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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8,523
Views: 1,725,624
Posted By sphyrnidus
I made a trip to Spain. Camping with the wife....

I made a trip to Spain. Camping with the wife. Arriving at a campsite, putting our helmets on the counter and ATGATT the lady asked "Are you with a camper or a caravanne?" I answered: take a...
Forum: Europe 07-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By sphyrnidus
Northcape ride (http://youtu.be/77YORwlydyQ) ...

Northcape ride (http://youtu.be/77YORwlydyQ)
Finland beware of reindeer and speedtraps. Strictly adhere to the speedlimit. Fines are extreme once over 20 km/hr to fast.
Norway beware of reindeer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,988
Posted By sphyrnidus
In the UK riding on the left hand side, I see...

In the UK riding on the left hand side, I see people using their heads to wave at on coming bikers. When passing you could use your hand :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,988
Posted By sphyrnidus
In Europe you use your foot the same as your...

In Europe you use your foot the same as your hand, like waving. When you pass someone you can't Greet your fellow rider with your left hand and the right one is on the gas (unless you're got cruise...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,260
Posted By sphyrnidus
Interesting way of riding indeed...:rofl

Interesting way of riding indeed...:rofl
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By sphyrnidus
The problem with tracking is 1) The are easily...

The problem with tracking is 1) The are easily jammed bij equipment just as expensive or cheaper as the tracking device. 2) Loading a bike in a van is also an effective way to obstruct the signal....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,287
Posted By sphyrnidus
On my 09 GSA: it was serviced and then I went on...

On my 09 GSA: it was serviced and then I went on an extended trip in total of 20k km. The next service was at 25k km after the last. It didn't die on me. Just check the oil regularly. This bike was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8,523
Views: 1,725,624
Posted By sphyrnidus
Sunday afternoon ride with the guy's. Stopped for...

Sunday afternoon ride with the guy's. Stopped for drinks and ATGATT. I enter the restaurant from the terrace and say: I want to pay. In the room there are quite a few elderly people playing bridge....
Forum: Europe 06-18-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By sphyrnidus
In Germany there is the TUV which implies people...

In Germany there is the TUV which implies people having to look after their vehicles better. Bikes used to be cheaper in Germany, but nowadays it is less so.
When buying in Germany remember they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,885
Posted By sphyrnidus
I read a lot of people not wearing gear when...

I read a lot of people not wearing gear when riding locally. But think about the fact that most accidents happen within a 10 mile radius of home. Or in the first and last 10 Miles of a trip..
I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8,523
Views: 1,725,624
Posted By sphyrnidus
Not a stupid question, but stupid nonetheless: In...

Not a stupid question, but stupid nonetheless: In Western Europe in every country you have to wear a helmet. I was sent a flyer by a company that trains rider instructors which started like this:
...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,900
Posted By sphyrnidus
My SO was riding for 10 years every working day...

My SO was riding for 10 years every working day 100 km to and from her work when a lanechanger got her. Ankle busted, BMW totalled. She stopped riding and for the first time bought a car. The next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,671
Posted By sphyrnidus
If there is plenty of space ahead go4it. But in...

If there is plenty of space ahead go4it. But in my opinion it is always better to have an idiot ahead of you than behind you. You can see and react when you can see him, but not when he's behind. Our...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,361
Posted By sphyrnidus
I use a GoPro and it is a bit hard to judge...

I use a GoPro and it is a bit hard to judge distances. Objects always appear farther away than they are. But listening to the sound of the bike, he doesn't brake or slow down at all and there is some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,845
Posted By sphyrnidus
My SO used her bike for commuting 60 km each day....

My SO used her bike for commuting 60 km each day. One morning she was hit by a lane changing cager . She wasn't hurt to bad, the bike was totalled. It scared her shitless so she bought a car and was...
Forum: Face plant 03-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,165
Posted By sphyrnidus
The missing of what you're not looking for is...

The missing of what you're not looking for is called inattention blindness. Like with the gorilla in between the ballplayers....
Forum: Europe 02-11-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By sphyrnidus
We have been riding in the Alps and Italy for...

We have been riding in the Alps and Italy for quite some years, with a group from the Netherlands. The last week of May. While some of the higher passes could still be closed, we only had to change...
Forum: Europe 02-06-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By sphyrnidus
At the moment, bikes are cheaper in the UK than...

At the moment, bikes are cheaper in the UK than in Germany. That being said, the bikes in Germany are better cared for than those in the UK. A German sets a fair price and is annoyed if you try to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,808
Posted By sphyrnidus
I see a lot of people in this thread that think...

I see a lot of people in this thread that think that hi viz works when walking etc. so it will work on a bike also.
80% of bike accidents happen on the front end of the bike.
The biker is most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,943
Posted By sphyrnidus
It happened before...

