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Forum: Face plant 12-16-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,116
Posted By 2aRover
That sucks.

I know that road well and ride it regularly. Beautiful place.

I'm truly sorry about your friend. What you wrote focused fantastically on how positive this fellow was. Good on you for...
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,825
Posted By 2aRover
I put 53,000 miles on mine from new. I had to...

I put 53,000 miles on mine from new. I had to replace the stator. Somewhere there is a mod called the Voltage Fix, which I also did. The addition of a Datel voltmeter to the console let me keep an...
Forum: Face plant 09-19-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 85,047
Posted By 2aRover
The blood drained from my face just reading this....

The blood drained from my face just reading this. I cannot imagine how you can think straight.

My family will hold yours up to the Lord this night.

Best wishes for you and her. Please keep us...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,207
Posted By 2aRover
Optimus Crux

I have a JetBoil and love it, but my Optimus Crux out performs it, especially in cooler weather. Get the kit with the pot for maximum efficiency.

I've used a JetBoil, Crux, and Asoto...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By 2aRover
Threadkiller. :lol3

Threadkiller. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,026
Posted By 2aRover
If riding posture is optimum, the rider's arms...

If riding posture is optimum, the rider's arms are slightly bent. I just tell trainees to straighten the appropriate arm--that's what we do in the static practices--and it's typically a push...
Forum: Face plant 04-29-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,328
Posted By 2aRover
A Better Answer

Idaho STAR published this about a year ago: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0805f1145159f9da41488fc72&id=b82c54e557

Worth a read.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By 2aRover
I tried to use sweating as a way to wash it from...

I tried to use sweating as a way to wash it from the inside out, but just made it smell bad! :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By 2aRover
Best bet

I throw it in the bathtub, get it soaking wet, then hit it with some Simple Green and a soft bristle brush. Sometimes I'll throw it in the washer afterword, sometimes I'll just rinse it and call it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,507
Posted By 2aRover
Think differently...

Here's what red-flagged me: My girlfriend has shown interest in riding and I want to..."

Hey look, cut me a little slack because all relationships are different. IMHO however, if she's showing...
Forum: Face plant 01-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,527
Posted By 2aRover
Overestimating what they see?

Hi-Viz isn't all that hi viz after dark. Once dusk settles in, it's not much better than gray and you're relying more on the retroreflective components. Riding to Portland one year, I was being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,985
Posted By 2aRover
I think we continually surprise ourselves at how...

I think we continually surprise ourselves at how much fun can be had before the drinking begins.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,985
Posted By 2aRover
Motokat's Undies

:evil

Motokat and I were part of a group riding from Portland to Boise a couple of years ago. We'd stopped for fuel somewhere in central Oregon where she had opened her bags for some reason. She...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8,520
Views: 1,723,772
Posted By 2aRover
A rule that I learned from friends in radio: The...

A rule that I learned from friends in radio: The best off-the-cuff remark is a well-rehearsed off-the-cuff remark. :wink:
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,685
Posted By 2aRover
Man, I have to say, "Thanks for sharing." What...

Man, I have to say, "Thanks for sharing." What you did is one of my intrinsic weaknesses.

I have no self-control and know it, so I've always owned slow vehicles: '64 F250, Series Land...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,672
Posted By 2aRover
Somebody has to sound like there' s a reason not...

Somebody has to sound like there' s a reason not to. Actually, I park on the sidewalk. Just exhaust side in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,660
Posted By 2aRover
The few times I've used insurance (larger damage...

The few times I've used insurance (larger damage than you're describing), the ins. co. has increased my premiums by 1/3 of the payout for the succeeding three years. You get punished even for using...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,672
Posted By 2aRover
Systems Approach

You're trying to be responsibly selfish, but it's difficult for people to think comprehensively even when we work at it.

The first time a six year old who thinks your bike is the coolest thing in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,357
Posted By 2aRover
Won't even be questioned

I took mine in a duffel carry-on a couple of years ago along with my riding jacket and pants. Carried my helmet separately. Wore my Sidi Discoverys. Went right through x-ray and right on my way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 94,128
Posted By 2aRover
Overrated? No. ATGATT is about being prepared...

Overrated? No. ATGATT is about being prepared for what might come along, whether it's hail, heat, or asphalt. Or, yeah, pretty girls watching me strip off my gear. :evil I don't mind being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,131
Posted By 2aRover
Good points, just out of context. The OP...

