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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,293
Posted By Homey
Actually it really doesn't bug me at all. I ride...

Actually it really doesn't bug me at all. I ride equipment that makes passes short and painless. If I had to sit behind someone for three or four miles waiting for a passing zone I'd probably be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,293
Posted By Homey
That's irrelevant. Then why do they have any...

That's irrelevant. Then why do they have any passing zones? More than 85% of the people are always going over the speed limit. I've never heard of the 85% rule used to determine passing zones...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 79,386
Posted By Homey
I like my bikes to make a little noise. I want...

I like my bikes to make a little noise. I want it to sound like a bike, not a sewing machine! Having said that, I'm not fond of obnoxiously loud bikes either. Interestingly the Yoshimura pipe on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,293
Posted By Homey
Sorry but that's nonsense. The 85th percentile...

Sorry but that's nonsense. The 85th percentile rule rule is used for establishing speed limits not passing zones (and it can be argued that the 85th percentile rule is rubbish). The speed limit on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,293
Posted By Homey
They do that on whole sections of mountain/rural...

They do that on whole sections of mountain/rural roads even where there are no driveways or side roads. I live in rural ca. There is a two mile straight away not far from my house that is all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,232
Posted By Homey
I don't know, there are apparently some people...

I don't know, there are apparently some people who can ride 36hrs and only get off the bike once to pee. I think science needs to answer this vital question...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35,509
Views: 8,962,658
Posted By Homey
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 12:05 PM
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Views: 8,962,658
Posted By Homey
Don't do that! Now everyone will get them...

Don't do that! Now everyone will get them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 35,509
Views: 8,962,658
Posted By Homey
It's funny that people on here have no problem...

It's funny that people on here have no problem trashing people that they don't know, assuming they have no feelings, but get all bent when they or someone they know gets trashed (rightly or wrongly)....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,293
Posted By Homey
If you can't see you don't pass, that's pretty...

If you can't see you don't pass, that's pretty much a no brainer. The problem that I see (at least here in CA) is that a number of years ago the state of California decided to take many/most of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,293
Posted By Homey
Really, the Red Asphalt thing isn't going to...

Really, the Red Asphalt thing isn't going to scare anyone into not passing on a double yellow. Don't know how many head on collisions you've actually been in but I've been in two in my life neither...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,188
Posted By Homey
Were you running track days or actually racing? ...

Were you running track days or actually racing? That's a huge amount of miles on the track! I usually tossed mine after one or two sprint races which is around 40 miles max. Actually I didn't toss...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 35,509
Views: 8,962,658
Posted By Homey
:thumb:thumb:thumb As a Physics teacher, I have...

:thumb:thumb:thumb As a Physics teacher, I have to agree...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,188
Posted By Homey
Hope you wear leathers! :evil

Hope you wear leathers! :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,188
Posted By Homey
Wow, I hope that was a result of a burn out. I...

Wow, I hope that was a result of a burn out. I wouldn't even let the sides get that worn before I replaced it, let alone the middle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 369,086
Posted By Homey
I may have one of those unicorns. I'll have to...

I may have one of those unicorns. I'll have to check. I have a 70's Peugeot that I converted to a carbon fork back in the day. Having ridden long distances on Ti (Merlin),Al (Specialized), Steel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 369,086
Posted By Homey
I think we need more pictures too! He's a...

I think we need more pictures too!

He's a pic of me taking the whole road (How inconsiderate!). :wink:
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/Homey-B/Cascade12002005126.jpg

The back of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 35,509
Views: 8,962,658
Posted By Homey
Don't think he ended up in a ditch, he got...

Don't think he ended up in a ditch, he got squished by a big-ol 0 Ford coupe.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,188
Posted By Homey
Speak for yourself, :wink: I like to wear the...

Speak for yourself, :wink: I like to wear the sides out first...
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/Homey-B/tire_zps38609385.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,188
Posted By Homey
I run a PR3 on the rear and a PP on the front of...

I run a PR3 on the rear and a PP on the front of my GSXR 1000. They last about the same, as much as 2500 miles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 35,509
Views: 8,962,658
Posted By Homey
That strip is not on the sidewall. It's...

That strip is not on the sidewall.

