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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,035
Posted By fratermus
My guess is it was intended as a layman's rule of...

My guess is it was intended as a layman's rule of thumb rather than a statement of medical fact.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 16,933
Posted By fratermus
The rider in the first vid said he was a cop when...

The rider in the first vid said he was a cop when arguing with the two shepherds.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,535
Posted By fratermus
Think of all the money, lives, and injuries saved...

Think of all the money, lives, and injuries saved if they just outlawed bikes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,606
Posted By fratermus
I am hypervigilant in the clinical sense, but...

I am hypervigilant in the clinical sense, but when on the bike that hypervigilance is narrowed to the ride. So the net experience is relatively relaxing compared to my default state.

It reminds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,277
Posted By fratermus
Damn straight.

Damn straight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,084
Posted By fratermus
Same exact language in the Texas mc manual...

Same exact language in the Texas mc manual (http://www.dps.texas.gov/internetforms/Forms/DL-8.pdf) (pdf), so I suspect they both use some national boilerplate.

It's on page 32 of the Texas manual,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,066
Posted By fratermus
I like where he climbed it like a ladder then...

I like where he climbed it like a ladder then pulled it up after him.

Are the 'tires' really inner tubes with some kind of strapping around them?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,461
Posted By fratermus
Until you have to carry someone out because they...

Until you have to carry someone out because they were injured while undergeared.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By fratermus
'Busa gymkhana :eek1 ...

'Busa gymkhana :eek1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oaathrV8Hg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,002
Posted By fratermus
Same here. I review my footage (spot checking,...

Same here. I review my footage (spot checking, looking back at various things) and find many places for me to improve.

Right now I am focusing on my throttle control during cornering. On my...
Forum: Face plant 09-05-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,049
Posted By fratermus
I made an error and believed a "indicate right...

I made an error and believed a "indicate right then turn left" driver in the 90s. Luckily I was in a van and not on the bike.

Taught me to use blinkers as one point of information but not a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,454
Posted By fratermus
Me, too. I don't think I'm imagining it...

Me, too. I don't think I'm imagining it correctly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 27,183
Posted By fratermus
For me, yes. I have no interest in...

For me, yes.

I have no interest in bankrolling the behaviour/outcomes of the stupid and the self-destructive, or setting up a moral hazard scenario.




"Support this poor fellow" threads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,682
Posted By fratermus
Thanks! That made my morning. :rofl

Thanks! That made my morning. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,337
Posted By fratermus
In the 90s I had a pair of jeans with a yellow...

In the 90s I had a pair of jeans with a yellow stripe down the left leg.
From where I crossed a solid yellow line (failed to maintain lane discipline).
On a tight cloverleaf.
Going pretty fast....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-26-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By fratermus
Yeah, I think it is doing an "off-road" route. ...

Yeah, I think it is doing an "off-road" route. ie, as the crow flies.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,656
Posted By fratermus
This is going to sound like a smart@ss answer,...

This is going to sound like a smart@ss answer, but Garmins will take Garmin maps and Garmin-compatible maps like the one mentioned by another poster. Some of the Garmin-compatible maps are...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,862
Posted By fratermus
Or .poi downloaded off the net. ...

Or .poi downloaded off the net.





GPSbabel will do it. This example (http://www.gpsbabel.org/tips/ac/route1.html) is about geocache waypoints but the idea holds.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2010, 07:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,921
Posted By fratermus
It's a function of "xmas ruggies" rather the the...

It's a function of "xmas ruggies" rather the the product proper.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,921
Posted By fratermus
Good point. :lol3

Good point.

:lol3
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,921
Posted By fratermus
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-20-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By fratermus
What? I read this a few times and can't figure...

What? I read this a few times and can't figure it out.

How many GPS units are we talking about here? The new one and the original one that has oztopo on it currently?
Are you trying to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,271
Posted By fratermus
And the importance of being aware of tied/stacked...

And the importance of being aware of tied/stacked loads. Thanks for the reminder, OP!



What's that the protective doo-rag and fingerless gloves are for.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,571
Posted By fratermus
A long time ago a pair of lightly-armored...

