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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 11:23 AM
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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...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By Marylander
Considering that men are pigs you're probably...

Considering that men are pigs you're probably better off looking more like the michelin man when geared up... Sad but true.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9,463
Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
Yeah, that is a common thing. Vehicles around...

Yeah, that is a common thing. Vehicles around here just don't seem to understand that the lines have a purpose and their vehicle really does fit in between them. I may be stupid but, when I can, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 04:20 AM
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Posted By Marylander
Most of the bikes where I work are euro or...

Most of the bikes where I work are euro or Japanese (I work at a scientific organization). The parking situation has gotten bad for cars this year so there have been more bikes than usual. I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9,463
Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
Bumper sticker i saw on the way home today: there...

Bumper sticker i saw on the way home today: there are two kinds of bikers - those who have a harley and those who want one. I guess we know what kind you are. ;) I'm a motorcyclist myself, not a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 418,528
Posted By Marylander
I had a similar thing a couple days ago. I bought...

I had a similar thing a couple days ago. I bought one of the Antigravity Batteries XP-1 jumpstarters to keep on my cbr1krr (which has a tiny battery that honda also specs on <100cc scooters). I had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 03:31 AM
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Views: 418,528
Posted By Marylander
+1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Marylander
Mom never gives up! I've used a bike as a daily...

Mom never gives up! I've used a bike as a daily driver for 20 years and she still says those things to me. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34,187
Views: 8,385,844
Posted By Marylander
Scrubbing some heat off the tires. You know, like...

Scrubbing some heat off the tires. You know, like if you've got rain tires on and the track starts drying. You seek out the wet parts. It's obvious the grass is cooler than the asphalt. Noobs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 418,528
Posted By Marylander
This is one of my (many driving related) pet...

This is one of my (many driving related) pet peeves. Just follow the right-of-way rules, that would be "nicer"!
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,501,581
Posted By Marylander
I do my own tire changes. I've got a cycle hill...

I do my own tire changes. I've got a cycle hill changer.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/cycle-hill-motorcycle-tire-changer/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9,463
Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
I probably would've accepted the cart as I've...

I probably would've accepted the cart as I've been known to get a cart just to stick my jacket and helmet in. Also, I carry an aerostich LP bag with me (folds up tiny but holds a decent amount of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 07:32 AM
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Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
Ah, I'd never heard of those. I will definitely...

Ah, I'd never heard of those. I will definitely check them out. They don't seem too expensive to me if they work. I've got a lot more $$$s in my heated gear... Thanks!

I had been considering the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 04:57 AM
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Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
I have gotten close to doing an opposite riding...

I have gotten close to doing an opposite riding season, parking the bike when it's hot and gear is uncomfortable and taking an air-conditioned vehicle instead. Summer is my least favorite season to...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,501,581
Posted By Marylander
This is one reason to have (at least) 2 bikes....

This is one reason to have (at least) 2 bikes. For street riding I currently have an 09 versys and an 08 cbr1000rr, both basically stock. I alternate between them for riding to work (114 mile round...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 376,683
Posted By Marylander
ftfy

ftfy
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 03:52 AM
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Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
You've got to understand that, most of the time...

You've got to understand that, most of the time in the US, if you're being asked what kind of bike you've got they're really asking, "do you have a harley?" With that understanding I simply say the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 34,187
Views: 8,385,844
Posted By Marylander
I think I saw him in the vicinity of...

I think I saw him in the vicinity of McConnellsburg, PA a couple weekends ago. I was heading out to ride towing my dirt bike behind the truck. He didn't even wave back... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 418,528
Posted By Marylander
Yep, this should always be your goal and it makes...

Yep, this should always be your goal and it makes it obvious that riding with any kind of impairment is a very bad idea (not just talking about drugs/alcohol but also bad mood/anger, mind on other...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,501,581
Posted By Marylander
The biggest advantage of the RAM setup is that...

The biggest advantage of the RAM setup is that the whole thing rotates (the ball) and swivels in 2 planes (the cup-holder). You can scrape the pegs and your drink stays upright. ;) It also get you...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,501,581
Posted By Marylander
That's actually my main use for my camelbak too....

