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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By vaara
That's another one I want to do. How well is the...

That's another one I want to do. How well is the route signposted? I'm GPS-challenged, though I do have Skobbler on my phone.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-10-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By vaara
I've ridden Bear Valley Road, but not the others...

I've ridden Bear Valley Road, but not the others mentioned.

I do want to ride Fish Rock Road sometime. And the Parkfield Grade, part of which is gravel.

Other than that, and the ride up to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By vaara
Great info - thanks! :clap

Great info - thanks! :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By vaara
^^^ Yep, that's definitely one of the...

^^^ Yep, that's definitely one of the destinations I have in mind. The whole time I lived in LA, I never made it up there during poppy season... hoping to remedy that now.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By vaara
SoCal wildflower viewing ideas?

I'm thinking about taking a few days to ride around central and southern California in March or April, and it occurred to me that thanks to the wet December we had (with more to come, hopefully) this...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,175
Posted By vaara
Burney Falls would be a nice place to stop on...

Burney Falls would be a nice place to stop on your way north, even if just for a snack or something. It's nice and shady, which you'll appreciate since it'll probably be blazing hot when you ride...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 764
Posted By vaara
If the snow is bad enough that there are chain...

If the snow is bad enough that there are chain controls, I wouldn't be surprised if CHP turned you back. Years ago I was on a moto tour in mid-October, and had to detour around Tioga Pass because it...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,238
Posted By vaara
Actually the OP does have a motorcycle license,...

Actually the OP does have a motorcycle license, but it seems to be restricted to mopeds that can go up to 30 mph (category "AM"); the note "79(3)" next to the category "A" entry seems to indicate...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,238
Posted By vaara
Contrary to the popular belief that any "illegal"...

Contrary to the popular belief that any "illegal" can now waltz over the border and get a California driver's license with no questions asked, there are actually very specific restrictions on who is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
It's all symptomatic of a "wink wink, nudge...

It's all symptomatic of a "wink wink, nudge nudge" attitude to moto safety (and this is not aimed at you specifically; I think we're all guilty to some extent) that calls into question the sincerity...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
At the risk of engaging in a bit of equine...

At the risk of engaging in a bit of equine sado-necrophilia :dhorse , another case in point is the semi-legal status of lane-splitting here in California.

A lawmaker wants to explicitly legalize...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
And so we're back to "motorcycle safety Kabuki."...

And so we're back to "motorcycle safety Kabuki." No one really wants -- or is able -- to mandate better safety for all riders. And so no one will.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh257/LexLaw/Fl...

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
This. Illinois is actually thinking of...

This.

Illinois is actually thinking of introducing graduated licensing -- this in a state where helmets are, of course, optional.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
IMHO, an example of an "instructor-centered"...

IMHO, an example of an "instructor-centered" program to the classroom would be one where an instructor stands in front of a group of students as an authority figure and dispenses words of wisdom - in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
The ones who are future former...

The ones who are future former RiderCoaches<sup>SM</sup> seem to be thrilled.

Which begs the question: are students better served by a program that is more instructor-centered?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
It's always riding season in California. :)

It's always riding season in California. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
I'm curious too. The information I have is only...

I'm curious too. The information I have is only second-hand, but many of the comments I've seen relate to the fact that the new program is much more "instructor-centered" than the MSF BRC is.
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By vaara
Destination Highways...

Destination Highways (http://www.destinationhighways.com/) is another great resource, at least for the California and Washington portions of your journey. They have a new app, too.
Forum: New Zealand 01-12-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By vaara
Truer words were never spoken... I rode around...

Truer words were never spoken... I rode around the entire South Island in 10 days and it was a bit of a marathon (but an incredibly enjoyable and awesome one, despite the dodgy November weather). :)...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,035
Posted By vaara
Great start! :clap Looking forward to the rest.

Great start! :clap Looking forward to the rest.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-05-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,270
Posted By vaara
This guy tried it the other way. He got pretty...

This guy tried it the other way. He got pretty close.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=955061
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By vaara
No, it's really not a big deal* ... going south,...

No, it's really not a big deal* ... going south, once you get through the Presidio you have to navigate about 6 miles of heavy traffic on a 6-lane arterial, which then becomes a freeway for a bit,...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By vaara
Ha. I was on a group ride there once, and the...

Ha. I was on a group ride there once, and the passenger on the lead rider's Harley had to :puke1 along the way too.

Re: avoiding San Francisco, the suggestion above (to take an enormous detour via...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By vaara
OC to Oakland in one day along Highway 1 is a bit...

OC to Oakland in one day along Highway 1 is a bit of a tall order, esp. if it's stormy.

Also, there's currently a landslide blocking it right at the LA/Ventura County line; dunno if it'll be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,161
Posted By vaara
Ditto on 2 of those, plus the Bay Area and...

Ditto on 2 of those, plus the Bay Area and Seattle.



Ditto again, except only 1 incident here (<10 mph lowside on a wet streetcar track).

For the past 7 years - 5 of them right here in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,161
Posted By vaara
True story: When I was 25 I was diagnosed with a...

True story: When I was 25 I was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening medical condition. A couple of years later it occurred to me that motorcycling would be a fun "carpe diem" sort of thing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,161
Posted By vaara
From this, we can safely conclude that all...

From this, we can safely conclude that all non-motorcyclists are immortal.
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,516
Posted By vaara
I've done that ride (in reverse) many times -...

I've done that ride (in reverse) many times - great stuff! :clap
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,117
Posted By vaara
But in California, it is perfectly legal (and...

But in California, it is perfectly legal (and common) to lane-split.

Ditto on the non-Harley-renting. In fact San Francisco has 2 moto rental shops within a few blocks of one another; one rents a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By vaara
Aren't the side cases wider than the bars anyway?

Aren't the side cases wider than the bars anyway?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,420
Posted By vaara
I think there have been a few discussions on BARF...

I think there have been a few discussions on BARF about this - for obvious reasons.

One thing people say a lot is that it's like suddenly having 2 flat tires.
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 56,785
Posted By vaara
Wow, what a great adventure! And welcome to...

Wow, what a great adventure!

And welcome to California!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,314
Posted By vaara
Ditto, as I posted above. The...

Ditto, as I posted above.



The California driving public has had decades to adjust to the idea of lane-splitting. Drivers in other states, not so much - unless they happen to be from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
I should have phrased that better -- instead of...

I should have phrased that better -- instead of "obtaining employment," I should have written "becoming an instructor." As far as I know, they still plan to use individual sites -- hence the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,314
Posted By vaara
Changing the law is all well and good, but again...

Changing the law is all well and good, but again - the problem is how to change cagers' attitudes. They outnumber (and outweigh) us exponentially.

Texting while driving and left-lane banditry are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,314
Posted By vaara
Bad apples or not -- and we do have plenty of...

Bad apples or not -- and we do have plenty of them here -- lane splitting works just fine here in California. In ~12 years of riding here, I've been intentionally blocked once. That one time is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,230
Posted By vaara
I have serious concerns about some of the...

I have serious concerns about some of the verbiage in the T&Cs attached to the instructor application -- and I'm not the only one. I would encourage all California RCs to read the entire application,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,314
Posted By vaara
The Feds do exert some control over the states...

The Feds do exert some control over the states when it comes to funding -- specifically, by threatening to withhold federal highway funding from states that don't adopt certain laws. That's how the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,902
Posted By vaara
I definitely did! Rode 3200 kms around the South...

I definitely did! Rode 3200 kms around the South Island. The weather wasn't ideal, but it looks like that's pretty typical for a New Zealand spring...
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