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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,917
Posted By Mat
Of course it's doable. Just not easily. Besides,...

Of course it's doable. Just not easily. Besides, that's what the kickstarter is for :1drink

Here it is illegal to leave a vehicle unattended with the key in the ignition, makes it too easy for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,101
Posted By Mat
That's not what I said :evil

That's not what I said :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,101
Posted By Mat
As much as I hate to side with him, you are the...

As much as I hate to side with him, you are the offender in this situation, using up a perfectly fine car spot with a bike that could be put anywhere :deal

But that is another discussion, one that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,441
Posted By Mat
Or don't buy a bike you can't afford. If you can,...

Or don't buy a bike you can't afford. If you can, pay him $6000 and be done with it :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,885
Posted By Mat
The same goes with bare metal manhole covers....

The same goes with bare metal manhole covers. Mostly they still exist because of ignorance, I am sure. The covered ones are basically road with some thin metal strips and don't cause much trouble,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,101
Posted By Mat
Maybe you need to point out the obvious for some...

Maybe you need to point out the obvious for some to understand - Your location. When in Rome...

Well that is good if it means you won't take up a car slot, and bad if it just means you can't park...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,101
Posted By Mat
That way you can even squeeze in two rows if...

That way you can even squeeze in two rows if necessary. How can something that simple be made so complicated? Man there must be too many engineers in this thread :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,651
Posted By Mat
Be especially wary of all aluminium parts. There...

Be especially wary of all aluminium parts. There are quite a few down low in the salt water spray.

I've had my linkage arm thingies reduced to about half their thickness. And I thought rusty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,651
Posted By Mat
orange bike, neon yellow/black jacket, white...

orange bike, neon yellow/black jacket, white helmet. Like a kick in the eye. I wish I had a neon pink helmet to complete the ugly combo :D

You are more visible than all black like that, and it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,149
Posted By Mat
This has less to do with the problem at hand than...

This has less to do with the problem at hand than with the fact that in the UK nanny state, hi-viz is seen as a solution to everything. It is not for no reason everyone is making fun of UK EHS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,149
Posted By Mat
This would be petty revenge, not justice. It...

This would be petty revenge, not justice. It would not prevent anything.

If you just have a bad moment and it actually causes serious consequences one time out of a million, do you really believe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,149
Posted By Mat
This is one of the worst excesses growing out...

This is one of the worst excesses growing out from the long way to an acceptable EHS culture in industrial settings. Yes, there was need to catch up and make things safer, but of course on the way we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,798
Posted By Mat
I had to rub my eyes and pinch myself until I...

I had to rub my eyes and pinch myself until I believed it when I saw the first guy pull over on the shoulder, swerving and basically risking his limbs just so I could pass easily. Fortunately one of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,798
Posted By Mat
That bad, eh? I already get jiggly if traffic...

That bad, eh? I already get jiggly if traffic flows slower than the speed limit :eek1

Riding a bike makes me a worse (=impatient in my case) driver, because I get so used to just passing the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,434
Posted By Mat
I did research it, and while close, automatics...

I did research it, and while close, automatics are still not as efficient as a well-driven manual.

Then again, re apeman: touché! :D
Which brings us back on topic as well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,798
Posted By Mat
...and now imagine all these scooters being...

...and now imagine all these scooters being one-passenger cars instead!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,434
Posted By Mat
Now that is just a load of BS if I ever heard...

Now that is just a load of BS if I ever heard one. They got a little closer to manuals, that's all.

Of course it depends on the driver. If you put some apeman behind a manual transmission, it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,434
Posted By Mat
This statement just means you are old. Has been...

This statement just means you are old. Has been said about every generation yet.

Not that I don't agree! :deal

Also, they are called crotch gazers further North :)
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,772
Posted By Mat
Don't get what is so great about the store...

Don't get what is so great about the store replacing your $2.50 socket when - if - it breaks after 10 years.

Anyways, the mentality that you can buy three cheap screw drivers for the price of one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,434
Posted By Mat
You mean pay a fine or hang up (if you speak...

You mean pay a fine or hang up (if you speak about Austria). I guess one reason the US has such a high number of prisoners per capita is because you apparently can get arrested for every little shit....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,434
Posted By Mat
That is BS. Following that logic, it is immoral...

