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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
I was riding an 04 R1150RT in Sandy Eggo. Same...

I was riding an 04 R1150RT in Sandy Eggo. Same basic bike the CHP was riding.

You wanna talk about cars parting like the red sea!

:ricky

...just don't try to follow the CHP when they're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
So let me get this straight: if we're on the...

So let me get this straight: if we're on the freeway (I'm in a sports car and you're on your moto) and coming up on your 6 at a high rate of speed and pass you within inches of your elbow, its OK?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,721
Posted By Gummee!
Especially those of us that used to live in SoCal...

Especially those of us that used to live in SoCal and had to leave

:cry

Its just TOO easy to fall into old habits

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
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<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hhkEb0ie7Cg?feature=player_embedded" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe>

listen till at least 2:29
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,721
Posted By Gummee!
When sharing in NoVA: go up the middle for...

When sharing in NoVA:

go up the middle for a few cars
grab a spot for a bit to look around for po-po
go up the middle for a few cars
grab a spot

Repeat till you get where you're going or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,721
Posted By Gummee!
You CAN share lanes in NoVA, just don't get...

You CAN share lanes in NoVA, just don't get caught by the cops.

:augie

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
So we're in stage 2...

So we're in stage 2 (http://www.citylab.com/commute/2014/09/why-bike-lovers-should-be-happy-about-bikelash/380219/)?! Doesn't feel like it here. :nah

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
I've been riding bicycles on the road for 20+...

I've been riding bicycles on the road for 20+ years.

Every once in a while I get browbeaten into riding like the cagers want me to and I'm reminded by the increased number of idiots hassling me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
Imagine what they'd say if this guy was on a...

Imagine what they'd say if this guy was on a bicycle (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/us/challenging-the-privacy-of-statements-inside-the-jury-room.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0)

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
That shoulder would likely be fine to ride on if...

That shoulder would likely be fine to ride on if the rumble strips weren't there. :nod

If KY even went to 4-6" wide rumble strips right outside the white line, it'd probably still be OK to ride.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
Without riding a bunch of miles on a bicycle that...

Without riding a bunch of miles on a bicycle that last sentence would seem to sound like the 'safe' thing to do.

You'd be wrong.

Dead wrong is one potential outcome.

I'm allergic to a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 04:56 PM
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Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
I'd like to see someone try and ride down the...

I'd like to see someone try and ride down the rumble strips and not get themselves and their bicycle vibrated to bits.

:bluduh

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
Wow. You got all that out of my brain? Without me...

Wow. You got all that out of my brain? Without me knowing it?! [Forrest Gump]Yer a smart man[/FG]

Did I say anywhere I was looking for the same privileges as a ped or was I asking a question to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,721
Posted By Gummee!
That's usually what happens to me. So you pull in...

That's usually what happens to me. So you pull in front of me and slow down... Why exactly?! There's nothing around you!

Its strange.

Even worse is when someone looks right at you, pulls out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
Not at all. I was asking why someone would walk...

Not at all. I was asking why someone would walk side-by-side down a sidewalk.

Didn't get an answer, so I'll explain: we're riding side-by-side because its very hard to have a conversation over...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
Do you walk side by side down the sidewalk? ...

Do you walk side by side down the sidewalk?

Why?

:ear

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
<iframe width="640" height="360"...

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
https://local.nixle.com/alert/5265373/ ...

https://local.nixle.com/alert/5265373/

Advisory: CHP Seeks Suspect in Fatal Hit & Run Collision

On the evening of Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Adrianna Melendez (DOB 03/24/1991), struck and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,721
Posted By Gummee!
This They're lulling you into a false sense...

This

They're lulling you into a false sense of security.

Be careful

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
Have you read some of the earlier comments in...

Have you read some of the earlier comments in this thread?! Buncha mouth-breathing idiots posting up inane hate-fueled drivel. There's no fixing that short of *making* them ride a bicycle to deal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
I'm not mad, but I'm not operating under any...

I'm not mad, but I'm not operating under any illusion that I can influence someone's (emotional) behavior by the way I ride.

