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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,412
Posted By RedShark
Suffice it to say that a 1-ton beast that can run...

Suffice it to say that a 1-ton beast that can run 35 mph and has an extremely thick skull, very tough pointed horns and razor-sharp hooves probably didn't evolve to be a pushover !
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4,545
Views: 513,775
Posted By RedShark
Here is the thing I never did 'get' about the...

Here is the thing I never did 'get' about the fuel-in-the-frame.

Motorcycle frames get HOT. Is having your gasoline in a really hot container a GOOD idea ?

Also, to have sufficient...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,251
Posted By RedShark
" L " is for China ?! That's Laciist...

" L " is for China ?! That's Laciist !!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,844
Posted By RedShark
Car tire or motorcycle tire ? ( couldn't...

Car tire or motorcycle tire ?

( couldn't resist )

In THEORY - if the tire is ROLLING then it shouldn't matter, no ?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 612,754
Posted By RedShark
Commuting home yesterday in my Jetta, girl-rider...

Commuting home yesterday in my Jetta, girl-rider on the new Honda 500 sporty streetbike rolls up alongside and merges in front of me in a somewhat questionable gap...but whatever - in her helmet,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,357
Posted By RedShark
Just a small one from the old TWO in Deal's Gap, ...

Just a small one from the old TWO in Deal's Gap, rip....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,900
Posted By RedShark
yours truly

yours truly
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,900
Posted By RedShark
Middle of nowhere, Nevada.

Middle of nowhere, Nevada.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10,541
Views: 2,291,143
Posted By RedShark
Yeah....They all do that... It's one of...

Yeah....They all do that...

It's one of the burdens we must bear - the Public simply MUST tell us their sad stories - happens all the time, it seems.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-29-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8,048
Views: 510,206
Posted By RedShark
Right - on both points. As to the second, in...

Right - on both points. As to the second, in sales we have a go-to question when anyone is dismissive: "Compared to What ?"

In this case - compared to the morons out there now - yeah, I'll...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-26-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,325
Posted By RedShark
How did you know which were stock exhausts ? ...

How did you know which were stock exhausts ?

Of the ones that you DID 'enjoy' - how do you know they were not stock exhausts ?

Is the subjective measurement of your personal approval a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-26-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,325
Posted By RedShark
Why do 'people' make exhausts louder ? ...

Why do 'people' make exhausts louder ?

They don't give a damn about anyone else but themselves and, like the old saying goes that:

"Rudeness is the weak person's imitation of strength"
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-26-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 612,754
Posted By RedShark
probably this guy ...

probably this guy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo11SqLmuGc
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-22-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 26,923
Posted By RedShark
Well, in my case I had never been there before, ...

Well, in my case I had never been there before, or since, was riding from Philly to Atlanta and figured I'd work it into the route, and since it was such a nice day figured I'd lap it once and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-22-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 26,923
Posted By RedShark
Seeing this makes me very grateful the day I rode...

Seeing this makes me very grateful the day I rode The Dragon it was a very empty mid-week day after a rainy spell - had the place to myself for one run, turned around and ran it again only to...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,963
Posted By RedShark
I call bullshit.

I call bullshit.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-12-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 612,754
Posted By RedShark
Early Sunday morning two-fer: Out on a country...

Early Sunday morning two-fer: Out on a country road, FULL water-bottle - the kind for your office cooler, slowly rolling down the road - crossed centerline ahead of me and 'hopped' only a little as...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-20-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,680
Posted By RedShark
I know what you mean, but then again I've been...

I know what you mean, but then again I've been wearing earplugs for comfort/relief of wind, road, and engine noise for about 20 years now.

It's rather surprising just how fatiguing noise is, ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-14-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 612,754
Posted By RedShark
Reinforcing the impression that I'm commuting on...

Reinforcing the impression that I'm commuting on a minefield over the weekend I came across two interesting bits of road debris:

Saturday on a highway off-ramp - complete brake drum assembly...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-10-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,744
Posted By RedShark
ah, but they CAN be eaten if needed...

ah, but they CAN be eaten if needed...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-08-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8,048
Views: 510,206
Posted By RedShark
and the drivers are always Swiss.

and the drivers are always Swiss.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-07-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,221
Posted By RedShark
Yeah, about that... I managed to arrive at...

Yeah, about that...

