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Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By camera56
Ride of the Philosopher Kings

This originally appeard in www.midliferider.com (http://midliferider.com/blog/).



"Hal, why don't you ride along with me to Baker City and meet Ron. You can ride along or ride home after that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By camera56
Going There: A Comtemplation on Riding vs. Arriving

Going There. Those words go together nicely. You get on a motorcycle and you Go There. So why is it that all I think about is the going part?

I can't speak for everyone who rides long distances,...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By camera56
underarmour

underarmour
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By camera56
Sorry, should have been clearer. I have them all...

Sorry, should have been clearer. I have them all and more. Go with the long sleeve top and full length leggings.
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By camera56
Gear Review: UnderArmour Heat Gear / Compression Gear

This originally appreared in www.midliferider.com


I may be the last one to this parade, but I finally discovered the joys of underamour heat gear / compression gear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By camera56
I think I did a poor job of stating what I meant....

I think I did a poor job of stating what I meant. The application of forces to the bike via the throttle, brakes, bars/clip-ons, and by shifting your mass reliably generate predictable reactions here...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By camera56
I think those are excellent points and I would...

I think those are excellent points and I would vote right along with you. Keith Code talks about a "technology" of riding and I do think he's onto something.

There are basic physical forces at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By camera56
Yeah baby. There are plenty of times where I'd...

Yeah baby. There are plenty of times where I'd give anything to find the switch and turn the thinking part off and just frigging do it!

Stoggie on! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By camera56
All fair points. My point wasn't about...

All fair points.

My point wasn't about "proper" technique, I'm not qualified to hold forth on what that might be, simply about my personal affection for studying, practicing, and mastering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By camera56
No, you make a good point. Being a slave to...

No, you make a good point. Being a slave to technique isn't the answer . . . I know you caught where I was going. Most of us aren't born with the instincts to operate a motorcycle at speed. You need...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By camera56
I'm really sorry to hear you say that. I've...

I'm really sorry to hear you say that. I've always thought trials looked cool. Now another thing to dream about!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By camera56
Confessions of a Technique Freak

This originally appeared in www.midliferider.com (http://midliferider.com/blog/2008/06/29/confessions-of-a-technique-freak/)

"Watching you ride is like watching water fall."

As a technique...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,570
Posted By camera56
Book Review: Jupiter's Travels by Ted Simon

This first appeared in www.midliferider.com


Ted Simon sits comfortably at the table reserved for motorcycle Gods, "long distance division." I say "comfortably" in reference to his unassailable...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,487
Posted By camera56
Suomy Vandal Review

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/2550335194_2ca77eca7d.jpg
I'm a fan of Suomy helmets. I like how they fit. I like how they're made. I like it that they're kinder to your head in a get off than...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,249
Posted By camera56
Conversation with Keith Ellis, US Furygan Importer

This originally appeared at www.midliferider.com (http://www.midliferider.com). Fun interview with the guy who imports Furygan leathers, which I would heartily recommend to anyone. Great gear.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 622,450
Posted By camera56
Here's my review (from www.midliferider.com) ...

Here's my review (from www.midliferider.com)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/2602534974_915dfd90b4.jpg
I've been wearing cycleport (http://motoport.com/Default.asp) gear for two years now. I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 408
Posted By camera56
Down to Tubac and Back: Many words and Pictures

This first appeared at www.midliferider.com (http://midliferider.com/blog/). It's quite long. Here's an exerpt.


<!-- technorati tags end -->Racing the Weather


...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By camera56
Thanks J. Just finished Jupiter's Travels....

Thanks J. Just finished Jupiter's Travels. Stunning book. A review will be forthcoming.

Cheers

Kevin
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By camera56
Conversation with Ted Bishop: Author Riding with Rilke

This originally appeared at www.midliferider.com (http://midliferider.com/blog/2008/05/18/conversation-with-ted-bishop/)



Ted Bishop wrote one of my new favorite books, a wonderful...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2008, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By camera56
Pete Thanks for the encouraging words. ...

Pete

Thanks for the encouraging words.

Cheers

Kevin
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By camera56
I found the Physical Therapist to be hugely...

