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    Quote Originally Posted by aargee View Post
    rx100.7050 - One small request, pls give appropriate spacing between para's; I want to read, but, it looks like one huge article to me (pardon my mental barrier, I could've over come for last 2 days). A well written article might also deserve a well presentation
    Oh thanks man!!! Just noticed after your post. I actually wrote this in MS Word & had given spaces but now I realise that it's missing here!

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    about rvm,i see most of the pulsars,apache without them.
    main reason being it helps in cutting through traffic with out bruising car,secondly they find it sporty.
    i have seen people using one rvm,although looks wird but it serves both purpose well.
    and the question remains why do i race?
    every finishing line is the begining of a new race.

    #i have learnt to manipulate my own adrenaline and the perception of biking is different.
    #overkill is underrated.
    #how random roads may appear there is always a destination.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    #i don't subscribe to co-incidence,either it is the rider or the other moron on the road

    (:)people keeps on saying add spark to life, bajaj got hold of that idea and added an extra spark to bike.

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    Great article...
    I feel handicapped without RVM's... There are times when I have to ride bikes of my friends and I can't stop cursing them for not having RVM's or RVM's adjusted to see your own face...
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    just 1 person viewing this art of safe riding section.
    don't you guys think going through this section should be made mandate for all xbhpians.
    and the question remains why do i race?
    every finishing line is the begining of a new race.

    #i have learnt to manipulate my own adrenaline and the perception of biking is different.
    #overkill is underrated.
    #how random roads may appear there is always a destination.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    #i don't subscribe to co-incidence,either it is the rider or the other moron on the road

    (:)people keeps on saying add spark to life, bajaj got hold of that idea and added an extra spark to bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenknight View Post
    Great article...
    I feel handicapped without RVM's... There are times when I have to ride bikes of my friends and I can't stop cursing them for not having RVM's or RVM's adjusted to see your own face...
    Yes, since now that most of us so accustomed to using RVM, if we ride a bike without RVMs, it feels very uncomfortable.

    Quote Originally Posted by sayank10 View Post
    just 1 person viewing this art of safe riding section.
    don't you guys think going through this section should be made mandate for all xbhpians.
    Hey man! You can just spread the word. You can't expect that everyone will read it. Most of them won't since these articles looks like "lecture" to everyone. But I seriously feel that newbies should read these type of stuff. will really help them a lot. Then again, we can only hope for a better world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx100.7050 View Post
    Hey man! You can just spread the word. You can't expect that everyone will read it. Most of them won't since these articles looks like "lecture" to everyone. But I seriously feel that newbies should read these type of stuff. will really help them a lot. Then again, we can only hope for a better world.
    There should be some 'induction period' for newbies in which they'll need to go through this section first before actively posting anyting on the forum...

    And for the single RVM, is it like people having only one i.e. right side RVM always ride from extereme left lane (so that they won't need to look what is comming from behind on the left)...? I doubt...
    Originality is the art of hiding your sources...

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    Well. Here is what I do on road...

    • Keep on left side as much as possible. Change to right lane only when overtaking slow moving vehicles.
    • Use indicators everytime while changing lane. Let it be an almost empty road at 5 on clock early morning.
    • Keep checking both RVMs at regular intervals and frequently; say 10-15 sec in heavy traffic and 1-2 min on highways. It doesnt take anything to have a glance on whats going behind.
    • Honk whenever necessary with flashing pass-lights. No unnecessary honking.
    • If anyone gives last minute surprise of crossing the road and I dont have enough time to stop or slow down, I prefer to cross him from his back side and not the front side. But of course, with proper indications and all.
    • Never ride exactly behind any vehicle, especially big ones which dont allow me to see what is going on 2-3 cars ahead.
    • Strictly avoid riding parallel to buses, tumtums / dugdudgis, rickshaws and local transport vehicles. And dont ever expect them to give you any kind of signal for turning / banking at road side / any quick maneuver, nothing
    Originality is the art of hiding your sources...

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    Nice artical dada...
    Still sometime i can't control my mind, so trying deep breath in and out method,
    looks like i have to practice n learn more... will re-read all the articals again now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rahul.Gvli View Post
    Well. Here is what I do on road...

    • Keep on left side as much as possible. Change to right lane only when overtaking slow moving vehicles.
    • Use indicators everytime while changing lane. Let it be an almost empty road at 5 on clock early morning.
    • Keep checking both RVMs at regular intervals and frequently; say 10-15 sec in heavy traffic and 1-2 min on highways. It doesnt take anything to have a glance on whats going behind.
    • Honk whenever necessary with flashing pass-lights. No unnecessary honking.
    • If anyone gives last minute surprise of crossing the road and I dont have enough time to stop or slow down, I prefer to cross him from his back side and not the front side. But of course, with proper indications and all.
    • Never ride exactly behind any vehicle, especially big ones which dont allow me to see what is going on 2-3 cars ahead.
    • Strictly avoid riding parallel to buses, tumtums / dugdudgis, rickshaws and local transport vehicles. And dont ever expect them to give you any kind of signal for turning / banking at road side / any quick maneuver, nothing
    Very very true Rahul

    Quote Originally Posted by titanic4u View Post
    Nice artical dada...
    Still sometime i can't control my mind, so trying deep breath in and out method,
    looks like i have to practice n learn more... will re-read all the articals again now..
    Thanks bro. Ride other articles of Old Fox where he has explained how to improve:
    1. Reaction time.
    2. Peripheral Vision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rahul.Gvli View Post
    And for the single RVM, is it like people having only one i.e. right side RVM always ride from extereme left lane (so that they won't need to look what is comming from behind on the left)...? I doubt...
    if adjusted properly one can have vision of both lane.
    and the question remains why do i race?
    every finishing line is the begining of a new race.

    #i have learnt to manipulate my own adrenaline and the perception of biking is different.
    #overkill is underrated.
    #how random roads may appear there is always a destination.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    #i don't subscribe to co-incidence,either it is the rider or the other moron on the road

    (:)people keeps on saying add spark to life, bajaj got hold of that idea and added an extra spark to bike.

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