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Teaching the Rules of the Road

Pumping brakes over a daunting mountain pass and pumping fists in a clear-the-house brawl. Grappling big chrome bars through a treacherous canyon and grappling atrociteurs to the death of their game. Defying the laws of physics by masterful roadcraft and defying those who pledge allegiance to the far-eastern feudalism of godforsaken lands.

This is how motorcycling is taught on the American highway.

The rules of the road here are set by stout and hearty men who enforce justice the old fashioned way. These rules are unspoken by words, but readily stated otherwise. Those fortunate quick learners need no more than a slight scowl, steely glare or arched eyebrow to figure it out. Others are richly deserving of a more painstaking education borne of boots, fists and fury. And then there are those who are given no more chances at getting it straight.

It’s best to set upon being a quick learner.

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They call me . . . The Highwayman

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I'll be Renewing My MO Subscription Again

Now this I like and I like the "man and the machine" writings of late. Thoroughly enjoyed the article and look forward to more like it. MO has once again....caught its stride.
 

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Dear Highwayman,



With all due respect I find talented riders provide invaluable feedback and aspects that better hone riding skills of others. Those who think they know it all, rarely do. Concerning, "Defying the laws of physics by masterful roadcraft..." I have never known anyone who has and lived to tell about it. That's why they are what they are.
 

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Re: Teaching the Rules of the Road

Defying the laws of physics...

"Like Bumblebees that break the laws of physics by flying in spite of the fact that they are too fat, the Harley Davidson somehow managed to survive that last corner, brought back to the crawl at which it could navigate by the weak and failing brakes that needed pumping in order to slow the tremendous bulk of its overloaded frame. The grotesquely fat, over chromed leather daddy at the bars squeaked in fear at the thought of scuffing his shiny new Obseiteur, and gripped the couch like seat with the buttocks spilling out of his chaps, worn only over a leather thong, rather than actual pants. Yes, he was truely the sort of manly man that the Highwayman was proud to call a brother, ready to 'discipline' a young thrall with his boots, and a good heavy fisting. There was no chance that he was ever going back to being straight. He was a quick learner, of the ways of the macho men."

Highwayman, I just love your leather porn so much I had to write the next chapter. Ok, your turn!

No one really calls me ... Kawazuki
 

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Re: 'scuse me

When you're talking about leather-chap-clad-thong-panty-boys like ..................................................THE HIGHWAYMAN.....................................................................it's best not to toss around "big-boned" or words to that effect.

You might find something "special" in your in-box.
 

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So highwayman you reappear, and I thought after the last sodomizing you got by using your anal easy leaker you had shaved your head and becomed a lesbian nun.

And by the way, who cares about Keith Code and his dienetics, cultist ways. If you want some real instruction and plenty of track time, take the Reg Pridmore CLASS school and improve your riding in a way that will translate into a much more safe and fluid street riding style, that, will last you a long time. If you rather go racing take his son Jason's school.
 

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Epic? How about burdensome and obtuse?

Well I'll be dipped in tinsel-town lunacy, Keith Code's a scientologist! And Keith Code's a parent. And Keith Code's a lover! And Keith Code's a Buffalo Bill look-alike!

EBass, who gives an aardvark's ass about that pap??? I don't give a hoot in hell about what Keith Code thinks about the meaning of life, I wanna know what he thinks about tactical, useful riding techniques!

Not once did this guy offer up a jewel of wisdom RE cornering or anything else that should have been germane to the conversation. Instead HE spent YOUR time trying to avoid giving you anything useful for your readers.

KC: "some crap about how Xaus can't keep it upright, and anyone with a mouth and a racing school to keep afloat can tell you why..."

Your proper interviewer comeback: "Well, what is it, exactly, that you would tell Rubin about his technique if you had the opportunity?"

KC: "Well, you see, Xaus is a tall fellow, but he doesn't work hard enough to minimize the down sides inherent to taller riders..." or some such crap.

Or how about this question: Keith, if you could name one rider besides Valentino Rossi in WSB, AMA SBK, or MotoGP that exhibits the best overall form, day in and day out, who would that rider be, and why?"

I mean, at least we imbeciles in flyover country could compare and contrast that rider's form with others in order to help ourselves a bit.

You gotta get the goods out of your subjects EBass! Don't let 'em push you where they want to go.

Other than that, good show!
 

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Re: Epic? How about burdensome and obtuse?

I doubt that you or I would give away the things that earn us our paychecks either, for free. Why should Keith? Knowledge is power and it's never really free.
 

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Re: Teaching the Rules of the Road

Pumping brakes over a daunting mountain pass..

The trailer is hard on the brakes on that Lexus, isn't it?

pumping fists

Most of us say "choke the chicken", but we'll allow you a little poetic license.

grappling atrociteurs

Not THIS atrociteur, please.

Defying the laws of physics

You mean being able to stand erect in spite of the massive beer belly?

This is how motorcycling is taught on the American highway.

I saw a lot of your brethren driving through Salt Lake, Harleys in the backs of puckups and on trailers almost exclusively, before and after Sturgis. You really are a wuss aren't you?

These rules are unspoken by words

Nothing good about being illiterate, dooby.

Others are richly deserving of a more painstaking education borne of boots, fists and fury

Try it and you'll be richly deserving my .357 S&W.

Glad your back, Trailerman. It relieves the boredom while Kook is on summer vacation.
 

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Re: not that I'd know but

I think "pumping fists" in this context is.....HIGHWAYMAN.......code for "fisting", a gay activity which I'm sure needs no further explanation,

lets just say that crisco ain't for fried chicken, and them chaps ain't for road rash.

Probably don't run into much of that in Utah,
 

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I've attended a couple of KC's superbike schools and have to say Keith's a pretty good teacher - even if some of the explanations he gives are BS (I'm a physicist). But one thing everybody should know by now is that the way to learn to ride a motorcycle is on a dirtbike. Keith's school can help after you're already pretty good - but even Kenny Roberts teaches road racers by putting them on the dirt.
 

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Riding schools

Forget these weenie-boy riding schools offered by retired Pros.

I want to know more about the highwayman's "defy the laws of physics" riding school.

Who needs counter-steering when you can defy physics?

Mike L.
 

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Re: not that I'd know but

Lttle you know about Mondo Utah. Polygamous sects, Pyramid Power freaks, the land of multi-level marketting, the Lafferties (who were trying to bring on the Milleenium by slitting the throats of a newborn baby and her mom). There's much more entertaining weirdness going on here in Utah than you can ever imagine.

And don't tell anyone or I'll send my wives to beat you up!
 
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