It's also not an indictment of his riding style (comment not intended for you Kafn8td). Based on the pics I've seen of him, he's got some skills.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35,509
Views: 8,962,658
Posted By Homey
I wouldn't say always. Depends a lot on your...

I wouldn't say always. Depends a lot on your bike, your tires and your skill level. On my current bike I wear my tires all the way off the side and I've always had pretty good form.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 369,086
Posted By Homey
Since I'm from SD, I've done a number of brevets...

Since I'm from SD, I've done a number of brevets out of there and I know what you are talking about. I think it's that way everywhere. If you aren't one of the cookie-cut molds you're wrong. It's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 09:54 PM
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Views: 8,962,658
Posted By Homey
22 1/2?? Not 22 or 23? :lol3

22 1/2?? Not 22 or 23? :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 369,086
Posted By Homey
I don't think it would have been as enjoyable on...

I don't think it would have been as enjoyable on a Waterford or a Rivendell either. I've ridden them and am not fond of them They are perfectly capable bikes, just not my cup of tea. It'd be like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 369,086
Posted By Homey
I have to echo Ozmoses here. The myth of racing...

I have to echo Ozmoses here. The myth of racing tires being flat prone is just that, a myth. I ride Conti GP4000sII which are 23mm, 115psi racing tires on my bike (cause that's the largest tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 07:17 AM
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Views: 8,962,658
Posted By Homey
Wonder how it could have happened? I just don't...

Wonder how it could have happened? I just don't see it? :jjen
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 07:50 PM
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Views: 8,962,658
Posted By Homey
I've passed sport bikes on my bicycle. Just...

I've passed sport bikes on my bicycle. Just because a vehicle is capable of a certain level of performance doesn't mean the rider is. In fact, I know there are some Lambretta scooters that used to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,201
Posted By Homey
If they were riding in heavy traffic I'd agree...

If they were riding in heavy traffic I'd agree with you but they weren't. They weren't going so fast they they wouldn't have been able to slow if they came upon slower traffic. Remember that speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,791
Posted By Homey
I've been riding since the 70's and I've...

I've been riding since the 70's and I've "crashed" more times than I can remember but I've only had one "accident." My accident was coming around a 25mph hairpin only to find a motorhome coming the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,201
Posted By Homey
What a bunch of old curmudgeons on here. You all...

What a bunch of old curmudgeons on here. You all probably sit on porch in your rocker and yell at little kids to get off your lawn too. :norton Those ladies were riding well within their limits and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 369,086
Posted By Homey
My understanding is that they are trying to amend...

My understanding is that they are trying to amend that law to allow cars to cross a double yellow to pass a bicycle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 369,086
Posted By Homey
It's pretty simple, you pull off at the nearest...

It's pretty simple, you pull off at the nearest safe spot. That may be around the next corner but it's generally not far down the road. Of course for the people in their cars 20-30 seconds will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 366,386
Posted By Homey
I was jokin' pardner...guess I didn't use enough...

I was jokin' pardner...guess I didn't use enough smiley's. :evil:evil:evil:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 366,386
Posted By Homey
Good guess, but don't tell anyone! :evil

Good guess, but don't tell anyone! :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 366,386
Posted By Homey
A little side road off the 1 between Cambria and...

A little side road off the 1 between Cambria and Big Sur. Well worth the time...

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd35/Homey-B/IMG_20140510_103212_090_zpse12f2222.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,375
Posted By Homey
I have to admit here that I race ultra distances...

I have to admit here that I race ultra distances on my bicycle. I've ridden further in 24hrs on my bicycle (400+miles) than many of you have ridden on your motorcycles. In fact, on a team I've been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,375
Posted By Homey
exactly

exactly
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,375
Posted By Homey
I think that anyone in reasonable health can do...

I think that anyone in reasonable health can do it but it really does take some conditioning. If you aren't willing to spend the time getting fit you're going to hurt, simple as that. I also don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,375
Posted By Homey
The first trip I rode non-stop both ways. 19 or...

The first trip I rode non-stop both ways. 19 or 20hrs one way if I remember correctly. The second time, my wife was on her bike and she won't do that so we stopped at a hotel one night on the way...
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