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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:16 AM
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Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
Your whole post was great. I just wanted to...

Your whole post was great. I just wanted to highlight a couple of your points. I totally agree with not being where others are aiming.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
I was bored and you are entertaining. I...

I was bored and you are entertaining. I especially like your super secret bwalsh dictionary.

You bellyaching riders only want to continue aching rather than answer a simple question based on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
If my vocabulary switchup is news worthy then,...

If my vocabulary switchup is news worthy then, and I quote, "this town needs an enema." :wink:

<a href="<iframe width=" 640"="" height="360"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 10:15 PM
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Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
^^^^ Look up the word pedantic and see if it...

^^^^

Look up the word pedantic and see if it somehow applies.

or

I bet you would worry about the color of paint in a room hosting a G8 summit.

or
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
I know I read it here somewhere. I originally...

I know I read it here somewhere. I originally wrote pedal bike, but I didn't want to offend. I guess I can't win. And, if that's all you have to say...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
Let me clarify your point openly for me so not to...

Let me clarify your point openly for me so not to misunderstand you. You say that if there are no bicycle lanes then bicyclists get hit. But, if we widen rural roads to include bike lanes then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
Rampant enough to warrant discussion here... ...

Rampant enough to warrant discussion here...

Hey, everybody, we can all go home now. bwalsh declared this discussion moot. Thanks, bwalsh. Last person out turn off the lights.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
These are semantics. If you want to define them...

These are semantics. If you want to define them further then I am all ears. We are here to discuss the safest way to pass a bicycle, no?

In reality, I think the discussion is how best to make...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,820
Posted By erkmania
Too lazy to read all responses. I do this on any...

Too lazy to read all responses. I do this on any incline that I think could move the bike. I also turn the bars towards the kickstand because if the bike moves then it would have to lift the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 06:21 PM
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Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
So, what is it you want? I think wider roads are...

So, what is it you want? I think wider roads are the answer. You just gave me reasons that can't be done. Do you work for a local government?

Widening roads is a waste of money? If bicyclists...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
You brought up the word "special" in a past post....

You brought up the word "special" in a past post. I responded in kind.

So, what is this thread about since you think I misunderstood the original intent?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 06:14 PM
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Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
Then why are you writing? You just discounted...

Then why are you writing? You just discounted someone's anecdotal experience as if it didn't matter. Would you care to provide a study that supersedes his experience or are you just being defensive...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 05:39 PM
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Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
I don't consider it special when it is a logical...

I don't consider it special when it is a logical use of space and can prevent me and an errant driver from occupying the same space at an inopportune time. I'm surprised that you, a self-proclaimed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
That would be your definition. To me it's a wise...

That would be your definition. To me it's a wise use of space and many other motorcyclists outside of California would agree. Your Straw Man argument is weak and you mock decent logic to promote...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
It does mean that I bow to your spirit, right? ...

It does mean that I bow to your spirit, right? And, I use "spirit" in the metaphysical context.

Yeah. I think that you are right about chilling out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 04:55 PM
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Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
Your questions were well considered and I will...

Your questions were well considered and I will try to answer them with less "attitude".

If I'm on my motorcycle when someone chooses to "buzz" me for ""laughs"" then I chastise myself for not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
No, I have a bias against anyone that feels their...

No, I have a bias against anyone that feels their use of the road is special!

And, NO! I expect no proper respect.

Lastly, "you folks" are those bicyclists that think the world should make way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
No. You may not assume your assertion to be...

No. You may not assume your assertion to be true. I expect cagers to interfere with my path. Such is the nature of drivers. I have ridden among drivers for many years without incident. I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 07:24 PM
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Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
You're not serious, right? Now, I can define my...

You're not serious, right? Now, I can define my trajectory to avoid you and then make you accountable when you interfere with my path. This sword cuts both ways.

And, no. Most bicyclists are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
You're so effing cute. You provided the example...

You're so effing cute. You provided the example of a freeway in the midst of a rural road bicycle/bike or bike/bicycle discussion slash rant page.

If you don't know what's going on then spend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 05:29 PM
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Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
Yes and it's because my grandmother drives faster...

