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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,933
Posted By pretbek
That is so superfluous! Can't we just take the...

That is so superfluous! Can't we just take the helmet off without dismounting? I think we already agreed on no foot down.

Lemme see ur balancing skillz, boi!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3,708
Views: 552,478
Posted By pretbek
Skidpad? I think the major problem is lack of...

Skidpad?
I think the major problem is lack of traffic-awareness and -craft and courtesy, not so much vehicle handling at the edge of performance.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,933
Posted By pretbek
It shouldn't start with wanting to enforce, it...

It shouldn't start with wanting to enforce, it should start with wanting safer traffic. Driver education breeds a sense of responsibility and both are sorely lacking in our country.

I like the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,933
Posted By pretbek
To stray nicely off-topic a bit: I think it is...

To stray nicely off-topic a bit:
I think it is such bullshit that no one cares if you pay attention to the traffic situation in the intersection. At all.
All that matters is that you make a full...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,299
Posted By pretbek
Now that is using your head.

Now that is using your head.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By pretbek
Unless you go with a barn door like a CalSci XL,...

Unless you go with a barn door like a CalSci XL, you will not get the air over your helmet. :nah

The goal is to get nice clean air on your helmet, just like when you have no windshield, so you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By pretbek
I have an MRA on a Madstad bracket. That have me...

I have an MRA on a Madstad bracket. That have me the huge range of adjustability to get a quiet airflow.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,299
Posted By pretbek
That one actually made me chuckle! I...

That one actually made me chuckle!

I still haven't decided how I should accurately picture you; As a hard headed self centered tone deaf argumentative dude who honestly thinks EVERYONE else is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,800
Posted By pretbek
I ride a Super Tenere and I look like a 6'5"...

I ride a Super Tenere and I look like a 6'5" highlighter: I wear a white FF helmet and nuclear alien vomit yellow jacket.
Several times when I am behind another car (yes at a reasonable distance)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,299
Posted By pretbek
Soooo... I guess this thread is dead? Bummer.

Soooo... I guess this thread is dead? Bummer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,800
Posted By pretbek
The Ducati does want its pic taken with the...

The Ducati does want its pic taken with the DRZ400s?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,754
Posted By pretbek
Ride in the tire tracks of cars, not in the...

Ride in the tire tracks of cars, not in the center of the lane.
This will keep you off of the oil dripped in the center and any obstacles that cars would straddle.

Don't "slot behind" a car...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 117,924
Posted By pretbek
That is where they learn the balance. And the...

That is where they learn the balance. And the counter steering. I don't think it is intuitive if you haven't learned it; see many unskilled riders that will try to steer away from the danger and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,388
Posted By pretbek
Motorcycle. You also have to account for less...

Motorcycle.
You also have to account for less money spent on a shrink, drinking, gambling, divorce, and other escapist behavior and negative consequences of NOT riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,708
Views: 552,478
Posted By pretbek
Did the drivers of the cars get tickets for...

Did the drivers of the cars get tickets for damaging township property?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By pretbek
Or your hands from lacerations. Or your back...

Or your hands from lacerations.
Or your back from hyperextension.

Helmets are a piece of shit. Why wear a helmet at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,764
Posted By pretbek
I have to agree, this survey will suffer from...

I have to agree, this survey will suffer from "self selecting audience".
Well constructed survey nonetheless.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 117,924
Posted By pretbek
One's perception and how things seem will always...

One's perception and how things seem will always lose to proven physics if there is a seeming contradiction.
"But it really feels like..." isn't going to cut it against laws of physics and math.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,196,540
Posted By pretbek
"oh you rode your bike today" Better go back...

"oh you rode your bike today"

Better go back and apologize, because they never asked you a question!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,811
Posted By pretbek
I have read on a different MC forum of one single...

I have read on a different MC forum of one single instance where someone got hurt in a way that may have been attributable to the modular helmet. I believe it was a Nolan, don't remember the type. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 81,948
Posted By pretbek
I think the chance of having an accident is...

