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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Guys, you have gotten into an argument that is...

Guys, you have gotten into an argument that is completely unrelated to what the OP was asking. Let it go. Thanks. If you want to help the OP, tell him about your experiences with bar risers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Centerstand, did you ever answer his question. ...

Centerstand, did you ever answer his question. It was really a simple one.

Are you telling me that you can't make any connection between the above scenario and passing a bicycle? I think the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dranrab Luap
OP, you have NOT changed the handling...

OP, you have NOT changed the handling characteristics of your bike. You have changed the way it feels to you. Ride it, get accustomed to it and enjoy it. Don't get bogged down with all the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
He uses obfuscation to steer the discussion away...

He uses obfuscation to steer the discussion away from questions when the honest answer to those questions would weaken his argument, and yes he is here to argue. Period. He's intrested in niothing...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,074
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Another mismatch with the topic of discussion. I...

Another mismatch with the topic of discussion. I have talked to you several times before about the way you derail threads with your relentless droning on about unrelated crap. This is your last...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I have talked to you several times before about...

I have talked to you several times before about the way you derail threads with your relentless droning on about unrelated crap. This is your last warning. You may want to start looking at other...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,230
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I came here to read about the Burgman 200 and the...

I came here to read about the Burgman 200 and the thread is littered with your largely unrelated tripe. I have talked to you several times before about the way you derail threads with your...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-12-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 28,417
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I have talked to you several times before about...

I have talked to you several times before about the way you derail threads with your relentless droning on about unrelated crap. This is your last warning. You may want to start looking at other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I didn't even get into a mathematical...

I didn't even get into a mathematical computation. I read what he wrote and I "got it." I didn't feel a need to dissect his post as I feel like I understood the intent of his message.

Let me ask...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Actually, it made sense. You should approach the...

Actually, it made sense. You should approach the post from a position that filmfan might just know what he's doing to stay safe. My entire point was that your default assumption is that there's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I haven't seen that. I don't want to be a...

I haven't seen that. I don't want to be a contrarian, but you seem to try to find fault in the contributor's messages. If you seek understanding, I think you will find it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dranrab Luap
My guess is that it's just different. Not good...

My guess is that it's just different. Not good or bad relative to safety or handling, just different. I have added risers to 3 different bikes. It simply took a little time to adjust. If I had to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I learn something new every day. I always...

I learn something new every day. I always thought the sport bike riding position was more about aero than precision.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
In those situations where a bicyclists is struck...

In those situations where a bicyclists is struck from behind, and there are no witnesses, I don't ever recall a driver being prosecuted. They simply say the cyclist swerved. Hell, there have been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
A bicyclist who wants to return home to his...

A bicyclist who wants to return home to his family is hyper vigilant. Some of the same tenets of defensive riding apply to both bicycling and motorcycling. There are obvious differences as well. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Good morning Steve. I like that our exchanges...

Good morning Steve. I like that our exchanges have become more productive. Should you choose to discuss this with your lovely wife you don't need to offer it as critique. You can say something to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Think about who you are asking to think.

Think about who you are asking to think.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Maybe once the car had ventured over the center...

Maybe once the car had ventured over the center line the car driver may have a better view. It's hard to tell from the pic. The cyclist is elevated and unless the wind is whipping the wrong direction...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
It looks to me like right after that bend the...

It looks to me like right after that bend the road straightens for a little bit. Rider riding as far right as practicable. The rider is out of the saddle climbing a mild grade. Not carrying much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Avoiding that stretch of highway may be the right...

Avoiding that stretch of highway may be the right thing to do. You live dead in between two major bicycling meccas. That's an inescapable fact of your life. I have driven that area quite a bit and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
There are always exceptions. Again, I was...

There are always exceptions. Again, I was speaking on behalf of the other cyclists here. And again I'll let them correct me if I am wrong.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I thought it was apparent that I was speaking on...

I thought it was apparent that I was speaking on behalf of the cyclists here. I'll let them correct my pronouncements if they are wrong.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I don't care what you do as long as you do it...

I don't care what you do as long as you do it safely and courteously. You won't have to wait long behind me. I'll happily get out of your way as soon as I reasonably can.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I have asserted that many times over in this...

I have asserted that many times over in this thread. Even laying out scenarios in which no matter what a cyclist does, someone will find fault with it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
There is a highly militant and quite unpleasant...

There is a highly militant and quite unpleasant vehicular cycling advocate from CA that posts on bike forums sometimes. I simply got my wires crossed. I did a little more digging on BF yesterday,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Have you changed the scenario now? Not once has...

Have you changed the scenario now? Not once has any cyclist advocated making an abrubt swerve in front of a vehicle approaching from behind. Not once. Not once has any cyclist said they blast out of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Yes you are. When you say they shouldn't be...

Yes you are. When you say they shouldn't be allowed to do what they are legally allowed to do that's a hostile position. Add into that your willingness to sacrifice them if you undertake an unsafe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I've got my wires crossed. I am certain about...

I've got my wires crossed. I am certain about Hurst, but it was another Californian who is the militant vehicular cyclist and advocate, not Forester. I'll try to find his name. He posts from time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,392
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Having paid attention to my own driving behaviors...

Having paid attention to my own driving behaviors over the years, the single most dangerous distractor for me is a headache. Next to that, eating in a car is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
It doesn't matter whether you think those methods...

It doesn't matter whether you think those methods are safe or not. I don't think lane splitting on a motorcycle is safe. But if it's legal and someone has been doing it safely, who am I to take...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
My overwhelming biggest responsibility is to come...

My overwhelming biggest responsibility is to come home to a family that loves me. I use the law, judgement, experience, intuition and situational awareness to make the best decisions I can to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
You have made no attempt to carry on a rational...

You have made no attempt to carry on a rational discussion. Rational discussion would be you paying attention to and thoughtfully processing opposing views. You have not done that, and do not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Body check your truck? No cyclists here have...

Body check your truck? No cyclists here have proposed to do such a thing. You seem to have a vivid imagination.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I almost forgot. Trolling is frowned upon. ...

I almost forgot. Trolling is frowned upon. Don't do it anymore or you'll be banned. You might enjoy our Jo Momma forum. You have more liberties to be provocative there. Here in our safety...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Quoted for posterity.

Quoted for posterity.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Go back and reexamine your entry into this...

Go back and reexamine your entry into this thread. You'll find that upon your entry into the thread I asked you some questions, and I did so politely. After doing that several times only to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
So you pretty much say "fuck-it" to your legal...

So you pretty much say "fuck-it" to your legal duty to effect a safe pass.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
You move your pets along the roadway for the sake...

You move your pets along the roadway for the sake of pleasure. I bicycle for the sake of pleasure. We are both operating legally on roads we both paid to build and are operating in a legal manner. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I don't understand what you mean by buckle a...

I don't understand what you mean by buckle a wheel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6,692
Views: 370,132
Posted By Dranrab Luap
If I had a choice of being right next to a...

If I had a choice of being right next to a collision or being a part of one, I know which choice I'll make.
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