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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:18 AM
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Posted By atomicalex
I was walking back to the parking lot of a...

I was walking back to the parking lot of a restaurant, and a Super Hawk was coming in to park. I waved to the incoming guy to follow me back to where the bikes parked

As I arrived to my bike and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,550
Posted By atomicalex
it was a joke. They are completely different...

it was a joke. They are completely different bikes, they just have the same name. Like I said, BMW...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9,078
Views: 1,810,915
Posted By atomicalex
I pulled into a parking space to stop at a local...

I pulled into a parking space to stop at a local shop. ATGATT, GoPro on the helmet, hivis vest, yellow motorcycle. As I am standing at the meter with my oversized bright pink wallet in my hand. a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,550
Posted By atomicalex
They are both F650GSs! At least, that's what BMW...

They are both F650GSs! At least, that's what BMW says...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,550
Posted By atomicalex
Here you go - two chicks dressed alike and not...

Here you go - two chicks dressed alike and not arguing about it.

http://www.atomicalex.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SD532994-1024x768.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 12,004
Posted By atomicalex
Moving from Philly to Savannah was worse culture...

Moving from Philly to Savannah was worse culture shock than moving from Detroit to Germany. We were still learning new words on the day we left - 18 months of not really understanding WTF people were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,388
Posted By atomicalex
Thanks, Crash!!

Thanks, Crash!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,395
Posted By atomicalex
On a standard American diet, it is quite easy to...

On a standard American diet, it is quite easy to be deficient in several vitamins and minerals, along with dietary fibre.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,760
Views: 372,254
Posted By atomicalex
That would be Holland..... Today... was...

That would be Holland.....

Today... was riding in the left lane of a four-lane state road near Bloomfield (Telegraph north of Square Lake) when a 300C in front of me started weaving in and out of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,395
Posted By atomicalex
I find that TEDS (pregnancy socks) are actually...

I find that TEDS (pregnancy socks) are actually great for rides where I will be standing a lot or potentially bruised. They help more than I'd like to admit. If you are getting banged up, they seem...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9,078
Views: 1,810,915
Posted By atomicalex
My speedo is in km/hr, so "how fast does it go?"...

My speedo is in km/hr, so "how fast does it go?" is a fun question to answer. :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 32,151
Views: 7,818,045
Posted By atomicalex
At that point, it's practically darksiding.

At that point, it's practically darksiding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9,078
Views: 1,810,915
Posted By atomicalex
Hey, I once walked up to a guy in a handicapped...

Hey, I once walked up to a guy in a handicapped spot to check out his RT. Lo and behold, carbon fibre leg. I was like dude, that is totally badass. He said you should have seen it before the surgery...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 12:26 PM
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Views: 372,254
Posted By atomicalex
I thought so...

I thought so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 08:07 AM
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Views: 372,254
Posted By atomicalex
Yup. I pulled a Buff on over wet hair this...

Yup. I pulled a Buff on over wet hair this morning. Thank goodness I get in an hour before everyone else, so my hair has time to take on whatever shape it wants to before anyone sees me!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 05:28 AM
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Views: 372,254
Posted By atomicalex
Of all of the places we have lived, Philly had...

Of all of the places we have lived, Philly had the worst traffic. Not because it was so incredibly bad, but because it was so constant - from 5AM until 3AM every day, 7 days a week.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9,078
Views: 1,810,915
Posted By atomicalex
Contractions are not abbreviations. Mr is an...

Contractions are not abbreviations. Mr is an abbreviation. Can't is a contraction. One word shortened versus two words shortened and combined into one.

/klay
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,016
Posted By atomicalex
I definitely agree with this observation. I think...

I definitely agree with this observation. I think that is really shows the effect of context, too. When you lens out and get more of the field in view, you capture more samples and can more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,631
Posted By atomicalex
Didn't we just have this thread?...

Didn't we just have this thread? (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1001577)

edited to add thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9,078
Views: 1,810,915
Posted By atomicalex
The cleaner version involves a panda... A...

The cleaner version involves a panda...

A panda enters a bar sits down before the bartender. He orders a meal and proceeds to eat it.

