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    What Do U Think? Care to Comment...


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    On the expressway, beware when u r travelling next to a long vehicle which is not in the last lane. Some cars or even bikes might just cut in from the front of the vehicle and swerve to the front of u.

    u can't see them, neither can u.
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    OUR wish is that All motorist sees Us Clearly... All the Time...

    But Unfortunately....

    ...They Dont'.

    As Such,

    OUR VISION is All Important in Keeping Us Safe...
    In Reading & Avoiding potential dangers...

    All we need is a moment of Lapse... And Surprise.. We have a Vehicle Right in front of our Lane!
    Don't even know where it came from...
    Next.... we are fanatically trying to avoid crashing into the vehicle...


    A Simple Disipline is to keep our Visor
    Clean & Clear ...
    Essential to Good Vision & safe riding.





    There Were Times When I have to Cruise Along the
    North-South Highway At low Speed...
    (Eg. When Almost Every Body is passing U)

    I Just Have this Great Sense of Discomfort And that is when
    BUSES & LORRIES
    Overtake And Roar pass my bike.

    The Uncertainty of Not being in control of the Vehicle
    From Behind
    Is just very Uncomfortable.

    Putting My Faith in the hands of Lorry/Bus Drivers
    Is just not one of my Favorite Past Time.


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    STREET SMART Tip of the Day #8

    When U ride...
    Which way shall u take today...
    Which has more Risk...

    Expressways <span style='color:red'>or City Streets?</span>

    Because of the Better Flowing Traffic... Expressways has lower risk.
    But &#39;cos of the Higher Speed... An accident would mean serious injury

    Generally, more crashes occurs in City Streets &#39;cos of the Numerous Junction & Stop/Go Traffic.
    But lighter injury is the order of the Day.

    Best Option:

    Depends on your route & time of travel...
    Choose one with lesser traffic...
    May take u a longer time(route)...

    But U be safe & sound....
    Probably enjoy your ride More...
    (go experiment with different routes... U may even reach office/home earlier)

    Between Expressways... U can always take the one that does not go thru the City center but use SLE, TPE or KJE...
    It may be sometime more worth while to pay the 50c ERP just to enjoy the ride thru the city with lesser traffic...
    (don&#39;t forget to insert your cash card)


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    "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
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    <span style='color:red'>Street Smart
    Tip of the Day #9
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    <span style='color:blue'>Good Time... Bad Time</span>

    Fatal Crashes start to Peak after 6pm.
    Injury Crashes prevail from 9pm to midnight
    But the Midnight to 3am shift is the prime time for deaths.

    NO surprise as most family activities happens after work.
    Going home after shopping... dinner...
    But after Midnight... is Bar/Pub Closing Time.

    Just too many drivers with access alcohol...
    They will do the Most Unpredictable Manoeouver.

    It is just a Bad, Bad time to be on the Road...
    No matter what skill, state of mind, location or choice of vehicle.
    Why do u think the Police does spot checks on drink driving
    around Midnight...



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    Originally posted by cabal@Mar 17 2005, 08:28 PM
    "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
    Well said... Learning from each other&#39;s experience is very important.
    Also to Up Grade Our Skill in Riding Thru practice & Advance Riding Courses.
    eg. Go Check up the BBDC Riding Courses...
    Gd Experience Instructors there...
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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 14 2005, 05:48 PM
    The rider on the scoooter would be far more visible if his headlight was on
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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 14 2005, 06:11 PM


    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...
    The headdlight still ain&#39;t on, and should you not be considering the cyclist first
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    Originally posted by chris 525@Mar 20 2005, 09:49 PM
    The rider on the scoooter would be far more visible if his headlight was on
    U are right there...
    Guess It is good to check Our Headlights to see if It is working Well...
    Helps for other motorist to see us...

    Got U... I didn&#39;t notice the Cyclist... Good Point&#33;

    But Most Cyclist... myself included tend to give way to most motorist...
    Even having the right of way...

    It&#39;s like in no man&#39;s land...
    And as a cyclist... I am much slower... and all ready to stop.
    Have a good view of the driver...
    And assess is he is gonna stop and let me thru....

    Where as the Scooter will be faster &
    And a Well entrench thought that he has the right of way...




