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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
.. No comments on filtering with the wide...

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No comments on filtering with the wide package??

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By Center-stand
.. You are not likely to be stopped unless...

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You are not likely to be stopped unless there is an obvious moving infraction. If you have a head light and brake light, mounted plate, ride without stunts, speeding, excessive loud pipes or...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-20-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,917
Posted By Center-stand
.. It was 27 degrees when I left home to...

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It was 27 degrees when I left home to meet up with the trailer. Rode about 70 miles before unexpectedly going on reserve on the gravel roads of Pickett State Park in TN, then another 20...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 08:49 AM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. Watch the video. Stop at 1:17 - 1:18....

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Watch the video. Stop at 1:17 - 1:18. There is a wide package on the bike. I would ask those here what, if any, difference would that make in your decision to filter on a narrow street like in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 03:19 AM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
Actually I wasn't thinking about right of way....

Actually I wasn't thinking about right of way. Being faster, even during the act of overtaking, doesn't excuse someone from avoiding contact with the overtaken vehicle. Based on normal and accepted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 06:58 PM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. While I have sympathy for the cyclist and...

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While I have sympathy for the cyclist and the thug was completely wrong for his assault, in my opinion, that was clearly a situation where the cyclist should have slowed and let the van move...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 09:48 PM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
I can't say for sure but I think it (1) is a law...

I can't say for sure but I think it (1) is a law designed to protect road users from anyone who might intentionally cause an accident by abrupt movement for the purpose of collecting insurance or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Center-stand
You better be careful when peddling up those...

You better be careful when peddling up those steep inclines and / or dodging those cracks in the road, because you must signal before making any abrupt movements from a direct course. I guess there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 07:52 PM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
Look, the blog post you linked to was about...

Look, the blog post you linked to was about passing on the double yellow. It had nothing to do with single substandard lane width. You can act all high and mighty, but it doesn't mean anything.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 12:04 AM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
Almost always legally entitled to the whole...

Almost always legally entitled to the whole lane?????????

You linked it, but I guess you didn't understand what you were reading.

The article was about passing on the double yellow. So you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. Well I do enjoy when things are explained...

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Well I do enjoy when things are explained in that way. It's basically the same information I have repeatedly said in these pages. If you give us just a little room, don't make us go completely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
I have two more things to say about the term...

I have two more things to say about the term cage, used to describe a motor vehicle, or cager used to describe the operator of the cage.

1. If you drive a cage and find the term offensive, you are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 11:55 PM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
sdmichael, I have never felt that cage was a...

sdmichael,

I have never felt that cage was a derogatory term. In the context of a motorcycling adventure forum I thought it distinguished all trucks / autos / vans / suvs into a single category. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. I think that we might all agree that it's...

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I think that we might all agree that it's not the bike, or the cage, or the gun that causes problems, it the head, hands, and heart that control the devices that create the problems.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 07:08 AM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. Sometimes it's not what is written that...

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Sometimes it's not what is written that gets my attention, but what is inferred.

I have heard of the blind leading the blind, but in this case we had the blind leading the sighted. Hence, a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,002
Posted By Center-stand
A couple of things to consider. Not everybody's...

A couple of things to consider. Not everybody's junk pile is 60 or 70 motorcycles deep, and you don't even require air in the tires to get a bike around the curves. I know you make a lot of miles on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
Dropped a cell phone while reaching for some...

Dropped a cell phone while reaching for some energy stuff???? Say it isn't so. Surely you guys don't use your cell phones, and eat and drink while riding at night with insufficient light to see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,002
Posted By Center-stand
I looked at this product and decided to order...

I looked at this product and decided to order based on price alone. The bags arrived today, My expectations were exceeded. I may have to add or alter tie points slightly to utilize on my dual...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. In the video there is more happening that...

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In the video there is more happening that just what we see happening fast. It is fast. From the time you hear the camera cyclist hit the piece of steel to the following cyclist coming off his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 09:15 AM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
About the vid. I watched several times but was...

