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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,806
Posted By Snowbird
OP hasn't been back since Nov. 15.

OP hasn't been back since Nov. 15.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 18,763
Posted By Snowbird
I better watch myself. A few days ago, I stopped...

I better watch myself. A few days ago, I stopped to move an endangered tortoise off the road. I stopped on the shoulder, but the road was a bit narrow and there were some curves. If some rider or car...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 19,424
Posted By Snowbird
With all the grousing about H-D that goes on here...

With all the grousing about H-D that goes on here and elsewhere on the internet, I often wonder if anyone realizes there is another brand of US bike that directly competes with Harley: Indian. Those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 19,424
Posted By Snowbird
Your government seems to have become heavy handed...

Your government seems to have become heavy handed on many fronts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By Snowbird
Yes. The air your are breathing is too cold and...

Yes. The air your are breathing is too cold and dry and your chest needs more insulation. I'm not a doctor, but I play one on the internet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 12,020
Posted By Snowbird
I think the secret is that they are unfocused POS...

I think the secret is that they are unfocused POS OEM crap lights. The worst offenders are pickup trucks. "What blinding glare?" Well, not every vehicle driver sits four feet off the pavement.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 12,020
Posted By Snowbird
Most people are bigger fans of roundabouts than I...

Most people are bigger fans of roundabouts than I am. I'm pretty neutral on them, but they do present some difficulties for motorcycles, the biggest being that they drain to the outside and are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 12,020
Posted By Snowbird
Yellow means you must stop or be clearly past the...

Yellow means you must stop or be clearly past the intersection stop bar BEFORE it is red. Red means you must already be stopped BEHIND the stop bar. Different vehicles' stopping distances and drivers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 12,020
Posted By Snowbird
Yeah, that's annoying. Driving in traffic isn't...

Yeah, that's annoying. Driving in traffic isn't done by the rules that might apply in the grocery store check out line.

Another annoyance is people who block intersections. Don't move into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 12,020
Posted By Snowbird
Oh. My. God. Why didn't I think of that!?

Oh. My. God. Why didn't I think of that!?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 12,020
Posted By Snowbird
I have not read entirely though this thread even...

I have not read entirely though this thread even though I've checked it a couple of times, so my bad if this has been covered:

Yesterday as I approached a a "T" intersection from the bottom of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By Snowbird
That would be very easy to do. I've glanced at...

That would be very easy to do. I've glanced at something along my route and when I looked back found myself too close one or the other edge of my lane. In many states there is nothing except dirt to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By Snowbird
People often drive impaired many times before...

People often drive impaired many times before killing someone as well. Personally, I'd take my chances with an impaired driver over one who isn't even looking at the road ahead, just as I'd take my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,423
Posted By Snowbird
It's hard to believe driver distractions are...

It's hard to believe driver distractions are still a point of debate. It's sort of like climate change; all the evidence and research supports the conclusion, but deniers persist, usually because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,594
Posted By Snowbird
IMO, the above is the answer, except that you may...

IMO, the above is the answer, except that you may have to find a way to raise the trailer attachment points. On one of my bikes, if you attach to the lower triple trees and try to attach the other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 35,629
Views: 9,012,091
Posted By Snowbird
The only safety problem I saw was when he...

The only safety problem I saw was when he completed a pass by lane-splitting with an oncoming bicyclist. The continual problem tho, was that he made himself a pain in the ass nuisance. I fail to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,851
Posted By Snowbird
No, it was the density of the EPS foam that...

No, it was the density of the EPS foam that caused the Snell to transmit more force under light impact.

Then you say:





Too funny.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,851
Posted By Snowbird
One way I've found to waste money on motorcycling...

One way I've found to waste money on motorcycling is by buying certain things on-line because they are such a great deal... specifically referring to helmets right now. I won't buy another helmet...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By Snowbird
It turned out that I just went to the hardware...

It turned out that I just went to the hardware store and bought some spacers and longer mounting bolts to move the pegs out. The spacers moved the entire foot peg bracket outward along with the pegs....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,222
Posted By Snowbird
Talking to a friend who is a Harley dealer, he...

