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post #1 of 8 Old 09-06-2015, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Day Trip'n Video - Wife getting use to her 250 Rebel

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Whoo hoo! Go girl! There's nothing like it, right?

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Nice video.

For your wife's safety, and because you love her, she needs to take a basic rider course, as all new riders should.
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Nice video.

For your wife's safety, and because you love her, she needs to take a basic rider course, as all new riders should.
Thanks. She did take Level one M1 Start Smart $489 | Ontario Motorcycle Safety Association

You see some bad habits? I've already told her bout' feet down to early sometimes plus I make her wear the hi vis vest. She does not adhere to left & right track best practice depending on the road and conditions. We both move to right track a lot due to 4 wheelers texting. You can see their heads down and creeping over the centre line.

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I know what you're talking about with the folks on their phone. They are the most common cause of my riding "pucker factor" moments. I mounted a bumper sticker on the rear rack that says " Hang Up And Drive!" I doubt it will convert any of the inconsiderate buffoons that think they can use the phone and drive just fine, but I feel better having it there. If anyone reading this uses their phone while driving, please don't. You may save someone from serious injury or death by just not doing it. How does a TBI or death justify the need to talk?

Re bad habits. Yes, noticed a couple. Don't know if her instructors taught stopping in the "ready" position (left foot down, in first gear, right hand on the throttle, right foot on the brake, and checking the rear view mirror for cagers that aren't paying attention and will make her a bumper sandwich/ornament if she doesn't move!), but didn't notice her doing that. Duck walking is usually an indicator of poor training/technique. As her skills develop, there shouldn't be any of that, either stopping or taking off. A good rider knows when and where their bike will stop and go so there's no need to duck walk. Duckster had a good write up on it here: http://www.hondarebelforum.com/f37/h...ime-17044.html He wrote a number of helpful riding tips that are stickied there. He's a MSF instructor and is very knowledgeable. Hated to see him leave the forum.

Riding to the right as you are doing is another defensive riding technique. Doing so on highways with a wide shoulder gives you more options when that mass of steel drifts over the center line.

Was good to see her in a full face helmet, which provides more protection than other types. Was she wearing gloves and took them off at the gas station? The hands are usually the first thing that contact the ground in a fall, and road rash or worse on the hands is something to be avoided.

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Flite,


From the Provincial Government
Distracted driving has overtaken impaired driving as the leading cause for serious injuries


From Ontario Provincial Police
Ontario Provincial Police say distracted driving is the number one cause of death on roadways.
In a new report published by the OPP, 78 people died in distracted driving related collisions in
2013. That’s compared to 57 impaired driving deaths and 44 speed related deaths in the same year.

More often then not distracted means cell use. I'm in total agreement with your comments and like the bumper sticker idea. See it all the time. Demerits & fines just went up here too. The younger generation mostly but older drivers too. The cell phone & texting use in general is beyond me. Born a little too early for that vice. Don't get me wrong. I do like my cell and comes in handy.

I asked the boss bout' the course and the group had been instructed on ready to ride position. She tells me she does most of the time and 100 percent of the time when starting from a grade position?
I just posted my style on Ducks thread.
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Saw a bumper sticker -- Honk if you love Jesus Text if you want to meet him.
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Thanks. She did take Level one M1 Start Smart $489 | Ontario Motorcycle Safety Association

You see some bad habits? I've already told her bout' feet down to early sometimes plus I make her wear the hi vis vest. She does not adhere to left & right track best practice depending on the road and conditions. We both move to right track a lot due to 4 wheelers texting. You can see their heads down and creeping over the centre line.
I noticed the both feet down early thing too.... I worry about that because I saw an HD rider do this once and his right boot grabbed pavement while his leg was straight (low seat posture HD). With his straightened leg, it threw him left and down, and he couldn't stand so likely broke or cracked his lower leg. I don't take my right foot off when stopping ever, and the left foot off only when I'm almost stopped.... love her more with gentle reminders to keep her feet on the pegs until almost stopped, and saying "nice" when she does. It's easier to see and reward if you let her lead some days

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