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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,861
Posted By filmfan
Now that we've beat the dead hi-viz horse to...

Now that we've beat the dead hi-viz horse to death again
:dhorse

Could someone please explain the logic of wearing black, in the summer, especially on bright sunny and warm days that we all like?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,974
Posted By filmfan
Mostly, I forget that it's there. I used it...

Mostly, I forget that it's there.
I used it last year when I was behind some sport-ut at a traffic light when they ignored that fact that it had turned green.
The anemic bleep was utterly useless,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,890
Posted By filmfan
It's a little hard to tell from the video whether...

It's a little hard to tell from the video whether the van stopped, due to the camera position. But, I count 5 seconds from the time the van began to move until the crash. Plenty of time, it would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 20,458
Posted By filmfan
The marks in the gravel are from his ABS? ...

The marks in the gravel are from his ABS?

Looks recoverable, IF one were to keep their wits about them.
Not carrying too much speed would help immensely, but I suppose that wasn't the case.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,472
Posted By filmfan
New Hampshire too, our roads are straight,...

New Hampshire too, our roads are straight, boring, and flat as far as the eye can see, riding is terrible here:puke1
If you want interesting roads keep going down to the dragon.:wink:

Yes, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
NY lawmaker says no one should ever ride a bicycle OR a motorcycle in his county

This guy is quite the piece of work…



full story here;
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ny-lawmaker-no-bicycles
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
Looks very cool, as well as a very functional...

Looks very cool, as well as a very functional approach.
Yeah, only if h*** freezes over would it fly here.

Windmill, looks like a neat project, would like to see more of it…
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,430
Posted By filmfan
Vehicle to Vehicle communications for Safety

Definite mixed feelings about this;

US DOT has been studying V2V comm systems that will allow vehicles to to keep tabs on each other.
Read about it here;
http://www.its.dot.gov/research/v2v.htm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By filmfan
The triangle gives our range-finding binococular...

The triangle gives our range-finding binococular vision something to work with.

With cars, there are generally distinct, widely-spaced details to judge with, for example the headlights, whether...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By filmfan
I wear an Olympia Nomad. It comes with a rain...

I wear an Olympia Nomad. It comes with a rain liner and a quilted insulated liner. The outer jacket has zippered panels over mesh to open it up for ventilation.
For me it's comfortable into the mid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 14,992
Posted By filmfan
I wear a hi-viz Olympia jacket. I don't expect...

I wear a hi-viz Olympia jacket. I don't expect miracles, and I certainly don't rely on it. But if it gives me a slight edge, I'll take it.

I got over caring about other peoples opinions of any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
Well written yes, not so sure about the no clue...

Well written yes, not so sure about the no clue part. There is some good constructive criticsim there.

And yes, bikes are considered as toys by lots of people and using bicycles as recreation vs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
I used a similar CO2 horn on my bicycle for a...

I used a similar CO2 horn on my bicycle for a while during by service hitch in Thailand, where horns are one of the basic controls.

It was very, very effective at getting the attention of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By filmfan
A "certificate of conformity"? from HD? I...

A "certificate of conformity"? from HD?

I can scarcely think of anything I'd want less.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
I would rather have you pass by closely...

I would rather have you pass by closely minimizing your exposure in the oncoming lane. The 3 foot rule is more than plenty, if you have only 2 feet then fine, use that. You do your part in getting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,457
Posted By filmfan
Be aware that you are likely to find gravel and...

Be aware that you are likely to find gravel and sand and ride accordingly.

We get plenty of snow here, and by the time spring rolls around you can't tell that some roads are actually paved, for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
The road is public property, as such it is...

The road is public property, as such it is available for public use.
Your driver's license is a privilege, conveyed by passing certain tests and paying the licensing fee. Most states don't require...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
I get it about bicycles taking road space they...

I get it about bicycles taking road space they shouldn't. But some drivers are just idiots. I've been on roads where traffic is light, two lanes in each direction, I'm riding a foot inside the fog...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but I...

I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but I don't think the rule you quoted says the shoulder is a sidewalk in a legal sense.
The key phrase is "set aside and intended for the use of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
+1 on the "i would have stopped anyway" side (but...

+1 on the "i would have stopped anyway" side (but probably not more than a 1/2 second or so).

