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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,338
Posted By D R
During my USAF years in South Dakota and Montana,...

During my USAF years in South Dakota and Montana, the most common vehicle to find spun out and stuck in the snow were the 4 wheel drives. I soon formulated a rule: If the situation wasn't life...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By D R
I have an R1200RT (2005). When I want to take...

I have an R1200RT (2005). When I want to take pictures, I mount it on the front left of the faring, above the headlight and between the windscreen and the left turn signal. I have a USB port...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 511,444
Posted By D R
When I read his annual mileage, I guessed where...

When I read his annual mileage, I guessed where that conversation was going. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,094
Posted By D R
I can't say we saw them offloading waste water,...

I can't say we saw them offloading waste water, but part of the behind the scene tour include included the water and waste water treatment compartments. The engineer who briefed us claimed all the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,094
Posted By D R
My wife and I took a cruise for our 30th...

My wife and I took a cruise for our 30th anniversary. While on the cruise we signed up for the "behind the scenes" tour. Among the other non-passenger spaces we saw was the trash handling room. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,094
Posted By D R
I did something similar to return some "doggie...

I did something similar to return some "doggie litter" to an unknown owner. I lived on Ellsworth AFB, SD at the time and for quite a few days in a row, when departing for work in the morning, I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,094
Posted By D R
Many years back, in Colorado Springs, I had just...

Many years back, in Colorado Springs, I had just come to a stop at a traffic light which had just turned red. The driver of the car directly in front of me stuck his arm out the window and dropped a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,013
Posted By D R
Have you considered Photochromic lenses?

Have you considered Photochromic lenses?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10,242
Views: 2,145,250
Posted By D R
People in Houston [/QUOTE] I lived...

People in Houston


[/QUOTE]

I lived in San Antonio back in the late 1980s. My wife and I both had years of severe winter weather driving experience from having been assigned to USAF bases in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 511,444
Posted By D R
This is a "between the commutes" story..... ...

This is a "between the commutes" story.....

I rode to work this morning in the Northern Virginia area (just outside DC). I needed to transfer some paperwork between the main office and a satellite...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,548
Posted By D R
That says it quite well.

That says it quite well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,084
Posted By D R
When I go riding in cold weather, I always pop a...

When I go riding in cold weather, I always pop a menthol cough drop in my mouth when I start out. It seems to work for me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,410
Posted By D R
On 24 Aug 2011, my wife and I were out riding our...

On 24 Aug 2011, my wife and I were out riding our motorcycles when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Culpeper, VA. We were about five miles from the epicenter. I had just passed through a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 511,444
Posted By D R
You are adding something of your own to the...

You are adding something of your own to the story.

Frequently, in the interest of saving time, what some people post are abrigde versions of the event.

Are you familiar with:

TLDR

?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 511,444
Posted By D R
Riding out of my neighborhood one day (about the...

Riding out of my neighborhood one day (about the time school buses bring kids home) I got stuck behind a driver who slowed to a near stop for every single approaching bus, not one of which had any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 511,444
Posted By D R
Yesterday, coming home from work, I needed to get...

Yesterday, coming home from work, I needed to get into the left turn lane at the upcoming intersection. The light is red and traffic is coming to a stop, gradually filling the three through lanes. A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,100
Posted By D R
Not to long ago, my wife and I went an a 1,700...

Not to long ago, my wife and I went an a 1,700 mile trip. I was on a BMW R1200RT. She rode a Honda Rebel (250cc). Given the limitations of both her experience and her motorcycle, we did the entire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10,242
Views: 2,145,250
Posted By D R
Yes, these type of vests will fit under a...

Yes, these type of vests will fit under a motorcycle jacket, unless you are the type which prefers tight, form fitting gear.



You might consider looking here:

http://www.stacoolvest.com/...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 511,444
Posted By D R
It wasn't really a commute, as it was Saturday,...

It wasn't really a commute, as it was Saturday, and I was running errands, not going to work. The roads leading out of my rural, residential neighborhood are quite narrow, one lane in each direction,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,860
Posted By D R
Any motorcycle which can take me out of the...

Any motorcycle which can take me out of the tedium of my day-to-day life, and out to the wide open spaces to see, do and visit things I've not done, seen or visited, and allows me to for a time enjoy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 511,444
Posted By D R
I'm on the last 10 miles of my morning commute --...

