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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,111
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: 1,349
Views: 107,461
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: 2,175,065
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: 9,694
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: 927
Views: 78,672
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: 2,175,065
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: 81,580
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: 2,756
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: 2,175,065
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: 18,511
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: 81,580
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: 81,580
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: 4,449
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: 81,580
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: 4,449
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: 2,175,065
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: 18,511
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: 18,511
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: 18,511
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: 18,511
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: 4,449
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: 18,511
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: 18,511
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: 36,609
Views: 9,567,767
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.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 36,609
Views: 9,567,767
Posted By pretbek
That's the punchline to about 90% of "had to lay...

That's the punchline to about 90% of "had to lay 'er down"s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,511
Posted By pretbek
It works in Germany, because in that particular...

It works in Germany, because in that particular country people pay very close attention when they drive and they abide by the rules.
Sort of the opposite of the US.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,511
Posted By pretbek
That's so rude. They might very well be...

That's so rude.
They might very well be honking about something else, and you could be jumping the gun. I go when the people that were behind me are sqealing past me, red faced and shaking their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 30,549
Posted By pretbek
A non-issue after laws are passed that make it...

A non-issue after laws are passed that make it legal, you mean.

I agree, the laws would actually be submitted and passed if the ignorant attitude of almost all drivers (including the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,449
Posted By pretbek
Legislate and enforce. But it seems there is...

Legislate and enforce.
But it seems there is no will for the first and no money for the second.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,175,065
Posted By pretbek
Mutant.

Mutant.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 30,549
Posted By pretbek
True, but then it just becomes the case for the...

True, but then it just becomes the case for the inherent benefit of a narrow vehicle.

In most other developed nations (and many less developed nations) in the world people can suffer the few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,511
Posted By pretbek
:D I'm incredibly happy that almost all of...

:D

I'm incredibly happy that almost all of my fellow commuters are law breakers, otherwise we would not be all enjoying a 75-80 mph ride on a 55 mph road. True, some go only 65, but they mostly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 36,926
Posted By pretbek
And you shouldn't, it seems. It looks like you...

And you shouldn't, it seems.
It looks like you are supposed to say FORNICATE now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,511
Posted By pretbek
Oh crap. Is this thread going to devolve into...

Oh crap.
Is this thread going to devolve into another multi-page "argument with Wraith Rider" disaster? :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,702
Posted By pretbek
I appreciate that you are trying to make a point,...

I appreciate that you are trying to make a point, but I call bullshit on this part.

Blinkers and shifting gears are part of driving.
If they are a distraction then either you are 16 years old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 78,672
Posted By pretbek
Maybe not, but it seems that there are at least...

Maybe not, but it seems that there are at least that many bikers in the US... :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 524,292
Posted By pretbek
You would be surprised at how big and/or obvious...

You would be surprised at how big and/or obvious an object you can miss if you AREN'T LOOKING IN THAT DIRECTION!!1!

Dumbasses.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 36,609
Views: 9,567,767
Posted By pretbek
But dammit, look at the lean angle he's got...

But dammit, look at the lean angle he's got going. It was that, or laying 'er down! This is survival in motion, right here!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,511
Posted By pretbek
At first I thought you had a really long post...

At first I thought you had a really long post with nothing in it.
White font on a default white background (Tapatalk on my phone) doesn't stand out much.

My point 2.5: merging shenanigans. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,978
Posted By pretbek
Heh, funny. In Dutch the animal is called...

Heh, funny.
In Dutch the animal is called nijlpaard, "Nile horse".
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