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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:09 PM
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Posted By storymitchell
Cobras are cool looking cars and I do appreciate...

Cobras are cool looking cars and I do appreciate their history. If I wanted a "look at me" car they would definitely be on the list. If I wanted a sports car, though, technology has advanced quite a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33,120
Views: 8,076,296
Posted By storymitchell
Back in the 70s I had a '68 Bonneville. That bike...

Back in the 70s I had a '68 Bonneville. That bike is the reason I get a big grin on my face each time I just have to push a button to start a motorcycle. I kid you not - as I write this my right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33,120
Views: 8,076,296
Posted By storymitchell
I know this is going to be heresy for some of...

I know this is going to be heresy for some of y'all that have posted here. Back in the early 1980s I had an acquaintance with a 289 Cobra. He took me for a ride one day. Christ what a noisy rough...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,926
Posted By storymitchell
In Virginia (which I understand does not apply to...

In Virginia (which I understand does not apply to this situation), the driver of the passing vehicle owns ensuring that the pass is done safely. From a legal perspective the driver of the car would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,395
Posted By storymitchell
+1 Put me on something with two wheels and...

+1

Put me on something with two wheels and I'll find fun places to take it :D .

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,378
Posted By storymitchell
Years ago I was on the highway on a Bonneville in...

Years ago I was on the highway on a Bonneville in traffic and it hydroplaned. First sign I had that there was a problem is when the tach started to climb without the speedometer moving. I assumed my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,025
Posted By storymitchell
I've been riding for a little over 40 years....

I've been riding for a little over 40 years. Multiple crashes on dirtbikes when I was young and three on street bikes while I was in my teens. A couple of close calls since then but no crashes. Over...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,666
Posted By storymitchell
I tend to keep cars and bikes until they have...

I tend to keep cars and bikes until they have very little value. By the time a bike has 100K miles on it, you gotta figure you've gotten your money's worth. At that point, sell it for cheap, give it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,046
Posted By storymitchell
I had a '68 Bonneville (kickstart only) that had...

I had a '68 Bonneville (kickstart only) that had a habit of trying to toss me over the handlebars when it was being warm started. I got real good at learning to park on hills. More recently I had an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,062
Posted By storymitchell
I'm sorry for what is probably going to make me...

I'm sorry for what is probably going to make me sound like an a**, but why pick crashing over simply running over the raccoon?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 27,384
Posted By storymitchell
Old bikes can be ridden at a pretty good clip. I...

Old bikes can be ridden at a pretty good clip. I had to flip the valve covers on my last airhead because one had touched down so many times a hole had been ground through it and it was leaking....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 27,384
Posted By storymitchell
Back in the day I rode a '68 Bonneville. At the...

Back in the day I rode a '68 Bonneville. At the time it was considered a sweet handling bike, though lacking the power of the Honda 750s and Kawasaki 900s. I currently ride an ST1100ABS and am quite...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 27,384
Posted By storymitchell
I have been riding since the early 70s and have...

I have been riding since the early 70s and have ridden multiple bikes from the 60s. Even when perfectly adjusted, cable actuated drum brakes can be a challenge to modulate. Get some miles / wear /...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,775
Posted By storymitchell
Many years ago I took my Bonneville out for a...

Many years ago I took my Bonneville out for a ride without paying attention to the weather forecast. With jeans, a jean jacket, and no gloves. When nightfall hit it rapidly dropped down to the 40s....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,282
Posted By storymitchell
Because a big part of the reason that the 395/95...

Because a big part of the reason that the 395/95 HOV lanes exist is to evacuate important government officials in a national emergency. I think it is safe to assume that most of them spend their work...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,366
Posted By storymitchell
My wife has complained about every vehicle we've...

My wife has complained about every vehicle we've ever owned. Apparently the only vehicle that would make her happy would be the size of a Smartcar, seat nine people, be all wheel drive, get 50MPG,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,282
Posted By storymitchell
I know that I am going to sound like a conspiracy...

I know that I am going to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but I have been told that the Federal government backed the silver line to Dulles and the separate HOV lanes so in an emergency they can be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-08-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,650
Posted By storymitchell
I want to thank everybody for sharing their...

