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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,523
Posted By hippiebrian
I'm glad your abs worked. What would have worked...

I'm glad your abs worked. What would have worked better, however, would have been to ride at a speed that would have allowed you to be prepared for the changing conditions so abs wouldn't have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,707
Posted By hippiebrian
Or if you wear glasses. I got one because I can...

Or if you wear glasses. I got one because I can flip it up and take it off without removing my glasses. i never ride with it flipped up, though. Just like I won't wear an open face helmet.

If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,052
Posted By hippiebrian
My answer, get two of what you like. For me, I...

My answer, get two of what you like. For me, I went through 1 or 2 bikes a year until I got my Bonnie. I love the bike, have since I bought (and subsequentally crashed :becca) my '02.

I love...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,320
Posted By hippiebrian
I am currently scooterless. :cry Just the Bonnie...

I am currently scooterless. :cry Just the Bonnie and the KLR (with requesite milk crate of course!).

That said, I am hoping to fix that this May so long as I don't go on strike. I miss my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By hippiebrian
Use your regular gear with the thermals. Simple....

Use your regular gear with the thermals. Simple.

As for underwear, I use brown boxer briefs. If I crash, the brown will be like camoflage after I shit myself. Just have to figure out how to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 65,531
Posted By hippiebrian
Evidently those under 37 are just afraid of...

Evidently those under 37 are just afraid of motorcycles these days:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 65,531
Posted By hippiebrian
This. Back in the day I would ride with a couple...

This. Back in the day I would ride with a couple patch holder friends of mine (not that I condone that at all) on my Honda 750k and on my Beemer R100/7. Outside some good natured ribbing, I caught...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,848
Posted By hippiebrian
This is why I will never get a dash cam or a...

This is why I will never get a dash cam or a gopro. Just sayin'...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,114
Posted By hippiebrian
If you do the maintenance yourself, don't do any...

If you do the maintenance yourself, don't do any unnecessary mods and take the car off the road to save on insurance and registration, the motorcycle, espescially a DR, will always be cheaper to run...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,511
Posted By hippiebrian
I agree, and if it came without the ABS I'd be...

I agree, and if it came without the ABS I'd be sold hands down, but ABS on a 150 cc machine? I realize I'm a bit ignorant on it, but it seems like overkill to me and just one more thing I'll have to...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-03-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 23,511
Posted By hippiebrian
Congrats on the Sprint! I'm still in the air...

Congrats on the Sprint! I'm still in the air about whether to buy the Sprint or the Primavera, as I'll be getting a new scooter later this year (May so long as we don't go on strike).

Love the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,643
Posted By hippiebrian
The ultimate adventure bike? Whatever is under...

The ultimate adventure bike? Whatever is under my ass at the moment...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 850
Posted By hippiebrian
I know for scooters you can buy tubes with angled...

I know for scooters you can buy tubes with angled stems. You should be able to find them for mini motos also, I would think. Get one and a bicycle pump will work fine/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,093
Posted By hippiebrian
Yes, the many, many riders who don't do track...

Yes, the many, many riders who don't do track days and are still alive are just lucky, because the only place to learn how to be safe is the track.

This is the kind of thinking that annoys me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,529
Posted By hippiebrian
Yup. I learned the hard way about riding when...

Yup. I learned the hard way about riding when tired about 10 or 11 years ago. Luckily I walked away without a scratch, but did total a beautiful 3 month old Bonneville t100.

I onlyy ride at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
So, nothing happens fast on Los Angeles, Boston,...

So, nothing happens fast on Los Angeles, Boston, New York or Chicago streets. Got ya!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,093
Posted By hippiebrian
Generally on the street I'm not going fast enough...

Generally on the street I'm not going fast enough to worry about having to hang off in the first place. That is one of those skills I use in an "awe crap" moment, and that usually happens after the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,771
Posted By hippiebrian
Hell, the shock of that alone might just kill me!...

Hell, the shock of that alone might just kill me!

Truth is, I should probably quit smoking, but don't see it happening any time soon. I do excercise, and can do a 60 mile day on a bicycle (okay,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,127
Posted By hippiebrian
Another vote for the Bonneville, particularly the...

