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Forum: Face plant 09-22-2006, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By BMWBard
Look out on the right -- potential averted

How many times have we discussed quick reactions to a potentially dangerous situation? For years I rode (and after my motorcycle destroying accident also drove) all around the L.A. area learning to...
Forum: Face plant 09-22-2006, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,946
Posted By BMWBard
This isn't Europe, Curtis, and forcing someone...

This isn't Europe, Curtis, and forcing someone into a narrow half lane in a country where that is not normally done is being an accident instigator. Far as I know the rules taught here are still to...
Forum: Face plant 09-22-2006, 01:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By BMWBard
Couple of points. As first medical...

Couple of points.

As first medical responder by default (ie, yes I am a medtype, no I am not an EMT/para, just was in right place at right time before 911 call brought help) to several accident...
Forum: Face plant 09-21-2006, 01:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,784
Posted By BMWBard
Don't blame the deer. That's what happens when...

Don't blame the deer. That's what happens when idiot humans destroy all the predators in an area. No wolves to keep down the deer, hey presto, overpopulation and total destruction...until they start...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2006, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By BMWBard
More experience here with this stuff than mine,...

More experience here with this stuff than mine, so I'll just add a quick comment. I know of at least one bike originally shipped into Canada by the manufacturer that could not be ridden here due to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-14-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10,388
Views: 3,390,913
Posted By BMWBard
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n57/bmwbard/Mac...

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n57/bmwbard/Macks%20Memorial/sunglassesstop.jpg


'86 BMW K75. Yes, she's orange in color. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2006, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By BMWBard
this belongs in face plant, I think...near misses...

this belongs in face plant, I think...near misses (near hits) go there too....

thanks for the warning. That's one I would NEVER thought of being alert for!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,749
Posted By BMWBard
Geez that looks dark reddish orange on my...

Geez that looks dark reddish orange on my screen...is it a red near orange?? If so, tell me whetre I can get one that fits in that color....:lol3

Other than that possibility, white...although I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,697
Posted By BMWBard
HA! Gotta agree and disagree with this one...and...

HA! Gotta agree and disagree with this one...and put a qualifier as to when we're talking about on the agreement!

First, when I have a road worthy bike --ie one that can be used as sole...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2006, 12:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,118
Posted By BMWBard
Very cool thread Zen! The more I see, the more...

Very cool thread Zen! The more I see, the more you have me speculating about taking someone up on an offeer to borrow his KTM and try it out...


Nah....I'm kidding...I hear they're all 36"...
Forum: Face plant 09-12-2006, 02:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,119
Posted By BMWBard
OMG!!!! That's ingenious!!!!! :rofl :rofl

OMG!!!! That's ingenious!!!!!

:rofl :rofl
Forum: Face plant 09-12-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,119
Posted By BMWBard
So...you're advocating habitually riding at...

So...you're advocating habitually riding at speeds so much too fast for conditions that you scrape both sides of your bike? Interesting. "Course, if you do ride that way normally you'll definately...
Forum: Face plant 09-11-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,119
Posted By BMWBard
Well, my 2 cents. I am not comfortable in...

Well, my 2 cents.

I am not comfortable in mountains and on what y'all call twisties. I frankly do not understand the huge attraction severe curves at great speed on public roads have for some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,168
Posted By BMWBard
Hey Sun, bring me a set too! :lol3 I don't...

Hey Sun, bring me a set too! :lol3

I don't think yellow tint on the visor would help in fog...it's not so much a low light condition as it is an obscuration and diffusion of light situation....
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2006, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,087
Posted By BMWBard
Oops, I should have said I never found a pair of...

Oops, I should have said I never found a pair of riding pants that fit and/or that i could afford.

Back then before the years long hiatus after my old k bike was murdered under me I was advised...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,168
Posted By BMWBard
Ski goggles? Hmmm...I can just see it..."whatddya...

Ski goggles? Hmmm...I can just see it..."whatddya think yer ridin, a dirt bike?" :lol3 Wouldn't you have to take off the visor to use those?

I've tried the various things that are supposed to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,737
Posted By BMWBard
hmmmm Fraid I can;t contribute to this...

hmmmm

Fraid I can;t contribute to this thread unless we bring in other vehicles. I might be able to put in something from my flying days that would qualify...the bike stuff just isn;t bad enough...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,168
Posted By BMWBard
:clap :clap :clap YES! Those are my old...

:clap :clap :clap

YES! Those are my old glasses! The ones I wore back before the bike killer crash put me into crappy cars for years!

Geez I'd forgotten the name...and didn't know they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,123
Posted By BMWBard
You wanna get real scared? They still are.

You wanna get real scared? They still are.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,123
Posted By BMWBard
Not at all. Take another example in...

Not at all.

Take another example in California. The new clock it or ticket seatbelt enforcement. When I still had a car I was stopped and ticketed anf fined for a seatbelt violation. Why? I had...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,087
Posted By BMWBard
hhhhhhhuhhhhh, well....now you've got me thinking...

hhhhhhhuhhhhh, well....now you've got me thinking about it...

