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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #10 on: 06 July, 2013, 10:03:52 PM
 :0461: totally agree with everyone here , enjoy the ride and within your limits.
My son has ben riding since he was 17 and he has constantly taken the p### in the past about this subject but I am old enough and wise enough not to try and compete .
He has done a lot more riding than me , and track days etc but he is now an AA motorcycle patrol rider and has recently passed his IAM test with zero faults , so maybe he the words of wisdom have worked !
Ride safe everyone and enjoy the great weather

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #11 on: 06 July, 2013, 11:33:36 PM
 :0461:  with everyone, I have been biking for 7 years and I know my limits and I have no interest in pushing it. I am very lucky to have westy as my mentor when it comes to biking, he is far more experienced biker than I but he always let's me rise to my ability. Taking the mick is only dun till someone dies!

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #12 on: 07 July, 2013, 11:20:42 AM
There are two conclusions to be drawn from this:

    Steve's a prat
    If Simon listens to him, he'll be a prat too. Quite possibly a dead prat.

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #13 on: 07 July, 2013, 12:16:59 PM

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #14 on: 07 July, 2013, 12:40:56 PM
*Originally Posted by TerryR [+]
There are two conclusions to be drawn from this:

    Steve's a prat
:0461:
    If Simon listens to him, he'll be a prat too. Quite possibly a dead prat.
:440:

 :084:

I Agree entirely with comment 1.  As for comment 2 Simon is new (ish) to biking so seeks advice - if given bad advice by an experienced biker which he accepts in good face - he may have some naivety but as to prat - I would prefer to give him the benefit of doubt.  But as to those who advise push it - they are stupid possibly even dangerous.

My advice would be get some miles in and build experience - as you get more comfortable then the chix strips get smaller but who cares - as long as you are enjoying yourself and riding safely within your limits you will will improve.  If you wish to learn how to crank it in then do some track days with training - ideally using some one else's bike.   It will translate into smoother riding with more confidence on the road.  However - if you are using all the tire on the road then you will be travelling at stupidly illegal speeds with no margin for error and it is eventually going to result in something unpleasant. 

Simon - if you can read this - ignore Steve and enjoy your biking at your pace and the limits you feel comfortable with - you will get faster and smoother - and as to chicken strips - I love mine with Reggae jerk Sauce.

Steve ( not from the Pub)  :031:

 

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #15 on: 08 July, 2013, 02:24:42 PM
Just want to say thank you for all of your comments.

I printed them off and gave them to Simon so he could see what you had all said.

Thanks in particular to MBK for the links - he is going to do what I think is the best thing for him and get some training - it could save his life.

I also showed Steve the comments too but just got sworn at.    :192:

The guy is a prat and I will be choosing my drinking partners more carefully in the future.
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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #16 on: 09 July, 2013, 01:45:14 PM
*Originally Posted by Sixties Lad [+]
For goodness sake don't get a complex about chicken strips......who cares. Blokes always try to compare the size of something

It might not be that big...but you wouldn't want it on your forehead as a wart!!!

I could well be Simon...passed 2 years ago and moved up to a biffer in May from an old Deauville, the bikes are far more accomplished than I will ever be and I ride to a point that I am comfortable with, I know that in the wet I am too cautious but I have had the front wheel slide on a couple of occasions and its not a feeling I particularly enjoyed, I have recently started to ride with a few friends and I haven't felt the need to keep up nor have I been pressured into keeping up...but surprisingly I haven't been that far behind :001: With a 16mth old daughter to think about I would rather be slow then dead

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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #17 on: 09 July, 2013, 03:17:06 PM
*Originally Posted by 1madboiler [+]
It might not be that big...but you wouldn't want it on your forehead as a wart!!!

I could well be Simon...passed 2 years ago and moved up to a biffer in May from an old Deauville, the bikes are far more accomplished than I will ever be and I ride to a point that I am comfortable with, I know that in the wet I am too cautious but I have had the front wheel slide on a couple of occasions and its not a feeling I particularly enjoyed, I have recently started to ride with a few friends and I haven't felt the need to keep up nor have I been pressured into keeping up...but surprisingly I haven't been that far behind :001: With a 16mth old daughter to think about I would rather be slow then dead

Spot on!
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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #18 on: 10 July, 2013, 12:03:51 PM
*Originally Posted by 1madboiler [+]
....I know that in the wet I am too cautious....

1mb, not sure there is such a thing as "too cautious". Keep doing what you're doing and avoid becoming another statistic.
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Re: Chicken Strips
Reply #19 on: 10 July, 2013, 05:33:14 PM
*Originally Posted by 1madboiler [+]
....I ride to a point that I am comfortable with...

Yeh, no point in anything else and 'we' are all (except for blood bikers, emergency services, etc.) riding mainly for our own benefit not others.

I was on the M3 motorway at the weekend and got overtaken by a guy on a bigger bike who was 'filtering' at a much greater speed than I'm happy doing. As it happened I kept up because when the traffic came to a standstill the gaps between vehicles narrowed and with his panniers he was just too wide!
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