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Forum: Face plant 12-03-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,061
Posted By Slim Dave
An unexpectedly sharp turn (ie too fast) with a...

An unexpectedly sharp turn (ie too fast) with a little gravel -- lowsided, slid off the edge of the road into a crash barrier, took a chunk out of my elbow. General anaesthesia to let the ortho clean...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2006, 10:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,649
Posted By Slim Dave
I'll go for extra visibility of an adversecamber...

I'll go for extra visibility of an adversecamber more than I would restricted visibility of whatever-is-round-the-curve -- plus I'm more visible to side roads and whatnot.
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,041
Posted By Slim Dave
Slap a couple of photos in and you've got...

Slap a couple of photos in and you've got yourself a ride report right there, no problem.
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2006, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By Slim Dave
Inspirational stuff for when you get injured and...

Inspirational stuff for when you get injured and stuck ...

<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/_ry0Q_tE6N8"></param><param name="wmode"...
Forum: Beasts 10-26-2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5,794
Views: 1,440,814
Posted By Slim Dave
2005 in BRG with Aerostich Hi-Viz tank panniers...

2005 in BRG with Aerostich Hi-Viz tank panniers over Touratech bars and a Seattle Sports Explorer 3500cc dry bag on the back

http://slimdave.smugmug.com/photos/93206400-M.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,267
Posted By Slim Dave
+1

+1
Forum: Face plant 10-20-2006, 09:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,817
Posted By Slim Dave
One last year it seems, although I don't know how...

One last year it seems, although I don't know how complete these numbers are. http://www.policememorial.org.uk/NationalRoll/2005/NPORH_2005.htm

Road traffic accidents appear to be the most common...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,157
Posted By Slim Dave
I remember seeing some report that said that even...

I remember seeing some report that said that even with a bright light a motorcycle can be difficult to see if there is no lateral movement from the perspective of the viewer. That's why I think that...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By Slim Dave
Slippery situations aside, you don't have full...

Slippery situations aside, you don't have full traction on the front tire until your weight has shifted forward onto it with some more gentle braking. If you suddenly twitch the front brakes you can...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,449
Posted By Slim Dave
I have nothing to declare but my completely...

I have nothing to declare but my completely freaked-out state of mind. It's a good job you didn't pull into that campground with a completely overwhelming and immediate need for a pee or summit.
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,689
Posted By Slim Dave
They're a nice visibility touch. Not waterproof,...

They're a nice visibility touch. Not waterproof, but I've sprayed mine with some Nikwax product or similar then I keep everything in a 2 gallon ziploc-type bag -- makes it much easier to find stuff...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,311
Posted By Slim Dave
This is one of the reasons given in the MSF...

This is one of the reasons given in the MSF course -- aside from fall protection and shielded-from-the-elements there was also "visibility", and maybe somethging else that I've forgotten.
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,285
Posted By Slim Dave
+ "...pinning the couple beneath the car" ...

+ "...pinning the couple beneath the car"

Seems like the sort of thing that you might expect to happen.
Forum: Face plant 10-06-2006, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,454
Posted By Slim Dave
Ouch, that sounds like one of those injuries that...

Ouch, that sounds like one of those injuries that is going to suddenly remind you that it's there for the next few months. Good luck with the healing.
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2006, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,414
Posted By Slim Dave
Does any company still sell a 70's style...

Does any company still sell a 70's style standard? Trumpet aside, that is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2006, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,857
Posted By Slim Dave
There's a mention here...

There's a mention here (http://www.ianchadwick.com/motorcycles/triumph/time06.html) of Triumph buying back a dispatch riders '92 Trident in '95 with 250,000 miles on it. Pretty good rate of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,882
Posted By Slim Dave
Damn, that was a puckerer.

Damn, that was a puckerer.
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2006, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By Slim Dave
I picked up a dry bag...

I picked up a dry bag (http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&productId=12139594&parent_category_rn=4501503&vcat=REI_SSHP_PADDLING_TOC) from REI to keep by...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Slim Dave
It looks like eventually there will be a...

It looks like eventually there will be a heterosexual application of this technology, but Phillips marketng hasn't worked out what it is yet.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2006, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By Slim Dave
Oh, the day before this slide I was hospitalized...

Oh, the day before this slide I was hospitalized for several hours with a vagovasal reaction to a bee sting. It just wasn't a good trip :(
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2006, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By Slim Dave
I don't disagree with anyone who says that I bear...

