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Forum: Racing 02-25-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 63,877
Posted By Marylander
What about Rossi coming into the 500 class and...

What about Rossi coming into the 500 class and finishing 2nd? Garry McCoy winning some races? While KRJr was playing by the numbers to win the championship, which can make it seem kind of boring,...
Forum: Racing 02-25-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 737
Views: 63,877
Posted By Marylander
Er, didn't KRJr win the championship on a suzuki?...

Er, didn't KRJr win the championship on a suzuki? :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
Getting from frederick county down to the DC area...

Getting from frederick county down to the DC area is a different story. It's not unusual for me to be going ~75mph on 340 only to have a WV car/truck pass me like I'm standing still. I leave for work...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
Knobbies have a surprising amount of grip in the...

Knobbies have a surprising amount of grip in the snow. I did a few trail miles in the snow out in Gore, VA a couple weeks ago. Traction wasn't much of an issue (well, on the bike. I managed to spin...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36,110
Views: 9,387,081
Posted By Marylander
That's happening here too. Americans don't...

That's happening here too. Americans don't understand traffic circles. One of my kids said that, since folks here roll stop signs they should replace the yield signs at circles (which people stop at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
Something like this? ...

Something like this?
http://wkak.net/IMG_8329_t.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
I would be concerned of a sudden turn of the...

I would be concerned of a sudden turn of the steering wheel into me if I kicked a door. My legs are too short either way so... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
I was making a joke that you were riding in the...

I was making a joke that you were riding in the rain and survived. I've been told more than once that you cannot ride a motorcycle in the rain. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
How are you still alive? You are one lucky mofo.

How are you still alive? You are one lucky mofo.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 36,110
Views: 9,387,081
Posted By Marylander
If you have to think about what you're doing when...

If you have to think about what you're doing when something goes wrong then you haven't practiced enough. That's my opinion anyway. I'm a big advocate of dirt riding as prep for things like this lady...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
I'm with you. I think it's kind of funny that...

I'm with you. I think it's kind of funny that people don't believe me when I tell them that not only am I not cold but I don't have the period waiting to warm up like you do with a car (nor do I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
I don't even think it's that unlikely. The...

I don't even think it's that unlikely. The vikings really got around. That said, it's more likely that you specifically have Genghis Khan's blood.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,605,119
Posted By Marylander
Hmm, I think they look fine. I may be one of the...

Hmm, I think they look fine. I may be one of the few who doesn't think the new look of the versys is really an improvement. Generic modern bike anyone?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
Bah, it's not cheating to me. I really do have...

Bah, it's not cheating to me. I really do have good gear and I really am not cold. This morning was around 7dF for my 57 mile mostly highway commute. I wasn't cold until I got to work and had to walk...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
Hear hear!

Hear hear!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
Yep, that's it exactly. On my versys, with a barn...

Yep, that's it exactly. On my versys, with a barn door windshield, I have to stick my head out in the wind every once in a while to keep the pinlock/faceshield clear. I have ridden at least as low as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36,110
Views: 9,387,081
Posted By Marylander
Nice vid. I don't think there's anything faster...

Nice vid. I don't think there's anything faster on a fairly tight road than a supermoto. Sportbikes are faster on sweepers but anything tighter the supermotos should own.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-15-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,605,119
Posted By Marylander
Motorcycles are only good for a bout 25k miles,...

Motorcycles are only good for a bout 25k miles, didn't you get the memo?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
"I'm not some little princess"

"I'm not some little princess"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
I miss bicycle commuting. Depending on where I...

I miss bicycle commuting. Depending on where I was living (either gaithersburg or college park commuting to rockville) I would go straight in to work from 9-15 miles one way then take a 20-30 mile...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
In DC proper you reasonable motorcyclists can do...

In DC proper you reasonable motorcyclists can do just about anything that's reasonable so long as you don't flaunt it in front of the police. I filter if I'm in DC but switch right back to "might as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
Yep, that's such a common thing. I judge whether...

Yep, that's such a common thing. I judge whether the person I'm catching is speeding up for me and, if they are, I blast past them rather than gradually upping my speed. This way they have no chance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
I've had bikes doing 100+ mph come by me in my...

I've had bikes doing 100+ mph come by me in my lane on both the DC and Baltimore beltways. Crazy scary...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
Just tell them the gas engine is only used to...

Just tell them the gas engine is only used to charge the batteries when you can't plug in/for emergencies. Not for sending power to the wheels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
I no longer feel alone in the world.

I no longer feel alone in the world.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
If you alternate you can maximize the distance...

If you alternate you can maximize the distance between gas stops.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
I've got the aerostich license plate frames that...

I've got the aerostich license plate frames that say the same thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
The resident geese at work make a path as I...

The resident geese at work make a path as I approach on my bike now. I've got them trained after years of riding right at them.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-12-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,605,119
Posted By Marylander
Oops, quite right. I need to actually proofread...

Oops, quite right. I need to actually proofread before I click submit... ;)

For pure street use I like the 16t front a lot better than 15t. I've got a kx250 for pure dirt use so my versys has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36,110
Views: 9,387,081
Posted By Marylander
Sticker is about to expire...

Sticker is about to expire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
For a long time I've used track tires since I...

For a long time I've used track tires since I could get them free from a friend who'd worn them out for track use (pirelli super dragon corsa pro mostly). I just had to be careful and they worked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
If you can find the cash for an electric jacket...

If you can find the cash for an electric jacket (warm n safe, gerbings, etc) you will be golden. No point in screwing around with layering and all that, just go straight for the electric jacket (not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
Cool, I'll check it out. Thanks! In practice how...

Cool, I'll check it out. Thanks! In practice how often do you need to apply it? I ride in the rain pretty often (looks like we actually get twice as many inches of rain per year in the washington, dc...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,605,119
Posted By Marylander
I had no problem maintaining 70-80 mph on the...

I had no problem maintaining 70-80 mph on the stock gearing. I like one tooth more up front though (I like it better for slower riding too). At 80 mph it seems like the motor is just a bit over 3k...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 510,481
Posted By Marylander
If you ride in the rain you'll get wet and die! ...

If you ride in the rain you'll get wet and die!

It's time to retire my dainese d-dry boots from rain duty as my toes get wet pretty quick in any kind of significant rain, like this morning. My new...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6,934
Views: 1,605,119
Posted By Marylander
Big improvement. I'm right with you on that. ;)

Big improvement. I'm right with you on that. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
Seems a large percentage of Harley riders have...

Seems a large percentage of Harley riders have the dichotomy of bikes types: Harleys vs not real bikes... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
You guys are very clever. I do the same.

You guys are very clever. I do the same.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
Heh, this is why I usually go inside (if I'm in a...

Heh, this is why I usually go inside (if I'm in a car - I don't use drive throughs at all on the bike any more). ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10,227
Views: 2,140,424
Posted By Marylander
If you're to the right side of the left lane...

If you're to the right side of the left lane you're more likely to be seen in a car's mirror. The drivers here DO NOT turn their heads more than is required to look in the mirrors. So, if you don't...
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