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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 428,510
Posted By pretbek
This is worth repeating, that it is. If...

This is worth repeating, that it is.

If you want to be seen, run fork lights to make a "triangle of light".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 924
Posted By pretbek
I much prefer expanding foam ear plugs than...

I much prefer expanding foam ear plugs than wax-based fit ear plugs. When the wax based plugs lose adhesion with the ear canal wall or shift position, you can lose much of the noise attenuation....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,497
Posted By pretbek
See? Hitchhiker's Guide TTG was right!

See? Hitchhiker's Guide TTG was right!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By pretbek
Second-hand account: I heard from a friend who...

Second-hand account:
I heard from a friend who was touring with 2 others that they had to call AMA to tow a stranded bike, and they wouldn't even come out. The group ended up paying $300 for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34,504
Views: 8,495,472
Posted By pretbek
I tried both, and I agree.

I tried both, and I agree.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34,504
Views: 8,495,472
Posted By pretbek
Pardon my ignorance, but how do you "miss the...

Pardon my ignorance, but how do you "miss the road"? :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By pretbek
I just checked OP's other thread, "recommend a...

I just checked OP's other thread, "recommend a motorcycle"; it actually is 1800 miles since last riding a vintage Kawasaki 350cc 40 years ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,114
Posted By pretbek
It sounds like your uneasiness is with how you...

It sounds like your uneasiness is with how you feel in traffic, not related to which bike you at on. Your 1800 lifetime miles counts as hardly any riding experience at all.
Give it time, ride more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 428,510
Posted By pretbek
Nah, I'm pretty sure all this falls under the...

Nah, I'm pretty sure all this falls under the "fun" part of commuting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,733
Posted By pretbek
Agreed. Although I would really like to see that...

Agreed. Although I would really like to see that switch delayed on all cruisers.
That would probably eliminate the "had to lay 'er down" myth in 5 years, due to only-rear-brakers not being able to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 428,510
Posted By pretbek
That thought process would be funny, if only you...

That thought process would be funny, if only you were kidding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,199
Posted By pretbek
Five syllables here Here seven more syllables ...

Five syllables here
Here seven more syllables
Are you happy now?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,283
Posted By pretbek
It's the stuff that comes down when the angels...

It's the stuff that comes down when the angels look down on their eponymous city and cry.
Also, it's the stuff that makes SoCalians search for 5 minutes figuring out how to turn on their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,402
Posted By pretbek
My agent assured me that the options clause is...

My agent assured me that the options clause is only for parts that are actually bolted to the bike. I asked twice. :D
Can we have your people talk to my people?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 17,523
Posted By pretbek
There seems to be a big difference in willingness...

There seems to be a big difference in willingness to move over and accommodate a pass from the opposite direction -already initiated or not- between Americans and non-Americans (Urp and Down Under)....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,402
Posted By pretbek
Is your gear (helmet, jacket) covered by insurance?

I just discovered that my insurance policy (Allstate) won't cover my helmet, jacket, etc. in a crash. The agent suggested that I get insurance from the place I buy my helmet. I told the doofus that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,854
Posted By pretbek
Look at you guys going all Reddit on this...

Look at you guys going all Reddit on this company. Was it such an atrocious misdeed that it warrants this kind of action?

I think you guys should just pull a Dakez, move around and move on,...
Forum: Racing 10-05-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,333
Views: 168,457
Posted By pretbek
Agreed. That's what I loved about Australian...

Agreed. That's what I loved about Australian touring car racing many years ago (ummm, 20?) with BMW against Holden, light and nimble against hugely powerful.

I hope Bianchi will pull through. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,407
Posted By pretbek
Clever. Good CYA move in case you do end up...

Clever. Good CYA move in case you do end up paying for someone else's parking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34,504
Views: 8,495,472
Posted By pretbek
You are clearly not bad ass enough. If I have to...

