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Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By dddd
I did not ride that segment from chicago to PA,...

I did not ride that segment from chicago to PA, but that's just a day of highway. I did not ride to alaska either. Everything else, yes.

The 99 through whistler BC is nice. But careful with the...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By dddd
what I'm trying to say is that from calgary to...

what I'm trying to say is that from calgary to NY state, it's pretty boring. North of lake superieur is ok.

Also possible, the route I linked, but through chicago, sarnia,niagara falls instead of...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By dddd
-weather: pick your location on...

-weather: pick your location on...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By dddd
no they don't, they have an inner smoked visor,...

no they don't, they have an inner smoked visor, not like mx helmets. It doesn't help with direct sun.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-21-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By dddd
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=NB-15+E&daddr=4...

https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=NB-15+E&daddr=44.3034121,-68.2223274+to:44.7754319,-69.624549+to:44.301739,-70.9941343+to:44.069353,-71.0678447+to:44.006696,-71.320835+to:43.9915774,-71.3239283+to:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,972
Posted By dddd
I know OEM pegs can break on the weight (I guy I...

I know OEM pegs can break on the weight (I guy I know nearly lost control); I won't install any so I can keep streching!
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By dddd
I own hjc IS16, you would be making a great...

I own hjc IS16, you would be making a great choice for riding in general but that inner visor is by far not enough for direct sun. I mean, if I can see an orange sun disk through electric tape, just...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By dddd
used that to in the past. wouldn't stick to a...

used that to in the past. wouldn't stick to a rainx treated visor (either outside or inside). electric tape is waterproof and tolerates rainx over it (not under of course). I felt bit color sick with...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By dddd
I understand how it works. But the sun is 0.5...

I understand how it works. But the sun is 0.5 degree wide which means about 0.7mm through a screen at 80mm from your eyes. That means these checkerboard holes have to be half that size to actually...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By dddd
precisely. the point is to lower the border to...

precisely. the point is to lower the border to hide the sun so you don't get a neck ache while tilting the head for hours.

This checkerboard pattern will still bind you and cause fatigue if not...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,626
Posted By dddd
pfff... one strip of electrical tape does better....

pfff... one strip of electrical tape does better. and it is removable easily if required.
Forum: Canada 01-07-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,214
Posted By dddd
there is nothing to see between the rockies and...

there is nothing to see between the rockies and the great lakes.

hope you will come back through the us (badlands, blackhills, lewis&clark trail route 12, mount rainier or cascade range)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,236
Posted By dddd
right arm, so you can hit 'check in' while...

right arm, so you can hit 'check in' while riding.

also, most broken clavicle are right ones (because majority of right handed people tend to protect or roll with right side on impact), so you can...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,459
Posted By dddd
I have BOTH because I got a "madstad" height+tilt...

I have BOTH because I got a "madstad" height+tilt adjustable windshield.

Low & tilted = almost no windshield
High & straighten = tall windshield.

I actually added 2 angled alu rails to raise...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By dddd
yeah, but this is no pedestrian jacket or pants,...

yeah, but this is no pedestrian jacket or pants, you are supposed to have red for back facing, and white for front facing.

i didn't know such stealth was possible. cool.
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By dddd
basic features vs lots of features. 2h battery...

basic features vs lots of features.
2h battery vs 8h battery.
single pairing vs multi pairing.
no pre-amp vs pre-amp (on aux input).
weak distorded output vs loud clear output.
slow operations...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,907
Posted By dddd
Hi. Layout the google maps days, figuring...

Hi.

Layout the google maps days, figuring the place you stay. You can do a lot with 600km days and a few 1000km days (on the i40 for example).

Maybe you are like me and don't stop for...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-22-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,538
Posted By dddd
Well....The reality of it is: Typical excuse...

Well....The reality of it is:

Typical excuse for not planning the ride; wandering brings no incentive. it's about the destinationS (plural) on the way. A week trip would have about 20-40...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,866
Posted By dddd
An extra kilo would not matter for a couple gears...

