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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31,220
Views: 7,573,038
Posted By Grackle
They sure do! http://i.imgur.com/PnEhV.jpg

They sure do!

http://i.imgur.com/PnEhV.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 86,384
Posted By Grackle
That's Barber, there are a bunch of weird...

That's Barber, there are a bunch of weird sculptures there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,181
Posted By Grackle
I do not understand this statement. As a newbie...

I do not understand this statement. As a newbie rider, when am I allowed to wear a helmet? What about a leather jacket? I'd hate to look like a poseur. :rolleyes
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,228
Posted By Grackle
http://api.ning.com/files/0zee1i5SzXNdILVoOx2WmZvx...

http://api.ning.com/files/0zee1i5SzXNdILVoOx2WmZvxpmtDaRGO3zJ4i8oITe9DShzccXyZk8y4u8mLc0v6NgI5z1GHPZtL8aiazkEUtaVTzlZr7qL2/25ysz.jpg?width=639&height=426...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 68
Poll: Organ Donors
Views: 4,021
Posted By Grackle
Awesome. What was her reaction?

Awesome. What was her reaction?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 43,980
Views: 2,492,793
Posted By Grackle
Saw someone crossing from Richmond into Bowdoin...

Saw someone crossing from Richmond into Bowdoin with their sidecar rig at 6:30pm today. One of you folks, maybe? I hope you didn't get too wet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 68
Poll: Organ Donors
Views: 4,021
Posted By Grackle
Some people assume higher levels of risk than...

Some people assume higher levels of risk than others.

Also, I have an idea. If you're not registered as an organ donor, you don't get to receive organs. That seems fair.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 68
Poll: Organ Donors
Views: 4,021
Posted By Grackle
I registered when I got my driver's license,...

I registered when I got my driver's license, before I had any interest in motorcycles. No big philosophical reasoning for me, it just seems a reasonable thing to do. I won't need my squishy bits when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,900
Posted By Grackle
I'm generally not a fan of trikes, but cyclecars...

I'm generally not a fan of trikes, but cyclecars are pretty neat... This one especially.

That said, could you imagine maintaining your vehicle to the level required by the FAA? Not gonna happen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,058
Posted By Grackle
If you're on the track and know you're about to...

If you're on the track and know you're about to break heavily, you can do anything you need to do to prepare for it. In an emergency, that setup time is better spent braking and hanging on.

I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-29-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 43,980
Views: 2,492,793
Posted By Grackle
My MSC chart says 17/64. [edit] D'oh, a...

My MSC chart says 17/64.

[edit] D'oh, a minute too slow.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 43,980
Views: 2,492,793
Posted By Grackle
Interesting! Sounds like you hit just about every...

Interesting! Sounds like you hit just about every hurdle, but it still worked out. That's good to hear.

I haven't picked out a bike yet, but I'm scouting craigslist. I'm looking at 125cc trail...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43,980
Views: 2,492,793
Posted By Grackle
Hey guys, I've got some questions. I've...

Hey guys, I've got some questions.

I've looked over the Maine BMV website and it looks like any old dirt bike can be registered for street use, the only tricky part is getting it inspected... and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,393
Views: 328,715
Posted By Grackle
Yeah, it's like that everywhere I've been. I...

Yeah, it's like that everywhere I've been. I always stop at the line, and some people stop a full car length or more ahead of me.


Hah, serves them right!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,148
Posted By Grackle
Awesome, bete. I love animals, and I just...

Awesome, bete.

I love animals, and I just don't get how people can be cruel to them. People have stupid opinions and bullshit, but animals just do what they do. I get pissed at the owner, not the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,327
Posted By Grackle
This thread... wow. I usually have to go to Jo...

This thread... wow. I usually have to go to Jo Momma for this kind of entertainment.*
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,697
Posted By Grackle
I'm pretty sure the person who originally brought...

I'm pretty sure the person who originally brought that up just meant that you shouldn't walk into the interview smelling like old cigarette butts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,697
Posted By Grackle
Hah! It's a $900 crossbow, I bet the reasoning...

Hah! It's a $900 crossbow, I bet the reasoning was something along the lines of "Why not?"

I'm sure it's nice to shoot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,697
Posted By Grackle
Good luck! Sounds like a neat place to work.

Good luck! Sounds like a neat place to work.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31,220
Views: 7,573,038
Posted By Grackle
Looks like blogger doesn't do hotlinks anymore.

