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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,768
Posted By D R
Attempting to enter the Interstate behind a timid...

Attempting to enter the Interstate behind a timid driver who is still 30+ mph below the speed of traffic flow when they reach the end of the merge lane and actually move left into the Interstate....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
Depending on commuter traffic you're riding in,...

Depending on commuter traffic you're riding in, it could very well be a duel.

:evil
Forum: Face plant 05-11-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,402
Posted By D R
If you haven't done so, you should be checked out...

If you haven't done so, you should be checked out medically. Just because you feel fine now doesn't mean something won't come back to haunt you later.

After completing 20 years in the military, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,890
Posted By D R
:scratch

:scratch
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
Seeing your picture and how the door is obviously...

Seeing your picture and how the door is obviously so much wider that the car, and hearing how they kept trying for 10 minutes reminds me of this from the Simpsons:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
On the way home yesterday, while travelling along...

On the way home yesterday, while travelling along the interstate, I had moved to the left lane to pass slower traffic in the middle lane. As I rounded a curve, I noticed flashing blue lights ahead,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,891
Posted By D R
I have to agree with this one. The 800 GS may be...

I have to agree with this one. The 800 GS may be a little small, given your size and plans to ride two up. As your daughter gets older, you will quickly outgrow the 800 GS.

If BMW is a brand you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,989
Posted By D R
" I don't care who you are, that's funny right...

" I don't care who you are, that's funny right there. "
--- Larry the Cable Guy ---

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
If they waited 2 or 3 seconds to honk their horn,...

If they waited 2 or 3 seconds to honk their horn, they must have been on their cell phone and not paying attention.

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,190
Posted By D R
http://www.news9.com/story/28778357/police-say-14-...

http://www.news9.com/story/28778357/police-say-14-motorcycles-involved-in-fatal-crash-near-comanche

Deceased - 1
Transported to hospital - 7
Number of motorcycles hit - 5
Number of motorcycles...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By D R
I carry my camera bag, with all my camera gear,...

I carry my camera bag, with all my camera gear, in my right side case. The reason for right side versus left side is when stopped, the right side is more easily accessible.

My camera gear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 20,645
Posted By D R
....don't know about you reality, but my reality...

....don't know about you reality, but my reality includes humor.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 20,645
Posted By D R
Wouldn't you consider being "robbed" by a man...

Wouldn't you consider being "robbed" by a man with a gun, an "emergency"?

:hide
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,607
Posted By D R
^^^ This... ...license plate and the...

^^^

This...


...license plate and the evidence of the assault are all on video.....

....just saying....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,858
Posted By D R
Saying that to your son would probably result in...

Saying that to your son would probably result in the same reaction as in the movie A Christmas Story....

"...you'll put your eye out kid!"

</wisdom>
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,240,578
Posted By D R
Only two people make an individual effort to stop...

Only two people make an individual effort to stop him and NO ONE jumps in to assist? :huh

There were plenty of opportunities to have bum rushed him from behind and taken him down.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
To a couple of my fellow commuters on the...

To a couple of my fellow commuters on the Interstate today:

It is not illegal to pass a funeral procession, which is travelling in the center lane of the Interstate.
Forum: Upcoming 03-03-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 20,761
Posted By D R
Fixed it for you…....

Fixed it for you…. (http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/05/most-reliable-motorcycles/index.htm)<o:p></o:p>
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,680
Posted By D R
During my USAF years in South Dakota and Montana,...

During my USAF years in South Dakota and Montana, the most common vehicle to find spun out and stuck in the snow were the 4 wheel drives. I soon formulated a rule: If the situation wasn't life...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By D R
I have an R1200RT (2005). When I want to take...

I have an R1200RT (2005). When I want to take pictures, I mount it on the front left of the faring, above the headlight and between the windscreen and the left turn signal. I have a USB port...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
When I read his annual mileage, I guessed where...

When I read his annual mileage, I guessed where that conversation was going. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 16,153
Posted By D R
I can't say we saw them offloading waste water,...

