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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,040
Posted By Droptop50
I agree but it is where I found it....

I agree but it is where I found it....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,040
Posted By Droptop50
Thank you for your service!! I appreciate it!! ...

Thank you for your service!! I appreciate it!!

I guess one of the positives is that when in my car, motorcyclist nearby get my utmost attention. You don't want to bring harm to anyone, much less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,040
Posted By Droptop50
Question 10 years later...

I'm sitting on the porch talking to my son about the latest "Face Plant" posts and I ask, " you think riding a motorcycle makes us better cage drivers?" I do a quick search and lo and behold.......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,939
Posted By Droptop50
She needs more experience. I rested my 8GS many...

She needs more experience. I rested my 8GS many times while riding off road. I didn't rest it at all last time out with a hell of a lots of sand. Time in the saddle IMHO.

BTW I'm glad to read a...
Forum: Face plant 04-23-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,936
Posted By Droptop50
Dammit! When I was the victim of a U turning...

Dammit!
When I was the victim of a U turning truck, and after the dust settled, it appeared he was about to drive away from the scene. I yelled and waved my arm at him. He thankfully did a u-turn...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,528
Posted By Droptop50
Sorry to hear about your experience. I have to...

Sorry to hear about your experience. I have to say my local dealer here in Abq is awesome. Timely service, (though it isn't cheap) bike delivered back to me washed, and I get a loaner, usually a demo...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,367
Posted By Droptop50
Eh? Wow. I fuel my R12RT on the bike. I don't really...

Wow. I fuel my R12RT on the bike. I don't really have a problem with it, I just pay attention to what I am doing. I stand and balance the bike between my legs. I considered it a non issue until I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9,322
Views: 1,871,024
Posted By Droptop50
90 years

I'm at a gas station when a guy walks up to me and starts talking bout my bike. After the usual "nice bike", "is it fast?" type stuff he realizes it is a BMW and says, "it's a BMW?" "I didn't know...
Forum: Face plant 03-19-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 42,177
Posted By Droptop50
I don't think weight matters too much...

The wife and I commute on our R1200RT and can usually count on some pretty bad crosswinds, especially in the spring of New Mexico. Figuring we are in the 800+ pound range all total, we still get...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,294
Posted By Droptop50
If that situation didn't get him to gear up,...

If that situation didn't get him to gear up, then, god forbid, the next one will. I really believe life gives you many hints or warnings, we just gotta pay attention:ear
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,083
Posted By Droptop50
I'm sure you have many miles left in you! Stay...

I'm sure you have many miles left in you! Stay positive in this tough situation, thoughts and prayers heading your way!!:wave
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,414
Posted By Droptop50
Awesome report! I wish you and your Family...

Awesome report!

I wish you and your Family peace in this difficult time. Props to you for not turning around and hightailing it home.

I think if I lost either of my children or one of my...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-13-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,663
Posted By Droptop50
Been commuting every day lately, about 100 miles....

Been commuting every day lately, about 100 miles. Will be interesting to see how many more bikes are out on the road that day.... and how many accidents....:huh
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,393
Posted By Droptop50
I think it is always a good idea to remind us to...

I think it is always a good idea to remind us to be vigilant at all times and to expect the worst case scenario to play out in front of us.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33,453
Views: 8,168,524
Posted By Droptop50
Cool2 In!!

Sorry so late to the party, but, I have been lurking...

:lurk
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-26-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By Droptop50
Sounds cool! Might need to make the short cruise...

Sounds cool! Might need to make the short cruise up there!
Thanks for sharing
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-26-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 322,915
Posted By Droptop50
The wife and I are meandering our way from Las...

The wife and I are meandering our way from Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe and came across this old derelict...
http://droptop50.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-ksPZtR2/0/M/CA05261207393340-M.jpg...
Forum: Face plant 05-25-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,228
Posted By Droptop50
Turkey caused hard brake in Cali

Had to brake hard on our way to Mendecino when one crossed the road right in front of me. A non issue really but funny because I was expecting a deer to do that....
Forum: Face plant 05-25-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By Droptop50
+1 I bought my F8GS knowing I would crash it,...

+1 I bought my F8GS knowing I would crash it, off road. Been down 4 times on it so far and have scratched both sides. It's the price of learning to me. Save the claim for if, god forbid, you go down...
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,597
Posted By Droptop50
Glad you're ok man! I agree a bit more gear....

