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slartidbartfast 02-15-2012 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by rocker59 (Post 17996759)
I don't know that guy, but it's likely that he's carrying camping gear.

Those of us who moto-camp tend to carry stuff. Tent, mattress, sleeping bag, towel, cooking stuff, etc., etc...

My guess is your Kiwis probably stayed in motels. :dunno

I know that if I go on a trip and motels are on the agenda, all I need is a toiletry bag and a couple pairs of underwear and socks...

Last time I rode 129 I was loaded up about like that - I was carrying camping gear, but also clothes and business stuff for a week-long conference and two weeks of work (including steel-toed boots and overalls), plus beach gear and a full set of scuba gear (wetsuit, BC, fins, regulators, etc), plus above-water and underwater cameras. I rode up to the conference in N. GA from LA, stopping off at Barber on the way and spending a long weekend riding in the Smokies. After the conference I rode back to Atlanta airport, flew from there to Hawaii for work and a weekend of diving. Returning two weeks later, I collected my bike and rode home.

Camping gear, tools, air compressor, etc. in the trunk, clothes & toiletries in one side case, U/W camera, boots, coveralls and beachwear in the other, camera, snacks, sunglasses, etc. in the tank bag, scuba gear in the black duffel, and a backpack with two laptops, another digital camera and other work supplies in the dry bag on top.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...c/DSCN2834.jpg

MiamiMotorcyclist 02-15-2012 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17997735)
Ya know... I don't have a problem with cutting corners IF and only IF you can see far enough around the corner to see there's nothing coming. While the guy on the RT is on the wrong side of the road, you can see he's looking well ahead. Flame away, but unless he's impacting someone else's ride, why bother condemning him?

M

There are lots of places you can see the road well ahead. You can often see one turn while entering another.

When I first went back in the early 90's we had the place mostly to ourselves and may have cut a corner or two in order to hit the "berm" in the road just for fun.
I wouldn't do it today and didn't the last time I was there but I can see the appeal. It's not about straightening the curve it's just tempting to hit the sweet spot in some of the turns.

The only other people on the road back in the 90's when I first went were:
1) some lunatic in an old volvo. I could hear his tires squealing the whole time as he kept up with me going through the road. It was only my 2nd run and I was on a friend's bike so I wasn't going to try and put more distance between us but I kind of wanted to.

2) a couple of locals on bikes who tried to bait me into going faster. I eventually slowed and waved them past, again on my friend's bike. Probably helped me stay smart that I didn't want to push it on a bike that I didn't own.

scarysharkface 02-15-2012 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Ranger Ron (Post 17995907)

Now that is what I call optimism! :D

Sent from my phone, so this probably isn't what I meant to type.

lemieuxmc 02-15-2012 08:07 PM

"I know that if I go on a trip and motels (or models) are on the agenda, all I need is a toiletry bag and a couple pairs of underwear and socks..."


You ride a Guzzi... condoms, don't forget the condoms! :freaky

Lost Rider 02-15-2012 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 17997735)
Ya know... I don't have a problem with cutting corners IF and only IF you can see far enough around the corner to see there's nothing coming. While the guy on the RT is on the wrong side of the road, you can see he's looking well ahead. Flame away, but unless he's impacting someone else's ride, why bother condemning him?

M

Absolutely agreed, do it myself sometimes, except the part about there's not really any good corner for that on the Dragon no matter the speed, ridden it many times. In order for Mr. RT Doucher to be where he's at, he must have been over the line before he was around the curve and couldn't have seen all the way around the corner.
Let alone that it's already known to be a dangerous stretch of road due to riders like this and there's nowhere safe to be on the wrong side of the road here.
I love roads you can safely see well ahead and use the entire road, The Dragon is not one of them.

If I wouldn't have had some other douche on a bike that big almost run me off the road while on the dragon, I probably wouldn't find this photo to be so.... ugly and yet funny that he would post it himself on MOA forum. We all make mistakes when riding, but to proudly post such an unsafe act is just plain stupid and deserves ridicule.

As for the comment about his poor packing skills, agreed. He sucks at that along with operating his two wheeled palace in a safe manner.

Double fail. :lol3



http://lostrider.smugmug.com/photos/...G22KpK3-XL.jpg

GoGo Gadget 02-15-2012 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by scarysharkface (Post 17992796)
It's actually a good skill to have, imho. Go practice somewhere straight and obviously no traffic, then work your way up to being able to maneuver the bike. It's really nice to be able to wiggle the right hand every now and again on a long ride. And you're exactly right that it's not so easy at first.

John

I know some motor cops who would reach over and control their partners throttle while he put his rain gear on, then switch. That is a bit too risky for me.

