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Gummee! 06-03-2008 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
Oh, you'd totally have a better time. Way better time. At least that's what you'd try to keep telling yourself. :lol3

Cool pics! :thumb

Nicer bike = lighter, stiffer, faster.

Better time? :dunno

M

kbasa 06-03-2008 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Nicer bike = lighter, stiffer, faster.

Better time? :dunno

M

It was a nice day of cruising.

yooperbikemike 06-03-2008 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Askel
Presented without comment. I'm the Red Jacket that most resembles my avatar. :D

Dude, it's haircut time.

:lol3

Gummee! 06-03-2008 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbasa
It was a nice day of cruising.

I've come to determine that 'going riding' means different things to other people. :norton

I say 'you riding off-road?' they say yes and I think roots, rocks, mud, uphill, downhill, :ricky etc. FWI have seen, its more like fire roads, gravel trails, and easy round the neighborhood. ie: 'a nice day of cruising.'

Me? If I'm not muddy, scratched, and possibly bleeding, it wasn't a good ride. :nah Notice I didn't say things that say 'falling down.' :nono That's to be avoided if at all possible. :nod

M

Cat0020 06-03-2008 12:50 PM

Bicycle on scooter.
 
Here is my first attempt:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...r/SUC50664.jpg
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...r/SUC50665.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...r/SUC50667.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...r/SUC50669.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...r/SUC50670.jpg

Let me know what do you think.

Mercury264 06-03-2008 01:42 PM

You're missing a wheel.

Gummee! 06-03-2008 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mercury264
You're missing a wheel.

I've seen a few pros that could wheelie a road bike, but...

Hard to ride without that thar front wheel. :nod

Otherwise... Why'd you put it on the side with the exhaust?

M

White Tenere 06-03-2008 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbasa
What I did today.

Angel Island, San Francisco Bay.

It was fun and I pretty much had the island to myself. I didn't see another person the whole time I was on the fire road.

http://kbasa.smugmug.com/photos/306392222_XLsyw-XL.jpg

Very cool pic, looks like a good time. I had that same Gary Fisher till my brother borrowed it...long story.

UP N MTNS

pierce 06-03-2008 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cat0020
Here is my first attempt:

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...r/SUC50664.jpg
Let me know what do you think.


where's the yakima strap thing that secures the rear wheel to the tray?

I hope that pannier bracket is attached really securely to the scoot, because you're going to be putting a lot more torque moment on it than a hard case would. I'd keep an eye on the frame welds for cracks.

Cat0020 06-04-2008 05:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
Hard to ride without that thar front wheel. :nod

Otherwise... Why'd you put it on the side with the exhaust?

M

Front wheel is easier to secure than the main bulk of a bicycle on a scooter.
Just use a wheel fork on the other side.

I can put the bike on either side of the scooter, but with the bicycle drivetrain on the outside of the scooter, I can place the bicycle closer to the center of the scooter. Also keep weigh opposite of sidestand/centerstand deployment side. BTW, it's a 250cc scooter, doesn't put out hot exhaust that would melt bicycle tires at 5" away.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
where's the yakima strap thing that secures the rear wheel to the tray?

I hope that pannier bracket is attached really securely to the scoot, because you're going to be putting a lot more torque moment on it than a hard case would. I'd keep an eye on the frame welds for cracks.

This is only my first attempt, the next version would look something like this to keep weight along the center of the scooter:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../bikerack2.jpg

Gummee! 06-04-2008 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cat0020
Front wheel is easier to secure than the main bulk of a bicycle on a scooter.
Just use a wheel fork on the other side.

I can put the bike on either side of the scooter, but with the bicycle drivetrain on the outside of the scooter, I can place the bicycle closer to the center of the scooter. Also keep weigh opposite of sidestand/centerstand deployment side. BTW, it's a 250cc scooter, doesn't put out hot exhaust that would melt bicycle tires at 5" away.



This is only my first attempt, the next version would look something like this to keep weight along the center of the scooter:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../bikerack2.jpg

Yeah, I want one of them box/bike carriers too. Gonna hafta figger out how to get one done for my GS-ADV

M

Jabba 06-04-2008 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cat0020
Front wheel is easier to secure than the main bulk of a bicycle on a scooter.
Just use a wheel fork on the other side.

I can put the bike on either side of the scooter, but with the bicycle drivetrain on the outside of the scooter, I can place the bicycle closer to the center of the scooter. Also keep weigh opposite of sidestand/centerstand deployment side. BTW, it's a 250cc scooter, doesn't put out hot exhaust that would melt bicycle tires at 5" away.



This is only my first attempt, the next version would look something like this to keep weight along the center of the scooter:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2.../bikerack2.jpg


Kind of a Rube Goldberg spine fracturing device in the event of a rear ender, eh?!

Gummee! 06-04-2008 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jabba
Kind of a Rube Goldberg spine fracturing device in the event of a rear ender, eh?!

You get rear ended, the bike is the LAST of yer worries!

M

Cat0020 06-04-2008 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jabba
Kind of a Rube Goldberg spine fracturing device in the event of a rear ender, eh?!

If someone read ends you while you have a contraption like that on your moto, they're likely to be legally blind, drunk or fallen asleep at the wheel.

http://www.newschannel5.tv/2008/6/2/...atamoros-Crash

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,362147,00.html

A car driven by an alleged drunken driver plowed into a bicycle race along a highway near the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday, killing one cyclist and injuring 10 others.

Juan Campos was apparently drunk and had fallen asleep at the wheel before crashing into the race in Monterrey, Mexico, police investigator Jose Alfredo Rodriguez said.

A photograph taken by a city official shows the horrifying moment of impact. The force of the collision sent bicyclists and equipment high into the air and Matamoros newspaper El Maņana described children crying, women shouting for help and men trying to lynch Campos before police arrived to arrest him.

Killed in the crash was Alejandro Alvarez, 37, of Monterrey.

Campos told police he was an American citizen from Brownsville, Texas. The U.S. consulate could not immediately confirm that.

"We are looking into the incident in terms of whether American citizens were involved,'' consulate spokesman Todd Huizinga told the Associated Press.

The crash happened 15 minutes into the race along a highway between Playa Bagdad and Matamoros, authorities said.

A total of 452 cyclists were participating in the 21-mile race, which was canceled after the incident.

kbasa 06-04-2008 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee!
I've come to determine that 'going riding' means different things to other people. :norton

I say 'you riding off-road?' they say yes and I think roots, rocks, mud, uphill, downhill, :ricky etc. FWI have seen, its more like fire roads, gravel trails, and easy round the neighborhood. ie: 'a nice day of cruising.'

Me? If I'm not muddy, scratched, and possibly bleeding, it wasn't a good ride. :nah Notice I didn't say things that say 'falling down.' :nono That's to be avoided if at all possible. :nod

M

It's mostly a training thing for me. I get my speed thrills on something bigger, while wearing more protective gear. :D


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