Talking to a friend who is a Harley dealer, he told me that once that brand began putting ABS on their bikes, the number of braking crash incidents fell dramatically. Now, if you've been reading the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,850
Posted By Snowbird
Trolls like VC an WR take their success from the...

Trolls like VC an WR take their success from the unlikely possibility that someone, somewhere, perhaps a newer rider, would take their viewpoint as the way to do things. That losses loom larger than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,872
Posted By Snowbird
That's why I support tiered licensing: No one...

That's why I support tiered licensing: No one should be allowed to drive a car until they have an established record of motorcycle seat time... even time as a passenger would count toward the 1,000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,850
Posted By Snowbird
You know, if there is one thing that makes a...

You know, if there is one thing that makes a person sound like an idiot while continuing to beat a dead horse beyond the point of sanity is when they get down to their final squirming arguments...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,850
Posted By Snowbird
Well, that explains. :dhorse

Well, that explains. :dhorse
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,850
Posted By Snowbird
Nope. I said my rule of thumb for my...

Nope.

I said my rule of thumb for my actions. I said nothing about controlling the actions of others.

Try again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,819
Posted By Snowbird
The best way is debatable. Over the years, I've...

The best way is debatable. Over the years, I've saved myself more than once by standing the bike up and braking hard, then resuming my turn. This is when I am going way too fast; otherwise, I just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,850
Posted By Snowbird
/\ I'd say the illustration accurately...

/\ I'd say the illustration accurately represents the situation, Your Honor. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,806
Posted By Snowbird
Ya hear that, guys and gals? Radon's buying....

Ya hear that, guys and gals? Radon's buying. Woohoo!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,850
Posted By Snowbird
My personal rule of thumb is that if there is ANY...

My personal rule of thumb is that if there is ANY doubt about the safety outcome of a maneuver, don't do it! In the case of the other riders, they assumed I would remain out of their paths and should...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,806
Posted By Snowbird
/\ It can even be dicey in July. (As I'm sure...

/\
It can even be dicey in July. (As I'm sure you know.) LOL

Nice story.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,850
Posted By Snowbird
How is it that this has become an argument over...

How is it that this has become an argument over what happens in other parts of the world? It is NOT legal where the incident occurred and the road conditions should have precluded it even if it were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 65,818
Posted By Snowbird
When is it that car drivers are NOT dilly...

When is it that car drivers are NOT dilly dallying? I get fed up with waiting for them to finish their text before moving. I want a bumper sticker that says "Drive like you have a destination in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,173
Posted By Snowbird
For me, it's every time someone looks at either...

For me, it's every time someone looks at either of my bikes having hard bags, "Is that a BMW?" Gasp, even Harley riders do that. LOL You'd think motorcycle owners would have some idea of other brands.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,850
Posted By Snowbird
The thread died after page 3. I've not once...

The thread died after page 3. I've not once revived it. I'm merely giving a couple of you the opportunity to say silly stuff. You are welcome. LOL
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,806
Posted By Snowbird
When riders or others ask me about longer...

When riders or others ask me about longer distance rides, I tell them, "Well, you can ride a single mile safely, right? Just do that 2,000 times."

So, I agree with you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,850
Posted By Snowbird
By now we know you never do anything incorrect....

By now we know you never do anything incorrect. After all, how many times have you told us as much?



In a list of items, #1 is only allowed once. Gasp. could this count as a Wraith Rider error?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,806
Posted By Snowbird
Learning from others' mistakes is a great idea,...

Learning from others' mistakes is a great idea, but is wrecking while on a long trip a common occurrence?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,806
Posted By Snowbird
LOL To each his/her own. For myself,...

LOL

To each his/her own.

For myself, the shorter the day I put in riding on a long trip, the better I rate my travel experience. I enjoy wasting time in varied locations; perhaps meeting and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,850
Posted By Snowbird
In some areas, putting your right foot out when...

In some areas, putting your right foot out when passing means he's kicking your stupid ass off the road, out of his way. But, whatever.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Snowbird
I hate to beat a dead horse, but I agree with...

I hate to beat a dead horse, but I agree with your conclusion. IMO, there is every reason to suspect the seller in the offer you described. And for the record, I would never "send" money to anyone...
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