I want to thank everybody for sharing their thoughts. I am 6'2" and 200 lbs, have been riding off and on for 40 years, and got my start on dirt bikes. This means I am comfortable sliding a bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,188
Posted By storymitchell
The '67 Camaro, '67 GTO and a '69 Cutlass got me...

The '67 Camaro, '67 GTO and a '69 Cutlass got me into so much trouble that while the Road Runner and Vette purchase prices were affordable, the inevitable fines, legal fees, and insurance was not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,188
Posted By storymitchell
The older I get the less I want to work on my...

The older I get the less I want to work on my cars and bikes, so I am happy the XT is in your hands! That said, watching my son plow a pristine CRF150 into the ground, or a friend of my wife's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,188
Posted By storymitchell
I owned an early 80s Goldwing Interstate which I...

I owned an early 80s Goldwing Interstate which I regret selling. It was hands down the most comfortable bike I have ever owned. I recently gave away a 1970 DT250, and I occasionally get a twinge of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-30-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 128,650
Posted By storymitchell
Bike recommendations

I was out exploring the roads west of Harrisonburg yesterday, and realized I need to be doing it on something other than a fairly heavy sport touring bike (the black ST1100 is mine). I am leaning...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-30-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 382,218
Posted By storymitchell
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Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,178
Posted By storymitchell
I am 6'2" with a 35" inseam and wear shirts with...

I am 6'2" with a 35" inseam and wear shirts with 37" sleeves. I ride a Honda ST1100 with bar backs and a tall windscreen and am comfortable. People will say that ST1100s have no soul, but that's fine...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-29-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,928
Views: 280,489
Posted By storymitchell
I got a used roadcrafter from the flea market...

I got a used roadcrafter from the flea market here for $300. With long underwear and a heated vest I am comfortable to about 20F. It might work below that but the temps have not dropped that low yet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,603
Posted By storymitchell
Driving in the DC area is nothing if not...

Driving in the DC area is nothing if not interesting. I once had someone crash rather than let me merge in front of them, and a couple of times I have had people run off the road trying to keep up...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,441
Posted By storymitchell
Thanks to everyone for your input! * When I...

Thanks to everyone for your input!

* When I replace the tires I will probably go to metal value stems and valve stem based TPMS sensors
* Radar detectors are illegal where I live
* I have...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,441
Posted By storymitchell
Working on it - 4,000 since I bought it this...

Working on it - 4,000 since I bought it this summer. Now that I am running out of farkle related work, I expect the riding to increase.
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,441
Posted By storymitchell
LOL - I didn't list all of the farkles. I also...

LOL - I didn't list all of the farkles. I also have barbacks, a tall Clearview with an X-creen, and a custom seat with an Airhawk. And a Givi rack, rok straps, convex mirrors, reflective tape on the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,441
Posted By storymitchell
Farkles - what am I missing?

I bought an ST1100 earlier this year. It currently has a GPS, tank bag, wiring for a heated vest, heated grips, P3 brake lights, ADV Monster driving lights, a cigarette lighter, a cup holder, a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 85,859
Posted By storymitchell
http://storymitchell.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc-...

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 260,908
Posted By storymitchell
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,367
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,388
Posted By storymitchell
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 431,059
Posted By storymitchell
Later in the day we rode into a cloud and ice...

Later in the day we rode into a cloud and ice started forming on our clothes.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 33,120
Views: 8,076,296
Posted By storymitchell
LOL - I paraphrased.

LOL - I paraphrased.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33,120
Views: 8,076,296
Posted By storymitchell
Owning a chariot does not make one a charioteer

Owning a chariot does not make one a charioteer
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 290,114
Posted By storymitchell
That piece of land is for sale. I was afraid to...

That piece of land is for sale. I was afraid to call and ask the price though, because it would either make me sad or worse -I'd be tempted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33,120
Views: 8,076,296
Posted By storymitchell
Hence my sig ...

Hence my sig ...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 290,114
Posted By storymitchell
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