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Forum: Americas 07-31-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By redseca2
The trouble is that I do not know where you have...

The trouble is that I do not know where you have been already. In my mind I draw a 250 miles radius around Cheyenne and assume you have been there and done that many times.

The main point is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,939
Posted By redseca2
I can be happy in my Darien up to 95-F or so, as...

I can be happy in my Darien up to 95-F or so, as long as I keep moving.

One single stop light and I will be sweating until I get into a shower.
Forum: Face plant 12-06-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,697
Posted By redseca2
Some insect creature splatted into my...

Some insect creature splatted into my (fortunately) closed face shield in Mexico in 1998 that was so large that I was momentarily blinded, until I could squeegee it off with my glove.

What I had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,641
Posted By redseca2
I was going to post that the leaf danger for me...

I was going to post that the leaf danger for me is the first/last 20 feet coming and going where I cross a steep San Francisco sidewalk currently buried in wet leaves.

When you put your foot down...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,047
Posted By redseca2
My tank bag comes off for any time I am off the...

My tank bag comes off for any time I am off the bike.

I might leave it on when gasing up but then it has to come off to get to the gas tank.

I have traveled internationally and so critical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 15,283
Posted By redseca2
All over San Francisco. When the bike is...

All over San Francisco.

When the bike is just another fashion accessory, purchased with about 10 minutes of forethought, far less than the time shopping for their smart phone, and their yearly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,332
Posted By redseca2
A local guy here in the bay area went off the...

A local guy here in the bay area went off the road in rural Marin County about 10 years ago. He was wearing one of those little beanie cinched down tight to match his retro bike. A tree branch got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,892
Posted By redseca2
Riding my regular commute route in San Francisco,...

Riding my regular commute route in San Francisco, I can immediately sense the difference between 8:15 AM and 9:15 AM.

The regular commute is fast, aggressive but very predictable. Anything after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,786
Posted By redseca2
I ran out of gas on my first day of owning my GS....

I ran out of gas on my first day of owning my GS. On a scenic hill side on California Highway One, just south of Stinson Beach.

Picking the bike up I was told I had a full tank, so 25 miles into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,376
Posted By redseca2
I use the pass they call a Fastrak in the San...

I use the pass they call a Fastrak in the San Francisco bay area.

But I used to have "spots" where I would briefly pull off the busy highways before the Bay, Carquienez and Golden Gate Bridge...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,626
Posted By redseca2
Thanks - My vacation plans included a couple days...

Thanks - My vacation plans included a couple days passing through North Dakota until about 1 minute ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 8,687
Posted By redseca2
When I last purchased a motorcycle in 2003 I was...

When I last purchased a motorcycle in 2003 I was prepared to pay cash and I was looking at high value new and used bikes.

I ended up with my first choice, a new BMW 1150GS.

At that time, BMW...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,480
Posted By redseca2
I carefully trim my finger nails and toe nails...

I carefully trim my finger nails and toe nails before a roadtrip and keep it up while on the road.

If I forget, after a day or two all day in gloves and heavy boots I usually have painfull...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,022
Posted By redseca2
Some years past, a local guy wearing a "pudding...

Some years past, a local guy wearing a "pudding cup" type helmet went off the road in Marin County into the bushes.

No big deal, except a branch went between his head, the helmet and the strap...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By redseca2
If I am going in late, I can easily tell the...

If I am going in late, I can easily tell the difference between 8:15 and 9:15 AM in San Francisco.

Earlier everyone knows where they are going and have done it many times before. Later they are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,861
Posted By redseca2
When I sold my last bike it was to an mid-30's...

When I sold my last bike it was to an mid-30's inexperienced new rider.

I would never have let him do a test ride, but he brought along a friend in a first class BMW one-piece riding suit, good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,585
Posted By redseca2
As a side note, I didn't have this problem back...

As a side note, I didn't have this problem back when I smoked and stopped every 50-100 miles for a cigarete break. But those smoke breaks came more frequently as the day progressed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,175
Posted By redseca2
On the semi-covered stage of the outdoor theater...

On the semi-covered stage of the outdoor theater at the Ashland Shakespeare Festival to get out of the rain.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,390
Posted By redseca2
As an Architect, I would never ride to a job...

As an Architect, I would never ride to a job interview.

But once employed, I have found that showing up at a Contractor's job site trailer gives the hoity-toity architect some credibility with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,441
Posted By redseca2
I went over in sand in the Sand Hills of Nebraska...

