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Old 18-05-2018, 02:56 PM
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Ive got a few golden rules I never break when I'm on the road.
Just wondering if anyone has any similar to share?

One of mine is about when not to speed and I rigidly stick to this:
No speeding in 20, 30 or 40mph limits and no speeding in roadworks.
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Old 18-05-2018, 04:55 PM
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Old 18-05-2018, 07:41 PM
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Old 18-05-2018, 07:47 PM
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Sage words guys !!!!!

Boredom/complacency is the time you are likely to get taken down.
Speeding on a bike on a motorway full of cars is guaranteed to get you noticed.
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Clean underpants.....
Highly recommended just incase you end up in casualty having your trousers and kecks cut off wiv big scissors by the nurses and only counts if you haven't shat yourself during the accident.
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This is an very old golden rule and oft forgotten or ignored by too many.
Don't fall off ! ! !
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Old 20-05-2018, 03:43 PM
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Another golden rule..... Don't overtake on the inside, bikes or cars.
When I got my first Busa I was out near Alcester and a biker on a V.Max had been trying to get past me for a few miles with no success.
So as we came into a 30 limit with nose to tail cars in front, the dickhead decided to overtake me and several cars on the inside on the narrow pavement still doing about 60mph. There really is no answer for that amount of stupid and I was happy to see him go. See ya mate.
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Another golden rule..... Don't overtake on the inside, bikes or cars.
When I got my first Busa I was out near Alcester and a biker on a V.Max had been trying to get past me for a few miles with no success.
So as we came into a 30 limit with nose to tail cars in front, the dickhead decided to overtake me and several cars on the inside on the narrow pavement still doing about 60mph. There really is no answer for that amount of stupid and I was happy to see him go. See ya mate.
Only ever drove on the pavement, deliberately, twice. First time a car pulled out of a junction and completely blocked the road, so I managed to squeeze onto the pavement. Second time a group of mods was attacking a mate and I rode the combo up onto the pavement and scattered the cowardly bastards. six onto one is hardly fair and he was lucky I spotted him. A quick dive into the sidecar and we were gone.......
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Another golden rule..... Don't overtake on the inside, bikes or cars.
When I got my first Busa I was out near Alcester and a biker on a V.Max had been trying to get past me for a few miles with no success.
So as we came into a 30 limit with nose to tail cars in front, the dickhead decided to overtake me and several cars on the inside on the narrow pavement still doing about 60mph. There really is no answer for that amount of stupid and I was happy to see him go. See ya mate.
Only yesterday I had a bloody cyclist wobble up past me on the inside whilst going over a level crossing of all places. He was shaking his head as If I was to blame for him nearly falling off (we were all crawling along leading up to a mini roundabout) So I would the window down and yelled after him, "Use the fucking cycle path! That's what we pay rates for prats like you to use! Not cutting up on thr inside on the main road!". didn't do any good, but I felt better for it! He almost got knocked off again traversing the mini roundabout. Wish he had.....
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Only yesterday I had a bloody cyclist wobble up past me on the inside whilst going over a level crossing of all places. He was shaking his head as If I was to blame for him nearly falling off (we were all crawling along leading up to a mini roundabout) So I would the window down and yelled after him, "Use the fucking cycle path! That's what we pay rates for prats like you to use! Not cutting up on thr inside on the main road!". didn't do any good, but I felt better for it! He almost got knocked off again traversing the mini roundabout. Wish he had.....
They are the most obnoxious bunch of road users. We had issues yesterday when my little lady drove us out for a picnic and the damned bicyclists were bloody everywhere. She is a very careful driver and even she got pissed off with the lycra clad tarts.

As bikers we learn very very quickly that up against a car you will come off worst, cyclists it appears have yet to learn that simple fact. Never mind who is right or wrong
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Old 21-05-2018, 09:53 AM
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As my old man used to say..... Its all very well being in the right when you're dead. Avoidance is the best policy.
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As my old man used to say..... Its all very well being in the right when you're dead. Avoidance is the best policy.
There are also the CUNTS.... Can't Use Normal Trafficlights, who like to sail through junctions on RED and swear at cars and bikes that are swerving and burning their tyres to avoid them. Cyclists seem to think they have a charmed life, unfortunately of no use (warranty expired, along with the rider) against two tons of car.....
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There are also the CUNTS.... Can't Use Normal Trafficlights, who like to sail through junctions on RED and swear at cars and bikes that are swerving and burning their tyres to avoid them. Cyclists seem to think they have a charmed life, unfortunately of no use (warranty expired, along with the rider) against two tons of car.....
The irony we experienced yesterday was after we had two cyclists side by side on a narrow country road with tight blind ends, is when we came across a motorcycle accident with a biker on his back in the floor and two other uninjured bikers with him. Looked very much like a smidsy to me. Then as my little lady turned the narrow boat sized car up the side road we were accosted by numerous cyclists who assumed their right of way consisted of them being in numbers of more than 10 therefore negating any other right of way. They were completely oblivious of the accident with cars stopped and people stood in the road not 20 yards behind us. But the morons were too focused on their perceived right of way abd thereby not focused on the RTA we had literally just passed.
On 2 wheels you are vulnerable no matter who's right of way it is and for exactly the same reasons large HGV's command great respect because of their shear size. Let the foolish beware.

Can see the headstone:

"It was my right of way"
RIP. Earnest Twat

I followed a lycra clad tart into town last month and he cycled through every single red light I stopped for. At about the 5th set of lights as I passed him again when the lights changed I did ask him whether the fucking law didn't apply to him? But he had his earphones in. He is the kind who will end up as dogmeat in an hgv tyre treads.
Darwinsim does work in some instances. The stupid die easily
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With modern medicine and emergency treatment, too many are surviving and polluting the gene pool......
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With modern medicine and emergency treatment, too many are surviving and polluting the gene pool......

Reverse evolution.
Nature was the very best filter system until medical science enabled too many people to breed that nature did not intend to breed.
I agree 100% the gene pool is fucked.
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As a hayabusa rider of many years a golden rule is never set off for a ride out with less than sufficient rubber left on the rear tyre to get home on without getting down to bare metal.
Its very hard to judge believe me.
Hhhmmm.... Is there enough rubber on there for the afternoon??? Hmm...???

Could easily apply to a dozen or more bikes.

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