Another vote for the Bonneville, particularly the mag wheel Bonnie. I have a 30" inseam (and the pants are still a bit long) and can sit and flatfoot mine with a knee bend. The aftermarket rocks,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,771
Posted By hippiebrian
Without getting too csm here, this is what is...

Without getting too csm here, this is what is happening throughout the world these days. Kids can't ride a bicycle without a helmet. Kids are continuously supervised until they are well into their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,093
Posted By hippiebrian
"Mr. Code" is talking about countersteering,...

"Mr. Code" is talking about countersteering, which is how steering is initiated. Sliding your body after the turn is iniated, like the moto gp guys do (of course, on the street there is no reason to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,239
Posted By hippiebrian
I have much respect for the long distance bicycle...

I have much respect for the long distance bicycle riders and the touring riders. That is advdnture! I don't have the sense of commitment it takes to be a touring bicyclist. I ride a bit on days...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
You can't practice them on the street? Really? ...

You can't practice them on the street? Really? Ride in real city traffic a couple times and get back to me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
On what planet is 500 bucks cheap? (You have me...

On what planet is 500 bucks cheap? (You have me pegged. :lol3)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
Fast enough for me! Seriously, most curves I can...

Fast enough for me! Seriously, most curves I can hit at about twice the posted speed indicated, i.e. 30 mph indicated which is actually about 27 is a safe speed for me for most (not all) 15 mph...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
You can be competent of the machine without ever...

You can be competent of the machine without ever needing to brush the limits of the machine. Are you a competeent driver? Have you brushed the limits of your automobile? I know competent front end...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
I am not talking about learning to go fast on the...

I am not talking about learning to go fast on the street, I am talking about learning to be competent and safe on the street. Two different things, and if you do not know that, please stay off the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
But my opinion that you do not need it to be a...

But my opinion that you do not need it to be a good, safe rider on the street is valid. That is my only point here. When people say that riding track days saved their life on the street, it implies...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
So, I cannot have an opinion on who is a good...

So, I cannot have an opinion on who is a good rider on the street because I've never ridden on the track? I cannot have an opinion on skills that people claim to have only been able to pick up at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 65,531
Posted By hippiebrian
[QUOTE=Seventy One;25751677] I don't like the...

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I don't like the fact that Deluxe H-D of Gillette Wyoming turned me down when I needed a tire changed on my bike. I was 1,500 miles from home and they gave some bull...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,391
Posted By hippiebrian
Hmm, group rides and drinking in bars. There's a...

Hmm, group rides and drinking in bars. There's a safe bunch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
My point is that track days are not necessary to...

My point is that track days are not necessary to become a good rider. Everything one learns about riding on the street by doing track days can be learned by practice and experience in real world...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,391
Posted By hippiebrian
I quit riding with the group I used to ride with...

I quit riding with the group I used to ride with when a few of them tried to turn the whole thing into a race. There were three of them, all bragging about how fast they did a stretch of road,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 65,531
Posted By hippiebrian
What's with everybody griping about what bike...

What's with everybody griping about what bike someone else likes? Seriously? I don't care much for riding sport bikes, but damn, I appreciate them and the people who ride them. Same for cruisers. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
Why do you assume the more advanced riders have a...

Why do you assume the more advanced riders have a lot of track time under their belts? Do you just assume more "advanced" riders can only get that way with track time? Because that is not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
So, where did you read that he stated to treat...

So, where did you read that he stated to treat the street as a track? I didn't see it anywhere. Are you assumong that the more advanced riders would do so? Where did you come up with that? Are...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-16-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 47,992
Posted By hippiebrian
This is so cool. My first full size bike after...

This is so cool. My first full size bike after the Honda ct70 was a Rickman, the Zundap 125 enduro version.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
So, no one but a motorcyclist can investigate...

So, no one but a motorcyclist can investigate anything about motorcycling. Good to know. :huh

I wonder why there are third party investigations then? Maybe because it is easier to be objective...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
Statistics are statistics. Stated expertise is...

Statistics are statistics. Stated expertise is bullshit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,335
Posted By hippiebrian
Dude, she's from Australia, and has checked into...

Dude, she's from Australia, and has checked into training not only in Australia but in the United States, Germany, Britain, Japan and other countries. Most of what she says I agree with, however...
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