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by orlin.anderson
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Rookie From Eastern WA
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: Rookie From Eastern WA

I have had a crazy busy summer. I haven't been able to post as much as I would like to have. Well I have had several occasions to ride since my last post. I'm not counting the short jogs around town but the rides consisting of 20+ minutes. After my last post I began researching best ways to practice...
by orlin.anderson
Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Rookie From Eastern WA
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: Rookie From Eastern WA

I know its been a while since my last post. I unfortunately haven't been able to ride as much as I want too. The three weeks, I have only ridden about once a week for a few miles at a time. I'll take whatever I can get. On the 4th of July was a different story. I was able to ride out to the place we...
by orlin.anderson
Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Rookie From Eastern WA
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: Rookie From Eastern WA

Thanks Jack, Thats good to know its not just me. It's really driving me crazy trying to figure it out..I'll get it.
by orlin.anderson
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Rookie From Eastern WA
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: Rookie From Eastern WA

I know that in time weather will not be as much of a factor in my riding adventures. However, since I am still learning the basics and trying to overcome some basics skill I feel that managing the amount of risk I expose myself to is necessary. Why I am on that train of thought I'll talk about some ...
by orlin.anderson
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Rookie From Eastern WA
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: Rookie From Eastern WA

Just a quick Post tonight..Am I the only one who gets antsy when the weathers nice and cannot ride? I I have an addictive personality and I really feel I am addicted to riding...
by orlin.anderson
Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Rookie From Eastern WA
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: Rookie From Eastern WA

I spent a week ridding around town and working on basics on the side streets, quicks stops, weaving, swerving etc... I had been looking for a way to ride to my school without getting on the freeway ( I wasn't prepared for that step yet). I found a way but I had to get on a highway for a mile and a h...
by orlin.anderson
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: Rookie From Eastern WA
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Rookie From Eastern WA

I have been contemplating starting a blog for a while now and have a little free time so Surprise!!! First I guess a little back ground about myself. I am a 10 year Navy Vet. Who has wanted to ride street bikes for as long as I can remember. Timing never seemed right and the wife has always threaten...
by orlin.anderson
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: HIghway Panic Attack...HELP Please
Replies: 15
Views: 7517

Re: HIghway Panic Attack...HELP Please

Today after my ride to school and back I went in search of an empty parking lot so that I could practice. I found a parking lot that had 7 or 8 lights spaced out about 50 feet apart with no curbs. I spend 30 minute weaving between them a about 20-25 mph. Also there was a nice outside lane around the...
by orlin.anderson
Fri May 30, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: HIghway Panic Attack...HELP Please
Replies: 15
Views: 7517

Re: HIghway Panic Attack...HELP Please

Yesterday I had a slight set back. I decided that I was going to go ride on a road that I have driven maybe 500 times. It has relatively tight snake curves and decent speeds (50 mph). I figured that since I felt comfortable riding 70+ and the roads I have been riding on a daily basis have some curve...
by orlin.anderson
Fri May 09, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: A newbie from Eastern Washington
Replies: 4
Views: 2268

Re: A newbie from Eastern Washington

Thank you, Ive found the forums here invaluable and the experience and advice is amazing.
by orlin.anderson
Fri May 09, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Appearance
Topic: Windshield or no windshield that is the question?!?!?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 5527

Windshield or no windshield that is the question?!?!?!?

Good afternoon from the Inland Northwest... I've been considering putting a windshield on my 2004 Vulcan Classic Cruiser for a while now. One thing I cannot get passed is that I do not like how a bike with a windshield looks.... I've also heard and (read) horror stories of severe buffeting between t...
by orlin.anderson
Thu May 08, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Nervous on open highways
Replies: 22
Views: 10043

Re: Nervous on open highways

I am a beginner an had my own issues with highways. I would get up too speed and then would start to get nervous as I was thinking too much. I found a great way to minimize this, chewing gum. It may sound weird but being able to chew a stick of gun really brought me out of my head. I still have thos...
by orlin.anderson
Sat May 03, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: HIghway Panic Attack...HELP Please
Replies: 15
Views: 7517

Re: HIghway Panic Attack...HELP Please

Thank you all advice and support! I may not understand what happened that day but I am happy to report that I am in a much different place. This may sound goofy or even slightly crazy but I found that chewing gum during my rides has made a huge difference. It seems to pull me out of my head and rela...
by orlin.anderson
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: HIghway Panic Attack...HELP Please
Replies: 15
Views: 7517

HIghway Panic Attack...HELP Please

I'm a newbie to street bikes. I have recently been through the BRC about a month ago. I have been riding every chance I get. I LOVE riding in town but I hear how boring it is. I commute to a nearby town where I am a college student (think Billy Madison). There are two ways to get there, one by freew...
by orlin.anderson
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: A newbie from Eastern Washington
Replies: 4
Views: 2268

A newbie from Eastern Washington

Greeting all, Well I think the the header says it all,well sorta. I am a new to riding street bikes. I went through the BRC at the beginning of April. I have been riding dirt bikes off and on for the last 20+ years. I have wanted a cruiser for as long as I can remember but my wife was against it. To...