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    Street SmartTip of the Day #10

    2 Minute Pre Ride Check
    - Can Save Your Life

    1st Ride of the Day
    This Would be A Healthy Routine U can Adapt to Your Life Style
    A simple Check on your Bike before Hit the Road..


    Approaching your Bike
    Look for Fluid drips on floor
    Any thing stuck to tires


    Tire Pressure
    If the Bike has not been ridden for a week.
    Check Pressure with a Gauge...
    Or ride to the Nearest petrol stn for air.


    Chain
    Does it need to be adjusted... Use your Toes
    Check Oil & Fluid Level
    Bike should be Upright(ctr Stand)
    Engine Oil, Brake Fluid Front & Back

    Cable - Normally fail slowly
    Roll throttle & see it returns automatically
    Squeeze Clutch Lever
    Brake Lever Pressure Normal


    Start Engine
    Check Lights
    High/Low Beam
    Signal Lights Front/Back
    Brakes Lights - Front/Back Brakes
    (use Vehicles or wall around U to see reflections)


    Move Off
    Give Front & Back brakes a tap to see if it works.

    It seem like a long list... But if U do it correctly & regularly
    It takes very little time. And will prevent Ugly Surprises on the Roads
    Print a copy as checklist, after a few days... U won&#39;t need the list anymore...
    U have aquired a Good Habit. Just like wearing a seat belt




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    If that cyclist is on e road, then e has right of way.

    In a car I would not comtemplate turning until both inner lanes are free, cos I cannot see past the van, and there could be another bike/car behind the van

    If I was on a bike, I would have gone by the time the first pix was taken.,
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    U are a Good Motorist... With High concern for Fellow Road User...
    ...And I wish All were like U.
    Then there The Roads will be much, much safer.
    But we have a Problem... There are Just A Few That are Not....


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    Not advocating dare devil corners, just to ensure a safe one:

    http://www.brunch.dk/~niels/html/mc_20_highe.html

    And for the fun group rides:

    http://www.canyonstrafers.com/events/the_pace.htm

    enjoy&#33;
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    Thks For Your Contribution Cabal... Berry Good&#33;

    Learning to Handle Your Bike Well is Very Important&#33;
    ...Swerving(counter-steering -avoiding pot holes, rubbish or vehicle stopping unexpectedly), braking & changing of Gears(do avoid changing gears in corners till u are more skillful.)



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    All this copied from a book ISBN 0330265261

    A typical novice on a 200cc motorcycle is riding along at normal city traffic speed when a car pulls into his path just 40 metres ahead. The rider freezes, then panic brakes, skids and slams into the front off-side corner of the now stationary car.

    The car driver is fined one-weeks salary for dangerous driving and then complains to the insurance company wich has increased his premium by 20%.

    He is entirely to blame, even the court said so.

    But is he, what actually happened ?

    The young novice rider had relaxed his vigilance because he was concious of the fact he was weariing a crash helmet and was within the speed limit and had the right of way.

    When the car appeared ahead of him the nervous operation of the new rider was literally suspended by shock. It lasted 1 second which carried him 15 metres. A further 1/2 second passed by before the brakes took effect, by which time 7.5 metres had passed - a total of 22.5 metres. Over reaction locks the wheels instantly, so the motorcycle continued forward unslowed, without steering capacility, and with eventual loss of satbility.

    At 50kph, a motorcycle is generaly considered to require 30 metres to stop safely.

    The novice motorcycle was small with no easily discernible frontal prrofile. He was dressd in dull coloured one-piece suit. The bright details of his hand painted helmet merged into a dirty looking camouflage at a distance. The young rider no more saw the stationary distant car than the car driver saw him.

    An experienced rider would immediatley have noticed the car and its threat from afar. He would have been wearing brightly coloured clothing. He would have moved carefully across his traffic lane after checkiing the mirror to attract the car driver with lateral movements. He would have looked for the face of the car driver peering his way (eye contact), and tooted his horn and prepared himself for sudden braking if still in doubt.
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    Well said Chris... 10/10&#33;


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    Statistic Says....



    When U are Switching to a Larger Bike... It&#39;s PERFORMANCE may SURPRISE U&#33;

    Changing to a smaller bike... THe Neck-breaking acceleration is GONE&#33;
    U are subjected to WIND, BUMPS & lesser BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS&#33;

    Practice & Know Your NEW MACHINE...

