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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:59 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
I was driving to work ?last week? and saw a Dodge...

I was driving to work ?last week? and saw a Dodge Magnum wagon with the pretty lights in the grill, etc. Already had someone pulled over, so I filed it away. The Tricksy Hobbits are getting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:12 AM
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Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
This However, I've been in both...

This

However, I've been in both situations...


This too. BTDT on both bicycles and motos.

...and wave merrily on the way past. They *WANT* you to be angry too. It somehow 'justifies' their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Gummee!
Telling people that ride bicycles that they're...

Telling people that ride bicycles that they're wrong when your experience consists of 'I've been driving lots of miles/year for x years' is like telling Neal Peart that he drums wrong and needs to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:59 AM
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Posted By Gummee!
and wearing lots less protective gear M

and wearing lots less protective gear

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
Try saying that when its happening to you... ...

Try saying that when its happening to you...

Here's the problem


from the people for bikes study


M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
Actually, there's rarely a ride that nothing...

Actually, there's rarely a ride that nothing happens. There's always one idiot passing me in an unsafe spot. Most times it isn't worth crying wolf over.

If you check the Bicycle Thread, you'll...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 07:12 AM
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Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
In reading that last post, I'm inclined to agree....

In reading that last post, I'm inclined to agree.

Its a long-winded way of saying 'get off my road you spandex clad [sexual preference slur deleted]!'

Watched a video on FB this AM about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
If I didn't think there is a sliver of hope that...

If I didn't think there is a sliver of hope that one day he'll pay attention to people that know what they're talking about, I'd stick him on ignore.

Every time someone trots out the whole 'ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
Its not about challenging anyone for anything....

Its not about challenging anyone for anything. :nono All I'm doing it attempting to make people think before passing me into an unsafe situation. :nod

So I'm supposed to slow down and/or stop any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,871
Posted By Gummee!
So there I was... merrily sharing lanes up the...

So there I was... merrily sharing lanes up the 805 in Sandy Eggo one afternoon. Hit the merge and cars were pretty well gridlocked with the HOV lane moving pretty good. Pretty good being 55+ in this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 11:19 AM
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Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
Agreed to a point. Bicycles ARE vehicles except...

Agreed to a point. Bicycles ARE vehicles except when we're not.

Yes, that means we're supposed to stop at stop lights, signs, and obey the rules of the road same as cars. ...but then we're given...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
This. I've had more bad passes in the last...

This.

I've had more bad passes in the last few years than the first 2/3rd of my riding 'career.' More stuff in cars and more ability to 'multitask' means less attention is being paid to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,871
Posted By Gummee!
I confirmed this with a CHP officer I ran across...

I confirmed this with a CHP officer I ran across one day. No matter HOW tempting it looks, the hash marks between the HOV lane and the travel lanes are NOT a motorcycle lane. :nono

They don't like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
I posted a big, long explanation of this very...

I posted a big, long explanation of this very subject a bunch of pages ago. Complete with pictures!

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
This entire thread has been based on the...

This entire thread has been based on the perceptions of people who don't ride bicycles that somehow, cyclists HAVE to move over when a car's around. That 2nd paragraph is exactly how this perception...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 06:48 AM
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Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
I'll do the same thing in a car or on a moto....

I'll do the same thing in a car or on a moto. Especially on a moto, I'm all over the lane as conditions and safety require.

2-lane roads on the moto? I'm riding real close to the center line and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
Pretty much all the roads I ride are posted at...

Pretty much all the roads I ride are posted at 45mph. They're also pretty much all farm roads. They pre-date cars in most cases. There's barely enough room for 2 cars to pass, much less adding me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
Nice. Starting out with this as a first...

Nice. Starting out with this as a first statement? ...and I'm supposed to take you seriously?! :norton

...but... I'll play along: Explain how I'm supposed to 'take personal responsibility' for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
in any vehicle, its the person doing the passing...

in any vehicle, its the person doing the passing that needs to make sure that its a safe pass.

The vehicle* being passed really doesn't have any responsibility other than maintaining a constant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 06:50 AM
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Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
from FB: Asterixes are mine. The rest? Bet...

from FB:

Asterixes are mine. The rest? Bet you thought it was gonna be about bicycles, huh?!

