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Offline Ronan

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« on: April 02, 2009, 05:44:00 pm »
So I thought it was so funny when my buddy dropped his brand new connie, last year, while trying to make a tight slow turn.    Well I am here to tell you karma is a bitch.  I was walking now 12 day old C14 into a parking spot in his driveway, when I lost my footing, and yes, over we went.  So anyone who is reading this and laughing at me, I am here to warn you, your next!!!!!!  

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 05:54:00 pm »
HEHEHEHE!  Yup, Karma is a bitch.  

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 06:59:00 pm »
Ronan I just met you in the introduction section and you are already throwing your bike on the ground!!!  What's up with that?  Dang things are heavy.  I only walk mine while seated and on high alert for footing.  Better luck...forever    ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 09:04:00 pm »
I know it man...  Often been told if I had 2 brains I would be twice as stupid !!!!  Anyway want one of those CDA stickers my buddie has so I figured what the hell!  

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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 11:29:00 pm »
Sorry about your drop, Ronan. I'd be interested to hear from anyone whether the C-14 or the C-10 is more top-heavy at slow speed.  As you can see, I've got my CDA# too.  I hope I don't re-qualify for another one for quite awhile!  
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009, 10:55:00 am »
Often been told if I had 2 brains I would be twice as stupid !!!!    Great line! I may haveta borrow it.  ;)    01 Conc, Mijami Floriduh  OTP 06: http://tinyurl.com/2vk9o2 route map: http://tinyurl.com/4p7pmd    
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 12:36:00 pm »
Honestly I do not know about the comparison between the two bikes.  The C14 does with out a doubt feel heavy at low speeds to me, and I am 6'3" 210 lbs.  However it is also wayyyy too happy at higher speeds, most stable bike in fact I have ever ridden above 30 mph.  The only thing I have learned and maybe everyone else on here could help out, but I have seen a lot of comments in different forums that PR2 tires completely change the way the bike feels at low speeds.  

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 06:04:00 pm »
Ronan, CDA0294  I hear the C14 is less top heavy than the C10 because of the gas tank is lower.  Either way, still two heavy bikes.  The ERC course I took gave me much more low speed parking lot confidence.  Highly recommended.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009, 01:43:00 pm »
Mr. Gravity - 294  COGgers - 0    Leaves are very slippery and sneaky as well, especially wet leaves. I've come close to going down on leaves several times. Gravel is kinda slick too, but not very sneaky. I can see it coming. Sand and oil are really bad.     The worst is when I'm walking it out of the garage after working on it, because the smooth concrete of the garage floor amplifies any spilled oil that I've attempted to wipe up but left in a fine, nearly invisible layer.  
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2009, 08:55:00 am »
All of you CDA's don't hold a candle to a rider that I'm going to tell you about. I brokered a deal   between two friend's....one wanting to sell and the other looking for a bike. It's an 01 Connie with a   history of the PO dropping it twice in various situations and one low speed get off. The new owner, a   mature female who I often ride with, continued the tradition. At speed, she's a good rider with no   issues. At low speed and tight turns, she scares the hell out of me.I've picked the bike up and off of   her 5 times. She always tries to save it to some degree, and like a good captain, always goes down with   the ship.She always wear's "all the gear/all the time", so suffers no big injuries...save for some   black/blue nastie. Gotta be the toughest girl that I've ever been around, dust's herself off and get's   right back on. Rode home a couple of years ago after a low side 40 MPH crash, which left nothing for her   feet to rest on. The insurance company totaled out the bike, she took the money and had me rebuild it   back to ride shape.I think she's developed some strange connection or affiliation with the thing.Yeah,   I've suggested she get some instruction, but she's not only tough physically, but a little head strong   as well.I'm not sure how she'll handle this post. I'm likely to be told I'm still #1, if you know what I   mean.  

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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2009, 09:22:00 am »
Tip over bars from Murph makes it easyer to pick up and saves on parts.    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato (the bike ofcourse)  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2009, 10:02:00 am »
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All of you CDA's don't hold a candle to a rider that I'm going to tell you about. I brokered a deal   between two friend's....one wanting to sell and the other looking for a bike. It's an 01 Connie with a   history of the PO dropping it twice in various situations and one low speed get off. The new owner, a   mature female who I often ride with, continued the tradition. At speed, she's a good rider with no   issues. At low speed and tight turns, she scares the hell out of me.I've picked the bike up and off of   her 5 times. She always tries to save it to some degree, and like a good captain, always goes down with   the ship.She always wear's "all the gear/all the time", so suffers no big injuries...save for some   black/blue nastie. Gotta be the toughest girl that I've ever been around, dust's herself off and get's   right back on. Rode home a couple of years ago after a low side 40 MPH crash, which left nothing for her   feet to rest on. The insurance company totaled out the bike, she took the money and had me rebuild it   back to ride shape.I think she's developed some strange connection or affiliation with the thing.Yeah,   I've suggested she get some instruction, but she's not only tough physically, but a little head strong   as well.I'm not sure how she'll handle this post. I'm likely to be told I'm still #1, if you know what I   mean.
   I won't go into my whole speech in praise of the MSF courses, but I will say it's a fun way to spend a couple of Saturdays. Everyone who goes, whether they've been riding for months, years or decades WILL learn something from the time. In the Hurt report, 92% of riders involved in the accidents were self-trained. Of those who had had a training course, they were not only less likely to be in a crash, they were less likely to be injured and when injured their injuries were less severe. The course is cheap, fun and full of people interested in riding. I really don't understand why someone enthusiastic about riding wouldn't take it.  
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2009, 10:46:00 am »
she's a good rider with no issues.    A female with no issues?   WOW!    
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2009, 12:57:00 pm »
I agree with Brett.  The Experienced Riders Course that I took in 2007 helped me tremendously with parking lot speed confidence.  Highly recommended.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120 (2.0)  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  
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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2009, 08:10:00 pm »
Again, getting some training was suggested. Lead them   to water, but can't make them drink.Riding a motor 5   days a week for eight hours a day.....seen it all, but   never anyone tougher.  

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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2009, 09:45:00 pm »
 
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  I really don't understand why someone enthusiastic about riding wouldn't take it.  
     I've found it is usually a bit of ego and healthy dose of "they can't teach me anything I don't already know" attitude.      I've never had someone who successfully completed a BRC or ERC leave without acknowledging they felt they improved a skill or learned something new.   --  Steve Smith, COG #3184  COG Northeast Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)     If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2009, 07:59:00 am »
Don't feel bad Ronan. My C14 went over three hours and .2 miles old. I have you beat. :p    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak