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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,981
Posted By D R
That's a rumor. Don't believe everything you read...

That's a rumor. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. :D[/QUOTE]

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee114/mwj7777/AbeLincolnontheInternet_zps8228ff7f.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 11,917
Posted By D R
Motorcycle was NOT following too closely

This was NOT a case of the motorcycle rider following too closely. One simply needs to do the math to get an estimate of how much time transpired from Emma Czornobaj first applying the brakes to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,658
Posted By D R
I prefer a clear visor with sunglasses...

I prefer a clear visor with sunglasses underneath. The sunglasses I use are these:

http://www.galeton.com/outlaw-gray-lens/9302-product/

The ear piece is flat and slides easily inside the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,169
Posted By D R
I equipped my helmet with a Scala Rider G9 so I...

I equipped my helmet with a Scala Rider G9 so I have mini-speakers inside the helmet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8,657
Views: 1,739,487
Posted By D R
You did know, before signing on the dotted line,...

You did know, before signing on the dotted line, raising your right hand and taking the oath, the military requires all members (officer and enlisted) to follow orders and regulations didn't you?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31,144
Views: 7,548,692
Posted By D R
So, do they see him now? :lol3

So, do they see him now?

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,639
Posted By D R
The following come in Hi-Viz and might be worth a...

The following come in Hi-Viz and might be worth a look:

http://olympiamotosports.com/catalog/dakar-dual-sport-jacket/

http://www.firstgear-usa.com/rush_mesh.html

Revzilla offers a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8,657
Views: 1,739,487
Posted By D R
Just how close do you need to be to those...

Just how close do you need to be to those reverberating sound waves for them to shield you? After all, when a motorcycle crashes, the rider tends to be ejected/tossed from the motorcycle, right?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,832
Posted By D R
It appears I was too subtle for you. To avoid...

It appears I was too subtle for you. To avoid derailing this topic, I will just leave it at that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,832
Posted By D R
+1 I don't consider my life,...

+1





I don't consider my life, health and safety a luxury. I seem them as essential.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,036
Posted By D R
As others have stated, it's the road conditions...

As others have stated, it's the road conditions during cold temperatures which will decide ride/no ride. The coldest I've gone has been 12 degrees (F), not because I won't go lower, but because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,834
Posted By D R
While it does sound creative, I fear the down...

While it does sound creative, I fear the down side. You may come back to your motorcycle one day and find one or more people waiting to meet you...... and it won't be pretty.

:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,012
Posted By D R
This past Sunday (27 April) while riding up into...

This past Sunday (27 April) while riding up into the mountains (two lanes for up hill with one lane down hill). As I was approaching a 180 switch back, an on-coming car, rounding the switch back,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,890
Posted By D R
How much of the decrease in auto fatalities can...

How much of the decrease in auto fatalities can be attributed to the vehicle operator having switched to a motorcycle instead?
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 94,352
Posted By D R
"They serve as a monument to a bygone era;...

"They serve as a monument to a bygone era; monolithic structures standing on water's edge waiting for lake and canal freighters that will no longer come. Today all except a few of these enormous...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 94,352
Posted By D R
Walloomsac Inn Located in the Old...

Walloomsac Inn

Located in the Old Bennington Historic District, the Walloomsac Inn is the oldest inn in the State of Vermont. The building was constructed in 1764, with additions and alterations...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 94,352
Posted By D R
My wife and I did the MAID OF THE MIST when we...

My wife and I did the MAID OF THE MIST when we visited Niagra Falls. There are actually several boats by the name (I, II, III etc.). If I recall correctly, three run from the dock on the Canadian...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,756
Posted By D R
When roads are closed, there is usually a good...

When roads are closed, there is usually a good reason which may or may not be readily obvious from where the sign is posted.
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 94,352
Posted By D R
I think those may actually be the wings of the...

I think those may actually be the wings of the sole surviving Horten Ho229.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horten_Ho_229#Survivors

EDIT:

Here is a better reference. You may have to click...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,730
Posted By D R
It appears you did not read my previous post...

It appears you did not read my previous post earlier in the thread. When you clap your hands, do you do one hand first followed by the other hand, or do you use both at the same time without thinking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,630
Posted By D R
Once when I rode to the grocery store, I saw a...

Once when I rode to the grocery store, I saw a motorcycle parked in the blue striped area between two handicapped spots (both empty at the time). :kboom

Standing next to the motorcycle was a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,730
Posted By D R
That's the same as saying -- If you need to take...

That's the same as saying -- If you need to take evasive action it is too late anyway.

I can't count the number of times my having included the horn has helped to have intruding vehicles pull back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,730
Posted By D R
You say that as if the two actions (horn, evasive...

You say that as if the two actions (horn, evasive action) have to be executed separately. My evasive action (acceleration, braking, maneuvering) is always accompanied by the horn. If you practice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8,657
Views: 1,739,487
Posted By D R
:rofl I suppose that might work, depending...

:rofl

I suppose that might work, depending on just who you are and who is doing the asking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,278
Posted By D R
Similar to this, however after I'm in place...

Similar to this, however after I'm in place straddling the front seat (still standing) I move as far forward as I can and lean the upper body foward. My wife uses the front pegs to mount as if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,100
Posted By D R
Smart moves on your part. Riding with little...

Smart moves on your part. Riding with little sleep is not a good idea. Likewise, if you're running late, leaving the motorcycle behind is usually a good idea -- you don't want to get in trouble by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,199
Posted By D R
I average around 15,000 - 16,000 miles per year.

I average around 15,000 - 16,000 miles per year.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,100
Posted By D R
:thumb

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,100
Posted By D R
I got back into riding motorcycles about eight...

I got back into riding motorcycles about eight years ago, after about a 15 year hiatus. Given the extremely heavy rush hour traffic flow where I live, I spent about 3 months re-honing my skills and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,392
Posted By D R
If the bird is on the EPA's endangered list, you...

If the bird is on the EPA's endangered list, you would have been required to leave your helmet and motorcycle there until after the young ones hatched and flew off.

(...ooops, I hope no one for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,451
Posted By D R
Perhaps the nearest PGR Chapter to where the...

Perhaps the nearest PGR Chapter to where the family holds the funeral, could show up and respectfully attend the service - giving to Phelps and his family what they tried to deny to others.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,170
Posted By D R
For me it all depends on how I'm feeling. If I've...

For me it all depends on how I'm feeling. If I've rested well the night before my departure, I'll push the first leg of the day a lot further than legs later in the day. As I grow more tired or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,380
Posted By D R
I have a good set of heated gear and haven't...

I have a good set of heated gear and haven't considered the temperature by itself to be the deciding factor. Weather and road conditions factor into my decision to ride or not ride. The coldest I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8,657
Views: 1,739,487
Posted By D R
First let me say I don't consider the encounter...

First let me say I don't consider the encounter to actually be a "stupid question" but given it was a question related to motorcycles, this is probably the best forum for posting. Furthermore, I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8,657
Views: 1,739,487
Posted By D R
What's a motorcycle? :scratch Could you provide a...

What's a motorcycle? :scratch Could you provide a picture?
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,086
Posted By D R
Mine handles just fine. Corners smoothly,...

Mine handles just fine. Corners smoothly, accelerates great, and stops just fine, even when I have it fully loaded.




I've no trouble here either.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,958
Posted By D R
Good advise on braking, however there is an...

Good advise on braking, however there is an additional lesson to be taken from the first incident. If the first rider simply waited behind the stopped traffic, he would still be with us today....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,827
Posted By D R
What you did doesn't sound too different from the...

What you did doesn't sound too different from the way we do Christmas in my house. You bought gifts for yourself, wrapped them and are having others who will then give them to you.

At my house, we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,882
Posted By D R
With the I-95 HOT Project, they are adding more...

With the I-95 HOT Project, they are adding more entrance and exit lanes for north and south. Woodbridge and Potomac Mills will be in the vicinty of the new ramps.

95 Express Lanes Access Map...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,882
Posted By D R
It's not really an issue of government employees...

It's not really an issue of government employees versus private sector employees. It's more an issue of where you work. Those who use the I-95 corridor who don't want to use paid commuter...
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