The First 20 Rules of Riding
The two most useless things to a rider are the braking distance behind you, and nine-tenth of a second ago.
Remember… gravity, centrifugal force, and inertia are not just good ideas, they are laws and are not subject to appeal.
The Art of Good Observation…. Keep looking around. There’s always something you’ve missed.
Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes from bad judgment.
Riding faster than everyone else only guarantees you’ll ride alone.
If all you can see in your mirrors is sparks and all you can hear is screaming from your passenger, things may not be as they should be.
You start with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.
Routine maintenance should never be neglected.
Always try to keep the number of times you put your side-stand down equal to the number of times you put the side-stand up.
If the bike isn’t braking properly, you don’t start by rebuilding the engine.
Work to ride–Ride to work.
Being “cool” and keeping “one’s cool” usually have conflicting views.
When in doubt slow down. No one has ever hit something too slow.
The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.
Never let a motorcycle take you somewhere your brain didn’t get to three seconds earlier.
It’s always better to be on the sidelines wishing you were on the track, than on the track wishing you were on the sidelines.
If you push the bars left, the bike goes left. If you push the bars right, the bike goes right. That is, unless you continue pushing the bars all the way, then the bike will go down.
Riding isn’t a dangerous sport! Being a dangerous sport is!
. A “good” ride is one from which you can walk away. A “great” ride is one after which you can also use the bike again.
Learn from the mistakes of others. There is no way you can live long enough to make all of them yourself!