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Lemme ask u guys something??? What would you consider an experienced rider??? Not trying to sound cocky or anything but I think im a safe rider and im comfortable with my ride.... So if a person has 5yrs or "Riding" experience but has only rode his ride for lets say 5k mi within that stretch of time does that make him good?? What about someone that has had their ride for less then 1 year but has racked up 2-3X as much as the 5yr vet??? Im Puzzled by this.... I know what the answer is but id like your guys input regarding this????
 

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This is a no brainer to me. The only way to get experience is actually riding. Just because you ride a few miles a year and sit on the couch the rest of year, defiantly does not make you a "experienced" rider.
 

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Word Bro... I Know What U Mean Maing!!!..... Tell That To My Inlaws!! lol She Pissed Me Off!!! lol
 

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That is difficult to convey....most of the time people ask.....how long
you been riding?? The answer is always in years......I been thinking
about this too, because a great friend of ours put up a thread about
what he has learned in 250,000 miles of riding. Id say miles is the
answer for sure......I have close to 30,000 since 10/07
 

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Yup, just because you got your license for 30 years ago drove 10km crashed and havn't touched it since. The only way to get experience is drive.

<Nerd_Answer>
Do you get experience (XP) in a game by just standing around? No, you have to do quests and stuff. Same thing here!
</Nerd_Answer ;D

I've put on 10000-15000km per year since '04 on various different bikes plus I've had a ton of track time and I only consider myself "seasoned" not "experienced"
 

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There is no other way to be an experienced rider than to ride. I owned and rode motorcycles from the time I was 8-9 until I sold my vmax in 1994. Then I had a 11 year gap before I started riding again in 2005. Even though most of the basics were there in my subconscious, it was a re-learning experience, and a bit daunting to put myself back out there with the cagers. Like most things in life the "experienced" people are the ones sitting around telling you how experienced they are.
 

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Thanks Guys!!! I Agree With All Of What Your Saying.... Like The Analogy About The Player Too.... Great Stuff!! And This Whole Thing Came Up Because I Was Going To Take My Wife With Me Like 1/2 Down The Street To Stop By The Store Cuz Se Needed Something And Was Finally Down To Ride With Me Because She Has Always Been Hesitant About Riding Back... But I Always Take My Lil 10Boy To School.... But Her Mom Was @ Our Place Visiting The New Baby And Heard My Wife Was Rollin With Me On My Ride N I Heard Her Mention Something In Spanish..... Which I Dont Speak A Lick Of lol But Im Getting The Hang Of Understanding It???...... Well She Said I Dont Have Experience Or Skill???? That ****in Pissed Me Off LoL..... Its Just Down The **** Street lol...... Thats Y I Was Soo Peeved About This Whole Thing..... Again Im No Expert & U Guys Have More Miles Under Ur Belt Then Me But Im Content With What I Got Under Mine.... I Ride Everyday Literally 100+mi

Thanks Guys!!!
 

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I wonder at what point she will consider you experienced and skilled? Are we supposed to carry some credentials with us to show our level of ridership? Hey Evel Knievel(RIP) was experienced and skilled and he was crashing his ride all the time ;)
 

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ironman1964 said:
I wonder at what point she will consider you experienced and skilled? Are we supposed to carry some credentials with us to show our level of ridership? Hey Evel Knievel(RIP) was experienced and skilled and he was crashing his ride all the time ;)
LMFAO!!! Thats Sooo Funny But True!!...... When I Go Out.... I Always Ask Women For Their Pussy Pass Too lol
 

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I've been riding since 1965....yeh I'm an old dude ride an 08 Raider now...rode a lot of different bikes over the years as for experience if I don't learn something new every day I would probably quit...there are no short rides, I always hear people say I wear a helmet when I'm on the road but don't when just riding around the neighborhood....what changed? Nothing because the little old lady around the corner will get you...........whether you're a newbie rider or been riding 40 yrs always be aware of your surroundings and always expect the unexpected........the one thing that has always bothered me when I have lost a brother or sister people always say "Hey they were doing what they loved".....if they were doing what they loved then they would be sitting here drinking a cold one with me

