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    GLAD U Drop By...

    Take a Few Minutes to Read
    'Cos U really have less than 2 Sec
    To React to a Situation on the Road...

    But the KEY is not to Get Into The Situation...


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    Tip of the Day #1

    Most motorcycles accidents involve a short trip associated
    with shopping, work, friends or entertainment.
    50% of Crashes happen within the first six minutes.
    So be extra careful when starting off.
    The Factors are Attention & Concentration.
    Transition from House to Bike, Office to Bike is High risk.
    How focuses are u on the traffic hazards or is your mind somewhere else?

    Every time U swing your leg over the Bike.
    Take time to direct your Mind to the Task.
    To focus on the road & traffic ahead.
    Wipe things of your mind & tune in to the bike & ride.

    A Transition is Needed… Take a little time to concentrate on what lies ahead!


    Hi All,

    Above is a Statistic.
    But U need not be One.

    Although the figures were compiled in another country...
    I feel It is also relevant here in Spore.

    Please contribute your views & experience.
    As conditions here at Home are different.
    And whatever U contribute will beneficial to ALL.

    Thank You for Tuning In...


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    STREET SMART
    CONTENTS For your "Quick Reference"

    1. 50% of Crashes happen within the 1st 6 min (Pg 1)
    2. The Art of Soft Lane Change
    3. Intersections - Most Frequent Place for an Accident
    4. Less Traffic = Fewer Hazard (choose your route)
    5. See & Be Seen (Be obvious)
    6. Vision: Whose is more important. Yours or others (Pg 2)
    7. It's All about Speed
    8. Risk in City Street Vs Expressways
    9. Good Time... Bad Time (different time in the day/nite)
    10. 2 Min Check (Pre-Ride)

    11. How long it takes to get use to riding a new bike
    12. Recognizing & Respond to Hazards
    13. Wet Weather Riding
    14. Emergency! Chain Snap! (pg 3)
    14a. Blind Spots
    15. Something Heavy on your Mind...
    16. 2 Most Dangerous Risk to the Biker
    17. The Attitude to Learning
    18. Swerving
    19. 3 Deadly Junction in the West
    20. Change your Gears before entering a Corner

    21. 4 Things that seperate You from the Ground
    22. Bikers Wt vs Bike Wt.
    23. Tires indicates the Drivers Intentions (Pg 4)
    24. Taxis... $#%%!
    25. Taking a Left/Right Bend
    26. Tunnel Vision
    27. Crash & Injuries Pattern (Pg 5)
    28. Best Protection is Distance
    29. Filtering Between Lane
    30. Entering Expressways

    31.The U-Turn
    32. Shadow Watching (Pg 6)
    33. When Sun Gets In Your Eyes/Sand
    34. Take a Break
    34a. Wear Protection
    35. High WInds (Pg 7)
    36. Overload
    37. Overtaking Commercial Vehicles
    38. Under the Bridge
    39. Being Noisy Could be a Good Thing
    40. Beyong Your Envelope

    41.Life Saver (Pg 8)
    42. Bikes on Tour
    43. Overtaking a String of Vehicles
    44. Offside Overtaking
    45. Wet Days
    46. Big WHEELs small wheels (Pg 9)
    47. Which Bike Should I Steal?
    47a. Riding Skill... Physical/Mental
    49. Slippery When Wet
    50. Be Cool!