It happened before (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602168&page=83)
And there was this guy from Indonesia who had visited 70 countries, before coming to Amsterdam. Listen to this sad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 29,286
Posted By sphyrnidus
No the protective gear is nog going to work if...

No the protective gear is nog going to work if you get hit by a car, but most likely you will still have your skin, while without protective gear, you won't.
Btw is there any evidence that coloured,...
Forum: Face plant 01-06-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,371
Posted By sphyrnidus
And now you're on a diet?:D

And now you're on a diet?:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,206
Posted By sphyrnidus
I ride aproximately 20-25k km every year since ...

I ride aproximately 20-25k km every year since 20 years. Twice in the beginning of my career I was hit, once by a lane changer, once by a cager that didn't see me. Both times my speed was under 15...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,920
Posted By sphyrnidus
I do agree with TS. I ride quite a lot, and my...

I do agree with TS. I ride quite a lot, and my friends and I ride hard.
We have been to all kinds of training, advanced rider classes, mountain riding, off-road etc. It is so useful to do a training...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 45,994
Posted By sphyrnidus
This thread is going in a different direction,...

This thread is going in a different direction, but I can't help sharing this story replying to this blurred guy.
One of my friends is a professional driver and used to race motorcycles for a living....
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,484
Posted By sphyrnidus
So nobody here can see your fracture, you don't...

So nobody here can see your fracture, you don't know what is really broken, but I can assure you there are some type of fractures that need to be taken care of, surgically or otherwise or you might...
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,415
Posted By sphyrnidus
Ok it's a bit late now since you are getting...

Ok it's a bit late now since you are getting better. But more often than not, tendons strained or things like that are more painful than broken bones.
What could have solved your mystery was an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8,523
Views: 1,725,624
Posted By sphyrnidus
This is not about a stupid question, but an...

This is not about a stupid question, but an interesting conversation nonetheless. The wife and I were on a Sunday afternoon ride in the Netherlands. We decided to have coffee at an old tower inn in...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,914
Posted By sphyrnidus
The fact that energy will go somewhere is very...

The fact that energy will go somewhere is very true. Like with the ski boots. It used to be ankles being trashed, nowadays it's the knees that get severed.

I wear BMW Santana boots, the only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,085
Posted By sphyrnidus
I did the same thing sort go. My bike had a shaky...

I did the same thing sort go. My bike had a shaky battery. But this time it didn't start and I really needed to go. I had the neighbours push me until after 30 feet I saw the kill switch and gave it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By sphyrnidus
The only plague I see: way too many cars.. :rilla

The only plague I see: way too many cars.. :rilla
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8,523
Views: 1,725,624
Posted By sphyrnidus
Well it started not exactly when stopped, but it...

Well it started not exactly when stopped, but it ended while stopped for sure.

I was riding past a parking garage that has a lane that merges with the main road. So anybody leaving there, is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,900
Posted By sphyrnidus
I have tinnitus and hearing löss (60 dB both...

I have tinnitus and hearing löss (60 dB both ears). I've been riding with protection/plugs always (500 k km) But my father and brother have or had the same hearing löss and tinnitus. My father had...
Forum: Europe 09-24-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By sphyrnidus
@Marret: that applies for German registered...

@Marret: that applies for German registered bikes, not for foreign registerd bikes.
Forum: Europe 09-24-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By sphyrnidus
If it has a "E" number you're alright if it is...

If it has a "E" number you're alright if it is not a Geman registered bike. If it's a local bike it has to be Tuv certified and if you want to put on another pipe, you have to get new certificate....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 12,639
Posted By sphyrnidus
Wicked So I ride a GS... Of course I'm careful obviously...

So I ride a GS... Of course I'm careful obviously because at 60 I've never been in a serious accident. I've been bumped into twice from behind, that's it. BUT if you see me riding, you'll probably...
Forum: Europe 08-12-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,565
Posted By sphyrnidus
In Dutch: Hallo, ik ben de uitvinder van de...

In Dutch:
Hallo, ik ben de uitvinder van de Helmet Hook (helmhaak) en ik vroeg me af, of ik u er één mag sturen ter beoordeling.
Op deze pagina vindt u er informatie over: (insert link) en als u...
Forum: Europe 07-28-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By sphyrnidus
Laugh I'm sure you've got it almost right except for...

I'm sure you've got it almost right except for the part where it says about the homologation. It means the French have to ride with in France homologated helmets. It simply does not mean that...
Forum: Europe 07-28-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By sphyrnidus
The reflective stickers do not apply for...

The reflective stickers do not apply for foreigners riding in France. That said hardly any French riders have them either.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,217
Posted By sphyrnidus
Question remains: how is Tennys feeling after the...

Question remains: how is Tennys feeling after the course? Are you still with us?
I recognize a lot of the stuff in your OP, back from the day's I started riding, 20 years ago.
We ( I and the guy's...
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