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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 11,991
Posted By Griffin44
Who ever told you proper following distance is a...

Who ever told you proper following distance is a set distance, irrespective of speed? FYI, whoever did was an idiot. 2 seconds is standard. If behind a moving billboard (a truck you can't see past)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 11,991
Posted By Griffin44
Ills - you are arguing with two or three people...

Ills - you are arguing with two or three people who will NEVER learn anything from this story. Give it up.

They know that the manner they ride is right and if anything bad happens to them it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31,194
Views: 7,560,493
Posted By Griffin44
That's Criminal Code isn't it? Heavy stuff for...

That's Criminal Code isn't it? Heavy stuff for flashing your lights.

In our court system the judge wasn't having any of the BS the prosecutor was dishing out and saw the facts clearly:


...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31,194
Views: 7,560,493
Posted By Griffin44
Coppers have tried charging people for that in...

Coppers have tried charging people for that in Ontario. Courts have thrown it out. There is no HTA prohibition of telling other drivers/riders to slow down, in Ontario.

What was his warning?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31,194
Views: 7,560,493
Posted By Griffin44
I agree too. Other than the FTP comment. I don't...

I agree too. Other than the FTP comment. I don't respect their approach to traffic enforcement/revenue making. When doing their job well to protect society I respect them. I also work closely with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 11,991
Posted By Griffin44
It's ridiculous to me that some riders just don't...

It's ridiculous to me that some riders just don't have a clue how to ride safely. If you're riding faster than you can brake for what you can see, you're dangerous. You. No one else.

The ones...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 11,991
Posted By Griffin44
Never mind no need to come to a stop. No need to...

Never mind no need to come to a stop. No need to even slow down. The stopped car only blocked part of the lane. The bike hit the centre rear. 1.5 metres to the right and he and his daughter were by.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31,194
Views: 7,560,493
Posted By Griffin44
Yep. And far more entertaining than what we have....

Yep. And far more entertaining than what we have. It's fun trying to fit your rental sedan between the transport and the hedges. There's lots of room. Hell, probably 2 inches or more on each side....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 11,991
Posted By Griffin44
Lots of grounds for appeal. Remember that...

Lots of grounds for appeal.

Remember that she wasn't charged with an HTA offence. So, I think the "case of necessity" while a good observation on Kommando's part, is irrelevant.

She was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 11,991
Posted By Griffin44
No, I'm not. It didn't materialize from nowhere....

No, I'm not. It didn't materialize from nowhere. If you were following two seconds behind you would have two seconds to react when the obstacle became evident. You could then bleed off a ton of speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,467
Posted By Griffin44
I want them behind me if I can put them there...

I want them behind me if I can put them there safely. Their carnage won't affect me if it's behind me and I won't have to stop to provide first aid either.

Also, my own rage will build if I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 11,991
Posted By Griffin44
The answer, I thought, was simple and well known...

The answer, I thought, was simple and well known - two seconds. With a two second following distance, a rider/driver that is paying reasonable attention would have avoided this accident. Crap can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,917
Posted By Griffin44
I ride a sport bike. I don't always ride fast. I...

I ride a sport bike. I don't always ride fast. I often do and I like to. Too bad for you. :D

On the camaraderie thing - why would I expect that just because some one else has chosen the same type...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,612
Posted By Griffin44
I'm an old guy, been riding about 35 years. And...

I'm an old guy, been riding about 35 years. And I'm tall, 193 cms. Mostly sport bikes.

First thing I do with a new bike is drop the bars, not raise them. Makes it much more comfortable for me.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,760
Posted By Griffin44
Yep. 20+ years ago in a rural area. Set it down,...

Yep. 20+ years ago in a rural area. Set it down, walked a short distance away and someone riding two up stopped, picked up my lid and rode off at speed.

My helmet is expensive and I like it. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,557
Posted By Griffin44
I've been riding since 1977. From drum brakes, to...

I've been riding since 1977. From drum brakes, to combo drum and disc, triple disc, and now race ABS. ABS wins, hands down. I'll never buy another bike without it.

I practice hard braking nearly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 105,083
Posted By Griffin44
I like his chances. Surprised it didn't note...

I like his chances. Surprised it didn't note anything in his suit application about the police not doing more to prevent this likely outcome, knowing what they knew about these group events.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,688
Posted By Griffin44
Good points. I was taught, and have always,...

Good points.

I was taught, and have always, pulled the clutch in when braking hard. Engine braking on a motorcycle is negligible. On my bike its less than useless. My bike is on its nose under...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,387
Posted By Griffin44
Why would I do that? That's idiotic. ...

Why would I do that? That's idiotic.

Besides, my daughter is the perfect example of a young human being and needs no correction, ever. :D

In my jurisdiction, one in three young women is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 27,043
Posted By Griffin44
That's good advice and I hadn't thought of it...