Ride safe...ride Smart
 

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There's alot more to an experience than just miles and time. It's how you deal with all the changing conditions, and knowing quickly how their going to affect you. Like tracks, at all different angles, rocks, gravel, animals, a nice smooth sweeper and then oh-crap there's a slick mossy runoff right as your coming out! If you don't have miles on your bike you wont see half of these once, and if you don't have time you wont know how to deal with it again, or better. The worst thing in my opinion is being too cocky when you on your ride, lets face it not only do you have to ride your bike but you have to pay attention to everyone else too! Driving within your feild of vison is probably the safest way to ride but how many of us do that ALL the time? If you think you do the next time your haulin down your favorite twisty road just think,,, If someone or something was blocking both lanes could I stop in time?
Don't get me wrong I still have fun on my bike, but I'm experienced enough to know what I'm risking while I'm doin it! I ride totaly different when I've got someone on the back, which means I probably could ride safer by myself? I've ridden long enough that I've been down a few times and if your thinkin well that meens that your a better rider than me, maybe you havn't enough time/miles under your belt to realize there are some obstacles that we just don't have the skill or time to negotiate!
 

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Straightjacket said:
There's alot more to an experience than just miles and time. It's how you deal with all the changing conditions, and knowing quickly how their going to affect you. Like tracks, at all different angles, rocks, gravel, animals, a nice smooth sweeper and then oh-crap there's a slick mossy runoff right as your coming out! If you don't have miles on your bike you wont see half of these once, and if you don't have time you wont know how to deal with it again, or better. The worst thing in my opinion is being too cocky when you on your ride, lets face it not only do you have to ride your bike but you have to pay attention to everyone else too! Driving within your feild of vison is probably the safest way to ride but how many of us do that ALL the time? If you think you do the next time your haulin down your favorite twisty road just think,,, If someone or something was blocking both lanes could I stop in time?
Don't get me wrong I still have fun on my bike, but I'm experienced enough to know what I'm risking while I'm doin it! I ride totaly different when I've got someone on the back, which means I probably could ride safer by myself? I've ridden long enough that I've been down a few times and if your thinkin well that meens that your a better rider than me, maybe you havn't enough time/miles under your belt to realize there are some obstacles that we just don't have the skill or time to negotiate!
Nahh I Agree With You On That.... Any Fall u Can Walk Away From Is A Good One.... Ive Downed My Stryker Already But I Wasnt Upset When It Happened??? I Was Actually Relieved It Was Over With And Know Im Not Going Through That Mistake Again lol..... Bikes Back Good As New Though, Unfortunately It Was When Their Were No Aftermarket Parts So Im Stuck With The OG Parts
 

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KCL-LABRAT said:
one thing all experienced riders can agree on is

LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES...
LOL Im Working On That lol.... I Wanna Keep The Original Pipes.... Looking For Different Baffels
 

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im personally waiting for v&h to get their S%#T together and make some black short shots or other nice black pipes for the bike..... it looks cool with the exhaust wrap but nothing beats a nice set of short black pipes, especially with that v&h tip they put on the black pipes.
 

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Nice!! Them pipes look pretty good... Companies who sell pipes should start putting up some HD "High Def" Audio Clips?? U think??
 

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Had some bullshit just happen on my way home... Asshole driver saw me clear as day but it was night lol n had the nerve to get into my lane.... I used my horn to stop him but he was still tryin to get in!! Dickhead!! So he gets a clearing n speeds up next to me and takes off like he's trying to say something to me?? I followed n finally reached a light n just let him have it lol.... Yelling and waiving my arms n he wouldn't look my way one bit... Scared as BIOCH!! Ima need to start carrying some ball bearings from now on lol j/k but my wife was cagin it by me n threw some **** at him
 
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