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Thread: What is the "one" skill that you are going to work on this year?

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    ABC,AMA(LIFE),MOA,RA,IBMW MANICMECHANIC's Avatar
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    Regaining "awareness" while riding. Since my crash last July, I've noticed that I have gotten into the cage mode of just looking straight ahead, and it takes a conscious effort to look around. Before the crash it was just something I naturally did. But not now. I need to fix that.
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    Anger management. No more knocking side mirrors off of offending cages.
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    Patience!

    I've been asked to become a MSF instructor. I think I may need to practice patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
    Heel clicks.
    OK, I'll bite.
    Explain, please.
    When I do a heel clicker I look exactly like this, only different...............
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    AKBeemer

    I think I will pass on the heel clicks.
    "What is beautiful is simple, and what is simple always works"....Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47.
    Currently bikeless, but looking hard! "Center yourself in the vertizontal. Ride a motorcycle...namaste' "

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    I like TANG! bubbagazoo's Avatar
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    I'm going to work on my low speed handling skills.
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    Cutting down on the number of performance awards.
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    Looking where I want to go. This is a VERY effective tool. If you look where you don't want to go, well then, you may just go there!
    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oznay View Post
    Cutting down on the number of performance awards.
    Hoping I still just make the qualification portion and not the award ceremonies..


    also hope the CLoaking device works more effectively

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    I'd like to better my skills with the GS in more challenging terrain and in conditions like mud, ruts, etc.
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
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    I can't wait to retire and have a fixed income. The one I have now is always broke.

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    carpentry

    this means neglecting my bike



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    I'm looking forward to "re-learning" to ride a bike with drum brakes, no horsepower and no farkles.
    Sharon
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    Being more tolerant of Beemer Geeks.

    This will be a huge challenge because so many are complete idiots.

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    Question Scqtt

    ...ummmm...
    What exactly does your posting mean?
    What is a Beemer Geek?
    Who are the idiots?

    Please do not start a fight.
    I do not want the mods to yank this thread.
    This thread is what it is-only messages on what things riders want to improve on.

    Ride safe.
    "What is beautiful is simple, and what is simple always works"....Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47.
    Currently bikeless, but looking hard! "Center yourself in the vertizontal. Ride a motorcycle...namaste' "

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    This year I'm workin' on.....

    Slow speed maneuvers.

    I bought a copy of Motorman's dvd "Ride like a Pro", then bought 6 tennis balls which I immediately cut in half. I'll be using his exercises to develop better skills at slow speeds.

    piperjim
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