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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:22 PM
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Posted By filmfan
The other side of this dumb argument is that if...

The other side of this dumb argument is that if most people passed bicycles at a reasonable distance, as they typically do with cars and motos and trucks, then no law would be needed.

But, there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 11:15 AM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
Driving a car, truck or moto do not give you...

Driving a car, truck or moto do not give you special privileges on the road either.

I don't expect to be treated specially when I'm on a bicycle. Neither should I expect other users of the road to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 07:40 PM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
Riding assertively works, and there are lots of...

Riding assertively works, and there are lots of ways to do that.
Riding dumbly doesn't work so well and there are also lots of ways to do that.

Case in point on the assertive side, a couple of...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By filmfan
They don't need to be very sturdy if you aren't...

They don't need to be very sturdy if you aren't planning to crash with them.
The ones on my bike are plastic, not sturdy enough to withstand any serious impact, but they work fine for blocking the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
I agree. I counted three seconds from roughly the...

I agree. I counted three seconds from roughly the time the taxi came into full view until he ran into the door. Seems like enough time to evaluate the situation and notice that the taxi was sitting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By filmfan
Some of the best are Captain Crash's He is an...

Some of the best are Captain Crash's
He is an instructor in Idaho, and occasionally comments in here.

https://www.youtube.com/user/CaptCrashIdaho

That said, there is no substitute for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,631
Posted By filmfan
Does the wave in Spain fall mainly on the plain? ...

Does the wave in Spain fall mainly on the plain?
:D
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,538
Posted By filmfan
Keep in mind that the aluminum around the bolt is...

Keep in mind that the aluminum around the bolt is a lot softer than the steel bolt, if you don't keep the drill centered it will bugger up the aluminum very quickly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,631
Posted By filmfan
When on the moto, I wave at anything on two...

When on the moto, I wave at anything on two wheels, though lately, I've been initiating waves less often.

The other day, I was on my bicycle, and a group of maybe 60 riders went by going the other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,299
Posted By filmfan
Hopefully you are joking.

Hopefully you are joking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 08:25 AM
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Posted By filmfan
I think you have stated in here that you ride a...

I think you have stated in here that you ride a bicycle along with your other transportation choices.

You have also done a lot of posting about inappropriate behavior of cyclists.

So, since you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 05:43 AM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
Getting along would be lovely, I am all for it. ...

Getting along would be lovely, I am all for it.

I've had to dodge cars doing stupid things while driving a car. We all know about dodging cars doing stupid things while driving a moto. And we all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 15,402
Posted By filmfan
I'll throw in a little "Devil's advocate here"; ...

I'll throw in a little "Devil's advocate here";

So what is so special in terms of "personal freedom" about helmets vs any other equipment that might be mandated?

For example, few people...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 01:53 PM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
I had one of those last year with an 18 wheeler,...

I had one of those last year with an 18 wheeler, luckily (I guess), there was no curb were I was riding and I was able to go off the pavement. Luck stayed with me and it wasn't soft sand, and no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 09:13 AM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
Our law doesn't go under 3 feet. I'm ok with...

Our law doesn't go under 3 feet. I'm ok with close passes if the motor vehicle is moving slowly, but many riders aren't and it certainly can be risky for the rider.
Certainly large trucks need more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 04:58 AM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
I would ignore the DL provisions of that law...

I would ignore the DL provisions of that law unless there was a LEO around. I'd hope that Homey is right, and they ditch that part.

Our roads are relatively narrow and most automobiles can get by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:48 AM
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Views: 1,860,519
Posted By filmfan
Out into left field

Out into left field
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 11:01 AM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
That brings back a very bad memory from almost a...

That brings back a very bad memory from almost a year ago, similar sort of incident, apparently, though there was no blind corner involved.

2 injured, 2 dead, last time I checked, the case was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 06:55 AM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
The MUP doesn't look too bad, but the road is...

The MUP doesn't look too bad, but the road is certainly a bit of a problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,278
Posted By filmfan
I don't get all the absolutism that gets...

I don't get all the absolutism that gets expressed in these discussions.
The only thing that will work 100% of the time is not existing in that particular piece of time and space where a collision...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9,299
Views: 1,860,519
Posted By filmfan
When I lived in Tampa, the running joke was that...