100mpg 02-16-2012 01:55 AM

:eek1:eek1 You doubled the value of the bike!
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Originally Posted by Ranger Ron (Post 17995907)


100mpg 02-16-2012 01:59 AM

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Originally Posted by scarysharkface (Post 17997985)
Sent from my phone, so this probably isn't what I meant to type.

:poser

Now that's funny.

Noone 02-16-2012 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by DAKEZ (Post 17992969)

That looks like a section of the BRP.

Robert OK 02-16-2012 06:11 AM

Am curious, what in the picture reflects his packing skills if you don't know what he's packing? :ear

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Originally Posted by Lost Rider (Post 17998748)
...
As for the comment about his poor packing skills, agreed. He sucks at that along with operating his two wheeled palace in a safe manner.

Double fail. :lol3



http://lostrider.smugmug.com/photos/...G22KpK3-XL.jpg


Ritalin Boy 02-16-2012 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Lost Rider (Post 17998748)
Absolutely agreed, do it myself sometimes, except the part about there's not really any good corner for that on the Dragon no matter the speed, ridden it many times. In order for Mr. RT Doucher to be where he's at, he must have been over the line before he was around the curve and couldn't have seen all the way around the corner.
Let alone that it's already known to be a dangerous stretch of road due to riders like this and there's nowhere safe to be on the wrong side of the road here.
I love roads you can safely see well ahead and use the entire road, The Dragon is not one of them.

If I wouldn't have had some other douche on a bike that big almost run me off the road while on the dragon, I probably wouldn't find this photo to be so.... ugly and yet funny that he would post it himself on MOA forum. We all make mistakes when riding, but to proudly post such an unsafe act is just plain stupid and deserves ridicule.

As for the comment about his poor packing skills, agreed. He sucks at that along with operating his two wheeled palace in a safe manner.

Double fail. :lol3



http://lostrider.smugmug.com/photos/...G22KpK3-XL.jpg

You should have posted a link from *his* smugmug account. For all we know that's you. :wink:

DAKEZ 02-16-2012 06:20 AM

BRP??? what?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Noone (Post 18000085)
That looks like a section of the BRP.

<TABLE id=ListResults cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><TBODY><TR class=even><TD width=32 align=right>**</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Breeder Reactor Program</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD width=32 align=right>**</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Business Reliability Planning</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=even><TD width=32 align=right>**</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Backward Reservation Protocol</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD width=32 align=right>**</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Block Replacement Policy</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=even><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Brest Recherches Plongées (French: Brest Diving Research; Brest, France)</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Budget Reconstruction Loan</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=even><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Berlin Radar Program</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Block-Based Retrieval Problem</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=even><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Barrière Réactive Perméable (French: Permeable Reactive Barrier)</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Budget, Requirements and Program (US DoD)</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=even><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Bureau of Resource Protection (Massachusetts)</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Business Resource Portal (UK)</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=even><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Bright Red Paper (band)</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Bachelor of Regional Planning</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=even><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Bible Reading Plan (various organizations)</TD><TD width=24>http://www.acronymfinder.com/~/st/i/find2.gif</TD></TR><TR class=odd><TD width=32 align=right>*</TD><TD width=60 noWrap>BRP</TD><TD>Big Red Pig (motorcycle)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

:lol3

LuciferMutt 02-16-2012 06:30 AM

Blue Ridge Parkway, I'm guessing...

uraberg 02-16-2012 06:53 AM

All this whining about "crossing the line only when there is enough line of sight" is a bunch of crap. It creates a bad habit, and at some point you'll do it exactly like that, out of habit. I don't care if you take yourself out, but if you pose a danger to anyone else, than you're an asshole, just like a drunk driver, or a texting soccermom.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that whatever speed you're carrying to justify leaving your lane is the same speed you can carry while staying in your lane if you become a better rider. Your line is in your lane. If you can't do it, then you need to go back to school.

I'm not against having as much fun on the bike as you can possibly have. I personally think that you should be allowed to do whatever the fuck you want, but if the freedoms you take are endangering someone else then you should be locked up.

TrashCan 02-16-2012 07:01 AM

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Originally Posted by uraberg (Post 18000679)
All this whining about "crossing the line only when there is enough line of sight" is a bunch of crap. It creates a bad habit, and at some point you'll do it exactly like that, out of habit. I don't care if you take yourself out, but if you pose a danger to anyone else, than you're an asshole, just like a drunk driver, or a texting soccermom.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that whatever speed you're carrying to justify leaving your lane is the same speed you can carry while staying in your lane if you become a better rider. Your line is in your lane. If you can't do it, then you need to go back to school.

I'm not against having as much fun on the bike as you can possibly have. I personally think that you should be allowed to do whatever the fuck you want, but if the freedoms you take are endangering someone else then you should be locked up.



Tell us how you really feel.:ear

Them panties that you are wearing may be a little tight, try these.:D

http://www.teapartytribune.com/wp-co...7503136821.jpg

:lol3


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