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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By bimmerx2
Maybe. Several factors in play there but testing...

Maybe. Several factors in play there but testing shows that bikes on average often don't stop that much quicker, and are sometimes slower, than cars going the same speed. It sure FEELS like it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 22,321
Posted By bimmerx2
Interesting discussion. Personally I wouldn't do...

Interesting discussion. Personally I wouldn't do it and if it happens to me I suppose my reaction will depend on the exact situation. I don't like being forced into a situation where I don't have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By bimmerx2
Someone there is working

I got my SS1000 certificate last week - sent it in a few weeks ago for a ride back in September.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,349
Posted By bimmerx2
Should not be anything surprising in that article

Virtually any way you slice it the story makes sense, baby boomers should be dying more than others.


There are more baby boomers riding than before, and maybe more than any other group. That...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,954
Posted By bimmerx2
Glad You Are Still WIth Us

That sounds like a nightmare of a crash.

I had an unscheduled flight during a track day that ended a lot like yours and came out with some of the same injuries - broken ribs, scapula, partially...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,655
Posted By bimmerx2
From the article... So the guys defense...

From the article...


So the guys defense is that he was "exchanging words" with the riders on the bike but actually didn't know they were there because they 'may have been in his blind spot'?
...
Forum: Racing 04-27-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 27,111
Posted By bimmerx2
A few pic's from Turn 15

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fGyaAM5GESE/UXbsHDRdDaI/AAAAAAAAz84/JPn4OFOU4tA/s800/DSC_0315.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,196
Posted By bimmerx2
It's all about being smooth

These guys are handling it OK...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-hz1nBmCqk
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,469
Posted By bimmerx2
Nice bike! Riding long distance on that means you...

Nice bike! Riding long distance on that means you have lot better back than I do.

I have on 05 600RR too but it's just for the track these days - I need my big comfy K1600 for those long road...
Forum: Face plant 03-07-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 154,454
Posted By bimmerx2
Well, the good news is that you "stuck" the...

Well, the good news is that you "stuck" the landing... like a dart!
Forum: Racing 01-08-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 479,057
Posted By bimmerx2
True but does it matter? Unless he's been burning...

True but does it matter? Unless he's been burning hundred dollar bills in the fireplace to stay warm for the past couple of years it's highly unlikely that Spies NEEDS another job, ever.

The guy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,520
Posted By bimmerx2
It wasn't me but...

Heading down the road to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon just before sunset when a guy on what I think was a Connie just FLEW past me going the other way. I say flew because he we easily pushing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,724,043
Posted By bimmerx2
You have that exactly backward.

You have that exactly backward.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,567
Posted By bimmerx2
That was a total mess. I get nervous when I see...

That was a total mess. I get nervous when I see multiple cars changing lanes and there were 4 of them shuffling around right where he was riding.
Forum: Racing 09-27-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By bimmerx2
First, you kind of imply that this is your first...

First, you kind of imply that this is your first trackday (if it's not ignore the rest of this paragraph). You really want to start in the Novice group regardless of how much riding you've done. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,790
Posted By bimmerx2
Cool a name calling thread, who wouda thunk it...

Cool a name calling thread, who wouda thunk it possible.

JM in 3, 2, 1...
Forum: Racing 09-20-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 548,513
Posted By bimmerx2
I don't think it's going to be that big of a deal...

I don't think it's going to be that big of a deal to have 4 riders providing input, assuming they know what they are talking about.

If there is an actual shortcoming in the design of the bike...
Forum: Face plant 09-18-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,852
Posted By bimmerx2
No you guys have it all wrong

I thought his phone caught fire because he had a top case on the bike. Fortunately he had blown out his knee in the past and the breeze from that event happened to pass by at that exact moment...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,563
Posted By bimmerx2
You could ask this guy

http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-k1600-general-discussions/5774-ken-meese-machine.html

Some people just like that kind of riding, no reason to put them down because you don't.

I've done...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,745
Posted By bimmerx2
Indeed, I just added it to my pack.

Indeed, I just added it to my pack.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,724,043
Posted By bimmerx2
There can be a lot of speculation about who...

There can be a lot of speculation about who coulda/shouda done what to avoid that head-on but the point of impact is very close to, if not directly over, the center line so both of those bike were...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By bimmerx2
Not sure how far south you've been but if you...