That's good advice and I hadn't thought of it before. Thanks. (no sarcasm inherent or implied).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,387
Posted By Griffin44
Well said. Not all, but a...

Well said.



Not all, but a disturbingly high number are rapists and sexual assaulters.

As the father of a young woman, I have no tolerance for this crap. And, while I realize many men do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 27,043
Posted By Griffin44
This! I hope to have the thinking process working...

This! I hope to have the thinking process working to do this type of thing. Very clever. (Not sarcasm).



I've been riding for 35 years and the ONLY asswhipes that give me any lip about what I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 105,083
Posted By Griffin44
I dunno whether to laugh or cry reading some of...

I dunno whether to laugh or cry reading some of his/her posts. My children were NEVER this clueless. This poster seems more likely to be either a) functionally illiterate in English or b) has a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31,194
Views: 7,560,493
Posted By Griffin44
Yep. Otherwise she's a 29 kg projectile. I clean...

Yep. Otherwise she's a 29 kg projectile. I clean that stuff up for a living. No thanks. Don't want it happenin' to my baby.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31,194
Views: 7,560,493
Posted By Griffin44
Yeah, it's interesting how some...

Yeah, it's interesting how some "anti-politically-correct" types are trying to use "fireman" as some sort of statement, around here. They don't even realize it was the old red necks that would have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 31,194
Views: 7,560,493
Posted By Griffin44
The OPP in Ontario set up nearly ALL their traps...

The OPP in Ontario set up nearly ALL their traps on secondary highways (like Hwy 7) in the passing zones for this very reason.

No one can convince me that cops enforcing speeding is about safety....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31,194
Views: 7,560,493
Posted By Griffin44
Even if the helmet fit snugly, the weight and...

Even if the helmet fit snugly, the weight and leverage of that helmet on that kid's neck would snap it like a twig.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31,194
Views: 7,560,493
Posted By Griffin44
I was always taught by the old timers that...

I was always taught by the old timers that "firemen" stoke locomotives, we put the damn things out. We're "firefighters". To which sentiment I agree completely.:D

Your point though, is well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 32,622
Posted By Griffin44
Everything seems to have already been said in...

Everything seems to have already been said in this thread. I just feel compelled to post to show that yes, the majority of posters clearly do regard the posts by the morons I think of as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,521
Posted By Griffin44
I only figured it out from the thread title - VP...

I only figured it out from the thread title - VP = Village People, aka pirates.

They drive me crazy. Any herd of fucktards that feel they have more right to the road then other people annoys the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 32,622
Posted By Griffin44
Unless they're a criminal. In which case it...

Unless they're a criminal. In which case it somehow becomes correct and effective. :D At least according to one vacuous poster ad nauseum.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 32,622
Posted By Griffin44
Really? It seems to me you've "judged"...

Really?

It seems to me you've "judged" long ago in this thread that the riders were hard done by and the SUV driver was criminal. Any information provided to the contrary you ignore.

Pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,536
Posted By Griffin44
I do the same thing for some of the same reasons....

I do the same thing for some of the same reasons. Also, for me, it's about having my head in the game. If I'm leaning into the turn I am much more engaged, poised and able to respond to changing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,006
Posted By Griffin44
I think you're missing the point. Once the laws...

I think you're missing the point. Once the laws get passed EVERY bike will be stopped at roadside checkpoints and hassled with the valid excuse that the LEO's are checking exhaust sound levels....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,006
Posted By Griffin44
Because some Americans on this forum seem to...

Because some Americans on this forum seem to think that any discussion about laws has to involve a reference to guns.



And some people here are assholes. What's your point?



Handguns...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,006
Posted By Griffin44
They never came for our handguns. We never had...

They never came for our handguns. We never had them. We've just never felt the need to go armed in a civilized society. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,006
Posted By Griffin44
The groups of sport bikes racing through...

The groups of sport bikes racing through residential neighbourhoods and up and down the expressways using the ramps as race tracks is a problem. It annoy a lot of folks. Usually done late at night.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31,194
Views: 7,560,493
Posted By Griffin44
That's actually pretty awesome. If I tried that,...

That's actually pretty awesome. If I tried that, I'd fall over. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,709
Posted By Griffin44
:huh I have no idea what you're trying to convey....

:huh I have no idea what you're trying to convey. Is it that most loud pipe equipped riders are in fact funtionally deaf?

Or that I should hang out in Timmies? (I don't, this was a once in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,709
Posted By Griffin44
I walked into a Tim Horton's coffee shop last...

I walked into a Tim Horton's coffee shop last weekend that was full of pirates. The guy behind the counter was trying to get the next guy in line to come up to order but the guy couldn't hear him....
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