Glad you're ok man! I agree a bit more gear. Brighter headlights too...

A lawsuit to ruin her life because she almost ruined yours? Hit her insurance company for a nice settlement, enjoy your new...
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,156
Posted By Droptop50
Cage driving citizens rarely seem to be penalized...

Cage driving citizens rarely seem to be penalized for killing bicyclists, much less motorcyclists. Too often it is a "slap on the wrist" moving violation. I wonder what the officers colleagues in the...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,150
Posted By Droptop50
Update- Before the wife and I departed on our...

Update-
Before the wife and I departed on our 3200 mile vacation ride, the guy called me thanking for the help. He told me he about ripped his knee cap off, which explained why he was having a hard...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,150
Posted By Droptop50
I didn't check if his cup holders had bottle...

I didn't check if his cup holders had bottle rings on the bottom.
I didn't smell any beer breath.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-08-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By Droptop50
Love my 665

I just purchased a 665. awesome! I am using it on my R12RT and will use it when I get a new mount for my 800GS. Love the MP3 player and the weather from XM is a little over 3$ a month!!
:D
Forum: Face plant 05-08-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,150
Posted By Droptop50
This turn is an easy one to me, but it seems to...

This turn is an easy one to me, but it seems to take a bunch of cars and bikes out. I think the easy speed approaching the curve from either direction just surprises people...
Forum: Face plant 05-08-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,625
Posted By Droptop50
Damn that sounded familiar, minus the serious...

Damn that sounded familiar, minus the serious injuries. As a "victim" of a person doing a quick u-turn, I wonder if I could have done anything different to avoid the wreck... As strange as this may...
Forum: Face plant 05-08-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,150
Posted By Droptop50
First on scene on a bike wreck today...

So I took an early lunch today to beat the crowd at the barber... Riding back to work is a 4 or 5 mile stretch of straight slightly hilly road followed by a 90 turn to a nice little stretch with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,100
Posted By Droptop50
I'm on the 4th attempt (Crash) of bonding with my...

I'm on the 4th attempt (Crash) of bonding with my 8GS. Keep going! It will get easier!!:D
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,853
Posted By Droptop50
Looks like fun! I'm in.:lurk

Looks like fun! I'm in.:lurk
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,063
Views: 377,543
Posted By Droptop50
Out on the west side. Lots of sandy two track...

Out on the west side. Lots of sandy two track powerline roads. Then we took a different trail...:evil...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Droptop50
Well that clears it up! Thanks for the thread!

Well that clears it up! Thanks for the thread!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,476
Posted By Droptop50
I probably use my 800 more in a 50-50 role and I...

I probably use my 800 more in a 50-50 role and I am totally happy with it! Now gotta quit crashing it so much... Enjoy!!:D
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,141
Posted By Droptop50
I just blew beer out my nose....:rofl

I just blew beer out my nose....:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 934
Posted By Droptop50
Hmmm, not feeling it myself.... But I ride...

Hmmm, not feeling it myself....

But I ride the stock seats....;:cry
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 93,000
Posted By Droptop50
Laugh :rofl:rofl A fitting tribute! Forever mounted...

:rofl:rofl
A fitting tribute! Forever mounted on its primary mode of transportation. :lol3
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,447
Posted By Droptop50
Peace to you and peace to his family. I hope...

Peace to you and peace to his family.

I hope in posting this tragedy someone else can learn and be saved from this situation.

One of my riding buddies says he never puts his bike in neutral at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-23-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,457
Posted By Droptop50
Me and the wife are needing a trip like this!...

Me and the wife are needing a trip like this! Hopefully soon! Good luck and have fun!!:D
Forum: Face plant 04-22-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,009
Posted By Droptop50
Well at least you are ok. If you truly believe...

Well at least you are ok. If you truly believe you were in the right, fight it hard.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-21-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 117,425
Posted By Droptop50
http://droptop50.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Adven...

http://droptop50.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/The-Adventures-of-Beemer-the/i-j8gCKh9/0/M/CA04211206554084-M.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5,509
Views: 307,816
Posted By Droptop50
Ass hat soot blowing trucks, the new ricers... I...

Ass hat soot blowing trucks, the new ricers... I equate soot blowing trucks to fart can wearing ricers...

Read a report that riding your bicycle even in the trail of car exhaust is healthier than...
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