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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
The moment someone introduces puerile partisan...

The moment someone introduces puerile partisan prattle in their butt-hurt, their credibility goes out the window. Here in the concrete jungle that's typically a long way down, too.

As for how...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-15-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Possibly; perhaps not. When thinking about...

Possibly; perhaps not.

When thinking about this I try to use the same parameters as if I were in my car and it still seems like I end up seeing far more of what I consider to be close calls when...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-15-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Practically speaking, autonomous cars are an...

Practically speaking, autonomous cars are an impossibility in NYC. They are programmed to stop for pedestrians and the scale of jaywalking here would drive autonomous traffic to a complete halt and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Yeah, since my morning commute changed from 730am...

Yeah, since my morning commute changed from 730am to 5am, the amount of Youtube -worthy helmet cam footage has fallen substantially. But getting home is still a shit-show.

Today unfortunately I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
As someone whose commute takes him down two...

As someone whose commute takes him down two thirds the length of the Boulevard of Death and across Manhattan almost every day, I feel I could argue that either it's a matter of where you ride more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-13-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
You probably should have filed a complaint with...

You probably should have filed a complaint with the NYPD re suspicion of attempted insurance fraud.

Oh, listen to me, what the hell am I saying, it's not like the NYPD will bother taking a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Meh. That sign seemed clear to me. On...

Meh. That sign seemed clear to me.

On 63rd Street approaching 3rd Avenue there is a sign indicating in wording that the right lane is right turns only but the pictorial indicates both straight...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-12-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Glad you're relatively OK. The AZ plates...

Glad you're relatively OK.

The AZ plates shoulda' been a warning to you.

That and the fact that it's the Boulevard of Death!

Look where yer goin', ya' big dummy!

PS, our neighborhood has...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-08-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
:fpalm Why am I not surprised. Nah,...

:fpalm Why am I not surprised.

Nah, actually you're lucky the lazy cork-soakers didn't wait for you to hop on the bike and put the key in the ignition then cite you for not having your...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
I'm inclined to agree, but there is quite the...

I'm inclined to agree, but there is quite the cool factor. If you're into that sort of thing...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Re-read that law, carefully this time, then tell...

Re-read that law, carefully this time, then tell me if you still think we are not ever allowed to use covers.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Yup. Note also that nowhere does it state that...

Yup. Note also that nowhere does it state that the angle must be 90 degrees.

Though someone really needs to address the wording of the law because it's impossible to touch the curb legally if...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-05-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Your plug is shameless only if you want money for...

Your plug is shameless only if you want money for the helmet.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-05-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Interesting post. Sounds like a tough lifestyle....

Interesting post. Sounds like a tough lifestyle. ADVrider.com is actually a great place to hang onto relatively un-judgmental friends (not talking about CSM) who after not seeing you for two years...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-05-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Might go well with the size 9 road/touring boots...

Might go well with the size 9 road/touring boots I mentioned a couple of weeks ago...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-02-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Count on Doc to bring the funny. Welcome to NYC...

Count on Doc to bring the funny. Welcome to NYC where people pay as much to park a motorcycle as folks in parts of the Midwest pay to rent an apartment. Hell, the latest harassment wasn't even in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-02-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
And cops wonder why there's so much hatred for...

And cops wonder why there's so much hatred for them.

FYI not surprisingly the NYS DMV refers to fifty year old standards for lighting and reflectors in CR-79 re MV inspection. :rofl

FMVSS 108...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-30-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Google(tm) is your friend. Another article...

Google(tm) is your friend.

Another article says the chase started on southbound Creedmooor Road before NC Hwy 98 and ended just before I-540.

Creedmoor Road is a.k.a. NC Hwy 50. That...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Officially creating an artificial traffic back-up...

Officially creating an artificial traffic back-up so as to intentionally provoke aggressive driving responses from motorists for the purposes of revenue enhancement and personal/departmental...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
CAS Subscriptions...

