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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By pretbek
The "yer gonna die!" attitude is most often...

The "yer gonna die!" attitude is most often genuine concern rooted in ignorance and grotesque stereotypes. The same people will speak in ridiculous absolutes like "going into the city (pick a big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,451
Posted By pretbek
You're supposed to not quote him. A big bunch...

You're supposed to not quote him.
A big bunch of people have him on ignore and don't want to see his stuff anymore.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 33,538
Views: 8,190,342
Posted By pretbek
If they didn't put the engine there, it would...

If they didn't put the engine there, it would never have been called an "ass-engined nazi slot car"! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 33,538
Views: 8,190,342
Posted By pretbek
I don't even have a porsche.

I don't even have a porsche.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,207
Posted By pretbek
Is that why the chaps are assless? To be ahead of...

Is that why the chaps are assless? To be ahead of the game?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,677
Posted By pretbek
Sorry...

Sorry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33,538
Views: 8,190,342
Posted By pretbek
How tall was Gaston Rahier, and how tall was his...

How tall was Gaston Rahier, and how tall was his bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,514
Posted By pretbek
So did we boost her Youtube revenue by all those...

So did we boost her Youtube revenue by all those views or not? I don't remember.

What I do remember is thinking that while we all burst out laughing at her "instructional" videos, there are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,677
Posted By pretbek
What is the trouble, Wraith? Is your petty and...

What is the trouble, Wraith? Is your petty and irrelevant nit-pick not getting the heated argument that you were hoping for?

81forest, I love that gif. Is it from Firefly, or Castle or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9,337
Views: 1,873,495
Posted By pretbek
Here is a comparison of 4 phase change cooling...

Here is a comparison of 4 phase change cooling vests from different companies, from 2011:

http://www.activemsers.org/gear/testcoolingvests.html

They liked the Glacier Tek cooling vest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9,337
Views: 1,873,495
Posted By pretbek
Look at phase change cooling vests. Not cheap, ...

Look at phase change cooling vests. Not cheap, but much better than using freezer packs!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,021
Posted By pretbek
Indiana Lane Splitting petition

The old saw- it conflicts with the ever popular mefirstfuckyou mindset.[/QUOTE]


Ah, the always tricky double negation.
Did you notice that Gingerbeard says "it just seems logical or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,619
Posted By pretbek
Yeah. You go with awkward feelings and a lot...

Yeah.
You go with awkward feelings and a lot of deductions based on what you think you understand after a lot of awesome googling.
I will go with dynamics.

Anyway:

Save the riding skill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,207
Posted By pretbek
I remember that, and I also remember that the...

I remember that, and I also remember that the rider was dicking around with the whip, figuring out that he can't operate the throttle when he is holding the whip.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,619
Posted By pretbek
Oh stop it. Everyone knows physics and mechanics...

Oh stop it. Everyone knows physics and mechanics stop working under 5 mph. Or 7 mph. Or some other random number chosen by someone's seat of the pants "feel".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,207
Posted By pretbek
To give the lever at least some use during the...

To give the lever at least some use during the lifetime of the bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,021
Posted By pretbek
Yes, yes they are. There are childishly...

Yes, yes they are.

There are childishly obvious reasons to motorcycles not waiting in traffic, which I can elaborate on if you need me to.
What reason(s?) can you name that motorcyclists should...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By pretbek
That last one doesn't sound like much, but the...

That last one doesn't sound like much, but the pillion's side of the story will be that she got laid on the bike!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By pretbek
Motif starts stupid threads, but at least he...

Motif starts stupid threads, but at least he knows the difference between lying and laying.

Laying on your bike? You must be a chicken.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,969
Views: 404,541
Posted By pretbek
I think he was waiting to be 10 car lengths ahead...

I think he was waiting to be 10 car lengths ahead of the slower car before pulling back over and didn't appreciate you zooming by in the meantime.

I would probably have done the same as you,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,177
Posted By pretbek
Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. No. LOL

Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.



No. LOL
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9,337
Views: 1,873,495
Posted By pretbek
In which country are you? This is the US, where...

In which country are you? This is the US, where medication is the solution before other options, especially prevention and possible life style changes, so that person probably has 4 or 5...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 8,500
Posted By pretbek
There's your problem right there. Don't do that....

There's your problem right there. Don't do that. Stop being imperfect, problem solved.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 8,500
Posted By pretbek
You would, but it is harder. Harder to do it...

You would, but it is harder. Harder to do it braking as hard as ABS could without locking up. Every time. When you don't anticipate it.

Practicing a shitload makes it easier, but many people...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 8,500
Posted By pretbek
If you are skilled enough to "skid stop" and...

If you are skilled enough to "skid stop" and "turn to slide to a quicker stop" then you are probably in the top 5% skilled riders that benefits from not using ABS. No sarcasm.


However:


Yes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,484
Posted By pretbek
Right... Because

Right...

Because
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,969
Views: 404,541
Posted By pretbek
Good reason to always ride in a tire track, not...

Good reason to always ride in a tire track, not the middle of the lane.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,969
Views: 404,541
Posted By pretbek
Yeah, that's what I do. Best thing short of a...

Yeah, that's what I do.
Best thing short of a proper zipper merge at the end of the ramp.
It also shows your intention to the still possibly clueless driver making up the back of the gap;
I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9,337
Views: 1,873,495
Posted By pretbek
Do you then ask why they are looking at your...

Do you then ask why they are looking at your crotch?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33,538
Views: 8,190,342
Posted By pretbek
Get-back whiplet. Once he can afford a "real...

Get-back whiplet.
Once he can afford a "real bike" he gets to have a full sized one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33,538
Views: 8,190,342
Posted By pretbek
So it turns out that this is one big Indiana boys...

So it turns out that this is one big Indiana boys argue fest?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9,337
Views: 1,873,495
Posted By pretbek
Naw, ninja beats pirate, every time.

Naw, ninja beats pirate, every time.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,991
Posted By pretbek
Klimb.

Klimb.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4,290
Views: 403,281
Posted By pretbek
Fixterd.

Fixterd.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,991
Posted By pretbek
I lived in Conshohocken for a year and needed to...

I lived in Conshohocken for a year and needed to give my address to a Dutch government desk jockey for some papers to be mailed over to the US. I guess they were a little overwhelmed when they heard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,991
Posted By pretbek
Has Schuylkill been offered yet?

Has Schuylkill been offered yet?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,578
Posted By pretbek
Depends where you are. In the US, I just take...

Depends where you are.
In the US, I just take the keys out and walk away WITH my helmet.

In Europe, I would probably lock the forks and put the brake disc lock on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,969
Views: 404,541
Posted By pretbek
He gets around.

He gets around.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33,538
Views: 8,190,342
Posted By pretbek
Is he wearing baggy leather thigh-high boots!?...

Is he wearing baggy leather thigh-high boots!? ...Good for him for doing his own thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9,337
Views: 1,873,495
Posted By pretbek
Seems like a reasonable question. Those quarters...

Seems like a reasonable question. Those quarters can jump every which way when you let them out of the meters, dontcha no? Metermaid is a dangerous job, but someone's got to do it.
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