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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,725
Posted By Korben
When younger I always wanted to drive across the...

When younger I always wanted to drive across the US by car... When I discovered motorbikes I dropped the car idea and went for the motorbike idea.

I Google'd something like "Ride across America"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,887
Posted By Korben
If you can get into your red wine, it's a good...

If you can get into your red wine, it's a good thing to have with you... No ice needed as it's served at room temp, just wrap some clothes round the bottle to keep it safe and get a good seal-able...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,434
Posted By Korben
Fair point. You are probably right as well... I...

Fair point. You are probably right as well... I am paranoid when on the road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,434
Posted By Korben
Freaky stuff... Had many an occasion where...

Freaky stuff...

Had many an occasion where I just know someone hasn't seen me and is about to pull out on me or across me. I'm not sure if that's riding which has tuned my brain to recognise...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,741
Posted By Korben
Assumption, the Mother of all....

Riding down a road about half a mile from home after an early evening ride... Vehicles parked on the other side of the road and a car approaching. 30mph speed limit which I am obeying. General UK...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-29-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,983
Posted By Korben
When I can't filter to the front at junctions I...

When I can't filter to the front at junctions I tend to stop with enough room to be able to escape should I need to, then keep an eye on my mirrors... Sit far enough back from the vehicle in front...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 181,693
Posted By Korben
Amazing RR. Enjoyed every word, picture and...

Amazing RR. Enjoyed every word, picture and video!!
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 104,993
Posted By Korben
Fantastic story... A few days into your...

Fantastic story...

A few days into your ride I decided to put Iceland on my list.... It's moved it's way closer and closer to the top over the report.

Great pictures and great write up!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,178
Posted By Korben
I suffer the same problem with my ears mate... ...

I suffer the same problem with my ears mate...

I found a balaclava (Thin for summer, thermal for winter) pinned my ears down and sorted the problem out a treat...

I also have one of these for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 104,993
Posted By Korben
Fantastic pictures and story... It's put Iceland...

Fantastic pictures and story... It's put Iceland on my list of places to visit.
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 104,993
Posted By Korben
I'm in. Sounds like a good story!!

I'm in. Sounds like a good story!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,178
Posted By Korben
Really take note of the above... Look at this...

Really take note of the above... Look at this website for instructions.

http://www.hearos.com/index/instructions

Also, yeah, certainly get a full face helmet... Shoei and Arai are both great...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,189
Posted By Korben
Lot's of good advice... I had a similar question...

Lot's of good advice... I had a similar question on another forum first time I road with a pillion.

Had lot's of great advice, mainly along these lines. The only other one that I don't think I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,728
Posted By Korben
Just the once about 12 years ago. Way before I...

Just the once about 12 years ago. Way before I got into bikes.

Just a simple right turn into a car park. Didn't see him coming in the opposite direction. My then girlfriend saw him and just...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 50,584
Posted By Korben
Fantastic report... As said above, this would be...

Fantastic report... As said above, this would be the first thread I would look for on here when I logged on.

Certainly given me a few ideas for the future.
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 570,848
Posted By Korben
Got to agree with that... Would love to know...

Got to agree with that... Would love to know exact routes and sites. :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 570,848
Posted By Korben
Amazing photo's. I honestly can't think of any...

Amazing photo's. I honestly can't think of any biking photo's I have seen that could ever come close to topping these.

I have a big tour planned around America one day. Got a few more places to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,331
Posted By Korben
I spent my whole adult life using Sunday morning...

I spent my whole adult life using Sunday morning to catch up on sleep.... Now I get up earlier than when I go to work!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,331
Posted By Korben
I have that as well... But constantly. If I...

I have that as well... But constantly. If I want to check something behind me I instantly look for a mirror... Even when sat on my sofa watching tele.

I also do a blind spot check if I change...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By Korben
A lot of good advice so far. I was actually...

A lot of good advice so far.

I was actually in a similar situation as you. When I passed my test I went 8 months without a ride due to finances. As has been suggested I kept up with a lot of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,331
Posted By Korben
Slightly similar for me.... When I buy something...