About the vid. I watched several times but was still unsure of what happened.

It appeared to me the the cyclist with the camera ran over some scrap metal and a piece flew up and into the spokes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 04:00 AM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
I didn't realize the cyclists were racing. Was...

I didn't realize the cyclists were racing. Was this an organized event on an open highway, or a friendly event among like minded individuals?

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
The following was taken from the first post in...

The following was taken from the first post in the"other moto" forum.



Not wanting to start a back biting contest here, but answer me this. If the cyclist who died was going too fast and too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 236,674
Posted By Center-stand
Looks like two Dewalt tool boxes. And the DR Gods...

Looks like two Dewalt tool boxes. And the DR Gods rejoiced, as they felt equal to the Gods of the KLR.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 08:41 AM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
http://maddogcycles.com/products/drift-trikes-pg37...

http://maddogcycles.com/products/drift-trikes-pg376.htm

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:35 AM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. In light of recent conversation; ...

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In light of recent conversation;

http://www.today.com/news/watch-deer-jumps-railing-collides-oncoming-cyclist-1D80377923

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:43 AM
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Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. Hi Gummee, Enjoyed the video. I like...

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Hi Gummee,

Enjoyed the video. I like places where they have central locations that are more conducive to a walking pace than the noise and bustle of autos, but there is usually more to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. So nobody wants to write an analogy?? ...

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So nobody wants to write an analogy??

How about this, inspired by filmfan;

Even though the stretch of road was straight and the oncoming lane was clear, the old lady in the Cadillac still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
Just to follow up, there is a fourth question. ...

Just to follow up, there is a fourth question.

or..?

I think that's the one I answered best.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
I do, "treat the bicyclist with the same respect...

I do, "treat the bicyclist with the same respect and eye toward safety you would a bicyclist." but that's not what you meant to say is it. If I can read between the lines, you should be able to as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
Please Dranrab, This is not arguing. Whatever...

Please Dranrab, This is not arguing. Whatever point Ozmoses was trying to make with his post about what I would do with a parked delivery truck was lost on me. I asked for clarification and it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. None of this ignorance would have been...

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None of this ignorance would have been possible without you. Thanks for the setup.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. One more, again; "The cyclist was...

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One more, again;

"The cyclist was more like a wild deer than a parked truck, because the parked truck was predictable."

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
One more; "The guy on the bicycle rode right...

One more;

"The guy on the bicycle rode right through the stop sign, oblivious, like a deer in heat."

Now, that's an analogy.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
The last deer that crossed my path I struck at 55...

The last deer that crossed my path I struck at 55 mph totaling my mini van.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
.. After some thought I will offer what I...

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After some thought I will offer what I think are analogies.

"The guy on the bicycle was meandering down the left tire track like a UPS driver looking for an address."

"The cyclist was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
Your link offers this example of an analogy; ...

Your link offers this example of an analogy;


Two completely different things but visually comparable in our mind.

For an analogy to work it must be easily recognized as such. You have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
I was at the rural job site this afternoon and...

I was at the rural job site this afternoon and while working in the shop a semi pulling a grain trailer went by in the same direction as I spoke of pages ago when the cyclist held the road over the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
You're pretty good at seeing things coming from a...

You're pretty good at seeing things coming from a distance, but not so good at dodging them.

Let's see, Are you smarter than a parked truck? On a bike you are less than 3 feet wide and 8 feet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
I've been a licensed driver 48 years and to my...

I've been a licensed driver 48 years and to my recollection have never witnessed either the first or second example of dealing with a delivery truck.

A delivery truck, while stopped for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6,839
Views: 389,426
Posted By Center-stand
??? please reread what you quoted, I'm not...

??? please reread what you quoted, I'm not looking or asking for response. Also, consider that I was responding to Dranrab Luap, so when I said "you" I was talking to him. I mentioned your name and...
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