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    Slow riding

    You must learn to walk before you can run. Every one should be encouraged to practice slow riding, not just TWilite. This practice is just as important as any safty equipment you may adorn. Preventive safty is what slow riding is all about. If you look at my profile I actually list slow riding as a hobby. I actually have training wheels for my TW that I use during slow ride compititions. I can actually stop and roll backwards. Dirts a Flyen. SanDue
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    Theres just something about showing up for a slow race on a Dub. When I lined up with a bunch of Harleys they all laughed at my "Little Dirtbike" until the start. Engines revving,clutches burning and trying to balance a 750lbs. bike with ape hangers and the Dub just sat there balanced on it's two wide tires. Needless to say I won all three rounds,took the trophy,gave back the prize money and was asked to never bring my " Little Dirtbike" back.

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    Slow riding is just another way our TWs excel..
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    I love slow riding. I'm amazed that i still have fun on the TW for an hour and i might have ridden only 10 miles.
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    When someone's tailgating me on the TW and I'm approaching a red light, I slow down as slow as I can go without falling over approaching the light, and watch the person behind me get even more frustrated. I can usually stop for 3 or 4 seconds before losing my balance.
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    I hate tailgaters. I believe most tailgaters have never ridden a bike in traffic before!

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    Most people around here are courteous to bikes but there are a few jerks. When people tailgate me in my car I tend to choose that time for washing my windshield, especially if the car behind me is a nice shiny sports car.
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    If someone is tailgating you at night and their headlights are blinding you just turn mirrors right back at them. Even big trucks get the message pretty quick.

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    If someone is seriously tailgating you, please, pull over and let them go. Tailgating is a sign of passive aggression. Remember. They outweigh you by an order of magnitude.
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    I slow ride all the time. Kinda like Trials riding. I setup obstacles, and have at it. This is something I've been doing since I was a little kid. It developes great ballancing and control skills. I trully believe this improves overall riding control and skills over riding fast.
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