Simply by being on the road, I'm a 'problem.'

I've been doing this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
Ya know what your problem was? You didn't ride in...

Ya know what your problem was? You didn't ride in a way that fostered engagement.

Its your own damn fault, now get on the sidewalk!

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,721
Posted By Gummee!
Despite evidence to the contrary, I'll bet they...

Despite evidence to the contrary, I'll bet they still don't get it. :nah

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,721
Posted By Gummee!
Too bad I didn't get the name of the lawn care...

Too bad I didn't get the name of the lawn care truck pulling a trailer that was 'parked' in the left lane on 66 this AM.

He was driving along DHUA pretty much the entire time I could see him....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
*I've* never hit a car that was my fault. Ever....

*I've* never hit a car that was my fault. Ever. They've hit me.

Since you haven't ridden with me, you don't know that I ride in a safe, predictable manner. I don't run lights unless I wait the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
3 feet to pass...

3 feet to pass (https://soundcloud.com/cromoly/3-feet-2-pass) (song)

Give it a listen

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
I know. Sad that I have to repeat myself over and...

I know. Sad that I have to repeat myself over and over and over and yet no one driving the cars around me 'gets it.'

Agreed.

Now, how would you suggest that I proceed? :ear

Again, use...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,974
Posted By Gummee!
Ride your bicycle more. Ride your bicycle...

Ride your bicycle more. Ride your bicycle off-road more to be specific.

Good luck!

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
No joke, huh? We need another good rant to set...

No joke, huh? We need another good rant to set off another round of arguments

I can list on no fingers the number of times *I've* almost caused an accident. I can list out the times drivers have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
aaaannnndddd cue the move to Oz (the movie not...

aaaannnndddd cue the move to Oz (the movie not AUS)

Never gonna happen. :nah Especially these days of instant gratification and helicopter parenting.

Having said that, I KNOW that drivers are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
Doesn't ring a bell, but I've probably ridden or...

Doesn't ring a bell, but I've probably ridden or driven it.

I don't typically swerve when I'm coming up on a danger zone, but I'll fade to the left regardless of whether I hear someone or not.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
Personally, I blame inattentive or just plain...

Personally, I blame inattentive or just plain stupidity for most of the things that cause me to :scratch when I'm on the road.

Passing someone at the crest of a hill you can't see over? Stupid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
Me too. Too bad the cagers don't see it that way....

Me too. Too bad the cagers don't see it that way.

Thank doG there hasn't been a case of 2 cars meeting up with each other at the crest of a hill or coming around a corner 'cause I'M the one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
@VC: I'm confused Please explain your...

@VC: I'm confused

Please explain your thought processes. Use small words 'cause I'm obviously not real bright

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
You talkin to me? If so, please point out...

You talkin to me?

If so, please point out where I was advocating shooting anyone. If the question was unclear: since we're going on about how dangerous cyclists are, I was wondering if anyone had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
No joke, huh? I'm curious if there's been a...

No joke, huh?

I'm curious if there's been a case of a cyclist ever killing a cager. ...cause sure as shootin it happens the other way!

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
I'm the other way: 90% rural and prefer to ride...

I'm the other way: 90% rural and prefer to ride in a way that persuades other road users that they may not really want to be on the other side of the road at a certain point *when appropriate.*
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,721
Posted By Gummee!
Try driving an 88 Dodge truck. G'head. Hit...

Try driving an 88 Dodge truck.

G'head. Hit me. Truck cost $250. What'd YOUR car cost?

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,416
Posted By Gummee!
...and we're on the road with these people! ...

...and we're on the road with these people!

In the greater scheme of things, other cars are going to be 'in your way' MUCH more than any bicycle or group of cyclists, yet other cars (typically)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,721
Posted By Gummee!
Yeah, I've had that happen too. I don't get...

Yeah, I've had that happen too.

I don't get it, but oh well

My commute was 'interesting' this AM. I was driving the truck 'cause the driver's side wheel is locked up on my Focus. I'm trundling...
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