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post #1 of 32 Old 06-11-2004, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Speaking of going very fast...

How do you all handle that voice in your head (or maybe its just me).

The one around 120+mph that says "if you fall or mess up your really gonna hurt/kill yourself"

Do you ignore it? Does it keep you in a reasonable speed bracket at times?
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post #2 of 32 Old 06-12-2004, 12:24 AM
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you should listen to the voice in your head (conscience). If 120 is as far as you feel comfortable then that should be it. ALWAYS ride within your limits
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I have to be on a safe road before I'll take it over 100, but when I am, I full throttle it a lot!

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The old saying....

Time and a place
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That little voice is a good thing. I wish mine was a little louder sometimes. If you get through doing something and you think, "Now that was really stupid" then you need to pay more attention to that little voice.
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That little voice is a good thing. I wish mine was a little louder sometimes. If you get through doing something and you think, "Now that was really stupid" then you need to pay more attention to that little voice.
Agreed. I found increasing my skill (and hence my confidence) helped my little voice not be sucha baby (I'm big on safety)!

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The speed doesn't hurt if you fall off, it's the sudden stop. Of course, those rolling fits can leave some bruises if you're not properly armored.
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That little voice is a good thing. I wish mine was a little louder sometimes. If you get through doing something and you think, "Now that was really stupid" then you need to pay more attention to that little voice.
You should have told me this before we went riding today! My little voice is getting a little horse after the Copano ride! :oops:
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The speed doesn't hurt if you fall off, it's the sudden stop. Of course, those rolling fits can leave some bruises if you're not properly armored.
Have you ever crashed at 100? I have and I walked away. But at those speeds, the forces applied to your body as you slow can rip your limbs off, i don't care how strong you are.
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If you wanna go fast, just make sure you got the gear. Did a high speed (90mph+) departure at Infineon, rolled a long time, and got up. The bike was trashed, and so were the leathers. But I was at the Kawi dealer a week later, and got my baby. But I sure was sore for a week.
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