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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 03:51 PM
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Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
We've had this discussion. Motorists don't pay...

We've had this discussion. Motorists don't pay for the roads entirely. Everyone pays for them. The Federal Highway Trust Fund has had to be bailed out many times in the past decade... still think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By sdmichael
Well, that is the thing. I, personally, don't...

Well, that is the thing. I, personally, don't even care to watch racing. It just doesn't do anything for me. Riding certainly does, be it bicycle or motorcycle. I think of a motorcycle as a bicycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,031
Posted By sdmichael
Sadly, though so far only once, I had some...

Sadly, though so far only once, I had some "biker" types (cruisers) do the "pedaling" motion while I was climbing a 30 mile 4-6% grade. I assume it was meant to be "funny" considering all they had to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By sdmichael
Agreed. I feel the same way about motorcycling...

Agreed. I feel the same way about motorcycling that I do bicycling. It is just motorcycling gets me there faster. On a motorcycle, you remember the curves. On a bicycle, you remember the grades. On...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,031
Posted By sdmichael
And this happens how often? I've had guys on...

And this happens how often? I've had guys on motorcycles wave while I was on my motorcycle. One time, which was quite amusing to me, I was demonstrating the difference between a sport touring vs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By sdmichael
I never saw any of these movies/videos yet I was...

I never saw any of these movies/videos yet I was drawn to motorcycling anyway. I was drawn to it through bicycling of all things. I don't need a movie to get me excited. It should be enough on its...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
I'm sorry, was that meant to insult? Name...

I'm sorry, was that meant to insult? Name calling. Cute. Yeah... Anyway. You have stated that you didn't see what might have instigated the slap on the side of the truck. You stated your friend, who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Five-year-olds don't drive. They can and do ride...

Five-year-olds don't drive. They can and do ride their bicycles all over the place. What age would you start this license? How would you administer this license? How much would it cost? Who would...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-28-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 131,998
Posted By sdmichael
The Ridge Route has been closed since January...

The Ridge Route has been closed since January 2005 and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. It is at least now open to non-motorized traffic. The ANF doesn't really want it open but there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By sdmichael
Your bike. Your rules. You don't need stickers to...

Your bike. Your rules. You don't need stickers to show where you've been anyway. I'd remove them and start anew. It doesn't seem to be an etiquette thing anyway. The previous owner of my bike had put...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33,476
Views: 8,175,362
Posted By sdmichael
FTW sticker AND a whip? Such a badass or at least...

FTW sticker AND a whip? Such a badass or at least trying to appear as one. I just don't get the point.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Sunrise is ok... steady grade but too busy. I was...

Sunrise is ok... steady grade but too busy. I was talking about Pine Creek Road. It is my second favorite climb there. Kitchen Creek Road has a section in the middle closed to cars, making for a very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Hills are bad? They are FUN... well... most of...

Hills are bad? They are FUN... well... most of them. There is this one east of here that has a 17% grade for about 1/2 mile that just wears you out. It is the steepest part of a longer climb which is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
You didn't see it, nor did your friend, so it...

You didn't see it, nor did your friend, so it MUST not have happened, according to your logic, right? The cyclist just randomly decided to bang on the side of a car, for fun, and was struck back as a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Idiots, such as the one you dealt with, don't...

Idiots, such as the one you dealt with, don't like to be "called out" on their idiocy. Bullies will cry to the principal that "jimmy hit me" and will claim to be the "victim". Attempting assault, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Do you think the cyclist just randomly hit the...

Do you think the cyclist just randomly hit the truck? I somehow doubt that, meaning... you don't know the whole story either. Do you also not understand the term "big man" as not having to do with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
So... a cowardly "big man" got out of his "big...

So... a cowardly "big man" got out of his "big man truck" to strike at someone else and ran away. Great story! Perhaps "big man" in the "big man truck" was being an asshole earlier to the cyclist...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
California allows lane splitting. Seems like a...

California allows lane splitting. Seems like a good thing to me, certainly not "wacky". Dictating three feet to pass is not unique here, it is just new.

Some seem to think that cyclists have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 403,214
Posted By sdmichael
I was on the 2 - Glendale Freeway - a few years...

I was on the 2 - Glendale Freeway - a few years ago and drove the "wrong way" for a mile or so. At the time, so did everyone else. There was a fire that was crossing the roadway ahead, so we all just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,446
Posted By sdmichael
You mean speeding when the roadway is wet/snowy,...

