Motorbikes general chat thread

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Re: Motorbikes general chat thread

Post by Wayne_H » 28 Jun 2020, 03:41

Yes, I can personally endorse both comments:
_AL_ wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 15:14
I was never much of a fan of riding on the road.... Sydney drivers are......
PaulJ wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 21:55
... Barry Sheen ... said that he would "never ride a motorbike on the road because it was just too dangerous"! :o
Over almost 20 years, I averaged 50-75,000 klm/year on motorcycles, at least 2/3 of that commuting across Sydney. I kissed the pavement 4(?) times, resulting in precautionary hospitalisation 3 times. I was struck twice by cars who's drivers aggressively changed lanes without looking, without warning - I was actually stationary at traffic lights on 1 of those occassions when he hit me hard enough to catapult me over the footpath into a ladies rose garden🤕. Only once did I drop it due to my own "over exuberance" in the wet🥺.

In all my years of fanging around off road, I came off a few times, picked myself up, dusted off & took off again (as you do!). I always rode defensively on-road, always wore all the proper protective gear, but only ever felt "safe" riding off road.

Once a Retrobate, always a Retrobate............ ;)

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