Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Rules for Beginning Bikers

Some of you know that Shawn has gotten his Motorcycle license and has rented a bike to go out riding with J. Here are some of the things he has learned:

1) Think of your mirrors as a beautiful, naked (wo)man - look at them often.

2) For your first bike, buy or rent a smaller one than people recommend. It allows you to get used to what a bike does without overpowering you.

3) When riding, assume you're invisible

4) When riding, assume *everyone* around you is a complete moron and are out to kill you.

5) After turning, turn off your signals before your next shift. It's a good habit to get into to spare you the embarrasment of driving half a mile with them blinking away at the guy behind you.

6) Drive slowly!

7) An open faced helmet allows the "wind in your face" - it also allows bugs to hit you in the teeth at 40mph.

8) rocks, even small ones, hurt like hell - wear protective clothing *always*.

9) Try to ride with a buddy whenever possible. It's more fun and safer.

10) Judy M adds, "Find your nearest Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider training course (info at www.msf-usa.org). Helps you learn a lot about you and your new bike under controlled conditions--avoiding a lot of painful experience..."

Got anything to add?


Blogger Maug said...

Make sure to update your will before engaging in motorcycle riding. Oh, are you an organ donor?

9:04 PM  
Blogger Trash Talk said...

"Make sure to update your will before engaging in motorcycle riding."

don't have a will. Don't have anything important enough to worry about. When I die, you are more than welcome to come get my stuff. :)

"Oh, are you an organ donor?"

Hell no! I might need those bits later!

10:13 PM  

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