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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,128
Posted By Griffin44
Been there, done that. Sounds like a fairly...

Been there, done that. Sounds like a fairly typical fall over.

Remember the kill switch. Doesn't seem to have been a factor for your little tumble but if the bike falls over and you get stuck...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9,935
Views: 2,038,751
Posted By Griffin44
Let's see, army guy that works on an army base...

Let's see, army guy that works on an army base explains how army discipline regarding that army base works. All-knowledgeable internet gurus post many posts explaining why he's wrong.

Army guy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9,935
Views: 2,038,751
Posted By Griffin44
The cell phone thing causing a fire safety...

The cell phone thing causing a fire safety concern is BS. Studies have been done on this. There is no documented case of one causing a fire. They just don't cause sparks.

Interestingly even a lit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
Then you're either a fucking idiot or your...

Then you're either a fucking idiot or your driver's licence should be revoked as it was given to you without merit.

Slower traffic = slower than other traffic. My five year old knew that. you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
And your point required hyperbole in order to be...

And your point required hyperbole in order to be made, because it was idiotic. What Mambo described was a safe pass facilitated by an observant driver ahead of him. You tried to turn it into a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
Wow. I can only hope that more LEO's act like...

Wow. I can only hope that more LEO's act like this. Good on you, sir.



Reading comprehension a problem for you? He said the shoulder, not the ditch. There are stretches of road in Ontario...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
What's your hang up about other road users...

What's your hang up about other road users exceeding the speed limit? Are you in traffic enforcement? You the governor?

Or, do you just get annoyed when others don't think and act like you? (In...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,799
Posted By Griffin44
I can't believe the patience being demonstrated...

I can't believe the patience being demonstrated by the informed trying so hard, and vainly, to educate the unwilling. You folks should be kindergarten teachers. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 18,209
Posted By Griffin44
Who ever told you proper following distance is a...

Who ever told you proper following distance is a set distance, irrespective of speed? FYI, whoever did was an idiot. 2 seconds is standard. If behind a moving billboard (a truck you can't see past)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 18,209
Posted By Griffin44
Ills - you are arguing with two or three people...

Ills - you are arguing with two or three people who will NEVER learn anything from this story. Give it up.

They know that the manner they ride is right and if anything bad happens to them it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
That's Criminal Code isn't it? Heavy stuff for...

That's Criminal Code isn't it? Heavy stuff for flashing your lights.

In our court system the judge wasn't having any of the BS the prosecutor was dishing out and saw the facts clearly:


...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
Coppers have tried charging people for that in...

Coppers have tried charging people for that in Ontario. Courts have thrown it out. There is no HTA prohibition of telling other drivers/riders to slow down, in Ontario.

What was his warning?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
I agree too. Other than the FTP comment. I don't...

I agree too. Other than the FTP comment. I don't respect their approach to traffic enforcement/revenue making. When doing their job well to protect society I respect them. I also work closely with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 18,209
Posted By Griffin44
It's ridiculous to me that some riders just don't...

It's ridiculous to me that some riders just don't have a clue how to ride safely. If you're riding faster than you can brake for what you can see, you're dangerous. You. No one else.

The ones...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 18,209
Posted By Griffin44
Never mind no need to come to a stop. No need to...

Never mind no need to come to a stop. No need to even slow down. The stopped car only blocked part of the lane. The bike hit the centre rear. 1.5 metres to the right and he and his daughter were by.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
Yep. And far more entertaining than what we have....

Yep. And far more entertaining than what we have. It's fun trying to fit your rental sedan between the transport and the hedges. There's lots of room. Hell, probably 2 inches or more on each side....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 18,209
Posted By Griffin44
Lots of grounds for appeal. Remember that...

Lots of grounds for appeal.

Remember that she wasn't charged with an HTA offence. So, I think the "case of necessity" while a good observation on Kommando's part, is irrelevant.

She was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 18,209
Posted By Griffin44
No, I'm not. It didn't materialize from nowhere....

No, I'm not. It didn't materialize from nowhere. If you were following two seconds behind you would have two seconds to react when the obstacle became evident. You could then bleed off a ton of speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,605
Posted By Griffin44
I want them behind me if I can put them there...

I want them behind me if I can put them there safely. Their carnage won't affect me if it's behind me and I won't have to stop to provide first aid either.

Also, my own rage will build if I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 18,209
Posted By Griffin44
The answer, I thought, was simple and well known...

The answer, I thought, was simple and well known - two seconds. With a two second following distance, a rider/driver that is paying reasonable attention would have avoided this accident. Crap can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,266
Posted By Griffin44
I ride a sport bike. I don't always ride fast. I...

