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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 04:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,508
Posted By Wraith Rider
Still it's your fault if you completely rely on...

Still it's your fault if you completely rely on another one doing what you assume him to do, without a plan B, despite knowing that many don't do it.
No matter if in a group or not.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,508
Posted By Wraith Rider
Most probably your problem in this case would be,...

Most probably your problem in this case would be, that you didn't keep an appropriate distance and didn't look far enough in front of you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By Wraith Rider
The wider the bars, the less force is needed to...

The wider the bars, the less force is needed to turn them, but the further you have to move them.
That explains why there are wide bars needed offroad, because some obstacle hitting your front wheel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,508
Posted By Wraith Rider
If different speeds and having to adjust your...

If different speeds and having to adjust your riding style in a group is a problem, a danger to you, that just means you are not as good as a rider as you think.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
Having no room for roundabouts because of stupid...

Having no room for roundabouts because of stupid city design despite of having rebuild the city not long ago, is one thing. Using the silliest thinkable "alternative" (four way stop) is a completely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,508
Posted By Wraith Rider
Most fears about group rides are exactly that,...

Most fears about group rides are exactly that, irrational fears.
If I'm not in a group, I have drivers of unknown skill level around me all the time. Why should it worry me in a group. There is also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
Since you most probably aren't traveling at or...

Since you most probably aren't traveling at or near light speed, you can look in all directions without stopping. Great thing, you should try it.

When there's not enough room for a roundabout and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
So... being a laughing maniac isn't strange, but...

So... being a laughing maniac isn't strange, but having a bit harmless fun is not only strange but reserved for idiots?
Wow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
So you are laughing about having a few hundred...

So you are laughing about having a few hundred metres of empty road in front of you but having to stay behind more than a dozen vehicles left to you? Sounds stupid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,040
Posted By Wraith Rider
I always wanted to, but the more I hear about it,...

I always wanted to, but the more I hear about it, the less appealing it sounds to me. (Well... about maybe 15 years ago on a small dual sport on a flat dirt track for kids.) So no.



What I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
Crashes are the more reliable indicator than...

Crashes are the more reliable indicator than fatalities.



Traffic density is another important factor.



It's not the speed that kills, it's instantly becoming stationary.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,040
Posted By Wraith Rider
I don't know roller derbys, but when I'm on a...

I don't know roller derbys, but when I'm on a track I consider it a track day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,040
Posted By Wraith Rider
Having had a track evening yesterday on a GoKart...

Having had a track evening yesterday on a GoKart track, company financed, I must say it's very great fun. But considering the amount of bumping in close infights with my co-workers that was necessary...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Wraith Rider
? Worked well for me, two decades ago.

?

Worked well for me, two decades ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
Who knows? Most of the world doesn't use the...

Who knows? Most of the world doesn't use the safest type of road (unlimited German Autobahn) either.
At least, some use the superior countdown traffic lights, so there is still hope.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
Go have a look at accident statistics. And while...

Go have a look at accident statistics. And while you're at it, go have a look at the achieved average speeds. We win.
The other traffic is stopped long before your yellow lights up. Most of us know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,040
Posted By Wraith Rider
If the other one was oncoming or going in the...

If the other one was oncoming or going in the same general direction as I before he drove me from the road... in the end he still crashed me. And according to track day reports that happens more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,040
Posted By Wraith Rider
Sure... shit doesn't happen on the track... dream...

Sure... shit doesn't happen on the track... dream on...

As I said, if you're in an area/time with many animals, slow down. Going to a place with less animals is nothing else than going to a track...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
That's the fornicating reason of the yellow light...

That's the fornicating reason of the yellow light prior to green! "Folks get ready, don't waste time!"
All directions go red, then one direction goes yellow, then green. There's always an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
I think it would be hard to wait for the next...

I think it would be hard to wait for the next color while you pass the traffic light, so to me it makes very much sense - no matter if you already are stationary or not.



Red or green. But...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,040
Posted By Wraith Rider
According to what I was told about track days,...

According to what I was told about track days, that happens much more often there than on public roads. I myself encountered folks using my lane more often on regular roads than at the squid spots,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
It never came to my mind that "wait" could mean...

It never came to my mind that "wait" could mean "go on at the same speed until it's too late". I allways thought "wait" meant "wait" as in "don't move through". Like a door guard saying "wait" when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
The owners and near inhabitants of the parking...

The owners and near inhabitants of the parking lots tend to not like that.
And luckily, thanks to the TÜV, we don't have so much of that grease problem. (And if, what would threshold braking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,040
Posted By Wraith Rider
That's what I said: I don't have the possibility...

That's what I said: I don't have the possibility to compare apples to apples. One track is so far away I have to count in sleeping costs.
The other track is open to public every monday from 6pm to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
Allways take a look in the mirror before...

Allways take a look in the mirror before practicing braking or stopping at a stop sign, yellow traffic light or right turn green metal sheet arrow at a traffic light (dunno if you know these, they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By Wraith Rider
Breath through the nose, not the mouth.

Breath through the nose, not the mouth.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,485
Posted By Wraith Rider
Snow is like offroad. While on pavement weight...

Snow is like offroad. While on pavement weight normally doesn't matter, on snow it really becomes a problem. In addition the boxer engine is the opposite of smooth.

On the other side you yourself...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
Well... I agree that it's sometimes not wise to...

Well... I agree that it's sometimes not wise to obey the law, but still the law says you have to stop.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,040
Posted By Wraith Rider
On a monday evening, after getting up at 5am and...

On a monday evening, after getting up at 5am and coming back home at 4pm in the best case, I consider my shower to be far away.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,040
Posted By Wraith Rider
Actually it's your problem if you have a problem...

Actually it's your problem if you have a problem with the fact that I don't restrict myself to race tracks. I did not create the bad track situation and for me it's easy to not have a problem with it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,040
Posted By Wraith Rider
Problem is, they are rare, far away and...

Problem is, they are rare, far away and expensive. And in opposite to just feel the speed while commuting or on holiday trips, you have to invest a huge amount of extra time.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,212
Posted By Wraith Rider
I'm not responsible for your halucinations.

I'm not responsible for your halucinations.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
As always I assume what makes the world a more...

As always I assume what makes the world a more shiny place. That means: I assume that most are matured enough that they can accept a different opinion without senseless flaming.
Obviously there are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
If it makes you happy... But think about it how...

If it makes you happy... But think about it how stupid it is to ignore other people on a discussion site.



I'll never understand why so many people have such a problem with slow elderly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
If Pecha can't stand differing opinions... It...

If Pecha can't stand differing opinions... It seemed most guys here were alright with that, but he lacks a bit in self control.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
As stupid as it is to fail to see the one in...

As stupid as it is to fail to see the one in front of you decelerating and burry your stupid ass into the vehicle in front of you. As stupid as it is to not see the something without the one in front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,741
Posted By Wraith Rider
Then your self-perception is pretty messed up.

Then your self-perception is pretty messed up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
Did I say there were advantages? No, I said it's...

Did I say there were advantages? No, I said it's not that much a problem, because it's rare that something happens in front of the vehicle in front of me I can't see, so most of the time I know it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,741
Posted By Wraith Rider
First you would have to explain to me how you...

First you would have to explain to me how you relate the weight of a bike to feeling fast. That sounds like a pretty weird concept.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,042
Posted By Wraith Rider
1. Too bright, too high front lights behind me in...

1. Too bright, too high front lights behind me in the dark. That's the only thing that really annoys me. I even covered my mirrors once...

2. Bitching about other's driving habbits.


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