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Curves Conquered
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:54:31 am »
This past weekend Jorge and I were in Fruitland Park for a CMA State Rally.  I got there early Friday morning and was able to go on a long ride.  The leaders of the ride were three crotch rocket riders and the rest were cruisers.  The leader, John, did a great job of selecting the route.  These roads had very tight turns.  What was driving me nuts is that the sports bikes were way ahead and the cruisers were going 5 to 10 miles under the speed limit.  I was going nuts because I wanted to keep up the with leaders.  We had to make a stop because John got a flat tire.  Once it was fixed, I took off right behind them.  The roads we took were two lane roads and with many tight turns.  I was keeping up with them!  At the end of the ride, John and the other two riders told me I did a great job during the ride.  I was extremely happy with their compliment since they are racers also. 

My fear of curves at a faster speed has been lessened even more.  To add to the excitement, I popped another wheelie!

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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 01:07:28 am »
Cool.

Right in my backyard, about ten miles from our house

Yes, there are some decent roads around here iff'n you know where to look.

Any idea where ya went?
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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 01:11:18 am »
Way to go Irene!!
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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 03:36:14 am »
I'm about 4 miles west of Fruitland park, Lot's of twisty roads around here  :beerchug:
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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 08:27:52 am »
Cool.

Right in my backyard, about ten miles from our house

Yes, there are some decent roads around here iff'n you know where to look.

Any idea where ya went?

I didn't realize I was that close to you.  We had lunch at Southern Comfort.  I think that's the name.  A small little place with good food.  After that, we went to Russell Stover for ice cream.

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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2017, 09:08:25 am »
So satisfying when you enlarge your skill set. Even better is to put yourself in position to take advantage of the opportunity. And you had fu! Way cool!  :great:

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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 06:05:50 pm »
Hi Irene.
Congrats on your ride.

I understand your frustration of being stuck that was going slower than you wanted.
We all get in that predicament sometimes.
ie; Would like to go around, but courtesy prevents it.

I have a suggestion if/when it happens again.
Turn on your blinker.

The person in front of you will then understand you want to go on {and will probably flag you by}.

With all that sed; Don't override your skills..
                              Your still learning.
                                 Increase your skills slowly.

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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 03:12:01 am »
YOU GO GIRL!!!    :great: :great: :great:
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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 10:02:27 am »

I have a suggestion if/when it happens again.
Turn on your blinker.

The person in front of you will then understand you want to go on {and will probably flag you by}.

With all that sed; Don't override your skills..
                              Your still learning.
                                 Increase your skills slowly.

{Always} Ride safe, Ted

Ted, that's a great suggestion.  I doubt the people in front of me would even know that's what I wanted to do.  Seeing the way they rode made me nervous.  Several of them weren't even riding in a staggered formation.  Two in front of me were next to each other several times.  When we were making a turn, the biker to the right of the lane actually pushed the biker to the left of the lane past the double yellow lines.  I was riding to the left of the lane and the guy to the right behind me kept coming next to me.

You're right about increasing my skills slowly.  You're the best Ted. 

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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 10:05:00 am »
YOU GO GIRL!!!    :great: :great: :great:

Thank you.  I'm pretty happy with myself.

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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 03:05:22 pm »
If they were doing as you say, all the more reason to pass and move away from them}.
But blink and pass. Don't let them try to get racy {bukuz a girl is passing them}
Slow, if they get stupid.
Later, when you stop, explain you need to move on, and ride near your Hubby.

Remember that your in COG, and the people you were riding with probably weren't.
Riding staggered, etc is something we've learned to do while riding with other members.
Others {particularly Cruisers} ride in a different manner.
Neither is completely right or wrong... It's the differences in how folks ride.
I'm not saying that COG does everything right.
I suspect; The cruiser guys you were with; were probably complaining that the COGgers were going too fast.

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 04:02:11 pm »
This is exactly why I avoid riding in groups I'm not familiar with. It's the unknown behavior that can become hazardous. What happens when the rider on the left pushes the one on the right over the double line and .....oh s*** there's a car?
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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 08:13:45 am »
If they were doing as you say, all the more reason to pass and move away from them}.
But blink and pass. Don't let them try to get racy {bukuz a girl is passing them}
Slow, if they get stupid.
Later, when you stop, explain you need to move on, and ride near your Hubby.

Remember that your in COG, and the people you were riding with probably weren't.
Riding staggered, etc is something we've learned to do while riding with other members.
Others {particularly Cruisers} ride in a different manner.
Neither is completely right or wrong... It's the differences in how folks ride.
I'm not saying that COG does everything right.
I suspect; The cruiser guys you were with; were probably complaining that the COGgers were going too fast.

Ride safe, Ted

None of the people I was riding with are part of COG.   Jorge was at work when I was riding.  There was no good or safe opportunity for me to even try to pass them.  That's why I was so glad we had to pull over for John to fix his tire because that's when I moved up front to get behind everyone else.  After that, I was finally able to enjoy the ride.

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Re: Curves Conquered
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2017, 07:24:51 pm »
This is exactly why I avoid riding in groups I'm not familiar with. It's the unknown behavior that can become hazardous. What happens when the rider on the left pushes the one on the right over the double line and .....oh s*** there's a car?

+1.  I never ride in groups.  Perhaps one trusted friend but no more.

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