Just so the cages don't have the "see that Mildred, another cyclist breaking the law!!" argument.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-22-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,353
Posted By filmfan
Welcome to the neighborhood! We didn't come...

Welcome to the neighborhood!
We didn't come here for retirement, but did move from Florida 20-some odd years ago. My wife grew up in SoCA, and I had lived in warm climates the previous 20-ish...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-28-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By filmfan
Here is one source for ideas;...

Here is one source for ideas; http://specialks.net

For general technical info, and some customization info try www.motobrick.com
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,740
Posted By filmfan
Call the company's customer service number....

Call the company's customer service number. Hopefully they will surprise you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
My experience has been that most dogs aren't out...

My experience has been that most dogs aren't out to bite you. Generally it's either that they want to play, or they are protecting their territory. For the latter when you get to their boundary they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
+1 I've encountered very few dogs where even...

+1
I've encountered very few dogs where even the squirt from the bottle was necessary, though a squirt of speed helps a lot.

I've found that shouting NO! or GO HOME! works pretty well too.

On...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,551
Posted By filmfan
I put a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks our our car...

I put a set of Bridgestone Blizzaks our our car last year, they have the best traction of any snow tire I've had.

I've heard good reports about these, but have not tried them;...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 1,576,282
Posted By filmfan
This evening I did an errand run to the grocery...

This evening I did an errand run to the grocery store. I'm walking in wearing my semi-official whale foreskin suit. A young guy coming out of the store says "Did you ride here?"

Yes, why not?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,335
Posted By filmfan
During my MSF BRC on the test day... The...

During my MSF BRC on the test day...
The procedure when you are off the bike is to close the fuel petcock, and of course, the procedure when getting on is to turn it back on, but I forgot that part....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
Interesting thread and discussion in light of...

Interesting thread and discussion in light of what has been discussed and criticized at length in here;
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=926129

FWIW, based on the OP premise, it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,941
Posted By filmfan
A couple of weeks ago, I was in the car, light...

A couple of weeks ago, I was in the car, light turns yellow, I slow and begin stopping. Car behind me switches lanes, floors it. Light is red two or three car-lengths before he gets to it and he...
Forum: Face plant 10-04-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,521
Posted By filmfan
In the Northeast, at least the part around here...

In the Northeast, at least the part around here and Mass. it's a really common thing for left turners to try and get the jump on the opposing traffic going straight from a stop light when it turns...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,768
Views: 399,896
Posted By filmfan
Mileage probably varies, especially for the...

Mileage probably varies, especially for the really short lenses in something like a gopro.
But are the scratches worse than this?
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2008/10/front-element-scratches
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By filmfan
Ditto on the moth balls Also, plug openings...

Ditto on the moth balls

Also, plug openings such as the exhaust pipe and intake, they think air cleaners are pretty good places for a nest, and exhaust pipes are great for storing acorns.

If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
How about lane sharing to start off with?:deal

How about lane sharing to start off with?:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
These days I don't do a lot of riding in urban...

These days I don't do a lot of riding in urban traffic. The nearest stoplight is 10 miles from my house. The next nearest is 15 in the other direction.
Neither of these are within miles of any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
So, in regard to objections this filtering...

So, in regard to objections this filtering thing...

If a bicycle comes up an a line of cars queued up at a light he is supposed to stop next to the last car in line?

Or, he is supposed to move...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,263
Posted By filmfan
Well the cars have them (at least all of them...

Well the cars have them (at least all of them built since sometime around the forties), but lots of people don't know about them, so it seems anyway.

In Massachusetts, drivers tend to rely on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 223,953
Posted By filmfan
I spend most of my cycling time solo on rual...

I spend most of my cycling time solo on rual roads. But once a year I ride the (now infamous) GSW seacost century.
So, last Saturday there were a thousand or so event riders plus lots of locals just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,263
Posted By filmfan
What I don't like about traffic circles is how...

What I don't like about traffic circles is how unpredictable all the other drivers are. You invariably get a mix of timid and confident drivers, plus a few that are looking to take any possible...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,535
Posted By filmfan
It's a BMW and he's not wearing a whale foreskin...

It's a BMW and he's not wearing a whale foreskin suit, it must be photoshopped.
Likely he is actually riding a Ninja.:wink:
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