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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Posted By pretbek
Depends. 0% of feathers or 0% of lead?

Depends.
0% of feathers or 0% of lead?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,558
Posted By pretbek
Proud parents and their offspring?

Proud parents and their offspring?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,289
Posted By pretbek
You see large groups of motorcyclists very...

You see large groups of motorcyclists very rarely, like blahwas said. I have seen just a few in my 27 years in the Netherlands. Groups that ride significantly slower than the limit: none. If anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,151
Posted By pretbek
:D One anecdote doth not reliable information...

:D
One anecdote doth not reliable information make.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,289
Posted By pretbek
:lol3 77.4% of deaths in the category "?" for...

:lol3 77.4% of deaths in the category "?" for Venezuela. They have greater problems than traffic, it seems. Or maybe it is just record-keeping that sucks.

Safe driving seems almost latitude based;...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,789
Posted By pretbek
For stopping quickly, I think smacking into that...

For stopping quickly, I think smacking into that car was very efficient. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,289
Posted By pretbek
Which country was this? Any belief that you...

Which country was this?
Any belief that you are the best in the world, especially in something as generic as country-wide riding skill, is an indication of great passion but tremendous ignorance.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,289
Posted By pretbek
The limiting factor is not the people who take...

The limiting factor is not the people who take the driving test or their general education level. It is limited by us not giving a shit and having incredibly low requirements for the driving...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,572
Posted By pretbek
It's hi-viz yellow too. ...

It's hi-viz yellow too.

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lktuqqidnU1qhxbc4o1_500.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,289
Posted By pretbek
Born and raised in the Netherlands, been living...

Born and raised in the Netherlands, been living the US for 17 years. Here is my (strong and somewhat rushed) opinion:

Many people in the US treat cars as "get-there-appliances" (any attention and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,960
Posted By pretbek
Lol! I was about to post exactly that, two days...

Lol!
I was about to post exactly that, two days ago. But I didn't, because when I think about it, having an adventure is not as one-dimensional as overcoming hardship.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,572
Posted By pretbek
I believe risk compensation exists. I do not...

I believe risk compensation exists.
I do not believe that in most cases it MORE than compensates for being more conspicuous.

It is a bit of a sneaky argument killer:
"Oh you think it is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,572
Posted By pretbek
What's this hit by a train nonsense!? It needs to...

What's this hit by a train nonsense!? It needs to save your bacon. That is the requirement.

I always felt that eggs get discriminated against with this, though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,006
Posted By pretbek
Dunno, that depends. African or European string?

Dunno, that depends. African or European string?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,572
Posted By pretbek
I have exactly the same thing! But you know...

I have exactly the same thing!
But you know what, everyone else can. :nod
And sometimes even I can, when I look at my reflection on a vehicle or building.




No, it doesn't. That's a false...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,994,102
Posted By pretbek
Indeed. You were clearly fake riding. After...

Indeed. You were clearly fake riding.

After 5 years I still get digs like "great riding weather today" and a grin at the office when it rains. Luckily the incredulous looks and the statements...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35,136
Views: 8,771,021
Posted By pretbek
I know, I see the branch. I gave advice on how to...

I know, I see the branch. I gave advice on how to deal with it.
Pluck the twigs out of your air vents later.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 64,225
Posted By pretbek
Typical: From the article: "Where many...

Typical:

From the article:

"Where many drivers get it wrong is that they see lane splitting as "queue jumping" that will cause each car to go one further spot back in the queue. In truth, a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 35,136
Views: 8,771,021
Posted By pretbek
Oh sure. Just gas it and tuck in. And lean enough...

Oh sure. Just gas it and tuck in. And lean enough for the turn.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,151
Posted By pretbek
Maybe you should put clothes on the next time...

Maybe you should put clothes on the next time before you leave the house?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,151
Posted By pretbek
Yeah dammit, do the speed limit! Just like the...

Yeah dammit, do the speed limit! Just like the other asshole you see sometimes, that is also holding everyone up to the point of homicidal road rage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35,136
Views: 8,771,021
Posted By pretbek
No leather on the surface you are quite likely to...

No leather on the surface you are quite likely to skid on if you go down.
No padding in the, eh... "helmet".
No cruiserface, but a bit of a smirk of enjoyment instead.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,232
Posted By pretbek
Damn East coast suburbs. :bluduh Nearest...

Damn East coast suburbs. :bluduh

Nearest station that has ethanol-free gas that isn't 100+ octane "race gas"
is 30 miles.
60 miles to go get unpoisoned gas. :fyyff

Nearest race gas is 22...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,390
Posted By pretbek
I tried them, the ear buds don't work on my bike:...

I tried them, the ear buds don't work on my bike: the occasional buffet manifests as a loud pop from the noise canceling system.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,548
Posted By pretbek
Yes. It's not the thrill of possibly dying...

Yes.
It's not the thrill of possibly dying that attracts me to riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,994,102
Posted By pretbek
Interocean

Interocean
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,151
Posted By pretbek
This is worth repeating, that it is. If...

This is worth repeating, that it is.

If you want to be seen, run fork lights to make a "triangle of light".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,390
Posted By pretbek
I much prefer expanding foam ear plugs than...

I much prefer expanding foam ear plugs than wax-based fit ear plugs. When the wax based plugs lose adhesion with the ear canal wall or shift position, you can lose much of the noise attenuation....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,162
Posted By pretbek
See? Hitchhiker's Guide TTG was right!

See? Hitchhiker's Guide TTG was right!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,037
Posted By pretbek
Second-hand account: I heard from a friend who...

Second-hand account:
I heard from a friend who was touring with 2 others that they had to call AMA to tow a stranded bike, and they wouldn't even come out. The group ended up paying $300 for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 35,136
Views: 8,771,021
Posted By pretbek
I tried both, and I agree.

I tried both, and I agree.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35,136
Views: 8,771,021
Posted By pretbek
Pardon my ignorance, but how do you "miss the...

Pardon my ignorance, but how do you "miss the road"? :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,492
Posted By pretbek
I just checked OP's other thread, "recommend a...

I just checked OP's other thread, "recommend a motorcycle"; it actually is 1800 miles since last riding a vintage Kawasaki 350cc 40 years ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,492
Posted By pretbek
It sounds like your uneasiness is with how you...

It sounds like your uneasiness is with how you feel in traffic, not related to which bike you at on. Your 1800 lifetime miles counts as hardly any riding experience at all.
Give it time, ride more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,151
Posted By pretbek
Nah, I'm pretty sure all this falls under the...

Nah, I'm pretty sure all this falls under the "fun" part of commuting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,210
Posted By pretbek
Agreed. Although I would really like to see that...

Agreed. Although I would really like to see that switch delayed on all cruisers.
That would probably eliminate the "had to lay 'er down" myth in 5 years, due to only-rear-brakers not being able to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,151
Posted By pretbek
That thought process would be funny, if only you...

That thought process would be funny, if only you were kidding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,402
Posted By pretbek
Five syllables here Here seven more syllables ...

Five syllables here
Here seven more syllables
Are you happy now?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,402
Posted By pretbek
It's the stuff that comes down when the angels...

It's the stuff that comes down when the angels look down on their eponymous city and cry.
Also, it's the stuff that makes SoCalians search for 5 minutes figuring out how to turn on their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,538
Posted By pretbek
My agent assured me that the options clause is...

My agent assured me that the options clause is only for parts that are actually bolted to the bike. I asked twice. :D
Can we have your people talk to my people?
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