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Wisdom McNuggets - Rider Aphorisms

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by Bravus, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. To be in control of the bike, you must first be in control of yourself.

  2. Well that's me fucked, then.
  3. Before I knew anything of riding, my father once taught me: "Ride like your controls are made of glass, and ride like everyone is out to get you"
  4. Never let a motorcycle take you anywhere your brain didn't get to five seconds earlier.
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  5. Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.
  6. "Watch this....!"

    Usually followed by a loud noise and swearing.
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  7. You must ride a slow bike, I need at least 10 seconds or a long way in front of me, Hahahahahahahaha
  8. There are no bad days for a ride, but some are better than others.
  9. Acceleration = exhiliration.
  10. One I learned in skydiving that definitely applies here:

    If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough.
  11. Ride it like you stole it?
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  12. Earth sky,
    earth sky,
  13. Faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

    Hunter S Thompson

    Edit: not a nugget of wisdom, but I'll leave it anyhow.
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  14. Tom: Aren't you scared you'll kill yourself if you crash?
    Burt Munro: No... You live more in five minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in a lifetime.

    From The World's Fastest Indian
  15. Ever thought it might not be the bike being too quick?

  16. A similar one- Blue green, blue green, blue green, black.
  17. Do it again... Just coz you can :D
  18. never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly
  19. If in doubt, add throttle
  20. There is a moment in every accident where you know you've farked up, but before you hit the ground. It's about 6 months long.