So I've been riding my restored px since September on my own at weekends as when I get the chance but this weekend I had a rideout with my brother who's been scootering for 30 years and he commented on my speed, I've got up to 50mph and just ride as fast as I'm comfortable with.......should I push myself a bit or will it just come with experience?
For me, it came with experience. But I was riding scooters in the back fields when I was 11. Young, and too dumb to know better! Time and familiarity will increase speed, but if you want to learn how to be faster, faster, go on more rideouts with your brother. Follow him and copy his "lines" through the turns. If he is going faster than you're comfortable with, slow down a little. That way you wont feel pressured out of your comfort zone. Keep it fun, and you will probably pick up the pace without even realizing it.
for some as jedi says its learning early when still young an dumb an experienceless .your the best judge of your skills ,so if feeling pushed back off the throttle .after all if you wanted to thrash everywhere you'd of bought a sports bike .your brother might be more experienced but often with years riding can come complacency,he could be pushing his skill level an the scooters abilities an not realise it. theres a line ,upto the line your in the riders an scoots comfort zone , on the line your at 100% of your safe capabilities. over the line an your riding on your luck factor ,is there wet leaf/horse pucky/diesel spill round nxt corner. has the numpty at nxt junction seen you an wont pull out ,etc . 2 skools of thought ,the modern defensive riding technique an my preferred method ,aggressive/defensive ,loud pipes save lives ,they cant hit me if i'm 1/2 mile further on ,if in doubt accelerate ,brakes referred to as "coward-levers" etc . a measure of bravado is needed , but has worked for me an your brother it seems . your the only judge/opinion that matters ,ride were you feel safe . H
if its got wheels n makes a noise I wanna play with it, skateboards included coz "skate-punks rule",
Thanks, at the end of the day I want to enjoy being out on it and if I'm trying to push myself faster just to fit in and don't feel safe where's the enjoyment in that? You're right, I just need to ride to suit me
Get out and go at the pace you enjoy I previously had an R6 went a so called run to fort William And never saw a thing,except a white line on the road Now got the Vespa and just cruise along, enjoying the sites and scenery