    51.Stop & U Drop
    52. Keep to the side when turning
    52a. Look out for that Cow!
    53. Height has It's Advantages
    54. F.A.S.T. (Pg 10)
    55. Target Fixation
    55a. Space
    56. When u see a slow car... (Pg 4)
    56a. Entry Speed (pg17)
    56b. Tyres
    57. Stoney Island
    57a. 1000th Hit Post "Don't Rush"
    58. Regulating your speed (Pg 58)
    59. Don't want to Hit Anything when I fall
    60. Hydro Planning

    61. Decreasing Radius Turns
    62. The Wobble
    63. Engine Seizure (Pg 12)
    64. Skids
    65. ABS Brakes
    68. Thunderstorms
    69. Speed Vs Gear
    70. Signal Your Intentions

    71. Flashing Your HeadLights
    72. Junctions
    73. Taxis
    74. Hand Signals
    75. Courtesy (Pg 13)
    76. Responding to other signals
    77. Learning from our mistakes
    78. Attitudes Towards Speed
    79. Attitudes Towards Other Road User
    80. Attitudes Towards Risk Taking

    81. Heavy Vehicle on the overtake...
    81a. Looking but not seeing
    82. Red Mist (Pg 82)
    83. Traffic Jams
    84. Riding In A Group
    85. Ride Within Your Comfort Zone
    86. Overtaking is a Decision u can Reconsider at anytime.
    87. Don't follow blindly
    88. You Alone can Access the situation
    89. When your vision begin to blur.
    90. 12 midnight to 8am

    91. Do Something to Keep Awake
    92. May Not Be A Good Idea to squeeze between 2 vehicles
    93. One of the safest position is between two vehicle.
    94. Be Selective Who U are with.
    95. Debris from Trucks...
    96. Drop Gears Before Entering Corners for more control (Pg 15)
    97. Exit & Entrances
    98. It Need Not Involve U
    99. A Wet Tale
    100. Think Buffet

    101. It sometime not good to share.
    102. When the surface is getting Wet
    103. Looking Here - Looking There
    104. Punctures & Blowouts
    105. Altering Your Riding Behaviour
    106. Cute Animals
    106a. Hantu Lorries
    107. Clear & Present Danger (Pg 16)
    108. Reading the Roads
    109. Reaction Time
    110. One Eye Joe

    111. Snap Out!
    112. 2 Sec Rule
    113. Pick Up Zones
    114. Back Alleys
    115. Deadly Cracks
    116. The Ramp
    117. The Junction (Pg 17)
    118. A Sign call Danger
    119. Taking Position –
    119a. Snooze & U sleep on the street
    120. Famous Last Words - I didn't see him leh!
    120a. Speed

    121. Body Language
    122. Below The Waist
    123. Lane Selection (Pg 18)
    124. Dropping Gears – Rags in wet days
    125. Tire pressure
    126. Anticipate & Avoid
    127. Dress for the fall
    128. Dressing Up
    129. Survival Instinct
    130. Know the Statistic but do not be one.

    131. Vital Statistic
    132. Who is most likely to be involve in an accident
    133. Where are accidents most likely to happen
    133a. Do we learn from our Mistakes
    134. Our Own Count
    135. Riding 2 Up
    136. Precious cargo
    137. What Makes A Good Rider
    138. No Lines – Don’t Squeeze (Pg 19)
    139. Buying A Bike
    140. What Bike do u have in mind.

    141. New or Old
    142. Used Bikes
    143. Popular or Individual machines (Pg 20)
    144. Scooter or Motorcycle
    145. Which Brand
    146. Italian Bike
    147. Getting a Used Bike
    148. Strength & Limitations
    149. Roads are not racing tracks
    150. Time to bring our the Mask

    151. Lapse & bite the dust
    152. Right turning vehicle kills the most bikers
    153. Wear Protection (Pg 21)
    154. Case Study #1
    155. Case Study #2
    156. Don’t Just ride.. think!
    157. It’s about walking (Pg 22)
    158. The Most Dangerous Time is when the drinking ends (Pg 23)
    159. If u drink – don’t ride
    160. Do U look at your mirrors when u stop (Pg 24)