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:38 PM
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Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
Read the rest of that article. M

Read the rest of that article.

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,947
Posted By Gummee!
If you have a choice, aim at them. They'll change...

If you have a choice, aim at them. They'll change their mind pretty quickly *in most cases* when they're in danger.

If you have a water bottle (like on a bicycle) squirt em.

I've got a friend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:09 AM
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Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
Who says I'm pissed?* I try not to let em get...

Who says I'm pissed?* I try not to let em get me... 'cause that's what they want. :nod

I've found that if I'm hugging the right side of the road (over here) people try and pass me without going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 512,372
Posted By Gummee!
Had a coupla left lane bandits on the way home...

Had a coupla left lane bandits on the way home tonite.

One guy in an Altima was doing 65ish and wouldn't move for nothin. :nah He was in that left lane like a king with nothing in front of him...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
IME its the other way. Stay on the fog line...

IME its the other way.

Stay on the fog line and they breeze past your elbow.

Stay in the right tire track and I'll generally get more room.

YMMV

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,871
Posted By Gummee!
I think we need t-shirts made. :nod To go...

I think we need t-shirts made. :nod

To go along with: if I can do it, so can you! Ride your motorcycle!

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 512,372
Posted By Gummee!
:nod No worries. Hope you have a...

:nod

No worries.

Hope you have a fantastic evening.

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
No, he's a mod. Big difference. I find it...

No, he's a mod. Big difference.

I find it highly amazing that despite literally years of people telling you* that there's a ton of crap that we* have to deal with you* don't get it.

...nor has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 512,372
Posted By Gummee!
Ya know... I really don't care about the runners...

Ya know... I really don't care about the runners in the scenario above. Its the driver that worries me.
When you're there's a problem. ...and it isn't the runners!

Who's gonna be the recipient...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 512,372
Posted By Gummee!
...and? I'm not sayin they're not idiots,...

...and?

I'm not sayin they're not idiots, but did you read what you just typed? :ear

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 512,372
Posted By Gummee!
Other than just sheer perverseness, why...

Other than just sheer perverseness, why *wouldn't* you slow down?

You're OBVIOUSLY far smarter than they are, so wouldn't it behoove you to think they're gonna do something so monumentally stupid...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6,879
Views: 351,157
Posted By Gummee!
Warmest thing I've ever worn (till recently) was...

Warmest thing I've ever worn (till recently) was a cheap acrylic sweater. Trapped tons of air. ...which is what you're looking for.

I recently bought a North Face Thermoball jacket (and vest too)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
Read me...

Read me (http://road.cc/content/news/99660-high-vis-clothing-doesnt-make-cars-pass-you-more-safely-says-new-study)

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,871
Posted By Gummee!
There's a few places I've driven that lane...

There's a few places I've driven that lane sharing would be really beneficial: Atlanta, DC, New York city, amost all of CA, Phx, and a few other places I'm forgetting.

Places like Flagstaff, Idaho...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,025
Posted By Gummee!
Did you address any of these...

Did you address any of these (http://www.laneshare.org/misconceptions/) concerns?

There's a legal distinction between 'splitting' and 'sharing' but my google-fu is weak today so y'all will have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By Gummee!
Ditto with the ones over here. :puke1 ...

Ditto with the ones over here.

:puke1

Aaah well... there's always eye bleach

I'm fixin to go out for a little spin in a bit. Gonna ride the CX bike 'cause there's snow, salt, and sand all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By Gummee!
IME the people that are nudists are the people...

IME the people that are nudists are the people you don't want to look at. :nah

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,871
Posted By Gummee!
Lots of immigrants from parts of the world that...

Lots of immigrants from parts of the world that see motos as transportation as well as see motos lane sharing on a regular basis.

They don't blink an eye when we go past. :nah

M
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
If it wasn't a hit and run, where's the driver?...

If it wasn't a hit and run, where's the driver? :ear

IME it takes a string of errors to make an 'accident*,' but only one car vs bike collision to make something fatal.

Keep that in mind when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 419,933
Posted By Gummee!
This goes back to the 'try it' thing I've been...

This goes back to the 'try it' thing I've been repeating almost ad nauseum. :nod

Till you realize what your fellow road users are doing, there's really no comprehending. :nah

*Most* people are...
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