A long time ago a pair of lightly-armored Fieldsheer road boots stopped a tennisball-sized rock from crushing my right shin. The rock was in another lane on the highway and got kicked up by a semi. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By fratermus
What Mapsource functionality are you trying to...

What Mapsource functionality are you trying to duplicate? What GPS will the data go on?

I'm with Mule. Stuff the maps on 1x and use linux-friendly tools to manipulate move tracks, waypoints,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By fratermus
I don't remember if CS were locked to the unit or...

I don't remember if CS were locked to the unit or not. If so, maybe that's what they meant. I still use hacked MG6 in my 60cx. Dated but generally useful.

The opensource cartography world is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By fratermus
Nicely done! I don't have a data...

Nicely done!




I don't have a data plan on my SIM; I use wifi only and am quite happy with it. The G1 isn't going to win any beauty contests or d*cksize contests but it's surprising what...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,921
Posted By fratermus
That is precisely the problem. I'd hate to work...

That is precisely the problem. I'd hate to work there just after Xmas.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-16-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By fratermus
Warning: un-blingy, unpopular,...

Warning: un-blingy, unpopular, luddite/thrifty/cranky/retro opinion follows.

The confusion will go away if you dismiss the idea that one needs maps to follow the .gpx routes/tracks. Mapping...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-16-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,321
Posted By fratermus
(look away if you are not a GPS geek) ...

(look away if you are not a GPS geek)

Nitpick mode ON.

I understand that this generalization is true enough for Joe Sixpack, folks that dig around will know it is not true in a universal sense....
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-16-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By fratermus
Google maps can't be preloaded in any meaningful...

Google maps can't be preloaded in any meaningful sense, though I suspect you meant preloaded maps more generally.

I am currently testing out Mapdroyd, which uses offline OSM maps. This works...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-15-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,039
Posted By fratermus
I'd stick with a vanilla 2gb card for max...

I'd stick with a vanilla 2gb card for max compatibility with everything. Speed is not particularly important (Class 2, Class 6, etc).

All conforming SD cards above 2gb are SDHC, per the group...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-14-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,249
Posted By fratermus
Will Garmin mode run at 4800 baud? Do you...

Will Garmin mode run at 4800 baud?
Do you have any old gear with a physical serial port on it to test with?

My first instinct is to not trust the usb/serial adapter. Is there any other serial...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-07-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By fratermus
My understanding is that consumer GPS are limited...

My understanding is that consumer GPS are limited to calculating speeds below 999mph or similar. This limits the usefulness of the units for homebuilt weaponry.
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,282
Posted By fratermus
Lots of good info here, so I'll hitchhike on it. ...

Lots of good info here, so I'll hitchhike on it.



Agreed. And thanks to the OP for posting.




Amen. I find my mediocre skills are most improved by low-speed practice. Reminds me of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-03-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,186
Posted By fratermus
Because it's pointless functionality for many...

Because it's pointless functionality for many people, because the spiffy compass only comes into play when you're standing stock still, because the spiffy compass increases battery drain, and I don't...
Forum: Face plant 07-28-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,659
Posted By fratermus
I assumed the car turned left in front of him. ...

I assumed the car turned left in front of him. Perhaps she was likely not in the center turning left when he glanced down, then veered across at the last moment?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-28-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,396
Posted By fratermus
GPS receivers that can hold detailed maps tend...

GPS receivers that can hold detailed maps tend not to be cheap, and detailed maps tend not to be cheap[0]. This is why Google Maps is such a win if you have constant inet.

If it were me, I'd get...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-26-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 958
Posted By fratermus
Possibility: If the map were unlocked to a...

Possibility: If the map were unlocked to a different GPS (or not really unlocked at all, just installed), you could likely still upload the route since it's not locked material. But mapset upload...
Forum: Face plant 07-23-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By fratermus
Yikes, that could have gone REALLY badly. ...

Yikes, that could have gone REALLY badly.




Yeah, there is a kind of brotherhood amongst people who have broken ribs. Sneezing feels like an impalement.

Reminiscence: when I was in a...
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