    161. Wet Days (Pg 25)
    162. Vigilance is crucial to minimising error
    163. Disturbing story with a taxi driver (Pg 26)
    164. Avoiding Vehicle turning into your path
    165. A little distance in wet days (Pg 27)
    166. Push yourself to the limit & you’ll crash
    167. Slippery when Wet
    168. Falling asleep on the ride (Pg 28)
    169. 360 Vision (Pg 29)
    170. When the going gets tough – The tough goes shopping (Pg 31)
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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 9 2005, 03:15 PM
    Street Smart

    Tip of the Day #1

    Most motorcycles accidents involve a short trip associated with shopping, work, friends or entertainment. 50% of Crashes happen within the first six minutes.
    So be extra careful when starting off.
    The Factors are Attention & Concentration.
    Transition from House to Bike, Office to Bike is High risk.
    How focuses are u on the traffic hazards or is your mind somewhere else?

    Every time U swing your leg over the Bike.
    Take time to direct your Mind to the Task.
    To focus on the road & traffic ahead.
    Wipe things of your mind & tune in to the bike & ride.

    A Transition is Needed… Take a little time to concentrate on what lies ahead!


    GOOD WORDS FOR BEARING IN MIND

    thank u for sharing

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    Was At The Fox Biker's Clothing shop the other day(Jalan Besar)
    The Sale Guy was just commenting that he sees
    a lot of Bikes crashing
    just after coming out of the Lane
    next to Regina.

    ... Guess they were still thinking of that nice helmet, jacket...
    and not so focus on the busy road traffic.


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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 9 2005, 03:34 PM
    Was At The Fox Biker's Clothing shop the other day(Jalan Besar)

    The Sale Guy was just commenting that he sees

    a lot of Bikes crashing just after coming out of the Lane

    next to Regina.

    ... Guess they were still thinking of that nice helmet, jacket...

    and not so focus on the busy road traffic.
    my my...
    took the words right out of my mind....

    Instead of focusing on which FF helmet or safety gear to buy next, try focusing on the road in front of you instead.
    Trust me, it helps a lot.....

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    but at the same time, pls try not to forget the importance of gears.
    u reap what u sow.

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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 9 2005, 03:15 PM
    Street Smart

    Tip of the Day #1

    Most motorcycles accidents involve a short trip associated
    with shopping, work, friends or entertainment.
    50% of Crashes happen within the first six minutes.
    So be extra careful when starting off.
    The Factors are Attention & Concentration.
    Transition from House to Bike, Office to Bike is High risk.
    How focuses are u on the traffic hazards or is your mind somewhere else?

    Every time U swing your leg over the Bike.
    Take time to direct your Mind to the Task.
    To focus on the road & traffic ahead.
    Wipe things of your mind & tune in to the bike & ride.

    A Transition is Needed… Take a little time to concentrate on what lies ahead!
    quite true.... Im one of them
    happen twice!


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    Most Unfortunate...

    Our Last Port Dickson Outing...

    One Of our Riding Buddy Had Slide Over A Patch Of Sand...
    The Injury over the Arms, Broken Mirror & Damage Fairings.

    Just after Lunch Break @ Ayer Keroh R & R.
    Quite a Few skidded but manage to stay Up.

    But it was more due to the Big Unseen Patch of Sand @ the Round About...
    Sand was deposited there by rain water flowing down from the slope beside the road...
    So Look Far & Wide... Especially in a Turn...
    Avoid or Slow Down... Better Both...


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    I actually had put together a concept for safer motorcycle riding.

    It is based on a system used by the UK TP called Hazard Oriented Riding, combined with the more well-known Motorcycle Roadcraft. Then I factor in my own riding experience to adjust for Singapore style riding.

    I had my fair share of close shave when I started out riding. It scared the living daylights out of me. Then I went to research over the years and developed the above concept. Since then, I had been riding for over 8 yrs using my concept and *touch wood* not had any accidents. I have both class2 and 3.

    I meant the formula to safe guard my own safety. I thought that I am the only one so unfortunate and other people don't have my problems. So I never shared my knowledge with anyone. Until about 2 years ago, a close friend of mine saw me riding bike and appears very safe, then went to learn class2B.