    5 MONTHS


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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 11 2005, 09:13 AM
    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;
    been a victim once...i flash my headlights at the Lady driver and she stopped in her tracks but when i am near her, she ram towards me.
    since then, i just horn when approaching any junction. works well so far.
    seems like sound is faster than light...defying the law of physics
    Send me a sign, wanna leave it all behind
    I'll be leaving the hands of doom...
    Rearrange the master plan, take the future in my hands
    To be free and not trapped anymore...
    Ride The Sky!
    Give me wings to fly...
    Ride The Sky!

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    I understands what U are Saying...
    The Driver slows down...
    U think He is Gonna Stop & Give way to U...

    And WHAM&#33; She Didn&#39;t See U At ALL&#33;




    Tip #5... U are Invisible&#33;

    If I hear a Horning 2Wheel @ a Junction... That&#39;s U. I&#39;ll wave...
    Ahem&#33; Beware of Elderly Drivers that are A Little Hard of Hearing...




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    good stuff in this post...

    =D
    hello&#33; =)

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    ONE - One Thousand, TWO - One Thousand

    or

    Only a FOOL breaks the TWO SECOND rule
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    most of the time common sense would be enough for a safe riding experience...

    but then again, some may need to be educated what it is.. =P
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    Originally posted by chris 525@Mar 24 2005, 02:54 PM
    ONE - One Thousand, TWO - One Thousand

    or

    Only a FOOL breaks the TWO SECOND rule
    Chris.. Wanna let us know "2 Seconds Rule..."

    Hi Cabal,

    Think There is always SOMETHING to Learn...
    In Life... we do not have the oppotunity to experience many things
    (gd & bad)

    So Sharing views over a Teh Tarik is always Good...
    We wanna enjoy the good stuff & avoid the Bad...


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    Many cars and bikes accidents occur at slip roads, including my own experience.

    When turning left to slip road, if got vehicle in fornt of u, please, please check that it has moved out before u check for traffic on the main rd. Some ppl has the habit of checking the main rd traffic first, then accelerate, the results, the front car has not move off yet&#33;&#33;

    Lesson learnt,

    Don&#39;t be kepoh, don&#39;t check traffic for the front vehicle, just check its presence. When it is ur turn, then check ur own traffic on the main rd.
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    Originally posted by chris 525@Mar 24 2005, 02:54 PM
    ONE - One Thousand, TWO - One Thousand

    or

    Only a FOOL breaks the TWO SECOND rule
    When on the highway or main road, don&#39;t tail gate.

    Allow a gap.

    To know if enough GAP, use the 2 second rule.

    When the vehicle in front passes a fixed object (like bridge, traffic light, bus stop) say the phrase (normal speaking speed) ONE ONE THOUSAND, TWO ONE THOUSAND, and if you pass that object before you have completed the phrase you are too close to the vehicle in front.

    Of course for wet weather, need to leave an even larger gap.
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    Good... The 2 seconds Rule covers all speed.

    As For Slip Roads... Yes, It is Important for the Front to Clear...
    "Don&#39;t Kepoh"


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    Think ONCE
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    ... Think TWICE
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    --- SPLAT ---
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    Think BIKE
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    If you are a motorists car/bike) waiting to turn (left/right) onto a main road out of a side road, then Think Once, Think Twice, means to check for cars, the Think Bike means make a special check for bikes.

    The SPLAT refers to the image of a motorcyclist hitting your sid and @@&#33;@&#33;@@&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

    If you are a biker, then you should be thinking, did the car driver "THINK Bike ?"

    This all came from a UK road safety advertising campagne for motorists back in the 80&#39;s, and they don&#39;t show number plates flying across the road, you see graphic examples.

    And the more stupid a phrase may sounds, the more likely you are to remember it.
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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 24 2005, 09:24 PM
    Good... The 2 seconds Rule covers all speed.

