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Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By 2aRover
Seems that Barkbusters make one that only...

Seems that Barkbusters make one that only attaches to the bar on the inside. The outside floats.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By 2aRover
I agree with this. At least I overthink I do.

I agree with this.

At least I overthink I do.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,047
Posted By 2aRover
Keep a JetBoil in the pannier on trips where rain...

Keep a JetBoil in the pannier on trips where rain is forecast. It's always neat to stop under the shelter of old closed service stations and make some coffee or hot chocolate and watch the world go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,509
Posted By 2aRover
This is a great discussion. Circling back...

This is a great discussion.

Circling back to the OP's original question.

JohnCW had probably the best description a few posts back, but possibly also highlighted the most significant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,509
Posted By 2aRover
Planning on it. I got a new Tiger Explorer in...

Planning on it. I got a new Tiger Explorer in October and I need alllllllll the help I can get. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,509
Posted By 2aRover
I don't think it isn't in the curricula because...

I don't think it isn't in the curricula because it's not important. Personally, I regard trail braking as a tool to use when I choose. From a training point of view, having to brake in a corner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,509
Posted By 2aRover
Engine braking in a curve is still trail braking...

Engine braking in a curve is still trail braking the rear, so that's been covered. The throttle roll can both use traction and conserve it; the idea is to reap other benefits with that traction. A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 8,509
Posted By 2aRover
The Scoop

You're correct.

The program doesn't think of it as counter to trail braking, just "in lieu of" or something to be taught after learning more basic skills. For example, in our Precision Riding...
Forum: Face plant 12-16-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,198
Posted By 2aRover
That sucks.

I know that road well and ride it regularly. Beautiful place.

I'm truly sorry about your friend. What you wrote focused fantastically on how positive this fellow was. Good on you for...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,057
Posted By 2aRover
I put 53,000 miles on mine from new. I had to...

I put 53,000 miles on mine from new. I had to replace the stator. Somewhere there is a mod called the Voltage Fix, which I also did. The addition of a Datel voltmeter to the console let me keep an...
Forum: Face plant 09-19-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 93,388
Posted By 2aRover
The blood drained from my face just reading this....

The blood drained from my face just reading this. I cannot imagine how you can think straight.

My family will hold yours up to the Lord this night.

Best wishes for you and her. Please keep us...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,302
Posted By 2aRover
Optimus Crux

I have a JetBoil and love it, but my Optimus Crux out performs it, especially in cooler weather. Get the kit with the pot for maximum efficiency.

I've used a JetBoil, Crux, and Asoto...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By 2aRover
Threadkiller. :lol3

Threadkiller. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,210
Posted By 2aRover
If riding posture is optimum, the rider's arms...

If riding posture is optimum, the rider's arms are slightly bent. I just tell trainees to straighten the appropriate arm--that's what we do in the static practices--and it's typically a push...
Forum: Face plant 04-29-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,607
Posted By 2aRover
A Better Answer

Idaho STAR published this about a year ago: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0805f1145159f9da41488fc72&id=b82c54e557

Worth a read.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By 2aRover
I tried to use sweating as a way to wash it from...

I tried to use sweating as a way to wash it from the inside out, but just made it smell bad! :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By 2aRover
Best bet

I throw it in the bathtub, get it soaking wet, then hit it with some Simple Green and a soft bristle brush. Sometimes I'll throw it in the washer afterword, sometimes I'll just rinse it and call it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,589
Posted By 2aRover
Think differently...

Here's what red-flagged me: My girlfriend has shown interest in riding and I want to..."

Hey look, cut me a little slack because all relationships are different. IMHO however, if she's showing...
Forum: Face plant 01-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,667
Posted By 2aRover
Overestimating what they see?

Hi-Viz isn't all that hi viz after dark. Once dusk settles in, it's not much better than gray and you're relying more on the retroreflective components. Riding to Portland one year, I was being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,246
Posted By 2aRover
I think we continually surprise ourselves at how...

I think we continually surprise ourselves at how much fun can be had before the drinking begins.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,246
Posted By 2aRover
Motokat's Undies

:evil

Motokat and I were part of a group riding from Portland to Boise a couple of years ago. We'd stopped for fuel somewhere in central Oregon where she had opened her bags for some reason. She...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9,276
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By 2aRover
A rule that I learned from friends in radio: The...

