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Zer Netmouse
June 28th, 2007
01:36 pm

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Watch out world!

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From:damascene
Date:June 29th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
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I buy my vests on eBay. Search "safety vest" and manymany results will appear, some of which are cheap enough to almost be considered disposable (which made me marginally less annoyed at having to replace the one that's always in my glove box, when the bike was stolen last August). I prefer the lime green based on visual perception studies that indicate that color has a higher visual registration factor than standard safety-orange, especially in low light conditions.

(emergency stop - I went one foot farther than needed for my speed)

Uh-huh. And did your instructors feed you the line about how you've just knocked Grandma over and broken her hip, the way the pair running my class did?

Riding together, you're on. Mine's not a highway bike, but we'll figure out something.
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From:netmouse
Date:July 1st, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
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Uh-huh. And did your instructors feed you the line about how you've just knocked Grandma over and broken her hip, the way the pair running my class did?

um, no. Of course, they'd seen me do many a fine stop in practice, including the time one instructor stepped in front of me as we were circling around doing swerving practice on our own, to stop the exercise. He gave the signal to stop as he stepped right in front of me. I stopped immediately, with perfect form, I might add. "Stopped on a dime," he said, "good."

I liked my instructors. Our whole class had a really good energy to it, a lot of confidence and good feeling. And our whole practice group passed the test. It was awesome. It's rare, they said, but it certainly broke the suspense as he went to hand out the results. "Before I get started," he said, "you all passed." That was great.
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