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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 13,176
Posted By weems
900 milers

Two of them this spring. Only stopping for restroom, food, and fuel. (No sit down lunches. Just snacking.) I love the focus of the long ride.

R12GS with Mayer saddle (can't remember which...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By weems
both plugs and hearing aids

For short rides at lower speeds, I keep my hearing aids in, but turn them off.

Longer rides at higher speeds, I pull them and use ear plugs.

The ear doc told me that just turning them off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,823
Posted By weems
Sideswiped deer

I believe in scrubbing speed and keeping straight most of the time when there's a deer in the headlights.

However, this spring, I had an impact with a deer in SW Colorado. I caught her out of the...
Forum: Racing 06-05-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,268
Posted By weems
Rossi hurt

Just broke his leg in practice for the Italian GP. Molto bummer.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-02-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By weems
Well I appreciated the discovery about getting...

Well I appreciated the discovery about getting off the interstate there. I would have stayed off, but I was finishing a ride from Seattle. The day before I had done 900 miles, and I was getting a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-02-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By weems
I apparently have even gotten smarter as I get...

I apparently have even gotten smarter as I get older!:D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-02-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By weems
Thanks! If you see her, tell her I'm a fan. I...

Thanks! If you see her, tell her I'm a fan. I won't write her, as I don't believe in stalking on the internet!:D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-02-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By weems
I wish! Being an ancient one, stalking doesn't...

I wish! Being an ancient one, stalking doesn't work that well.:D

Naw. I just appreciated the schooling I got.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By weems
Chasing a KTM near Rifle

Memorial Day afternoon, I was riding east on I70 yesterday, and saw a woman on a KTM with ADV sticker at a gas station in Debecque. I ended up riding behind her for awhile on the frontage road, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,752
Posted By weems
Thanks Dave and Dog. The reason I asked about...

Thanks Dave and Dog. The reason I asked about that forward foot on the ground is that reminds me of the role that the inside ski plays in skiing. It sometimes acts as a fulcrum for the outside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2009, 07:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,752
Posted By weems
Seems like when they need a foot down in a turn,...

Seems like when they need a foot down in a turn, they sit. When it's bumpy and fast they stand. When it's smooth they can sit.

Why do they put the foot down? I think I know, but would rather...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2009, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,403
Posted By weems
I found that I did better at the faster speeds. ...

I found that I did better at the faster speeds. The slower speeds, I sort of saw too much.

Cool test. It helps work out the "puzzles" in traffic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,409
Posted By weems
vanishing point

One other thing about looking: I can't remember where it came from but I read it here about looking for the vanishing point in the corner. It's not something I always do, but it helps keep my eyes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2009, 07:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,409
Posted By weems
Push Pull

The idea of pushing only with the inside hand, and no pull on the outside hand was a critical part of learning how to countersteer for me. Also, something else from Parks's book--if you overturn...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,241,111
Posted By weems
I think I've seen this bike around town. I've...

I think I've seen this bike around town. I've not done Kebler yet. Maybe next summer.

Do you want some help nailing your heels down on those skis? I can fix that!:D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By weems
I stopped using my grills just recently. I...

I stopped using my grills just recently. I really liked the increase in light. The only problem is that now there is a bit of glare. So I might duct tape the top edge. I'd like to get a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2008, 07:18 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,068
Posted By weems
[quote=sangfroid] Fair enough.:D I've got...

[quote=sangfroid]

Fair enough.:D I've got a nephew with the NY State Police who's a little like that, when he gets behind the wheel of the cruiser.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2008, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,130
Posted By weems
I like your idea, ID. I've started a blog for...

I like your idea, ID. I've started a blog for just this purpose. My older son knows how to find it, and I've left some clues in case he's not around. And, I do have a "pull the plug" living will,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2008, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By weems
I think it's just right. I feel really nervous...

I think it's just right. I feel really nervous when I'm on a slight slope and the stand is uphill. With as much lean as you have, it would be really hard to knock it over.

If it's hard to get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By weems
I agree completely. Actually I think there are...

I agree completely. Actually I think there are FEW hunters who are idiots. But there definitely are a few, and they need education and consideration. These guys were definitely fools.

I also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,068
Posted By weems
I disagree. I've never met one that acted other...