That is BS. Following that logic, it is immoral to drive with a passenger. You could communicate, and that is clearly not safe.

But driving a car alone is immoral as it is a waste of energy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,399
Posted By Mat
Well at least he still had fingers. My motorbike...

Well at least he still had fingers. My motorbike trainer told me about a guy he knew who had minus two fingers after he thought no gloves is fine. They were just sanded down in a relatively minor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,907
Posted By Mat
Did you look where he lives... Vancouver is a...

Did you look where he lives... Vancouver is a paradox of sorts: Canada yet no proper Winter!



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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,749
Posted By Mat
Ah, I see. It is about entitlement. Your rights...

Ah, I see. It is about entitlement. Your rights and such. :gerg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,749
Posted By Mat
The tool is the one who wastes a whole parking...

The tool is the one who wastes a whole parking space with a small bike that could be parked anywhere. Are you so special that you are entitled to a whole parking space, just because? :wink:

Look...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,276
Posted By Mat
So you are telling me that in the 21st century...

So you are telling me that in the 21st century the road system (paved for purely for aesthetic reasons, I am sure) is still primarily there for horses and not motorized vehicles. I didn't know that,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,276
Posted By Mat
Since this thread is about a T-Shirt and all has...

Since this thread is about a T-Shirt and all has been said about it - Who rather pays for the roads to be built with their taxes - motorists or horses?

Talk about privilege when using...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,951
Posted By Mat
I wonder if people getting into a rage when a...

I wonder if people getting into a rage when a criminal gets free on technicalities are the same as the ones fighting teeth and nails against a traffic ticket they deserve, on grounds that it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,816
Posted By Mat
This. It is like music that used to be so much...

This. It is like music that used to be so much better in the olden days, but then we forget that all the crap that coexisted just got forgotten over time and only the good is remembered.

Apart...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,907
Posted By Mat
If car tires last 100k miles, I am not surprised...

If car tires last 100k miles, I am not surprised anymore why I see so many cars in the ditch in the US. Those must be some crappy tires to drive with...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5,806
Views: 1,053,691
Posted By Mat
Hm, hard to do on that bike. The mellow part I...

Hm, hard to do on that bike. The mellow part I mean :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,907
Posted By Mat
There seem to be some misunderstandings. A...

There seem to be some misunderstandings.

A Prius is not a particularly fuel-efficient car, and far from having a small environmental footprint.
A civic is not a small car.
You don't need a truck...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 29,607
Posted By Mat
All that (minus helmet and gloves) still doesn't...

All that (minus helmet and gloves) still doesn't take me more than two minutes. I took care that my gear fits well on top of my normal clothes, and that it is easy and quick to put on and take off....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,661
Posted By Mat
This pattern can be found throughout the car...

This pattern can be found throughout the car world. Some people just don't like to hear that the tank engine built into their truck could just as well be smaller yet more powerful (albeit with less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 29,607
Posted By Mat
Insurances calculate their premiums so they cover...

Insurances calculate their premiums so they cover their expected costs plus some margin. In that simplest form of social cost people with no accidents subsidize hospital fees of people with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,694
Posted By Mat
Here I am with WR - what is a Eurotroll? ...

Here I am with WR - what is a Eurotroll?

Aside from that, maybe there should be more studies done in areas where ATV and and motorbike trails are separated to see / show that the impact is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 29,607
Posted By Mat
Source? I learned the opposite (also no source...

Source? I learned the opposite (also no source though - but at least it goes with common sense)

One thing many seem to forget is that safety gear does not only help in the case of a crash, but it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,694
Posted By Mat
I still don't understand the connection made: My...

I still don't understand the connection made: My point is that the people supporting industrial exploration of the wilderness are not the same as the ones trying to protect it from us motorists. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,694
Posted By Mat
So you guys just put anyone who doesn't agree...

So you guys just put anyone who doesn't agree with you in one pot and assume they are all the same (the ominous "rich people" with time machines I guess).

How do you get to the conclusion that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,694
Posted By Mat
Happens all the time... Just replace mountain...

Happens all the time... Just replace mountain bikers in your example with river surfers and the dirtbikers with kayakers who built a wave...

It reminds me of when hikers complained about mountain...
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