A rule that I learned from friends in radio: The best off-the-cuff remark is a well-rehearsed off-the-cuff remark. :wink:
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,886
Posted By 2aRover
Man, I have to say, "Thanks for sharing." What...

Man, I have to say, "Thanks for sharing." What you did is one of my intrinsic weaknesses.

I have no self-control and know it, so I've always owned slow vehicles: '64 F250, Series Land...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,812
Posted By 2aRover
Somebody has to sound like there' s a reason not...

Somebody has to sound like there' s a reason not to. Actually, I park on the sidewalk. Just exhaust side in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By 2aRover
The few times I've used insurance (larger damage...

The few times I've used insurance (larger damage than you're describing), the ins. co. has increased my premiums by 1/3 of the payout for the succeeding three years. You get punished even for using...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,812
Posted By 2aRover
Systems Approach

You're trying to be responsibly selfish, but it's difficult for people to think comprehensively even when we work at it.

The first time a six year old who thinks your bike is the coolest thing in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By 2aRover
Won't even be questioned

I took mine in a duffel carry-on a couple of years ago along with my riding jacket and pants. Carried my helmet separately. Wore my Sidi Discoverys. Went right through x-ray and right on my way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 98,366
Posted By 2aRover
Overrated? No. ATGATT is about being prepared...

Overrated? No. ATGATT is about being prepared for what might come along, whether it's hail, heat, or asphalt. Or, yeah, pretty girls watching me strip off my gear. :evil I don't mind being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,217
Posted By 2aRover
Good points, just out of context. The OP...

Good points, just out of context. The OP indicated a blowout as the cause, not careless driving. Careening across three lanes of traffic and tangling with a gravel truck is probably the result of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,217
Posted By 2aRover
Some of ya are a bit harsh. I've been driving...

Some of ya are a bit harsh. I've been driving for 35 years and have never had a blowout. I practice things, though, in my old Land Rover, just as I do on my motorcycle, and hope that I'll do the...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,001
Posted By 2aRover
The blood drained from my face reading this. ...

The blood drained from my face reading this. It's at such times that we realize that we are only stewards of life. Tonight, we hold you up to the Lord.

Entirely sorry for your great loss.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,809
Posted By 2aRover
May not be your friends for long.

If you ride with them, you may become so frustrated that you eventually blow them off. I agree with your points of view, by the way.

I occasionally ride to lunch with some of the lab guys, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,140
Posted By 2aRover
A target suggestion

I agree with the concept of a target, but try placing your tripod in the center of the circle rather than a cone or tennis ball on the ground. If you need a tennis ball for contrast, place it on top...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,689
Posted By 2aRover
I'm glad the author put in the debrief because it...

I'm glad the author put in the debrief because it brings into stark relief what instructors and safety pariahs teach, but rarely do. I, along with three other adults, became Wilderness First Aid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,244
Posted By 2aRover
Neat

I think it's a neat trick. I have a tendency to so entirely focus on a primary hazard and proper avoidance of it that I lose sight of other possible hazards, or just my overall situation. Truly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9,276
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By 2aRover
Can we include stupid things we say to others?

My boss was in town from Canada a couple of years ago, and I was touring him around the Boise foothills below Bogus Basin in my Series 2a Land Rover. He thought I was showing him around; I thought I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,170
Posted By 2aRover
Self Defense

I think this is where you are now. You're not powerless, though, and here are some thoughts. You'll have to work out some logistics, but they're manageable.

First, you can't ride with him. It's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By 2aRover
Depends.

My insurance company came out and photographed my truck to validate pre-existing damage. If yours is going to do that, wait until it's finished so everything is covered.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By 2aRover
Don't stop at once.

:clap

I've taken it three times over the last few years, and dragged my pegs, boots, and the instructors' expectations that I'll eventually learn how to ride. Not giving them the satisfaction...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By 2aRover
Knee armor removal?

You might rethink not ripping the knee wide open. I pavement tested my airglide overpants a couple of years ago--the left knee to be precise--and the pavement ground right through the Cordura and...
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