When I lived in Tampa, the running joke was that you particularly needed to watch out for the rental cars, because they were likely driven by New Yorkers on the one time per year they drive a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,221
Posted By filmfan
I've use a local elementary school parking lot...

I've use a local elementary school parking lot occasionally on weekends. I don't put out cones or balls, but just use the lines. I've never noticed that anyone noticed.
There is also a highway rest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 04:48 AM
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Views: 8,099,603
Posted By filmfan
Sorry, I couldn't get the picture link to work,...

Sorry, I couldn't get the picture link to work, so I nuked it.

For everyone else, the question is; Is there some purpose to the extended swingarm thing, besides looking lame?

<pretend there is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,198
Posted By filmfan
Had an odd one today; I am out on my lunchtime...

Had an odd one today;
I am out on my lunchtime bicycle ride, a sportbike with two people comes from the other way, driver's left hand goes down like he's going to wave. Odd, but I get waves...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
I am not sure I'd make that bet, but it will be...

I am not sure I'd make that bet, but it will be interesting to see what the outcome is. Hopefully mr. mayor gets his head handed to him though.

One of the news articles mentioned 3 witnesses,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,090
Posted By filmfan
Find a way to embrace it. Getting a nice hotel at...

Find a way to embrace it. Getting a nice hotel at the end of the day seems like a good way.

Maybe you can find some alternate roads that will get you around some of the storms, in the process you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 10:38 AM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
Not all the time, maybe. But what do you call a...

Not all the time, maybe. But what do you call a truck mirror coming by your head with maybe 25 cm of clearance at 100 Kph?

Maybe it's a texting or whatever driver crossing over the whole road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 09:20 AM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
Haven't we all been riding that brand for some...

Haven't we all been riding that brand for some time?
:ricky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
I wave the car around (or not, if there is...

I wave the car around (or not, if there is something approaching) as soon as I have a reliable site-line in situations like that. Gives them a little bit of a head start in getting by me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,289
Posted By filmfan
Do you get a blonde in a bikini with it like the...

Do you get a blonde in a bikini with it like the old one?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 03:47 PM
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Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
What does holding up other traffic, or not, have...

What does holding up other traffic, or not, have to do with intentional unsafe passes?
Where you live the limit is apparently 3 vehicles, in many places it's 5, not sure what it is here, but I've...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,129
Posted By filmfan
I've used them for various small projects with...

I've used them for various small projects with copper and PEX, as stated they work well.
The oldest ones in my house have been in place for somewhere around 5 - 7 years and they are fine.
The only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9,299
Views: 1,860,519
Posted By filmfan
I like my whale foreskin gear, thank you very...

I like my whale foreskin gear, thank you very much:lol3:evil

As for getting questions about wearing gear, it's only happened once to me and it was the "isn't that hot" sort of question. When I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9,299
Views: 1,860,519
Posted By filmfan
It's not something I knew at the time I took up...

It's not something I knew at the time I took up motorcycling again and started learning what was around. Then most of what I found initially was stuff without armor, and in some cases, no provision...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,757
Posted By filmfan
It probably was a good strategy when the "target"...

It probably was a good strategy when the "target" was a saber toothed tiger ready to pounce.
Nowadays when it's a pickup truck or a guardrail, and you are moving in relation to the target, maybe not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,669
Posted By filmfan
Does the CHP publish guidelines for any other...

Does the CHP publish guidelines for any other aspect of driving? For example, maybe like driving in the rain ,or low-visibility situations? The point being that just like with lane-splitting or at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
No, bicycles don't own the road. But, here's a...

No, bicycles don't own the road. But, here's a news flash, cars don't own it either.

The other day on my lunch time ride, as I was coming out of a corner, there were a couple of cars approaching...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,410
Views: 303,232
Posted By filmfan
Not to mention the hit and run in the first...

Not to mention the hit and run in the first place.
I hope the plate was readable from the Gopro vid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,198
Posted By filmfan
I usually initiate the wave so that I get it over...

I usually initiate the wave so that I get it over with and I don't need to watch the other rider to see if he waves so I can return it.

OTH, this year it seems that no one waves, I guess I missed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,615
Posted By filmfan
A bulkhead seat in first or coach will probably...

A bulkhead seat in first or coach will probably get you the best room.
Another option may be the aisle seat in the first row of coach, or even all three seats in the first coach row. Would be...
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