I'm on the last 10 miles of my morning commute -- very narrow, two lane road, heavily wooded with trees close in to both sides of the road, lots of deer in the area (there isn't a day when I don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,703
Posted By D R
Don't be adverse to buying one of the last...

Don't be adverse to buying one of the last remaining of last year's models, if they still have any. Also, if they have any motorcycles used for demo rides, you could consider one of them. In the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36,125
Views: 9,399,649
Posted By D R
:huh AHHHH....my eyes!....my eyes!! ...

:huh

AHHHH....my eyes!....my eyes!!

... a little warning would have been nice!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 10,242
Views: 2,145,250
Posted By D R
Yesterday evening, I'm in the parking garage...

Yesterday evening, I'm in the parking garage preparing to depart from work for home. I'm standing next to my motorcycle. I'm wearing all my riding gear. I've already secured my helmet on my head and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,663
Posted By D R
You are looking at this all wrong. The weather...

You are looking at this all wrong. The weather forecast is telling you all three days have a 40-50% chance of no rain.

Start each day by looking at an hour by hour forecast for when it is most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,904
Posted By D R
That's a rumor. Don't believe everything you read...

That's a rumor. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. :D[/QUOTE]

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee114/mwj7777/AbeLincolnontheInternet_zps8228ff7f.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,175
Posted By D R
Motorcycle was NOT following too closely

This was NOT a case of the motorcycle rider following too closely. One simply needs to do the math to get an estimate of how much time transpired from Emma Czornobaj first applying the brakes to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,141
Posted By D R
I prefer a clear visor with sunglasses...

I prefer a clear visor with sunglasses underneath. The sunglasses I use are these:

http://www.galeton.com/outlaw-gray-lens/9302-product/

The ear piece is flat and slides easily inside the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,234
Posted By D R
I equipped my helmet with a Scala Rider G9 so I...

I equipped my helmet with a Scala Rider G9 so I have mini-speakers inside the helmet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10,242
Views: 2,145,250
Posted By D R
You did know, before signing on the dotted line,...

You did know, before signing on the dotted line, raising your right hand and taking the oath, the military requires all members (officer and enlisted) to follow orders and regulations didn't you?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 36,125
Views: 9,399,649
Posted By D R
So, do they see him now? :lol3

So, do they see him now?

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,207
Posted By D R
The following come in Hi-Viz and might be worth a...

The following come in Hi-Viz and might be worth a look:

http://olympiamotosports.com/catalog/dakar-dual-sport-jacket/

http://www.firstgear-usa.com/rush_mesh.html

Revzilla offers a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10,242
Views: 2,145,250
Posted By D R
Just how close do you need to be to those...

Just how close do you need to be to those reverberating sound waves for them to shield you? After all, when a motorcycle crashes, the rider tends to be ejected/tossed from the motorcycle, right?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,295
Posted By D R
It appears I was too subtle for you. To avoid...

It appears I was too subtle for you. To avoid derailing this topic, I will just leave it at that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,295
Posted By D R
+1 I don't consider my life,...

+1





I don't consider my life, health and safety a luxury. I seem them as essential.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,748
Posted By D R
As others have stated, it's the road conditions...

As others have stated, it's the road conditions during cold temperatures which will decide ride/no ride. The coldest I've gone has been 12 degrees (F), not because I won't go lower, but because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,116
Posted By D R
While it does sound creative, I fear the down...

While it does sound creative, I fear the down side. You may come back to your motorcycle one day and find one or more people waiting to meet you...... and it won't be pretty.

:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,097
Posted By D R
This past Sunday (27 April) while riding up into...

This past Sunday (27 April) while riding up into the mountains (two lanes for up hill with one lane down hill). As I was approaching a 180 switch back, an on-coming car, rounding the switch back,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By D R
How much of the decrease in auto fatalities can...

How much of the decrease in auto fatalities can be attributed to the vehicle operator having switched to a motorcycle instead?
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 123,518
Posted By D R
"They serve as a monument to a bygone era;...

"They serve as a monument to a bygone era; monolithic structures standing on water's edge waiting for lake and canal freighters that will no longer come. Today all except a few of these enormous...
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