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Forum: Equipment 10-05-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
I think I will use that excuse when I buy myself...

I think I will use that excuse when I buy myself a bike (still have to get my license) :)

Here's one shot from today - I really like the color rendition of the RX100M2, and at ISO800 it's almost...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,236
Posted By aferiksson
How do you transport it on your bike?

How do you transport it on your bike?
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,112,324
Posted By aferiksson
Holy crap!!! I really wish I had not seen that...

Holy crap!!! I really wish I had not seen that image - it will never leave me...

Anyways, thanks for your inspiring RR and continue to have a nice journey :)
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
The sensor in M2 is a little bit better in low...

The sensor in M2 is a little bit better in low light, it has Wifi and a tiltable screen. The tilt screen is what made me buy it :)

Getting this result at ISO 800 with a point and shoot camera is...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
I still have no bike, but I bought a Sony RX100...

I still have no bike, but I bought a Sony RX100 II to be prepared :)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/10076514906_d1ab180c64_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aferiksson/10076514906/)
Remote...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,354
Posted By aferiksson
If someone feels even eye protection is...

If someone feels even eye protection is overrated, I think they might have a Darwin award coming up ...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
Showing an ISO3200 image in b/w is kinda...

Showing an ISO3200 image in b/w is kinda cheating, since you won't see the color noise ;)

The D7100 is a nice camera though, and not too heavy. I was thinking of using my D3 with a 28-300 for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,354
Posted By aferiksson
Unfortunately, that Aprilia died (it didn't like...

Unfortunately, that Aprilia died (it didn't like the ethanol in the fuel, and I ran out of oil without noticing a hose spewing oil over the place).

I must also admit that I was not ATGATT on that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,354
Posted By aferiksson
Something like this might also work: ...

Something like this might also work:

http://www.mc-polisveteranerna.se/gallery/pictures/LS_Vinterhoj_3_1_11_-2_medium.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,354
Posted By aferiksson
You have a point there, and in that fluffy snow I...

You have a point there, and in that fluffy snow I won't need any gear at all when I fall over :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,354
Posted By aferiksson
In some parts of the world, riding 365 days a...

In some parts of the world, riding 365 days a year is not a valid option ;)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/9694264432_d429cb931e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aferiksson/9694264432/)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 232,896
Posted By aferiksson
I've been reading at least some of this thread,...

I've been reading at least some of this thread, and I don't have an MC license or a bike yet. I did ride a scooter for a few years, and had a top box on it, but this thread made me aware of how fugly...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
I had to try this :) My NEX-7 works just...

I had to try this :)

My NEX-7 works just fine with just flipping up the visor of my Nolan N104. With the D3 I had to flip up a bit more though ;)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,432
Posted By aferiksson
Ah.. the gyroscopic effect - but that doesn't...

Ah.. the gyroscopic effect - but that doesn't really have much to do with countersteering as I get it. The point is the turn is always initiated by countersteering (just a tiny bit of it in this...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 92,895
Posted By aferiksson
I tried the Shoei Neotec, Schuberth C3 and Nolan...

I tried the Shoei Neotec, Schuberth C3 and Nolan N104 and ended up with the Nolan - not because of price, but it was the only one that fits my weird head shape somewhat properly (I have kind of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,432
Posted By aferiksson
This is one of the tests we have to do to get our...

This is one of the tests we have to do to get our license over here (and I still haven't done it). It not that easy to see, but I think there's a lot of countersteering going on there to keep the...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
I like a good quality viewfinder (like the one on...

I like a good quality viewfinder (like the one on my D3) and when I bought the NEX-7 I thought I would mostly use the EVF. However, it turned out that I probably use the display as much as the EVF -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,432
Posted By aferiksson
Some people here states that you don't have to...

Some people here states that you don't have to countersteer when you have feet on the ground, or when you push your bike. Isn't that because it's no longer a single track vehicle as soon as your feet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,354
Posted By aferiksson
How do you know what "no more gear than needed"...

How do you know what "no more gear than needed" is in advance?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,354
Posted By aferiksson
Anyone who says it's overrated?

Anyone who says it's overrated?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By aferiksson
Either that, or he was not ATGATT at his last...