I managed to arrive at 'the Dragon' mid-week, early in the season on a day after a long wet spell - had the place to myself on my first run, turned around and caught an idiot...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-02-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 612,754
Posted By RedShark
Riding home yesterday after work, traffic...

Riding home yesterday after work, traffic moderate to heavy on the highway - 3 lanes. As I move from the center to the right lane to prepare to exit I see something up ahead in the middle of the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-30-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,048
Views: 510,206
Posted By RedShark
Like anywhere else in urban America - except that...

Like anywhere else in urban America - except that it's nice enough to ride year-round. Sadly the majority of drivers are careless, clueless, selfish and dumb and cannot be counted on to operate...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-30-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4,028
Views: 612,754
Posted By RedShark
Years ago I had one of 'those feelings' about...

Years ago I had one of 'those feelings' about some traffic thickening up ahead of me and rolled off the throttle to increase the space ahead of me - not 5 seconds later a silver 911 goes past and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-27-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39,834
Views: 10,658,862
Posted By RedShark
Ha ! Don't you KNOW that reaching WAY down with...

Ha ! Don't you KNOW that reaching WAY down with your knee is the secret to sportbike awesomeness ?

You see, once your knee-puck touches pavement magical handing prowess is endowed onto the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-27-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8,048
Views: 510,206
Posted By RedShark
Nice weekend, that long cold spell we had (...

Nice weekend, that long cold spell we had ( don't laugh it was in the 60s at night for like 3 weeks !!! ) is FINALLY over and we are getting the first of the early tradewind weather.

Roads...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-27-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8,048
Views: 510,206
Posted By RedShark
What is funny about the speed-priority...

What is funny about the speed-priority relationship is that I live waaaay out a country road/2-lane highway marked at 35. Traffic typically drives it at right about 43 mph, on avg.

I used to have...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-27-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8,048
Views: 510,206
Posted By RedShark
The comments section on that is pretty telling - ...

The comments section on that is pretty telling - about half just complain about the annoying bike riders and how they don't stop at red lights or whatever their gripe is - most ignore the woman in...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-18-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,215
Posted By RedShark
Interesting how the persons REMOVING the debris...

Interesting how the persons REMOVING the debris are called Vandals in the story - even when a note explaining that the 'memorial' was removed was provided. Can you say clueless ?

Don't put...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-16-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 39,834
Views: 10,658,862
Posted By RedShark
That crash was very well documented in the video...

That crash was very well documented in the video that was sold like 10 years ago with the guys on the KTM supermotos being featured. ( video opens with a 5-minute long wheelie on a highway, then...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-16-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,180
Posted By RedShark
The profiling aspect is done daily here in...

The profiling aspect is done daily here in Honolulu's entertainment district downtown in the evenings - Jay-walkers are ticketed rather severely, if they are affluent young people out on the town. ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-13-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,921
Posted By RedShark
I don't understand where YOU get off telling...

I don't understand where YOU get off telling someone else what THIER property is worth.

Sure - if it's a Bad Deal, YOU don't freakin' need to BUY it - but if somebody else wants that exact model,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-09-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,325
Posted By RedShark
I've said this before, but it's worth repeating. ...

I've said this before, but it's worth repeating.

Old bikes, cars and trucks are cool - as are old beaters and work vehicles - and sometimes they make a bit of noise, but there are fewer of them...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-27-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,849
Posted By RedShark
This. Had an incident a few weeks back...

This.

Had an incident a few weeks back when I noticed a car darting about in an aggressive and squiddy manner. Backed off my following distance and sure enough he cut in front of me into the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-24-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,630
Posted By RedShark
The bigger the road, the worse the food.

The bigger the road, the worse the food.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-20-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,541
Posted By RedShark
That is my favorite part of the book ! BWM guy...

That is my favorite part of the book ! BWM guy getting all uppity about a using a beer can, - nevermind that it's thin, malleable and RIGHT HERE !
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-12-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10,541
Views: 2,291,143
Posted By RedShark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oK_trZhVdk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oK_trZhVdk
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-12-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10,541
Views: 2,291,143
Posted By RedShark
I've had my Aprilia called a Rice-Burner once. I...

I've had my Aprilia called a Rice-Burner once. I remember thinking, yeah - they like rice in Italy, who hasn't seen "Bitter Harvest" ?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-12-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,661
Posted By RedShark
Seeing all the graffiti on ancient buildings all...

Seeing all the graffiti on ancient buildings all over Europe was really disturbing.
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