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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,647
Posted By dtirell
I used to work with a guy that gave me shit for...

I used to work with a guy that gave me shit for either bringing my helmet in or putting it in the top box. That was until he went out one day and discovered that someone decided his helmet made for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 194,515
Posted By dtirell
Agreed, but not because it may provide a more...

Agreed, but not because it may provide a more stable career but because not everyone is the same. There are people with the natural skills and passion to work in vocational trades just like those who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,906
Posted By dtirell
If you open the doors, you will see all the...

If you open the doors, you will see all the people.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,906
Posted By dtirell
You just need to put it into proper perspective. ...

You just need to put it into proper perspective.

I used to ride bicycles (a lot) and no one thought twice about me riding in the road with other vehicles wearing only shorts, tshirt, half gloves...
Forum: Face plant 04-25-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,837
Posted By dtirell
Yeah, except for the being dark part. On the...

Yeah, except for the being dark part.

On the bright side, the large group of people walking to lunch sure seemed to enjoy the show. :muutt
Forum: Face plant 11-21-2009, 12:20 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 26,933
Posted By dtirell
People can be major assholes. I have had a full...

People can be major assholes. I have had a full range of items thrown at me while riding bicycles but the worst was the person who bounced me when I was about 8 yrs old. I was hauling down the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By dtirell
Sorry for the delayed update, been away from the...

Sorry for the delayed update, been away from the computer for a bit.

Gadget Boy:
Actually, there are area's where the colors are out - just not everywhere. I have a huge tree in the back that...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By dtirell
Go For a Ride or Make Bath Products

"Either go for a ride or you have to make bath products with us." :huh

This was the choice my wife gave me on her birthday.

The day started normally enough. We have a little birthday breakfast...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,069
Posted By dtirell
Decodent, Add a hi-viz vest. There are...

Decodent,

Add a hi-viz vest. There are several on the market such as the one from Icon or Olympia.
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,069
Posted By dtirell
So lets try a slightly different...

So lets try a slightly different perspective....One day while caging my way here in the nice gray Portland winter, I found myself behind a guy on a black cruiser. He was wearing black chaps, black...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-20-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By dtirell
I am with you on the looking for work in all the...

I am with you on the looking for work in all the wrong places, but since I was let go before the politicians discovered that the economy was headed in a bad direction, my exploring money is pretty...
Forum: Face plant 10-07-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,863
Posted By dtirell
RIP :cry cannot think of anything else to...

RIP :cry

cannot think of anything else to say.............
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,125
Posted By dtirell
Let's see, I got my start at 37. My oldest...

Let's see, I got my start at 37. My oldest brother gave me the motorcycle bug as he is 10 years older and has been riding forever. Unfortunately, he also raced amateur motocross and after a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 46,452
Posted By dtirell
You beat me to this one - I got it from the PO on...

You beat me to this one - I got it from the PO on my KLR. If it was true, then I am not sure how that clump of turf got stuck up under the rear sub-fender :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By dtirell
One thing to try, is to calculate all of the...

One thing to try, is to calculate all of the costs. Not just the mileage but also the rental car and gas for the rental while in Denver. If you can come up with any other costs, add them in as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2008, 05:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,716
Posted By dtirell
Good on you for being willing to live up to your...

Good on you for being willing to live up to your end. BUT I would strongly suggest that you demand every part they are charging you for replacing. One you can sell them to recover much of your...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By dtirell
As I recall, snell considers dirt helmets to be...

As I recall, snell considers dirt helmets to be full face helmets and that there is no additional crash protection offered by a full face street helmet.
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2008, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
Posted By dtirell
Back, in my misspent youth, when I was being...

Back, in my misspent youth, when I was being trained to drive a unit, I was taught to assume that no one was listening to my siren (or seeing the lights etc). Kinda like motorcycles, I was taught to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,112
Posted By dtirell
For me, it is definitely the ride. Like you,...

For me, it is definitely the ride. Like you, anything on two wheels is fun to ride. I do have my preferences (ie standards over sport bikes, and sport bikes over cruisers) but any ride is better...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By dtirell
So, I use my soccer socks most of the year, keep...

So, I use my soccer socks most of the year, keep things warm in the winter and do a great job wicking off sweat in the summer.

I do not have XC running tights but when I know the ride will start...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 31,457
Posted By dtirell
Having driven an ambulance in my misspent youth...

