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Old 08-06-2013, 08:42 PM   #23056
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Fun picture.

Give me one really good reason to be dead center or beyond (he said this picture was taken after he started to correct, so must have been further out) rather than hugged closer to the inside of the corner?
He said it was after the Z started to correct.

I don't normally hug the white line very tight in a blind curve because it keeps you from seeing very far around the corner

I also ride in the left third of my lane on straighter 2 lane roads in case a deer or other critter decides to step out, it would give me an extra half second or so to react.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:44 PM   #23057
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Fun picture.

Give me one really good reason to be dead center or beyond (he said this picture was taken after he started to correct, so must have been further out) rather than hugged closer to the inside of the corner?

The more I think about it, FAIL for being that far out.....and WTF is escorting a truck?? Your a motorcycle, not a 'oversize vehicle' car with proper signals and lights.
Lol

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:45 PM   #23058
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He said it was after the Z started to correct.

I don't normally hug the white line very tight in a blind curve because it keeps you from seeing very far around the corner

I also ride in the left third of my lane on straighter 2 lane roads in case a deer or other critter decides to step out, it would give me an extra half second or so to react.
So going 20 mph you'd rather swing out in the lane?

OK.

And I'm sure you see a lot more cars than deer on 129, you might want to weigh your chances a little more the other way.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:45 PM   #23059
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The more I think about it, FAIL for being that far out.....and WTF is escorting a truck?? Your a motorcycle, not a 'oversize vehicle' car with proper signals and lights.
Ha, you just doubled down on the derp...

Have you ever even been to the Gap?

It's considered a courtesy when a rider warns oncoming traffic of a rolling 18-wheeled roadblock and they almost always get such an escort.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #23060
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So going 20 mph you'd rather swing out in the lane?

OK.
On the tight right handers with a bank that keeps you from seeing around the corner at all, yes, and you would too if you had any sense about you.

Not near or over the double yellow, but not with my shoulder buried up in the bank, either.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #23061
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...The more I think about it, FAIL for being that far out.....and WTF is escorting a truck?? Your a motorcycle, not a 'oversize vehicle' car with proper signals and lights.
Well, someone doesn't know the area and the road.

FAIL.

Both hazards are CLEARLY on. Rider, appears female to me, is in the CENTER of their lane.

Rider, and apparently person in TRUCK ... isn't an OVERSIZE VEHICLE ... just a big, maybe 30 to 40 foot, NORMAL truck of some sort; maybe a U-Haul that can make the roads and stay IN the lines; but isn't as narrow as motorcycle riding center lane.

This car well could have crashed into the "evil truck" even if the "evil truck" was fully inside the lines.

Some people are not as smart as they think they are...
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #23062
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Ha, you just doubled down on the derp...

Have you ever even been to the Gap?

It's considered a courtesy when a rider warns oncoming traffic of a rolling 18-wheeled roadblock and they almost always get such an escort.
And gets themselves almost killed by riding the middle of the road?

OK, yes, then derp on me.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:53 PM   #23063
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And gets themselves almost killed by riding the middle of the road?

OK, yes, then derp on me.
Know how I know that you don't know what the heck you're talking about when it comes to TOTD?
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #23064
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Some people are not as smart as they think they are...
They're usually the ones that like to talk the most.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:57 PM   #23065
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Well, someone doesn't know the area and the road.

FAIL.

Both hazards are CLEARLY on. Rider, appears female to me, is in the CENTER of their lane.

Rider, and apparently person in TRUCK ... isn't an OVERSIZE VEHICLE ... just a big, maybe 30 to 40 foot, NORMAL truck of some sort; maybe a U-Haul that can make the roads and stay IN the lines; but isn't as narrow as motorcycle riding center lane.

This car well could have crashed into the "evil truck" even if the "evil truck" was fully inside the lines.

Some people are not as smart as they think they are...
LOL!!

Yes, hazards on, so clearly a force field that protects you from being too far over in the road. Good argument there.

Good luck with you escorts! When you get mowed down so a Z from Florida doesn't hit a truck coming up behind you, feel really good about the speech someone gives you at the funeral on how you saved a life whilst sacrificing you own.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:00 PM   #23066
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LOL!!

Yes, hazards on, so clearly a force field that protects you from being too far over in the road. Good argument there.

Good luck with you escorts! When you get mowed down so a Z from Florida doesn't hit a truck coming up behind you, feel really good about the speech someone gives you at the funeral on how you saved a life whilst sacrificing you own.
Your ignorance makes my face hurt.



I don't know how you do it up there in PA, but you obviously don't know the area and the people that frequent it.
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LOL!!

Yes, hazards on, so clearly a force field that protects you from being too far over in the road. Good argument there.

Good luck with you escorts! When you get mowed down so a Z from Florida doesn't hit a truck coming up behind you, feel really good about the speech someone gives you at the funeral on how you saved a life whilst sacrificing you own.



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Old 08-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #23068
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Your ignorance makes my face hurt.



I don't know how you do it up there in PA, but you obviously don't know the area and the people that frequent it.

Might as well pull out all of the stops and give the idiot a

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Old 08-06-2013, 09:20 PM   #23069
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I don't know how you do it up there in PA, but you obviously don't know the area and the people that frequent it.
I guess not. I was there once for the day and never saw any 'escorts'.

I really don't see how riding up in front of a truck and putting yourself at increased personal risk is a 'courtesy'. Riding uphill around mostly blind corners on an MC with your hazards going to alert wannabe squids and grossly under experienced car drivers of an object far better able to handle them crossing the line and hitting them seems more akin to needless self-sacrifice.

Case in point the picture posted, where Foust-wannabe Z driver obviously does not give two squirts of Monster energy drink about Dakar riding, hazard blinking bike rider.

If I was going up that hill I'd sure as shit hugging the white line at that point in the corner and not 1/2 way + out in the lane. I'm way happier humping a deer's leg at 20mph, than sucking the hood of whatever is coming down the road at me doing 60mph.

BTW, yes, in PA we don't escort trucks. You guys can do it on your TOTD/129/Deals Gap road and when I come visit I'll DERP??!? when I see it. And when I leave you can go back to clearing the road for semi's. Good Luck.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #23070
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I guess not. I was there once for the day and never saw any 'escorts'.

I really don't see how riding up in front of a truck and putting yourself at increased personal risk is a 'courtesy'. Riding uphill around mostly blind corners on an MC with your hazards going to alert wannabe squids and grossly under experienced car drivers of an object far better able to handle them crossing the line and hitting them seems more akin to needless self-sacrifice.

Case in point the picture posted, where Foust-wannabe Z driver obviously does not give two squirts of Monster energy drink about Dakar riding, hazard blinking bike rider.

If I was going up that hill I'd sure as shit hugging the white line at that point in the corner and not 1/2 way + out in the lane. I'm way happier humping a deer's leg at 20mph, than sucking the hood of whatever is coming down the road at me doing 60mph.

BTW, yes, in PA we don't escort trucks. You guys can do it on your TOTD/129/Deals Gap road and when I come visit I'll DERP??!? when I see it.
What hill really? The TOTD is relatively flat compared to the rest of the area.

But ultimately, you trying to tell me that riding 20mph in the center of the lane is somehow SO much more dangerous to the rider than riding at 60mph on the white line?
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