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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,876
Posted By windblown101
Neither is necessary at legal speeds. Both...

Neither is necessary at legal speeds. Both provide a bit more cushion - in opposite ways.

As was noted:
Counter-leaning offers a better line of sight and is the better position to be in if a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,876
Posted By windblown101
If that were true half the posters in here would...

If that were true half the posters in here would be dead. ;)

But I agree, treating the street likes it's the track is a bad recipe. However, that does not negate the value of the skills that can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,876
Posted By windblown101
You're right. It's always useful to get varied...

You're right. It's always useful to get varied opinions from folks that have tried it. I know one fellow (out of hundreds) that did a track day that didn't enjoy it. I was embarrassed for him a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,876
Posted By windblown101
I'm gonna assume you're just fishing because I...

I'm gonna assume you're just fishing because I refuse to believe anyone that can manage to type on a keyboard is dumb enough to pose what you typed as a legit question. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,876
Posted By windblown101
I took what he said to mean that he worked...

I took what he said to mean that he worked through the learning curve on his own as far as he feels a need to and is content with his abilities. That strikes me as a very reasonable statement.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,876
Posted By windblown101
They didn't have to "unlearn" it. They needed to...

They didn't have to "unlearn" it. They needed to learn where to use it and where not to use it. That's of course assuming that the real problem wasn't that they simply screwed up and wanted to blame...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,876
Posted By windblown101
+1 The only thing that ever has to be...

+1

The only thing that ever has to be "unlearned" is bad habits. Everything else are additional tools in bag of survival tricks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 26,835
Posted By windblown101
Might be off the mark but it's the general public...

Might be off the mark but it's the general public perception. FWIW for most part I agree with you. If one is simply moving along more quickly than surrounding traffic by moving between lines of cars...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 26,835
Posted By windblown101
Being stuck in traffic is very similar to folks...

Being stuck in traffic is very similar to folks standing in a line. Both are working towards a destination. Right or wrong most folks here in the US views lane splitting in about the same light as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,876
Posted By windblown101
The syntax was a bit vague. However me thinks...

The syntax was a bit vague. However me thinks you're doing a bit of reverse trolling, LOL.

VerticalC - My experience on track has been that there are things that you can practice all day long that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,139
Posted By windblown101
Interesting stuff. I run around 50/50 on...

Interesting stuff.

I run around 50/50 on stops on warnings versus tickets. I don't try to BS the cop. The only tickets that really piss me off some are the ones for chickenshyt offenses that in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,602
Posted By windblown101
You're welcome. I'm always happy to help you out....

You're welcome. I'm always happy to help you out. One day i might even come and teach you how to ride so you don't have to use such heavy bikes to feel fast. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,602
Posted By windblown101
More money usually buys better protection, better...

More money usually buys better protection, better fit, better comfort, better finish, better ventilation, or better weather protection in at least some combination. That's nice.

I say - If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,876
Posted By windblown101
I'm a bit surprised that having done trackdays...

I'm a bit surprised that having done trackdays for 12 years you see this as the case. I have seen a few riders take the speed they learned to the street but they are usually new track riders whose...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-01-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By windblown101
Stock brake levers on most bikes get tweaked...

Stock brake levers on most bikes get tweaked fairly easily. Sucks but there isn't a really good way protect them. The heavier the bike and the longer the lever the better the chances are it's going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 368,854
Posted By windblown101
LOL. You're the one taking issue with valid...

LOL. You're the one taking issue with valid accident statistics and grasping at straws to try to rationalize it in a way that the "serious cyclists" are held blameless. When I took math one couldn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 368,854
Posted By windblown101
I stand corrected. Honestly, I was thinking of a...

I stand corrected. Honestly, I was thinking of a hill or turn where one still had a line of sight sufficient to make a safe pass, yet that was not was was stated in the statement I responded to. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,602
Posted By windblown101
Bikes are a lot like fishing. You can spend a...

Bikes are a lot like fishing. You can spend a ton of money, or you can do it on the cheap. And what you spend on it has no bearing on how good your are at it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,731
Posted By windblown101
Agree for the most part, moreso, when used if not...

