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Old 23rd February 2007, 02:58   #16
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My wife was telling me the other day- her scooty some times does not stop with those 2 brakes and 'leg brake' helps in such cases... hmm... may be I should get the brakes checked myself soon!
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Saw this female rider on the Palm Beach road a couple of months back. She was riding with her purse dangling from her shoulders and kept adjusting herself dangerously to prevent the purse from slipping off. If something goes wrong with her then it's the car drivers fault!
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Old 24th June 2008, 17:04   #18
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Funny, glad that he doesn't have a 3 yr old kid sitting in front of him.
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Old 24th June 2008, 17:06   #19
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Saw this female rider on the Palm Beach road a couple of months back. She was riding with her purse dangling from her shoulders and kept adjusting herself dangerously to prevent the purse from slipping off. If something goes wrong with her then it's the car drivers fault!
Sir, how safe is clicking snaps while driving?
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Sir, how safe is clicking snaps while driving?
Not safe but such scenes are priceless! Worth taking the risk.
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Not safe but such scenes are priceless! Worth taking the risk.
There are some scenes money can't buy, for everything else, there is a camera
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Reminds me of that old Action Shoes adv' where the brakes fail and the dudes use their feet to stop the car .Innovative Ideas !!
Actually it reminds me of aircraft landing gear coming out while take off or landing
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Old 4th February 2009, 12:59   #23
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Unhappy Dangers of riding 2-wheeler w/ feet hanging in mid-air

This morning one Scooty ridder (woman) paassed me at the speed of 40-50 km/hr.

Her BOTH legs were dropping, while she was driving amidst the Vikhroli-Jogeshwari link road.

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1) Her vehicle regn. no. was from Thane!! Must have drove min. 10-12 kms in the same position!!
2) There was no hurdle in near vicinity.
3) The other vehicles were passing at the same speed.
4) most important: must have passed at least 2-3 policemen en-route. can't anybody asked her?
5) was wearing a Helmet & there was no "L"mark, means she was regular rider.

If any accident is met by such people, who is responsible? More dangerous, if such people hit innocent people/other vehicle...

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I cannot understand dropping. Are you saying that her legs were not on the scooter, but dangling ?
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Lot of female riders do it. A lady in the neighbourhood used to do it too. I told her many times to not ride like that. She said it helps to control the vehicle if she has to come to a stop. One day, her leg hit a stone lying on the road. She never dangled her legs off the footboard after that.

Oh it took her 6 months to recover.
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Well, then you should have done the honors and told her how dangerous it is.
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well it is an important issue which I have observed not just with women but with some old aged men as well.

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I agree Techno. Its a serious issue because you will not be able to balance properly if your feet are not firmly supported some kind of foot rest...especially when you make a turn.

One foot out is OK and is a technique used by motocross riders. (even Rossi)
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Maybe she had bad cramps in her legs!!

Sometimes, after riding for a long time, my legs cramp up and I stretch them out like that for a few secs.
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I agree Techno. Its a serious issue because you will not be able to balance properly if your feet are not firmly supported some kind of foot rest...especially when you make a turn.

One foot out is OK and is a technique used by motocross riders. (even Rossi)
Rossi doesnt ride motard style he is more of a Body lean person. They take the legs off the pegs only for a second one for a few times over the whole race to stretch them. On normal roads its suicide I saw a girl sitting pillion on a scooty today doing the same thing.
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