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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,587
Posted By dddd
I think they were really kind to ride only 45 to...

I think they were really kind to ride only 45 to allow anyone to pass them at the 65 limit. It's unfortunate that groups tend to forget to create units of 4-5 riders to enable overtaking.

The...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,941
Posted By dddd
mystery solved! humidity.

mystery solved! humidity.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,941
Posted By dddd
What bike do you have? It must protect you far...

What bike do you have? It must protect you far more from the wind than mine.

I think my goal is to find the gear that vents well up to 40C if desired, and seals well down to 0 if desired too. I've...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,941
Posted By dddd
I judge the capacity of the jacket by the outcome...

I judge the capacity of the jacket by the outcome of a sustained 8h ride in those conditions. below 15C, the jacket looses more core body temp than it keeps. Above 33C, it doesn't vent uniformly...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By dddd
Well adjusted knee armor is supposed to rest, not...

Well adjusted knee armor is supposed to rest, not press against the knee cap. Hold the armor in your fingers and keep moving it in circles while crouching and when your knees are bent, you should...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-06-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By dddd
no WD40 ever!! this will destroy the o-rings of...

no WD40 ever!!
this will destroy the o-rings of the chain.
just try wd40 on a number of plastic/rubbers and see for yourself.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By dddd
the Bryce canyon 35mph road...

the Bryce canyon 35mph road...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-05-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By dddd
I think I will bring 3+ thinner cardboard...

I think I will bring 3+ thinner cardboard though... or better, a plastic one (like a 'for sale' sign) which can be roughly cleaned with toilet paper I guess.. After a while, you can't wipe the excess...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-05-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By dddd
also, to be a good tenant of the motel, I bring a...

also, to be a good tenant of the motel, I bring a tripple bagged properly sized cardboard to put behind the chain as I spray. You don't want to spray a mess on the bike or the parking. You can...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,941
Posted By dddd
revit sand (jacket and pants) All damn...

revit sand (jacket and pants)

All damn velcros:
a) will wear and become useless (pockets opening and loosing stuff)
b) all velcros are poorly sewed, most used ones started lifting off the...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-05-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,060
Posted By dddd
(I dont chain-clean anymore. It is too volatile...

(I dont chain-clean anymore. It is too volatile and penetrates everywhere and removes too much lube, then never dries fast enough and prevents the new lube to do its job (clears it and you run as...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By dddd
It can come off. I don't need it to come off,...

It can come off.
I don't need it to come off, not even for charging.
Why test the theory....I tied it. Now I feel better.
Sorry I asked.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,080
Posted By dddd
front braking raises the lean angle in a curve,...

front braking raises the lean angle in a curve, and I hate it.
cracking the throttle lowers the lean angle , and I like it.
do whichever you need to stay in the line you want.
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By dddd
exactly my concern... the slide-in and click of...

exactly my concern... the slide-in and click of scala q2 is far more reassuring...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By dddd
I'm thinking about a long wire tie wrap: (the...

I'm thinking about a long wire tie wrap: (the thin coated metal ones, not the coarse plastic zip ties).

I got the wire in the bend of he clip, and the 2 ends goes in the hole, come out behind and...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By dddd
securing smh10 clip

just got the sena smh10 and I am worried the clip will release anytime with shocks/vibration/wear.

How do you secure (in a removable and reusable way) your unit to the (clip) mount?

(no duct...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By dddd
For reference point: I have revvit 'sand' jacket...

For reference point: I have revvit 'sand' jacket and pants. Both breath little and are designed for unlimited time from 50F with all linings to 85F with all vents opened. Beyond 85F requires LDC...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,608
Posted By dddd
I'm a user of the shirt and it's perfect. ...

I'm a user of the shirt and it's perfect.

But here is my problem: the pants. How do you deal with the same 90F+ when you wear ATGATT, i.e. the pants are black, do not breath well and the heat of...
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,815
Posted By dddd
Interesting. I saw a little 500lbs-capable...

Interesting.
I saw a little 500lbs-capable ratchet tightening strap. A bit smaller than the size of a redbull can with hooks at both ends. With that mover's shoulder harness and the little ratchet,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By dddd
sdhc 16GB works for me. I wish I could...

sdhc 16GB works for me.

I wish I could overclock this cow and put full speed usb... any i/o there crawls at around 1MB/s. Who gets better speed when copying a batch of MP3s?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 26,840
Posted By dddd
I have only one thing against harleys and it is...

