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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:43 PM
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Views: 211,168
Posted By k5mitch
Two traffic barrels with the ST1300. I thought I...

Two traffic barrels with the ST1300. I thought I was being clever... just a tad too fast for the maneuver. I got to look like a jackass in front of a bunch of stopped traffic. Had to stop about a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 419,327
Posted By k5mitch
You're assuming an awful lot here. ...

You're assuming an awful lot here.




People do it all the time. How else did the recent 2A cases get to the supreme court? (Or the countless other decisions made of this country's history)....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 419,327
Posted By k5mitch
I went through the checkpoint east of Yuma a...

I went through the checkpoint east of Yuma a couple weeks ago. Slowed down and lowered my window. BP agents said "Have a nice day!"

Several years ago I went through one around El Paso in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 5,176
Posted By k5mitch
Money and time. Time off work = money. Money...

Money and time. Time off work = money. Money spent on the course = more money. Money on tires for the course (for some track days/courses) = more money.

The same could be said of shooting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34,250
Views: 8,398,095
Posted By k5mitch
//insert insensitive joke here// Probably...

//insert insensitive joke here//

Probably meant to say paraplegic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,632
Posted By k5mitch
Restricted to highway-only, my ST1300 will get...

Restricted to highway-only, my ST1300 will get about 49.5 mpg. Around town and commuting is low 40's

My old PC800 would get low 40's commuting and on the highway. If I could find a 45-55MPH road...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
Some weekend in November (initially thinking the...

Some weekend in November (initially thinking the 8th) I'll be making a big batch of clam chowder for shares. It's a recipe I learned from my grandfather who learned it from local watermen growing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
That's the plan right now. I already warned The...

That's the plan right now. I already warned The Boss that I'll probably have to put new tires on before the trip given the total mileage. 6k on the current set, averaging about 12-1300 miles/month....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-12-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
So, it looks like this trip just might happen. ...

So, it looks like this trip just might happen. Although, instead of camping in the cypress preserve, I'd stay at the Flamingo campground for three nights, then down to Key West for two nights.

A...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
You meet the nicest people on a Honda.... ...

You meet the nicest people on a Honda....

Any of you the old Honda 450 twin rider that I stopped with on the shoulder of 199 today?

Sharp looking bike!

Or if anyone knows him... also rides...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20,716
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Posted By k5mitch
I bet you were stoked! :rofl

I bet you were stoked! :rofl
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
Now if only I could find my tape measure. It...

Now if only I could find my tape measure.

It would be in my toolbox if I had one... :lol3
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
Yeah I want one of those too. What's the...

Yeah I want one of those too.

What's the dimensions?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
Same... single car garage, occupied by the ST,...

Same... single car garage, occupied by the ST, workbench, and several shelving units. :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 419,327
Posted By k5mitch
Pulling into the gas station for fuel today on...

Pulling into the gas station for fuel today on the way home.

I've got both feet down, getting ready to shut off. The pump is to my right. From around the pump comes a Tahoe, cutting it a little...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-07-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
I'm still looking for one more victim... I mean,...

I'm still looking for one more victim... I mean, erm, volunteer to help me test out a new heated gear controller.

I could probably find someone somewhere on the internet to help me, but I'd much...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
We could do a tech day this fall/winter to make...

We could do a tech day this fall/winter to make heated gear. The principle is pretty simple (ohms law, right? :) ). I know nothing of good patterns for vests/jackets/pants but there is some good...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-31-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
Thanks for the interest! After some research and...

Thanks for the interest! After some research and number crunching, I think this might be viable. Once I clear things with my employer, I'll start working on the legalese for this. I'll have the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-30-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
I'm looking for a couple volunteers who would be...

I'm looking for a couple volunteers who would be willing to test a heated gear controller that I'm working on.

I think it will blow the current devices out of the water.

I'm still doing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
I'm thinking about taking a moto trip down to the...

I'm thinking about taking a moto trip down to the everglades and the keys in the middle of winter (Jan/Feb timeframe) just to see what all the fuss is about. Camping a couple nights in the cypress...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
Ugh, I wish I could get away and do moto things. ...