I can't say we saw them offloading waste water, but part of the behind the scene tour include included the water and waste water treatment compartments. The engineer who briefed us claimed all the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 16,153
Posted By D R
My wife and I took a cruise for our 30th...

My wife and I took a cruise for our 30th anniversary. While on the cruise we signed up for the "behind the scenes" tour. Among the other non-passenger spaces we saw was the trash handling room. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 16,153
Posted By D R
I did something similar to return some "doggie...

I did something similar to return some "doggie litter" to an unknown owner. I lived on Ellsworth AFB, SD at the time and for quite a few days in a row, when departing for work in the morning, I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 16,153
Posted By D R
Many years back, in Colorado Springs, I had just...

Many years back, in Colorado Springs, I had just come to a stop at a traffic light which had just turned red. The driver of the car directly in front of me stuck his arm out the window and dropped a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,460
Posted By D R
Have you considered Photochromic lenses?

Have you considered Photochromic lenses?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,240,578
Posted By D R
People in Houston [/QUOTE] I lived...

People in Houston


[/QUOTE]

I lived in San Antonio back in the late 1980s. My wife and I both had years of severe winter weather driving experience from having been assigned to USAF bases in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
This is a "between the commutes" story..... ...

This is a "between the commutes" story.....

I rode to work this morning in the Northern Virginia area (just outside DC). I needed to transfer some paperwork between the main office and a satellite...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,968
Posted By D R
That says it quite well.

That says it quite well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,304
Posted By D R
When I go riding in cold weather, I always pop a...

When I go riding in cold weather, I always pop a menthol cough drop in my mouth when I start out. It seems to work for me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,568
Posted By D R
On 24 Aug 2011, my wife and I were out riding our...

On 24 Aug 2011, my wife and I were out riding our motorcycles when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Culpeper, VA. We were about five miles from the epicenter. I had just passed through a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
You are adding something of your own to the...

You are adding something of your own to the story.

Frequently, in the interest of saving time, what some people post are abrigde versions of the event.

Are you familiar with:

TLDR

?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
Riding out of my neighborhood one day (about the...

Riding out of my neighborhood one day (about the time school buses bring kids home) I got stuck behind a driver who slowed to a near stop for every single approaching bus, not one of which had any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
Yesterday, coming home from work, I needed to get...

Yesterday, coming home from work, I needed to get into the left turn lane at the upcoming intersection. The light is red and traffic is coming to a stop, gradually filling the three through lanes. A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,741
Posted By D R
Not to long ago, my wife and I went an a 1,700...

Not to long ago, my wife and I went an a 1,700 mile trip. I was on a BMW R1200RT. She rode a Honda Rebel (250cc). Given the limitations of both her experience and her motorcycle, we did the entire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,240,578
Posted By D R
Yes, these type of vests will fit under a...

Yes, these type of vests will fit under a motorcycle jacket, unless you are the type which prefers tight, form fitting gear.



You might consider looking here:

http://www.stacoolvest.com/...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
It wasn't really a commute, as it was Saturday,...

It wasn't really a commute, as it was Saturday, and I was running errands, not going to work. The roads leading out of my rural, residential neighborhood are quite narrow, one lane in each direction,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,291
Posted By D R
Any motorcycle which can take me out of the...

Any motorcycle which can take me out of the tedium of my day-to-day life, and out to the wide open spaces to see, do and visit things I've not done, seen or visited, and allows me to for a time enjoy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,824
Views: 576,920
Posted By D R
I'm on the last 10 miles of my morning commute --...

I'm on the last 10 miles of my morning commute -- very narrow, two lane road, heavily wooded with trees close in to both sides of the road, lots of deer in the area (there isn't a day when I don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,209
Posted By D R
Don't be adverse to buying one of the last...

Don't be adverse to buying one of the last remaining of last year's models, if they still have any. Also, if they have any motorcycles used for demo rides, you could consider one of them. In the...
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