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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,302
Posted By Aj Mick
I don't give a hoot

I always wear a helmet (open face) on the road. What others choose to do is their business, not mine.
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By Aj Mick
For any rain gear I have used, the crotch is the...

For any rain gear I have used, the crotch is the first point of failure.

As, I think, someone else suggested, cheap PVC over-trousers are as effective as anything.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 347,175
Posted By Aj Mick
View from my desk at sunset yesterday evening. ...

View from my desk at sunset yesterday evening.

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/AjarnMick/From%20my%20apartment/S0029836_zps1504c97a.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By Aj Mick
Do I have a guardian angel?

I have been muddling along on motorcycles for nigh on 50 years without any training at all, wearing gear determined more by the weather than the possibility of a crash…..

Get over it. Your...
Forum: Racing 08-17-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,358
Posted By Aj Mick
I'd agree with that…. Was looking for a...

I'd agree with that….

Was looking for a place to watch Moto3, (after taking some photos of a game of cricket for the local press) but unfortunately it was all Aussie rules and rugby league at the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,120
Posted By Aj Mick
Everyone

Everyone is right in a pub argument because they all saw it on the internet or in some book.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,538
Posted By Aj Mick
I don't even think of HD and Gold Wing as bikes.

I don't even think of HD and Gold Wing as bikes.
Forum: Racing 08-15-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,358
Posted By Aj Mick
Despite Marquez winning all so far this season, I...

Despite Marquez winning all so far this season, I have found MotoGP to be a bit more interesting than the procession it has mostly been for the past couple or three years. There have been a few...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-14-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 347,175
Posted By Aj Mick
Moonfall at dawn from my apartment. ...

Moonfall at dawn from my apartment.
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/AjarnMick/Supermoon3_zpsc7a0b463.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/AjarnMick/media/Supermoon3_zpsc7a0b463.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,538
Posted By Aj Mick
Cash rules for inmates

Wow… less than a day and we have 233 responses to the poll and on to the fifth page of posts already.

From the responses so far, just over 70% paid cash for their motorcycle, and a good few are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,538
Posted By Aj Mick
How much do you owe on your motorcycle/s?

Credit, loan, mortgage…..

Borrowing money for a house, education transport and more is commonplace, though thus far I have managed to avoid doing so. I don't own much, but not having any debt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,636
Posted By Aj Mick
Might help, but don't count on it.

Brightly coloured bike and gear might help a bit. Add some reflective strips to help at night. Weaving probably helps more…….

But in the end don't count on others being aware of you.

You are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,681
Posted By Aj Mick
How do I decide?

Whatever is available that best fits my budget and my needs.

I have always owned at least one bike since I bought my first about 40 years ago, but I have owned just seven in total. All have been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,164
Posted By Aj Mick
More image than function.

The Triumph Scambler, is a scambler in name only. It is a middle weight street bike with knobbly tyres and rugged retro cosmetics.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,528
Posted By Aj Mick
What is this guy…. some kind of a Nancy boy? ...

What is this guy…. some kind of a Nancy boy?

I thought worrying about others having the same vehicle / clothes / hairdo or whatever as someone else is the sort of thing bothers ho so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,770
Posted By Aj Mick
School of Hard Knocks…. and common sense

Got shown the controls and how to start the farm bike the summer holidays after my father bought it, then off I went, riding around a paddock. I was 10 or 11 then.

Just like a bicycle really, on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,504
Posted By Aj Mick
I honestly can't understand why lane splitting is...

I honestly can't understand why lane splitting is illegal in much of the USA, when it is legal and normal in most of the rest of the world… It certainly is in all the 15 or more European, Asian and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By Aj Mick
There's your answer…… now let go of your wrath,...

There's your answer…… now let go of your wrath, and move on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,736
Posted By Aj Mick
141,000 miles on my 1997 Honda Dream 100, an...

141,000 miles on my 1997 Honda Dream 100, an ex-rental I have owned since late 2003. Properly maintained (but never washed) it should be good for a good while more.

I have owned just seven...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,911
Posted By Aj Mick
Nah…… never had a bike I loved so much I couldn't...

Nah…… never had a bike I loved so much I couldn't sell it. They are just machines to use until they are no longer useful.

I have owned only 7 bikes in the 49 years I have been riding.

I sold...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,315
Posted By Aj Mick
Why not try it to see what would happen…. I...