    After he passed, I told him to ride around for a month to get a feel of real road traffic, then I will teach him my concept. Within 2 weeks, he had an accident with a lorry. He is no young reckless hero. He is 33, got a wife, a kid and rides a phantom. Thankfully, he was not seriously injured.

    I felt responsible for his safety because he partly got into riding because of me. So I quickly gave him a crash course of my concept. I am pleased that after almost a year, he is safe and he appears rather comfortable riding. So it appears my concept works not only for me, but to other rider as well.

    It is all concept, so it is up to the rider to apply. Hence it is not magic that guarantees 100% safety. It is also not a technique on advanced riding, track riding or wheelie. It is just a system to maximise rider safety for singapore riding that is learnable. Also, it is not so simple that I can lay it out in a few lines. Or I would share it right here.

    For those interested to learn, pm me.
    It is free for me to share. But I need time to put together the materials and half a afternoon to teach. I am just doing to see if my concept is easily learnt by the greater public and to help save a few lives and skins.
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    Thks For Your Sharing... endlessloop
    Very Encouraging...

    8 Years Is Definately A Solid Record of Safe Riding...

    It is a Concept... It is An Attitude... That will prevent Hurt.

    Please Continue to Contribute as u have...
    ...There is much to Learn from one another.
    What I'm posting are from different bks, mag & the internet.
    That I Found Useful.


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    Originally posted by BuZZBeaM@Mar 9 2005, 05:03 PM
    quite true.... Im one of them
    happen twice!
    Buzzbeam...
    was wondering if u could tell us a bit of your story of the events...


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    Originally posted by endlessloop@Mar 9 2005, 10:02 PM
    I actually had put together a concept for safer motorcycle riding.

    It is based on a system used by the UK TP called Hazard Oriented Riding, combined with the more well-known Motorcycle Roadcraft. Then I factor in my own riding experience to adjust for Singapore style riding.

    I had my fair share of close shave when I started out riding. It scared the living daylights out of me. Then I went to research over the years and developed the above concept. Since then, I had been riding for over 8 yrs using my concept and *touch wood* not had any accidents. I have both class2 and 3.

    I meant the formula to safe guard my own safety. I thought that I am the only one so unfortunate and other people don't have my problems. So I never shared my knowledge with anyone. Until about 2 years ago, a close friend of mine saw me riding bike and appears very safe, then went to learn class2B.

    After he passed, I told him to ride around for a month to get a feel of real road traffic, then I will teach him my concept. Within 2 weeks, he had an accident with a lorry. He is no young reckless hero. He is 33, got a wife, a kid and rides a phantom. Thankfully, he was not seriously injured.

    I felt responsible for his safety because he partly got into riding because of me. So I quickly gave him a crash course of my concept. I am pleased that after almost a year, he is safe and he appears rather comfortable riding. So it appears my concept works not only for me, but to other rider as well.

    It is all concept, so it is up to the rider to apply. Hence it is not magic that guarantees 100% safety. It is also not a technique on advanced riding, track riding or wheelie. It is just a system to maximise rider safety for singapore riding that is learnable. Also, it is not so simple that I can lay it out in a few lines. Or I would share it right here.

    For those interested to learn, pm me.
    It is free for me to share. But I need time to put together the materials and half a afternoon to teach. I am just doing to see if my concept is easily learnt by the greater public and to help save a few lives and skins.
    why dont you just post it here instead?
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    I think majority of accidents can be avoided if everyone just leaves the house 10 minutes earlier.

    I find myself a much more dangerous rider when I'm rushing to be "on time", compared to riding leisurely when I have plenty of time to spare.

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    Well said... Neo

    Rushing Sets Its Priorty on Time...
    And Loses its Focus on the Traffic
    And The Reality of Speed.