    As For Slip Roads... Yes, It is Important for the Front to Clear...
    "Don&#39;t Kepoh"
    I was on that PortDickson trip in Feb &#39;05, and I thought the convoy of bikes from Ayer Kerok to Machap were to close together, sometimes riding side-by-side. If the front man went down, then every one would have gone down, except me, cos I was way way back counting One One Thousand, Two One Throusand.
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    Originally posted by chris 525@Mar 24 2005, 11:03 PM
    I was on that PortDickson trip in Feb &#39;05, and I thought the convoy of bikes from Ayer Kerok to Machap were to close together, sometimes riding side-by-side. If the front man went down, then every one would have gone down, except me, cos I was way way back counting One One Thousand, Two One Throusand.
    For Convoy Riding...
    Riding in a Staggered Formation Is Recomended.
    With Sufficent Stopping Distance Between Bikes.
    Laterally, The bikes can move sideways as with the Staggered Formation.
    (bikes should not ride side by side.)


    The Formation Should also be Tight enough not to let other vehicles
    Into the Group.
    That includes foreign bikes(that are not familiar with gp riding)


    Still remember a Multiple Bike crash up caused by foreign bike
    intruding into a group. IN last year 3 nation ride to Thailand.


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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 25 2005, 12:29 AM
    For Convoy Riding...
    Riding in a Staggered Formation Is Recomended.
    With Sufficent Stopping Distance Between Bikes.
    Laterally, The bikes can move sideways as with the Staggered Formation.
    (bikes should not ride side by side.)


    The Formation Should also be Tight enough not to let other vehicles
    Into the Group.
    That includes foreign bikes(that are not familiar with gp riding)


    Still remember a Multiple Bike crash up caused by foreign bike
    intruding into a group. IN last year 3 nation ride to Thailand.
    When the wind from an approaching thunderstorm blows, that is enough to blow any bike from lane 1 to lane 3 or vice-versa.
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    Street Smart Tip of the Day #13

    Wet Weather Riding


    Wet Roads Means Less Traction
    Smooth Changes in Direction & Braking
    Is the Order of the Day

    Avoid the Painted Lines/Arrows on the Road.
    Very Slippery.
    If U do Skid...
    Release Your Brakes... (Locking up the Front Wheel will guarantee a Drop)
    Apply again when u regain Control of your Bike.
    (advance riding in BBDC will teach u how to handle a skid)
    U should use both Front & Back Braking.

    Visibility will be Reduce...
    So Give Don&#39;t Miss Anything that may hit U.

    Riding In the Wet may not be all Bad.

    I have experience 2 rides in very heavy rain on the North-South Highway.
    Vision is acceptable... but gets bad behind vehicles.
    So I keep clear of all vehicles.

    Any Form of Spray-on that&#39;s gets water
    off your visor will help greatly.
    Fogging up on the inside of visor may also be a problem.
    But Normal vent provide should do the Job.

    And It is the Acid Test for your Gears.
    Water Proofs & Helmet.

    Being in the Rain Lately?


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    yeap... and dont forget those "black ice"&#33;
    hello&#33; =)

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    Originally posted by cabal@Mar 25 2005, 05:48 PM
    yeap... and dont forget those "black ice"&#33;
    Ahemm... Black Ice In Spore?
    Think could be In winter... ice on road. Very Slippery... even walking...


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    Originally posted by cabal@Mar 25 2005, 05:48 PM
    yeap... and dont forget those "black ice"&#33;


    Eh... wats black ice???
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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.
    yeah....agree tat 2&#33;&#33;u will feel really impatient when u are rush n tat will definitely cause an accident....so be careful rider&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;&#33;

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    Black Ice = all those metal coverings when wet...

    kekekekke.....

    almost slipped on one when turning into a cp while raining (dunno why they always have it around there). luckily riding at a low speed and managed to upright me bike....

    =D
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    U are Right There...
    ...Wet Day today... Watch out for those Metal Covers...
    All along the New MRT Tracks under construction.


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    Originally posted by Spectrum@Mar 26 2005, 12:29 AM
    Ahemm... Black Ice In Spore?
    Think could be In winter... ice on road. Very Slippery... even walking...
    If you really experience black-ice, I think you would rather be at home in front of a hot fire, with hot drink and not be outside on a bike.

    Black ice is the clear ice on the road.

    Usually when you get a frost (below Zero degrees at night) the ground and everywhere will be covered with white ice coating the next morning.

    However if you have a deep frost after a rainy day, then black-ice can form on the road and the paths. In this tyre of weather conditions, the local town council should have gritted all the main roads with salt (this is really bad for your bike) so this melts the ice.
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