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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 07:42 PM
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Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
I like this photo but that road type is one of my...

I like this photo but that road type is one of my least favorites. The lack of shoulder and the wide margin to the tree line because of utility poles gives drivers a false sense of safety and they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
Not sure where you think I am whining. The...

Not sure where you think I am whining. The county eventually removes the road debris but it takes time to get through the entire road network. Removing it myself especially after a typical fall...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
I guess this is a good point to share my bike...

I guess this is a good point to share my bike dork video of "Mixed" riding I do quite a lot with my disc brake equipped mega-fondo fender bike, a 2009 Kona Dew Drop, one of the first bikes in this...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,115
Posted By slugsmasher
My pics didn't work earlier. I have over 20,000...

My pics didn't work earlier. I have over 20,000 miles with this 2x2 rack, just do it. Save gas and have fun at the same time.

http://www.steammachine.com/slugsmasher/images/P6062233.JPG
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Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 21,115
Posted By slugsmasher
Salsa BIke BIke photo journal

Salsa Bicycles photo journal of a couple dudes with bike/bike setups. Nice photos and report sum up what us bike/bike folks enjoy and others don't understand.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
Lovely pre-feast ride today. Nobody on the roads...

Lovely pre-feast ride today. Nobody on the roads to speak of. Very rare to have what appeared to be the entire world and all roads to myself, easy to spin along and be thankful for the wind, sky,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
Let's let that dog stay dead. In the USA every...

Let's let that dog stay dead. In the USA every state is different with respect to traffic laws and bicycles. I am pretty sure all of the states allow shoulder riding for bicycles only and most in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
I don't think this is the case since I and many...

I don't think this is the case since I and many others I see this time of year are wearing fluorescent yellow jackets/vests and most with blinky lights on during daylight. I think it is more a case...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
shifting gears a bit I have noticed this as of...

shifting gears a bit I have noticed this as of late:

When it is daylight, other drivers attempt questionable maneuvers with about a 50% regularity. That is passing very close, passing into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
Point taken. But missing the underlying fact...

Point taken. But missing the underlying fact that the law is the law and unfortunately for bicyclists is written in blood. Defensive bicycling maneuvers with left arm indicating slow/stop are done...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
I ride on a lot of rural roads with blind corners...

I ride on a lot of rural roads with blind corners and hills so taking the lane is a defensive measure to increase safety. Nobody in their right mind is going to intentionally run over another person...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
I was riding my bicycle "as far right as...

I was riding my bicycle "as far right as practicable" yesterday which is on the right tire track of the road since there is no shoulder. Observed an oncoming car have to nearly stop (50mph two lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
Ridiculous WSDOT video on using the poorly...

Ridiculous WSDOT video on using the poorly engineered new bike lane we have in Seattle. Hint, if you have to make a stupid video to show people how to deal with a bike lane then it probably wasn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
Woman hits cyclist from behind and tries to sue...

Woman hits cyclist from behind and tries to sue for damaging her car.

Sorry I Ran You Over. Now Please Pay Me $2,000 (http://www.vocativ.com/culture/society/bike-vs-car-accidents/)

Wow.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
Well at least when I road bike I don't have to...

Well at least when I road bike I don't have to worry about IEDs and booby traps yet. At least with other road users I have the opportunity to at least see or hear and avoid the threats to my safety....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 20,796
Posted By slugsmasher
That KTM is cool but does not belong on the trail...

That KTM is cool but does not belong on the trail it was on. I mean really, a regular mountain bike would go just as fast downhill the whole time.

I like the website...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 20,796
Posted By slugsmasher
E Mountain Bikes Spell Doom for Trail Access

It will be interesting and disappointing to see how the "electric motor powered mountain bicycle" will change the future of mountain biking on actual bicycles. The only thing I can foresee is lost...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By slugsmasher
I'm going to the event to represent mountain...

I'm going to the event to represent mountain bikers which frequently happen to use and share trails with motos. I have a Vstrom so OHV moto trails are not in my moto ride plan usually, however there...
Forum: Racing 09-17-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,866
Views: 218,608
Posted By slugsmasher
http://i.qkme.me/35hcgl.jpg

http://i.qkme.me/35hcgl.jpg
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,947
Posted By slugsmasher
My first bike was a vstrom also. Still riding it...

My first bike was a vstrom also. Still riding it after 4 years and still alive and lovin it. Stay focused, don't be stupid you'll be fine too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
Cyclist killed in bike lane in Seattle....

