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Forum: Face plant 10-09-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 107,142
Posted By klopfi
Hang in there, here's hoping that was the last...

Hang in there, here's hoping that was the last setback and that she keeps making good progress overall.
Forum: Racing 08-10-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5,368
Views: 548,898
Posted By klopfi
Yamaha can just buy the rights to the "va a...

Yamaha can just buy the rights to the "va a bordo!" production line...

:hide
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,400
Posted By klopfi
Terry, Best wishes as you heal up. Jim

Terry,

Best wishes as you heal up.

Jim
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,999
Posted By klopfi
Gunslinger, I'm glad you are up and around - and...

Gunslinger, I'm glad you are up and around - and able to reflect on your crash. That picture of you with your daughter is priceless.

Beyond that, I think I'm conceptually with hardwaregrrl - you...
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 107,432
Posted By klopfi
Heal quick!

Heal quick!
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 621,750
Posted By klopfi
Apologies - I haven't managed a picture that does...

Apologies - I haven't managed a picture that does any justice to the pocket. By way of description, it's a flat cargo style (kind of a minimalist lunch-bag pleat at the bottom) with velcro as a...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 621,750
Posted By klopfi
I typically wear a CamelBak as well - but being...

I typically wear a CamelBak as well - but being able to ditch the shoulder straps might be nice.

I'll see if we can a decent shot of the cargo pocket - it's a bit of a polar bear in a snowstorm...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 621,750
Posted By klopfi
I have the GP2 jacket & pants in stretch kevlar....

I have the GP2 jacket & pants in stretch kevlar. I have the reflective strip down the arms as well.

Originally, I had the ankles fitted for "in-the-boot", but switched them to "over-the-boot"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,563
Posted By klopfi
Rod, I know, I know, I just can't help...

Rod,

I know, I know, I just can't help myself sometimes...

:bueller



I try not to look at that way - I think of the streets as an environment in a constant state of change. Sometimes the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,563
Posted By klopfi
actually...

Considering the other possible outcomes, you were pretty lucky.

If HBO's Oz has taught us anything, it's that getting rear-ended at a stoplight is waaaay better than getting rear-ended in prison....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 179,264
Posted By klopfi
:eek2 ...Yikes! At least now we know where...

:eek2 ...Yikes! At least now we know where Voldemort has been hiding...

Heal quick.

Jim
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,441
Posted By klopfi
I'm saddened and truly sorry for your loss.

I'm saddened and truly sorry for your loss.
Forum: Face plant 06-28-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,349
Posted By klopfi
Glad you are still around to post... Ride...

Glad you are still around to post...

Ride safe,

Jim
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,044
Posted By klopfi
yes...

Ran them on my VFR and currently run them on my RT. Very predictable and confidence inspiring. I like them alot... so do the Canyon Chasers...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 621,750
Posted By klopfi
GP2 Jacket/Pants in stretch kevlar. Crashed them...

GP2 Jacket/Pants in stretch kevlar. Crashed them hard and had them repaired back in aught-seven... I would not hesitate to recommend Motoport gear to anyone who finds that the feature-set and fit...
Forum: Face plant 05-24-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,405
Posted By klopfi
youch!

Bag Balm will work to keep your scabbage supple. Heal quick.
Forum: Face plant 03-31-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,547
Posted By klopfi
Sorry about your crash - but, good for you that...

Sorry about your crash - but, good for you that you were wearing your gear. My guess is that probably saved you from having much worse injuries... so we get to ask "what could you have done...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,291
Posted By klopfi
I'd say maybe yes. When I bagged my deer, my...

I'd say maybe yes. When I bagged my deer, my first instinct was to try to swerve around the backend of the bambi-bomb. Since the whole thing was over in the blink of an eye, the bit about not braking...
Forum: Face plant 01-21-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,053
Posted By klopfi
If you want to ride, ride. Seriously. ...

If you want to ride, ride. Seriously.

The "why we ride" question is a little different for most everyone - and people who don't ride largely don't understand it.

After clocking a deer at...
Forum: Face plant 10-27-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,874
Posted By klopfi
I'm glad that wasn't worse for you. If my...

I'm glad that wasn't worse for you.

If my big toe looked like that, I'd shave the knuckle hair off of it and teach it to walk backwards... Just sayin'.

