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Forum: Face plant 05-16-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,476
Posted By Icebear
Whether she gave a proper signal or not is...

Whether she gave a proper signal or not is totally irrelevant. She voilated your right-of-way and caused you injury. The question of her signal in this case is only of interest to a cop who has to...
Forum: Face plant 08-29-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,410
Posted By Icebear
Lemme guess

Busted tail light
Busted ass cheeks
Too much wheelie???:wink:
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Icebear
Eek Yeoww

I'da pooped my pants if I'da been the guy Bambi jumped over. Course, it looks like Sturgis, so he was prolly drunk and thought he was hallucinating anyway.
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2007, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By Icebear
Eek Owww!!

Sux to be him. Course, he was out colder'n a mackrel so it didn't hurt 'till later.
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Icebear
Whaaa????

Dayum! Did we actually put out our own flame war here??? Good on us!!!:clap
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,704
Posted By Icebear
Quit baiting this guy.:nono

Quit baiting this guy.:nono
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,481
Posted By Icebear
Anger management

Dakarboy,
You need help.
Also spelling lessons.
Also thicker skin.
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,704
Posted By Icebear
My $.02

I was in my car the other day on I-68 in Western Maryland. There was a guy on a sport bike a couple hundred meters behind me. His headlight was very visible. Next time I checked the mirror he was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,287
Posted By Icebear
Alternative

Screw the handgun. Carry bear mace. It weighs less than most sidearms and does a better job of stopping almost any two or four legged threat. Studies I've seen show that a threatened person is more...
Forum: Face plant 07-09-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,236
Posted By Icebear
No Gloves??? No sympathy.:lol3

No Gloves??? No sympathy.:lol3
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By Icebear
My father-in-law is 90 yrs old. Never had a...

My father-in-law is 90 yrs old. Never had a ticket or a wreck (since he was 16 anyway). Very careful, considerate, and responsible with his Taurus. I just hope like hell that when his ancient...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,525
Posted By Icebear
JEEBUS! NEVER ask that question. :eek1

JEEBUS! NEVER ask that question. :eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,409
Posted By Icebear
Group passing technique

Not trying to rub sand into the wound here, but if you were the trailing rider in the group, on a multi lane highway, YOU should have been the first one into the left lane in order to take control of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,769
Posted By Icebear
Ugly 1150 Adv

Yeah, my wife 'bout flipped out when I sold my '03 Hardley Deuce and got the Beast. She said "at least the Harley was pretty . . . this thing looks like somebody started to build a car and forgot to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2007, 06:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,084
Posted By Icebear
Maybe not

So . . . you assume the rider in front of you will brake in the turn just to warn you? If (s)he's got good skills, you'll get no warning from the brake light, no?
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,658
Posted By Icebear
Wave video

While you're there, check out Mordeth13's tutorial on wave etiquette.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,084
Posted By Icebear
Line through left handers

The dilemma of line selection through blind left-handers (especially downhills) is that, while lazy cagers coming the other way will tend to borrow the inside of your lane, any gravel tends to be on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2007, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By Icebear
Great googly-moogly but that's humbling.

Great googly-moogly but that's humbling.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2006, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By Icebear
Are you dealing with your insurance company or...

Are you dealing with your insurance company or the minivan's? Either way, what you're trying to do is called an "owner retention" of salvage. You need to be aware of YOUR state laws regarding salvage...
Forum: Face plant 09-20-2006, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,347
Posted By Icebear
It looked to me like the slow cop was speaking...

It looked to me like the slow cop was speaking into a microphone clipped to his right shoulder. Maybe that's why he wasn't running. He might have been calling for an ambulance. If so, better he walk...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2006, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By Icebear
Right. That's why I use a modulator. It IS my ass...

Right. That's why I use a modulator. It IS my ass on the line, and they work. There is no way anyone could interpret a headlamp continually flashing about four times a second as an invitation to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2006, 01:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By Icebear
Yeah, once my head is separated from my body, it...

Yeah, once my head is separated from my body, it really doesn't matter to me if the person who took me out says "Woo-hoo, I got the bastard!" or "Oh my God, I didn't see him! What have I done?" ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By Icebear
While I think you may be on to something, I got...

