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Forum: The Garage 01-15-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 94,303
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
The most inappropriate tool? I had no sensible...

The most inappropriate tool? I had no sensible way to get distilled water into the battery without making a mess every time or being overly tedious about it. One day I was walking through the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,105
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
I'm not sure what happens at 90 days however it's...

I'm not sure what happens at 90 days however it's a $25 per month late penalty fee. I learned that the hard way last year when I couldn't get back to the state in time. $75 penalty for the motorcycle...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-25-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,577
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
I'm a self employed outdoor photographer, theatre...

I'm a self employed outdoor photographer, theatre techie/photographer, and part time wrench fixing/building whatever people break or need work on. I have no fixed address; I live on the road year...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,370
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Cager blatantly crossed the centerline into my...

Cager blatantly crossed the centerline into my lane on mountain twisties in a short straight section.

There was no way to avoid the setup for the crash that I can think of short of riding at 5mph...
Forum: Racing 11-27-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,272
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
More like he went "oh shit I'm gonna die" then...

More like he went "oh shit I'm gonna die" then ran the wrong way.


Watch the left side of the video. #62's rider got his shoulder bumped by the blue motorcycle rider and damned near got his foot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,673
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
The magical place is outside the three hour...

The magical place is outside the three hour limit.

The three hour limit is defined as being three hours ride time from a city. 3:00:00 is tranquility and minimal stress. 2:59:59.99 and you're back...
Forum: Australia 11-15-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
"Son, you're obviously not going to have...

"Son, you're obviously not going to have registration for that thing so you get to choose: This big box of tickets..or riding lessons for me this weekend."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,465
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
The #1 thing: Not trusting anyone on the road....

The #1 thing: Not trusting anyone on the road. Everyone is considered the enemy even when they prove themselves not to be. So far so good.

Parking lot practice on a regular basis - emergency...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,307
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
You'll never view stopping at a light or stop...

You'll never view stopping at a light or stop sign or in traffic the same way after escaping from a motorcycle sandwich situation. Self disassembling cages at close range make a LOT of scary noises....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,050
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
They can however turn 90 degrees then jump...

They can however turn 90 degrees then jump sideways before you know what's going on.


I was in serious deer country last weekend. Deer were absolutely everywhere in the early evening and I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,880
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Are you getting the ear plugs seated in your ear...

Are you getting the ear plugs seated in your ear canal like they're supposed to be or just in the outer portion of your ear?

If I get them seated wrong, there's a little noise reduction but not a...
Forum: Americas 09-13-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,783
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
You can't pass them up and if you do and they're...

You can't pass them up and if you do and they're within 75 miles of your route, you'll hate yourself.

The NP pass and passport is an insidious combination of stuff to have in your possession. If...
Forum: Americas 09-06-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,783
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
There's a whole bunch of stuff within a day ride...

There's a whole bunch of stuff within a day ride of GCNP depending on which side you're on. Zion, Cedar Breaks, Bryce, Arches, Natural Bridges, Wupatki, Petrified Forest and more.

For a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,253
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Stupidest: Use to ride with nothing more than a...

Stupidest: Use to ride with nothing more than a helmet and gloves. I always knew it wasn't enough however heatstroke in all leather was a guaranteed crash - I didn't know about air mesh at the time....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,346
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
That can probably sometimes happen however it's...

That can probably sometimes happen however it's not always a way to determine is a strike is about to happen. I'm not sure if it's just the type of strike or in general though.

I was about 15...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,866
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
If you come to the USA, be extremely careful at...

If you come to the USA, be extremely careful at the roundabouts that we're getting all over the place. The drivers here haven't figured them out. No stop sign, or a yield sign, means proceed into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,752
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Unless it's night or low/restricted visibility,...

Unless it's night or low/restricted visibility, storms give plenty of warning that they're coming. I can't get around a squall line which means stop and hide. Just about everything else is fairly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,114
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Angular momentum? Ever ride a snowbike? No...

Angular momentum? Ever ride a snowbike? No rotational parts at all and doesn't fall over..but that's a discussion for another thread that's been done several times.

I consistently go feet on pegs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,114
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Wait until you see a duckwalker get his leg too...

Wait until you see a duckwalker get his leg too close to the motorcycle and the peg hits the back of his leg. The one guy I saw was going slow enough to not break his leg but he still ended up on the...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,351
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
The $19.99 you spend on that plus shipping plus...

