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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,790
Posted By DocW
It would be best for an orthopod to chime in (I'm...

It would be best for an orthopod to chime in (I'm not one), but for what it's worth, unless you have severe peripheral vascular disease affecting your arteries, it's actually better to keep things...
Forum: Australia 06-24-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,828
Posted By DocW
I'm no lawyer, but I would be against black and...

I'm no lawyer, but I would be against black and white law - it's not something that can be done without screwing over the average joe.

For example, consider something simple, like drinking in...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,063
Posted By DocW
This is really the main issue - if we were really...

This is really the main issue - if we were really concerned about safety, we wouldn't ride motorbikes. End of story.

Although we do, as tax payers, deserve consideration, it should not be at the...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,063
Posted By DocW
So the compromise position in my mind would then...

So the compromise position in my mind would then to have the cheesegraters in the middle of a large median strip? Have a strip of ground for the motorcyclists to slide out on. The trucks are going to...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,063
Posted By DocW
No, they're designed merely to hold the wire...

No, they're designed merely to hold the wire roughly in position - it is the function of the wire alone to absorb crash energy...so I'd expect the posts to be relatively harmless to a body...haha...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,063
Posted By DocW
I may be misunderstanding a core concept of this...

I may be misunderstanding a core concept of this discussion...the uprights...are we talking about the flimsy supports to the wires, that are designed to fail in the event of a collision? Or are there...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,063
Posted By DocW
Just as a medico who patches up bikers... As...

Just as a medico who patches up bikers...

As far as I can tell, the only time you get into strife with the cheesegraters is when you fall ONTO the wire. If you come off your bike BEFORE the wire,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By DocW
Not entirely accurate... Statistically...

Not entirely accurate...

Statistically speaking, the healthiest diet is one with only a small amount of red meat, a slightly larger amount of white meat (mostly fish), and large amounts (ie. the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By DocW
Mate, as always please get your own specific...

Mate, as always please get your own specific medical advice, but....

Firstly, be aware there is a strong correlation between ischaemic heart disease and depression - and it appears to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,799
Posted By DocW
haha funny how some things are truly...

haha funny how some things are truly international.

Here in Aus, where we drive on the left, many of the same conventions exist:

- truckers on country single-lane roads often use a quick flash...
Forum: Australia 06-08-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,692
Posted By DocW
I'm not disagreeing per se, but it's useful to...

I'm not disagreeing per se, but it's useful to point out that this is a bit of a circular argument.

For example, we (humans) used to navigate without compasses. We used to hunt without guns (or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,790
Posted By DocW
My response always depends on the tone of the...

My response always depends on the tone of the person asking.

Almost always, the question comes posed with concern. Only very rarely, it's a condescending "well you shouldn't have been on a...
Forum: Australia 05-25-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,519
Posted By DocW
Haha sorry, I did struggle with wording to try to...

Haha sorry, I did struggle with wording to try to make sense. A picture would be useful.

By horizontal, I mean the orientation of the letters and numbers on the plate.

Let's call the long axis...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By DocW
Just out of interest, how noticeable is the...

Just out of interest, how noticeable is the difference between something like Anakee2 and Pilot Road series?

I ask only because I had PR2s on my SV1000, and they were great. I have only had...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,519
Posted By DocW
So I'm not a lawyer, and like all law, it's open...

So I'm not a lawyer, and like all law, it's open to interpretation, but my understanding of what you've posted is this:

A licence plate must be both horizontal and completely upright (ie. as if...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By DocW
6 weeks in, I can't handle not having a bike...

6 weeks in, I can't handle not having a bike anymore. Randomly got 4 days off work mon-thurs so am flying back to SEQ to pick up my big pig and bring 'er back here.

Give us a holla if you need a...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By DocW
Thank you for clarifying, I was trying to be...

Thank you for clarifying, I was trying to be simplistic but your point is important and I overlooked it.

Cheers
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By DocW
I'll preface my remark: I'm a doctor, and offer...

I'll preface my remark: I'm a doctor, and offer what little knowledge I have as a service to the forum, but I'm not an orthopaedic surgeon, nor am I a biomechanical specialist, so as always, consult...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By DocW
hahaha mate I just called to see if I could get...

hahaha mate I just called to see if I could get the details. When they said they couldn't tell me, before I could ask "well, can I buy a bike then?" they hung up.

Jerks haha.

No luck with...
Forum: Australia 04-28-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By DocW
Bumpidity. Struggling to find a basher -...

Bumpidity.

Struggling to find a basher - surely someone has a piece of crap bike that still barely runs that I can limp around on?

8 weeks left in town...don't make me go crazy and get an...
Forum: Europe 04-23-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By DocW
Hey mate, Ahhhh this might be just unlucky...

