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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 188,930
Posted By Socratease
And here I always thought he was from China.

And here I always thought he was from China.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 188,930
Posted By Socratease
One morning I woke up and it was just POURING...

One morning I woke up and it was just POURING down rain. I briefly considered taking the cage to work, then decided I was confident enough in my rain gear to take the VFR w/ABS and rode in. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,994,180
Posted By Socratease
I had someone tell me he always wanted to ride a...

I had someone tell me he always wanted to ride a motorcycle, and asked if I thought a CBR1000RR would be a good first bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,612
Posted By Socratease
ATGATT every day. I have a spare pair of tennis...

ATGATT every day. I have a spare pair of tennis shoes I keep at the office to swap with my boots for the day, but otherwise I wear my office clothes (casual) underneath and hang up the protection in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,627
Posted By Socratease
Hmmm... that doesn't sound right. When the bike...

Hmmm... that doesn't sound right. When the bike is leaned in a turn, it is balancing the forces caused by the turn and is always "upright" relative to those forces. As long as the bike isn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,161
Posted By Socratease
I disagree. If nothing else, if you find youself...

I disagree. If nothing else, if you find youself in the middle of nowhere with the gas gauge approaching empty, it will tell you the direction of the nearest station.

Plus they're handy for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,161
Posted By Socratease
Our little group of riders from work usually pick...

Our little group of riders from work usually pick a general direction (i.e. North, South, the Sierras, etc.) and then we check things like Mad Maps and pashnit.com for interesting roads in that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,131
Posted By Socratease
Sure, give 'em a wave. ...

Sure, give 'em a wave.

http://wd6cmu.antennalaunchers.com/images/chp.jpg

They're friendly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,023
Posted By Socratease
I agree, you probably won't want to try 600...

I agree, you probably won't want to try 600 miles/day on the Pacific Coast Highway. (Maybe others, too, but the PCH I have some experience with.) I wouldn't schedule it for more than about 400/day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By Socratease
We don't, but our government will use any excuse...

We don't, but our government will use any excuse it thinks it can get away with to tax us some more.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,238
Posted By Socratease
They have them. ...

They have them.

http://www.dirtwerkz.com/images/products/offroadlighting/cyclops.jpg

But they're for off-road only; not street-legal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2006, 06:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,238
Posted By Socratease
I was wondering if doing an in-lane weave would...

I was wondering if doing an in-lane weave would work. Anybody tried it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2006, 05:26 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,128
Posted By Socratease
I asked a cop friend about this, and he said they...

I asked a cop friend about this, and he said they evade the prohibition by timing you between more than two marks and averaging them.

If the airplane has only one officer in it who is doing both...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,703
Posted By Socratease
On my surface-street commute, I have speakers in...

On my surface-street commute, I have speakers in the helmet. On the highway, I put in foam earplugs and crank up the speakers. Not ideal (frequency response goes to hell, for instance), but it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,774
Posted By Socratease
I think foam hearing protectors are OK. CVC...

I think foam hearing protectors are OK.

CVC 27400<!-- #EndEditable -->. <!-- #BeginEditable "section_content" --> A person operating a motor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2006, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,491
Posted By Socratease
Correction: hemisphere. If CalTrans was leaving...

Correction: hemisphere. If CalTrans was leaving a bunch of spheres in the middle of the roads, I'd be REAL nervous.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botts_dots

Acutally named "Bott's Dots"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2006, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,231
Posted By Socratease
If you had to wear glasses, you would. Yeah,...

If you had to wear glasses, you would.

Yeah, they're ugly, but they work. Sorta like a GS.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,218
Posted By Socratease
I also recommend the Ienatsch book, it's a very...

I also recommend the Ienatsch book, it's a very practical street application of track techniques. :clap You won't use all of them, but you'll know what they're for.

Don't lean away from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,168
Posted By Socratease
Held Steve's gloves have a little squeegee...

Held Steve's gloves have a little squeegee built-in to the left index finger.

Do yellow tinted visors help any in fog? Other colors?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,330
Posted By Socratease
I've worked with a retired ranger that organizes...

I've worked with a retired ranger that organizes clean-ups of plinking areas in a national forest. The USFS usually picks up the tab for hauling as long as we get it to their ranger station, if your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,087
Posted By Socratease
Lots of times, laws are made for political...

Lots of times, laws are made for political reasons, not logical ones. I just read an article where it mentioned that Congress passed a law requiring state and local emergency management agencies to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2006, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,645
Posted By Socratease
Right or Left?