You are clearly not bad ass enough. If I have to explain it to you, you wouldn't get it anyway.
And of course you can lay 'er down to avoid a crash, maybe after you whip that same car?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 17,523
Posted By pretbek
JohnCW, you are skinnier than I thought... ...

JohnCW, you are skinnier than I thought...

http://cdn2.thegloss.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/someone_is_wrong_on_the_internet1.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 428,510
Posted By pretbek
We call those drive/ride instructor in the...

We call those drive/ride instructor in the Colonies. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,054
Posted By pretbek
He's doing it right. All I'm missing is him...

He's doing it right. All I'm missing is him tossing old spark plugs and marbles at cars, loud pipes, and a middle finger regularly extended to other road users.
Safety third, people!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,912
Posted By pretbek
The "yer gonna die!" attitude is most often...

The "yer gonna die!" attitude is most often genuine concern rooted in ignorance and grotesque stereotypes. The same people will speak in ridiculous absolutes like "going into the city (pick a big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 17,523
Posted By pretbek
You're supposed to not quote him. A big bunch...

You're supposed to not quote him.
A big bunch of people have him on ignore and don't want to see his stuff anymore.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 34,504
Views: 8,495,472
Posted By pretbek
If they didn't put the engine there, it would...

If they didn't put the engine there, it would never have been called an "ass-engined nazi slot car"! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 34,504
Views: 8,495,472
Posted By pretbek
I don't even have a porsche.

I don't even have a porsche.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,868
Posted By pretbek
Is that why the chaps are assless? To be ahead of...

Is that why the chaps are assless? To be ahead of the game?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,445
Posted By pretbek
Sorry...

Sorry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34,504
Views: 8,495,472
Posted By pretbek
How tall was Gaston Rahier, and how tall was his...

How tall was Gaston Rahier, and how tall was his bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,942
Posted By pretbek
So did we boost her Youtube revenue by all those...

So did we boost her Youtube revenue by all those views or not? I don't remember.

What I do remember is thinking that while we all burst out laughing at her "instructional" videos, there are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,445
Posted By pretbek
What is the trouble, Wraith? Is your petty and...

What is the trouble, Wraith? Is your petty and irrelevant nit-pick not getting the heated argument that you were hoping for?

81forest, I love that gif. Is it from Firefly, or Castle or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9,574
Views: 1,931,399
Posted By pretbek
Here is a comparison of 4 phase change cooling...

Here is a comparison of 4 phase change cooling vests from different companies, from 2011:

http://www.activemsers.org/gear/testcoolingvests.html

They liked the Glacier Tek cooling vest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9,574
Views: 1,931,399
Posted By pretbek
Look at phase change cooling vests. Not cheap, ...

Look at phase change cooling vests. Not cheap, but much better than using freezer packs!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,408
Posted By pretbek
Indiana Lane Splitting petition

The old saw- it conflicts with the ever popular mefirstfuckyou mindset.[/QUOTE]


Ah, the always tricky double negation.
Did you notice that Gingerbeard says "it just seems logical or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,907
Posted By pretbek
Yeah. You go with awkward feelings and a lot...

Yeah.
You go with awkward feelings and a lot of deductions based on what you think you understand after a lot of awesome googling.
I will go with dynamics.

Anyway:

Save the riding skill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,868
Posted By pretbek
I remember that, and I also remember that the...

I remember that, and I also remember that the rider was dicking around with the whip, figuring out that he can't operate the throttle when he is holding the whip.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,907
Posted By pretbek
Oh stop it. Everyone knows physics and mechanics...

Oh stop it. Everyone knows physics and mechanics stop working under 5 mph. Or 7 mph. Or some other random number chosen by someone's seat of the pants "feel".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,868
Posted By pretbek
To give the lever at least some use during the...

To give the lever at least some use during the lifetime of the bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,408
Posted By pretbek
Yes, yes they are. There are childishly...

Yes, yes they are.

There are childishly obvious reasons to motorcycles not waiting in traffic, which I can elaborate on if you need me to.
What reason(s?) can you name that motorcyclists should...
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