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Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« on: May 20, 2008, 09:17:44 pm »
So I'm studying the manual to take my permit test today, and I keep seeing these profound little soundbytes in my pdf of the California Motorcycle Handbook.  So I saved them.  :mrgreen:
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In order to make safe decisions about how to handle trouble ahead, you must know what is going on behind you.

Wear brightly-colored clothing to increase your chances of being seen.

Maintain a space cushion around your motorcycle that permits you to take evasive action.

Actively search ahead, to the sides, and behind to help you avoid potential hazards.

Experienced riders remain aware of what is going on around them.

When you speed up to lose a tailgater, you only end up with someone tailgating you at a higher speed.

No matter how careful you are, there will be times when you find yourself in a tight spot.

Every curve is different.

Ride within your skill level.

If you are carrying a heavy load, lighten it.

Avoid unnecessary talk or motion.

Obtain a Travel Map.

Stay away from wild animals that are rearing young—or suffering from food shortages.

Resist the urge to pioneer a new road or trail.

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2008, 09:23:57 pm »
space cushion

OH THE VISUALS!!!!
- I don't see race. I just see cars going around in a circle.

"Back in my day, crazy meant something. Now everyone is crazy" - Charlie Manson

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2008, 09:40:08 pm »
Stay away from wild animals that are rearing young—or suffering from food shortages.



Uh.......NO SHIT!!!!!

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 09:48:57 pm »
It's not something everybody grows up needing to know.

Once while at a summer camp, I actually walked within fifteen feet of a herd of deer with young. :o

They did not step.

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 09:57:55 pm »
It's not something everybody grows up needing to know.

Once while at a summer camp, I actually walked within fifteen feet of a herd of deer with young. :o

They did not step.

Wow. I never considered but I grew up hunting and fishing and have spent most of my life outdoors.
D/N/T motherhood or hunger was always just assumed for us.

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2008, 10:02:10 pm »
It's not something everybody grows up needing to know.

Once while at a summer camp, I actually walked within fifteen feet of a herd of deer with young. :o

They did not step.

Wow. I never considered but I grew up hunting and fishing and have spent most of my life outdoors.
D/N/T motherhood or hunger was always just assumed for us.

TROOF
- I don't see race. I just see cars going around in a circle.

"Back in my day, crazy meant something. Now everyone is crazy" - Charlie Manson

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2008, 10:06:00 pm »
Anyway, you haven't refuted the motorcycle manual's great wisdom. 

It is the correct manual.

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2008, 10:08:09 pm »
Anyway, you haven't refuted the motorcycle manual's great wisdom. 

It is the correct manual.

169% TROOF!

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2008, 10:17:25 pm »
When you speed up to lose a tailgater, you only end up with someone tailgating you at a higher speed.

This is true.  Clearly, then, the only solution is to slow way the fuck down when somebody is tailgating you.

CALIFORNIA: Supporting Passive-Agressive Driving Habits since 1850.

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2008, 10:21:28 pm »
When you speed up to lose a tailgater, you only end up with someone tailgating you at a higher speed.

This is true.  Clearly, then, the only solution is to slow way the fuck down when somebody is tailgating you.

CALIFORNIA: Supporting Passive-Agressive Driving Habits since 1850.

Who said anything about that?  When they tailgate, you BRAKE-CHECK the motherfucker.

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2008, 10:22:56 pm »
When you speed up to lose a tailgater, you only end up with someone tailgating you at a higher speed.

This is true.  Clearly, then, the only solution is to slow way the fuck down when somebody is tailgating you.

CALIFORNIA: Supporting Passive-Agressive Driving Habits since 1850.

Who said anything about that?  When they tailgate, you BRAKE-CHECK the motherfucker.

FTW. Except on a motorcycle.

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2008, 10:25:46 pm »
The Manual outlines the proper solution for any road hazard.

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2008, 10:28:19 pm »
When you speed up to lose a tailgater, you only end up with someone tailgating you at a higher speed.

This is true.  Clearly, then, the only solution is to slow way the fuck down when somebody is tailgating you.

CALIFORNIA: Supporting Passive-Agressive Driving Habits since 1850.
:lol:

More fun is to start driving slightly erratically...slow down, speed up, use the entire lane...heck, put your blinker on, and turn it off, then the other one...throw on your hazards for a bit...anything that isn't illegal, but will confuse or annoy them...

-perpetuating the belief that women can't drive since 1998 :oops:

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2008, 10:28:41 pm »
May I suggest the touch and go brake check? Bikes can leave cars in the dust.

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Re: Pearls Before Swine: Wisdom Of The Motorcycle Manual
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2008, 10:29:17 pm »
The Manual outlines the proper solution for any road hazard.

So what do you do when you see the Buddha?