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Thread #130272   Message #2940086
Posted By: Mr Red
05-Jul-10 - 10:48 AM
Thread Name: BS: Motocycle advise
Subject: RE: BS: Motocycle advise
learn to skid on an older/small bike.
And learn to read a car driver's intentions.

It is worth noting why car drivers "Didn't see you, PAL".

We all run on about 80% prediction and 20% confirmation.

We know what a road looks like, a quick squint confirms it is concrete, dirt, mettled, or sealed. The same squint tells us there is something there or the road is empty. But through the front door pillar even a small car can look like it is hardly anything which can be interpreted as "insignificant". Yea, yea, given 1 second and more it is all obvious. But as I always maintain, IQ is related to speed. So a quick squint equates to dumbosville. If the car attacks a junction - beware, if you saw it in a car you would beware, on a bike, double that.