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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
Yeah. C'mon ... what type of person wouldn't...

Yeah. C'mon ... what type of person wouldn't laugh at that question and reply, "So, where are you from?"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,051
My daily commute takes me through three...

My daily commute takes me through three roundabouts. Wheeeeeeee!

These are fed by boulevards with two lanes in each direction. So the roundabouts have two lanes. You could describe them as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,051
Aaaaaaaaargh! This is the law. The law, folks!...

Aaaaaaaaargh! This is the law. The law, folks! Turn into the nearest lane. We were taught in driver's ed. Yet only 1 in 100 people follow this law.

Yesterday I waited to turn left onto a two-lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
To which I would proudly reply, "Nope! Sold it!...

To which I would proudly reply, "Nope! Sold it! But my wife has a minivan."
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-10-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
On the left fork. Lends a nice perspective, and...

On the left fork. Lends a nice perspective, and believe it or not, that location is less shaky than the windscreen. In fact, it's quite smooth.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,166
Thank you, whoever quoted catweasel. I have...

Thank you, whoever quoted catweasel. I have catweasel on my ignore list, so that's the only way I could have seen his post.

Maliciousness isn't only an American phenomenon. Thirty years ago, a...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,738
The OP plans to go wild camping and trail riding,...

The OP plans to go wild camping and trail riding, which are more conducive to hammock camping than what I do. I stick to campgrounds. On my last trip, in October, I tent camped as always, but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
If I understand that question correctly, I don't...

If I understand that question correctly, I don't think it's stupid. I have only a faint idea why off-road bikes use spoked wheels. What's stupid about asking why?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
Awww ... yes, that's the store I was talking...

Awww ... yes, that's the store I was talking about.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
Were you in Franklin, or were you at that corner...

Were you in Franklin, or were you at that corner gas station/convenience store at the turnoff to Wayah Road? Just curious ... I always stop at that store on the way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
I'm the same way -- almost. I cherish my Kawasaki...

I'm the same way -- almost. I cherish my Kawasaki pint glass.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-17-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,821
I liked it, especially the Doug Henry and the...

I liked it, especially the Doug Henry and the African doctor sections. The movie reminded me of Step Into Liquid.

Mickey Rourke almost seemed human.

When I got there, I was the only person in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
"So, what's your opinion on ATGATT?" Ha ha!...

"So, what's your opinion on ATGATT?"

Ha ha! Well, I do wear ATGATT, but my attitude is, "I'll survive if I crash," and not, "I'll make sure I'll kill the guy in the car so I can survive the crash...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
Ha ha! Exactly! The funny thing is: People...

Ha ha! Exactly! The funny thing is: People already know that they're bad drivers. Whenever someone says they want an SUV because they're safer in accidents, I think to myself, "Why don't you pay...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
The closest supermarket has a regular parking...

The closest supermarket has a regular parking lot, but also has parallel parking in front. Each space is denoted by a white line painted on the street. The parking spots are very long -- not like the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
What kind of idiot uses synthetic oil, when you...

What kind of idiot uses synthetic oil, when you have to change it every 3,000 miles? However, synthetic oil is great for lubricating the chain. You have to re-lube the chain only once every 10,000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 471,530
Where I live, the drivers were batshit insane...

Where I live, the drivers were batshit insane during the first two weekday evenings after the time change. Did anyone else notice this?

I seldom have problems with people pulling out in front of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 471,530
This happens all the time to people on bicycles....

This happens all the time to people on bicycles. When I ride a bicycle, I follow the traffic laws. That confuses the hell out of drivers. Suddenly, drivers want to repeal the laws of right-of-way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
Yes, exactly. I have asked, "How do you like your...

Yes, exactly. I have asked, "How do you like your bike?" plenty of times. Usually I'm wearing a Roadcrafter, so the context is obvious. And when people ask me how I like my Versys, I can tell if they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 471,530
It is risky. But so is sitting still at a green...

It is risky. But so is sitting still at a green light, with traffic coming up behind.

I often do the same thing (even though filtering is illegal here), because these slow, distracted drivers get...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24,324
Views: 1,674,092
Thanks for the advice on the route from DC to...

Thanks for the advice on the route from DC to Long Island, everyone!