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    Tip of the Day #2

    The Art Of Soft Lane Change

    The Purpose of this technique is to allow Yourself
    and other road user time & space to make mistakes.
    Everybody makes mistakes so why not allow them
    rather than suffer from them.

    Here is how it works:

    When u move form one lane to another,
    After u check your blind spot carefully & mirror thoroughly,
    Flash your turn signal.

    Move to barely across to the line that divides the both lanes,
    Wait a few moments for horn or
    some indicator that u miss some important info.

    After a few seconds, hear or see no problem…
    Smoothly & deliberately adjust your position to the new lane u prefer.

    U basically turn 1 motion into 2.
    Making Room for yourself.

    Try It! It works!And It won't Hurt!



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    Originally posted by nE0@Mar 10 2005, 01:05 AM
    I think majority of accidents can be avoided if everyone just leaves the house 10 minutes earlier.

    I find myself a much more dangerous rider when I'm rushing to be "on time", compared to riding leisurely when I have plenty of time to spare.
    but ya late in 100% of outings with me so far leh

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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 10 2005, 09:24 AM
    Street Smart

    Tip of the Day #2

    The Art Of Soft Lane Change

    The Purpose of this technique is to allow Yourself
    and other road user time & space to make mistakes.
    Everybody makes mistakes so why not allow them
    rather than suffer from them.

    Here is how it works:

    When u move form one lane to another,
    After u check your blind spot carefully & mirror thoroughly,
    Flash your turn signal.

    Move to barely across to the line that divides the both lanes,
    Wait a few moments for horn or
    some indicator that u miss some important info.

    After a few seconds, hear or see no problem…
    Smoothly & deliberately adjust your position to the new lane u prefer.

    U basically turn 1 motion into 2.
    Making Room for yourself.

    Try It! It works!And It won't Hurt!
    Try to flash ur signal for at least 3 seconds..
    alot of minor or near accidents r bcos the signal practically flash once n they move into action.. correct me if i'm wrong.
    I learn these when i'm takin bike licence at SSDC
    Remmember MSBA
    M - Mirror
    S - Signal
    B - Blindspot
    A - Action
    Check ur mirrors, then signal ur intentions, then look to ur blindspots, then slowly make the lane change!
    Hope its good info..!!
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    Originally posted by Ravon11@Mar 10 2005, 05:39 PM
    Try to flash ur signal for at least 3 seconds..
    alot of minor or near accidents r bcos the signal practically flash once n they move into action.. correct me if i&#39;m wrong.
    Flash for 3 Sec...

    Basically, Just give the Vehicle Behind Sometime to React...
    It will be a good attitude to develop for riding.

    Remember, the next time u filter into the next lane...



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    I have received a few interested members in my concept or system.
    So I will be arranging a small kopi/meetup session over one of the weekends to share. Maybe one of the days over the good friday weekend.

    Many of the techniques explained here, in my view, do help to contribute to safety. They can be fitted applied together with my riding concept.

    I think it will take a small little book for me to explain my concept. The UK TP is one book. The Motorcyle Roadcraft is a thick book. Plus my own adaptation for singapore riding. Sources from 3 books? That&#39;s why I can&#39;t just write out and post it here.

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    INTERSECTIONS

    The Most Frequent Place for an Accident to the Motorcycle Proceeding Straight.
    Especially for Vehicles Turning into Our Path...

    They More than Often Fail or Choose Not to See us...

    Junctions, Traffic Lights Intersection...
    (not stopping when lights are red or at STOP sign)

    Just Remember&#33;
    Drivers are at Times are Unpredictable&#33;
    (look at the driver... may give u some hint of what to expect)

    Just when u feel that they are stopping & slowing down for U...
    Surprise&#33;

    Think&#33;
    Whenever u approach a Road Junction.
    It is the MOST Dangerous Place for Motorcycles.

    It Had Been, and Shall Always BE&#33;


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    Originally posted by nE0@Mar 10 2005, 01:05 AM
    I think majority of accidents can be avoided if everyone just leaves the house 10 minutes earlier.

