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post #1 of 12 Old 10-21-2012, 02:51 AM Thread Starter
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Explaining counter-steering to a noob.






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post #2 of 12 Old 10-21-2012, 06:23 AM
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So, did you understand what she was trying to explain, or will you still require more lessons?? She's being very patient, with a difficult student..
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LOL Man, I challenge anybody to top that response. I don't think it can be done. Did you see that one coming, Lockjaw? Great picture, by the way!



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So, did you understand what she was trying to explain, or will you still require more lessons?? She's being very patient, with a difficult student..
Haha! Paper FTW!

By the way. I rode a bicycle for the first time in a while yesterday. The left lever is NOT a clutch.




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All I had was my netbook at the time.. If I had access to Photoshop, I would have put a bubble over her, with her yelling PUSH RIGHT, GO RIGHT!!! HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU?? ARE YOU STONED??
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You know, riding a bicycle has been interesting because at low speads the steering feels so weird. It's coming back, but...wow, muscle memory is a trip.




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You know, riding a bicycle has been interesting because at low speads the steering feels so weird. It's coming back, but...wow, muscle memory is a trip.
They also make you aware of muscles you never knew you had.



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You know, riding a bicycle has been interesting because at low speads the steering feels so weird. It's coming back, but...wow, muscle memory is a trip.
I do more bicycle trips (around-town errands) than I do motorcycle rides, so somehow I've maintained proficiency in both. I was wondering if I'd get "lever confusion", but surprisingly it hasn't happened yet. My hands even still seem to know that the left lever is the front brake, and right is rear. I wonder what would happen if I tried a scooter...?

What has happened, though, is that I hit frequently hit the phantom turn signal switch on the bicycle, and I look down to check my phantom mirrors.
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I do more bicycle trips (around-town errands) than I do motorcycle rides, so somehow I've maintained proficiency in both. I was wondering if I'd get "lever confusion", but surprisingly it hasn't happened yet. My hands even still seem to know that the left lever is the front brake, and right is rear. I wonder what would happen if I tried a scooter...?

What has happened, though, is that I hit frequently hit the phantom turn signal switch on the bicycle, and I look down to check my phantom mirrors.
While bicycles don't, the scooter completely short-circuits my brain every time I ride it around town. I'm always feeling for a brake lever under my right foot and still swing my leg over the seat even though there's no reason to.



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