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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 423,101
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,419
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, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9,508
Views: 1,918,026
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 423,101
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, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,981
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, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 423,101
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 08-29-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,016
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, 05:06 PM
Replies: 34,337
Views: 8,434,839
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, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9,508
Views: 1,918,026
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, 07:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,221
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, 05:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,306
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 15,510
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, 05:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,613
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, 12:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,835
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9,508
Views: 1,918,026
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34,337
Views: 8,434,839
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, 04:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,915
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, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9,508
Views: 1,918,026
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,105
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, 11:05 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,105
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, 12:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,358
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, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,946
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, 05:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,472
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, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,166
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, 10:20 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 105,966
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...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 105,966
Posted By D R
Walloomsac Inn Located in the Old...

Walloomsac Inn

Located in the Old Bennington Historic District, the Walloomsac Inn is the oldest inn in the State of Vermont. The building was constructed in 1764, with additions and alterations...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 105,966
Posted By D R
My wife and I did the MAID OF THE MIST when we...

My wife and I did the MAID OF THE MIST when we visited Niagra Falls. There are actually several boats by the name (I, II, III etc.). If I recall correctly, three run from the dock on the Canadian...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,105
Posted By D R
When roads are closed, there is usually a good...

When roads are closed, there is usually a good reason which may or may not be readily obvious from where the sign is posted.
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 105,966
Posted By D R
I think those may actually be the wings of the...

I think those may actually be the wings of the sole surviving Horten Ho229.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horten_Ho_229#Survivors

EDIT:

Here is a better reference. You may have to click...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,096
Posted By D R
It appears you did not read my previous post...

It appears you did not read my previous post earlier in the thread. When you clap your hands, do you do one hand first followed by the other hand, or do you use both at the same time without thinking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,853
Posted By D R
Once when I rode to the grocery store, I saw a...

Once when I rode to the grocery store, I saw a motorcycle parked in the blue striped area between two handicapped spots (both empty at the time). :kboom

Standing next to the motorcycle was a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,096
Posted By D R
That's the same as saying -- If you need to take...

That's the same as saying -- If you need to take evasive action it is too late anyway.

I can't count the number of times my having included the horn has helped to have intruding vehicles pull back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,096
Posted By D R
You say that as if the two actions (horn, evasive...

You say that as if the two actions (horn, evasive action) have to be executed separately. My evasive action (acceleration, braking, maneuvering) is always accompanied by the horn. If you practice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9,508
Views: 1,918,026
Posted By D R
:rofl I suppose that might work, depending...

:rofl

I suppose that might work, depending on just who you are and who is doing the asking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By D R
Similar to this, however after I'm in place...

Similar to this, however after I'm in place straddling the front seat (still standing) I move as far forward as I can and lean the upper body foward. My wife uses the front pegs to mount as if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,454
Posted By D R
Smart moves on your part. Riding with little...

Smart moves on your part. Riding with little sleep is not a good idea. Likewise, if you're running late, leaving the motorcycle behind is usually a good idea -- you don't want to get in trouble by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,436
Posted By D R
I average around 15,000 - 16,000 miles per year.

I average around 15,000 - 16,000 miles per year.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,454
Posted By D R
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,454
Posted By D R
I got back into riding motorcycles about eight...

I got back into riding motorcycles about eight years ago, after about a 15 year hiatus. Given the extremely heavy rush hour traffic flow where I live, I spent about 3 months re-honing my skills and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-23-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,714
Posted By D R
If the bird is on the EPA's endangered list, you...

If the bird is on the EPA's endangered list, you would have been required to leave your helmet and motorcycle there until after the young ones hatched and flew off.

(...ooops, I hope no one for...
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