Yes!

Check the pavement and put down the uphill foot or the one with best footing. Keeps you from dropping the bike, makes you alert and flexible. If it's windy, I'll sometimes put down both.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By Socratease
I patrol routes for double-centuries and the...

I patrol routes for double-centuries and the like, but nothing that needs a ref.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,582
Posted By Socratease
Learn to ride the edge of traction on your brakes...

Learn to ride the edge of traction on your brakes so you can make the tires squeal while not loosing control. Really gets their attention, much better than a middle finger.

I've had this idea for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,870
Posted By Socratease
I rode with a guy who had turned one of the...

I rode with a guy who had turned one of the saddlebags on his BMW into an auxiliary tank. Had it plumbed-in and everything, it looked stock until you noticed the hose fitting running into the bag. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,679
Posted By Socratease
I try not to get too hung up on keeping in a...

I try not to get too hung up on keeping in a group when in traffic because doing so has led me to cutting safety margins I shouldn't on a few occasions. If a car moves in between two bikes, it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,938
Posted By Socratease
Sounds good, but I have a question: Don't you...

Sounds good, but I have a question: Don't you want to roll on the throttle coming out of the corner? Wouldn't being at red line mean you'd have to shift up in the corner to do that?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,938
Posted By Socratease
Interesting, I bought a PS2 just last week so I...

Interesting, I bought a PS2 just last week so I could play "Tourist Trophy (http://www.us.playstation.com/Content/OGS/SCUS-97502/Site/)". In just a few days I've noticed I'm picking better lines...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,794
Posted By Socratease
Ah, yes, the only time I fell down in that class....

Ah, yes, the only time I fell down in that class. Managed to tip the bike downhill with me on it. Ouch!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2006, 11:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,053
Posted By Socratease
Got any recommendations for books? Only one I've...

Got any recommendations for books? Only one I've found so far is this one:

http://www.motocrossweb.de/images/amz_produkte/g_93050706143943.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,802
Posted By Socratease
Well, for one thing it keeps both hands on the...

Well, for one thing it keeps both hands on the controls until the engine is stopped.

I usually use the kill switch (recent MSF graduate), but sometimes I leave it in gear and kill it by putting...
Forum: Face plant 07-19-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,681
Posted By Socratease
Reminds me of RoboCop where the news cameras...

Reminds me of RoboCop where the news cameras track the city councilman's fall from the window all the way to the ground.

I effing hate tar snakes. Monitor Pass was covered with them and my rear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,264
Posted By Socratease
When school's out, I go over to the schoolyard...

When school's out, I go over to the schoolyard across the street a couple times a year and set up some turns, brake lanes, and slaloms with halves of tennis balls. Technically, the Sheriff could...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,330
Posted By Socratease
I think what they mean when Verizon says it "does...

I think what they mean when Verizon says it "does not function like a typical GPS device" is that you can't use it for navigation.

The FCC E911 rules don't seem to specify that a GPS be used, they...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,330
Posted By Socratease
I don't think the SAR units charge for a rescue,...

I don't think the SAR units charge for a rescue, they're already paid for by our taxes or they're volunteers. I expect you'd get a bill if a private evacuation or ambulance service was involved. ...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2006, 01:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,330
Posted By Socratease
The PLBs are a new service, they've only been...

The PLBs are a new service, they've only been available in the US since 2003.
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2006, 12:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,330
Posted By Socratease
From what I've read about the system, the Coast...

From what I've read about the system, the Coast Guard is only notified if the location of the transmitter is in the water, otherwise local SAR units are alerted. The type of unit that is signaling...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2006, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,330
Posted By Socratease
Looks like the terrestrial locators use the same...

Looks like the terrestrial locators use the same radio service, so I don't think it's a problem. The marine units float, have bigger batteries, a strobe, and are often water-activated, but the...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,330
Posted By Socratease
I don't know who sells them already assembled, I...

I don't know who sells them already assembled, I put mine together myself. You could start with the TinyTracker and GPS receiver combo package from Byonics (http://byonics.com/tinytrak/tt3plus.php)...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,330
Posted By Socratease
Sounds like an APRS tracker. I have one I can...

Sounds like an APRS tracker. I have one I can strap on my bike, and I know guys on cross-country trips that install them, you can go to findu.com and see where they are anytime you want. Requires a...
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