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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 12,395
Posted By sdmichael
Ramp meters are generally only on during peak...

Ramp meters are generally only on during peak times or periods of congestion, so speed isn't an issue.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,962
Posted By sdmichael
No, but I wouldn't just start riding with them in...

No, but I wouldn't just start riding with them in formation. You don't know their skill level or what they are doing. Give them room as you would anyone else, pass if need be, and move on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 12,395
Posted By sdmichael
Not quite. They are "ramp meters" and are not at...

Not quite. They are "ramp meters" and are not at the end of the ramp. Some room for acceleration is still available. They do actually work to help ease congestion on the freeway itself by keeping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 12,395
Posted By sdmichael
The Arroyo Seco Parkway between Los Angeles and...

The Arroyo Seco Parkway between Los Angeles and Pasadena has a few stop signs at the end of the ramps as well as 5 mph exits. It was completed in 1940 and was the first freeway in the West. Mind you,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By sdmichael
Be watchful for settlements near bridge abutments...

Be watchful for settlements near bridge abutments as well. The bridge may be intact, but the abutments will settle creating sometimes severe bumps/cracks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,400
Posted By sdmichael
Yes... but if you are over 21 you don't need a DL...

Yes... but if you are over 21 you don't need a DL 389 therefore it makes bo difference. Going through an expensive class just to avoid the test at DMV seems a bit unnecessary at that point. I learned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 294,443
Posted By sdmichael
That dirt road leads to a paved one. The...

That dirt road leads to a paved one. The infrastructure that leads to that dirt road is paid by taxes, some of which i bet are from vehicle registration. With a volunteer fire department, who pays...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,695
Posted By sdmichael
TXRoadDog, Yeah... I did. Do you have...

TXRoadDog,


Yeah... I did. Do you have something to prove? You sure seem to want to prove something by attempting to insult anyone with a differing opinion. Don't know why, don't really care...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 294,443
Posted By sdmichael
Roadways for one. How about emergency services...

Roadways for one. How about emergency services like fire, police, medical? In California, the VLF (the "car tax") goes toward these services in most of the "cow" counties. If you're going to have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,695
Posted By sdmichael
What does any of that have to do with what you...

What does any of that have to do with what you ride? Working on your own motorcycle is great, but not everyone does this. Some may not have the ability/time to for various reasons. Does that make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,962
Posted By sdmichael
Any riders that are riding closely packed have...

Any riders that are riding closely packed have little room to avoid obstacles or other dangers. It is akin to tailgaiting, just more accepted as you may know the people in the group. I won't ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,695
Posted By sdmichael
Ive only had a motorcycle since November 2012...

Ive only had a motorcycle since November 2012 and i have over 40k miles so far. What difference does that make? Very little is commute mileage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,695
Posted By sdmichael
It may sound better to you, but not others. It...

It may sound better to you, but not others. It is subjective, not objective. Talking about how your bike is admired by others is a bit sad. Is that why you bought it or do you enjoy riding it for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By sdmichael
Riding past barricades and falling off a...

Riding past barricades and falling off a collapsed span isn't smart. It didnt collapse under him nor in front of him.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,400
Posted By sdmichael
Do they need a DL 389 or is a class sufficient?...

Do they need a DL 389 or is a class sufficient? If no DL 389, check out Socal Supermoto. They have a good class for new riders. They will need their M1 permit first.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 294,443
Posted By sdmichael
If the vehicle is operating and located within...

If the vehicle is operating and located within California but registered elsewhere, you can face fines and back fees if found. I'd rather pay registration to the state where I live. If you're using...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,695
Posted By sdmichael
"Metric Cruiser ", a term used to imply that...

"Metric Cruiser ", a term used to imply that anything other than HD is in a different category. How about Indian and Victory? They are American as well or do they not count?

Mind you, i don't ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,986
Posted By sdmichael
But it gets ridden... that is the distinction. ...

But it gets ridden... that is the distinction. That paint and chrome isn't used as an excuse not to ride. Otherwise, you just have really expensive "artwork" that might be better on another canvas.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,695
Posted By sdmichael
Why did you even bother to get the Super Tenere...

Why did you even bother to get the Super Tenere if it youre just going to knock it? What makes a new HD anytging different than another new cruiser? It isnt special, not any more than the next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,256
Posted By sdmichael
What he didnt need was a day at the track so he...