That's actually my main use for my camelbak too. I would almost certainly need to throw the thing in the washing machine before using on the street bike to. Every once in awhile I'll power wash but...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,501,581
Posted By Marylander
I've got different RAM mounts on a couple...

I've got different RAM mounts on a couple different bikes. You could use either type on the versys.

Handlebar U clamp:
http://wkak.net/versys/mount1.jpg

Brake lever mount:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9,463
Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
Mambo Dave, you have really hit a sore spot. I'm...

Mambo Dave, you have really hit a sore spot. I'm not that old but I remember exactly what you're talking about and really miss it. I haven't seen a good parts guy in forever. I have come close with a...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,501,581
Posted By Marylander
Horses for courses. People who use their bikes...

Horses for courses. People who use their bikes for transportation might find a cup holder has more utility. I have no use for my 90oz camelbak on my daily commute. The cup holder, however, comes in...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,501,581
Posted By Marylander
I've got a RAM mount one. Works awesome. I use it...

I've got a RAM mount one. Works awesome. I use it on my cbr1krr too. ;)
Forum: Racing 08-26-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3,906
Views: 376,683
Posted By Marylander
The thing about something like that is it would...

The thing about something like that is it would only tell you who was best on that particular bike. Some guys go well on ss bikes, others on superbikes, others on 2 strokes, etc. There is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34,187
Views: 8,385,844
Posted By Marylander
SuMo style!

SuMo style!
Forum: Racing 08-22-2014, 09:17 AM
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Views: 376,683
Posted By Marylander
There are plenty of sports/activities where tall...

There are plenty of sports/activities where tall is an advantage so, screw you tall guys. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34,187
Views: 8,385,844
Posted By Marylander
This is kind of a pet peeve (that I would...

This is kind of a pet peeve (that I would normally keep to myself but, hey, this is the off topic thread, er, killboy failure thread) but that ain't OCD, that's just being particular. OCD is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9,463
Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
That seems to be a word according to the...

That seems to be a word according to the different online dictionaries, including Oxford:
http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/132537?redirectedFrom=orientate#eid
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 418,528
Posted By Marylander
This is what dirt bikes are for. I can slide...

This is what dirt bikes are for. I can slide around like you described several times in the course of just 1 mile off road. When I was younger I considered it a poor ride if I didn't fall down at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9,463
Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
I think that's pretty much the case, in general,...

I think that's pretty much the case, in general, everywhere. Places like that you've basically got one huge intersection for the whole length and, as you know, intersections are replete with danger.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34,187
Views: 8,385,844
Posted By Marylander
Kind of interesting to see someone with the...

Kind of interesting to see someone with the elbows locked out even when riding such a small bike... Also, is that thing lowered?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 418,528
Posted By Marylander
If y'all make it lunch on a wed or fri (my work...

If y'all make it lunch on a wed or fri (my work at home days) I could drag myself down there too... I live about halfway between frederick and charles town.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9,463
Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
A plain ole rain on an 85-100dF humid day is...

A plain ole rain on an 85-100dF humid day is awesome. The problem is we usually don't get plain ole rain on those days. 2 or 3 weeks ago I was going home and got hit with the all too typical hot and...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,501,581
Posted By Marylander
Neat , I didn't realize rocky Mountain atv/Jake...

Neat , I didn't realize rocky Mountain atv/Jake Wilson had something like those panniers. Very well priced. I've been happy with their Tusk branded parts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3,062
Views: 418,528
Posted By Marylander
In my experience Prius drivers have a greater...

In my experience Prius drivers have a greater prick value than average. This article seems to indicate that my experience is not atypical:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9,463
Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
I'd rather sweat than bleed.

I'd rather sweat than bleed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34,187
Views: 8,385,844
Posted By Marylander
I'm surprised no one's mentioned the fairing...

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the fairing holes in the Ducati motogp bikes for certain tracks:
http://i49.tinypic.com/mq82c.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9,463
Views: 1,907,723
Posted By Marylander
How about this moped? ...

How about this moped?
https://motopeds.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/50_Rside-2000.jpg

http://motopeds.com/
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