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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By slugsmasher
This is 2015, the age of technology. They try to...

This is 2015, the age of technology. They try to make excuses why technology prevents them from using available technology. Absolute BS.

Use existing camera equipment and just cross reference...
Forum: Racing 03-29-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 37,534
Posted By slugsmasher
Conspiracy theorists already babbling about Merc...

Conspiracy theorists already babbling about Merc throwing the race strategy to avoid FIA interaction on closing the gap mainly driven by Red Bull and Bernie. Can't think this is possible but wow.
...
Forum: Racing 03-26-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 37,534
Posted By slugsmasher
Sutil is now the "official" reserve driver for...

Sutil is now the "official" reserve driver for Williams. Probably the best choice available amongst the unemployed drivers from last year. With a potential recurring back issue for VB, it is highly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
Strava

Strava
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
There is a distinct difference between riders...

There is a distinct difference between riders "trying" to do a track stand and those who are "doing" a track stand on a regular basis. I for one and I'm sure there are many others who can do a track...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,511
Views: 712,216
Posted By slugsmasher
Hey DRV, can you make a comprehensive list of all...

Hey DRV, can you make a comprehensive list of all your farkles since your DL appears to be the most modded one on this thread? Thanks.
Forum: Racing 02-20-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,971
Posted By slugsmasher
IMSA finally getting interesting again. I like...

IMSA finally getting interesting again. I like the direction they are thinking that will give more relevance to LMP cars globally. ALMS was a good concept and provided the foundation to where we...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 37,534
Posted By slugsmasher
That's considered old school nowadays but makes...

That's considered old school nowadays but makes more sense from a practical and reliability standpoint. Remember the issues Mercs had with steering units last season. Next we are going to have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,442
Posted By slugsmasher
Good point about the noise, it's what makes me...

Good point about the noise, it's what makes me excited on my moto most of the time.

Compare these samples of Formula E and Formula 1 and the answer is obvious which one is more exciting:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-01-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9,494
Views: 3,792,587
Posted By slugsmasher
Welcome to the PNW Wee World! ...

Welcome to the PNW Wee World!

http://www.steammachine.com/slugsmasher/images/IMG_1189.JPG
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,850
Posted By slugsmasher
I am and would say YES!!! ...

I am and would say YES!!!

http://www.steammachine.com/slugsmasher/images/P6062233.JPG
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-30-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,577
Posted By slugsmasher
I for one embrace this designation along with the...

I for one embrace this designation along with the Snoqualmie Middle Fork. There is a lot more behind the designation besides banning motor vehicles. It is a small price to pay to preserve some of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
Regardless if they were racing or not, the link...

Regardless if they were racing or not, the link mentioned 60 riders so the possibility of people riding in a peloton or several pace lines like you would when racing is expected. This was the point...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
I think you answered your own question in your...

I think you answered your own question in your motocross experience. Racing in a group is inherently dangerous especially with other people and things you cannot control. Surely you have seen the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
I like this photo but that road type is one of my...

I like this photo but that road type is one of my least favorites. The lack of shoulder and the wide margin to the tree line because of utility poles gives drivers a false sense of safety and they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
Not sure where you think I am whining. The...

Not sure where you think I am whining. The county eventually removes the road debris but it takes time to get through the entire road network. Removing it myself especially after a typical fall...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
I guess this is a good point to share my bike...

I guess this is a good point to share my bike dork video of "Mixed" riding I do quite a lot with my disc brake equipped mega-fondo fender bike, a 2009 Kona Dew Drop, one of the first bikes in this...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,180
Posted By slugsmasher
My pics didn't work earlier. I have over 20,000...

My pics didn't work earlier. I have over 20,000 miles with this 2x2 rack, just do it. Save gas and have fun at the same time.

http://www.steammachine.com/slugsmasher/images/P6062233.JPG
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Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,180
Posted By slugsmasher
Salsa BIke BIke photo journal

Salsa Bicycles photo journal of a couple dudes with bike/bike setups. Nice photos and report sum up what us bike/bike folks enjoy and others don't understand.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
Lovely pre-feast ride today. Nobody on the roads...

Lovely pre-feast ride today. Nobody on the roads to speak of. Very rare to have what appeared to be the entire world and all roads to myself, easy to spin along and be thankful for the wind, sky,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
Let's let that dog stay dead. In the USA every...

