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Old 09-03-2013, 07:51 AM   #23941
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Don't see too many of these:

Probably referring to those Tingley rubber overboots, great for riding in the rain or sloppin' hogs or whatever...
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:01 AM   #23942
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #23943
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pot....kettle
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But it's fun to watch the Internet fury. :)
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:13 AM   #23944
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I apologize , I wasn't picking on smaller bikes , I was trying to scold a childish loudmouth .
What makes you think you're in any position to "scold" anybody?

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Old 09-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #23945
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What makes you think you're in any position to "scold" anybody?
He has an avatar with a guy on a race bike, he must know what he is talking about....
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:33 AM   #23946
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What makes you think you're in any position to "scold" anybody?

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He has an avatar with a guy on a race bike, he must know what he is talking about....
And you two are WHO? Nobody either.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #23947
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Spot the fails?

I always like to see someone proving that you don't need a 600cc+ bike to get out on the street and have some fun.

As for fails - well the first thing that jumped out at me is wearing your helmet so high on your head. It should be rotated forward so you have an inch less of forehead showing in the face-port and your chin is not sticking out the bottom. As it is, you can't see the instruments without nodding your head. More than likely that helmet doesn't fit you properly or it would not be comfortable like that.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:47 AM   #23948
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I hope he washes that seat.
I hate to think of that cute ass sliding down the tarmac!
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:56 AM   #23949
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Obviously dressed for the camera - Further proof that people do (more) stupid things when a lens is pointed at them.

Still, these folks all appear to be having fun. The rug burns (if indeed that's what they are) are sinply further proof of that.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #23950
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I hate to think of that cute ass sliding down the tarmac!
So what would you like to see it sliding down?
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:51 AM   #23951
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Oh, in in reply to the common problems spotted, yeah, gonna find a better system than the bungee net. The spare helmet was for passengers down in Louisiana, because I was supposed to spend a decent amount of time down there (it got put to good use), and there's too much stuff for the same reason.

I have no excuse for the cowboy boots or being a pencil neck geek.
Don't stress it Yeps. We all start somewhere and usually with a simple and inexpensive gear. Then we learn what works and what doesn't and either we upgrade or leave it be...My first duffel bag was a black trash bag under a bungee net back in '95

I enjoyed reading your trip report Hope the rest of it is fun and safe....

Cheers,
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #23952
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the fatality map



that was my friend, Adam Bell

Link to his story HERE
I took a pretty good look at that site, the newspaper extracts in particular. I didn't even read Dan's respone on the right side of the first Willimantic Chronicle write-up before I got mad. It's frustrating that, no matter who's at fault in the accident, public opinion seems to be very much in favor of the rider causing the problem.

edit: and a very similar thing happened to a friend of mine in Daleville, AL in '06 on Hwy 84. An elderly woman turned left into oncoming traffic on a 4-lane split highway in an attempt to get to the intersection in the median and had a head-on with Mike. Even sadder was his wife was travelling just behind him and got caught at the traffic light at the intersection of 84 and Daleville Ave.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #23953
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sorry to hear about your friend.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #23954
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As for fails - well the first thing that jumped out at me is wearing your helmet so high on your head. It should be rotated forward so you have an inch less of forehead showing in the face-port and your chin is not sticking out the bottom. As it is, you can't see the instruments without nodding your head. More than likely that helmet doesn't fit you properly or it would not be comfortable like that.
Disagree, that's how a good, tight fitting race helmet looks on your head. The chinbars on many brands (e.g. Arai, Shoei) tend to be short/high and the eyes are meant to sit low in the eyeport, fit for a sporty riding position. Just looks funny on a bike where you're sitting upright. Look at how Grand Prix racers wear their helmets, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't wear ill-fitting ones!



If your eyes are sitting near the top of the eyeport your helmet is too big and probably won't stay on your head in a crash. You (Yeps) might want another helmet with a lower chinbar or larger visor opening that's better suited to your riding position, but the fit looks fine IMO.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:51 PM   #23955
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And you two are WHO? Nobody either.
We have just as much say on the internet as you do, oh ye of swollen head.
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