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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Snowbird
Well, that explains. :dhorse

Well, that explains. :dhorse
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
Nope. I said my rule of thumb for my...

Nope.

I said my rule of thumb for my actions. I said nothing about controlling the actions of others.

Try again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,389
Posted By Snowbird
The best way is debatable. Over the years, I've...

The best way is debatable. Over the years, I've saved myself more than once by standing the bike up and braking hard, then resuming my turn. This is when I am going way too fast; otherwise, I just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
/\ I'd say the illustration accurately...

/\ I'd say the illustration accurately represents the situation, Your Honor. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By Snowbird
Ya hear that, guys and gals? Radon's buying....

Ya hear that, guys and gals? Radon's buying. Woohoo!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
My personal rule of thumb is that if there is ANY...

My personal rule of thumb is that if there is ANY doubt about the safety outcome of a maneuver, don't do it! In the case of the other riders, they assumed I would remain out of their paths and should...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By Snowbird
/\ It can even be dicey in July. (As I'm sure...

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It can even be dicey in July. (As I'm sure you know.) LOL

Nice story.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
How is it that this has become an argument over...

How is it that this has become an argument over what happens in other parts of the world? It is NOT legal where the incident occurred and the road conditions should have precluded it even if it were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 62,903
Posted By Snowbird
When is it that car drivers are NOT dilly...

When is it that car drivers are NOT dilly dallying? I get fed up with waiting for them to finish their text before moving. I want a bumper sticker that says "Drive like you have a destination in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9,585
Views: 1,933,437
Posted By Snowbird
For me, it's every time someone looks at either...

For me, it's every time someone looks at either of my bikes having hard bags, "Is that a BMW?" Gasp, even Harley riders do that. LOL You'd think motorcycle owners would have some idea of other brands.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
The thread died after page 3. I've not once...

The thread died after page 3. I've not once revived it. I'm merely giving a couple of you the opportunity to say silly stuff. You are welcome. LOL
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By Snowbird
When riders or others ask me about longer...

When riders or others ask me about longer distance rides, I tell them, "Well, you can ride a single mile safely, right? Just do that 2,000 times."

So, I agree with you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
By now we know you never do anything incorrect....

By now we know you never do anything incorrect. After all, how many times have you told us as much?



In a list of items, #1 is only allowed once. Gasp. could this count as a Wraith Rider error?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 04:50 AM
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Views: 3,540
Posted By Snowbird
Learning from others' mistakes is a great idea,...

Learning from others' mistakes is a great idea, but is wrecking while on a long trip a common occurrence?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By Snowbird
LOL To each his/her own. For myself,...

LOL

To each his/her own.

For myself, the shorter the day I put in riding on a long trip, the better I rate my travel experience. I enjoy wasting time in varied locations; perhaps meeting and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
In some areas, putting your right foot out when...

In some areas, putting your right foot out when passing means he's kicking your stupid ass off the road, out of his way. But, whatever.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-22-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By Snowbird
I hate to beat a dead horse, but I agree with...

I hate to beat a dead horse, but I agree with your conclusion. IMO, there is every reason to suspect the seller in the offer you described. And for the record, I would never "send" money to anyone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By Snowbird
Lots of good suggestions have already been posted...

Lots of good suggestions have already been posted for the OP. One thing I did not see is how many days you have allotted for the trip? A problem taking motorcycles on a long trip at this time of year...
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 153,842
Posted By Snowbird
I know where one is for sale

I know where a Transalp is for sale, and I'm going to tell you: at the Harley-Davidson store in Somerset, PA. The bike looks unusually well-taken care of, and that's why I'm bothering to post it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,865
Posted By Snowbird
The triumph of the "inappropriate" quotation...

The triumph of the "inappropriate" quotation marks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,865
Posted By Snowbird
How do you know he's acting "like" an asshole?...

How do you know he's acting "like" an asshole? You're going to hurt his feelings.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
My God, that is brutal to watch.

My God, that is brutal to watch.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
Technically correct. But I stand by my statement....

Technically correct. But I stand by my statement.

OTOH, you cannot say I took it personally. How could you know....?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
LOL That kip guy really put me in my place. Now...

LOL That kip guy really put me in my place. Now I'm forced to do a complete 180 on my view. :rofl

Nice GIF, forest. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
So you think they did care? Oh, that is so sweet....

So you think they did care? Oh, that is so sweet. I guess I was just being mean. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
No, it was not a mountain road or any other road...

No, it was not a mountain road or any other road without much, much better passing opportunities coming a long with regularity in that section. It really is not a U.S. as opposed to other parts of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,960
Posted By Snowbird
Thoughts: 1. Never pass in an intersection,...

Thoughts: 1. Never pass in an intersection, whether that intersection is two roads or a driveway. 2. Never pull out before checking for a car that suddenly decides to pass.

You did it right.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
LOL I understand this board has an ignore...

LOL

I understand this board has an ignore feature, but I think I'll just ignore him the old fashioned way. Just in case, how does ignorz work here?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
That's precisely the issue. And if you caused the...

That's precisely the issue. And if you caused the other rider to crash, would you stick around to man up and accept responsibility? Or would you say "screw him and his passenger", continuing on and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
The imagery is from 2008, so the pavement...

The imagery is from 2008, so the pavement condition looks much better; very good idea, tho. I'm also not precisely sure of the event location. I might be able to find it if I ride back there again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,425
Posted By Snowbird
Now that laser detectors are covered, what's the...

Now that laser detectors are covered, what's the cost of owning a gun in Australia these days?

Are things as bad as I read? :huh

Thanks for your reply.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
Oh. My. God. The Europe Kool Aid. :1drink

Oh. My. God. The Europe Kool Aid. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
I wish I had a photo of how nasty the condition...

I wish I had a photo of how nasty the condition of the pavement is in this section. As previously stated in the OP, there are seriously deep potholed areas that are bigger than the footprint of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
A couple of people have said they think my moving...

A couple of people have said they think my moving to the right in my own lane implied I was giving way to the other vehicle to pass. Utter bull hockey. I've been riding longer than many here have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
What, are you an Aussie lawyer or something? Here...

What, are you an Aussie lawyer or something? Here in the US the term right of way is generally used as it has been in the thread. You violate the lane someone is in and you are faulted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
Nice replies. At least some. For the record, I...

Nice replies. At least some. For the record, I will never violate the right-of-way of an oncoming vehicle *in their lane* for my own gratification. I don't run red lights either, though. Some things...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
Question for those who think this is okay to do:...

Question for those who think this is okay to do: Suppose you were riding on a two-lane highway with a three-foot wide paved shoulder and good pavement when a car popped out from behind three other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,137
Posted By Snowbird
Jeeze, I just changed out two tires on my bike....

Jeeze, I just changed out two tires on my bike. No wonder dark siders are a growing trend. It'll take an upstart company to figure out a better wheel and tire system... maybe Buell.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
No, I did not let it ruin the rest of my ride....

No, I did not let it ruin the rest of my ride. Most of the replies seem to agree with me that it's a no-no. I ignore the basement; I have better things to do than argue. Thanks for the reply,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 17,926
Posted By Snowbird
It happened two days ago, so I can say I've not...

It happened two days ago, so I can say I've not lost sleep. Not so sure about my passenger. Their act was so dangerous it warrants discussion.
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