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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 576,073
I don't know about where you live, but here in...

I don't know about where you live, but here in Florida, drivers like to race toward a stop sign and slam on the brakes at the last possible moment. So when I'm riding, watching them approach the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
That's exactly what I did last week, except I...

That's exactly what I did last week, except I wear Hoka One Ones instead of Asics.
Forum: Americas 05-20-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
You'll be better off if you plan an itinerary and...

You'll be better off if you plan an itinerary and reserve sites. That said, it's awfully late to find camping spots for Memorial Day weekend. There aren't many places to gypsy camp along the Parkway....
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7,300
Views: 2,987,771
Darn! I was hoping that you would say that your...

Darn! I was hoping that you would say that your dual-tent setup was to relax after a hard day of riding that left you "two tents" to sleep otherwise.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7,300
Views: 2,987,771
mbikeboy, what do you carry water in? Do you take...

mbikeboy, what do you carry water in? Do you take any drinking water on the bike, for refreshment at stops? What about water at camp?
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7,300
Views: 2,987,771
Braggart.

Braggart.
Forum: Americas 03-25-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
I've had good luck, too. I tend to ride about 55...

I've had good luck, too. I tend to ride about 55 for much of the route, so a bit slower than you. Never had an issue with law enforcement. I tend to take it easy along the stretches of BRP where you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,121
When I first started riding, in 2009, I...

When I first started riding, in 2009, I frequented the EX-500 message board. A member posted the story of his crash. He was at a party, a pretty girl wanted a ride, he had a crush on her, they went...
Forum: Americas 03-22-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,965
It's an aggressive plan, timewise. You won't have...

It's an aggressive plan, timewise. You won't have much time to ride anything but the Parkway itself. There are many superlative roads off the Parkway toward the southern end.

I've ridden the...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-20-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 96,314
I was going to college there when they built that...

I was going to college there when they built that plant. I remember reading articles about aseptic packaging and wondering what the hell they were talking about. In the 80s, the notion of storing...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
I'll bet you can, Sfcootz! I visited a friend in...

I'll bet you can, Sfcootz! I visited a friend in Mill Valley a few years ago, and on our drive back to his house from Stinson Beach...

Well, put it this way: Nine or 10 months later, I took the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
Ha ha ha! That reminds me of a riposte that I...

Ha ha ha! That reminds me of a riposte that I read on this site, and I finally got to use it a few months ago. It went like this:

I walk into the office, holding my dripping helmet because it's...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-09-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,360
Where I live (South Florida), scooter riders...

Where I live (South Florida), scooter riders don't seem to have found their way to scooters through motorcycles. The evidence: They don't wave back. My hunch is that they're not unfriendly; they just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
His name is Buster Cherry.

His name is Buster Cherry.
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Prop up the front, grab the forks and shake them...

Prop up the front, grab the forks and shake them hard in all directions. Feel for looseness. Then carefully turn the wheel right to left, lock to lock, feeling for any stickiness, as if the ball...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
"You'll be careful riding that, OK?" the woman...

"You'll be careful riding that, OK?" the woman asked as she got into her car at the supermarket last night, just as the Super Bowl was starting. She told me she works with the woman whose husband...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
Yep. My version of that (in rare instances of...

Yep. My version of that (in rare instances of cold weather): When someone asks, "Aren't you cold?" I simply reply:

"Nope."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! The proper...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

The proper reply: Spread your arms and gaze at the glory that is your bike and say, "Look at this thing!"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 88,745
Nah, they are bikers. But they're not riders.

Nah, they are bikers. But they're not riders.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,771
What a wonderful way of putting it.

What a wonderful way of putting it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
Yeah. C'mon ... what type of person wouldn't...

Yeah. C'mon ... what type of person wouldn't laugh at that question and reply, "So, where are you from?"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,771
My daily commute takes me through three...

My daily commute takes me through three roundabouts. Wheeeeeeee!

These are fed by boulevards with two lanes in each direction. So the roundabouts have two lanes. You could describe them as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,771
Aaaaaaaaargh! This is the law. The law, folks!...

Aaaaaaaaargh! This is the law. The law, folks! Turn into the nearest lane. We were taught in driver's ed. Yet only 1 in 100 people follow this law.

Yesterday I waited to turn left onto a two-lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
To which I would proudly reply, "Nope! Sold it!...

To which I would proudly reply, "Nope! Sold it! But my wife has a minivan."
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,232
On the left fork. Lends a nice perspective, and...

On the left fork. Lends a nice perspective, and believe it or not, that location is less shaky than the windscreen. In fact, it's quite smooth.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 32,337
Thank you, whoever quoted catweasel. I have...

Thank you, whoever quoted catweasel. I have catweasel on my ignore list, so that's the only way I could have seen his post.

Maliciousness isn't only an American phenomenon. Thirty years ago, a...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,857
The OP plans to go wild camping and trail riding,...

The OP plans to go wild camping and trail riding, which are more conducive to hammock camping than what I do. I stick to campgrounds. On my last trip, in October, I tent camped as always, but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
If I understand that question correctly, I don't...

If I understand that question correctly, I don't think it's stupid. I have only a faint idea why off-road bikes use spoked wheels. What's stupid about asking why?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
Awww ... yes, that's the store I was talking...

Awww ... yes, that's the store I was talking about.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
Were you in Franklin, or were you at that corner...

Were you in Franklin, or were you at that corner gas station/convenience store at the turnoff to Wayah Road? Just curious ... I always stop at that store on the way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
I'm the same way -- almost. I cherish my Kawasaki...

I'm the same way -- almost. I cherish my Kawasaki pint glass.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-17-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,174
I liked it, especially the Doug Henry and the...

I liked it, especially the Doug Henry and the African doctor sections. The movie reminded me of Step Into Liquid.

Mickey Rourke almost seemed human.

When I got there, I was the only person in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
"So, what's your opinion on ATGATT?" Ha ha!...

"So, what's your opinion on ATGATT?"

Ha ha! Well, I do wear ATGATT, but my attitude is, "I'll survive if I crash," and not, "I'll make sure I'll kill the guy in the car so I can survive the crash...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
Ha ha! Exactly! The funny thing is: People...

Ha ha! Exactly! The funny thing is: People already know that they're bad drivers. Whenever someone says they want an SUV because they're safer in accidents, I think to myself, "Why don't you pay...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
The closest supermarket has a regular parking...

The closest supermarket has a regular parking lot, but also has parallel parking in front. Each space is denoted by a white line painted on the street. The parking spots are very long -- not like the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
What kind of idiot uses synthetic oil, when you...

What kind of idiot uses synthetic oil, when you have to change it every 3,000 miles? However, synthetic oil is great for lubricating the chain. You have to re-lube the chain only once every 10,000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 576,073
Where I live, the drivers were batshit insane...

Where I live, the drivers were batshit insane during the first two weekday evenings after the time change. Did anyone else notice this?

I seldom have problems with people pulling out in front of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3,820
Views: 576,073
This happens all the time to people on bicycles....

This happens all the time to people on bicycles. When I ride a bicycle, I follow the traffic laws. That confuses the hell out of drivers. Suddenly, drivers want to repeal the laws of right-of-way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10,443
Views: 2,238,436
Yes, exactly. I have asked, "How do you like your...

Yes, exactly. I have asked, "How do you like your bike?" plenty of times. Usually I'm wearing a Roadcrafter, so the context is obvious. And when people ask me how I like my Versys, I can tell if they...
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