I disagree. I've never met one that acted other than professionally AND friendly.

Does this say something about your approach? Read, "A Speeder's Guide to Avoiding Tickets" by Sgt. James M....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,068
Posted By weems
Naw. Just give 'em the finger. They love that!:D

Naw. Just give 'em the finger. They love that!:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,180
Posted By weems
It seems like a lot of what you describe depends...

It seems like a lot of what you describe depends on whether it's useful, or not, to have the back wheel sliding. In other words, traction (forward) needs determine which positioning. If the back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,045
Posted By weems
Me too. Do you have any systematic patterns for...

Me too. Do you have any systematic patterns for what you do (besides slow down) when that sixth sense talks to you?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By weems
Deer and deer hunters

I've been riding quite a few roads in CO this fall, and seen lots of deer. NONE have been a problem (just good luck, and maybe the deer whistles--I wish/hope). I've been riding really...
Forum: Face plant 10-14-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,506
Posted By weems
NICE MOVES! Your focus must be great. I...

NICE MOVES! Your focus must be great.

I had an encounter with a bear near Ridgeway, Colorado last week. He was very aggressive, and wrote me up for 50 mph in a 25 zone.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,984
Posted By weems
Thumb +1 We're all living on the margins. We just have...

+1 We're all living on the margins. We just have to take the precautions we can while making life worth living, and living life with purpose and grace. Oh yeah!...and havin' fun.
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,273
Posted By weems
padding

I think an important part of atgatt is the padding at the joints. The abrasion resistant stuff helps with the roadburn. But a lot of people forget the impact protection of...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2008, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,849
Posted By weems
That is a nice sign. In New Zealand, I saw...

That is a nice sign. In New Zealand, I saw roadsigns that said something like: Drive carefully. You're a long time dead.

Get well soon, JunkBunny.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2008, 06:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,222
Posted By weems
Just curious, why do you have an FJR instead of,...

Just curious, why do you have an FJR instead of, say, an R1200RT? or K1200GT?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,241,111
Posted By weems
Pura vida, mae!

Pura vida, mae!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,073
Posted By weems
Sorry, so late. I've been out of town. 1. ...

Sorry, so late. I've been out of town.

1. Seal blown on the right jug. They said it had to do with the counterbalancer. Took ONE MONTH to replace. I lost a 6000 mile ride, as I had taken it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2008, 04:13 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,073
Posted By weems
I wasn't riding then. But I have had the...

I wasn't riding then. But I have had the maintenance done religiously.

And thanks JR. That's what I suspected.

But man, am I frustrated.

Anyway, I got my question answered (except...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,073
Posted By weems
What's a troll? All I'm sayin' is I had my...

What's a troll?

All I'm sayin' is I had my third big problem, this time during a trip in southern Colorado, and I'm pretty annoyed and frustrating. I don't get that much time for a ride, and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,073
Posted By weems
Thanks. This is similar to what I've heard. And...

Thanks. This is similar to what I've heard. And I do more long distance on slab. Maybe about 20% of the time on dirt. Sounds like the ktm is not the deal.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,073
Posted By weems
Well, that's the question. Obviously, you say...

Well, that's the question. Obviously, you say it's not. But I paid a lot for reliability in the GS and DO NOT HAVE IT.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2008, 04:30 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 24,073
Posted By weems
Comparo: KTM 950/990 vs 1200GS

I must be forming the search question wrong, but I'm looking for a GS and KTM Adventure comparison.

I know there have been threads comparing the two. Any hints on how to find them?

I may...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 31,286
Posted By weems
:rofl :rofl :D This is going on my email sig. ...

:rofl :rofl :D This is going on my email sig.

I also liked one I learned from skiing: Go fast. Take chances.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,514
Posted By weems
I have varios and would like something bigger and...

I have varios and would like something bigger and sturdier. BUT, I think the tear-away plastic supports saved my bacon when I got rear-ended. The sidecase was ripped off by the fender of the car,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,576
Posted By weems
I use my rear brake sparingly in real riding. ...

I use my rear brake sparingly in real riding. But when I took the test (back when I wasn't a perfect rider like I am today:evil :rofl ) my biggest problem was that I hit the front brake too hard in...
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