I found the Physical Therapist to be hugely helpful. I can't say if it was just that, or some combination of all the other things, but the biggest jumps for me came after I started the Physical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By camera56
Man Down: Going Agricultural on my Priller

This appeared originally at midliferider.com (http://midliferider.com/blog/2008/05/21/man-down/)

Looking through my feet as my bike slid across the turn and into the dirt, my first thought was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By camera56
I hadn't thought of that one. Good one. Thanks.

I hadn't thought of that one. Good one. Thanks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By camera56
Thanks for all the good words. Take good care of...

Thanks for all the good words. Take good care of your equipment!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By camera56
You Might Never Ride Again: Not The Words I Wanted to Hear

This essay originally appeared at midliferider.com (http://midliferider.com/blog/2008/05/09/you-may-never-ride-again/). If you're young, flexible, and indestructible, it's probably not your read. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By camera56
Lion Coffee

Lion Coffee
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By camera56
In Search of Lost Moto-Mojo, A contemplation on bikes, tools, and true manliness

This essay was first posted at www.midliferider.com (http://www.midliferider.com).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2311/2441907860_c3f9a7c60a.jpg

Robert Pirsig famously opined, or perhaps it was...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By camera56
Is that right? That's pretty darn cool.

Is that right? That's pretty darn cool.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By camera56
Thanks for the good words. It was truly a moment....

Thanks for the good words. It was truly a moment. He went from a bit humbled to a completely different place in a blink!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By camera56
Slaughtering Stereotypes: A story involving a Mercedes, a Shovelhead, and an SU Carb

This story was first posted (by me) at midliferider.com (http://midliferider.com/blog/2008/04/15/slaughtering-stereotypes/). Enjoy.


“What’s with all the Harleys?”

Probably Steve was at the...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,186
Posted By camera56
A Day at Rich's: Getting A Custom Saddle Built

I know many of you have fitted your ride with an after market saddle. I've had a couple built by a guy in Seattle named Rich, who has built over 20,000 custom saddles in the past ten years. The other...
Forum: Racing 03-31-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,405
Posted By camera56
This thread seems to have come back alive since...

This thread seems to have come back alive since the debut of Birth of a Racer, which is all good in my book.

Some of the comments seem puzzling, but differences of opinion are what makes the world...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 980
Posted By camera56
Thanks for your good words. I completely agree...

Thanks for your good words. I completely agree with you that many of these books struggle to end properly. For example, and I hinted at this, I'm not at all clear the point of beginning and ending...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By camera56
And the answer is . . . Thank you for...

And the answer is . . .

Thank you for contacting Piaggio Group Americas, Inc. Customer feedback is very important to us. Your information was forwarded over to the our Regional Dealer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By camera56
Your avatar says you're moving to soggy city!...

Your avatar says you're moving to soggy city! Come on up! The Aprilia dealer is just brilliant.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2008, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,716
Posted By camera56
After defending themselves loudly in a lengthy...

After defending themselves loudly in a lengthy response to the testing done by motorcyclist magazine, they quietly cried Uncle and agreed. The new proposed standard is much closer to BSI/EN.

For...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,716
Posted By camera56
Sorry for the tardy reply Tomk The data and...

Sorry for the tardy reply Tomk

The data and recommendations came from the most excellent article in Motorcyclist Magazine. You can find it online, or go to my original post at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 980
Posted By camera56
Book Review: Riding with Rilke by Ted Bishop

This book review appeared originally at midliferider.com (http://midliferider.com/blog/2008/03/28/book-review-riding-with-rilke-by-ted-bishop/)

The excitement at setting out is what I’ve come to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,221
Posted By camera56
An Open Letter to Uncle Piaggio about Aunt Aprilia

This originally appeared in midliferider (http://midliferider.com/blog/2008/03/26/open-letter-to-piaggio-about-aunt-aprilia/). Lots of potential for dog piling.



Dear Uncle Piaggio

Gosh,...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,716
Posted By camera56
Beginners Guide to Buying a Helmet

I can't believe I actually wrote this, much less posted it, but here goes. A friend sent me an email asking about what helmet he should buy. He's a first timer. I wound up writing an epistle which...
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