Slightly similar for me.... When I buy something I think:

"Could I not buy this and spend the money on bike stuff instead"

When riding somewhere I make sure of:

Good Route
Good Views
Good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2009, 02:52 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 102,230
Posted By Korben
Was 31 when I got my license... Had been...

Was 31 when I got my license... Had been thinking about it for a good 6 or 7 years, but various reasons stopped me. Finances, parents threatening death and time being the biggies. Eventually a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By Korben
Some good pictures mate... Can't have been...

Some good pictures mate...

Can't have been fun camping in those temperatures.
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,085
Posted By Korben
First was taken about 8:15 am on what turned out...

First was taken about 8:15 am on what turned out to be a hot sunny day.

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc324/bikerkorben/Wales%202009/Day%203/Wales021.jpg

The one below was taken on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-03-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 550,731
Posted By Korben
Dissused station (Actually it was a flower shop)...

Dissused station (Actually it was a flower shop) in Penybontfawr in Wales

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc324/bikerkorben/AAA%20Wales/Day%203/Wales030.jpg

10 miles down the road in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
Cheers DeeGee!! Few more photo's... These...

Cheers DeeGee!!

Few more photo's... These are stitched..

Not brilliant, although I love the first one!!


http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc324/bikerkorben/Wales%202009/stitched/pic5.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
A few more photo's from my tour. Today has...

A few more photo's from my tour.

Today has been the first full day since I returned and things seem to be moving in strange direction.

Currently my plans are either Scotland on my own, Wales...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
Thanks all... The swirly plates have kept me...

Thanks all... The swirly plates have kept me safe so far!! :D

I will have a sift through my pictures and see if anything is worth posting up. I also need to get my hands on some freebie photo...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
I woke up this morning after an incredibly good...

I woke up this morning after an incredibly good nights sleep. Starting packing all my stuff together after a shower and went for my last cooked breakfast (Back on the diet from tomorrow).
After...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
Wales Day 3 Today was not so pleasant. The...

Wales Day 3

Today was not so pleasant. The sun was hiding behind low cloud which covered the top of the hills.

Even though the weather had changed the temperature was still pretty good. I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
Day 2

What an amazing day. Got up and had a massive cooked breakfast which kept me going until the evening. Nothing like a full English to keep you going.... Or should that be a full Welsh? The lovely...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
I liked that photo as well mate... One of my...

I liked that photo as well mate... One of my best without a doubt.

I will take your word for that.... Google Maps steering me wrong there....
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2009, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
Today started brilliantly. I got the last few...

Today started brilliantly. I got the last few things packed and got myself on the road about 9am. This was unfortunately still rush hour in Derby (Where I live), but I filtered my way through the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,701
Posted By Korben
Interesting thread!! Spent 1 day on a Honda...

Interesting thread!!

Spent 1 day on a Honda CB125 doing my CBT followed by 4 days of training for my DAS on a Honda CB500 before taking my test on it... Small bike even for me at 5' 10".

The...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
Cheers mate. I have heard about the police...

Cheers mate.

I have heard about the police and their dislike of us bikers.

With the exception of heated grips (Best 40 I ever spent!!!) and the Rim tape my bike is 100% standard so nothing to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
Very true mate. Unfortunately I do suffer the...

Very true mate. Unfortunately I do suffer the same affliction as you and like to have the best tool for the job. Like you say though, it's about the ride.

I am actually heading off on Monday...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
Very true Jim!! Well after this something...

Very true Jim!!

Well after this something with fairings and the ability to put panniers and / or a topbox on without any serious issues is on the cards. I don't mind the wind blast on the twisty...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,374
Posted By Korben
Typically Reserved Englishman on Typically Reserved Tour

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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,806
Posted By Korben
Fantastic picture's mate... Going to be spending...

Fantastic picture's mate... Going to be spending a few days out there myself in the very near future.

Staying around the Ponderosa area with plans to visit lots of Wales. Going to be my first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Korben
Thanks tedder!!! That's the one I was...

Thanks tedder!!!

That's the one I was looking for!!

You have been a great help mate, I owe you one!!
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