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How would you describe your riding style and "philosophy?"

  • I have a stock bike and obey all the traffic laws all the time. I think anyone showing off or exhibi

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  • I have a stock bike and I only ride fast on a track. The track is the only place where fast riding s

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  • I have modified my bike. It's louder than stock but not like a Harley. I will ride fast on the stree

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  • I have modified the bike. I have very loud pipes and live to ride fast. High speed runs are done all

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  • I ride/race only at the track. No street riding. It's too boring and/or dangerous.

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  • I have modified my bike but I still ride within the limits of the law and/or safely.

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I'm curious about another demographic of our DML group. How bad are we? How many of us are conservative, straight riders and how many are the hooligan type? While some of the uber straight, responsible comments about sport riding irk me a bit I'm not a total outlaw either. I like my fun, my freedom, and being a bit of a bad ass at times too. So where do we stand?

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Except for the stunting bit, I picked "I have modified my bike. It's louder than stock but not like a Harley. I will ride fast on the streets and highways at times as well as on the track (if available). I have been known to stunt a little but I pick my times and places for fast riding."
 
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Where's this option:

I have modified the **** out of my bike but can't really ride worth a ****. I try, but I still suck. The track is appealling to me but the machismo and general prick waving attitude of the environment is off putting so I've decided against it. Sort of why I don't like to ride with groups of motorcyclists in general, can't stand the constant "I'm so fast" and "I own so many bikes" and "I do 11tybillion track days a year" conversations that enevitably happen to establish the pecking order in the group. I don't "stunt" as I really don't care if people look at me when I'm riding or not. Plus I like my mods and my bones just where they are. Basically, I'm slowly trying to improve my riding skills concentrating first on safety and second on speed. I just enjoy going out for a little putt-putt when I can, that's all.

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Sorry. Didn't think of that one. How about if we lump you in the middle group?
 

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I picked the middle road, except I don't stunt at all (no skillz). I do like riding fast in the curves and consider the yellow recommended speed signs posted at the entrance to curves a challenge.

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SaintDuc said:
Where's this option:

I have modified the nuts out of my bike but can't really ride worth a nuts. I try, but I still suck. The track is appealling to me but the machismo and general prick waving attitude of the environment is off putting so I've decided against it. Sort of why I don't like to ride with groups of motorcyclists in general, can't stand the constant "I'm so fast" and "I own so many bikes" and "I do 11tybillion track days a year" conversations that enevitably happen to establish the pecking order in the group. I don't "stunt" as I really don't care if people look at me when I'm riding or not. Plus I like my mods and my bones just where they are. Basically, I'm slowly trying to improve my riding skills concentrating first on safety and second on speed. I just enjoy going out for a little putt-putt when I can, that's all.

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Deserves a repost as I am right here in this group...

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I fit right in the middle although my bike isn't loud... yet. As far as the stunting, I did an endo/stoppie the other day and really didn't like the way it sounded when it came down so I'm done with those. I pull the occasional wheelie but nothing vertical for a mile and a half, more like 6 - 8 inches while taking off quickly...
 

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I picked the middle road, except I don't stunt at all (no skillz). I do like riding fast in the curves and consider the yellow recommended speed signs posted at the entrance to curves a challenge.

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I modified the poll slightly and added a bit different response category at the end.
 

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Where is the "My bike is louder than **** but I'm a terrible rider"?

+1 for that group.

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I'm with the really load rider, behave around traffic & other bikes, but tend to flog it like a $2 hooker if I find myself on a desolate, crooked road ~

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I'm with Saint Duc.

Sane street riders unite!

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i have a mostly stock bike that i ride just above the bounds of the law...i speed and rip through the twisties...but i don't stunt. my tires wear alot on the sides but my front wheel only occasionally lifts off the ground under hard acceleration (not on purpose)
 

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I have a modified bike. I take it easy in town and ride like I want everywhere else.





Those yellow recommended speed signs are there for :angel: Duc. ;D
 

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I have too many hobbies so my bike is only slightly modded so far. I misbehave a little, but save the real stunts for the dirt. I like twisties more than top speed. I'd like more hp, but who wouldn't? I like pinocoladas and getting drunk in the rain.
 

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Safety is a matter of perspective.

My wheelies are completely safe, as are my loud pipes, lane-splitting, double-yellow passing, and speeding.
 
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Safety is a matter of perspective.

My wheelies are completely safe, as are my loud pipes, lane-splitting, double-yellow passing, and speeding.
I absolutely agree. While you are an experienced and talented rider, I suck ass and have only been doing this for 15k miles or so. You could do all sorts of **** on a bike with much less risk than I would take on were I to try the same stuff. But to say any wheelie is completely safe is to over state the case. Certainly there is more risk involve with being on one wheel than on being on two. But what keeps your wheelies in the sane range of "safe and sane" is the fact that you don't do them down a crowded freeway at 90mph. You pick your spots wisely (unless you're showing off for the camera with a 2 can beer helmet on [laugh] ).

Still, I don't regularly obey the traffic laws. I speed most of the time, I pass over the double a lot (sure did my share of that today) and of course the world is my parking spot. When I say that I am currently choosing to emphasise safety over speed I mean that I'm not pushing my own limits as much as I once did. I don't mean that I wear blaze orange and do 5mph under the speed limit. I'm just slowing down my developement as a rider (meaning my goal isn't always to go faster every time I go out). I've realized that my reasons for riding have nothing to do with adrenaline or a death wish or "keeping up" or impressing others or racing or most of the other reasons people go fast and take risks on the street. So while I do hope I get a bit faster as time goes on I hope it is a reflection of experience gained safely and by pushing myself beyond my limits. Which I fully agree makes me a great big pussy. So be it.

That is all.

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Every few months, I practice emergency stopping in an empty parking lot. Occasionally, I do a stoppie. That makes me a stunta, right? :p
 

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I voted middle of the road. I don't really consider it "stunting" but pulling the occassional power wheelie is not uncommon.
 

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Where's the "I used to ride like a squid on scary Japanese bikes that went fast but couldn't turn (CB750) or stop (RD350) but now that I own a bike that can I Don't" category?

Did i mention I'm staring 40 square in the face and have a mortgage? I love to ride but I guess responsibility has crept into my life. F*ck that scares me.
 
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