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Offline Greg Habel

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How often do you practice emergency stops?
« on: October 08, 2008, 03:17:00 pm »
Not being able to stop in the minimum distance possible is a significant contributor to motorcycle accidents.  How often do you practice emergency stops?
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 04:33:00 pm »
I will just be riding down the road and think to myself, SELF you need to practice an emergency stop.  The next time I feel safe and nobody behind I just think NOW and from what ever riding positions I am in I see how fast I can stop.  I try to avoid doing it just after putting new pads on but other then that I do it a few times a year.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 10:08:00 am »
Like a few others on the forum, I'm a MSF RiderCoach so I get to practice emergency maneuvers whenever I conduct a course (about twice/month). I also practice about once a month when just riding around. Seems like the more I practice, the less I have to use the skill.  
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 10:13:00 am »
I tend to practice emergency stops once a month or so. I'll also throw in some slow speed maneuvering and some swerving. The more I practice the more comfortable I become with them. Plus... it's fun. ;)  
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 12:59:00 am »
Not as much as I should. :blush:  

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008, 03:59:00 pm »
Regularly and often!  Serious too!  I do emergency stops building up the speed as I get better at it.  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2008, 08:59:00 pm »
Not really ever but with everyday commuting, the radar detector going off, and critters crossing the road keeps me a little honed, in fact the other night I got pinged with radar by a local LEO at the exact same moment an opossum decided to make for the other side I was on the binders pretty hard and hauled it down pretty darn quick.  ;)    I kinda thought officer friendly was going to have a fireside chat with me, but he musta realized I was late.   :)  
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2008, 11:30:00 pm »
I don't brake for opussums!  Skunks? well that's another thought!  :eg:  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 12:00:00 am »
I dunno, they are both a little squirrely under the tires.  2003 Concours  COG #6953  http://mysite.verizon.net/slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2008, 09:18:00 am »
Unfortunately living in the worlds biggest nursing home(florida) I get to "practice" much too often for my taste. It is a good idea though..  

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2008, 10:02:00 am »
 
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 I don't brake for opussums!    
   Me neither...  Just remember Steve's Rule...  if it's small enough to eat in one sitting, you can ride over it!!      --  Steve Smith, #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 #11 on: October 30, 2008, 10:57:00 am »
I have a problem with that rule.  Armadillo is small and tasty but forms a rather nasty speed bump.  Same might be true of turtle.  If you can eat it in one sitting and does not have an exoskeleton or armor plate then you can ride over it. :)    ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br  
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2008, 11:29:00 am »
You can make up your own rule...  When I encounter an armadillo, turtle, or other creature on a northeast roadway that causes an exception, I will modify my rule.   :)  --  Steve Smith, #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 #13 on: October 30, 2008, 06:55:00 pm »
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I don't brake for opussums!  Skunks? well that's another thought!
   I used to think that the bear was the king of the forests in North America until I had a skunk wander into my campsite one time. There's absolutely nothing you can do to the skunk. You can shout at a bear, even shoot him if you are armed but all such scenarios with a skunk in the picture make you the loser. So, IMHO, the true king of the forest is definitely the skunk. Not only do I not want to run over one, I don't want to ride on a road where one's been run over for at least 5 days.    
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2008, 04:35:00 pm »
Regarding emergency stops, they say you'll do what you've done most.   So...I got my classic "left turn in front of me, driver freaks out and stops across the lane" scenario a while back. What did I do?      :blush:      I realized I was on the horn long before and all the while that I (successfully) swerved around the rear bumper. Maybe I should practice my anger management as well as my braking?  
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