An extra kilo would not matter for a couple gears and manual lever in the transmission. However, what if it requires a full gearbox redesign and testing? That engineering time is expensive,...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,391
Posted By dddd
layer on skin: -ldcomfort (full legs, long...

layer on skin:
-ldcomfort (full legs, long sleeves)
-gerbings heated socks
-heated gloves
-balaclava full head and nose cover

2nd layer:
-thin fleece (full legs, long sleeves) (optional)...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By dddd
wtf... no metal grid in front? wow that's bad...

wtf... no metal grid in front? wow that's bad design (or just old).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,989
Posted By dddd
vapor lock with ethanol + octane

Avoid high octane or ethanol or both when in very hot temperature: the vapor pressure of such blend is higher than pure regular 87 and you could get "vapor lock", even in the distribution line of a...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By dddd
next time, always put the cap on the mount when...

next time, always put the cap on the mount when not holding the zumo.
there is a reason for that! (like avoid shorts when washing or spending a night in rain!)
Forum: Americas 11-02-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,172
Posted By dddd
December, c'mon... ...

December, c'mon...
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,250
Posted By dddd
+1 I feel less exposed to others on a bike...

+1

I feel less exposed to others on a bike that in a car (I see more and I am swifter and smaller). And yet, survival-wise, I have about the same feeling about biking as I have taking the metro:...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,437
Posted By dddd
Whoa! 60$??? Here is 9$ same thing:...

Whoa! 60$???
Here is 9$ same thing:...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 39,818
Posted By dddd
the flip breaks easily, the touch pad is so...

the flip breaks easily,
the touch pad is so small it takes forever to cross a fullhd screen,
the arrow mode is rather imprecise and not always working,
as I wrote, the battery duration sucks and...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,437
Posted By dddd
You set the title to am/fm bluetooth... you...

You set the title to am/fm bluetooth... you should expect 1 more thing to charge anyway. that's the dongle or the radio itself if such thing would exists (would be $$$).

Get a neat little digital...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-31-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,374
Posted By dddd
euh,,, you don't have an air filter?

euh,,, you don't have an air filter?
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 39,818
Posted By dddd
non-moto? definitely the dinovo mini: ...

non-moto? definitely the dinovo mini:
http://cdn.ubergizmo.com/photos/2008/1/logitech-dinovo-mini_468.jpg

battery duration sucks, and battery age too. and not enough important keys, too often...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By dddd
Got to be my father. It was 20 years ago, a...

Got to be my father.

It was 20 years ago, a saturday morning and we were going to buy some stuff when he met an old acquaintance of his who had truck problems in the parking. This guy naturally...
Forum: Americas 10-12-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By dddd
You have a direction change in york and oklahoma...

You have a direction change in york and oklahoma city, so gas station receipts are mandatory there (additionally to the other receipts every x miles, can't recall the x)

little trick:

IBA...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,597
Posted By dddd
That is the only thing I wear for undergarment...

That is the only thing I wear for undergarment when riding. And the only thing I would hope to have if caught soaked in rain. Skin will be not dry, but not wet either, just moist.

I cannot express...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By dddd
Exactly. +10. You can also put a nitrile or...

Exactly. +10.
You can also put a nitrile or latex gloves on your hands first so you don't end up with black hands from the dye.
Forum: Americas 10-10-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By dddd
how about a "madstad" adjustable (height and...

how about a "madstad" adjustable (height and angle) windshield?
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,597
Posted By dddd
about ldcomfort undergarment: I am...

about ldcomfort undergarment:



I am (sure).

It's thin like a bathing suit, super stretching, fits like lycra making a 2nd skin on you. It breathes more than any fabric I know, which is...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,597
Posted By dddd
at the risk of sounding like a broken record...

at the risk of sounding like a broken record playing an ad, covert yourself with ldcomfort (dot com). You don't want wicking (absorbing water), you want to get water away from your skin.

You don't...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-09-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By dddd
2 days, go through catskills, pensylvania sproul...

2 days, go through catskills, pensylvania sproul forest and optionally the leetchworth park
...
Forum: Canada 10-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By dddd
http://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;ws=28390;dt=5;...

http://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;ws=28390;dt=5;mspp=225000;m=37.374,-81.352,50.530,-71.135;rd=2;fcs=1;units=pressure:hpa,precipitationAmount:mm,windSpeed:kph,temperature:f,precipitationRate:mmph;gr...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-30-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,315
Posted By dddd
well, with base subscription, you have the...

well, with base subscription, you have the 'check-in/ok' message, and 1 preset custom message. then the 2 protected help and sos messages.

the help message can be hooked to a road side assistance...
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