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#48789 - 10/14/05 02:28 AM Ride Well Revival  
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In the midst of the healthy discussion that we've been having recently about the real value of internet advice, it occurred to me that there were a bunch of older threads from this forum that many have never seen. Threads that IMHO, added tremendous value to the thought process of riding, and more importantly, riding well.

So, I've gone back to some of the ones I've had bookmarked for a while and thought it would make sense to list them here for some of you that may have never gotten a chance to read them. There are many more, and I don't meant to imply be any means that these are the only important ones, so if you have a few that you keep marked to read and re-read when you have the time, please add them as well.

I think these are a good start however. So, enjoy:

Inattention, Attention, Duplication, Understanding

Master Yoda's Riding Position

A Few Words of Wisdom

On Being Smooth

Managing Panic

Improving Lap Times

Difference Between Street Riding and Track Riding

Corner Entry

Beginner's Mind

Analysis of a Crash

Riding School Comparo

Missing Exit Points

That's my current list. Please add your own noteworthy threads so we can keep learning how important it is to ride well. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif" alt="" />

[color:"red"]EDIT: I"m going to keep updating this list...so check back.[/color]

New Entries:

Counter Steering

Hough vs. Parks (vs. "Ride Smart")

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#48790 - 10/14/05 12:14 PM Re: Ride Well Revival [Re: Voodoo]  
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Dave, What a great way to bring us newbies (to the forum) up to speed(sorry 'bout the pun). I've been reading and reading over the past several months with great enthusiasm trying to get more out of riding than just the "heading straight down the road" type of ride. I need more and want more out of riding. Thanks for starting up this post. I'm sure many more great articles will follow.

KUDO's to all those that have the riding experience and are able to share it with us here

#48791 - 10/14/05 03:54 PM Re: Ride Well Revival [Re: Voodoo]  
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Dave, my following suggestion may already be what you have in mind, if so, do me the favor of deleteing my silly post here (I can be a bit obtuse at times), but how about this:

If you're asking this in the form of a regular thread, I assume the continuing process of thread accumulation and 'sedimentation' will soon cover up these little pearls you've found once again.

Here on the 'wrenchin'; oilheads' forum at the top, there is a permanent thread on alternate parts. On the IBA site there is a little 'archive of wisdom' that riders can look into.

Is it possible for these threads you've collected, and others that come along and pass muster (I'll leave it to someone more knowledgeable and insightful to define that process), to be placed in a permanent 'open' thread or archive at the top of the 'ride well' forum?


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#48792 - 10/14/05 06:59 PM Re: Ride Well Revival [Re: Jerry_75_Guy]  
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Is it possible for these threads you've collected, and others that come along and pass muster (I'll leave it to someone more knowledgeable and insightful to define that process), to be placed in a permanent 'open' thread or archive at the top of the 'ride well' forum?




No apologies needed, Jerry. What we do now is actually set some of the good ones as keepers so they don't expire with the rest of the threads. To find them, simply set the view default on your screen to all posts and page to the last few pages.

Also, I intend to keep this thread sticky for a bit so hopefully others will add a few more good threads and we can accumulate that wisdom for a while.


David M
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"For any riding situation, the important inputs into the bike often take a back seat
to the ones generated by the rider�s own errors."
- K.C.
#48793 - 10/16/05 03:05 AM Re: Ride Well Revival [Re: Voodoo]  
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I wanted to read each of the posts listed carefully before replying, but I'm happy to say I need A LOT more time. This list of posts contains too much wisdom to read quickly. I'll be spending hours reading and organizing this information for my riding, and who knows how long trying to put these ideas into practice. Man, that is cool!

I hope this is the start of a successful new way of organizing Ride Well information. Wouldn't it be great if ALL the riding wisdom from this Discussion Board could be organized in one place?

Here's a challenge to the riders on this board: unless you are experienced enough, trained enough and skilled enough to write a post like one of these, READ THEM!!! And put your riding under the microscope. Put these ideas into practice. Improve. Now there are no excuses. We can't say any longer that we don't know where to start.

I'm jazzed. Thanks Moderators.


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#48794 - 10/28/05 04:10 PM Re: Ride Well Revival [Re: Voodoo]  
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Hi - brand new to the forum, and thought this would be some interesting reading...

"Weighting the Pegs" - I can't seem to view this one. Is it still around? I already set me view options to view all posts...

#48795 - 10/28/05 09:28 PM Re: Ride Well Revival [Re: Nimzomitch]  
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Hi - brand new to the forum, and thought this would be some interesting reading...

"Weighting the Pegs" - I can't seem to view this one. Is it still around? I already set me view options to view all posts...





Mitch, it seems that one may have expired since I posted the link. Let me check it out.


David M
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"For any riding situation, the important inputs into the bike often take a back seat
to the ones generated by the rider�s own errors."
- K.C.
#48796 - 12/02/05 06:22 AM Re: Ride Well Revival [Re: Voodoo]  
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sweeeeet!!! nice job voodoo
so much info, so little time


Darin 02R1150RT (blk Diamond) A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
#48797 - 01/17/06 07:09 PM Re: Ride Well Revival [Re: lithoman]  
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This one has developed into some pretty interesting reading. I'm going to add it to the list at the top...


David M
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"For any riding situation, the important inputs into the bike often take a back seat
to the ones generated by the rider�s own errors."
- K.C.
#48798 - 01/29/06 03:29 PM Re: Ride Well Revival [Re: Voodoo]  
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Thanks.. I want to read them all..I saved this thread on my Home page favorites so I hope I can go to that and read them all as time allows..


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