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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9,924
Views: 2,037,690
Posted By Islesfan91
I have no issue with whatever bike you ride, but...

I have no issue with whatever bike you ride, but for the love of god, stop with the pink bold comic font.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,716
Posted By Islesfan91
Don't think it's just a matter of being visible...

Don't think it's just a matter of being visible (although it helps) Had to play leapfrog with a minivan yesterday who cut me off and then stood on her brakes at a light. Had to dodge around here...
Forum: Face plant 06-04-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,472
Posted By Islesfan91
the wheels are the only thing you can trust. And...

the wheels are the only thing you can trust. And even then, be prepared for them to suddenly start moving. I never trust a driver's eyes, head, turn signals..nothing.
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By Islesfan91
also take it slower than usual and don't expect...

also take it slower than usual and don't expect to be back at your precrash level right away. I think the first few corners I took on the new bike were hilariously upright and very slow
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,376
Posted By Islesfan91
Learned to ride in October 2011, crashed June...

Learned to ride in October 2011, crashed June 2012. Still think about it at times but it's not as bad. I was off the bike for a month and when I got back on it was a constant problem. I helped...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,721
Posted By Islesfan91
wtf? what kind of wipers did you have on your...

wtf? what kind of wipers did you have on your car way back when? Was it your arm out the window with a squeegee?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
I'm only partly kidding, but I think if they...

I'm only partly kidding, but I think if they changed the law and allowed strangers to hit other people's misbehaving kids in public places then we'd never have to deal with crying children in movie...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 471,546
Posted By Islesfan91
have you knocked on windows yet to get people to...

have you knocked on windows yet to get people to hang up their phones in traffic? It's amazing how many times I've been fingered for asking people to follow the law.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
kinda sounds like one group has too big an ego to...

kinda sounds like one group has too big an ego to admit they made a mistake and crashed. People like to find fault with anyone other than themselves, hence the incredible number of silly lawsuits in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
"had to lay it down" every time I've heard it...

"had to lay it down" every time I've heard it used, means to the person saying it that they'd had no other choice or the other choice they had was going to result in a far worse outcome. Many of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
thread was focused on street, my comment was made...

thread was focused on street, my comment was made about street riding and the situations I've commented on were not dirt riding. I stand by what I said, if someone's not looking at what caused them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
where have I mentioned riding offroad?

where have I mentioned riding offroad?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
a lot of people use the phrase "had to lay it...

a lot of people use the phrase "had to lay it down" because they don't want to have to admit they fucked up and crashed. Big world indeed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
the thing that's funny to me about this is that I...

the thing that's funny to me about this is that I consider myself a fairly new rider, been riding for a little over a year and a half and I have had one crash. I'm certainly not going to say I laid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
don't you understand that you're proving my...

don't you understand that you're proving my point? You're not laying it down, you crashed. You overrode your sightlines and ability and then dumped the bike. This is a crash.

If anything,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
gotcha, that's a tough situation because you...

gotcha, that's a tough situation because you can't make space for yourself by speeding up and slowing down is going to enrage the people behind you. Probably why I hate people who don't shoulder...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By Islesfan91
after my lowside last year I had a horrible habit...

after my lowside last year I had a horrible habit of pulling in the clutch through a turn and coasting through it, causing the bike to feel a ton less stable and making me feel even more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
could you have prevented it by not riding...

could you have prevented it by not riding alongside him? Were you passing when it happened or was he passing you?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
how the hell did it not occur to you to slow down...

how the hell did it not occur to you to slow down before you were a foot from a wall?

let's see, not setting up for a corner, going too fast, target fixation if you were heading for a wall. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
not planning ahead, taking stupid risks. Crash.

not planning ahead, taking stupid risks. Crash.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
completely disagree. I see a number of instances...

completely disagree. I see a number of instances of not planning ahead or being distracted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
ding ding, we have a winner!

ding ding, we have a winner!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
not looking to seem insensitive here, but if...

not looking to seem insensitive here, but if you'd been paying attention and given yourself a bit more distance due to conditions, it would have made it more likely that it could have been avoided? ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,849
Posted By Islesfan91
that's a drop.

that's a drop.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 40,594
Posted By Islesfan91
lay it down. hate this phrase. I've just a...

lay it down. hate this phrase.