:yikes

Heal quick.

jim
Forum: Racing 10-13-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,282
Posted By klopfi
Put me down for the amateur bracket... ...

Put me down for the amateur bracket...

:drums

At the end of the 2011 season:

1 - 3 will be some mix of Lorenzo, Spies and "Win-it-or-bin-it".

4 - 6 will see Rossifumi, Pedrobot and...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,965
Posted By klopfi
All in all, that could have been worse. Heal...

All in all, that could have been worse. Heal quick!
Forum: Racing 10-09-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 227,782
Posted By klopfi
I lurk the MotoGP threads quite a bit - I don't...

I lurk the MotoGP threads quite a bit - I don't think flogging someone on post count is shrineclown's style...

With 69 posts, you should have been cheering for the Kentucky Kid!

:lol3
Forum: Face plant 09-23-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,976
Posted By klopfi
I'm glad that you can see some light at the end...

I'm glad that you can see some light at the end of the recovery tunnel.

:thumb

Finish healing quick!
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By klopfi
Nomex is flame resistant (among other things) -...

Nomex is flame resistant (among other things) - meaning it doesn't catch on fire very well. I can say from personal experience that heat can indeed come right through the material.

Ride...
Forum: Racing 09-09-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 16,171
Posted By klopfi
+1

+1
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,503
Posted By klopfi
...and no flip-flops! :thumb It's...

...and no flip-flops!

:thumb

It's not like any of the rest of us have never learned a lesson like this...

:augie

Oh, wait...
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,976
Posted By klopfi
There's something in here about a +1 on falling...

There's something in here about a +1 on falling down, getting back up and wanting to get better.

In my experience, most corner failures start with some combination of entry speed and vision not...
Forum: Racing 07-30-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 227,782
Posted By klopfi
Shouldn't it count more? :hide

Shouldn't it count more?

:hide
Forum: Racing 07-17-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 12,010
Posted By klopfi
:lol2

:lol2
Forum: Racing 07-16-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 12,010
Posted By klopfi
finally! an opening to ask: Just what the...

finally! an opening to ask:

Just what the hell is a "Kropotkin"?

:augie

don't misunderstand - I'm a long time listener and huge fan and all...
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 55,737
Posted By klopfi
:clap Ray, from watching the thread, I...

:clap

Ray, from watching the thread, I know it has been a hard slog. Keep healing man.

Plenty of time for the recliner later in life...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,385
Posted By klopfi
Yikes! Of all of the big, mobile moto-bashing...

Yikes! Of all of the big, mobile moto-bashing animals, I think moose tastes the best... There's probably something here about it being good in a stew... and don't forget that revenge is a stew...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,645
Posted By klopfi
I am also a glove whore...

I have crashed a pair of the Lee Parks deer sports - they held up reasonably well, but I decided not to replace them. Up until I blew them up, I thought they were the comfiest gloves I had worn.
...
Forum: Racing 06-22-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,128
Posted By klopfi
I don't think Hopper's results really reflected...

I don't think Hopper's results really reflected his talent - but that's racing, isn't it? 5 years on the factory Suzuki team, best year was 2007 (4th in the points) and then he bolted for Kawasaki....
Forum: Face plant 06-17-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,024
Posted By klopfi
I'm glad you made it through without being badly...

I'm glad you made it through without being badly hurt. Riders Warehouse sells a set of combat roadkill stickers... You might as well display it proudly!

Heal quick!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,814
Posted By klopfi
I recommend not hitting a deer if you have an...

I recommend not hitting a deer if you have an alternative.

:amazon

Beyond that, I have given the whole topic a lot of thought and the best I can come up with - having been through it - is: it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,518
Posted By klopfi
:eek1 Be careful - engine braking is, well,...

:eek1 Be careful - engine braking is, well, [shuffles feet]... braking.

If you're having trouble being on the gas in a downhill corner, you might play the MSF BRC game and ask yourself "was my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,518
Posted By klopfi
For me, being in the right gear is the answer to...

For me, being in the right gear is the answer to downhill cornering - maybe one lower than you'd try going uphill. The idea is to be on the gas but not ON the gas...

Ride safe,

jim
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,745
Posted By klopfi
Mark Seay...

Mark Seay (http://forums.chargers.com/showthread.php?t=35770) played professional football after losing a kidney - he took a few hards hits to the area in his career and did OK. Of course, he was...
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