The $19.99 you spend on that plus shipping plus drill bits is the same exact $19.99 without shipping and without drill bits that you can spend to get a real 0-75ft/lbs 3/8" craftsman beam torque...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-09-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,321
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
When I'm working, I know I have to be at point x...

When I'm working, I know I have to be at point x on a given day. As long as I arrive by load-in time and am rested enough to work, I'm good even if the routing is a squiggly line through 4 out of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-05-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
You've got that right. I went into the...

You've got that right.

I went into the colorado backcountry solo backpacking several years ago with the intent of staying about 15-20 days. I was carrying absolute essentials and lots of freeze...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-27-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 230,619
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Agreed. It's all about how someone wants to live....

Agreed. It's all about how someone wants to live. It's not the needs that are the problem, it's the wants that get in the way of life.

A while back I worked for a company that was bought out by...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-18-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,592
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
It's the opposite direction pedal bikes coming...

It's the opposite direction pedal bikes coming downhill at high speed around the blind corners in the uphill lane on lookout mountain that bother me. There are a few still alive today simply because...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,331
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
The ground doesn't give a damned what you look...

The ground doesn't give a damned what you look like when it slams into you and starts grinding on anything it can possibly get to. Dress accordingly.
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,906
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
I took a piece of black posterboard cut to shape...

I took a piece of black posterboard cut to shape and size then slid it into the small gap between the shell and liner on the sides near the hinge. The posterboard is covered with box tape for...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-16-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,076
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
I've been traveling for over 40 years including...

I've been traveling for over 40 years including long solo backpacking trips into the backcountry of the Rockies. Seen lots of animals including big bear prints outside my tent in the morning on...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,098
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
They're stored the same way I store everything...

They're stored the same way I store everything else in the toolbox since I'm on the road year round and storage is very limited:

Lay he tools out in a sensible order.
Put a 1/4" hardboard sheet...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-06-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 230,619
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
:thumb I've been fulltiming 3+ years in a 27ft...

:thumb I've been fulltiming 3+ years in a 27ft motorhome. Best decision ever and I wouldn't have it any other way. No storage units or excess junk. I literally gave away or tossed most of my...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,644
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Bumblebee's Pennytech Tool Trays

I have well over 600 individual tools - sockets, wrenches, etc that I carry in my motorhome year round. (I'm a fulltimer so I live with limited space and stuff wanting to shift around constantly...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,562
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
There are phillips sockets for ratchets and they...

There are phillips sockets for ratchets and they fit on torque wrenches also.
Forum: Face plant 10-27-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,797
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Yea. Probably. Then again, brainwashing people...

Yea. Probably. Then again, brainwashing people into not wearing gear because it's dangerous is premeditated also.

Seriously though, any new potential friends will be hit with the "do you ride and...
Forum: Face plant 10-27-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,797
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
I went over the bars with my old KBC helmet. It...

I went over the bars with my old KBC helmet. It has 3/8" compression in the impact foam about 4.5 inches in diameter above the left eyebrow. I slid on my face in 4-grit belt sander gravel/dirt. All I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-04-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
You do have the correct map selected in the...

You do have the correct map selected in the little window at the top, correct?
AND you also have the position in the center of the screen on the map within the boundaries of the selected maps,...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
I'm of the opinion that we can detect the danger...

I'm of the opinion that we can detect the danger ahead by noticing something that is detectable..if we knew what to look for which we don't. Something isn't right. What though? No clue but it's not...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Instincts know things that your concious mind...

Instincts know things that your concious mind can't know and can't justify sometimes. When my subconcious starts screaming at me, I listen and do what it says even when, and especially when, there is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,585
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
Are you going to be pushing for full face helmets...

Are you going to be pushing for full face helmets or is a beanie cap with a DOT sticker going to be adequate like other states with helmet laws? IMNSHO based on first hand experience while inside my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,543
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
I'm definitely a Nomad. While it's been the USA,...

I'm definitely a Nomad. While it's been the USA, Canada and Mexico (so far) I've been traveling constantly since I was little. Three years ago I started fulltiming in a motorhome with no fixed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,044,896
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
One from this summer talking to the desk drone...

One from this summer talking to the desk drone while paying a bill:

They(them): "It's summer. Aren't you hot in all that stuff?"
We(me): "It's not too bad and far better than road rash."
They:...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,395
Posted By Bumblebee-TGL
1. It's easier to sit a FF down and net it onto...

1. It's easier to sit a FF down and net it onto the rear of the seat or luggage rack for riding without it than an open face that'll be unstable before the net is secured or taken loose. A strapped...
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