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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-24-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6,850
Views: 415,463
Posted By rdsmith3
Prayers for a quick and complete recovery.

Prayers for a quick and complete recovery.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,751
Posted By rdsmith3
Here is an example of the crazy stuff I see in NJ...

Here is an example of the crazy stuff I see in NJ on I-80 every day. This truck has a large piece of gray metal sticking out the back with a white rag tied to it. It is a cloudy/rainy day, so gray...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,751
Posted By rdsmith3
In the comments I originally posted, the...

In the comments I originally posted, the reference was to traffic on I-80 in NJ. There are no traffic lights on this interstate highway. It is just hideous stop-and-go traffic. A car driver is not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,751
Posted By rdsmith3
Where in NJ? There will be a bit of adjustment...

Where in NJ? There will be a bit of adjustment required. Just a bit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,751
Posted By rdsmith3
I agree, also. I had this discussion with my...

I agree, also.

I had this discussion with my wife and kids recently, when we saw someone lane splitting. They asked me if I had ever done it. I said that there were times when I had, but it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,751
Posted By rdsmith3
Even if lane splitting is illegal in NJ, I assume...

Even if lane splitting is illegal in NJ, I assume that intentionally blocking someone from doing it is also illegal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,751
Posted By rdsmith3
The same guy who said he drives on Rt 80 every...

The same guy who said he drives on Rt 80 every single day and always sees lane splitting also commented last year that he rides the train every day:

relwofmf...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,751
Posted By rdsmith3
If it is on Rt. 80 during rush hour, traffic is...

If it is on Rt. 80 during rush hour, traffic is often stopped. It is a horrible road.

I am on Rt. 80 every day, and I do not see lane splitting that often. In fact, I rarely see it. When it does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,751
Posted By rdsmith3
Lane-splitting in NJ -- hostile drivers block motorcycles

I was reading this story in the local paper about an accident caused by a 17 year old turning left in front of a motorcyclist...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,253
Posted By rdsmith3
Whatever DSLR you buy, you are really investing...

Whatever DSLR you buy, you are really investing in a lens system. The camera body will be outdated in a few years, but you can still use your lenses. Canon and Nikon have a great selection of...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By rdsmith3
Amazon has Plexus for $17.80 ...

Amazon has Plexus for $17.80

http://www.amazon.com/PLEXUS-PLASTC-CLEAN-13-20214/dp/B000WJYXX4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307040567&sr=8-1

You can get ProtectAll at Wal-Mart for much cheaper, and...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By rdsmith3
I've thought about that. However, 1) we've seen...

I've thought about that. However, 1) we've seen an increase in red foxes and, 2) I saw a red-tailed hawk carry one of those little chipmunks out of my back yard, so I would not want to inadvertently...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By rdsmith3
Also, the substitute chipmunk toy works for a...

Also, the substitute chipmunk toy works for a little while, then she loses interest.

http://rdsmith3.smugmug.com/photos/135013859_59cre-L.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By rdsmith3
I found these at Home Depot and I'm trying them...

I found these at Home Depot and I'm trying them for now. We have a lot of oak trees that are currently shedding those dangly things that oak trees have, so I had to unclog several downspouts. On...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By rdsmith3
Those things are fast. Last week she chewed the...

Those things are fast. Last week she chewed the end of the downspout closed, and a chipmunk was caught for several days until I noticed. When I uncrimped it, a nearly dead chipmunk fell out.
...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By rdsmith3
That looks like it could work. What do they call...

That looks like it could work. What do they call them?
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By rdsmith3
The chipmunks are climbing up from the ground end...

The chipmunks are climbing up from the ground end of the downspout.
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By rdsmith3
Here's a pic of the offender ...

Here's a pic of the offender

http://rdsmith3.smugmug.com/photos/785637623_9Fpyg-L.jpg
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,684
Posted By rdsmith3
Need creative ideas for gutter problem

Actually, it's the downspouts.

