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Forum: Racing 10-20-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 210,952
Posted By Madrox
Eh, Schumi had Ross Brawn with him the whole time...

Eh, Schumi had Ross Brawn with him the whole time so you could argue the two teams angle.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,358
Posted By Madrox
Serious question: Did anyone on the asymmetric...

Serious question: Did anyone on the asymmetric tire finish the race?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,344
Posted By Madrox
That front tire looks terrifying

That front tire looks terrifying
Forum: Racing 09-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,269
Posted By Madrox
Marquez was seriously over riding the Honda, got...

Marquez was seriously over riding the Honda, got himself a 15th instead of a podium for that mistake.

Rossi looked like a man possessed all weekend, I don't think anyone could have beaten him.
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 210,952
Posted By Madrox
I like Massa but he really needs to stop whining....

I like Massa but he really needs to stop whining. Cutting across the track like that and not expecting someone to be coming up the inside on the first corner like that is ridiculous.
Forum: Racing 04-28-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,746
Posted By Madrox
He had the pace, but shit happens when you're...

He had the pace, but shit happens when you're racing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,846
Posted By Madrox
This

This
Forum: Racing 06-03-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,629
Posted By Madrox
Dani also said something about grip issues before...

Dani also said something about grip issues before they got up on the podium. He probably recognized something that for whatever reason Marquez didn't.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,873
Posted By Madrox
CT requires the MSF course to get an endorsement...

CT requires the MSF course to get an endorsement and you need to book months in advance to even get in the classes and they're only offered April through early November. With gastroparesis, general...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,975
Posted By Madrox
I've forgotten my wallet twice, first time I got...

I've forgotten my wallet twice, first time I got ticketed for 15 over while passing a car going 35 in a 45. Second time I crashed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,984
Posted By Madrox
^This

^This
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,984
Posted By Madrox
Once the throttle is cracked on, it is rolled on...

Once the throttle is cracked on, it is rolled on evenly, smoothly, and constantly throughout the remainder of the turn.

Drill that into your brain
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,984
Posted By Madrox
Of course not, it's just easier to demonstrate...

Of course not, it's just easier to demonstrate concepts using extremes. I admit may have derailed the thread a bit :hide
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,984
Posted By Madrox
The extra front traction you're describing is...

The extra front traction you're describing is really only beneficial when you turn in. Once you're leaned over and are rolling on the throttle the weight transfers to the rear and the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,984
Posted By Madrox
Enlighten me then if you feel my understandings...

Enlighten me then if you feel my understandings of physics and motorcycle dynamics are that wrong.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,984
Posted By Madrox
The Motogp bike has more weight up front so it...

The Motogp bike has more weight up front so it can turn in much more quickly and is more stable under hard acceleration. The fact still stands that the bike is most stable with a weight distribution...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,984
Posted By Madrox
The physics are the same whether it's a MotoGP...

The physics are the same whether it's a MotoGP bike or a giant bagger. I couldn't think of a better corner than the corkscrew.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,984
Posted By Madrox
Loosen up, get your weight on the back of the...

Loosen up, get your weight on the back of the bike and make sure you're not carrying any weight on the handlebars. Enter the corners slower than usual and accelerate harder through them; this will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,105
Posted By Madrox
Writer lost all credibility here. There are many...

Writer lost all credibility here. There are many things I'd call the lines of my BMW, artfully sculpted is not one of them. Unless it was artfully sculpted by someone having a seizure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,199
Posted By Madrox
I've had to climb on top of it a couple times....

I've had to climb on top of it a couple times. The light bulb above blew and it was easier than getting a ladder. Wait, that doesn't count?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,099
Posted By Madrox
Tragedy in Malaysia

http://www.nst.com.my/latest/five-killed-as-motorcycles-cars-crash-1.260649 (Warning: accompanying photos are graphic.)



Sadly came across this while looking up the starting grid in Austin....
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 46,760
Posted By Madrox
It fit me like a glove ymmv though. I have no...

It fit me like a glove ymmv though. I have no idea what they're going for used but at least up here the BMW dealer shoves test rides down your throat so you shouldn't have much trouble trying one.
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 46,760
Posted By Madrox
I want to see more manufacturers adopting semi...

I want to see more manufacturers adopting semi active suspension as in the HP4. I've not experienced on a bike but it's brilliant in sports cars
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 46,760
Posted By Madrox
I've not looked at the used market but the...

I've not looked at the used market but the S1000RR is the most comfortable liter bike I've ever sat on and the K1x00S is also very comfortable stock
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 2,028,790
Posted By Madrox
Haven't you learned anything? The more dangerous...

Haven't you learned anything? The more dangerous the more fun'
Forum: Face plant 04-19-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
Chicken strip dinner special? Not quite sure what...

Chicken strip dinner special? Not quite sure what that means but it sounds funny as hell. Anyway, the crash really reinforced some things I had caught myself getting lax with which is a good thing....
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,721
Posted By Madrox
+1 And holy hell you are one lucky fucker....

+1

And holy hell you are one lucky fucker. Go buy a lottery ticket.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 2,028,790
Posted By Madrox
Glad I'm not the only one. The amount of times I...

Glad I'm not the only one. The amount of times I heard that over the winter...
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
Entirely possible I did go left of center, my...

Entirely possible I did go left of center, my intended line was not though.
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
Examining the tire you can see where it briefly...

Examining the tire you can see where it briefly rode on the sidewall after the rim exploded. That little flap of rubber shouldn't be there and isn't on the opposite side of the tire.
...
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
I'm damned impressed with how well the suit...

I'm damned impressed with how well the suit worked.
I wasn't able to find anything off the road that would have done that much damage to the wheel. There were some loose rocks in the area but...
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
That's my thinking as well. But the feedback from...

That's my thinking as well. But the feedback from the bike immediately before was completely alien to me. The front crossed without issue but immediately after it was like the back end disappeared...
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
36 front 39 rear is what the OBC showed ~10...

36 front 39 rear is what the OBC showed ~10 minutes prior when I was sitting in traffic flipping through the info. I find it very hard to believe that something that small caused so much damage but I...
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
I was just to the right of the yellow line,...

I was just to the right of the yellow line, there's a lot of gravel and crap to the outside. The pictures show a bit of it. Honestly, I'm not worried about getting reimbursed for the repairs, I'm...
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
I'm not arguing that and I agree completely. Had...

I'm not arguing that and I agree completely. Had I been going slower this thread probably wouldn't exist. I've been going over it again and again in my head. I went back this morning and came to two...
Forum: Face plant 04-17-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
Right here...

Right here...
Forum: Face plant 04-17-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
I agree completely. That's not what happened here...

I agree completely. That's not what happened here though. I had clear vision through the turn as well as the one after it as well. It also looks like I grossly overstated my speed looking at the...
Forum: Face plant 04-17-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
The fuck, the images didn't resize properly....

The fuck, the images didn't resize properly. Fixing that now.
Forum: Face plant 04-17-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,839
Posted By Madrox
Hit a pot hole and lowsided

Decided to go for a spirited ride through some local twisties. Coming around a left at ~50mph and caught the edge of a pothole with the rear. Bent the shit out of the rim and sent myself and the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 2,028,790
Posted By Madrox
Holy shit, someone younger than me on a BMW!

Holy shit, someone younger than me on a BMW!
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