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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,756
Posted By BCKRider
I couldn't agree with you more. When you see a...

I couldn't agree with you more. When you see a person driving badly, the reason they are driving badly doesn't matter unless you are a LEO. Get away from them by passing, falling back, or changing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,756
Posted By BCKRider
Here is my take: DUI, though still a problem,...

Here is my take: DUI, though still a problem, has been greatly reduced by enhanced enforcement, severe penalties, and general social agreement that driving drunk is a bad thing to do.

It will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,148
Posted By BCKRider
DR, your response was humane (not the dog's...

DR, your response was humane (not the dog's fault,) effective, and very funny. (You could have shoved the dog's nose down in his crap, slapped him around while yelling at him, and very likely kept...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,379
Posted By BCKRider
Ah, the good old days - which many of us survived...

Ah, the good old days - which many of us survived - but a lot didn't. I remember as a kid sleeping on the back seat of our car when my dad - after a few drinks - drove us home from a party. No...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By BCKRider
I bet he lost both his baseball cap and his...

I bet he lost both his baseball cap and his flip-flops in the crash. Fortunately, this gear can probably be replaced for about $15.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,184
Posted By BCKRider
I've had five bikes, all purchased second hand,...

I've had five bikes, all purchased second hand, and I rode all five before the purchase. Same would be true if I purchased a new bike, unless a rider I knew would let me ride his - a dicey...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,752
Posted By BCKRider
Just had some thoughts after reading through this...

Just had some thoughts after reading through this thread. First; I do have a bright riding jacket, a white helmet, and extra brake lights which pulse before on solid. I'm convinced all this stuff...
Forum: Face plant 01-03-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,640
Posted By BCKRider
This is such an incredible post that I'm sure I'm...

This is such an incredible post that I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering if it is a hoax posted by an ATGATT rider! Generally, you are either ATGATT or you are not. Most FTG (Fuck The Gear)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By BCKRider
For a new rider, I have to say you awfully...

For a new rider, I have to say you awfully sensible. Mind telling us your age? So far, this post contains only what I regard as good advice - a rarity. Old riders (I'm 67) tend to get a bit more...
Forum: Face plant 12-29-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,110
Posted By BCKRider
Very sorry for the loss to you, his family and...

Very sorry for the loss to you, his family and many friends. We try to learn from these deaths. One lesson, already mentioned, is "don't turn the wheel until you are ready to move forward."

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,752
Posted By BCKRider
Speaking of side stands; several rules: 1.)...

Speaking of side stands; several rules:
1.) Always carry something to place under it (rubber gizmo designed for the purpose, small piece of plywood, flattened beer can, etc.) and use it when you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,196
Posted By BCKRider
I don't do parades either, though sometimes a...

I don't do parades either, though sometimes a staggered formation through a city works OK. But out on the back roads, get at least three seconds separation from the bike ahead of you. You don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,950
Posted By BCKRider
Rural stop and yield signs

I'm surprised how often in my neck of the woods they chose the wrong one.

Ex. 1: Only 100 feet from my driveway there is a T-junction with a stop sign. As you approach the sign you have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 36,125
Views: 9,402,425
Posted By BCKRider
There are plenty of Harley riders who are far...

There are plenty of Harley riders who are far more skilled than I will ever be, but as I learned a few years ago, at least "some" don't trust the front brake, and pay the price. This is a true story...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,146,803
Posted By BCKRider
If you don't feel like going back to post 9844,...

If you don't feel like going back to post 9844, the sticker reads WHEN IT DOUBT, GAS IT. The guy I quoted shouldn't feel too bad, though not sure how you read something three "ties." I regard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,950
Posted By BCKRider
You are exactly right. Some years ago I am in my...

You are exactly right. Some years ago I am in my car (thank God, not on the bike) and am the lead car in a left turn lane on a 4-lane highway where it goes through a small city. I stop at the line,...
Forum: Face plant 12-04-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,422
Posted By BCKRider
I am definitely an ATGATT rider with two crashes...

I am definitely an ATGATT rider with two crashes to date, and neither close to home. The first one, which I still don't understand, I seemingly levitated from the bike. Two dime size holes in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,950
Posted By BCKRider
1. Tailgating can usually be handled. Pass if...

1. Tailgating can usually be handled. Pass if possible to get a better driver behind you. If that is not an option, gradually slow down to increase your distance from the vehicle ahead of you. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,661
Posted By BCKRider
Market hunting deer

I read with great interest the article in the November ON by Dr. Lee Foote on motorcycle-deer collisions. While I question some of his statistics (over a million deer hit in the US in 2010 but only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By BCKRider
Market hunting deer

I read with great interest the article in the November ON by Dr. Lee Foote on motorcycle-deer collisions. While I question some of his statistics (over a million deer hit in the US in 2010 but only...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By BCKRider
Thanks for the replies. Since I haven't mastered...