We have lots of chipmunks. We also have an 87 lb Boxer who loves to chase chipmunks. Chipmunks run up downspouts to escape. Dog "boxes" and chews downspouts,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-25-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,850
Views: 415,463
Posted By rdsmith3
I use Progressive, and I pay less than $200/year...

I use Progressive, and I pay less than $200/year for a 2002 BMW R1150R.
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,450
Posted By rdsmith3
Not a garage ... but we had our finished basement...

Not a garage ... but we had our finished basement floor professionally done. The contractor ground the concrete. He said that works much better than acid etching. It came out nice.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6,850
Views: 415,463
Posted By rdsmith3
Well not far from there is Girard Ave and other...

Well not far from there is Girard Ave and other areas that are not so nice. The boathouse row/art museum area is my favorite part of Philly.

The Kelly's were sort of like the Philadelphia version...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6,850
Views: 415,463
Posted By rdsmith3
Nice pictures of a beautiful area. I lived near...

Nice pictures of a beautiful area. I lived near there for a while, and I also rowed in high school. John Kelly was a bricklayer who became successful in a sport that was, at the time, very elitist....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,850
Views: 415,463
Posted By rdsmith3
My only riding these days is commuting to work,...

My only riding these days is commuting to work, but I rode three times this week, which is nice. Yesterday and today were very nice days to ride.

Otherwise, life is good.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,850
Views: 415,463
Posted By rdsmith3
I used to live in Philly, and I used to row. I...

I used to live in Philly, and I used to row. I saw some incredibly horrible head-on collisions on Kelly Drive (nee East River Drive).
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By rdsmith3
Now our 2003 GMC Yukon XL will lose electrical...

Now our 2003 GMC Yukon XL will lose electrical (dashboard, etc.) when we go over a bump or pothole. Weird.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,883
Posted By rdsmith3
Where in NYC do they have 300' driveways?

Where in NYC do they have 300' driveways?
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By rdsmith3
I have a 2003 GMC Yukon XL that has a variety of...

I have a 2003 GMC Yukon XL that has a variety of intermittent electrical gremlins. It is overall a good vehicle, but GM may have some issues with electronics.

Sometimes the outside temp display in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,952
Posted By rdsmith3
In NJ, they care more about how many square...

In NJ, they care more about how many square inches of reflective material are on your helmet. They check lights, horn, turn signals. That is about it.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By rdsmith3
Now it is $94.58 on Amazon. The other day it was...

Now it is $94.58 on Amazon. The other day it was around $96.
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,677
Posted By rdsmith3
My GMC Yukon has a remote jump terminal, too.

My GMC Yukon has a remote jump terminal, too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,133
Posted By rdsmith3
My rescue story, from two years ago, told by the...

My rescue story, from two years ago, told by the rescuee.

http://r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14913
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,133
Posted By rdsmith3
FWIW, my little yellow light is not to be...

FWIW, my little yellow light is not to be trusted. It behaves erratically.

I reset the trip odometer every time I get gas.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,133
Posted By rdsmith3
I have stopped on an interstate to help a fellow...

I have stopped on an interstate to help a fellow rider who ran out of gas, but I usually do not see the person in time to stop, or it is not safe to stop.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,573
Posted By rdsmith3
I wear one for commuting in lovely northern NJ...

I wear one for commuting in lovely northern NJ traffic.

Some people have said I look like a cop.
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,159
Posted By rdsmith3
I'll try that test. A contractor did the...

I'll try that test.

A contractor did the sump.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,635
Posted By rdsmith3
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=32...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326450

Lots of feedback on it
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By rdsmith3
It has Ohlins?! Nice!

It has Ohlins?! Nice!
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,159
Posted By rdsmith3
Why do you say that moisture comes up through the...

Why do you say that moisture comes up through the slab?

The house is 25 years old. How would I know if they installed a vapor barrier?
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,159
Posted By rdsmith3
Moisture does not come up through the slab. ...

Moisture does not come up through the slab.

It takes a perfect storm for flooding to happen. It is not entirely clear what causes it, because we have survived some significant storms without a...
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