    I find myself a much more dangerous rider when I&#39;m rushing to be "on time", compared to riding leisurely when I have plenty of time to spare.
    Leaving earlier for your destination does not take away the fact that most of the accident happens at the beginning of your journey. Another point to note is that your tyre has not warmed up yet, so taking a big turn at speed immediately is risky.

    As for a riding at a leisurely pace, I find that this is even more risky as the mind is not concentrated on riding. I can testify to this as I had 2 major accidents - both when i was riding at a leisurely pace; once at no more than 30 km per hour- when I was hit by a high speed car; the other time I was going no more than 40kmph and not concentrating and hit a pile of gravel left by road constructor at the side of the road and went down hard.

    I now ride safe - that is using my brain and at a safe speed relative to the road and traffic condition. Since then *touch wood* i have been accident free. Oh I have been riding since 1974.

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    What i always tell my friends:

    Always be aware of your surrounding.

    I know some ppl who rarely checks his mirrors. Some even fold them up&#33;

    For me, even if the car is travelling at the same speed as me, but i am too close. i will chose to change to clearer lane whenever possible. I have the "circle-of-freespace" that i try to apply whenever possible.

    I always try to make sure that the cars infront and behind me are at a distance, and whenever possible, i will also make sure my sides are clear. That&#39;s why,

    Always be aware of your surrounding.

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    How about the importance of having good side mirrors and using them?
    This actually saved me from going under 2 timber trucks in Malaysia which were beating the red lights..

    Traffic behind is just as important as those in front.

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    Well Done for this Topic. Will be of Great help to all newbie out there including me.
    Love the "Concept" & "Atitude" thingy.
    Years of Riding Experience will definately make a difference here.
    Ride Safe n Steady.
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    Thks for All your Views.
    Your contribution is Invaluable to Both Newbie & Experience Riders.

    As For the 1st 6 minutes of riding...

    There are some suggestions:

    Be Extra Cautious riding the 1st 6 mins & concentrate on the road.
    or...
    If u have some other means of transport... drive, mrt, bus, walk...
    (u accually takes away 50% of being hurt)


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    Originally posted by vfrT@Mar 11 2005, 09:45 AM
    Leaving earlier for your destination does not take away the fact that most of the accident happens at the beginning of your journey. Another point to note is that your tyre has not warmed up yet, so taking a big turn at speed immediately is risky.

    As for a riding at a leisurely pace, I find that this is even more risky as the mind is not concentrated on riding. I can testify to this as I had 2 major accidents - both when i was riding at a leisurely pace; once at no more than 30 km per hour- when I was hit by a high speed car; the other time I was going no more than 40kmph and not concentrating and hit a pile of gravel left by road constructor at the side of the road and went down hard.

    I now ride safe - that is using my brain and at a safe speed relative to the road and traffic condition. Since then *touch wood* i have been accident free. Oh I have been riding since 1974.
    Concentration is Very Important&#33;

    As for What would be the Best Speed to Ride...

    The Recommended Speed Is...

    Same as the Flow of the Traffic
    or
    Slightly Faster...

    The Greater the Difference in Speed...
    The higher the Risk in Having an Accident...


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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 9 2005, 10:48 PM
    Buzzbeam...

    was wondering if u could tell us a bit of your story of the events...

    1) (less than 5mins into my journey)Wet road, not raining.. exit KJE to BKE, change lane from 3rd to 1st lane, suddenly notice e cars infront ebrake to avoid an accident infront, i kan chiong spider, ebrake too, feel e rear wheel lock but still going straight.. heading towards e rear of a coach&#33; *PANIC* steer my handlebar (my rear wheel lock) to avoid it, in e end me & e bike skidded on e tarmac&#33; luckily all e cars behind me manage to stop in time. I&#39;ve learnt to access e situation better & not to change 2 lanes @ a time

    2) (1min from my hse MSCP) Early morning to work, skidded on a filter lane. Rd is not wet, no sand/small stones either. So Either im going too fast or i bend too low. Tires not warm up yet. Learnt not to b complacency on e route tat i know very well.