I have only one thing against harleys and it is the same thing I have against all bikes, particularly sport one because they rev higher: when the nut between the seat and the handlebar is loose and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
Posted By dddd
I would agree. With low space, garmin map...

I would agree.
With low space, garmin map updater (dunno about express) should show you the map selector tool, where you can pick subsets of north america. You might have selected something, or...
Forum: Vendors 08-01-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 24,815
Posted By dddd
Hi Nancy, Can you recall how some backpacks...

Hi Nancy,

Can you recall how some backpacks have one-way straps that you pull to tighten the loops?

Now imagine having 2-3 feet long loops over each shoulders (5 or feet straps with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,032
Posted By dddd
a) get a rain coat OVER the jacket, like a 3XL....

a) get a rain coat OVER the jacket, like a 3XL. DON`T count on those crap waterproof liners. They get you all wet and heavy and cold, and still aren`t waterproof after 1h. Same for the rain pants, ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-29-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,712
Posted By dddd
Anybody not full of shit and not looking for a...

Anybody not full of shit and not looking for a pre-pubescent fight and capable of admitting they may have lost money on the wrong phone would do the research and come to the inevitable conclusion...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-28-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,712
Posted By dddd
get zumo 660. period. you need shock resistant,...

get zumo 660. period.
you need shock resistant, waterproof, bluetooth, mp3 player, routes and option for traffic receiver.

only zumo 660 and 665 have it all, but the 665 only has the expensive xm...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,372
Posted By dddd
tight bend for too long, lack of blood/fluid...

tight bend for too long,
lack of blood/fluid circulation
maybe odd pressure from padding in pants

anyway, get off and walk every 100km, that helps.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,796
Posted By dddd
-1 Trust that the road is not clean as a...

-1

Trust that the road is not clean as a track.

Trust that road engineers are dumber than you think when it comes to placing 25 tar snakes in the same 20 feets.

Trust that you simply are...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By dddd
Only state found where illegal: Maryland. I can...

Only state found where illegal: Maryland. I can live without them...

When anyone asks me if that prevents me from hearing sirens and all, I say:

With plugs, all sounds have lower intensity...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By dddd
Well there's your 2 problems. Bacteria fest and...

Well there's your 2 problems. Bacteria fest and being illegal in most states...

Use helmet speakers (surprisingly more legal) and foam plugs:
http://club.dx.com/reviews/text/35614
and...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By dddd
I'm surprised no one mentioned that your ear plug...

I'm surprised no one mentioned that your ear plug may be too big or too firm...

Try many brands. You will be radically surprised of the comfort and noise reduction on one brand that stand way out...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By dddd
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I-70+W&daddr=Pa...

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I-70+W&daddr=Patton+Ave+to:35.4604234,-82.636406+to:35.3081234,-82.945733+to:35.5228927,-83.2175945+to:35.533991,-84.1921738+to:35.3571972,-84.0979949+to:US-129+S%2F...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,108
Posted By dddd
Just get an AirHawk air seat. This is guaranteed...

Just get an AirHawk air seat. This is guaranteed to have perfect shape and not heatup like gel.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,108
Posted By dddd
Padding implies it won`t breathe. You know how...

Padding implies it won`t breathe. You know how skin is more vulnerable moist than than dry. I prefer hanging a butt cheek on the side in the wind to dry and feel the fresh.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,108
Posted By dddd
I only ride with ldcomfort. (and thi is no ad,...

I only ride with ldcomfort. (and thi is no ad, I`m not paid to write that).

In fact, I doubt that LD comfort are the only one to make such undergarment textile, but one that does match...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,622
Posted By dddd
+10

+10
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,629
Posted By dddd
Well, I will, no further than to cancel out...

Well, I will, no further than to cancel out unjustified claims though. I do expect more from Garmin, but as I said, nothing is show-stopping yet.

Just to clarify: there is obviously no routing...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,353
Posted By dddd
Sam7, you are 100% right and far from being dumb....

Sam7, you are 100% right and far from being dumb.

Americans will prefer to buy their own stuff even if bad. You said it, it's an obsession. And unfortunately they cannot make anything better, but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-01-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By dddd
is that on the golden rd in B?...

is that on the golden rd in B?...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By dddd
armin zumo 660 has mp3 and bluetooth. just get a...

armin zumo 660 has mp3 and bluetooth. just get a bluetooth headset like this and you are done.
...
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