I took a summer of aikiso in a group class taught at a school. Didn't learn enough aikido to stick in a hat that way, but we DID...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,168
Posted By BMWBard
Foggy Nights

For those who know the area, I ride down Skyline just south of San Fran whenever I go to work at night. My schedule changes week to week, but usually that means 4 nights out of 6 I am going north or...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By BMWBard
This is definately one of those very few...

This is definately one of those very few accidents people are gonna hold up someday and say that riding with a helmet killed him, you watch. What a freaky thing to happen....
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2006, 04:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,317
Posted By BMWBard
Glad to see this trhead calmed down some into...

Glad to see this trhead calmed down some into useful suggestions. Blockign the street with several camcorders running and a call in to the cops is a good one, always given the street racers not being...
Forum: Regional forums 09-01-2006, 01:34 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 512,711
Posted By BMWBard
Ha, if I was there or anywhere nearby I'd take...

Ha, if I was there or anywhere nearby I'd take you up on that in a second.

The whole M motorcyclist acting wierd around F motorcyclist thing is very new to me, and I don't care much for it! I...
Forum: Regional forums 09-01-2006, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 512,711
Posted By BMWBard
Actually, not quite. When and where I started...

Actually, not quite. When and where I started riding most of the "real bikers" were men on harleys. "Real" means you weren't just some rich kid playing on a bike during the summer. "Summer rider" was...
Forum: Face plant 08-31-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,059
Posted By BMWBard
Actually you're a good example of something I've...

Actually you're a good example of something I've said now and then. That the majority of advriders see bikes as recreational, not transportation or allpurpose or daily vehicles. There's a big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2006, 10:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,369
Posted By BMWBard
Thief, nah....... But I can see someone...

Thief, nah.......

But I can see someone looking twice for the Harley and the 1%er sticker....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2006, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,074
Posted By BMWBard
It's ok, you guys. You really were all there. You...

It's ok, you guys. You really were all there. You rode in with me in spirit.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3186641&posted=1#post3186641
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2006, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By BMWBard
The way back

A flock of crows made noise enough to wake up anyone Monday morning. Here's the view looking out of the tent.

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n57/bmwbard/Macks%20Memorial/eaglemorning.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2006, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By BMWBard
Day 3 - The Memorial Wake

Day 3 dawned heavily overcast. In fact with the diffused light I nearly overslept and had to hop it to make the 30 min ride to Mack's mom's house by 11 am. (Guess those two long rides tired me out!)...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2006, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By BMWBard
Day Two

A couple hours up I-5 to Oregon highway 30, one of two advised by regional area advriders for someone not into twisties. A pretty route.

Nice and green after California's dead dry landscape.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2006, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By BMWBard
The other orange K motorcycle ride Aug 4-6 (-8)

It took some doing, but the mods needed for the ride got finished late afternoon on the last day before we had to start out. :clap

Day one: 80 out of San Francisco, 505 connector to I-5 north....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2006, 01:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,115
Posted By BMWBard
Wow. some nice pics and ideas here! edit: ...

Wow. some nice pics and ideas here!

edit: oh I forgot! Tip for keeping duffles from undoing and your stuff from flying all over...lock them. That is, get a small padlock and use it to lock the...
Forum: Face plant 08-31-2006, 01:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,416
Posted By BMWBard
I think he meant when the bike sits. I've gone...

I think he meant when the bike sits. I've gone into a store or something on an errand and come back out to the bike to find it too hot to touch and darned near too hot to sit on in the gawdawful...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By BMWBard
Chinook WA restaurant

If you're going down the coast highway you might want to check out Chinook, WA (about 4 miles north of Astoria, OR). I you get there in the early afternoon you might stop at this little family owned...
Forum: Face plant 08-30-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,059
Posted By BMWBard
I really don't know whether to laugh or not. ...

I really don't know whether to laugh or not.

Are you just a jumper, or do you jump in tandem too? Just curious...always wanted to try it, inspite of the fact that that makes skydivers and pilots...
Forum: Face plant 08-30-2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,416
Posted By BMWBard
Gotta call you on this one, V. Lack of...

Gotta call you on this one, V.

Lack of services = excuse.

Gear can be worn over the top of swim trunks and a teeshirt. Gear can be locked up in whatever sort of locked on case the particular...
Forum: Face plant 08-30-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,416
Posted By BMWBard
GEeezus cluny hashimoto! Are dirt bikes THAT...

GEeezus cluny hashimoto! Are dirt bikes THAT expensive? sure makes my 3-5 k for my dream bike look like peanuts! (The only ones I know that aren't ridden to wherever are dirt bkes...)
Forum: Face plant 08-30-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,416
Posted By BMWBard
Ah HA! Layperson not bothering to read carefully...

Ah HA! Layperson not bothering to read carefully or educate themself enough to understand the report syndrome! very common problem, that.

Thanks for the stat too...I asked for it somewhere in...
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