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Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,402
Posted By Mat
Aah, lovely. Thanks for all the pictures and...

Aah, lovely. Thanks for all the pictures and explanations! I know that when you are into working, it is hard to remember and to keep up taking pictures. It is appreciated. :freaky

As for lights,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,680
Posted By Mat
You've never been to Britain then I take it :D

You've never been to Britain then I take it :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-19-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By Mat
Hmm, that looks nice! I really should hop over...

Hmm, that looks nice! I really should hop over there for a bit, after all not only are speed limits higher, but fines lower than where I usually ride.

Also I can confirm: The Black Forest is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,767
Posted By Mat
Sooo... are you using riding techniques that...

Sooo... are you using riding techniques that enhance your visibility? :ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,954
Posted By Mat
I think what we need here is a definition of...

I think what we need here is a definition of "standing". It seems to me that everybody is speaking about the same, but somehow it was decided that flinging verbal shit around is more fun.

While I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,767
Posted By Mat
While I agree that this should be the basis of...

While I agree that this should be the basis of all personal road safety planning, why only trust your awareness and not increase odds others will become aware of you as well? Just increase your odds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,187
Posted By Mat
See that points towards the huge big sore spot in...

See that points towards the huge big sore spot in this topic. you enjoyed correctly, but most don't (by the way, nice road!)

I bumble along sometimes when I feel like taking in the views and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 17,960
Posted By Mat
Miles driven is a highly flawed modifier. someone...

Miles driven is a highly flawed modifier. someone proud to be riding 1000 miles in one day should come and do that in the Alps. Or to put it more extremely: You cannot compare miles on the Karakoram...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,664
Posted By Mat
So for all you guys with perfectly adjusted...

So for all you guys with perfectly adjusted mirrors, is your head always in the same position then? That is just BS. Some cars have partly spherical mirrors which theoretically eliminate the blind...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 17,960
Posted By Mat
This is an example of the helmet discussion's...

This is an example of the helmet discussion's version of godwin's law. Talk about helmets, and not long until motorcycles are banned or worse. You can drag anything into the absurd. Want freedom?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,263
Posted By Mat
Of course it's doable. Just not easily. Besides,...

Of course it's doable. Just not easily. Besides, that's what the kickstarter is for :1drink

Here it is illegal to leave a vehicle unattended with the key in the ignition, makes it too easy for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,800
Posted By Mat
That's not what I said :evil

That's not what I said :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,800
Posted By Mat
As much as I hate to side with him, you are the...

As much as I hate to side with him, you are the offender in this situation, using up a perfectly fine car spot with a bike that could be put anywhere :deal

But that is another discussion, one that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,838
Posted By Mat
Or don't buy a bike you can't afford. If you can,...

Or don't buy a bike you can't afford. If you can, pay him $6000 and be done with it :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,103
Posted By Mat
The same goes with bare metal manhole covers....

The same goes with bare metal manhole covers. Mostly they still exist because of ignorance, I am sure. The covered ones are basically road with some thin metal strips and don't cause much trouble,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,800
Posted By Mat
Maybe you need to point out the obvious for some...

Maybe you need to point out the obvious for some to understand - Your location. When in Rome...

Well that is good if it means you won't take up a car slot, and bad if it just means you can't park...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,800
Posted By Mat
That way you can even squeeze in two rows if...

That way you can even squeeze in two rows if necessary. How can something that simple be made so complicated? Man there must be too many engineers in this thread :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,906
Posted By Mat
Be especially wary of all aluminium parts. There...

Be especially wary of all aluminium parts. There are quite a few down low in the salt water spray.

I've had my linkage arm thingies reduced to about half their thickness. And I thought rusty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,906
Posted By Mat
orange bike, neon yellow/black jacket, white...

orange bike, neon yellow/black jacket, white helmet. Like a kick in the eye. I wish I had a neon pink helmet to complete the ugly combo :D

You are more visible than all black like that, and it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,685
Posted By Mat
This has less to do with the problem at hand than...

This has less to do with the problem at hand than with the fact that in the UK nanny state, hi-viz is seen as a solution to everything. It is not for no reason everyone is making fun of UK EHS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,685
Posted By Mat
This would be petty revenge, not justice. It...

