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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 11:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,273
Posted By randyo
don't shift, have not you learned anything is...

don't shift, have not you learned anything is your short riding career
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 09:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,273
Posted By randyo
like I said, learn to use the gearbox WFO in 1st...

like I said, learn to use the gearbox WFO in 1st gear works just as good
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 08:14 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,821
Posted By randyo
my son was riding with 2 other bikers, they stop...

my son was riding with 2 other bikers, they stop at stop signed intersection 3 abreast

SUV towing trailer approaching from right makes left turn, but does not swing wide enuf, trailer clips rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,273
Posted By randyo
there are no laws on rpm vehicles are not...

there are no laws on rpm

vehicles are not designed to always be in highest gear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
I wonder why it is that transportation officials...

I wonder why it is that transportation officials think it is wise to warn motorists of a race track entrance

http://m7.i.pbase.com/o4/89/475089/1/52751577.RaceTrackEntrance.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,273
Posted By randyo
6 years late, maybe so, but BMW also tells...

6 years late,

maybe so, but BMW also tells owners in the owners manual to occasionally drive the car at high speeds or high rpm in a lower gear to run the engine thru a heat cycle.... sounds like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By randyo
I believe that ergonomics are the most important...

I believe that ergonomics are the most important factor

leverage doesn't happen if your muscles get cramped from a contorted position
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,626
Posted By randyo
and I will bet that that age group accounts for...

and I will bet that that age group accounts for 16.3% of miles ridden as well,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,626
Posted By randyo
I have always heard there are only 2 guarantees...

I have always heard there are only 2 guarantees in life, death and taxes
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
not all track day organizations offer training ...

not all track day organizations offer training

may are just that , track days, a day that you can go fast without the hazards of the street.... purely recreational
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
your argument is the one that is off point by...

your argument is the one that is off point by assuming that track days automaticly mean training



your are arguing training , that can happen at on the street, in a parking lot and yes, at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
a skilled rider with a bad attitude is not a...

a skilled rider with a bad attitude is not a better rider


the superior than others attitude is proven just by the posts in this thread
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,234
Posted By randyo
we had stop signs on a few ramps until about 5...

we had stop signs on a few ramps until about 5 years ago
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
yes, track time could make some people better...

yes, track time could make some people better riders

on the other hand, track time can make some people worse riders as well
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,821
Posted By randyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uccjg9zoP0g ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uccjg9zoP0g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQcB4WpofAo
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
no, but I can read

no, but I can read
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
learn the English language, CW did not use the...

learn the English language, CW did not use the word "practice" as a verb defining training

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/practice
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,234
Posted By randyo
traffic safety is not silly

traffic safety is not silly
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,234
Posted By randyo
so, we should wipe out all the trees and...

so, we should wipe out all the trees and buildings at intersections so that you can see everything within 150 yars of the intersection :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
even more importantly, I have missed moose as...

even more importantly, I have missed moose as well, and have logged over 250,000 accident free miles

how is that possible without track day training ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,234
Posted By randyo
how would you know if there is traffic to your...

how would you know if there is traffic to your right or not, if you don't come to a stop and look ?


not sure what you are suggesting ... four way unsigned intersections, blow thru the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
I was not disputing 300lb deer like I said,...

I was not disputing 300lb deer

like I said, I just wanna see one..... thru my gun sights
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
I wanna see a 300 lb deer

I wanna see a 300 lb deer
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
that is not the catch phrase it goes like...

that is not the catch phrase

it goes like this

" Statistics lie and liars use statistics"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,082
Posted By randyo
definitely the reason, the road in your pic is an...

definitely the reason, the road in your pic is an easy and relaxed 35mph+ pace for my Vstrom with studded knobby in front and darkside winter tire in rear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,234
Posted By randyo
roundabouts are more expensive to construct ...

roundabouts are more expensive to construct

if traffic volume does not warrant, it's a waste of taxpayer $$$
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
the biggest reason I won't do a track day again...

the biggest reason I won't do a track day again is that my insurance excludes coverage on "closed courses" and it just isn't worth the risk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,234
Posted By randyo
even 1.5 seconds is short, the time span needs to...

even 1.5 seconds is short, the time span needs to be enuf to clear the intersection at the speed limit for not only vehicles already i the intersection but enuf time for those that cannot stop before...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
your riding the wrong streets the wrong time of...

your riding the wrong streets the wrong time of day
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
but do you enjoy it, do you head out in a snow...

but do you enjoy it, do you head out in a snow storm ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
I agree, that's what I'm saying, it's not for...

I agree, that's what I'm saying, it's not for everyone, don't keep promoting track days like they are the best thing since sliced bread, they cannot provide better learning than real street experience
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
I have done a track day and that is my input ...

I have done a track day and that is my input

it really doesn't help much with street riding. if it helps with evasive maneuvers for ya, your street skills are lacking cause you likely never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
again, your assuming technical...

again, your assuming

technical abilities........ just how well would you do 100 miles from home in sleet, freezing rain and snow ?

what, that's not enjoyable to you ? afraid to explore your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
form? looking like ricky racer ? , trying to...

form? looking like ricky racer ? , trying to attract cops on the street by hanging off in corners and keeping your chest on the tank while your going along a straight

assume someone can't go fast...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,234
Posted By randyo
when I am first in line at a signaled...

when I am first in line at a signaled intersection and the light turns green, I exit the intersection as if were at a stop sign, looking before I proceed

when I am not first in line, I approach...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
that what I am talking about, that is not your...

that what I am talking about, that is not your individual limits, but the limiting factor of the street conditions

rather poor discipline of riding too fast on cold tires and shitty road and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
the way I look at it the only thing you can learn...

the way I look at it the only thing you can learn on a track that you shouldn't be learning on the street is your limits

problem with that, is that an individuals limits exceed the safety of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By randyo
I once was loading a bike onto the back of a...

I once was loading a bike onto the back of a pickup truck with weak springs, shaking and shuddering and remember thinking to myself "I hope I am never riding in an earthquake of any significance"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

are you serious
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 12,897
Posted By randyo
First off, I have no desire to learn how to panic...

First off, I have no desire to learn how to panic :eek1 that is worse thing you can do in any situation

emergency braking can be practiced on the street or large parking lot as easily as it can...
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