If you subscribe to the CAS for text alerts and you don't get a confirmation within ten minutes or so, good bet it didn't work. :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
The two LIE alerts made it to Twitter. If you're...

The two LIE alerts made it to Twitter. If you're relying on Twitter to forward to your phone then check your Twitter setup and make sure you're following the correct NYMSTF account. If you...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-28-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Works for me!

Works for me!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Hmm, yeah, made it into the RSS feed, looks like...

Hmm, yeah, made it into the RSS feed, looks like it went to the text subscribers, didn't make it to Twitter.

I'll have to improve the logging in the software so I can get better post-mortems.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Thanks for contributing! Only send in alerts...

Thanks for contributing!

Only send in alerts when the checkpoints are specifically addressing motorcycles only, thanks!!!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
I've long wanted to arrange a checkpoint flood...

I've long wanted to arrange a checkpoint flood and have a hundred perfectly legal riders just loop back around into the checkpoint over and over again. Partially to be an asshole and partially...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
There are two Twitter feeds - one for the...

There are two Twitter feeds - one for the checkpoints and one for general news. It's the latter that hasn't had enough attention from us, sorry. The one for the checkpoints is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
FYI, NYPD pulling over only/all motorcycles,...

FYI, NYPD pulling over only/all motorcycles, Bronx-bound Throgs Neck Bridge at the toll plaza.

If you haven't signed up for the Checkpoint Alert System, do it now. :deal

http://nymstf.org/cas
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-26-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Ahh, Zero Vision. Yes. There's been an NYPD...

Ahh, Zero Vision. Yes. There's been an NYPD mobile home - part of a Vision Zero promotion - camped out in front of LaGuardia College in Queens, right on Thomson Avenue so as to very efficiently cause...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Anyone wanna place bets on whether or not the cop...

Anyone wanna place bets on whether or not the cop riding the sportbike had an M endorsement on his license??
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Yawn. The cops around Rego Center on a double...

Yawn. The cops around Rego Center on a double parking ticket blitz (because the jaywalkers keep getting struck by the traffic there - LOL) so I went to stand at a fire hydrant and the cop is...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Yeah, don't I know. I had to explain state...

Yeah, don't I know.

I had to explain state and city law to yet another NYPD cop today. I'm getting kinda' tired of that.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Vehicle did not appear to be in motion. When...

Vehicle did not appear to be in motion.

When your panties get twisted up like that they must surely irritate your taint.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Nice to hear good stories. I've left my...

Nice to hear good stories.

I've left my bike's key sitting in the ignition lock for entire days without incident.

Of course my bike's alarm did also send off a van full of would-be thieves...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Accepting digital proof of insurance would be...

Accepting digital proof of insurance would be revenue-negative :deal
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Motorcycle -Only Checkpoints - What You Can Do

Motorcycle -Only Checkpoints - What You Can Do About It...

Spring of 2015 is here and the NYPD - even under the new administration of De Blasio and Bratton - are up to their regular old antics...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,665
Views: 530,744
Posted By Rectaltronics
If you feel an improvement it's also entirely...

If you feel an improvement it's also entirely possible that you have disturbed the linearity of the engine's power curve, possibly by depressing mid-range power.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
I love it when cops don't know the fucking laws. ...

I love it when cops don't know the fucking laws.

They appear to be conflating the laws pertaining to cars and motorcycles.

A motorcycle wind screen is not a windshield. If it was, it would...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Best time to do it - LOL! One time the cop...

Best time to do it - LOL!

One time the cop asked me what I was doing with the phone, figuring I was recording him, I said "nothing major, just telling every motorcycle rider in the city about what...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Everyone please, consider subscribing to the...

Everyone please, consider subscribing to the Motorcycle Checkpoint Alert System and if you see a checkpoint, please report it to the System.

http://nymstf.org/cas

What time did you witness this...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26,132
Views: 1,876,032
Posted By Rectaltronics
Boots...

Dear FFs,

If you're comfy in a size 9 boot and are in need of road/touring footwear, PM me.
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