Not sure how far south you've been but if you haven't done it before be sure to hit Southern Utah. Seeing Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park - as well as the amazing riding in that entire area is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 16,745
Posted By bimmerx2
My second sting happened this past weekend

A nice big yellow jacket apparently got scooped into the tiny sliver of an opening on my left sleeve. The first indication was when I felt the sting about 3/4 of the way up my forearm. I started...
Forum: Racing 08-29-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,095
Posted By bimmerx2
By the time he was on both brakes you're right,...

By the time he was on both brakes you're right, it was too late to do anything but hold on and hope it didn't hurt too much. He made the mistake well before it got to that point though.

FWIW - It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,348
Posted By bimmerx2
Crossing the line into the oncoming lane is...

Crossing the line into the oncoming lane is standard practice around here. I get the ADV salute about once a week for waving drivers out of my lane and pointing at the line.
Forum: Racing 08-27-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,095
Posted By bimmerx2
Someone will be along to blurt out 'racing...

Someone will be along to blurt out 'racing incident' again to defend Rea.

I do have to give Max the blame for this one though. Rea was doing that swoopy dipsy-doodle thing at the end of almost...
Forum: Face plant 08-26-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,244
Posted By bimmerx2
:photog Although I think the pose is more...

:photog

Although I think the pose is more like "Who the f**k did that!?!"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,724,043
Posted By bimmerx2
Umm, it was in her first post. She came out...

Umm, it was in her first post. She came out swinging and it was downhill from there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,724,043
Posted By bimmerx2
I thnk her comment about wishing something bad,...

I thnk her comment about wishing something bad, like our wives and daughters being raped, was her first mistake?

She's still spreading the word about how bad this place is so I don't think it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,724,043
Posted By bimmerx2
Yeah but he's riding backwards. I suppose that...

Yeah but he's riding backwards. I suppose that might not be a FF helmet so he can probably see where he's going just fine.



That's true. Seeing down is the only issue with any FF I've used....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,724,043
Posted By bimmerx2
And a lot of it would get us killed or really...

And a lot of it would get us killed or really screwed up if one of those things went a little sideways. I did all of that crazy stuff when I was little too and I'm still here. Then again, I had some...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,269
Posted By bimmerx2
Sure dude, I'll bet Rea was thinking, "Wow, this...

Sure dude, I'll bet Rea was thinking, "Wow, this was a great idea!" as he flew through the air and landed on his head.

Since it's getting personal (for some) I'll leave it at this point. Wouldn't...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,269
Posted By bimmerx2
I think most would consider running into a closed...

I think most would consider running into a closed door to be a bad decision. The results speak for themselves.

Macro forced Haslam to turn in late but it was still Rea who chose to dive into a...
Forum: Racing 07-24-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,269
Posted By bimmerx2
Fixt

Fixt
Forum: Racing 07-24-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,269
Posted By bimmerx2
It was exactly the same mistake he made when he...

It was exactly the same mistake he made when he torpedoed Haslam. You can say "a hole was wide open" but in both cases that hole was open when he was 3 lengths back and was gone by the time he got...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,635,724
Posted By bimmerx2
I swear this looks like one of those models from...

I swear this looks like one of those models from an old Japanese sci-fi movie. I expect to see Godzilla peeking over the hill any second.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,557
Posted By bimmerx2
^^ This is the correct answer, always. An...

^^ This is the correct answer, always.

An ill fitting helmet simply will not provide as much protection as a properly fitting helmet. Put another way, you are safer in a cheap well fitting helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 34,989
Views: 8,724,043
Posted By bimmerx2
Well if you disregard the fact that he's at the...

Well if you disregard the fact that he's at the apex of the corner and pointing about 45 degrees to the right of where he should be then sure, that turn looks just fine.

I doubt it was too much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 90,778
Posted By bimmerx2
Need to look harder. :deal Although to be...

Need to look harder. :deal

Although to be fair the guy asking did manage to post so much BS before imploding it's understandable to overlook most of his gems...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,934
Posted By bimmerx2
I'll toss one of ours out there too... ...

I'll toss one of ours out there too...

http://thelonerider.net/pictures/wsbk2012/shared/turpin-tucked.jpg
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