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Geotag by CacheAddict.com Todie's Wild Ride- Another Motorcycle Myth

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Released:
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Origin:
Michigan, United States
Recently Spotted:
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Current GOAL

This coin is being released to help raise awareness of motorcycles on the roads.

This coin is in memory of Todie Phillips of Manitou Beach, MI. He passed away August 12 2008 as a result of a motorcycle accident, he was only 49 years old.

About This Item

Myth -
A Skilled Rider Can Stop Better with Conventional Brakes than with Anti-Lock Brakes

Extensive testing done recently disproves this popular notion. Even on clean, dry, flat pavement, skilled, experienced riders (who did hundreds of panic stops for the testing on outrigger-equipped motorcycles) stopped in less distance with anti-lock brakes (ABS) than with conventional or linked braking systems. Though the tests didn't include samples on surfaces with slick, dirty or wet spots, ABS certainly would have performed even better under those conditions while eliminating much of the risk of crashing.
The other cool thing about ABS on a motorcycle is that allows you to safely practice panic stops without risking a crash caused by lock-up.

Know your bike and how to use it: Practice! Develop your riding techniques before going into heavy traffic. Know how to handle your bike in conditions such as wet or sandy roads, high winds, and uneven surfaces.

Tracking History (869.9mi) View Map

Mark Missing 02/29/2012 usyoopers marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 09/03/2011 QuicVic placed it in The Caves of Mt. Carmel Georgia - 7.3 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 09/03/2011 QuicVic retrieved it from The Foot of the Captain Georgia   Visit Log

Will move it along. Ride safe..

Dropped Off 07/27/2011 hickerbocker placed it in The Foot of the Captain Georgia - 18.85 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 02/03/2011 hickerbocker retrieved it from Gas Savers # 4 Georgia   Visit Log

What a great mission!! I'm a Harley rider myself. Next month I'm going down to Daytona for Bike Week. I will place the bug somewhere down there. Seems like a good time and place to hide a bug meant to promote motorcycle safety: Bike Week 2011!!!

hickerbocker

Dropped Off 11/07/2010 ceejai&family placed it in Gas Savers # 4 Georgia - 17.72 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 11/03/2010 ceejai&family retrieved it from Hidden Falls Georgia   Visit Log

It will be moving soon!

Dropped Off 11/02/2010 Mimi&PaCook placed it in Hidden Falls Georgia - 29.44 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 10/30/2010 Mimi&PaCook retrieved it from Prospectin' fer Gold Georgia   Visit Log

I don't like being "it", so I'll find another cache to put it in real soon.

Dropped Off 10/29/2010 battlehawk826 placed it in Prospectin' fer Gold Georgia - 807.12 miles  Visit Log
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