I went over in sand in the Sand Hills of Nebraska (that's why they call them the sand hills - duh) way out in the middle of nowhere all by myself with no sight of humans for the last few hours. This...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By redseca2
When I only had a 600, I was happy with my State...

When I only had a 600, I was happy with my State Farm policy.

When I added an 1150, I discovered that State Farm based their cost on displacement and the replacement value of the bike.

I ended...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,882
Posted By redseca2
That's what happens when we let housecats onto...

That's what happens when we let housecats onto america's highways.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,981
Posted By redseca2
I figured out really fast that a 3 week tour on...

I figured out really fast that a 3 week tour on my beemer costs about the same as three weeks in Italy.

Particularly when I bookend the moto tour with new tire purchases and toss in a 6000mile...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By redseca2
Way back in 1998, AMA Motow really saved my ass a...

Way back in 1998, AMA Motow really saved my ass a couple times. In south-central Illinois (near Mount Vernon) the chain failed and took a lot of sprocket with it. AMA came within an hour (long enough...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,372
Posted By redseca2
I have had the bug in the helmet thing, so I...

I have had the bug in the helmet thing, so I never put it on the ground.

But the real teaching moment came when I saw a dog walk along a line of parked bikes, left his leg and piss all over a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,974
Posted By redseca2
I do a lot of shopping via moto myself. In...

I do a lot of shopping via moto myself.

In fact, I have tried to think of how to rig dirt simple galvanized wire baskets, like an old Schwin bike used to have, to attach to the bike with my BMW...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,699
Posted By redseca2
In 1998, I came into contact with a bear on the...

In 1998, I came into contact with a bear on the Lolo pass highway, just below the summit at the Idaho/Montana line.

I came around a tight, blind corner to see a small juvenile bear on the side of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2009, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By redseca2
With the side stand you have a three point...

With the side stand you have a three point support, a tripod, that is naturally stable.

With a center stand you have sort of a 1.5 point support (2 points very close together) that only seems...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,063
Posted By redseca2
I live on a hilly street in San Francisco. The...

I live on a hilly street in San Francisco. The garage door is original turn of the 19th century that you have to manually open. My routine for years has been to pull onto the sidewalk uphill about 20...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,063
Posted By redseca2
Momentarily you were behaving like the average...

Momentarily you were behaving like the average car driver.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 19,235
Posted By redseca2
I think in terms of years versus miles. In...

I think in terms of years versus miles.

In that scenario, japanese bikes will beat out BMW in the first 5 years of ownership. After that, for the next 25 years, it is BMW all the way because at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,086
Posted By redseca2
There is also a real sense of freedom riding...

There is also a real sense of freedom riding motorcycles versus cars in dense urban settings.

I live in the middle of San Francisco, and when I started riding in 1997 the new sense of freeedom...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,685
Posted By redseca2
BMW motor oil comes in a really fancy shopping...

BMW motor oil comes in a really fancy shopping bag when I buy it at the dealer. A bag good enough for a Prada store IMHO, with rope handles.

That is the only difference I have ever noticed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,094
Posted By redseca2
Yodeler Motel in Red Lodge: I love those steam...

Yodeler Motel in Red Lodge: I love those steam showers; nothing better before or after the Beartooth Highway!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,094
Posted By redseca2
Usually I am trying to go slow and smell the...

Usually I am trying to go slow and smell the roses, but I tend to feel the tractor beam of my home in San Francisco on the return leg and cram the last couple days into one:

Nephi Utah to San...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,110
Posted By redseca2
The thing I see today in San Francisco that I do...

The thing I see today in San Francisco that I do not recall from 10 years ago that scares me to death: Cars turning right or left across your lane in front of you that are not even in the curb lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,924
Posted By redseca2
Once, in Mexico.

Once, in Mexico.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,604
Posted By redseca2
I use FasTrak for the San Francisco bay area...

I use FasTrak for the San Francisco bay area bridges. Their website offers the following instructions for using their transponder with a motorcycle:

Can I use FasTrak® with my motorcycle?...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,743
Posted By redseca2
Yes but throwing everything into one bag inside...

Yes but throwing everything into one bag inside another bag defeats the reason of buying the TT camera bag - those nifty dividers.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,743
Posted By redseca2
As an Architect I know to never say that anything...

As an Architect I know to never say that anything is perfectly waterproof :wink:
So take what I say as my personal experience.

The design of the TT camera bag essentially has the regular TT bag...
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