View Poll Results: What should we call a "Safety or Rider's Workshop" thread?

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  • Street Smarts

    8 21.62%
  • Ride Well

    4 10.81%
  • Rider's Well

    1 2.70%
  • Safety Forum

    6 16.22%
  • Crash Test Dummies

    2 5.41%
  • Rider's Workshop

    9 24.32%
  • Getting It Right

    0 0%
  • It Happens

    0 0%
  • Something else

    2 5.41%
  • I listed my own thought

    5 13.51%
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Thread: Safety articles on-line

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    25-MPH NEXT 1OO MILES PacWestGS's Avatar
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    Safety articles on-line

    New "Rider's Information" forum NAME?

    What do you other members think we should call this?
    Russ
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    (Life comes at you pretty fast "Pay it Forward" - Have no regrets when the end happens)

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    Some brainfarts for you:

    Riderology
    Ridesmanship
    Rider Tech
    Biker-Pilot-Tech
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    how about..

    Safety/Skills
    OK, I know it's dull, but it covers the territory.
    Wherever you go, there you are.

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    Roadcraft
    Ridercraft

    Big topic, but that is the fun of it and it needs covering.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    Include skills

    I like something with skills in it.
    Safety for some people sounds like mommy saying "Be carefull look both ways". Skills....something we can all improve on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 41077
    I like something with skills in it.
    Safety for some people sounds like mommy saying "Be carefull look both ways". Skills....something we can all improve on.
    What he said...RiderSkills RS for short
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    SFDOC,

    GOOD ON YOU mate, for getting us organized to have a central forum for discussing what I think of as "Riding Skills", which to me include not only the physical skills of controlling the motorcycle, but also the mental skills for negotiating hazards. Since I'm no longer using the column heading "Between The Ears" in ON, that name would be available, and perhaps some forum participants would recognize what it means.

    As noted, "safety" seems to carry an image of something pedantic--say a rider in a business suit wearing a conspicuity vest, putting slowly down the shoulder on a Honda 90 with a rotating beacon on the milk crate bungied to the rear fender. Personally, I abandoned the term "safety" years ago, because "motorcycle safety" is an oxymoron. I don't know anyone who rides a motorcycle to be "safe", but I know a lot of riders who think it's great to beat their buddies through the corners without crashing, or commute through heavy traffic day after day without getting splattered by an errant driver or dropped by an edge trap or tar snake.

    I think that riding skills should be a major section of the main forum, and all strings relating to the subject be moved there by the other moderators as this thing starts to work. Anything relating to what the rider does to control the bike and the situation, but not how to make the machine "safer".

    Although I don't currently have the "intensity" to be a moderator for such a forum, I certainly would be prone to chime in from time to time.

    And I do hope that the moderators will instantly delete the silly tangents that tend to develop: "Hi Bob, remember the time we shared the bottle of Merlot at the campout? You going to the rally this year?" (yadda yadda) that have nothing to do with the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmdave
    ... "Between The Ears" ...
    This is my vote. Tradition is important, plus this title sums up the basic point... that we should always be thinking about the endless number of ways we can improve our skills.

    Ian

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    I like Riding Skills or the Between the Ears thing.

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    Smile

    I think, (which is dangerous) that for the forums it should be kept to two words. I could be wrong though. I do like "BTE".

    "Riding Skills" is winning and sounds good to me as well.

    Now lets push this on the BOD...

    Russ
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    Time to ride forth with skills!
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    "Riding Skills"

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    I like Between the Ears...as Visian said tradition can be a powerful thing to relate to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUDGYPAINTGUY
    I like Between the Ears...as Visian said tradition can be a powerful thing to relate to.
    +3

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    Between the Sheets?

    Between the lines?
    -=Brad

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