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    You're not an experienced rider like me!

    I love these statements of "Your not an experienced rider until you've been riding as long as I have".

    Met a guy the other day also into his bike apparently, been riding for 20 years or so. I was with my mate at the time who has only been riding just over 2 years, but you wouldn't think it the way he handles his bike off road, clocking 20,000k in his 1st year.

    But the fella in his early 50s from the UK was muttering how experienced he was and you'll never be an advanced rider until you've been riding for as long as him, but in the same breath only manages less than 1000miles per year on his bike!

    It's funny how many bikers think experience includes holding a license and having a motorcycle stored away 99% of the year in the garage.

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    Here in Bali the roads are very narrow so renting a scooter is perfect for getting around.

    At times some wanker will rent a large fuk off Harley and putter around making lots of noise and going no where.

    Massive bike and a tiny cock.

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    People that go round boasting about how good they are, well are just tempting fate.

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    My dad has been driving for over 50 years and one million+ miles, and he's been crap at it since day one- the only thing that makes you a good driver/rider is practicing your skills, and (especially for older guys) staying current- cruising along for years without ever doing even a braking drill does very little for you, and having your skill-set and knowledge based on when you learned to ride 20 years ago doesn't impress me.
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
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    agree its called practice make perfect
    you need all of these riding skills on thai roads


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    i got my first bike at age 6 and graduated to a xl70 Honda at 8 years old. been riding for over forty years, have done numerous track days Australia wide , raced in the ST. GEORGE race series in Australia and i still ride like shit !
    i have 5 bikes in Thailand and cannot keep up with young somchai through peak hour traffic in ubon.

    some people have it , and some don't !

    if i could post pictures i would , but again i computer like shit as well

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    Glad to say never ridden one, horrible contraptions.

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    Some people have had twenty years experience

    and some people have had one years experience twenty times.

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    OK here go last week I'm riding home from work on my bike its a 600cc, I cross over a rail crossing and there making the road wider, from single to double carrage way.
    So IM behind a pickup who's behind a truck driving on the tared part of the road &on the left of us is gravel a no go area with a bike.
    Any way Somchai goes racing by down the left hand side looking at me as he go pass.
    About 5 second latter the truck brakes in front just a little,I only back of the trottle a bit.
    We keep moving we go pass a blue wave laying down on the left side off the road &about 2metres latter these Somchai face down on the gravel &not moving.

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    Experience in anything is cumulative. So twenty years is different from 1 year 20 times.
    Living in the same place and riding the same bike on the same roads for 20 years is not the same as riding a variety of bikes in different countries etc.

    Also the 2 year guy who rides off road may not be so good in say BKK traffic.

    Experience is relative.

    My bike is in the corner of the workshop and has been there since about February
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    Compared with Thais, I'm Barry Sheene.

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    True enough, my mate contributed experience to the recent Dianeses school at bira, its amazing to me there are so many bikes but so little real tuition on how to learn to ride PROPERLY

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    There's clearly some skill with the rider in this video, but the insanity and risk taking far outweighs any benefit of that. It never fails to unnerve me even after having watched it several times. There's a few other Black Devil videos on YouTube that I have not checked out yet.



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    Bikes are great for scaring the living shit out of yourself. I still remember my first big bike when I hit a turn median going a bit too fast and didn't make the turn. Best thing that ever happened to me as it slowed me down for life.

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    I was an experienced biker 20 years ago but not any more.
    The modern power bikes are way above my level when it comes to speed and handling limits.
    They scare the living daylights outta me....just looking at the specs.

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