Mar 15, 2020

March with Fast Lane Biker Magazine


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  1. In a nutshell, absolutely spot on in all respects Thomas. As an added precaution these days, I won't ride with groups or individuals I don't know or trust implicitly. Motorcycling is about enjoyment and the stress of not knowing how someone is going to react is something we can do without.

    I've just returned from a 2000 km short tour with some friends who have the same level of training as me. What a joy it was, knowing exactly what to expect of them. I still prefer riding solo but sharing a ride with people I trust comes pretty darned close.

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    1. Thanks for the comments, Geoff.

      About 40 years ago, I took the Myers-Briggs Personality Test and it found that I am an INTP. Until very recently, I sort of ignored the "I" category as something not only negative but useless. In my old age, I'm realizing that motorcycling was one of several tactics I used to recover/rejuvenate from over-exposure to people and pressure. So, for me, riding in a group or even with a friend or two pretty much defeats the whole purpose and necessity of getting some time by myself. Couple that with the safety aspects of managing more than one small mind (my own) group riding is just a mistake for me.

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  2. Haha! I did the Myers-Briggs test a couple of decades or so ago and think I got a similar result (typical for an engineer). When my wife used to pillion with me, I always resisted her request for comms because I didn't want to talk. My riding partners and I use comms as part of our coaching role and it's actually quite pleasant using it in a social role with them as being typical guys, we keep conversations succinct and relevant :-)

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    1. Nice. As usual, "mister you're a better man than I." Teaching the MSF stuff on foot was a load for me. I took a track day course years ago, where we all wore comms so the coaches could talk to us while we rode the track. I ended up in the field twice when I tried to listen to a coach while I had the bike leaned over hard.

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