Cyclist killed in bike lane in Seattle. (http://mynorthwest.com/11/2599274/Bicyclist-struck-killed-on-2nd-Ave-in-downtown-Seattle)

Don't know exact details but this is a sore spot in the cars vs...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By slugsmasher
great ride report. my dad took me backpacking,...

great ride report. my dad took me backpacking, cycling and motorcycling when I was a kid. I'm 50 now and guess what I like to do, backpack, cycle and moto. Good job bringing the next generation...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-16-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By slugsmasher
Glare Hood for Garmin 60CSX series

I don't know where I saw it but somebody in some post somewhere here on adv had a picture with a glare hood on a gps60. I have tried the google and no luck for this device. Anybody know where or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
I ride my MTBs with a bear bell always. That...

I ride my MTBs with a bear bell always. That prevents this type of encounter nearly 99% of the time. People on the trail hear me coming from several hundred yards away and usually move off the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-18-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By slugsmasher
Your first four days do not allow too much time...

Your first four days do not allow too much time to stop and see anything except the road. Oregon is a lot longer and slower to get through on 101 than what it looks like on paper, one day from Ukiah...
Forum: Racing 05-29-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,866
Views: 218,608
Posted By slugsmasher
Thanks for that video, that just happened about...

Thanks for that video, that just happened about 20 miles from my house in Anacortes, WA. 12 million dollar boat. 4 people were in it when it capsized, they all got out ok.



Now back to F1....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By slugsmasher
Yes a year old but PM sent after stumbling on...

Yes a year old but PM sent after stumbling on this looking for something else.

My setup, on Whidbey......
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By slugsmasher
Last time I rode a moto was 1979 on a dirtbike,...

Last time I rode a moto was 1979 on a dirtbike, the next time was at an MSR course in 2011. So we are in a similar situation.

I bought a 2007 V-Strom DL650 as my first bike and never looked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
Yep the shoulder extends on the right side of the...

Yep the shoulder extends on the right side of the bus lane and I do not use the bus lane in this particular corner, only the shoulder. Again, it is legal in the state of WA to use the shoulder for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
There is obviously confusion about what is and...

There is obviously confusion about what is and what is not appropriate for bicycle travel areas. I don't know all the state laws but in WA state it is as thus:



Cyclists must follow the rules...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
Ok, here is a scenario that happened to me today...

Ok, here is a scenario that happened to me today while riding my road bike on what are usually no drama roads. I am fortunate to live where people are 99% tolerant of cyclists but today I found a...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,537
Posted By slugsmasher
For close to 4K you should be able to find an 07...

For close to 4K you should be able to find an 07 which has the upgraded heads with dual spark and better engine performance overall. I bought my 07 with 20K miles on the clock, well maintained,...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 626,762
Posted By slugsmasher
This is pretty significant. Out guns...

This is pretty significant.

Out guns everything in power to weight. This bike will haul ass like nobodies business (on paper so far anyway).

For us 80% roadie types, the smiles per miles is...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3,273
Views: 626,762
Posted By slugsmasher
When my wee blows up (maybe never, 42K miles and...

When my wee blows up (maybe never, 42K miles and counting) I am definitely getting one of these new bad dudes. Suzuki seems to always provide what the normal man who likes real moto experiences...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6,699
Views: 373,187
Posted By slugsmasher
We need this...

We need this (http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/kolelinia.jpg) and then everyone can be happy.

Every time I visit this thread I like my mountain bikes a lot more and my road...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By slugsmasher
Thanks fiero for reply on gopro forum. Found...

Thanks fiero for reply on gopro forum. Found this link to adapter that mounts standard SLR camera type filters:

http://www.snakeriverprototyping.com/Products/blurfix3-so-naked.aspx

If anybody...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By slugsmasher
gopro windscreen glare reduction

I have fabricated a ram mount for my gopro behind my windscreen. It works great but the shots produce a lot of glare reflections sometimes depending on the lighting. Would like to know if anybody...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By slugsmasher
fun event lots of roads and clinics ...

fun event

lots of roads and clinics

maryhill loops road open session is worth the price of admission

bring gps they will load all the tracks/routes for you at camp HQ

beer garden every...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,588
Posted By slugsmasher
Good luck and be safe. Did the one day a couple...

Good luck and be safe. Did the one day a couple years ago and there are knucklehead cagers and motorcyclists all around populated areas who do not understand the principles of sharing the road with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,890
Posted By slugsmasher
I took the MSF "Sport Riders" course a couple...

I took the MSF "Sport Riders" course a couple years ago which I think is now the Advanced Street Skills course now. I learned a lot from that and they tought that even slightly leaning into corners...
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