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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
Because you know, practice only counts when you...

Because you know, practice only counts when you are pushing the limits of your motorcycle at near crash points. Practice at sane speeds that you actually ride at does absolutely nothing to improve...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,082
Posted By hippiebrian
You'll be retired, so do you really want the head...

You'll be retired, so do you really want the head ache of your own business, no matter how small? I often think when I retire I'll just get a job at a shop polishing bikes, sweeping, parts counter,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
Prunes, baby! :lol3

Prunes, baby! :lol3
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
Wow. Where did I say it wasn't a good thing? If...

Wow. Where did I say it wasn't a good thing? If you want to ride at a track do it, practice and get better at it, more power to you!

However, and I say it again because evidently people around...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,356
Posted By hippiebrian
For me, it just kind of came with age. I rode...

For me, it just kind of came with age. I rode like an idiot in my teens and 20's, slowed a (very little) bit in my 30's and in my 40's and now 50's, while the speed limit is rather arbitrary, I have...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
If he's that afraid, he's got other issues...

If he's that afraid, he's got other issues besides learning that countersteering changes direction on his motorcycle. You are right, even though he hasn't crashed yet, if he's developed such a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
How long has he been riding? Does he at least...

How long has he been riding? Does he at least keep up with the speed limits, and has he crashed at all and, if so, how many times?

There are far more ways to be a good rider on the road than by...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,276
Posted By hippiebrian
There are no bikes built in the United States...

There are no bikes built in the United States that fit the bill for me, so as long as the bike is reliable, I don't care where it was built.

I would pay for a good standard, dual sport, or good...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
:lol3 The kids' table is set up down the...

:lol3

The kids' table is set up down the hall.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 54,992
Posted By hippiebrian
I'm only 53, so just kind of old, but taking 6...

I'm only 53, so just kind of old, but taking 6 months and just riding around the country is on my bucket list. Nine more years to retirement, and that should happen! :D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
Okay, but "feeling like a racer" is a track only...

Okay, but "feeling like a racer" is a track only activity.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
Keep that "feel like a racer" stuff on the track,...

Keep that "feel like a racer" stuff on the track, please.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
I learned early on that the bike goes where you...

I learned early on that the bike goes where you look, so look ahead. I was made by an uncle early on to turn my head. A corner has only been scary, ever, if I was riding faster than my abilities...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
If you go through the turns with your eyes...

If you go through the turns with your eyes closed, you are doing it wrong.

That said, before you "learned" to countersteer, how exactly did you change directions on a motorcycle or bicycle...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
Or experience that doesn't match yours, which you...

Or experience that doesn't match yours, which you immediately identify as shitty.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
Because one day they may need to change direction...

Because one day they may need to change direction because not everywhere they want to go is directly in front of them on a perfectly straight road, I suppose...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
I keep repeating myself because I keep getting...

I keep repeating myself because I keep getting flamed by people who think that because I have different ideas than theirs I'm giving out "shitty advice".

What I would see, were I new and not...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
I got that by learning to look through the turn...

I got that by learning to look through the turn and as far ahead as possible.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
Again, I never said I would learn nothing by...

Again, I never said I would learn nothing by taking up track riding, not even once. I'm sure I would learn something, just nothing that will affect my riding on the street at sane speeds. See the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
Not the same. If the person has ridden a bicycle...

Not the same. If the person has ridden a bicycle or motorcycle and has changed directions, they have countersteered.

If a person has never operated a motorcycle, they have never used a hand...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
Track days are not going to save anyone's life...

Track days are not going to save anyone's life who is riding on the street within their limits, paying attention and looking down the road instead of directly in front of them. The very few...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
Please define "Dog Slow". If you mean at the...

Please define "Dog Slow". If you mean at the speed limit, I see no issues,k so long as they keep working on technique. Just because YOU would rather push your limits on the track doesn't mean it is...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
First off, I'm thinking he didn't have the...

First off, I'm thinking he didn't have the experience he claimed to have.

Second off, I wonder what would happen if you had them do the excercise without telling them "push, push"? It's...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
True, I'd need a whole lot of training and a...

True, I'd need a whole lot of training and a serious weight control program! :lol3

You get my point, though, right?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
Love this! A different opinion around here and...

Love this! A different opinion around here and this is the crap you get. Amazing. So much for honest, open discussion I suppose...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
I won't, you are correct, do a track day because...

I won't, you are correct, do a track day because I have no interest in track riding. And no, I'm not full of crap. Seriously, if you need Nicky Hayden skills to stay alive on the road, you are...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
Well, I did not attend his class (obviously) and...

Well, I did not attend his class (obviously) and could only go with what was stated in the article, which DID state that one learns to countersteer unconsciously and that even pros do it...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
Dude, read the link I just posted and open your...

Dude, read the link I just posted and open your own freaking mind for a change. If you have been following what I've been posting at all, you will realize this all came from a statement in the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
Here's the link: ...

Here's the link:

http://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/the-mistakes-street-riders-make
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
Really? Please tell me, then, where you see that...

Really? Please tell me, then, where you see that "uninspected" is bad in that article, and if you can't, please stop attacking me merely because I disagree with you.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-22-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 403,956
Posted By hippiebrian
I don't know if this is 205 or not, but I don't...

I don't know if this is 205 or not, but I don't care. If so, it's worth a second post, because smiles and having fun is what it is all about, right?
...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-22-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 403,956
Posted By hippiebrian
I'm with you! Fasion smasion, I like someone who...

I'm with you! Fasion smasion, I like someone who can express who they truly are!

Like they say, dance like no one is watching you! :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By hippiebrian
One of my favorite rides is to hit the 76 off of...

One of my favorite rides is to hit the 76 off of the 5, head up the south slope to Palomar, head down the east slope, back on the 76 to Julian then through Cuymaca and to the 8 down to San Diego.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By hippiebrian
I'd sell it for now and get a cheap beater and do...

I'd sell it for now and get a cheap beater and do just that, beat the hell out of it. Espescially if money isn't an issue, because when you get back to the states you can buy another if you want, or...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,174
Posted By hippiebrian
Rule number 1, don't do any aggressive...

Rule number 1, don't do any aggressive off-pavement riding with a passenger.

Rule number 2, see rule number 1.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
Hey dummy, where does it say that in the article?...

Hey dummy, where does it say that in the article?

In fact, aside from the physics lesson, this is all he says in that article about changing direction and changing back.

"If Body Steering...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 39,967
Views: 10,702,888
Posted By hippiebrian
Stupid question maybe, but for those of you who...

Stupid question maybe, but for those of you who have the exhaust under the seat like that, doesn't the seat get hot, espescially the pillion seat? I have never owned one and have always been...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,958
Posted By hippiebrian
This road training might sound good, but I would...

This road training might sound good, but I would have to get over the whole people talking to me while I ride thing. When I have a pillion, first rule is don't talk to me! :lol3 Seriously, it...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-20-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,484
Posted By hippiebrian
"Most of us, unaware of how, learn...

"Most of us, unaware of how, learn counter-steering from riding a bicycle. Once an action is committed to so called muscle memory it remains there, uninspected."

This is what a lot of us have...
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