This guy is very informative and yes if the safety course is a no-no then def spend a lot of time in the parking lot and take extra time before you put yourself on a busy road with a lot of traffic or one with a higher speed limit.That's the plan. Going to work on those rights turns from a stop.
I've been checking out the youtube videos on it. What do you think of this one?
Hey, congratulations! God willing, many more to come!Tuned over my first 1,000 miles on the bike today. Now I can call myself a seasoned veteran. Right?
I've had my interceptor up to 75 a few times. But at that speed I'm terrified. The worst thing about is is the wind. At 75 mph you have sustained hurricane force winds in your face.I get nervous, just getting up to 45mph. Had it at 55, one day, just to keep traffic at bay. Baby steps, right?
I wear a full face helmet but I took the visor off. It gets too stuffy with all this Gulf Coast heat and humidity. I wear glasses, so that's enough eye protection. And I agree the wind blast is part of what motorcycling is all about.Full face (flip front) helmet so my face is well out of the blast, but your chest is certainly a parachute - then again the wind blast is a big part of the fun.
Naked bike & open face helmet to me says enjoy the cruise, really enjoy the raid acceleration, your not really set up to be a missile.
Haha yeah, just about every ride on a bike is like that - a rollercoaster ride between feeling insignificant and feeling like you're king of the world! What a rush.It's a bit unnerving when one of those big 18 wheelers pulls up along side you. I feel like a flea next to an elephant.
I'm up to 1358 miles now. Took another short ride on the interstate. About 5 miles worth. That's going to take some getting used to. I stayed in the slow lane and held it at 70 on the speedometer which is probably more like a true 65. It's a bit unnerving when one of those big 18 wheelers pulls up along side you. I feel like a flea next to an elephant.
I the book of Genesis when it rained for 40 days and 40 nights Noah called it an apocalypse.I now have 1,414 miles on the bike. I did 5 miles today. I had planned on a longer ride but by the time I got 2 miles from home it started to rain like a cow pissing on a flat rock. The forecast had said "scattered showers". This one scattered right on top of me. By the time I found a place to turn around I was totally soaked. And on the way back I got stuck at three lights. One was pretty short. It did that annoying thing of waiting until I had to shift down to first and then it turned green. But the other two caught me right at the beginning of the cycle which seemed to take forever as I sat there with sheets of rain pouring down on me waiting for the light to turn green. By the time I got home it was down to a light drizzle but I was dripping wet. This is I think the third time I've gotten caught in heavy rain. I guess that's par for the course here in Mobile which is the wettest city in the lower 48 with an average of 70 inches of rain per year.
Seattle has more rainy days than here, but your rain is mostly light drizzle. When it rains here in Mobile it pours. So we end up with a lot more total volume per year.I the book of Genesis when it rained for 40 days and 40 nights Noah called it an apocalypse.
In Seattle we call it January.