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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,433
Posted By NoHeat
That's about right. The ratio has been getting...

That's about right. The ratio has been getting worse, though. It was 34 fold in 2004. That's what I figure from the data in the NHTSA report in the previous post.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,433
Posted By NoHeat
NHTSA data

The NHTSA data are here:
http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810620.PDF

Key fact: 40 fatalities per 100 million miles for motorcycles.

So ignoring all the variables other than number of miles,...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By NoHeat
Just think of the possibilities. He can get...

Just think of the possibilities. He can get satellite TV, and watch that while riding, too.
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,418
Posted By NoHeat
very impressive 3D imaging of badly broken jaws.

very impressive 3D imaging of badly broken jaws.
Forum: Face plant 11-01-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,388
Posted By NoHeat
Friction is your friend. Keeps the bike on...

Friction is your friend.

Keeps the bike on the road and you on the bike.
Forum: Face plant 08-09-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,041
Posted By NoHeat
I'd bet he indeed had never heard it before....

I'd bet he indeed had never heard it before. Armored skid-resistant motorcycle pants aren't mentioned in the MSF Basic textbook that I used 2 years ago when I took the course. There was just a brief...
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 379
Views: 101,142
Posted By NoHeat
Even if the hinge on a modular helmet doesn't...

Even if the hinge on a modular helmet doesn't break, it can still do very bad things to you.

Here's a first-hand account of somebody (not me) who suffered a brain injury inflicted by the screw on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-12-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 134,394
Posted By NoHeat
Oops. Sorry.

Oops. Sorry.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-12-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 134,394
Posted By NoHeat
Is this one the statue of Hiawatha in Ironwood,...

Is this one the statue of Hiawatha in Ironwood, MI?

I found it here:
http://www.roadsidepeek.com/roadusa/midwest/mwroadside/mwroadgiant/index2.htm
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-12-2008, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 134,394
Posted By NoHeat
Is this "The Hamburger Haus, a roadside stand in...

Is this "The Hamburger Haus, a roadside stand in Dundee, serves burgers, brats and ice cream." That's north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I found it described in a kind of ride report here:...
Forum: Face plant 03-12-2008, 07:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,992
Posted By NoHeat
This is Face Plant. The OP asked for useful...

This is Face Plant.

The OP asked for useful suggestions for his injured friend.

Instead he gets some mean-spirited posters.

Not good.

Take it to Jo momma. Not here.
Forum: Face plant 03-08-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,447
Posted By NoHeat
Bad outcome with the riding, but not with the...

Bad outcome with the riding, but not with the writing, andruboz.

It isn't often that a post that long keeps my attention riveted, but yours sure did. Very nicely written. Glad you weren't hurt...
Forum: Face plant 02-24-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,877
Posted By NoHeat
It didn't help any that she hit a pickup. If...

It didn't help any that she hit a pickup.

If she had a hit a lower vehicle, like a sedan, there's a chance that when her bike made impact she might have flown over the car and then slid on the...
Forum: Face plant 02-23-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,384
Posted By NoHeat
A gallon? That's like 10+ cans of beer. In one...

A gallon? That's like 10+ cans of beer. In one hour.

So why wasn't he also charged with drunk driving?

I realize that because he ran he didn't get a breath test the same day as the...
Forum: Face plant 02-09-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,831
Posted By NoHeat
Can this happen if they spread out with two...

Can this happen if they spread out with two seconds between vehicles?
Forum: Face plant 12-15-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By NoHeat
Sounds like the outcome could have been a lot...

Sounds like the outcome could have been a lot worse. Glad it wasn't.

Tell us about the gear you were wearing, and how it did!
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,622
Posted By NoHeat
If every rider rode two seconds behind whatever...

If every rider rode two seconds behind whatever vehicle is in front of them, and if they allowed traffic to move as it will, then they'd be okay.

But they didn't.

Instead, a large number of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,144
Posted By NoHeat
Here's the graphic. In that map, a smaller number...

Here's the graphic. In that map, a smaller number means a bigger danger. West Virginia is the worst, but my state isn't far behind.

...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,040
Posted By NoHeat
I'm glad the bicyclist didn't come by a half...

I'm glad the bicyclist didn't come by a half minute later. He could have been creamed by the sliding motorcycle.
Forum: Face plant 11-20-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,926
Posted By NoHeat
I was wondering about the speed of the collision...

I was wondering about the speed of the collision while lane-splitting -- look at the bumper and tailgate on that pickup. The word "reckless" doesn't seem to be enough to describe the way the rider...
Forum: Face plant 11-14-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,745
Posted By NoHeat
That's one of the risks of passing another...

That's one of the risks of passing another vehicle, for sure. And it's a risk of a particularly bad outcome, too, because a collision while you're passing will occur when you are riding at a...
Forum: Face plant 11-04-2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,041
Posted By NoHeat
White FF helmet and lighting might be the best...