Thanks for the replies. Since I haven't mastered the art of partially quoting, please bear with me:

Vertical C - I was cresting a hill. The other rider was coming around a right-hand bend...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By BCKRider
Badjuju, I think it is pretty hard to prepare for...

Badjuju, I think it is pretty hard to prepare for sand in a passing lane when the road has been pristinely clean for 50 miles in either direction. I believe it was the outfit hired to brush the...
Forum: Face plant 11-15-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,166
Posted By BCKRider
What should I have done?

Back in 2008 I was on my way to the international BMW MOA international rally in Gillette, Wyoming. The crash happened on the Beartooth Pass road. This is a narrow twisting two-lane mountain road,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,616
Posted By BCKRider
The OP, if he is still reading this thread, must...

The OP, if he is still reading this thread, must have a hard time figuring out what he (as a new rider) should do in curves. Let me summarize what I think most posters would agree about for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 25,495
Posted By BCKRider
It's good to know that a few riders and drivers...

It's good to know that a few riders and drivers have this mentality about passing so it is not totally unexpected. The OP's situation has never happened to me on the bike, but once in my car. Two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 25,495
Posted By BCKRider
I can't believe I read all 31 pages - and I know...

I can't believe I read all 31 pages - and I know that says something pretty bad about me. But since I did, here is my reply. I think Snowbird did exactly the right thing (from his op) in pulling to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,265
Posted By BCKRider
I have the P3's and photon blasters, white...

I have the P3's and photon blasters, white helmet, brighter jacket. My feeling is that if you think of this stuff as any kind of replacement for skilled thoughtful riding, you shouldn't buy it. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,519
Posted By BCKRider
And we especially should not do that on our...

And we especially should not do that on our bikes. Squirrels and birds, don't even brake. Most will find a way out. Raccoons, porcupines, small dogs, etc., brake if you can before getting off the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,780
Posted By BCKRider
Stock mirrors on both cars and bikes vary A LOT. ...

Stock mirrors on both cars and bikes vary A LOT.

On one of our two cars I can adjust the stock side mirrors to eliminate the "blind spot" on either side. (The vehicle leaving my inside mirror...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 13,204
Posted By BCKRider
I believe my white bike, my low beam headlight,...

I believe my white bike, my low beam headlight, my front lighting on the lower front forks, my white helmet, my light colored jacket and SMIDSY swerving when appropriate all make me more noticeable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,353
Posted By BCKRider
For me, "no alcohol until the bike is parked for...

For me, "no alcohol until the bike is parked for the day" is the rule. I'm not good enough to give away any attention or capabilities.

I will have a drink or two (over several hours) before...
Forum: Face plant 08-17-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,904
Posted By BCKRider
I think the whole point of "Face Plant" is...

I think the whole point of "Face Plant" is sharing bad experiences so we learn something new or are reminded of something we know but don't always do.

The OP has stated he was going about 35...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,146,803
Posted By BCKRider
Actually? (Sounds wrong; I believe you should...

Actually? (Sounds wrong; I believe you should have said "...discussion actually related to motorcycle topics?" Or perhaps "actually discussing...) Please correct me if I am wrong, and also check...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 13,204
Posted By BCKRider
Yes they do - but not too frequently. Drivers...

Yes they do - but not too frequently. Drivers that don't look can pull out in front of anything. Driver's that look but don't see will pull out in front of a motorcycle. I like to try to help the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,780
Posted By BCKRider
I too like blind spot mirrors on the bike and for...

I too like blind spot mirrors on the bike and for the reason mentioned that, with practice, it shortens the time your attention is not in the 10 -2 o'clock range. My stock mirrors show what is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 13,204
Posted By BCKRider
This is the post I most agree with. The folks...

This is the post I most agree with. The folks who believe black bikes, black helmets, and black leather jackets are just as safe as white/yellow helmets and brighter jackets, triangulated front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 34,550
Posted By BCKRider
On the bike or in my car, I have three priorities...

On the bike or in my car, I have three priorities in descending order: 1. arriving safely at my destination, 2. not getting speeding tickets, and 3. getting to my destination as quickly as I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 36,125
Views: 9,402,425
Posted By BCKRider
Thanks for your explanation of the rabbit/bear...

Thanks for your explanation of the rabbit/bear joke. Rabbit, of course, is referring to his own poop. Bear is asking politely if he may use him as toilet paper. (My interpretation on first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,737
Views: 439,455
Posted By BCKRider
I'm always amazed at riders who want to make "eye...

I'm always amazed at riders who want to make "eye contact" with other motorists. My corrected vision is still 20/20 but between my face shield and their windshield, doubt I could even see their eyes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 379,345
Posted By BCKRider
These videos tell me one thing: THESE ARE ROADS...

These videos tell me one thing: THESE ARE ROADS TO AVOID. Who in their right mind would ride a BICYCLE on roads that motorcyclists treat as a race track? Who in their right mind would ride a...
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