Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
Re: Dropped her today
Here is a different twist on the "dropped bike" event.
I think that people who ride LT's really have to have tremendous skill in mastering the bikes weight, handling, power, systems and dynamics. Yes, most of us have ridden or owned RT's, or GT's and other lighter models, but the LT really requires a seperate set of skills. It requires confidence in riding, balance, nimble throttle control and astute breaking. Many times when I am on the LT and have to make a tight turn or angled breaking and such, when I complete the manuver I am proud of myself and it inspires confidence. I am not talking about "pride goes before a fall," I am talking about each manuver as a building block increasing our training, skills and experience.
No one likes it when their bike goes over. It sounds like it happens to the best of us riders. Besides the pride issue and potential damage, it does teach us our about the bikes and our limitations and hopefully a better way to deal with the manuver next time.
Just some thoughts.