Looks like blogger doesn't do hotlinks anymore.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4,911
Views: 265,711
Posted By Grackle
One thing you can do is pull to the edge of the...

One thing you can do is pull to the edge of the road as you approach your right turn, that way the cyclist won't have a chance to sneak between you and the curb.

I do this for the left turn in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,552
Posted By Grackle
http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com/tr960-bellevi...

http://www.militaryuniformsupply.com/tr960-belleville-khyber-law-enforcement-boot-black

[edit] d'oh, beaten
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,843
Posted By Grackle
Well, I had never seen it before. That's a pretty...

Well, I had never seen it before. That's a pretty awesome ad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,184
Posted By Grackle
Wasn't trying to disagree, just restating what...

Wasn't trying to disagree, just restating what you had said.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,184
Posted By Grackle
Good point, you can't sit on the balls of your...

Good point, you can't sit on the balls of your feet and slide across the seat pushing with your knees. That's probably a killer right there. I guess you could hope the low CG would limit the need for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 14,184
Posted By Grackle
Ooo, ooo, I have an opinion! ...or maybe...

Ooo, ooo, I have an opinion!

...or maybe just a ramble..

Anyway, I don't see why this thing couldn't be fast. The seating position helps to give it a low COG, and the rider would be pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 58,974
Posted By Grackle
I've been learning this lesson the hard way...

I've been learning this lesson the hard way recently, but I'm putting everything back together with socket cap fasteners.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,216
Posted By Grackle
A cheap 250-or-smaller bike or scooter will...

A cheap 250-or-smaller bike or scooter will probably help you save some money, but every bit you spend beyond the bare necessities is going to push the money-saving potential further into the future....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,452
Posted By Grackle
It's supposed to look like that, right? ...

It's supposed to look like that, right?
http://i.imgur.com/UOsqOl.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/UOsqO.jpg)
Guess I need a new cam chain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,010
Posted By Grackle
Haha, maybe this is where they put us to keep the...

Haha, maybe this is where they put us to keep the others safe. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,010
Posted By Grackle
I think you're being intentionally obtuse, but...

I think you're being intentionally obtuse, but I'll respond anyway.

He needs to be taken somewhere where he won't be a danger to himself or others. If he's just a creep, sure, kick his ass. Send...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 41,372
Posted By Grackle
Two stroke? I worked for a landscaping company...

Two stroke? I worked for a landscaping company and we had a bunch of those... They were great, but they would gum up real quick if you didn't keep them WFO all the time.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,010
Posted By Grackle
I read the original thread on another forum where...

I read the original thread on another forum where the video first appeared, and some of the folks there knew who he was. From what I gathered, he is legitimately mentally retarded. Needs help, not a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 41,372
Posted By Grackle
:clap I don't stop for roadside junk, but my...

:clap

I don't stop for roadside junk, but my uncle used to do long distance trucking, and he has picked up a lot of things. Boating-related items are common... People stash stuff in the boat and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By Grackle
Relevant and interesting: <object...

Relevant and interesting:

<object width="420" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/L_W-IXqoxHA?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31,220
Views: 7,573,038
Posted By Grackle
I've gone down a couple times while riding a...

I've gone down a couple times while riding a longboard in a t-shirt and jeans... I might have been going 25mph, tops. Jeans seem tough when you're wearing them, but they rip if asphalt so much as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 31,220
Views: 7,573,038
Posted By Grackle
That's what we were taught in my MSF class, fwiw....

That's what we were taught in my MSF class, fwiw. I found it a little counter-intuitive (I was pushing more towards typical track trail-braking), but it definitely is a safe and effective way to keep...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By Grackle
And now I'm thinking about angular momentum,...

And now I'm thinking about angular momentum, torque, and force body diagrams. Thanks a lot! :lol3

So, for someone who is new to riding bikes, what's the best way to land? In a car you want to land...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,452
Posted By Grackle
Okay, so I made some progress over the weekend....

Okay, so I made some progress over the weekend. Bead-blasted and painted most of the engine parts, I just have the head left to do. I also made a new cam chain tensioner retainer pin, because the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,458
Posted By Grackle
What is it that's so inherently bad about people...

What is it that's so inherently bad about people wearing the style of gear that goes with their bike? I guess I don't really get it.

Edited to add... I get the jokes about the mid-life crisis...
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