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Chutzpah
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PostPosted: 20:16 - 07 Sep 2018    Post subject: Not like riding a bike... Reply with quote

Random moan of no real consequence.

So many motorbike articles and training videos have a habit of saying:

1) Unlike a bicycle, on a motorbike you do most of your braking using the front brake
2) Unlike when you're riding a bicycle, to corner on a motorbike you need to countersteer

.....which makes me think many motorbike trainers need to ride a bike a bit more often (would love to see them attempt to get around a corner at 25mph without countersteering!)
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Wonko The Sane
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PostPosted: 12:10 - 10 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed, my varadero 125cc was just like an over-grown mountain bike with an engine.
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sickpup
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PostPosted: 14:38 - 10 Sep 2018    Post subject: Re: Not like riding a bike... Reply with quote

Chutzpah wrote:
1) Unlike a bicycle, on a motorbike you do most of your braking using the front brake


No you don't.

Chutzpah wrote:
2) Unlike when you're riding a bicycle, to corner on a motorbike you need to countersteer


You do countersteer on pushbikes when you go fast enough.

Chutzpah wrote:
.....which makes me think many motorbike trainers need to ride a bike a bit more often (would love to see them attempt to get around a corner at 25mph without countersteering!)


Makes me think people should think before they post. Thumbs Up
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thx1138
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PostPosted: 14:47 - 10 Sep 2018    Post subject: Re: Not like riding a bike... Reply with quote

sickpup wrote:

Makes me think people should think before they post. Thumbs Up


i'm confused, as you seem to be in agreement with the OP Question
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Chutzpah
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PostPosted: 21:13 - 11 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah what thx1138 said Very Happy

It was a moan about motorbike trainers saying that. I definitely wasn't agreeing with them!

It seems to be quite consistently said, hence why I'm sat there thinking "go ride a bike"

ps had to do an emergency stop cycle commuting home this afternoon whilst doing about 28mph as a car was started to pull out of side road right in front of me. For the avoidance of doubt, I shifted my backside over the rear wheel, pulled on both levers and then squeezed them to full grab. Lots of front most definitely used Wink
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thx1138
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PostPosted: 21:55 - 11 Sep 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

I overtook a learner on my bicycle last night, I was doing about 30 they swerved into me, and I was riding along the gutter on the wrong side of the road.

Poor obs on my part, I got complacent as there are lots of learners around here, often stalling at the lights, but I should have spotted that this was not a dual control trainer, but an old banger with an L plate stuck on it.
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