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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
That wasn't you that ran over my NY Superfudge...

That wasn't you that ran over my NY Superfudge Chunk that nite way back when was it?

Some BT driver smoooshed my Ben & Jerry's. :bluduh West Campus Dr coming down the hill from Price's Fork.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 07:32 PM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Interesting Read me...

Interesting


Read me (http://redkiteprayer.com/2015/03/letting-cooler-heads-prevail/)

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 06:13 PM
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Views: 527,455
Posted By Gummee!
Drove the old Dodge truck to work today. Its...

Drove the old Dodge truck to work today. Its amazing what you see when you're only doing 55mph in the far right lane.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 05:17 AM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
How much of a reasonable doubt can there be after...

How much of a reasonable doubt can there be after the guy admitted his anti-cyclist views?

:norton

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
I only spent a week on Oahu, but don't remember...

I only spent a week on Oahu, but don't remember seeing any cyclists. Anywhere.

I DID see a Goldwing tho. :confused

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Riiiggghhhhtttt Whatever you choose to think...

Riiiggghhhhtttt

Whatever you choose to think from behind the keyboard may/may not be reflected in actual reality. AMHIK

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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7,112
Views: 364,270
Posted By Gummee!
Hey OBH folks: what time does trivia start...

Hey OBH folks: what time does trivia start tomorrow nite?

I'm guessing that there's no food so BYO?

:ear

Probably best to PM. I don't check in in this thread all that often.

M
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-25-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7,112
Views: 364,270
Posted By Gummee!
That's been closed down for a while now. ...and...

That's been closed down for a while now. ...and I'm with you: I've lived down the street from off-and-on for 30 years and didn't stop in. It was either too close to home or too soon after I'd set...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 04:24 AM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
If you're riding your moto in traffic and someone...

If you're riding your moto in traffic and someone intentionally sideswipes you what's your reaction?

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 04:44 AM
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Views: 6,110
Posted By Gummee!
This M

This

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 07:04 PM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
I'm gonna teach that spandex-clad [sexual...

I'm gonna teach that spandex-clad [sexual preference slur deleted] a lesson

:baldy

Only lesson you're teaching anyone is 'car drivers are :asshat s'

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 05:56 PM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Great day on the roads today: no idiots on the...

Great day on the roads today: no idiots on the road. :clap

Got in about 1:45 on the fixed gear :ricky

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Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-22-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,965
Posted By Gummee!
I see rumors of a 690-based ADV. ...

I see rumors of a 690-based ADV. (http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/spy-photos-ktm-690-adventure/)

Guess you'll have your thumper and your road manners as well. Assuming (that big word) they end...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7,112
Views: 364,270
Posted By Gummee!
Its a hop, skip, and jump to Alex. ...and...

Its a hop, skip, and jump to Alex.

...and on the way back, you can hit Dogfish Head at 7 Corners. Mmmmm tasty food and beverages

I have a 44r Firstgear perforated leather jacket I could sell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 06:21 AM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Unfortunately, in these parts, stop signs sprout...

Unfortunately, in these parts, stop signs sprout up like weeds whenever there's 2 (or more) roads coming together because people are stupid.

This is the country that doesn't like roundabouts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 06:28 PM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
@Vertical C: There's no absolutes on the road...

@Vertical C: There's no absolutes on the road other than 'don't kill me.'

Lots of shades of grey... In some cases, I'm OK with you passing me closer than 3'. In others? Not so much. :nono All...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3,602
Views: 527,455
Posted By Gummee!
I must have a sign on the front of my car that...

I must have a sign on the front of my car that says 'pull in front of me!' 'cause it keeps happening.

:bluduh

Random lane changing? Sure! C'mon over! I'm not going faster than you are and don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 05:08 AM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Keep your head on a swivel...

Keep your head on a swivel (http://happyplace.someecards.com/distracted-driving/driver-who-ran-over-three-teenagers-was-videotaping-her-son-in-the-backseat/)

@VS: there were DS 'mtn' bikes long...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 08:07 PM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Roads were not built for cars...

Roads were not built for cars (http://www.vox.com/2015/3/19/8253035/roads-cyclists-cars-history)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Went mtn biking tonite. No hassles with cars or...