What he didnt need was a day at the track so he can go to Mulholland and treat it the same.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,695
Posted By sdmichael
Perhaps not "knee down" but a lot of roads that...

Perhaps not "knee down" but a lot of roads that you would take while touring will be twisty enough to warrant better clearance. why artificially limit your route with a bije that scrapes often?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,447
Posted By sdmichael
You know, i might get wetter riding a motorcycle...

You know, i might get wetter riding a motorcycle instead of driving, but i still love to ride. Skipping through traffic when the roads are flooded is still nicer than sitting in a car.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,695
Posted By sdmichael
It is that which turns some off from HD. If it...

It is that which turns some off from HD. If it isn't a Harley, it is either a "clone", "aspires to be", or is "metric". All are used to put down other makes as lesser somehow. Someone else can't ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 12,952
Posted By sdmichael
There are better ways to word this that don't...

There are better ways to word this that don't give the impression you are a worse rider if you don't wish to go to a track. I don't really care how i stack up against other riders. It is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,986
Posted By sdmichael
Kinda sad that someone wouldn't ride because it...

Kinda sad that someone wouldn't ride because it might disrupt the asthetics of their ride. What is the motorcycle for if not to be ridden? My motorcycles aren't there to look pretty in a parking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 372,912
Posted By sdmichael
Mixed surface rides are the best. I did a century...

Mixed surface rides are the best. I did a century ride once with about half on dirt, part was even on a freeway. Lots of fun. Once I get back from DMV training, I'll be riding my bicycle to work...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 20,695
Posted By sdmichael
You assume these don't already exist?

You assume these don't already exist?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 12,395
Posted By sdmichael
The phrase is "Nice truck! Sorry about the...

The phrase is "Nice truck! Sorry about the penis."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,531
Posted By sdmichael
I was a passenger on one in a M5 earthquake. My...

I was a passenger on one in a M5 earthquake. My dad thought i was shaking th bike. We were stopped at a light at the time. Light pole adjacent was quite wobbly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 372,912
Posted By sdmichael
Sad and rather sick that the death of another is...

Sad and rather sick that the death of another is a source of amusement for that asshole mule guy. What kind of sick fuck does that? Same type that would claim they didn't see the person they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,447
Posted By sdmichael
In which case, at least in California, they are...

In which case, at least in California, they are speeding as they are violating the Basic Speed Law. Their speed should be zero. Any faster and they are speeding. Same with cell phones.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 372,912
Posted By sdmichael
He is only looking to pick apart and argue, not...

He is only looking to pick apart and argue, not discuss. There will always be an exception, problem, or other issue he will bring up. It makes any discussion rather pointless and circular. When...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,445
Posted By sdmichael
These things happen already with "club rides"....

These things happen already with "club rides". Makes most unhappy. Btw, Cali is in Columbia. We call it California here. Right now, there is legislation working to put lane splitting into law, yet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,445
Posted By sdmichael
Non riders here in California think it isn't...

Non riders here in California think it isn't safe. While it does increase some risks, it does lower others. It is still a lot safer than most seem to think, even riders here.

One caveat, it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,986
Posted By sdmichael
He said carrying not wearing. Big difference.

He said carrying not wearing. Big difference.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,445
Posted By sdmichael
So... you're a "rebel" but not actually helping...

So... you're a "rebel" but not actually helping a cause. Sure... explain to the police you are not doing wrong by breaking a law. Do you think that will help your cause any or is it just about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,445
Posted By sdmichael
Not quite what i said nor meant. Splitting where...

Not quite what i said nor meant. Splitting where it is illegal is not going to win over the public, regardless of how it is done. Speeding and splitting lanes are two different things. Never said...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,445
Posted By sdmichael
A good point. I have heard rumors of 85 mph in i...

A good point. I have heard rumors of 85 mph in i think Montana as well. Accepting defeat before starting isnt a good way to go. This change can happen, even though most likely slowly. Education ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,445
Posted By sdmichael
So then you are illegally splitting lanes? That...

So then you are illegally splitting lanes? That is sure to help while calling them cagers. All they would see is someone breaking the law, not "helping" them with traffic congestion.

In your face...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,445
Posted By sdmichael
One less car has no meaning when you take up the...

One less car has no meaning when you take up the same space. One less car means there is more space for other vehicles. How does that work if you're in line with everyone else?
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