White FF helmet and lighting might be the best equipment items for frontal conspicuity.

If a headlight modulator is available to fit your bulb and headlight housing, that would be the number one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,942
Posted By NoHeat
Cutting all the statistics down to just the ones...

Cutting all the statistics down to just the ones below, I think I can see the solution to the problem. Move to Hawaii :evil
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,280
Posted By NoHeat
November will be peak season for deer collisions....

November will be peak season for deer collisions. I avoid night riding, scan the ditches, and slow down if there aren't wide mowed ditches to improve the view of deer. I still might get killed by a...
Forum: Face plant 10-15-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,197
Posted By NoHeat
Tragic that the rider died. Reminds me of a...

Tragic that the rider died.

Reminds me of a similar but non-fatal accident in the newspaper here recently. A left-turning cager didn't see a motorcycle, put the biker in the hospital, and got...
Forum: Face plant 10-14-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,163
Posted By NoHeat
Nobody has listed all six yet, have they? ...

Nobody has listed all six yet, have they?

Let me try:

1. "tired"
Riding while tired was a risk factor. Should have rested before riding again.
2. "when you leave town youre in the forest"...
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,823
Posted By NoHeat
Wicked That's hard to say. If they do opt for biblical...

That's hard to say. If they do opt for biblical jargon, they might deem it an act of ass. :evil

Glad that you survived as well as you did. It's good to learn about your experience with the gear.
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2007, 07:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,747
Posted By NoHeat
Reminds me of the parable of the good samaritan....

Reminds me of the parable of the good samaritan. Passersby care only about themselves and don't stop to help a dying man on the road.

Same situation, just a few miles away and 2000 years later.
Forum: Face plant 08-09-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By NoHeat
Sounds like a lot of unnecessary risks taken by...

Sounds like a lot of unnecessary risks taken by riders.

#3 in front of you clearly hadn't been scanning and searching for traffic when he swerved unnecessarily into another lane.

The rider...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 24,070
Posted By NoHeat
In some states you can search for a lawyer...

In some states you can search for a lawyer according to specialty and location by visiting your state bar's website, which you can find by googling. Not sure if the listings are complete, but it...
Forum: Face plant 07-26-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 24,070
Posted By NoHeat
Yep. Ordinarily I don't like lawyers, and...

Yep.

Ordinarily I don't like lawyers, and I've never even thought of suing anyone, but this guy assaulted you and injured you using a truck owned by somebody with pockets.
Forum: Face plant 07-25-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 24,070
Posted By NoHeat
That's gotta be discouraging. Taxes aren't buying...

That's gotta be discouraging. Taxes aren't buying much in the way of law enforcement when the victim of an assault has to do his own investigation to find the bad guy, only to find out that's not...
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,207
Posted By NoHeat
mental note: don't drive a convertible...

mental note:

don't drive a convertible without a rollbar.
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,606
Posted By NoHeat
That's all great ... so far. Now, how about a...

That's all great ... so far. Now, how about a photo of you drinking that can of beer with the helmet on? You don't want to be one of those reckless guys without a helmet, do you? You never know when...
Forum: Face plant 06-17-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By NoHeat
Petroglyph, you posted that story, but it isn't...

Petroglyph, you posted that story, but it isn't you who crashed, right?

Anyway, I'd guess that a combination of pants with kneepads and racing-style boots with shinplates might have prevented...
Forum: Face plant 06-14-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,916
Posted By NoHeat
HyperLites and similar LEDS are highly...

HyperLites and similar LEDS are highly directional. They are impressively bright if you're looking at them at just the right angle, but they do little otherwise.

So if you add LEDs, be sure to...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,916
Posted By NoHeat
Very sad. It seems that in most accidents a...

Very sad.

It seems that in most accidents a biker could have done something to avoid the accident or at least reduce his risk, even when the fault lies with another driver. Not this time.

Who...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2007, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By NoHeat
NE Iowa is hilly with curves. SE Iowa isn't. ...

NE Iowa is hilly with curves. SE Iowa isn't.

Get a free Iowa DOT Transportation Map. There might be a state website where you can request it. Look for "Scenic Byways", which are marked in red -...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2007, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,835
Posted By NoHeat
As badly written as it is, that article is still...

As badly written as it is, that article is still a useful reminder that pavement markings can be slippery when wet.

Crosswalk markings are especially bad because they are located at...
Forum: Face plant 05-01-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,245
Posted By NoHeat
Amish country is just a couple miles outside my...

Amish country is just a couple miles outside my town. I enjoy riding there - the farms are picturesque, everybody waves at me, the roads are not too busy.

One of my favorite experiences was late...
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