I think the chance of having an accident is greater when lane splitting instead of waiting at the back of the traffic jam, but the severity will be many times less: a scrape against a door, maybe a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,196,540
Posted By pretbek
You could say "I AM careful, I just wish that the...

You could say "I AM careful, I just wish that the drivers around me were too".

It's polite and gets the message across without seeming to act like an asshole.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,203
Posted By pretbek
Just like Fox News, they know how to cater to...

Just like Fox News, they know how to cater to their clientele. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By pretbek
Yup, I came in here to suggest these two. ...

Yup, I came in here to suggest these two.

The knee works because your leg works as a sail that counters the push on your bike in the opposite direction.
The harder the gust is, the more your leg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,196,540
Posted By pretbek
Learn to cheat. My answer is "Nope, I have good...

Learn to cheat.
My answer is "Nope, I have good gear, including a heated jacket liner."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,207
Posted By pretbek
For cars released in the US during or after 2014...

For cars released in the US during or after 2014 daytime running lights (DRL) are mandatory.
Source:
I asked my dealership to change the OFF position of the light switch in my 2014 Mazda from DRL...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,203
Posted By pretbek
There is no doubt in my mind that Harley Davidson...

There is no doubt in my mind that Harley Davidson does "group", "belonging" and "community" better here than any other brand.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,203
Posted By pretbek
Both. Not much off road though, it is still...

Both.
Not much off road though, it is still an overweight pig (the bike, not the rider). No sane person will ride a Super Tenere off road a lot. Wrong tool and all that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,740
Posted By pretbek
I agree completely. See!? There are more...

I agree completely.
See!? There are more people in this country who think like this. There are dozens of us, dozens!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,203
Posted By pretbek
First data point: Yam ST, taking it off road...

First data point:
Yam ST, taking it off road rather successfully (good times, Bald Eagle Bastards!).
6'5", 220lbs.

I guess I put the "nearly" in "nearly 100%". :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,740
Posted By pretbek
Hey now! People here do have lane courtesy....

Hey now!
People here do have lane courtesy. Well okay, let's call it discipline then:

They pick the middle or left lane and don't budge from there, under any circumstances. This avoids dangerous...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,196,540
Posted By pretbek
Gosh, I'd be irritated too if someone used E for...

Gosh, I'd be irritated too if someone used E for their fourth point in stead of D. That's a double whammy right there!

:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,207
Posted By pretbek
That mongrel doesn't deserve the name ramp. It's...

That mongrel doesn't deserve the name ramp. It's a crooked T intersection.
No wonder we breed our own left lane hangers; it is almost the appropriate lane to travel in when you encounter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,207
Posted By pretbek
Too much riding in the snow randyo, your reading...

Too much riding in the snow randyo, your reading comprehension is frozen.

No, there already exist intersections with 4-way stop signs where you can see 150 yards in all directions.
My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,207
Posted By pretbek
Oh gawd having a default "traffic from right has...

Oh gawd having a default "traffic from right has the right of way" would be so wonderful. That way you actually pay attention to other traffic on the road and making a stop when necessary affirms...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,207
Posted By pretbek
Depends on their timing. Some take far too long...

Depends on their timing. Some take far too long to change.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,740
Posted By pretbek
Only if traffic is going 30mph. Or, in...

Only if traffic is going 30mph.

Or, in light of recent experiences:
Only if people in the roundabout do not yield to people coming onto it AND do not cut straight through but actually go around....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,207
Posted By pretbek
5 most Annoying / irritating / Dangerous Driving or Riding Habits.

You are correct.
But in the end, I'd rather be alive than be right and dead.
Be careful out there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,207
Posted By pretbek
Natural state. Recently a large stretch of...

Natural state.

Recently a large stretch of road widening was finished on my commuting route, widened from 2 lanes going one way to 3 lanes.
As soon as traffic gets to the widened area with 3...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37,572
Views: 9,887,431
Posted By pretbek
That isn't the CVO model. That would have cost...

That isn't the CVO model. That would have cost him his entire arm.
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