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Forum: Beasts 12-15-2014, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Marylander
Motorcycles are only good for a bout 25k miles,...

Motorcycles are only good for a bout 25k miles, didn't you get the memo?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
"I'm not some little princess"

"I'm not some little princess"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
I miss bicycle commuting. Depending on where I...

I miss bicycle commuting. Depending on where I was living (either gaithersburg or college park commuting to rockville) I would go straight in to work from 9-15 miles one way then take a 20-30 mile...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
In DC proper you reasonable motorcyclists can do...

In DC proper you reasonable motorcyclists can do just about anything that's reasonable so long as you don't flaunt it in front of the police. I filter if I'm in DC but switch right back to "might as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
Yep, that's such a common thing. I judge whether...

Yep, that's such a common thing. I judge whether the person I'm catching is speeding up for me and, if they are, I blast past them rather than gradually upping my speed. This way they have no chance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
I've had bikes doing 100+ mph come by me in my...

I've had bikes doing 100+ mph come by me in my lane on both the DC and Baltimore beltways. Crazy scary...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
Just tell them the gas engine is only used to...

Just tell them the gas engine is only used to charge the batteries when you can't plug in/for emergencies. Not for sending power to the wheels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
I no longer feel alone in the world.

I no longer feel alone in the world.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
If you alternate you can maximize the distance...

If you alternate you can maximize the distance between gas stops.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
I've got the aerostich license plate frames that...

I've got the aerostich license plate frames that say the same thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
The resident geese at work make a path as I...

The resident geese at work make a path as I approach on my bike now. I've got them trained after years of riding right at them.
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,551,237
Posted By Marylander
Oops, quite right. I need to actually proofread...

Oops, quite right. I need to actually proofread before I click submit... ;)

For pure street use I like the 16t front a lot better than 15t. I've got a kx250 for pure dirt use so my versys has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,964,817
Posted By Marylander
Sticker is about to expire...

Sticker is about to expire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
For a long time I've used track tires since I...

For a long time I've used track tires since I could get them free from a friend who'd worn them out for track use (pirelli super dragon corsa pro mostly). I just had to be careful and they worked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
If you can find the cash for an electric jacket...

If you can find the cash for an electric jacket (warm n safe, gerbings, etc) you will be golden. No point in screwing around with layering and all that, just go straight for the electric jacket (not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
Cool, I'll check it out. Thanks! In practice how...

Cool, I'll check it out. Thanks! In practice how often do you need to apply it? I ride in the rain pretty often (looks like we actually get twice as many inches of rain per year in the washington, dc...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,551,237
Posted By Marylander
I had no problem maintaining 70-80 mph on the...

I had no problem maintaining 70-80 mph on the stock gearing. I like one tooth more up front though (I like it better for slower riding too). At 80 mph it seems like the motor is just a bit over 3k...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
If you ride in the rain you'll get wet and die! ...

If you ride in the rain you'll get wet and die!

It's time to retire my dainese d-dry boots from rain duty as my toes get wet pretty quick in any kind of significant rain, like this morning. My new...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,551,237
Posted By Marylander
Big improvement. I'm right with you on that. ;)

Big improvement. I'm right with you on that. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
Seems a large percentage of Harley riders have...

Seems a large percentage of Harley riders have the dichotomy of bikes types: Harleys vs not real bikes... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
You guys are very clever. I do the same.

You guys are very clever. I do the same.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
Heh, this is why I usually go inside (if I'm in a...

Heh, this is why I usually go inside (if I'm in a car - I don't use drive throughs at all on the bike any more). ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
If you're to the right side of the left lane...

If you're to the right side of the left lane you're more likely to be seen in a car's mirror. The drivers here DO NOT turn their heads more than is required to look in the mirrors. So, if you don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
Considering that men are pigs you're probably...

Considering that men are pigs you're probably better off looking more like the michelin man when geared up... Sad but true.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
Yeah, that is a common thing. Vehicles around...

Yeah, that is a common thing. Vehicles around here just don't seem to understand that the lines have a purpose and their vehicle really does fit in between them. I may be stupid but, when I can, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
Most of the bikes where I work are euro or...

Most of the bikes where I work are euro or Japanese (I work at a scientific organization). The parking situation has gotten bad for cars this year so there have been more bikes than usual. I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
Bumper sticker i saw on the way home today: there...

Bumper sticker i saw on the way home today: there are two kinds of bikers - those who have a harley and those who want one. I guess we know what kind you are. ;) I'm a motorcyclist myself, not a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
I had a similar thing a couple days ago. I bought...

I had a similar thing a couple days ago. I bought one of the Antigravity Batteries XP-1 jumpstarters to keep on my cbr1krr (which has a tiny battery that honda also specs on <100cc scooters). I had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
+1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
Mom never gives up! I've used a bike as a daily...

Mom never gives up! I've used a bike as a daily driver for 20 years and she still says those things to me. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,964,817
Posted By Marylander
Scrubbing some heat off the tires. You know, like...

Scrubbing some heat off the tires. You know, like if you've got rain tires on and the track starts drying. You seek out the wet parts. It's obvious the grass is cooler than the asphalt. Noobs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,157
Posted By Marylander
This is one of my (many driving related) pet...

This is one of my (many driving related) pet peeves. Just follow the right-of-way rules, that would be "nicer"!
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,551,237
Posted By Marylander
I do my own tire changes. I've got a cycle hill...

I do my own tire changes. I've got a cycle hill changer.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/cycle-hill-motorcycle-tire-changer/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
I probably would've accepted the cart as I've...

I probably would've accepted the cart as I've been known to get a cart just to stick my jacket and helmet in. Also, I carry an aerostich LP bag with me (folds up tiny but holds a decent amount of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
Ah, I'd never heard of those. I will definitely...

Ah, I'd never heard of those. I will definitely check them out. They don't seem too expensive to me if they work. I've got a lot more $$$s in my heated gear... Thanks!

I had been considering the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
I have gotten close to doing an opposite riding...

I have gotten close to doing an opposite riding season, parking the bike when it's hot and gear is uncomfortable and taking an air-conditioned vehicle instead. Summer is my least favorite season to...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6,830
Views: 1,551,237
Posted By Marylander
This is one reason to have (at least) 2 bikes....

This is one reason to have (at least) 2 bikes. For street riding I currently have an 09 versys and an 08 cbr1000rr, both basically stock. I alternate between them for riding to work (114 mile round...
Forum: Racing 09-16-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 420,899
Posted By Marylander
ftfy

ftfy
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9,908
Views: 2,033,472
Posted By Marylander
You've got to understand that, most of the time...

You've got to understand that, most of the time in the US, if you're being asked what kind of bike you've got they're really asking, "do you have a harley?" With that understanding I simply say the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,964,817
Posted By Marylander
I think I saw him in the vicinity of...

I think I saw him in the vicinity of McConnellsburg, PA a couple weekends ago. I was heading out to ride towing my dirt bike behind the truck. He didn't even wave back... ;)
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