Ugh, I wish I could get away and do moto things.

Work seems to think I've figured out how to clone myself so I can simultaneously troubleshoot circuit board designs whilst programming thousands of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 419,327
Posted By k5mitch
Yeah, I did check my mirrors. The car that was...

Yeah, I did check my mirrors. The car that was originally behind me was stopping. The screeching-tires-guy had to have come from the right lane.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,069
Views: 419,327
Posted By k5mitch
On the way home today, riding on the local four...

On the way home today, riding on the local four lane divided highway (two lanes each direction). 55 MPH posted, I was going a cool 60 MPH with the rest of traffic.

A light I was coming up on just...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4,583
Views: 210,505
Posted By k5mitch
:clap:clap I was getting ready to take a...

:clap:clap

I was getting ready to take a picture with the fire department sign in the background. I ride past that old polling place every morning :)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-03-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
I guess I should add that I can get free...

I guess I should add that I can get free admission for anyone that wants to tag along. They charge $35 for a tent, but I'm just gonna set mine up after the sun goes down.

Carolina bbq is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
http://www.alumni.vt.edu/vir/ I'll be...

http://www.alumni.vt.edu/vir/

I'll be Moto-camping at VIR next weekend.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
Nah, I ride an ST. I was stuck in a cage until...

Nah, I ride an ST. I was stuck in a cage until about 12:30
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 30,887
Views: 1,734,032
Posted By k5mitch
I don't have one, but I know how to use one. ...

I don't have one, but I know how to use one. Tuning on your GL will be a bit difficult. You'll want to tune as the bike will be loaded. (E.G., with rider and passenger on board). As you're close...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-19-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
Got held up this morning helping my father with...

Got held up this morning helping my father with his tractor. No Kilmarnock today, still gonna make the growler run though.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
Alright so here's my rough plan for tomorrow. ...

Alright so here's my rough plan for tomorrow.

I need to treat my folks to breakfast, but after I get back from that (maybe 10:30 at the latest?) I'm going to head up to Kilmarnock to get the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,794
Posted By k5mitch
Yeah, I'm riding to acquire some growlers of beer...

Yeah, I'm riding to acquire some growlers of beer and delivering to the bbq. :deal
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11,509
Views: 719,794
Posted By k5mitch
I dunno, but count yourselves lucky. Were it not...

I dunno, but count yourselves lucky. Were it not for my folks wanting me to treat them to breakfast tomorrow, moto-bbq tomorrow afternoon, and fishing on the bay on Sunday, I would have brought some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
If your son happens to be interested in EE, CpE,...

If your son happens to be interested in EE, CpE, or CS, can keep his nose clean, and is interested in doing cleared work for the national security and intelligence community, there's a great group at...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
ODU is what you make of it. I was tossed between...

ODU is what you make of it. I was tossed between ODU and VT. ODU is my father's alma mater. He's a practicing PE and doing very well for himself.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
VT is a great school. I've got three engineering...

VT is a great school. I've got three engineering degrees from them :)


Looks like long moto-ride on Sunday is getting trumped with fishing on the bay. I'd love to have my own boat, but other...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
So it looks like if I do any tagging it will have...

So it looks like if I do any tagging it will have to be Sunday, which will probably eliminate the opportunity to invade the North, unless the MD folks keep in in the same area.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-18-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
I don't see a problem with an object. The HR tag...

I don't see a problem with an object. The HR tag is pretty stagnant, an object may make it interesting (but it would preclude the use of file tags). I don't do file tags, so it really doesn't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-17-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
Anyone up for chasing some tags this weekend? ...

Anyone up for chasing some tags this weekend?

Hampton roads tag is right down the street from me, Williamsburg Tag is in Kilmarnock, and MD tag is just a mere 3 hours from here. A full day of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-16-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20,716
Views: 1,055,973
Posted By k5mitch
What to do this weekend? The wife is out of town...

What to do this weekend? The wife is out of town all weekend :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34,250
Views: 8,398,095
Posted By k5mitch
You know he lives there, right? And if you knew...

You know he lives there, right? And if you knew the geography, there's really only one road to get between a few places.
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