Yes and it's because my grandmother drives faster than you ride on average. Furthermore, grandmas, in general, are more predictable to pass than Spandex clad bicycle riders.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34,288
Views: 8,412,782
Posted By erkmania
I have no idea what a "clean bucket" is, but I...

I have no idea what a "clean bucket" is, but I accept that he is a good rider!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 05:35 PM
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Views: 8,412,782
Posted By erkmania
This is NOT an opinion thread. This is a fail...

This is NOT an opinion thread. This is a fail thread and their are a lot of opinions about "fail", but either you are riding a motorcycle properly or not. Physics define how well a motorcycle is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 03:22 PM
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Views: 8,412,782
Posted By erkmania
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1920564_10152847274833140_8447841818033303377_n.jpg?oh=a3a572d5e034a59b5c2b780051921990&oe=54BDC0E0&__gda__=1420611551_b59f12a223079981d...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,243
Posted By erkmania
Jim, your word capitalization and missed word...

Jim, your word capitalization and missed word foretell your frustration. Give it up. WR is only doing this to ire people. WR does not give a hoot about reason or considered responses. He only...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 29,226
Posted By erkmania
I'm watching this thread in lurker fashion, but...

I'm watching this thread in lurker fashion, but it seems to me that the swingarm (front?) bearings don't bear the road impact impulses borne by the FD lower bearings. Hence, their lower rate of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,068
Posted By erkmania
I did not know that. Thanks. I liked the...

I did not know that. Thanks.

I liked the other points you made, too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
Well, that's excellent. Now, might you consider...

Well, that's excellent. Now, might you consider relaxing about ALL the other road users since they have no idea that Caltrans, et al are not doing THEIR jobs? :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By erkmania
That's a great question. Yes, I might consider...

That's a great question. Yes, I might consider that the light would be "on" all the time. I would also check whether it remains off all of the time.

My question to you is whether you disturbed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5,843
Views: 323,425
Posted By erkmania
So, please complain to the people that maintain...

So, please complain to the people that maintain and/or design the roads.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,243
Posted By erkmania
You are one bored SOB to ask that question. I'll...

You are one bored SOB to ask that question. I'll answer for me and that answer is - because I was minding my own damned business in my lane because I have a right to ride in my own damned lane while...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By erkmania
If it's one of the "many things" then may I...

If it's one of the "many things" then may I please get a ride in your 'copter? :D I can meet you at the Mirimar Airshow this weekend.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By erkmania
The sensor is bolted onto the FD and its sensor...

The sensor is bolted onto the FD and its sensor probe perforates the housing cover and goes into the FD. Unless the OP disconnected the sensor or damaged its wiring during repairs then there is no...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By erkmania
Maybe, true. It would be a coincidence and not...

Maybe, true. It would be a coincidence and not related to replacing the pads.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 689
Posted By erkmania
I have a 2011 GS, also. And, I just replaced my...

I have a 2011 GS, also. And, I just replaced my rear pads, but I used the Dunlopads (sp?) I purchased from the dealership. They were $46 to the factory $100+. I installed them just before a trip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,068
Posted By erkmania
Meh, it's early days here. Give it time. All it...

Meh, it's early days here. Give it time. All it does for me is that I reduce my loyalty to a brand. I'll just continue to ride and forget all about who makes what.

I do think it was easier to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 13,243
Posted By erkmania
Interesting double-entendre. :1drink

Interesting double-entendre. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,281
Posted By erkmania
Who cares? The bikes are so well designed that...

Who cares? The bikes are so well designed that they would reach the end of their warranty period on moose piss? :gdog
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 27,136
Posted By erkmania
Taking a "chance" is akin to giving someone else...

Taking a "chance" is akin to giving someone else dominion over your well being.

I do not take chances when I ride. I take calculated risks and I consider myself responsible for every outcome. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 79,080
Posted By erkmania
Artists draw pretty and fantastic bikes. You...

Artists draw pretty and fantastic bikes.

You do realize this rendition has a Telelever front suspension with 1/2 inch of travel, right? :deal
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