This would be petty revenge, not justice. It would not prevent anything.

If you just have a bad moment and it actually causes serious consequences one time out of a million, do you really believe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,685
Posted By Mat
This is one of the worst excesses growing out...

This is one of the worst excesses growing out from the long way to an acceptable EHS culture in industrial settings. Yes, there was need to catch up and make things safer, but of course on the way we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,387
Posted By Mat
I had to rub my eyes and pinch myself until I...

I had to rub my eyes and pinch myself until I believed it when I saw the first guy pull over on the shoulder, swerving and basically risking his limbs just so I could pass easily. Fortunately one of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,387
Posted By Mat
That bad, eh? I already get jiggly if traffic...

That bad, eh? I already get jiggly if traffic flows slower than the speed limit :eek1

Riding a bike makes me a worse (=impatient in my case) driver, because I get so used to just passing the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,612
Posted By Mat
I did research it, and while close, automatics...

I did research it, and while close, automatics are still not as efficient as a well-driven manual.

Then again, re apeman: touché! :D
Which brings us back on topic as well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,387
Posted By Mat
...and now imagine all these scooters being...

...and now imagine all these scooters being one-passenger cars instead!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,612
Posted By Mat
Now that is just a load of BS if I ever heard...

Now that is just a load of BS if I ever heard one. They got a little closer to manuals, that's all.

Of course it depends on the driver. If you put some apeman behind a manual transmission, it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,612
Posted By Mat
This statement just means you are old. Has been...

This statement just means you are old. Has been said about every generation yet.

Not that I don't agree! :deal

Also, they are called crotch gazers further North :)
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,400
Posted By Mat
Don't get what is so great about the store...

Don't get what is so great about the store replacing your $2.50 socket when - if - it breaks after 10 years.

Anyways, the mentality that you can buy three cheap screw drivers for the price of one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,612
Posted By Mat
You mean pay a fine or hang up (if you speak...

You mean pay a fine or hang up (if you speak about Austria). I guess one reason the US has such a high number of prisoners per capita is because you apparently can get arrested for every little shit....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,612
Posted By Mat
That is BS. Following that logic, it is immoral...

That is BS. Following that logic, it is immoral to drive with a passenger. You could communicate, and that is clearly not safe.

But driving a car alone is immoral as it is a waste of energy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,652
Posted By Mat
Well at least he still had fingers. My motorbike...

Well at least he still had fingers. My motorbike trainer told me about a guy he knew who had minus two fingers after he thought no gloves is fine. They were just sanded down in a relatively minor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,376
Posted By Mat
Did you look where he lives... Vancouver is a...

Did you look where he lives... Vancouver is a paradox of sorts: Canada yet no proper Winter!



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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,229
Posted By Mat
Ah, I see. It is about entitlement. Your rights...

Ah, I see. It is about entitlement. Your rights and such. :gerg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,229
Posted By Mat
The tool is the one who wastes a whole parking...

The tool is the one who wastes a whole parking space with a small bike that could be parked anywhere. Are you so special that you are entitled to a whole parking space, just because? :wink:

Look...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,810
Posted By Mat
So you are telling me that in the 21st century...

So you are telling me that in the 21st century the road system (paved for purely for aesthetic reasons, I am sure) is still primarily there for horses and not motorized vehicles. I didn't know that,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,810
Posted By Mat
Since this thread is about a T-Shirt and all has...

Since this thread is about a T-Shirt and all has been said about it - Who rather pays for the roads to be built with their taxes - motorists or horses?

Talk about privilege when using...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,311
Posted By Mat
I wonder if people getting into a rage when a...

I wonder if people getting into a rage when a criminal gets free on technicalities are the same as the ones fighting teeth and nails against a traffic ticket they deserve, on grounds that it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,690
Posted By Mat
This. It is like music that used to be so much...

This. It is like music that used to be so much better in the olden days, but then we forget that all the crap that coexisted just got forgotten over time and only the good is remembered.

Apart...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,376
Posted By Mat
If car tires last 100k miles, I am not surprised...

If car tires last 100k miles, I am not surprised anymore why I see so many cars in the ditch in the US. Those must be some crappy tires to drive with...
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