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Old 10-22-2012, 07:33 AM   #17476
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He must have been shopping for a new desktop photo


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It is, I just happen to be driving by as he was doing lap after lap in front of the photo person.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:34 AM   #17477
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Probably a brake slide more than a power drift. Right toe is tucked in tight like on the rear brake.
Which means someone's new heart might be splattered all over when he high-sides

but he's too upright to be deep in a slide, and he's too centered for it to be transitioning to a high-side, so I dunno... That's a lot of lever to catapult you if you DO go over...
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:40 AM   #17478
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Which means someone's new heart might be splattered all over when he high-sides

but he's too upright to be deep in a slide, and he's too centered for it to be transitioning to a high-side, so I dunno... That's a lot of lever to catapult you if you DO go over...

I'm also betting that it's a six pack of his favorite adult beverage.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #17479
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I love coming to this thread, but today I open it up and I have to go back four pages to find a picture of a dumbass on the gap. The "ADV" in ADV Rider does not stand for "Advice". Save it for one of the literally ten thousand "ATGATT" or "Riding Advice" threads, and go pontificate somewhere else, everyone knows Old Guys know best, thats how you got to be so old, etc etc. Now post some damn pictures.

I dont care if these are reposts, I like them, and they are actually from the gap.


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Fail! What is the point of hanging your butt off the bike if you're going to crawl your torso back to the center of the bike? If you want to hang off, hang off!
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:49 AM   #17480
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Fail! What is the point of hanging your butt off the bike if you're going to crawl your torso back to the center of the bike? If you want to hang off, hang off!

For our enjoyment?
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:53 AM   #17481
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Fail! What is the point of hanging your butt off the bike if you're going to crawl your torso back to the center of the bike? If you want to hang off, hang off!

Think of her arm length, and the limitations that entails, on the size of the bike she is on with the reach to the clip-ons she must make.

That may be about as much as she can do.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:12 AM   #17482
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few more things:

don't follow behind or beside big rigs, those tires blow and you're done
I have probably seen truck tires blow maybe twice in all my years of riding and driving..... until this past week. On the bike riding SE on Hwy 78 to check out the King's birthplace in Tupelo I had not one but two 18 wheeler rt rear trailer tires blow and disintegrate as I was about to pass them. This happened within a 5 min span time. Luckily my buddy and I managed to dodge the flying debris but WTH. We were fortunate that they were on the right side of the truck as we approached in the left lane. Certainly put us on high alert for the rest of the ride.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:14 AM   #17483
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I'm also betting that it's a six pack of his favorite adult beverage.

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Old 10-22-2012, 09:50 AM   #17484
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Think of her arm length, and the limitations that entails, on the size of the bike she is on with the reach to the clip-ons she must make.

That may be about as much as she can do.
That's what I was gonna say. Not all of us are 6'4" like me...
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:01 AM   #17485
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I have probably seen truck tires blow maybe twice in all my years of riding and driving..... until this past week. On the bike riding SE on Hwy 78 to check out the King's birthplace in Tupelo I had not one but two 18 wheeler rt rear trailer tires blow and disintegrate as I was about to pass them. This happened within a 5 min span time. Luckily my buddy and I managed to dodge the flying debris but WTH. We were fortunate that they were on the right side of the truck as we approached in the left lane. Certainly put us on high alert for the rest of the ride.
A friend of mine took a chunk of truck tire to the head through the window of his Jeep hard enough to knock him over into his passenger's lap and daze him, the passenger had to take the wheel and start steering it to the side until he recovered well enough.

Scary shit.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:09 AM   #17486
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A friend of mine took a chunk of truck tire to the head through the window of his Jeep hard enough to knock him over into his passenger's lap and daze him, the passenger had to take the wheel and start steering it to the side until he recovered well enough.

Scary shit.
Over the years, we've had a couple of incidents where a truck has shed a tire and wheel and it bounced over the center barrier, landed on a car, and killed the driver.

If you ever smell burning rubber on the road, watch for a tire tread that just came off a truck.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:24 AM   #17487
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Yeah! Man, that's engaged riding. I'll assume there's armor under those pants.
And a shitload of crazy under that red hair.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:27 AM   #17488
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Fail! What is the point of hanging your butt off the bike if you're going to crawl your torso back to the center of the bike? If you want to hang off, hang off!
Redheads can't fail. It is simply impossible.

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:41 AM   #17489
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few more things:

don't follow behind or beside big rigs, those tires blow and you're done

don't follow behind mow & blow crews; shit falls off their trucks

avoid that guy with the boat/PWC trailer heading home at 6pm; most of them let their trailers wag and there's a good chance he's had a few

avoid the do it yourself rental moving vans, most people can't keep them in the lines

don't follow trucks carrying gravel or rocks
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I have probably seen truck tires blow maybe twice in all my years of riding and driving..... until this past week. On the bike riding SE on Hwy 78 to check out the King's birthplace in Tupelo I had not one but two 18 wheeler rt rear trailer tires blow and disintegrate as I was about to pass them. This happened within a 5 min span time. Luckily my buddy and I managed to dodge the flying debris but WTH. We were fortunate that they were on the right side of the truck as we approached in the left lane. Certainly put us on high alert for the rest of the ride.
Turning this into a safety lecture, but WTH:

Good advice on those types of vehicles. I've got them hard-wired into my Riders BIOS. You see those and instinctively the Spidey Sense bells start sounding.

And keeping clear of tractor-trailers makes sense for other reasons: if you are following, you are in their "wake" and get a lot of wind buffeting and that can wear you down. Besides them, the wind buffeting is at it's worst and you're also in their Blind Quarter, so it's a double Whammy. And I don't like to follow big, tall vehicles because they block the view of road and traffic conditions ahead, which interferes withthe ole Spidey Sense. I generally pass tractor-trailers as quickly as I can because of the wake buffet and potential tire explosions. If a cager is just easing by s l o w l y, I'll drop back till I can pass quickly.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #17490
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A big chunk of steel that fell off a truck on I-97 bounced once and shattered the windshield on my truck right in front of my face at 75 mph comes to mind. That might have been fatal on the bike.

I also saw a load fall over on the trailer so it was hanging ten feet off the side. It went right over the heads of my kneeling survey crew on I-895. That would have been fatal except for pure dumb luck.

Then there were the sheets of 3/4" plywood that blew off a truck and sent me over the side of a causeway on the bike to avoid flying guillotines. I stay away from big trucks on the bike.
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