I've just a couple of weeks ago finished taking an intermediate/advanced course (only been riding a year and a half and more instruction is never a bad thing)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 40,594
Posted By Islesfan91
one that remains upright and with brakes. If you...

one that remains upright and with brakes. If you crash, just admit you crashed. The lay it down line is so much bullshit. Clearly the bike will slow down faster sliding against the pavement rather...
Forum: Face plant 03-01-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,224
Posted By Islesfan91
those youtube videos make me uncomfortable...

those youtube videos make me uncomfortable watching them. Like at some point you're going to get smoked by something.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 471,546
Posted By Islesfan91
one of the most irritating so far has to be last...

one of the most irritating so far has to be last summer, riding along the highway in the right lane and a pick up truck rolls up on my left side, gets about 8-10ft in front of me. I see the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,468
Posted By Islesfan91
I smashed up my first bike taking a corner a bit...

I smashed up my first bike taking a corner a bit hot and hit gravel at the same time. That was about 7 months ago and at times I still get nerves coming into a corner. Taking an...
Forum: Face plant 01-31-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,717
Posted By Islesfan91
two examples - on my brand new 2011 ninja 650...

two examples - on my brand new 2011 ninja 650 (before I crashed it and got the 2012)

example 1 - pulling up to the garage to park it after almost being taken out by a careless cager and still...
Forum: Face plant 10-29-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,828
Posted By Islesfan91
I'm confused, not disagreeing, so I'll ask, if he...

I'm confused, not disagreeing, so I'll ask, if he had abs and grabbed the front brake while leaned in a corner how will the abs prevent the crash? I was taught if you grab the brakes in a corner...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 68,244
Posted By Islesfan91
Hi all, been lurking for a while and saw this...

Hi all, been lurking for a while and saw this thread and thought I'd post.

New rider, started riding after taking a course in october and bought a 2011 Ninja 650R
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-29-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,180
Posted By Islesfan91
[QUOTE=NJ-Brett;18100399]My right foot is on the...

[QUOTE=NJ-Brett;18100399]My right foot is on the ground, the left is ready to shift into first and bolt.

QUOTE]

we were taught in the course I took, to keep the right foot on the rear brake,...
Forum: Face plant 02-03-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,996
Posted By Islesfan91
rode it in to work this morning and will be out...

rode it in to work this morning and will be out on it again this weekend. Had a big smile on my face despite early morning fog and a bit of a chill, and can't wait to ride home after work and all...
Forum: Face plant 02-02-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,996
Posted By Islesfan91
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 650R, candy burnt (slightly...

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 650R, candy burnt (slightly scratched) orange

I'm holding out on any of those tests because I don't have it happen often and I really don't think I am diabetic, borderline or...
Forum: Face plant 02-02-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,996
Posted By Islesfan91
thanks guys. I was incredibly pissed off at...

thanks guys. I was incredibly pissed off at myself to think that I'd just COMPLETED the first service, and was in the process of LEAVING the dealership. *sigh* I haven't had any issue going over...
Forum: Face plant 02-02-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,996
Posted By Islesfan91
it's not a stupid thing to do if you learn from it..I guess

lurking a while, now first post.

Bought my bike and took my MSF course back in October, been riding it since then and through the winter although mostly weekends and trying to go out only on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,704
Posted By Islesfan91
just took my icbc road test here in Vancouver a...

just took my icbc road test here in Vancouver a month ago and this is what we were told to do by my motorcycle instructor (took a course out here in october)

changing positions within a lane -...
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