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Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 15,026
Posted By dolanrio
What an amazing shot... I would crop out the land...

What an amazing shot... I would crop out the land and leave only that dolphin in the sky - stunning. And your writing is great!

Remember, offroad the tire furthest downhill has all the stopping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By dolanrio
5 bucks taped to dash "get if you can" makes that...

5 bucks taped to dash "get if you can" makes that story. :rofl:rofl

Awesome tale.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,915
Posted By dolanrio
As it happens, I ride dirt all the time and have...

As it happens, I ride dirt all the time and have my share of falls and loose surface lowsides, heck few things are more fun then breaking the rear loose and maybe there are some people out there who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,915
Posted By dolanrio
Just wanted to commiserate - that sort of thing...

Just wanted to commiserate - that sort of thing can really fuck with your head. It took me literally weeks to get over the first time the rear broke traction in a turn. I just could not bring myself...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,294
Posted By dolanrio
I'll agree with that, not that it's high on the...

I'll agree with that, not that it's high on the dumbass scale by any means but a big sportbike was behind my truck merging onto the freeway the other day in relatively heavy traffic (small city rush...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25,156
Views: 4,437,258
Posted By dolanrio
2600mi on TKC80 front and it still looks new....

2600mi on TKC80 front and it still looks new. D606 mounted same time rear and figure maybe 1k left in it. Rather ride the dirt but I have to do a lot of pavement to get off-road so guessing maybe 80%...
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,041
Posted By dolanrio
My DRZ always wants to fall over in that same...

My DRZ always wants to fall over in that same maneuver. Prone to stall, prone to tip when trying to work it around 180 in a tight space. And in my case, prone to keep on going to ground because the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25,156
Views: 4,437,258
Posted By dolanrio
This is an amazing site and I'm really glad this...

This is an amazing site and I'm really glad this guy took the time and effort to make it:
http://www.paochow.com/DRZguide/DRZguide.php

Also www.thumpertalk.com (http://www.thumpertalk.com) is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,567
Posted By dolanrio
Sorry about that, when I first read your post I...

Sorry about that, when I first read your post I didn't realize when you said this, you meant it about the link you were posting. Carry on!
Forum: Face plant 06-04-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,178
Posted By dolanrio
Damn that's a lot of damage for a grass fall =(

Damn that's a lot of damage for a grass fall =(
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,426
Posted By dolanrio
Hey, if you don't mind me asking where did you...

Hey, if you don't mind me asking where did you get those two extra lights mounted to each side under your headlight, and did they come with mounting hardware? Ever busted one up in a drop?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,567
Posted By dolanrio
Hmm not sure what to think about that...

Hmm not sure what to think about that lazymotorbike link.. the basic common sense stuff is right (brake/shift before entering) but the author is flat out wrong about acheiving lean angle. You, me and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,735
Posted By dolanrio
If nothing else, it's reassuring after a fashion...

If nothing else, it's reassuring after a fashion to have more experienced riders' input about what I might be able to control and what I won't ever be able to. Safety's always going to be a matter of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,567
Posted By dolanrio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_and_motorcycl...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_and_motorcycle_dynamics

I found this quite interesting and it may answer some of your questions. I don't have the math to fully comprehend it, but I felt like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,993
Posted By dolanrio
My friend laughed at me today as the sweat...

My friend laughed at me today as the sweat dripped in a steady stream out of the bottom of my fullface onto my jacket front when we pulled up to a stop sign. Maybe I'll try an offroad helmet and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 38,725
Posted By dolanrio
Just read this whole thread with my jaw hanging...

Just read this whole thread with my jaw hanging open in amazement at the amount of stone throwing at those bikers.

Rider #2 shoulda waited for that redneck to get out of position and blown by him...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,853
Posted By dolanrio
Definitely good times. dolanrio - jim -...

Definitely good times.

dolanrio - jim - white drz400
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-29-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,853
Posted By dolanrio
Had some new folks in Sat night and Sunday...

Had some new folks in Sat night and Sunday (today) Jeff, Chris and Linda opted for scenic pavement and a group of six others went over 501 twisties to Buena Vista, up Rte 60 to Long Mountain and over...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,735
Posted By dolanrio
I'm pretty sure lane splitting is only legal in...

I'm pretty sure lane splitting is only legal in Cali.

My mirrors aren't particularly small or convex, I just don't find it easy to look at a moving vehicle in my 4x4" square and gauge whether...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,735
Posted By dolanrio
Curious / rear-ending phobia and exit strategies

There may be no substitute for experience, but I am very grateful to have been introduced to this community about the same time I started riding, which was very recently. The focus on safety and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,853
Posted By dolanrio
Sunday

You know, I was thinking about it: ask the newer guys if they feel like doing intermediate (317A) 'cause I'd like to run that again, too. It's not much worse than Walker Rd really and it's a really...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-25-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,805
Posted By dolanrio
Great report - of particular interest to me...

Great report - of particular interest to me because I bought a DRZ400S for a first bike with the intention of using it for local dual sporting, heavy on the gravel and trails, and eventually getting...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,853
Posted By dolanrio
Turns out I have Friday off too - anybody...

Turns out I have Friday off too - anybody planning any rides on Friday?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-24-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,853
Posted By dolanrio
No camping out for me but I hope to catch up for...

No camping out for me but I hope to catch up for the rides Sat or Sun or both. =)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,080
Posted By dolanrio
VA test and comments

Wanted to take the safety course - passing it is automatic license in VA but it was booked up for weeks and VA doesn't allow motorcyclists with learner's to ride solo or after dark, at least not...
Forum: Face plant 05-15-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,141
Posted By dolanrio
In all fairness, that whole half of the road was...

In all fairness, that whole half of the road was washed out - it was a little more than a rut. Unless it was just a rut before your ass plowed it into a semi-gaping hole...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By dolanrio
Yes, thank you JD for joining and being very cool...

Yes, thank you JD for joining and being very cool about waiting for me to catch up =) Thank you T for putting it together. Aaron and the Sherpa were a very capable team - I had plenty of opportunity...
Forum: Regional forums 05-15-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,814
Posted By dolanrio
The one serious motor vehicle accident I've had...

The one serious motor vehicle accident I've had in over 20 years driving was in a car, near my house. Person fully stopped in their lane to make a left turn, then for some reason tried to beat me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 424,853
Posted By dolanrio
2k miles on my first bike, dual sport, and I'm...

2k miles on my first bike, dual sport, and I'm not going to pretend I really have something to add to this thread, but the one thing I wish someone had said two thousand miles ago is GET FORWARD AND...
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