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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By windblown101
I'll preface the following with a disclaimer: I'm...

I'll preface the following with a disclaimer: I'm not tire/geometry expert, but here's my take on it.

To some degree, yes. Lowering the front will change the geometry so that the bike turns in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 106,945
Posted By windblown101
Regardless of the hows and why's, the important...

Regardless of the hows and why's, the important thing to know is that if you can't toss your bike into a corner at will while at speed you're doing it wrong.

We've all seen them, the guys that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By windblown101
I've never experienced arm pump while riding. I...

I've never experienced arm pump while riding. I don't do mx or harescrambles though, just street, trails, and a few trackdays. Never got it back in the day rock climbing either that I recall.

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,026
Posted By windblown101
Good advice. Can't she just go take the...

Good advice.

Can't she just go take the written test and be perfectly legal to practice anywhere you please? In VA all that is required is that the person holding the learners permit be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,688
Posted By windblown101
I don't doubt it. As long as there is no victim...

I don't doubt it. As long as there is no victim involved and the newspaper isn't covering it there is a LOT of room for negotiation if you have the money for it.

Several years ago I found myself...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,583
Posted By windblown101
One mirror is good, two are mo'better. Or ride...

One mirror is good, two are mo'better. Or ride really really fast, then none are needed. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By windblown101
The internet solution to a blown or flat front...

The internet solution to a blown or flat front tire is simple: Loft a killer wheelie and ride it until you get to a gas station. Then patch it with duct tape and be on your way! ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,203
Posted By windblown101
Probably not. I got the impression his point was...

Probably not. I got the impression his point was that unless those numbers are obtained in identical circumstances their absolute validity can rightfully be called into question. It's like reading...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,069
Posted By windblown101
I've got no problem with small roadside...

I've got no problem with small roadside memorials. After all, none of them have my name on them! When the day comes that one might have my name on it I'll be beyond caring one way or another.

I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-17-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31,437
Views: 1,873,937
Posted By windblown101
They are tough though that's what the Chevy...

They are tough though that's what the Chevy pick-up driver thought that I ran across in that section last year or the year before. He was running a stock rig and blew his front axle while climbing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,235
Posted By windblown101
I suspect the manufacturer cares more about...

I suspect the manufacturer cares more about warranty repairs than they care about a slight drop in peak HP or a bit of blow-by that results in some oil burning because neither is covered by warranty....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31,437
Views: 1,873,937
Posted By windblown101
Bike looked mint! Nice pick-up.

Bike looked mint! Nice pick-up.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31,437
Views: 1,873,937
Posted By windblown101
Yep, when I read DR-Z 250 I thought to myself ...

Yep, when I read DR-Z 250 I thought to myself "Hey, I saw that guy!" Looked like that DR-Z was running good.

Bikes ran good, had fun, came home in one piece. My '05 KTM just keeps on ticking,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31,437
Views: 1,873,937
Posted By windblown101
Allen is a good guy and very active in the...

Allen is a good guy and very active in the off-road community. Just doesn't hit ADV too often. He just relocated down into the Bridgewater area from Winchester. I don't know if you do Facebook but if...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 31,437
Views: 1,873,937
Posted By windblown101
I hooked up with Allen from DSA yesterday. I do...

I hooked up with Allen from DSA yesterday. I do it solo sometimes but like you, prefer to have company along because "crap happens". When I do go solo I creep along even more slowly than when I'm...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31,437
Views: 1,873,937
Posted By windblown101
Yep. Was nice up there Sunday. Ran Union Springs,...

Yep. Was nice up there Sunday. Ran Union Springs, Flag Pole, and Rocky Run. Fairly tacky in most places. Very little ice left.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,728
Posted By windblown101
While a lot of bikes will run 85+ MPH all day...

While a lot of bikes will run 85+ MPH all day long not all of them are still comfy after doing that for 8 hours. Big modern sport-touring rigs do it very, very well. I had a FJR for a bit. I sold it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By windblown101
^ This. I've you're not planning on going...

^ This.

I've you're not planning on going off-pavement stick with a tire designed for pavement. PR3 is a fine choice. If there is any advantage to a blocky pattern when it comes to a thin layer of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By windblown101
^ This. I've you're not planning on going...

^ This.

I've you're not planning on going off-pavement stick with a tire designed for pavement. PR3 is a fine choice. If there is any advantage to a blocky pattern it's very small when it comes to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,628
Posted By windblown101
Eh? :ear Since when did teeth suffer from...

Eh? :ear

Since when did teeth suffer from wind noise damage?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,203
Posted By windblown101
I guess I'm fooked. I have no idea what my max...