Either that, or he was not ATGATT at his last ride ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,354
Posted By aferiksson
I can understand that there are people that for...

I can understand that there are people that for some reason don't want to ride with ATGATT, but saying that gear does not help is rather stupid IMO - it doesn't always help, but when it does it's...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
It's a FOTGA I got from eBay.

It's a FOTGA I got from eBay.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,432
Posted By aferiksson
Is that a bad thing?

Is that a bad thing?
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
I was btw lucky enough to sell one of my pictures...

I was btw lucky enough to sell one of my pictures to a major airline, and the images will only be used in ads far away from me. Since this forum has people from all around I guess it could be used...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,432
Posted By aferiksson
I'm still learning to ride a motorcycle, and as...

I'm still learning to ride a motorcycle, and as I've written earlier - it helps knowing about countersteering. I don't care how or why it works, but when I push the right handlebar the bikes turn...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
The 200/2.8 is very sharp and the CA is easy to...

The 200/2.8 is very sharp and the CA is easy to remove in postprocessing. I also tried a FD 24/1,4L and that was rather awful. Most Nikon lenses I tried worked better than the Canon lenses of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
For that shot (and also the bicycles) I used an...

For that shot (and also the bicycles) I used an old Canon FD 200/2.8 with an adapter.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/7267998898_a8eb778d4b_b.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,811
Posted By aferiksson
The RX100 is a brilliant little camera, and...

The RX100 is a brilliant little camera, and version 2 is even better. I prefer shooting with primes though, so I use a NEX-7 with Sigma 19 mm, Sigma 30 mm, Sony 35 mm OSS and Sony 50 mm OSS for most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,354
Posted By aferiksson
These guys are ATGATT even while riding at...

These guys are ATGATT even while riding at bicycle speed in town ;)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/9628079777_52e8c198b1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aferiksson/9628079777/)
Swedish...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,236
Posted By aferiksson
That's one of the best reasons I've heard for...

That's one of the best reasons I've heard for wearing gloves :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,432
Posted By aferiksson
When getting the license here we have to do this...

When getting the license here we have to do this "high speed" test (weave between cones at about 30 mph, make a tight u-turn, weave back and finish with a controlled emergency brake):

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,589
Posted By aferiksson
Well, if you ride without a helmet I hope for...

Well, if you ride without a helmet I hope for your sake that you payed the membership in the Most riders club.

Here, members of HA (and similar) somehow managed to get doctors to issue...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,236
Posted By aferiksson
Sorry, but no :D I've been driving a car for...

Sorry, but no :D

I've been driving a car for 28 years, and seen way too many accidents to feel that it's ok to ride a bike with a kid that way. Also, I haven't seen any forum rules that states...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,236
Posted By aferiksson
I've never been on that road, but I still would...

I've never been on that road, but I still would not ride it with a kid without gear behind me. That kid would probably not look quite that happy if they for some reason fall over (and yes, that can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,236
Posted By aferiksson
I'm sorry I brought it up, but I suppose it's...

I'm sorry I brought it up, but I suppose it's only ok to scold the Harley drivers when they fall over and hurt themselves, and not when they bring their kids in for the ride (and/or fall).

I guess...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,236
Posted By aferiksson
A road full of drivers loaded with testosterone...

A road full of drivers loaded with testosterone is what I mean, and especially while wearing no gear whatsoever. I know he's probably driving slow, but that won't help if a reckless Miata driver hits...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,236
Posted By aferiksson
Maybe not, but that will still hurt a lot in some...

Maybe not, but that will still hurt a lot in some crashes. You also have other cars, bikes and trucks going in the opposite direction. I would not bring a kid to a ride on a road like that, but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,354
Posted By aferiksson
From the killboy thread: This guy...

From the killboy thread:



This guy didn't wear any protection a few years ago, and doesn't do it now either. I can't help feeling his kid should wear something better though ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,236
Posted By aferiksson
That's right, i don't. I was spanked a couple of...

That's right, i don't. I was spanked a couple of times when I was a kid, and it didn't stop me from doing stupid things. It's also illegal to spank your kids here since somewhere around then.

It's...
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