I ride a sport bike. I don't always ride fast. I often do and I like to. Too bad for you. :D

On the camaraderie thing - why would I expect that just because some one else has chosen the same type...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,097
Posted By Griffin44
I'm an old guy, been riding about 35 years. And...

I'm an old guy, been riding about 35 years. And I'm tall, 193 cms. Mostly sport bikes.

First thing I do with a new bike is drop the bars, not raise them. Makes it much more comfortable for me.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,532
Posted By Griffin44
Yep. 20+ years ago in a rural area. Set it down,...

Yep. 20+ years ago in a rural area. Set it down, walked a short distance away and someone riding two up stopped, picked up my lid and rode off at speed.

My helmet is expensive and I like it. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,882
Posted By Griffin44
I've been riding since 1977. From drum brakes, to...

I've been riding since 1977. From drum brakes, to combo drum and disc, triple disc, and now race ABS. ABS wins, hands down. I'll never buy another bike without it.

I practice hard braking nearly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 116,940
Posted By Griffin44
I like his chances. Surprised it didn't note...

I like his chances. Surprised it didn't note anything in his suit application about the police not doing more to prevent this likely outcome, knowing what they knew about these group events.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,188
Posted By Griffin44
Good points. I was taught, and have always,...

Good points.

I was taught, and have always, pulled the clutch in when braking hard. Engine braking on a motorcycle is negligible. On my bike its less than useless. My bike is on its nose under...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,430
Posted By Griffin44
Why would I do that? That's idiotic. ...

Why would I do that? That's idiotic.

Besides, my daughter is the perfect example of a young human being and needs no correction, ever. :D

In my jurisdiction, one in three young women is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,018
Posted By Griffin44
That's good advice and I hadn't thought of it...

That's good advice and I hadn't thought of it before. Thanks. (no sarcasm inherent or implied).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,430
Posted By Griffin44
Well said. Not all, but a...

Well said.



Not all, but a disturbingly high number are rapists and sexual assaulters.

As the father of a young woman, I have no tolerance for this crap. And, while I realize many men do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 29,018
Posted By Griffin44
This! I hope to have the thinking process working...

This! I hope to have the thinking process working to do this type of thing. Very clever. (Not sarcasm).



I've been riding for 35 years and the ONLY asswhipes that give me any lip about what I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 116,940
Posted By Griffin44
I dunno whether to laugh or cry reading some of...

I dunno whether to laugh or cry reading some of his/her posts. My children were NEVER this clueless. This poster seems more likely to be either a) functionally illiterate in English or b) has a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
Yep. Otherwise she's a 29 kg projectile. I clean...

Yep. Otherwise she's a 29 kg projectile. I clean that stuff up for a living. No thanks. Don't want it happenin' to my baby.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
Yeah, it's interesting how some...

Yeah, it's interesting how some "anti-politically-correct" types are trying to use "fireman" as some sort of statement, around here. They don't even realize it was the old red necks that would have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
The OPP in Ontario set up nearly ALL their traps...

The OPP in Ontario set up nearly ALL their traps on secondary highways (like Hwy 7) in the passing zones for this very reason.

No one can convince me that cops enforcing speeding is about safety....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
Even if the helmet fit snugly, the weight and...

Even if the helmet fit snugly, the weight and leverage of that helmet on that kid's neck would snap it like a twig.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35,558
Views: 8,983,110
Posted By Griffin44
I was always taught by the old timers that...

I was always taught by the old timers that "firemen" stoke locomotives, we put the damn things out. We're "firefighters". To which sentiment I agree completely.:D

Your point though, is well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 37,486
Posted By Griffin44
Everything seems to have already been said in...

Everything seems to have already been said in this thread. I just feel compelled to post to show that yes, the majority of posters clearly do regard the posts by the morons I think of as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,816
Posted By Griffin44
I only figured it out from the thread title - VP...

I only figured it out from the thread title - VP = Village People, aka pirates.

They drive me crazy. Any herd of fucktards that feel they have more right to the road then other people annoys the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 37,486
Posted By Griffin44
Unless they're a criminal. In which case it...

Unless they're a criminal. In which case it somehow becomes correct and effective. :D At least according to one vacuous poster ad nauseum.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 37,486
Posted By Griffin44
Really? It seems to me you've "judged"...

Really?

It seems to me you've "judged" long ago in this thread that the riders were hard done by and the SUV driver was criminal. Any information provided to the contrary you ignore.

Pretty...
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