While I think you may be on to something, I got two random comments on that:
1 - Did ya ever wonder why there are more injuries to high school football players than rugby players? Might it be that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,262
Posted By Icebear
Headlight modulators

IMHO people who are afraid of headlight modulators because someone might interpret them as saying "come ahead into my lane" are like the people who say about seat belts "I won't wear one because I...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,003
Posted By Icebear
What you say is probably true in criminal court,...

What you say is probably true in criminal court, but in civil court, the standard is not "beyond a reasonable doubt" it's "prepondrance of the evedence" and unless the LEO was willing to lie, a jury...
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2006, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,665
Posted By Icebear
Knee jerk reactions

First of all, I'm really not a "dumb fuck", Meathead. Second, I never said anything in defense of the van driver's behavior after the impact, which was indefensible. He might be an embezzler, a...
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2006, 02:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,665
Posted By Icebear
Huh?

Where did THAT bit of bigotry come from? Jeeze, frigging lawyer slams into the rear end of a van, and all of a sudden the van driver is an illegal alien who can't speak english??? Seems to me I...
Forum: Face plant 05-26-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,095
Posted By Icebear
Better late than never

Well, I'm a bit late to this thread. I can see pretty much all sides to the "wisdom" issue. I can't help but thinking though that I sure wish I could ride a bike like them sumbitches!. All other...
Forum: Face plant 05-24-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By Icebear
Ignorant idiot too

Jeeze, will some urban legends never die? You cannot screw up a gasoline engine by "dissolving" sugar in the gas. Sugar, like gasoline, is a hydrocarbon. It will not dissolve in gasoline. Don't...
Forum: Face plant 05-11-2006, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By Icebear
Whichever way it happened, I'd like to think it...

Whichever way it happened, I'd like to think it wouldn't have happened to me. That sounds pretty smug, but after MY fiasco (as recounted above) I now tend to assume that ANY unusual activity ahead...
Forum: Face plant 05-11-2006, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,104
Posted By Icebear
You, young lady, are an amazing person. Your...

You, young lady, are an amazing person. Your grace under terribly trying conditions is SO inspiring. I am also impressed by your ability to express very complex emotions and thoughts in a language...
Forum: Face plant 05-11-2006, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By Icebear
Hmmm . . . MC following vehicle. I think this is...

Hmmm . . . MC following vehicle. I think this is a two lane road, right? One each way? I don't think we've heard from an eye-witness yet, have we? Right now, based on the facts available, I'd have...
Forum: Face plant 11-01-2005, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By Icebear
Rip van Winkle

Where ya been, Dude?
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2005, 07:50 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 148,706
Posted By Icebear
Good stuff/Good service

Just installed my new RickRack and side stand extender on the 1150 GS Adv. Nice powdercoat. Rick made the rack to my specs, so it's a bit wider than someone else might like, but the Jesse lids clear...
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2005, 02:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,004
Posted By Icebear
In a previous life I was a senior examiner for a...

In a previous life I was a senior examiner for a large personal lines insurance company (which shall remain nameless). I supervised the handling of many claims involving loose dogs and the mayhem...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Icebear
Well, I think you're dreaming about your...

Well, I think you're dreaming about your equipment/packing scheme, but . . . I assume you're stopping by North Conway and the Gunks. If you bypass Seneca Rocks in West (By God) Virginia, you'll have...
Forum: Face plant 09-29-2005, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,089
Posted By Icebear
Depression

I did not know this lady, but reading all the links I found here about this sad event helps me understand that she was a treasure to her friends. I mean no disrespect of her, nor do I mean to imply...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,883
Posted By Icebear
I suggest the anorak top for the FroggToggs...

I suggest the anorak top for the FroggToggs instead of the zip-up. It's more of a PITA to get on over your jacket, especially if you have a back protector in, but it's much more rainproof. At speed,...
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2005, 08:43 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,213
Posted By Icebear
I doubt it was a rental. They usually don't put...

I doubt it was a rental. They usually don't put highway pegs on rentals.
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2005, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,456
Posted By Icebear
I can see the newspaper report now. Reporting a...

I can see the newspaper report now. Reporting a motorcycle running off the road with no other vehicle involved. Instinct takes over and you grab a handfull of brake. You and your honey are in the...
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