Went mtn biking tonite. No hassles with cars or animals. :thumb

Lights are good m'kay. I demo-d a Niterider 1000. Since I didn't know how much charge it really had, I kept it on low. More than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 02:06 PM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Perception. The answer's perception. Remember:...

Perception. The answer's perception. Remember: bicycles are toys.

Add to that we're not 'traffic' and you get people mostly OK with bicycles going up the right side of the road. There's always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 06:30 AM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
read me...

read me (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/12/sheffield-cyclist-taron-stead_n_6853772.html)

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 05:42 AM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
I look great in spandex! WTF are you on about?!...

I look great in spandex! WTF are you on about?!...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
No joke. Nice first post, huh? I would be...

No joke. Nice first post, huh?

I would be what you'd call eltist. Probably the poster boy for this thread, actually. ...but all I want is for you to (get this!) NOT TRY AND KILL ME when I'm out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 07:52 PM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Yup. 99.5% of my riding doesn't include...

Yup.

99.5% of my riding doesn't include roads with stop lights on em. There's a grand total of one (1) light I need to worry about. ...and that's just busy enough that its a rare day I have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,602
Views: 527,455
Posted By Gummee!
something was in the air the other day 'cause I...

something was in the air the other day 'cause I had not one but two people randomly change lanes in front of me to go slow.

:baldy

I was wandering up the #1 lane at 72ish and evidently, they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
...but its shorter than sitting there waiting for...

...but its shorter than sitting there waiting for a car.

It must just be a Sunday thing 'cause there were lots of head-shaking moments on the road today. Passes in unsafe spots that thankfully had...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-15-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7,112
Views: 364,270
Posted By Gummee!
I've ridden my bicycle past there on more'n one...

I've ridden my bicycle past there on more'n one occasion.

Good place to stop. :nod

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 07:09 AM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
its for motos, but the same kinds of things apply...

its for motos, but the same kinds of things apply for bicycles:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/to_UaN25B8s?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 05:40 AM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Its a good thing because you and I both know that...

Its a good thing because you and I both know that the govt IS NOT out there to help us cyclists or to a lesser extent motorcyclists.

If it isn't on 4 wheels, typically you get a ':dunno Can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 07:02 PM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
We've got the same law here in VA. 2min or 2...

We've got the same law here in VA. 2min or 2 cycles of the light and we're good to go across.

:thumb

IDK if it works for motos too. :dunno

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
How bout that?!...

How bout that?! (http://www.oregonlive.com/commuting/index.ssf/2015/03/bicycles_oregon_law_run_red_li.html)

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 05:37 AM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Reason 4003B why you don't want to outdrive your...

Reason 4003B why you don't want to outdrive your sight lines:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RzMTvgx3R5I?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Read any of the comments in any of the 'car vs...

Read any of the comments in any of the 'car vs bike altercation' news stories and you'll get your jollies.

...or ride a bicycle and experience it firsthand! If more people rode bicycles, there'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 06:52 PM
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Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
I've had moto-riding buddies stopped by the...

I've had moto-riding buddies stopped by the police for not putting a foot down. According to them, it isn't a stop without a foot down. :dunno

YMMV

On the bicycle, if I know I'm gonna be going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Head out over to Borrego Springs. See all that...

Head out over to Borrego Springs. See all that open space around you? Yeah, that kind of intersection. Tell me you *always* come to a complete stop, foot down, and then proceed despite being able to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Running stop signs, huh? Not quite what CA...

Running stop signs, huh? Not quite what CA stopping means. :nah

Now, having said that, at the 12:15 mark I could tell it was gonna be 'one of those rides.' Evidently the guy driving an Artisan...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
:nod I've got the oil changed in the car....

:nod

I've got the oil changed in the car. Its warm. I'm having a snack. Then I'm headed to Warrenton to pick up a phone charging cable I left there last Wed.

I'll probably CA stop most of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
What if you're in a position that you 'don't need...

What if you're in a position that you 'don't need to stop' to ensure that its safe?

On a bicycle OR in a car/on a moto.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7,767
Views: 440,322
Posted By Gummee!
Nope. He's being deliberately obtuse because...

Nope. He's being deliberately obtuse because somehow, rolling slowly thru a stop sign is the same as buzzing a cyclist at speed. :dunno

I don't remember why it was (probably waiting for a riding...
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