Having driven an ambulance in my misspent youth and seeing the idiotic things people do when you light them up, I would be very worried about putting a modulator on my bike.

A buddy of mine got...
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,845
Posted By dtirell
Here is a laugh for you, years ago at a big tech...

Here is a laugh for you, years ago at a big tech show, some young kid wins a brand new harley. He gets on all excited and making vroom-vrooom motions, so much so that he starts to tip to the right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,148
Posted By dtirell
So not quite on topic, but had to laugh one time...

So not quite on topic, but had to laugh one time when I got off the bike to ref a youth soccer game (I should note that the shoulder armor helps with size and the shaved head added to the effect).
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,148
Posted By dtirell
my most regular response to that question is:...

my most regular response to that question is: "Concrete hurts."

Although once I was at a loss for a response:
Guy looking at the scuff marks on my jacket, where the leather covered the elbow...
Forum: Face plant 05-19-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 36,796
Posted By dtirell
I am unable to think of any words that will do,...

I am unable to think of any words that will do, so I will simply say that your family will be in my prayers.

Rest in peace Isaac. :cry
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-07-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,990
Posted By dtirell
Wrong, all wrong. She is giving him half the...

Wrong, all wrong. She is giving him half the victory sign (she hadn't gotten him home yet) :lol3

Heal fast and heal well DW.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By dtirell
Done

Done
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,272
Posted By dtirell
circusinthesky, Week nights are much more...

circusinthesky,

Week nights are much more variable. I have current commitments on Mondays and Wednesday (youngest daughter) and with the older one playing High School softball (between the rain...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,272
Posted By dtirell
Depending on the date, I would probably rate as a...

Depending on the date, I would probably rate as a pupil in all this, but would be happy to join in (although I have managed to break/fix a few things on my KLR, and would be happy to inflict these...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,415
Posted By dtirell
Here is what I found out. When I was shopping...

Here is what I found out. When I was shopping for a helmet, I found some brands and styles that fit my head (I ended up with an HJC AC-10) and went about shopping. I called most of the local shops...
Forum: Face plant 12-17-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,147
Posted By dtirell
:oscar If you had just gone with a two tone...

:oscar

If you had just gone with a two tone of BLUE and white instead of green and white, I would have had to ask if you were an old friend of mine (man he could ride the hell out of that old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,490
Posted By dtirell
Poolside, As rdwalker said, this is not a...

Poolside,

As rdwalker said, this is not a solution looking for a problem.

At some time in the past, insurance companies decided that they could exclude coverage for any injuries sustained while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By dtirell
If you feel like you are getting hypnoed, it is a...

If you feel like you are getting hypnoed, it is a sign that you are not scanning enough. Most get this feeling if they spend too much time just looking forward at the horizon - check your mirrors...
Forum: Face plant 11-14-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,655
Posted By dtirell
My advanced first aid instructor put is very...

My advanced first aid instructor put is very simply as:

"A dead medic is a worthless medic".

One lession she taught us was to find a large object (the common suggestion when you are a first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2007, 10:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,163
Posted By dtirell
Again, your mileage will vary between different...

Again, your mileage will vary between different programs. When I took the BRC, there were 5 people with riding experience and 7 with no experience.

They did "encourage" one student (I used quotes...
Forum: Face plant 09-04-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,389
Posted By dtirell
My reply to "why do you wear all that...

My reply to "why do you wear all that gear"/"Isn't all that gear hot" is a simple:

"Concrete hurts."

and if they are still looking at me funny, I will add:

"... and gravity never sleeps."
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By dtirell
I had a moment like that too, but it was a BMW...

I had a moment like that too, but it was a BMW sedan that I almost became one with.....Although now that I think about it, it was a blue one as well. Maybe there is some mysterious connection...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2007, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,051
Posted By dtirell
If you are a KLR rider (ie cheap) you can look at...

If you are a KLR rider (ie cheap) you can look at soccer socks. They are tall enough to reach over the top of the boot to protect your shin from rubbing and you can get a range of thickness...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,695
Posted By dtirell
My '02 is consistant at 48-50mpg.

My '02 is consistant at 48-50mpg.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,539
Posted By dtirell
Tiis-Tiis, One other thing to check. The...

Tiis-Tiis,

One other thing to check. The top shroud screw (right side) on mine was too long and would make a sound like you are describing at the same RPM range.

While riding, put forward...
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