Discussion in 'Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API)' started by MonsieurAviation, Jul 16, 2012.
I have a brown Subaru outback that I take to Monterey from time to time.
Billy likes to drink soda. Miss Lippy's car is green.
Let's go ride bikes.
Sure. I bet my daily ride to work bike is older than the average AW poster by more than a couple years.
was that featured in the original Tron?
No. But same year.
1982 Honda CX 500 Turbo. World first production fuel inject and first production turbocharged motorcycle. Rare.
Mine only has 9000 miles on it. 0-20 it's a slouch, 20-40, normal, 40-135 will outrun most modern 11-1300cc sportbikes, and flat out embarass most 600-900s.
Have you completed the BRC, the ERC, briefed with the GSO, and do you own "Personal PPE Equipment"?
Masters living on civvie street. Not much intrusive leadership there, other than what his wife or mother can do.
How's the maintenance on the first EFI bike those craft little japanese men built?
Thanks brainiac, I didn't know that.
In 30 years it's needed a fuel filter and oil changes. I may have to replace the original air flilter next year.
Starts first crank, no problems.
Easy there, cranky. Did you forget your rich chocolate ovaltine and centrum silver today?
When JOs (yes, officers who presumably SHOULD know better) stop f'ing themselves up on motorcycles they have no idea how to operate - then, maybe, we around here can throw those spears....
I think it's more like when people who have no business riding anything beyond a CB125 buy a Hyabusa as their first bike, then we won't have problems. Most common to do themselves in that way in my experiecne is either kids with money for the first time in their lives, and mom would never let them have a bike at home (E-3 and below, and O-1s, I'm looking at YOU) and the midlife crisis, get a bike crowd (E-7+, O-4s, and LDOs of that age here)
The "Fleet JOs" are not the problem there in my experience. Nor are the lifetime riders.
I bought my bike when I was still in college (thanks, BDCP). Since I was still under my parents' roof, my dad involved himself in the selection process to make sure I didn't buy a bike I couldn't handle. I'm glad he did--I ended up with a great old Honda scrambler. Not more than I could manage as a novice rider, but classic, good-looking, and a ton of fun. I'll look into getting something bigger after I wing.
But whenever I hear somebody my age talk about getting their license and buying a bike, they want a brand new 900cc Ducati or some such, and say they can handle it just fine.
People interested in learning to ride should consider getting some experience on a dirt bike before moving on to a street bike. It's a great way to learn on a lighter bike that can take a whole lot more abuse. It's also a lot easier to learn how to take a spill riding around on sandy trails and how to recover when the bike gets squirrelly.
You mean JOs...and JEs...and POs...and SNCOs...and CPOs...and 0-4s/5s/6s, etc, etc, etc.
We can also lighten up and perhaps see a little levity in a comment made in jest to a former JO who no longer has to comply with DoN motorcycle operation regulations.
Yes, a little lightening up is definitely in order.
The poll on this thread is pure brilliance... if only I could get scoolbubba to perform to that level, even if only on an infrequent basis... sigh.
A few more good deals and a little less time around the spaces never hurt anyone's motivation.
I took this course after riding a CBR600RR (first bike) for about 2 years. It was a great class and I recommend it to anybody that can get to the Charlotte, NC area for a long weekend. As a then still novice (for all practical purposes) rider I took away much more than I could have ever hoped to. This came in handy the next summer.
I was making a left turn through an intersection and went right through some sort of fluid on the pavement. I was travelling maybe 15MPH with just slight throttle on to maintain constant speed through the turn (Just enough to keep the top of the chain tight). The light was already green when I approached and it was a wide intersection that could have been taken much faster, so I was not going too fast for it. The rear tire spun like hell but I was able to adjust my peg weighting and use the slightest opposite steering on the bars and somehow gathered it up while managing not to piss myself. I attribute not dumping the bike that day to the training I received at Cornerspin.
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Fixed it for you. I learned to ride on my uncle's dirt bikes. You really LEARN how to ride, rather than how to just make the bike move...
You mean you don't love hanging around 511?
I love it when threads enter a death spiral...
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I thought this was was in an aggravated spin. Fuck I needed to pay more attention on my OCF flights.
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