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Forum: Racing 08-18-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,317
Posted By metale
If I recall correctly, MM wrote it was 68 degrees.

If I recall correctly, MM wrote it was 68 degrees.
Forum: Racing 06-28-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,025
Posted By metale
One wonders where he would have finished if he...

One wonders where he would have finished if he didn't mess up the start so much with bike/setup choices.
Forum: Racing 06-28-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,025
Posted By metale
WTH, Vale?! :huh :(

WTH, Vale?! :huh :(
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-13-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 53,803
Posted By metale
Have a nice ride! PM me if you need anything.

Have a nice ride! PM me if you need anything.
Forum: Racing 05-12-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 122,012
Posted By metale
I agree about Grosjean. He really caught my eye...

I agree about Grosjean. He really caught my eye last season, and continues to do the best with what he has.
Forum: Racing 04-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,746
Posted By metale
I think Cal's bike tried to kill him, and he saw...

I think Cal's bike tried to kill him, and he saw it coming all weekend.
Forum: Racing 03-23-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 19,600
Posted By metale
Did JL and VR trade bikes before Q2? :huh

Did JL and VR trade bikes before Q2? :huh
Forum: Racing 03-19-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1,760
Views: 122,012
Posted By metale
+1, I liked the sound of them. And loved the...

+1, I liked the sound of them. And loved the racing. Looking forward to the next races.
Forum: Face plant 11-29-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
I don't think that was the case, because I have a...

I don't think that was the case, because I have a bad riding tecnique: I ride with the ball of my feet on the footpegs, instead of the center/heel of my feet. This means I have to move my feet...
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
Correct on all accounts. I was stable on the...

Correct on all accounts.

I was stable on the throttle as to avoid engine braking (which is strong on this bike, unlike the 13hp engine :) )

Is there such thing as too much counter-steering? I'm...
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
The road where this happened is used by many...

The road where this happened is used by many trucks on work-days. Could have been diesel on the road, or oil, orr resin, or just my lack of experience.

I had a car crash 11 years ago which...
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
Thank you for your feedback. I try to learn as...

Thank you for your feedback. I try to learn as much as I can, I've only rode a motorcycle for the 1st time 5 months ago, when I bought the cbr.

Concerning the bike, the suspension is not...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
So, shift pedal is ordered at Honda, got to take...

So, shift pedal is ordered at Honda, got to take the bent one out.

The damage to the fairings is a bit more than the adrenaline let me initialy see. Here's she:
...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,687
Views: 327,761
Posted By metale
Nice to hear that, thank you. Has JB writen...

Nice to hear that, thank you.

Has JB writen any book? Sounds like it would be a good read.
Forum: Racing 11-17-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3,687
Views: 327,761
Posted By metale
I thought JB's wife had deceased?

I thought JB's wife had deceased?
Forum: Face plant 11-16-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
I kept the same gear from the previous 2 corners,...

I kept the same gear from the previous 2 corners, so a downshift wasn't the cause. I remember being sitting agains the tank tho, and also being leaned to the inside front (helmet chin near my left...
Forum: Face plant 11-14-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
My best guess is something on the road, mixed...

My best guess is something on the road, mixed with a damp road, caused the loss of grip.

IF that was it, it could have been for example tree resin (this road winds through a forest) or oil from a...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
I suggest that to everyone: get riding pants. The...

I suggest that to everyone: get riding pants. The pants were as important as the jacket.

They are not the most confortable piece of clothes one can wear, but without mine I would probably have a...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
Thanks, guys. No further updates, as I'm...

Thanks, guys.

No further updates, as I'm still trying to figure out how to remove the shift pedal :huh

Managed to get it into neutral though.
Forum: Face plant 11-11-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
poolman, you are right: many of them are of this...

poolman, you are right: many of them are of this type now. Older ones were just the top half, and had a nasty tendency to kill riders.

Also, the ditch behind it was a bit scary looking.

Word of...
Forum: Face plant 11-11-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
Thanks. Keeping it steady, I'm sure of that. This...

Thanks. Keeping it steady, I'm sure of that. This was on corner entry, while starting to lean. Much sooner that the point where I would start adding throttle and picking the bike up.

I didn't...
Forum: Face plant 11-11-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
Thanks, guys. This is the end of the turn....

Thanks, guys.

This is the end of the turn. We hit the railguard where you can see the revolved dirt, by the yellow sign.
...
Forum: Face plant 11-10-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,100
Posted By metale
Glad you are ok, sorry about the knee :( Hope it...

Glad you are ok, sorry about the knee :( Hope it heals fast.

Riding pants are the most unconfortable piece of gear IMO, yet it gets a bit more unconfortable crashing without them - ouch

Best of...
Forum: Face plant 11-10-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By metale
Slow-ish lowside into rail

So, after 3200km it happened. This morning, after about one hour of riding, I came upon this stretch of road I know. The cbr had been feeling somewhat sensitive and twitchy, but I just tried to...
Forum: Racing 11-10-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 15,039
Posted By metale
Bautista behind MM :eek1

Bautista behind MM :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 226,745
Posted By metale
500cc and 750cc are also nicely placed for the...

500cc and 750cc are also nicely placed for the tax floors on European countries. The 751st cc makes the anual tax more than double, for example.
Forum: Racing 10-22-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,976
Posted By metale
I had already noticed that his nose was very...

I had already noticed that his nose was very covered by the lower part of the helmet, so I guess he may indeed tilt it backward.

(the helmet, not the nose.)
Forum: Racing 10-20-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 27,892
Posted By metale
MM was black flagged because it was too dangerous...

MM was black flagged because it was too dangerous to go 11 laps on that tire, yet Dorna didn't find it dangerous to have the pit lane exit like that. Go figure.
Forum: Racing 10-20-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 27,892
Posted By metale
That may have been it. His foot even came of the...

That may have been it. His foot even came of the peg if I recall correctly.

Lorenzo's pace was also very strong from the beginning. Who needs energy drinks? 'Seagull, gives you wings.'
Forum: Racing 10-19-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 27,892
Posted By metale
SportTV said it was JL's left boot toe slider,...

SportTV said it was JL's left boot toe slider, but looked maybe too big to be that.
Forum: Racing 10-19-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 27,892
Posted By metale
I thought they had to pit on laps 9 or 10......

I thought they had to pit on laps 9 or 10... :lurk

Edit: nevermind...
Forum: Racing 10-19-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 27,892
Posted By metale
I suppose Warmup will be spent with riders...

I suppose Warmup will be spent with riders rehearsing to jump from a motorcycle to another...
Forum: Racing 10-13-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,108
Posted By metale
Fun first half, boooring last half...

Fun first half, boooring last half...
Forum: Racing 10-11-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 136,084
Posted By metale
KERS failure for Vettel on Q3 and big oversteer...

KERS failure for Vettel on Q3 and big oversteer on corner exit... :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 107,315
Posted By metale
So he gets bumped by you on purpose and you still...

So he gets bumped by you on purpose and you still offer them a crate of beer? :huh
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-06-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 53,803
Posted By metale
Wow, thanks. Great photos. :clap

Wow, thanks. Great photos. :clap
Forum: Racing 10-05-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 17,684
Posted By metale
I think sprocketjock was commenting this:

I think sprocketjock was commenting this:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 107,315
Posted By metale
And you don't feel fear for them? Could you risk...

And you don't feel fear for them? Could you risk that?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 107,315
Posted By metale
Don't have any children, do you?

Don't have any children, do you?
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By metale
Personally, I want to get away from many things...

Personally, I want to get away from many things in life, but my wife is not one of them :)
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