Good points, just out of context. The OP indicated a blowout as the cause, not careless driving. Careening across three lanes of traffic and tangling with a gravel truck is probably the result of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,131
Posted By 2aRover
Some of ya are a bit harsh. I've been driving...

Some of ya are a bit harsh. I've been driving for 35 years and have never had a blowout. I practice things, though, in my old Land Rover, just as I do on my motorcycle, and hope that I'll do the...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,737
Posted By 2aRover
The blood drained from my face reading this. ...

The blood drained from my face reading this. It's at such times that we realize that we are only stewards of life. Tonight, we hold you up to the Lord.

Entirely sorry for your great loss.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,754
Posted By 2aRover
May not be your friends for long.

If you ride with them, you may become so frustrated that you eventually blow them off. I agree with your points of view, by the way.

I occasionally ride to lunch with some of the lab guys, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,093
Posted By 2aRover
A target suggestion

I agree with the concept of a target, but try placing your tripod in the center of the circle rather than a cone or tennis ball on the ground. If you need a tennis ball for contrast, place it on top...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,637
Posted By 2aRover
I'm glad the author put in the debrief because it...

I'm glad the author put in the debrief because it brings into stark relief what instructors and safety pariahs teach, but rarely do. I, along with three other adults, became Wilderness First Aid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,207
Posted By 2aRover
Neat

I think it's a neat trick. I have a tendency to so entirely focus on a primary hazard and proper avoidance of it that I lose sight of other possible hazards, or just my overall situation. Truly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8,520
Views: 1,723,772
Posted By 2aRover
Can we include stupid things we say to others?

My boss was in town from Canada a couple of years ago, and I was touring him around the Boise foothills below Bogus Basin in my Series 2a Land Rover. He thought I was showing him around; I thought I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,094
Posted By 2aRover
Self Defense

I think this is where you are now. You're not powerless, though, and here are some thoughts. You'll have to work out some logistics, but they're manageable.

First, you can't ride with him. It's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By 2aRover
Depends.

My insurance company came out and photographed my truck to validate pre-existing damage. If yours is going to do that, wait until it's finished so everything is covered.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By 2aRover
Don't stop at once.

:clap

I've taken it three times over the last few years, and dragged my pegs, boots, and the instructors' expectations that I'll eventually learn how to ride. Not giving them the satisfaction...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By 2aRover
Knee armor removal?

You might rethink not ripping the knee wide open. I pavement tested my airglide overpants a couple of years ago--the left knee to be precise--and the pavement ground right through the Cordura and...
Forum: Face plant 06-03-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,974
Posted By 2aRover
Swerve then brake is actually...

Swerve then brake is actually Swerve--Straighten--Brake. Straighten is the transition wherein the bike is returning to the stable upright position required for maximum effort braking. Some thoughts...
Forum: Face plant 04-20-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By 2aRover
On the Edge makes a good point. I fell over in a...

On the Edge makes a good point. I fell over in a nearly identical set of circumstances several years ago on my--wait for it--05 Triumph Tiger (yours isn't silver is it, because this could be a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8,520
Views: 1,723,772
Posted By 2aRover
My dirt bike is an old Land Rover. A couple of...

My dirt bike is an old Land Rover. A couple of years ago I took an out-of-town colleague on a drive into the mountains above the city. On the way down, we met a couple of teen boys on dirt bikes. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8,520
Views: 1,723,772
Posted By 2aRover
More fun than the gas station.

I met a few colleagues at a local BBQ joint for dinner last night. I rode, so arrived in full moonshot regalia. The hostess seated the two of us who were on time. While we were waiting, she took...
Forum: Face plant 05-28-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,352
Posted By 2aRover
Idaho fails only if the drop occurs during the...

Idaho fails only if the drop occurs during the skill evaluation, and then only if it occurs in the exercise itself. For example, drop in the run-up to the offset weave, and you're okay. Drop once...
Forum: Beasts 02-12-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By 2aRover
Motolights

Motolights are expensive, but stylish, and you can get them with 35-watt elements. A set of 35's are plenty, and won't kill your electrics.
Forum: Face plant 02-11-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,655
Posted By 2aRover
It's a matter of options. In gear provides the...

It's a matter of options. In gear provides the ready options of remaining in position in an emergency, or moving. In neutral provides only one. If the clutch is dumped when a rider leaves the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,756
Posted By 2aRover
I've read every post and, resultantly, re-learned...

I've read every post and, resultantly, re-learned some things. These threads are lifesavers. Here are my ideas:

1) Practice scanning and predicting in your car; it's a safer personal environment,...
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