Anyone else play these silly little games?

Discussion in 'General VFR Discussions' started by Rollin_Again, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Rollin_Again

    Rollin_Again Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,317
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Duluth, GA
    Just out of curiousity I want to know how many of you attempt to come to a complete stop at stop signs without putting your feet down at all or at least until the bike has stopped moving completely? Another thing I sometimes do is when I am approaching a red light is that I come as close to a complete stop as possible about 15 feet behind the line and then try to balance the bike at a snail's pace until the light turns green. I am sure on occasion this has looked pretty comical to the person who is behind me :crazy: but I think it has helped my riding over the years.

    Anyone else play these silly little balance games?



    Rollin
     
  2. elwray

    elwray New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Central NJ
    Every stop sign and every red light :)
     
  3. Fazer1Sniper

    Fazer1Sniper New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Youngstown, Ohio, United States
    guilty, Now get real silly and go to a harley type bike rodeo event and enter the slow race. Realy piss them off when you win.
     
  4. Rollin_Again

    Rollin_Again Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,317
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Duluth, GA
    My latest game is seeing how far I can roll off my trailer backward in neutral before having to put my feet down (this one has disaster written all over it )

    Rollin
     
  5. elwray

    elwray New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2009
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Central NJ
    I would roll backwards down the hill of my driveway and see how fast I could get the speedo up going backwards.... ;)
     
  6. ridervfr

    ridervfr Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,738
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    South FL
    Map
    funny chit with the harley rodeos. Funniest one I saw was dude had to ride with the bitch on the back and they rolled up on a hot dog suspended by a string. The idea was for the bitch to grab the hot dog with her mouth and just roll thru the course. Good to see some blow job talents not going to waste. Guess I am a bit of a chauvonist pig today, sorry. NOT..>CHEERS anyway
     
  7. tinkerinWstuff

    tinkerinWstuff Administrator Staff Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    7,760
    Likes Received:
    74
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    Colorado Front Range
    Map
    you bet. I always try to keep from putting my feet down. Even at stop signs, I'll try to complete stop and then go without putting my feet down. I've wondered if a cop saw me if he'd have an easier time claiming I didn't complete stop.
     
  8. Keager

    Keager Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2007
    Messages:
    1,357
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    East Moline, IL - my own 'hood
    Map
    I do the barely moving at stop sign/light myself. Helps with keeping balance during other riding. Getting to know your bike makes one a better rider.
     
  9. ridervfr

    ridervfr Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    3,738
    Likes Received:
    70
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    South FL
    Map
    I usually click down thru the gears letting them slow the bike down until I get to nuetral and just coast up to the light. Maybe thats why my clutches last as long as they do. I still have to watch my mirrors so I dont get punted thru an intersection by some inatentive cager. Been doing that for 25 years or so and 200,000 miles.
     
  10. Metallican525

    Metallican525 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,809
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
    Map
    +1.................
     
  11. Metallican525

    Metallican525 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2009
    Messages:
    1,809
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
    Map
    Friend of a friend years ago allmost failed his riding test at the DMV because he could balance so well. Cop told him he failed cause he didn't come to a complete stop at the sign. When asked how this was determined the cop replied "you didn't put your feet down". Guy on the bike, standing still, talking to the cop, said "what, you mean like now" Cop looks and sees him still at a dead standstill with both feet on the pegs, had to eat his words and pass the guy!!
     
  12. tmyoungjr

    tmyoungjr New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester, New York, United States
    Map
    +1 i think the day i got my permit i started doing that :) so much fun. now to learn all over again on a new bike!
     
  13. SilverSurferRWB

    SilverSurferRWB Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    68
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Map
    I see how far I can get with stopping at stop signs before i need to put my feet down. My record so far is 2.3 miles with 8 stops! :heh: I only do this in the early morning with no traffic around. Gotta pay attention to the road with the crazy midday traffic or you get dead around here...
     
  14. Knife

    Knife Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,064
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Downingtown, PA 19335
    It's a game? That's what I've always done.
     
  15. Molsan

    Molsan New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2006
    Messages:
    532
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Red Deer Alberta
    Map
    Well I think we all play the no feet down game...

    what others?

    The don't use breaks to slow down for stops game?
    The weave between the dashies(not that i have ever done this officer)?
    The not look at my speed for a bit and see if it's the same after 60 seconds?
    Accelerating without looking at the speedo and seeing when you think your at speed?


    Sure you have more to add!
     
  16. TheUnnamed11

    TheUnnamed11 Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I do it often, accept i usually do it with no hands. clutchless shifting down isent as easy as it is going up. esspicially goign into neutral.
     
  17. Rollin_Again

    Rollin_Again Member

    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,317
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    53
    Location:
    Duluth, GA
    I thought those were slalom markers :biggrin:

    Rollin
     
  18. TheUnnamed11

    TheUnnamed11 Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    i did get caught doing this once. i told the officer i was practicing, which i was. he let me off but told me to drive safe. the way i figure if i can dodge those easially, when somethign falls off of a truck in front of me, or a critter runs out, ill hopefullly be able to dodge it as well.

    dono if i works, but its still fun
     
  19. revguy

    revguy New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Location:
    North Bay Ontario
    Map
    I do that all the time and always cross lanes between the passing lane markers tring not to hit them
     
  20. FEZ

    FEZ New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yeah, I do the slowing to a crawl for stop signs.

    Did that at a weird, narrow junction - it had a speed bump right up to the edge of the junction and the 'kin speedbump had a real steep camber on all four sides. I'm a shortass - feet are flat on the floor on the level but at this junction the front wheel was on the bump and the rear on the road, so the ground clearance was increased by about three inches.

    Came to a dead stop - put my feet down and hit empty space.

    CRASH!

    Over went the bike onto it's side - me still half sat on it.

    Felt a bit of a twat...

    and tend to avoid that junction. They're not light bikes to pick up, are they?
     
Related Topics

Share This Page