Sunday, August 23, 2009

Best foot forward on a motorcycle

I was passed by one of those good looking Yamaha Star cruisers. The all black one with the wide rear tire and best proportioned, air cooled, pushrod, V-twin motor in any motorcycle.

However, the foot controls were so far forward the rider looked like his legs were sticking straight out in front of him. Styling considerations aside, this riding position looks very uncomfortable. It looks to be nearly impossible to use your legs to help support your body weight. This can make day long rides unbearable.

Maybe this is why some riders are so shocked to hear we regularly ride 300+ miles or 9+ hours per day?


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