Why not try it to see what would happen….

I have the feeling that the result will be messy. ABS is no substitute for basic skills and common sense.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,635
Posted By Aj Mick
There is no "fine art of crashing and walking...

There is no "fine art of crashing and walking away".

On a track when riders go down it is usually that they lose it, and go for a skate. When they do crash, it is usually a minor, or glancing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By Aj Mick
One more stat….. the bike weighs just 40 kg...

One more stat….. the bike weighs just 40 kg (about 88 pounds).

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=11272875
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By Aj Mick
Not intended for road use, but it seems the...

Not intended for road use, but it seems the company has designs on some town use machines as well. The bike was a prototype, on show at New Zealand's biggest agricultural equipment event, I guess to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By Aj Mick
More response than I expected, and some...

More response than I expected, and some interesting comments



It isn't intended for road use.

ATVs are used a lot on NZ farms, and they are convenient for many tasks, but they are...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 125,605
Posted By Aj Mick
Good to see the pictures back, even if...

Good to see the pictures back, even if occasionally gruesome!



aka "Thai tattoo" around these parts.

Just about everyone gets one because just about everyone rides at some time in their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By Aj Mick
Would you ride this?

Not sure where to put this but, would you use this motorcycle?

2 wheel drive, 40 kph (25 mph) 100 km (60 mile) range, 200kg load capacity, 7 cents an hour to run on electricity.

Probably not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,798
Posted By Aj Mick
My bike related power ball dream

I'd go to England, and acquire an easily maintained thumper, lightish, and likely second hand (as all my bikes have been). Having got it, and some basic gear sorted, I would toddle off to Europe,...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,254
Posted By Aj Mick
Sure is…. Bangladesh actually…… ...

Sure is…. Bangladesh actually……

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pcws_iFudHg

Not available here in Thailand. I use Scholl sandals.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,254
Posted By Aj Mick
Sympathy here…. I grew up bare foot, and hate...

Sympathy here…. I grew up bare foot, and hate wearing shoes.

It is hard to find footwear that fits, and I discovered why when I had a bespoke pair of boots made. Both sides were wider than the...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,104
Posted By Aj Mick
My first digital camera was an Olympus Tough...

My first digital camera was an Olympus Tough TG310, which can take a knock and a dunking. I still take it along with me sometimes because it is easy to carry and can go places other cameras can't go....
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 125,605
Posted By Aj Mick
Yup same here…. so sad. You need to sort...

Yup same here…. so sad.

You need to sort things out with Photobucket to keep your fans happy!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,126
Posted By Aj Mick
A sensible attitude to my way of thinking. Risk...

A sensible attitude to my way of thinking. Risk management is what it is all about.

When canyon carving, on a track, or similar, a rider is pushing the limits, and the chance of going beyond the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 125,605
Posted By Aj Mick
Less is more

Interesting narrative (and not too much of it), great pictures (and plenty of them, though I have to be patient as they load with my slow internet connection), spectacular landscapes and an amazing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,708
Posted By Aj Mick
When I lived in England for a few months of the...

When I lived in England for a few months of the year one of my jobs was to shear lambs bought at markets around the country before they were trucked to Europe.

Occasionally we would get one with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 25,350
Posted By Aj Mick
Motorcycle touring as it should be, to my way of...

Motorcycle touring as it should be, to my way of thinking….. Minimal planning and minimum gear, and go where the sprit leads.

When I lived in England, doing seasonal work, my trips around European...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By Aj Mick
Wool and layering

Obviously where I am now, cold is not an issue, but I come from a temperate country, and have ridden plenty of winter miles in all conditions including rain, frosty nights and falling snow, in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,330
Posted By Aj Mick
I thought it was kind of obvious, being right...

I thought it was kind of obvious, being right there along side my post, but some don't know a world out side their own sandbox, and it does them good to get wound up a bit.

Anyway, there has been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,330
Posted By Aj Mick
No worries….. did it again this morning. Sooner...

No worries….. did it again this morning. Sooner or later inconsiderate freshie motorcyclists will catch on about blocking pedestrian access. Maybe some security dude will come along an educate them....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,330
Posted By Aj Mick
Now the OP has posted a picture, I would say that...

Now the OP has posted a picture, I would say that Gold Wing man has more clues about parking than anybody, but thats not saying much. You could all do with a bit of guidance…. angle parking would...
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