR250 (retired) / SV650S (Fw:Keystone19) / GSXR750(given up) / CB400(traded for 919) / CB900 Hornet / CBR954 (traded) / CBR1100XX (sold) / TuonoR (sold) / CB900 Hornet / NC700X / MTS1200 / XR250
I'm all for a spirited ride, but this is a reminder that the road is not a fucking racetrack or a playground.
I'm curious about one thing. You say that you got into motorcycling by yourself - did you ever go for rides with older, more experienced riders or mentors who gave tips on your riding style or form?
The reason I ask is because one of my first open road rides was with an older, much more experienced rider who was the person who got me into motorcycles. He rode behind me to watch my cornering and overall form.
On one bend on SH16 I entered a corner hot, outriding my ability. I had to lay the bike over further than I ever had before and shot through the bend, crossing the centreline at the apex and spending about half a second in the wrong lane - about two seconds later I passed a car going in the other direction. A few minutes later we pulled into one of those scenic sightseeing spots and as soon as we'd both taken off our lids and lit up a smoke he said "Congratulations, you just fucking died."
That little piece of advice has stuck in my head ever since. If you cross the centre line on a road like that you should be thinking to yourself, "Wow. I just got plowed head on by a cunt in a Toyota Surf riding the white stripes and now I'm dead."
Also naming a video "King of the Mangamukas" on a CBR250RR was kinda hilarious.
Rest up, get well and seriously reconsider your methods.
You want some advice - lightning strikes once, it does not strike twice!
This video was made private within the last 20 minutes. It's called "King of Mangamuka Gorge CBR250RR" and has a timer running in one corner while he rides as fast as he can. It's not that he is absent all skill but he's obviously treating this road as much like a race track as it is possible to do so without deliberately crossing the centreline around blind corners. At about 2:41 he runs wide across the centreline with his knee down, it's obviously not intended.
What if. Another rider was coming the other way hugging but not crossing the center line.
It has happened before. result is not pretty
For that very reason riding like that puts other riders like you and me at risk.
Nothing like a bit of time lying broken and bleeding in a hospital bed to reassess the stupidity of one's actions.
Think long and hard Grantman.
Parhaps god was punishing you and made you fall off to teach you a lesson - don't be such a muppet on the road?
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