Let's let that dog stay dead. In the USA every state is different with respect to traffic laws and bicycles. I am pretty sure all of the states allow shoulder riding for bicycles only and most in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
I don't think this is the case since I and many...

I don't think this is the case since I and many others I see this time of year are wearing fluorescent yellow jackets/vests and most with blinky lights on during daylight. I think it is more a case...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
shifting gears a bit I have noticed this as of...

shifting gears a bit I have noticed this as of late:

When it is daylight, other drivers attempt questionable maneuvers with about a 50% regularity. That is passing very close, passing into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
Point taken. But missing the underlying fact...

Point taken. But missing the underlying fact that the law is the law and unfortunately for bicyclists is written in blood. Defensive bicycling maneuvers with left arm indicating slow/stop are done...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
I ride on a lot of rural roads with blind corners...

I ride on a lot of rural roads with blind corners and hills so taking the lane is a defensive measure to increase safety. Nobody in their right mind is going to intentionally run over another person...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
I was riding my bicycle "as far right as...

I was riding my bicycle "as far right as practicable" yesterday which is on the right tire track of the road since there is no shoulder. Observed an oncoming car have to nearly stop (50mph two lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
Ridiculous WSDOT video on using the poorly...

Ridiculous WSDOT video on using the poorly engineered new bike lane we have in Seattle. Hint, if you have to make a stupid video to show people how to deal with a bike lane then it probably wasn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
Woman hits cyclist from behind and tries to sue...

Woman hits cyclist from behind and tries to sue for damaging her car.

Sorry I Ran You Over. Now Please Pay Me $2,000 (http://www.vocativ.com/culture/society/bike-vs-car-accidents/)

Wow.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
Well at least when I road bike I don't have to...

Well at least when I road bike I don't have to worry about IEDs and booby traps yet. At least with other road users I have the opportunity to at least see or hear and avoid the threats to my safety....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,442
Posted By slugsmasher
That KTM is cool but does not belong on the trail...

That KTM is cool but does not belong on the trail it was on. I mean really, a regular mountain bike would go just as fast downhill the whole time.

I like the website...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,442
Posted By slugsmasher
E Mountain Bikes Spell Doom for Trail Access

It will be interesting and disappointing to see how the "electric motor powered mountain bicycle" will change the future of mountain biking on actual bicycles. The only thing I can foresee is lost...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,140
Posted By slugsmasher
I'm going to the event to represent mountain...

I'm going to the event to represent mountain bikers which frequently happen to use and share trails with motos. I have a Vstrom so OHV moto trails are not in my moto ride plan usually, however there...
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 247,801
Posted By slugsmasher
http://i.qkme.me/35hcgl.jpg

http://i.qkme.me/35hcgl.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,391
Posted By slugsmasher
My first bike was a vstrom also. Still riding it...

My first bike was a vstrom also. Still riding it after 4 years and still alive and lovin it. Stay focused, don't be stupid you'll be fine too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
Cyclist killed in bike lane in Seattle....

Cyclist killed in bike lane in Seattle. (http://mynorthwest.com/11/2599274/Bicyclist-struck-killed-on-2nd-Ave-in-downtown-Seattle)

Don't know exact details but this is a sore spot in the cars vs...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,737
Posted By slugsmasher
great ride report. my dad took me backpacking,...

great ride report. my dad took me backpacking, cycling and motorcycling when I was a kid. I'm 50 now and guess what I like to do, backpack, cycle and moto. Good job bringing the next generation...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-16-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By slugsmasher
Glare Hood for Garmin 60CSX series

I don't know where I saw it but somebody in some post somewhere here on adv had a picture with a glare hood on a gps60. I have tried the google and no luck for this device. Anybody know where or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7,772
Views: 440,720
Posted By slugsmasher
I ride my MTBs with a bear bell always. That...

I ride my MTBs with a bear bell always. That prevents this type of encounter nearly 99% of the time. People on the trail hear me coming from several hundred yards away and usually move off the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,697
Posted By slugsmasher
Your first four days do not allow too much time...

Your first four days do not allow too much time to stop and see anything except the road. Oregon is a lot longer and slower to get through on 101 than what it looks like on paper, one day from Ukiah...
Forum: Racing 05-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 247,801
Posted By slugsmasher
Thanks for that video, that just happened about...

Thanks for that video, that just happened about 20 miles from my house in Anacortes, WA. 12 million dollar boat. 4 people were in it when it capsized, they all got out ok.



Now back to F1....
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