    Both incident happen 1-2years back, both happen when im going to work (could it be cos of going to work ?? )


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    1 have a golden rule which I always stick to.

    Never ride near a Taxi&#33;&#33;&#33;
    能忍,就忍。不能忍,也是要忍。

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    Due to e recent uprise of TP using camera, I&#39;ve been looking up e bridge everytime i pass by 1. I feel like Im a road hazard, any1 do tat as well?


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    Buzz, Fortunate that when u Skidded... The cars behind stopped...

    As for the low spd drop...

    ...could be cold tires, as tires grip better as they warm up.
    That&#39;s why we see the GP riders going zig zag before the start of the race.

    Another reason could be insufficent tire pressure.
    Had a few drop myself till some gd advise from my fellow bikers to pump up.

    When bikes is left untouch for a few days...
    The Tires pressure decreases pretty fast.
    Unlike Car tires..

    So with insufficent tire pressure...
    the bike does not turn easy and when it does...
    And when it turns.. It dives into the Road.


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    Originally posted by BuZZBeaM@Mar 12 2005, 05:05 PM
    Due to e recent uprise of TP using camera, I&#39;ve been looking up e bridge everytime i pass by 1. I feel like Im a road hazard, any1 do tat as well?
    If we travel with the spd of the general traffic... Think no need to Worry about Cameras...


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    Advice not to ride when you are emotionally unstable. It&#39;s pretty often to hear people drive/ride after they have arguements or dispute or when something has happen. However, the driver/rider are not in the stable mindset to concentrate on the road. Eg: after breakup with bf/gf or argue with bf/gf... and he/her may speed or did not concentrate on the road because mind is elsewhere.

    Therefore, it&#39;ll be good to go public eg bus ride for him/her to sit down and think over things that has happen etc.

    Hope this helps.

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    Well Said... Anything that is Taking Away the Attention Required On the Road Traffic would be Dangerous to U.

    Ahem... Let someone else drive U home. Taxi, Bus, MRT...
    or Ask your riding buddies come find U & share a Teh Tarik.

    And when U feel more settle... They can pillon u back or ride back with U.

    If No One to Call...

    Call... There is always someone who cares about U...


    Just Don&#39;t Ride till U are OK emotionally....


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    STREET SMART
    TIP OF THE DAY #4


    Less Traffic = Fewer hazards equals Less Risk & Stress.

    Try Leaving Your HOME a Little Earlier eg. 15min/30min
    And see if the amount of Traffic is Much lesser.

    U can always pack your breakfast & have it at your place of work.
    With a 3 in One coffee bag. (can even make u slimmer)

    Try Leaving your Place of Work Later eg. 15/30min
    & see if the Traffic is much lesser.

    Consider adjusting your work schd
    And maybe make the trip more enjoyable.


    TRY Different Routes TO your Place of Work/Home.

    Some maybe Longer... But if the Traffic is low...
    U will probably get there in Better Shape.


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    jus my 2cent worth

    know your limit
    know your bike limit
    cross the limit & you are in the danger zone

    ride safely
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    Well.. after some years of riding on the road..
    I feel tat there&#39;s this thing which is quite impt to riders n drivers.

    Try to read the road n traffic.
    erm.. jus lik how a footballer read the game: where the ball goes, where he shld position himself at..
    Rider or driver read tat taxi, buses, lorries may swerve out or sudden brakin.. r examples ..