I guess I'm fooked. I have no idea what my max decel rate works out to on any bike I've ever owned. Wouldn't your position on the bike and how much you weigh play into it as well? (Assuming one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7,735
Views: 436,418
Posted By windblown101
Crappy headline for a reasonable law. Since most...

Crappy headline for a reasonable law. Since most lights don't work on timers anymore it's a real PITA to have to wait for a car to come along to trip the sensor. I've use the VA law to get through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7,735
Views: 436,418
Posted By windblown101
Reasonable minds... Makes the disagreements more...

Reasonable minds... Makes the disagreements more interesting if there is some common ground. ;)

:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,836
Posted By windblown101
I usually just shake my head if it's a model I'm...

I usually just shake my head if it's a model I'm shopping for and go to the next ad.



Yep, I bought a 1970 Chevelle SS used for $1400.00 back in the day when they were a dime a dozen....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,762
Posted By windblown101
Awe, you hurt my feelings, lol. Let's compare...

Awe, you hurt my feelings, lol. Let's compare some street vids from our respective libraries. ;)

I never said I couldn't have been the rider on the motorcycle given the right circumstances. Sure,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,628
Posted By windblown101
This coming from someone who rides in a high-risk...

This coming from someone who rides in a high-risk area like around DC on a motorcycle?

I live in a rural part of VA away from all that crazy traffic. By your own reckoning you and folks like you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,762
Posted By windblown101
We don't know why the car was stopped but we know...

We don't know why the car was stopped but we know if there had been an accident whose fault it would have been, and it ain't the driver of the car. If you're out riding your sightlines because of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,121
Posted By windblown101
Allow me to share my thoughts on rain. In...

Allow me to share my thoughts on rain. In particular three straight days of it...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e269/Windblown101/Ga%20Trip%202010/gatrip21.jpg

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 33,052
Posted By windblown101
Nope. Not personally. Though I have seen rows of...

Nope. Not personally. Though I have seen rows of bikes at gatherings parked so close to each other that I marvelled at the fact that no one seemed to mind. Maybe it's a habit or unwritten rule of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,628
Posted By windblown101
As the first person to respond to the ops...

As the first person to respond to the ops question I was curious as to how the subject was progressing given the huge number of responses.

I see we have now covered different types of governments,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7,735
Views: 436,418
Posted By windblown101
That's a concept I hear from time to time in the...

That's a concept I hear from time to time in the motorcycle community as well and disagree with. You may be the only one injured, or the other person may swerve off the road to miss you and crash, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7,735
Views: 436,418
Posted By windblown101
I stand corrected in that case and appreciate it....

I stand corrected in that case and appreciate it. Learn something new every day. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7,735
Views: 436,418
Posted By windblown101
They are different. However, they are not placed...

They are different. However, they are not placed based on whether or not an engineer feels one is needed. Yield signs are placed wherever traffic is merging. Stop signs are placed wherever traffic is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7,735
Views: 436,418
Posted By windblown101
Agreed. A stop sign exists for the sole...

Agreed.

A stop sign exists for the sole purpose to make sure folks are aware that it is their responsibility to ensure the way is clear and that they give way to those with the right-of-way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,133
Posted By windblown101
^this (though I'm not privvy to how KTM sets up...

^this (though I'm not privvy to how KTM sets up the 690 specifically). Your speed was slow enough that it was going to be nothing but a PITA to get up that hill. Though better to be too slow and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 78,427
Posted By windblown101
First off, one never HAS to lane split. Leave an...

First off, one never HAS to lane split. Leave an hour earlier for your commute like the cagers do. ;)

Second: I assume you live where do do out of choice. Hey, I was out plowing snow to the road a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7,735
Views: 436,418
Posted By windblown101
I tend to agree that a new law with specific...

I tend to agree that a new law with specific language involving cyclists seems over the top in this instance. I would assume there are already laws on the books for manslaughter. Governments do love...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,203
Posted By windblown101
Ummm... So how is the statement wrong? A sport...

Ummm... So how is the statement wrong? A sport car stops faster than a sport bike. That's comparing apples to apples.

I suppose you compare a POS car or truck to a sport bike but that would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7,735
Views: 436,418
Posted By windblown101
Wow, Seriously? Is that an imposed vacation? ...

Wow, Seriously? Is that an imposed vacation?

I get that Center-stand has been tenacious and a bit off the rails at times (IMHO) in this thread but many of your posts and as well as those of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,799
Posted By windblown101
Read the op again. The op is describing...

Read the op again.

The op is describing having to maintain pressure on the inside bar to maintain the arc once in a turn, in other words (as I read it) the bike is trying to stand up. He said he...
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