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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 24 Feb 2009.

  1. Tec_

    Tec_ New Member

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  2. aradreth

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    If you decide to go with a separate back protector I recommend you give Knox Aegis a try as it is very comfortable and I don't even notice it when I'm on the bike.
     
  3. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    Always sad to hear about bikers coming off without any obvious fault.

    I need some knee protectors for putting under my kevlar jeans, any recommendations? I've heard Knox do some good ones.
     
  4. aradreth

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    I've got a pair of long Cross Guard knee protectors (these are hard armour rather then the soft rubbery stuff I prefer but I've not see any good soft knee armour that can be worn under jeans) and Cross shorts for the rare occasions I go out in Kevlar jeans. Both give a good sense of protection and are really comfortable.
     
  5. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    Anybody going to the Brighton Burn Up this year? Ride from Ace Cafe, London to Brighton, 20,000 riders turned up last year.
     
  6. aradreth

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    I've ridden the route in my free time as I use to live in Brighton however lack of bike and time means I can't go.

    If anyone does go be warned there are a lot of police out on the road during the event so don't ride like an idiot.
     
  7. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes, but you can ride about with an L plate for how much?

    I was there last year, but it takes me week to get there and back (about a thousand miles each way) so not this year :D
    Should have written up for the european iron butt awards last year :D Sure left like a lump of iron afterwards.
     
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  8. EvilMerc

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    Video I just made :)



    (Yes, I mucked up the compression horribly)
     
  9. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Haha, at first I thought it was realtime. Was initially mortified at your filtering speeds :)

    That video really is a good showcase of bikes' ability to get through rush hour.

    edit - posted this in the Road thread too, but putting it here for wider exposure, because it is AWESOME.

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  10. Xir

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    That looks fantastic...how old is that, 30 years? Older?
    Wow!
     
  11. aradreth

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    Fair enough, although I'd not recommend riding on L plates after just 1 lesson you still make far to many mistakes (or at least I did...)
     
  12. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    *raises hand*

    I've been on L-plates for 4 and a half years. No accidents, only one near miss (within the first month of riding). I'm quite proud of my 4 years' NCB.

    The CBT doesn't teach you enough to use the road system properly if it's your first encounter with driving, though. I already knew the road system in depth from sitting shotgun in my parents' cars for so many years. Probably would've taken lessons and a test otherwise.
     
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    Makes me sad that its less then legal to do that here in the states.
     
  14. EvilMerc

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    I don't understand why, your roads are mahoosive compared to ours!
     
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    I'm 1 year into riding on CBT and only just realising still alot to learn but am getting comfortable with the traffic jams other day a major jam blocked loads roads on my way home, 1 hour car ride was a 20 min joy for me
     
  16. tranc3

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    Every idiot that can afford a motorcycle would be ramming in to on coming traffic. I think our average IQ of the motorcyclist here is lower, just my thoughts.
     
  17. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    And if not with the bikers, there would surely be problems with the drivers stateside. Assholes in SUV monsters changing lanes without looking, and all that.

    I know it's true because Family Guy told me so.

     
  18. EvilMerc

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    You people and your pictures of your bikes...

    I bring you mine in glorious high definition video!

     
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  19. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    Driving on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic. Well done.
     
  20. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    b_e's got a good part of it:
    Massive roads with massive vehicles, a very scary place to be, even on four wheels at times!

    The other thing that's gotten a lot of states, including my own, to decide on making lane splitting illegal is the difficulty in policing it. It's considered too difficult to create a concrete set of rules on just what's safe and acceptable and what isn't, and even more difficult to have officers on the road enforce it equally.
     

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