When finished, he stands up to leave, brandishes a gun, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,016
Posted By atomicalex
Works for me. I am usually not doing math in my...

Works for me. I am usually not doing math in my head while riding. :norton Most of the time.... :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,016
Posted By atomicalex
Both my Sherpa and my F try to lift up the rear...

Both my Sherpa and my F try to lift up the rear when I throttle on. Depending on where my ass is, sometimes it comes up a bit, and sometimes it doesn't.

Let's put it this way... If the rear end...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,016
Posted By atomicalex
JohnCW, you're nitpicking and harping on the...

JohnCW, you're nitpicking and harping on the statement that Code "discovered" countersteering. He also, depending on how you read it, discovered the reference point technique and the concept of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,016
Posted By atomicalex
JohnCW, what I am reading into your posts is more...

JohnCW, what I am reading into your posts is more of a long-standing grudge against Code than a formal refutation of his ideas.

I come out of cars, and what we teach for RWD technique is often...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 05:13 AM
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Views: 846,837
Posted By atomicalex
Coming off the 14 Mile W exit ramp from 75S on...

Coming off the 14 Mile W exit ramp from 75S on monday morning, I had water up to my boots on the F. Should have taken the Sherpa!

Otherwise, we are about three meters over the main branch of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,016
Posted By atomicalex
Let me tell you about my wave functions.... :wink:

Let me tell you about my wave functions.... :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,016
Posted By atomicalex
Well, there is that.... :norton: Sticking...

Well, there is that.... :norton:

Sticking friction (stiction) is not generally part of the motorcycling equation when leaned over in a turn or rolling along in general. We experience stiction when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 12,004
Posted By atomicalex
/ah day fau/ rider .../Germans

/ah day fau/ rider .../Germans
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,016
Posted By atomicalex
Just being technical here, we call it traction...

Just being technical here, we call it traction because rolling is involved. "Friction" is only in the case of pure sliding. The minute you introduce rolling, then it is traction. The transition from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9,078
Views: 1,810,915
Posted By atomicalex
Purely informational. My spouse is R&G...

Purely informational. My spouse is R&G colorblind, sometimes he likes the color as it appears to him, and wants to know what it is so he can ask for it again - say in a shirt or such.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,166
Posted By atomicalex
Well, anyway, being that I did not tip over, I...

Well, anyway, being that I did not tip over, I guess I did fine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,166
Posted By atomicalex
Fording flooded roads/intersections?

It rained like hell in Michigan yesterday and last night, to the point that lots of areas are flooded and I was glad I did not drive my car to work today. It's rather low and I would have had water...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,806
Posted By atomicalex
It's funny you mention the braking errors thing,...

It's funny you mention the braking errors thing, because that's one of the survival reactions that Code stresses as leading to faceplants, or at least, slow laps. I'm personally fine with teaching...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,806
Posted By atomicalex
Right there with you. Learning entrance...

Right there with you.

Learning entrance speed is tough because if you don't look far enough ahead to see the turn, you can't prepare to modify your entrance speed. Have to get your head up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9,078
Views: 1,810,915
Posted By atomicalex
I think elevator guy wins the thread.

I think elevator guy wins the thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,806
Posted By atomicalex
Yup, and 99% of the people quoting Ienatsch have...

Yup, and 99% of the people quoting Ienatsch have him completely out of context.

This is really important to discuss.

Ienatsch's concern about having inexperienced riders follow this advice is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,976
Posted By atomicalex
Spiegel, Schulter, Blinken.* OMG, if I hear those...

Spiegel, Schulter, Blinken.* OMG, if I hear those three words again..... My riding instructor must have said those about 10K times to me while riding.

So, yes, I always look back over my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 22,120
Posted By atomicalex
I imagine that helicopters do no make good...

I imagine that helicopters do no make good parents.

Can we get back on topic here?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,806
Posted By atomicalex
These two go together. The most important thing...

These two go together. The most important thing about TotW2 is the Survival Reactions and how to counteract them.

The first time I consciously applied Rule 1 (once the throttle is rolled on, it...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,950
Posted By atomicalex
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/10/2e7u4ypu.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/10/2e7u4ypu.jpg

Find the right entrance.
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