I'll take the route we took in our car a few weeks ago, the Verazzano and the Belt. I hope I have a better experience next time...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 24,324
Views: 1,674,092
On a Friday in October (Oct. 3, to be exact), I'm...

On a Friday in October (Oct. 3, to be exact), I'm getting off the Auto Train in D.C. and riding to Hempstead, Long Island, to visit my son, who is a freshman at Hofstra. This will get me in the...
Forum: Face plant 09-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,528
You handled this in exemplary fashion. As Bill...

You handled this in exemplary fashion. As Bill Harris pointed out, the people on the scene were too stupid to trust to make a coherent 911 call that would get an ambulance to the correct location. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
Ha ha! My reply would be a long pause in which I...

Ha ha! My reply would be a long pause in which I look at the helmet in my hand, then at my boots, my 'Stich and my gloves. "Uh, fuck no, officer. Do I look like I have a death wish?"

I go out for...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,682,055
Shhhhh, pinevally! If more people learn the...

Shhhhh, pinevally! If more people learn the secret of wool -- that it's the best fabric on the planet -- the price will skyrocket!

I've gotten to the point where I wear only wool socks. I'll never...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,682,055
I don't see many people showing the clothes that...

I don't see many people showing the clothes that they're packing. I'm about to go on a two-week trip from South Florida to Long Island and back, and I'm trying to figure out the clothes piece of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 471,530
Are you and I twins, SxyRdr? Same thing happened...

Are you and I twins, SxyRdr? Same thing happened one of the last times I drove my 2000 diesel Jetta (dark green). It was a jalopy with faded paint, and when a guy in a brand-new car tried to bully...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
I owned a diesel Jetta for about 12 years. In all...

I owned a diesel Jetta for about 12 years. In all that time, I filled it with gasoline only once. I filled the tank, was putting the pump handle away, and realized what I had done. Pushed it away...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
I got another version of that: I'd be refueling...

I got another version of that: I'd be refueling my diesel Jetta, and some dude in a deafening ThuNderStroke (or whatever the hell they call those gigantic diesel pickup trux for guys with small...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
Yeah, 1.5 sounds about right. In my Personal...

Yeah, 1.5 sounds about right.

In my Personal Code of Conduct that no one else knows anything about (but I get angry when they don't follow it), a man should look around after he refuels, to see if...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 18,501
Simonhantler and ibgary mention my biggest...

Simonhantler and ibgary mention my biggest concern. My next trip will be in the mountains in early October along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including a few nights a mile high. It will be chilly, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,908
I always shoulder check, and I saved my ass once...

I always shoulder check, and I saved my ass once by doing so. That coulda-been-accident reinforced the habit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
UnsureFooting's tale of a murderous driver in...

UnsureFooting's tale of a murderous driver in Dallas reminds me of this story from 1985:

The Saab and the Beetle
It was summer, and I was home in Fort Worth. I had just finished my fourth year of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 471,530
Yeah, that's the point of a stop sign. If the...

Yeah, that's the point of a stop sign. If the truck driver stopped at a four-way stop, and saw a motorcycle approaching the stop sign without slowing down, he should have waited for the motorcycle to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 423,287
I'm not sure, but maybe you're seeing people who...

I'm not sure, but maybe you're seeing people who are wearing back protectors? Some back protectors have a strap across the waist, as well as shoulder straps. Maybe you're seeing people who are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 471,530
Tommysmothers' shoulder and/or head: 1,000,000 ...

Tommysmothers' shoulder and/or head: 1,000,000

I'm glad she clipped the mailbox and not you, man!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,560
I answer the "aren't you hot in that" question...

I answer the "aren't you hot in that" question very straightforwardly, so I don't risk sounding sarcastic or snide. For example, "I'd rather sweat than bleed" might sound condescending to a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,212
Yes, the Basic Rider Course is really basic. I...

Yes, the Basic Rider Course is really basic. I had never ridden a motorcycle until I took the course, and I didn't even understand how sequential shifting worked. Most of the people in my class were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 471,530
Ha ha! Yes, it is! You guys ... smh

Ha ha! Yes, it is!

You guys ... smh
Forum: Trip Planning 07-14-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,212
OP, I hope you imbibe Mastery's wisdom. It...

OP, I hope you imbibe Mastery's wisdom.

It is rather depressing wisdom. But it's valuable.

I worked with a guy who married late in life, to a woman who we adored, and they were saving money and...
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