You mean speeding when the roadway is wet/snowy, pacing the adjacent vehicle for extended distances, racing ahead to block passing only to slow when there is no passing, pulling out in front of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9,322
Views: 1,871,445
Posted By sdmichael
Had someone walk by me today while I was at lunch...

Had someone walk by me today while I was at lunch (in my leathers, I rode there) who said something about it being a great day for Palomar today. At first I questioned what he said, then just replied...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Dealt with that "snobbery" before with randonneur...

Dealt with that "snobbery" before with randonneur people here in San Diego. My cx bike wasn't "proper" as I didn't have this, that, or some other thing. It also wasn't some special steel frame bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,463
Posted By sdmichael
The easiest way to explain it is this - just...

The easiest way to explain it is this - just because someone else gives someone something to put on their bike out of "superstition" as a "nice" gesture, doesn't mean you have to accept it or place...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Those bikes are also the most efficient on the...

Those bikes are also the most efficient on the roadway and therefore one of the best choices for road use. Mountain bikes, which have much more "robust" tires, are very inefficient on the roadway and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 403,214
Posted By sdmichael
A friends father had his nose nearly taken off...

A friends father had his nose nearly taken off because of a wood plank out on the roadway. He was riding a Goldwing and didn't have a full-face helmet. Things like that make me cringe when I see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Yeah, that is the question that always goes...

Yeah, that is the question that always goes through my mind. If it was "your kid, your family member", would you do it? If it isn't ok for them, why do it for someone else? It just doesn't make sense.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Perhaps I should add that troll to my ignore...

Perhaps I should add that troll to my ignore list. It is a nice function!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
So... the gist of all your "arguments" basically...

So... the gist of all your "arguments" basically entail you not liking anyone else getting a "special privilege", or at least one that is deemed as such by you. Almost stinks of envy. Or... you're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 403,214
Posted By sdmichael
In California, there is an online form you can...

In California, there is an online form you can fill out for maintenance issues, including traffic signals. If a signal is an issue, I would suggest a call/online form to your local DOT. It helps us...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Corrected. With the ability to travel in HOV...

Corrected. With the ability to travel in HOV lanes with only one person, free parking in many cities, abilities to split lanes, exemptions from emissions checks for registrations, and many more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
There is no anger. Why default to a black and...

There is no anger. Why default to a black and white world? For some reason, you seem to be under the mistaken impression that "we" plan to die for our "right to road position". Not the case. Some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Enough already. It is the same "dead right"...

Enough already. It is the same "dead right" bullshit. No one rides to be "dead right" neither is it so black and white.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By sdmichael
I've had decent success with my Sena SMH-10...

I've had decent success with my Sena SMH-10 speakers. I would recommend them, especially for music.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,523
Views: 308,246
Posted By sdmichael
Perhaps, though most of us are just wanting to go...

Perhaps, though most of us are just wanting to go out for a ride and enjoy it. We tend not to enjoy things when people are being assholes to us, such as passing closely, tailgating, or the more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,397
Posted By sdmichael
Try not to jump to conclusions. The world isn't...

Try not to jump to conclusions. The world isn't black and white. There is middle ground. Remember, it is usually the people that THINK they were "within their limits" that we read about on that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,956
Views: 403,214
Posted By sdmichael
I think it must be a good movie. Everyone seems...

I think it must be a good movie. Everyone seems in a hurry to "see" it. There are daily shows too! :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,978
Posted By sdmichael
I've had this happen too. I'd rather they just...

I've had this happen too. I'd rather they just speed up or get out of the way. I don't trust drivers enough to pass in a narrow spot at those speeds. Too many wander about the lane as it is. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,117
Posted By sdmichael
True, HD does not always equal asshole. There is...

True, HD does not always equal asshole. There is someone that lives in my building, has a Yamaha cruiser, is an asshole even off the bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,978
Posted By sdmichael
Are you saying that by not splitting lanes,...

Are you saying that by not splitting lanes, you're somehow safer and less likely to be in a collision? I'm willing to bet that most collisions, even here in California, aren't from splitting lanes....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,978
Posted By sdmichael
Yeah... that was completely out of stupidity and...

Yeah... that was completely out of stupidity and should never be used to show the dangers of splitting. It was as avoidable as a large, quite visible, truck ahead of you.

I've had similar guys on...
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