Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Lovely, Metropolitan North Idaho
I've been telling a lot of riders my riding formula lately:
Bob's 4 rules of riding (gathered and refined since the 70s..):
1) They can't see you.
Who? ANYBODY on the roads, including bicyclists, other motorcyclists, cars, trucks, pedestrians, ANYBODY. Act like NOBODY sees you.
2) If they do see you, they'll try and kill you.
Who? Think: "Gee, that little bitty motorcycle won't care if I sneak in a left turn in front of him/her."
3) You have NO right of way.
Zero. None. I could care less what the law says. I have no right of way. Anywhere. I have literally stopped in the middle of an intersection (watching my 6 in my mirrors of course) and waved people to turn in front of me. Is that rule breaking? Of course. On the other hand, I'm still alive to tell the story. Your choice.
When I'm bigger than whatever else is on the road, THEN I have right of way. Otherwise, none. I act accordingly.
4) Never ride anything you can't pick up.
If you can't pick it up, YouTube videos to learn how. There's gonna come a day...