    An example:
    My experience.. Once riding along a neighbourhood rd at night. 1 car abt 3 to 4 car length behind. a taxi wif hazard lights on dropping some1 by the side of the rd abt 200metres ahead. I immediately read tat the taxi can jus move off suddenly. N true indeed it jus drove out wif the hazards lights on&#33;&#33; But luckly i&#39;m already prepared to slow down..&#33;&#33;


    Well.. tis is wat i mean by reading the rd.. Anyone wif similar experience?
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    Something like pre-intuation. As in try to predict. This is something that can&#39;t be taught. Just have to gain in through experience.

    Some ppl do learn, some don&#39;t. Guess some are just meant to ride and some aren&#39;t.

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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 12 2005, 07:17 PM
    ...could be cold tires, as tires grip better as they warm up.
    That&#39;s why we see the GP riders going zig zag before the start of the race.
    bro... zig zagging does not really warm up tires... hehe i think its a misconception.. but GP riders do dat to get a feel of the grip they have from the tires... at the same time.. seeing if the handling is alright just immediately before a race starts...

    since they have tire warmers on... the tires are almost up to race temperature already from the start...

    as for warming up tires... the best way i&#39;ve read from Mags and tried out myself.. to get heat into tires is.. hard braking on straights for the front and hard acceleration for the rear tire.. on the roads.. well.. just be cautious till u have 10km or so of riding done...
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    SEE & BE SEEN

    This Picture was taken last week.
    Driver turning out from a minor Junction in to a Main Road.

    If for any reason... Driver a little late for appointment, tired....
    as to lack concentration in anyway
    & miss seeing the difficult to see bike...

    He would have turn Car right Into His Lane

    And .... SURPRISE&#33;

    The Biker will have to do Emergency Braking or
    Serve Right into the Next Lane to avoid the Car...
    Hoping There are no Vehicles on that lane.....



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    Way to Protect Ourself...


    Plan A: If u Are Prepared Mentally that
    The Vehicle Is Coming out into your Lane (cos he does not see U.)

    Obviously, U would Slow Down to let Him thru...
    Maybe look Behind to take the Next Lane Right (checking for traffic of course)

    Plan B: Flash Highbeam/Friendly Horn to Let Him know U are Coming.
    Beware&#33; Him Slowing Down does not means He is Stopping...
    On One Occassion...
    A car slowed down but did not stop and drove right in front of me.
    (Did not see the Stop Sign for Him)

    I could not stop even with max brakes.
    Crash into his side with My car...
    Spd was slow... Min damage.
    No Injury to occupants&#33;

    Remember&#33;
    In a Crash... The driver will walk out to see the damage...
    Car & U... IN that order...
    As for the Rider...
    I am sure the Rider will Suffer a Little More injuries.


    Just A add-on:

    Hear from fellow motorist working around there...
    This Corner at Guillemard Rd is has many bad Accidents...
    Wonder why?
    But remember... Know the Statistic but do not be One...


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    Good thread
    Spectrum, you should go and setup your own bike column, for the way you present the tips.

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    Originally posted by Fc2222B@Mar 14 2005, 05:44 PM
    bro... zig zagging does not really warm up tires... hehe i think its a misconception..
    Thks FOR The Enlighting Information...


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    Originally posted by none@Mar 14 2005, 06:19 PM
    Good thread
    Spectrum, you should go and setup your own bike column, for the way you present the tips.
    Most of the TIPs are From Books, Magazines & My Riding Buddies...
    Now I learn Plenty More...
    From The Contributions From Fellow Bikers IN this Thread...

    Best We Learn from Each Other&#39;s Experience...
    It Widens Our Knowledge...
    ...In the Hope That Less of Us gets Hurt&#33;

    So... Just Post Your Views & Your Road Adventures...
    (even be it a simple incident or observation)
    Discuss it... SO that we can all LEARN.
    And Have More Enjoyable RIDES&#33;

    As u can read from the above Post..
    ...I had the wrong concept on ZIG-ZAGGING in warming up the Tires...

    So Ride easy for the 1st 6 mins till your tires warm UP&#33;



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