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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 03-15-2014, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Today, Matt (Glory Rider), Spencer (Fool Am I), and I took the advanced riders course by Ride Like A Pro. It's a police style riding technique that teaches low speed handling of the bike. We all agreed that we benefitted from the course. I certainly gained confidence in such maneuvers as u turns, 360 degrees turns, and obstacle avoidance. Of the three of us, I think Matt did the best. He looked like he'd been doing it a while. Of course, he's also the youngest. I recommend the course to anyone lacking confidence when it comes to low speed handling of the bike. It's all about being safe when riding!
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Today, Matt (Glory Rider), Spencer (Fool Am I), and I took the advanced riders course by Ride Like A Pro. It's a police style riding technique that teaches low speed handling of the bike. We all agreed that we benefitted from the course. I certainly gained confidence in such maneuvers as u turns, 360 degrees turns, and obstacle avoidance. Of the three of us, I think Matt did the best. He looked like he'd been doing it a while. Of course, he's also the youngest. I recommend the course to anyone lacking confidence when it comes to low speed handling of the bike. It's all about being safe when riding!
Good Point !
Great ! ...my bike is down right now, but you illustrated a huge need refreshment in Slow maneuvering technich (sp) (brain fart) which we all could find useful.


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Sounds like fun.

Can you guys do this now? (hope it's not a rerun) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1iq2ExxmNc

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Sounds like fun.

Can you guys do this now? (hope it's not a rerun) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1iq2ExxmNc
That's what we were working on. Our course had all of those elements but not all together and a bit more spread out. 3 guys dropped their bikes but fortunately we didn't.

Dropping a bike while learning was kinda expected and the instructor used the opportunities to teach the proper way to pick a bike back up using a new Harley with full fairings and showed how helpful a highway bar could be when picking up a bike.

Lots of good low speed riding techniques but we'd need to practice to get as good as the cop in the video.

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Dropping a bike while learning was kinda expected and the instructor used the opportunities to teach the proper way to pick a bike back up using a new Harley with full fairings ...
Luckily when I dumped mine, I just recently saw the little guy lift the Goldwing on youtube. Right hand on the left grip, back facing the bike, stand up. Easy, even when you have just busted your keester in front of the girl's basketball team.

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Luckily when I dumped mine, I just recently saw the little guy lift the Goldwing on youtube. Right hand on the left grip, back facing the bike, stand up. Easy, even when you have just busted your keester in front of the girl's basketball team.
Yep, That's how you do it, If your bike isn't flat on the ground (engine guard) put your rump against the seat facing away from the bike. One hand on the handle bar and the other hand grabbing under the seat. Taking little steps walk backwards allowing your legs push the bike back up.

Without some sort of engine/crash guard and the bike laying flat on the ground you have to do it the hard way and just lift that bike up. After using the 2nd method go find some aspirin or a friend first.

I'm a little more fan of engine guards/crash bars after seeing that demonstration.

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Brother Fool....I will never be able to look at you the same way again.....lol....
Hey,,, I'm the same guy, but since I'm not 25 anymore using a little smarter way to pick up the bike never hurts, nor the ability to weave tightly down a sidewalk full of beautiful women at the beach.

Did you read how a got GloryRiders bike on the GA Riders thread? Rsavant saw me on it. Now I have 2 bikes to ride.

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I didnt see that....cool !.....

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nor the ability to weave tightly down a sidewalk full of beautiful women at the beach.
Like the final scene in that "Wild Hogs" movie ?....lolol....the guy screwed up....he shouldda been ridin one handed, and grabbin some "stuff" along the way, lol....

I gotta get to an open parking lot one of these days and "play"....lol...



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Yep, That's how you do it, If your bike isn't flat on the ground (engine guard) put your rump against the seat facing away from the bike. One hand on the handle bar and the other hand grabbing under the seat. Taking little steps walk backwards allowing your legs push the bike back up.

Without some sort of engine/crash guard and the bike laying flat on the ground you have to do it the hard way and just lift that bike up. After using the 2nd method go find some aspirin or a friend first.

I'm a little more fan of engine guards/crash bars after seeing that demonstration.
Let me tell ya... these techniques do NOT work when your bike has been dropped on a loose dirt road u_u the bike just keeps sliding. It sucks!

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