Agree for the most part, moreso, when used if not really needed.

I ride a lot at night on unlit twisty roads that are familiar to me, so a heads up if they have been doing work that results in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 368,854
Posted By windblown101
Yes - in states with the 3' rule. Look up the...

Yes - in states with the 3' rule. Look up the code or refer back a few pages. Both VA and CA have exceptions to the 3' rule. Not sure about others. The code says a motorist may pass within 3' if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 08:28 AM
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Views: 368,854
Posted By windblown101
Tractor compared to bike? You must not deal with...

Tractor compared to bike? You must not deal with too many tractors or drive them. Bigger, sometimes slower, and always poor handling on the road at speed. Not the same animal as a bicycle at all....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,950
Posted By windblown101
Seemed like a pretty realistic vid of what the...

Seemed like a pretty realistic vid of what the big bike (likely stock) can do. Though I noticed the little 2' drop bottomed the suspension badly. Still, a soft suspension taken to it's limits but not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 06:43 PM
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Views: 8,960,007
Posted By windblown101
I didn't make it through the whole vid. Way to...

I didn't make it through the whole vid. Way to much traffic, way too slow, way too boring. Most of the passes looked clean, though the one at 0:56 sure looked like the car in front of the bike was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By windblown101
+1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,876
Posted By windblown101
+1.

+1.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 368,854
Posted By windblown101
Definitely sport and boredom. :) It's been...

Definitely sport and boredom. :)

It's been at least 2 years, maybe 3 since I felt that someone managed to actually come close to taking me out. If the normal day to day nuttiness bothered me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 9,876
Posted By windblown101
Well that settles it then.

Well that settles it then.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 368,854
Posted By windblown101
I can tell by your accounts you have a lot of bad...

I can tell by your accounts you have a lot of bad luck with other users on the road. If it weren't for your superior skills, knowledge, and sense of what someone else in another vehicle can or can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,016
Posted By windblown101
Riding a bike in the snow? A challenge. ...

Riding a bike in the snow? A challenge.

Riding a sportbike in the snow with sportbike tires? - An Adventure!

Everyone should try it once. :)


Glad ya came out of it in one piece. There is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,262
Posted By windblown101
I'm so screwed...

I'm so screwed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 368,854
Posted By windblown101
Why? Because he doesn't share your attitude? Hell...

Why? Because he doesn't share your attitude? Hell if that's the case about half the folks in here aren't motorcylists because my opinions differ from theirs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,157
Posted By windblown101
Sometimes I go however fast I feel I can and not...

Sometimes I go however fast I feel I can and not crash. Sometimes I'm wrong... Knowing that, I back off when solo as most folks do because the only thing that sucks more than crashing is crashing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,130
Posted By windblown101
Which begs the question... Just what awesome...

Which begs the question... Just what awesome mahine is wraith riding?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,130
Posted By windblown101
Not a chance. No one here has started whining...

Not a chance. No one here has started whining about how unfair the rest of the world is to them, yet... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,845
Posted By windblown101
Good idea! I was going to suggest that hauling a...

Good idea! I was going to suggest that hauling a boat anchor might be appropriate, but didn't want co come off as being mean.:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,953
Posted By windblown101
Trophy hunting gained a lot of popularity in 19th...

Trophy hunting gained a lot of popularity in 19th century Europe. A sport of Nobles. I suspect in many ways it took hold the same way that painting beautiful wood furniture and home trim did. To hunt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,551
Posted By windblown101
Accent.

Accent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 368,854
Posted By windblown101
Bowling for bicyclists... ...

Bowling for bicyclists...

http://youtu.be/dNFaAqS2f18

Ran across this vid yesterday. Talk about an idiot. I hope when the cyclists got done with him he didn't have a license or any money left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6,687
Views: 368,854
Posted By windblown101
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,953
Posted By windblown101
On one hand I can certainly see the value of...

On one hand I can certainly see the value of allowing market hunting. Right now most farmers get damage permits to kill a very large number of deer. Since they are not allowed to sell the meat some...
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