I don't disagree with anyone who says that I bear responsiblity through tightening the cuffs -- I had thought about the potential probs before abd turned a blind eye. (I was also going too fast, just...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By Slim Dave
I suppose it all does come down to the cuffs in...

I suppose it all does come down to the cuffs in the end, and whether they can prevent the armor shifting. In winter I have no problem with cinching them up nice and tight, but in summer that would be...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By Slim Dave
Disillusioned with Darien Jacket

I had a little slide last week, just a low-side at something like 10-25mpg, and the loose cuffs on my Darien allowed the sleeve to slide up and expose my elbow to the jacket without the benefit of...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Slim Dave
For mods, I put on Touratech bars, which just...

For mods, I put on Touratech bars, which just saved me a hat full of cash this past week, and I cut about 1.5 to 2" off of the stock screen to get smoother airflow round the head. You need to get the...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,352
Posted By Slim Dave
Having read of the HD dealers treatment of...

Having read of the HD dealers treatment of potential Buell buyers, I wonder how they'd react to someone trying to buy an MT350? :lol3
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2006, 11:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,259
Posted By Slim Dave
Here's a LEO who needed more gear for sure. ...

Here's a LEO who needed more gear for sure.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3201575408435038340
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2006, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By Slim Dave
http://www.familymotorcycling.com/ Not used...

http://www.familymotorcycling.com/

Not used them myself though.
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2006, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,419
Posted By Slim Dave
I have to say that this is exactly the wrong sort...

I have to say that this is exactly the wrong sort of ATGATT

http://www.johnnyg.westhost.com/hgi147-imp-off-spike-hel-si-s.JPG
Forum: Face plant 06-16-2006, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Slim Dave
I guess the approach to railroad tracks is...

I guess the approach to railroad tracks is probably a prime place to expect that sort of stuff -- all those school buses stopping there and whatnot.
Forum: Face plant 06-16-2006, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By Slim Dave
That NY message could have been even better if,...

That NY message could have been even better if, at the end when the car waits for the bike and then turns left, another bike had been coming after the first and had hit the car. Just when everyone's...
Forum: Face plant 06-16-2006, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 469
Posted By Slim Dave
My own dumb mistake, but face plant avoided.

I was talking to the SO the other day about one of the exercises on the BRC -- emergency stop on a turn. The one where you have to suddenly straighten up on the curve before applying the anchors ......
Forum: Face plant 06-16-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By Slim Dave
... and what could demonstrate safety better than...

... and what could demonstrate safety better than doing a to-camera spiel while riding a bike one handed in traffic wearing a half-helmet? I expect he'd do a story on crossbow safety while standing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2006, 01:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,679
Posted By Slim Dave
"I'm no expert" but in the BMJ study that BobFJ1...

"I'm no expert" but in the BMJ study that BobFJ1 referenced earlier http://jeff.dean.home.att.net/white-helmets.pdf one of the most interesting stats is on weather conditions --- of the "sunny",...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By Slim Dave
I wonder how that'd be in soft sand? Hmmmm.....

I wonder how that'd be in soft sand? Hmmmm.....
Forum: Face plant 06-12-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,904
Posted By Slim Dave
Fixy

Fixy
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,177
Posted By Slim Dave
If you have a backpad in a Darien then you've got...

If you have a backpad in a Darien then you've got yourself a nice little hydration pack holder there. I have a Platypus in there with the tube going out an armpit hole. Shweet.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,809
Posted By Slim Dave
I rode through a rain and hail storm from...

I rode through a rain and hail storm from Tabernash up-and-over Berthoud Pass yesterday. Darien jacket and pants did the job for me. :thumb

Hot weather is just a matter of getting the vents open...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2006, 08:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,627
Posted By Slim Dave
A motorcycle.

A motorcycle.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2006, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By Slim Dave
A Bit OT: Donuts in Boulder or Lyons

I'm riding up to meet friends on Wednesday next week for breakfast -- anyone got suggestions for good donuts in Boulder or Lyons?

thanks.
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2006, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,558
Posted By Slim Dave
I always try to keeping mind that it's the...

I always try to keeping mind that it's the changes around you that kill -- someone slows down, speeds up, changes direction, appears at a junction, road goes over a hill, road curves etc.. It's a lot...
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