Hey mate,

Ahhhh this might be just unlucky timing - I'll be touring around the 'Golden Ring' around Moscow around those dates, not hitting St Petersberg until July 10. I'd come earlier to meet up...
Forum: Europe 04-20-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By DocW
Hey!!! I'll be in Russia from June 30 to...

Hey!!!

I'll be in Russia from June 30 to July 17 this year - in St Petersberg somewhere around July 10.

Won't have a bike with me, but if you're in the area I would be easily tempted to share a...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,910
Posted By DocW
Just in addition to the above, this is correct,...

Just in addition to the above, this is correct, but what you guys are not understanding is it doesn't matter where two masses connect, but how these masses are configured in 3D space relative to each...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,910
Posted By DocW
I totally get your thinking, and appreciate the...

I totally get your thinking, and appreciate the attempts to use an analogy, but the fact remains that a group of objects' COG is the sum of all the COG.

ie. If you accept a person's COG is higher...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,910
Posted By DocW
Your argument is logical, I think I get what...

Your argument is logical, I think I get what you're referring to. However, it's not COG.

If I'm standing, my COG is somewhere near my middle, depending on how much beer and pies I've consumed.
...
Forum: Australia 04-16-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By DocW
Hello central Queensland!

Hey all,

Have the pleasure of a 3 month stint at sunny Emerald for work. Your tax dollars flew me up, so I was hoping to inject some cash back into the economy by getting a cheap, crappy ex-farm...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,226
Posted By DocW
I've got no idea as I'm no expert and don't know...

I've got no idea as I'm no expert and don't know a thing about bikes of that era...

But those cylinder head look a lot like the CJ replicas that have been floating around a lot lately? Anyone care...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By DocW
No, but I do believe it's an option (cost a bit...

No, but I do believe it's an option (cost a bit more to seal it). For me, I was happy to have a tube and have a wheel that can be repaired by anyone, anywhere, who can repair normal spoked wheels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,349
Posted By DocW
Not that I'm against population control, but just...

Not that I'm against population control, but just to point out the obvious downside - most major western countries are already facing the crisis of an ageing population, with the needs of the older...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By DocW
Hey, Having had the same problem, I found...

Hey,

Having had the same problem, I found that it is near impossible to repair a BMW rim in Australia...the proprietary BMW spoke arrangement means almost no one (aside from Woody the magician in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,767
Posted By DocW
hehe maybe we just design really awesome roads...

hehe maybe we just design really awesome roads over here??

As I wrote:


Why does one single thing have to explain it all?

I suspect a few things are at play. I would happily ascribe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,767
Posted By DocW
It's road camber. This partly fits with your...

It's road camber.

This partly fits with your own theory - for a given sharpness of turn, road camber results in higher lean angles to one side than the other relative to the road surface.

I...
Forum: Australia 12-15-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,052
Posted By DocW
:) As stated I quoted you only because it...

:)
As stated I quoted you only because it prompted my thoughts. I agree with all you said, was just adding some info on top of things for everyone's benefit.
Forum: Australia 12-15-2010, 03:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,052
Posted By DocW
Just as a side note (ie. quoting you only because...

Just as a side note (ie. quoting you only because it prompted my thoughts, and not because I disagree with anything you said), there are only two hyperbaric (note hyper - not a criticism, just a...
Forum: Australia 12-15-2010, 03:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,052
Posted By DocW
Crossing my fingers the staph. is just in a...

Crossing my fingers the staph. is just in a post-op wound and not to the metal work - that'd be a bugger! Either way, not all MRSA is created equal and most I see remains sensitive to the good ol'...
Forum: Australia 11-07-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,615
Posted By DocW
Ah appreciate that, I didn't know that much...

Ah appreciate that, I didn't know that much detail - thank you for correcting that and educating me!
Forum: Australia 11-07-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,615
Posted By DocW
Just dial 112 and your phone will roam onto any...

Just dial 112 and your phone will roam onto any available network to reach 000...so vodafone will work over the nextg network via that number...

Although an epirb or spot would be useful in areas...
Forum: Face plant 11-05-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,773
Posted By DocW
It's worth a thought, and may be valid in some...

It's worth a thought, and may be valid in some high energy accidents, but keen in mind that the energy required the break an ankle is less than that required to break mid-shaft tibia and fibula, so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,115
Posted By DocW
It seems, having read through all these...

It seems, having read through all these delightfully well-written posts, that - much like life itself - every one has their own personal risk threshold that will govern their behaviour.

Personally...
Forum: Australia 10-18-2010, 01:18 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,916
Posted By DocW
Haha do agree to a point, though history has...

Haha do agree to a point, though history has demonstrated time and time again (painfully), that even the best parents in the world can't keep their kids safe even with reasonable vigilance and care -...
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