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Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,402
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I think you are part of the target market.

I think you are part of the target market.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
When something comes across as dickish, I may...

When something comes across as dickish, I may point it out. Especially if the same dickish comment is made regularly. Given that you felt a need to defend the first two responses to your post, that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I feel confident in saying that all the readers...

I feel confident in saying that all the readers here know that. I am equally confident that your intent in saying that was to be a dick.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,263
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I thought a look at the character of the entry...

I thought a look at the character of the entry and exit to the curve could be useful or interesting. Definitely not the kind of curve you normally associate with entering too hot. There must have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,263
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Highway 1 :deal

Highway 1 :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,092
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Ride within your limits. People who have ridden...

Ride within your limits. People who have ridden with me know that I don't push it through the twisties. I have been to a dozen or so motorcycle gatherings and in almost every one of those one of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,092
Posted By Dranrab Luap
When I read the thread title, that was going to...

When I read the thread title, that was going to be my response. Where a riding course focuses on the handling skills necessary to avoid accidents, Proficient Motorcycling focuses on how to keep you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,263
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I just took a look at the area between Duncan and...

I just took a look at the area between Duncan and Commanche on Google maps. There's really only one S-Curve that it could be, and it doesn't look like it's a sharp curve or one that is too difficult...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
You posted a pic some time ago of a cyclist...

You posted a pic some time ago of a cyclist riding in the lane and the same cyclist riding off to the side. There was a stark contrast in their visibility from behind. Do you have those images...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,419
Posted By Dranrab Luap
It is baffling that Canada doesn't allow...

It is baffling that Canada doesn't allow motorists to slow for dangerous conditions.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Of those 40%, I wonder how many times the driver...

Of those 40%, I wonder how many times the driver said "I never saw them." I wonder how many times the cyclist was said to have veered into the car. I wonder how many were sideswipes and how many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By Dranrab Luap
If there is more recent research that's as...

If there is more recent research that's as comprehensive as Hurt, I'd like to read it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Hurt Report List of Findings

I know most of you have been exposed to some or all of this before, but I think it's worth revisiting. In studying the findings of the report, you can come up with ways to help keep from becoming a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I ride recreationally more than I do to maintain...

I ride recreationally more than I do to maintain the highest possible speed. As a consequence I ride side by side where practical so that I can chat. I will almost always go paceline when a vehicle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,419
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Risk assesment/management isn't an exacting...

Risk assesment/management isn't an exacting science. There was no way under those circumstances that you could have made a decision that didn't carry some risk with it.

You slowed for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,419
Posted By Dranrab Luap
You haven't contributed anything positive to this...

You haven't contributed anything positive to this thread. If your goal is to be a dick, you have succeeded. If your goal is to contribute in a meaningful way, you may wish to change your approach.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,419
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I do the same thing.

I do the same thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
If you have time, these bicycle threads from a...

If you have time, these bicycle threads from a boating forum may prove entertaining.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside-chat/560405-a1a-bikers.html
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I copied this from the Gulf Coast Bicycle Club's...

I copied this from the Gulf Coast Bicycle Club's web page. This dumbass was stupid enough to try to use "they don't belong on the road" as their legal defense. Not an outright win, but a small...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,471
Posted By Dranrab Luap
That bicyclist cut his video just before he blew...

That bicyclist cut his video just before he blew through that stop sign.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,148
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Hoodlams, the whole lot of you.

Hoodlams, the whole lot of you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
My emotions would be very much under control as I...

My emotions would be very much under control as I administered the ass chewing, and I wouldn't position myself in a place where I would be in danger of being run over as I chewed the ass. Thanks for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I am going to be beside the person when I...

I am going to be beside the person when I confront them. Unless they can drive their car sideways I am good. How does a court get involved in this scenario?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
This is what she looks like in all her...

This is what she looks like in all her bastardized splendor.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g157/PaulBarnard/Bicycles/20150324_161058_zpsqlb0yeqs.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I don't need to be sure I can convince anyone of...

I don't need to be sure I can convince anyone of anything. If the ass chewing I give them dissuades any of them from brushing another bicyclist, then I have done some good. If it causes pause for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Assuming you are talking to me, I don't care...

Assuming you are talking to me, I don't care about a best case scenario. When I got done, that's one person who would think twice about trying to bully a cyclist again. In fact, I'd go so far as to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,105
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Interesting bike. I'd like to see that come to...

Interesting bike. I'd like to see that come to fruition. I could see myself owning one if in final trim it is practical. I have often felt the market needed an entry level or women's or short...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By Dranrab Luap
When I ride without CC, I am constantly checking...

When I ride without CC, I am constantly checking my speedo. When I use CC, I never have to. That frees me up to pay closer attention to my surroundings.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I didn't post in detail about the bad driver on...

I didn't post in detail about the bad driver on the Bicycle Thread. I am using my cell phone (Samsung Rugby Pro) for the pics. The bike was a purpose built city bike/light touring bike. I built it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I just had one. I was in the right lane of a...

I just had one. I was in the right lane of a divided 30MPH 4 lane. My lane position was just out of the door zone of the cars parked curbside. Almost no traffic. I got buzzed within about a foot...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Yeah, if there's a single word that describes me...

Yeah, if there's a single word that describes me perfectly, it's lazy.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By Dranrab Luap
O rings and mechanical throttle locks are nowhere...

O rings and mechanical throttle locks are nowhere near as good as cruise control. I have run with all manner of them. People who have toured with CC know this and have a hard time going back after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
The bike haters just can't seem to maintain the...

The bike haters just can't seem to maintain the level of civility necessary to keep from getting banned. That's very telling.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
But if you stop you automatically can be sure? ...

But if you stop you automatically can be sure?

I say again, stopping does nothing to ensure it's safe to proceed. Making sure nothing is coming does, and that can be accomplished without...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,004
Posted By Dranrab Luap
Scooter Cruise Control, Who Will Be First

It's about time for the high price maxis to be equipped with factory cruise control. Since I will not own another ADV or Touring bike without CC, I am watching this with interest. With the MSRP of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
It is probably a violation of the no passing on...

It is probably a violation of the no passing on the right laws that many jurisdictions have. I don't know any cops that would write that up though under the circumstances that I laid out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I took a nice ride yesterday that included some...

I took a nice ride yesterday that included some in town riding. I rode down a very narrow street with on street parking on both sides. There was a good bit of traffic in both directions. At one...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 91,459
Posted By Dranrab Luap
I hope he is out of the business of ripping...

I hope he is out of the business of ripping people off. He's lucky it's nursing that's sending him to the hospital.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Dranrab Luap
That sounds like a solid deal on a very good...

That sounds like a solid deal on a very good scoot, if it runs out good. Check the tires out closely. I agree with the poster who said he'd like to have new ones. It's possible the ones that are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 455,775
Posted By Dranrab Luap
And you have your ears working for you and you...

And you have your ears working for you and you are very unlikely to injure anyone other than yourself if you screw up.
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