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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,796,129
Posted By filmfan
Out into left field

Out into left field
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
That brings back a very bad memory from almost a...

That brings back a very bad memory from almost a year ago, similar sort of incident, apparently, though there was no blind corner involved.

2 injured, 2 dead, last time I checked, the case was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
The MUP doesn't look too bad, but the road is...

The MUP doesn't look too bad, but the road is certainly a bit of a problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,297
Posted By filmfan
I don't get all the absolutism that gets...

I don't get all the absolutism that gets expressed in these discussions.
The only thing that will work 100% of the time is not existing in that particular piece of time and space where a collision...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,796,129
Posted By filmfan
When I lived in Tampa, the running joke was that...

When I lived in Tampa, the running joke was that you particularly needed to watch out for the rental cars, because they were likely driven by New Yorkers on the one time per year they drive a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,888
Posted By filmfan
I've use a local elementary school parking lot...

I've use a local elementary school parking lot occasionally on weekends. I don't put out cones or balls, but just use the lines. I've never noticed that anyone noticed.
There is also a highway rest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 31,624
Views: 7,730,881
Posted By filmfan
Sorry, I couldn't get the picture link to work,...

Sorry, I couldn't get the picture link to work, so I nuked it.

For everyone else, the question is; Is there some purpose to the extended swingarm thing, besides looking lame?

<pretend there is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,216
Posted By filmfan
Had an odd one today; I am out on my lunchtime...

Had an odd one today;
I am out on my lunchtime bicycle ride, a sportbike with two people comes from the other way, driver's left hand goes down like he's going to wave. Odd, but I get waves...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
I am not sure I'd make that bet, but it will be...

I am not sure I'd make that bet, but it will be interesting to see what the outcome is. Hopefully mr. mayor gets his head handed to him though.

One of the news articles mentioned 3 witnesses,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,707
Posted By filmfan
Find a way to embrace it. Getting a nice hotel at...

Find a way to embrace it. Getting a nice hotel at the end of the day seems like a good way.

Maybe you can find some alternate roads that will get you around some of the storms, in the process you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
Not all the time, maybe. But what do you call a...

Not all the time, maybe. But what do you call a truck mirror coming by your head with maybe 25 cm of clearance at 100 Kph?

Maybe it's a texting or whatever driver crossing over the whole road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
Haven't we all been riding that brand for some...

Haven't we all been riding that brand for some time?
:ricky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
I wave the car around (or not, if there is...

I wave the car around (or not, if there is something approaching) as soon as I have a reliable site-line in situations like that. Gives them a little bit of a head start in getting by me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,076
Posted By filmfan
Do you get a blonde in a bikini with it like the...

Do you get a blonde in a bikini with it like the old one?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
What does holding up other traffic, or not, have...

What does holding up other traffic, or not, have to do with intentional unsafe passes?
Where you live the limit is apparently 3 vehicles, in many places it's 5, not sure what it is here, but I've...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,823
Posted By filmfan
I've used them for various small projects with...

I've used them for various small projects with copper and PEX, as stated they work well.
The oldest ones in my house have been in place for somewhere around 5 - 7 years and they are fine.
The only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,796,129
Posted By filmfan
I like my whale foreskin gear, thank you very...

I like my whale foreskin gear, thank you very much:lol3:evil

As for getting questions about wearing gear, it's only happened once to me and it was the "isn't that hot" sort of question. When I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9,016
Views: 1,796,129
Posted By filmfan
It's not something I knew at the time I took up...

It's not something I knew at the time I took up motorcycling again and started learning what was around. Then most of what I found initially was stuff without armor, and in some cases, no provision...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,499
Posted By filmfan
It probably was a good strategy when the "target"...

It probably was a good strategy when the "target" was a saber toothed tiger ready to pounce.
Nowadays when it's a pickup truck or a guardrail, and you are moving in relation to the target, maybe not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,571
Posted By filmfan
Does the CHP publish guidelines for any other...

Does the CHP publish guidelines for any other aspect of driving? For example, maybe like driving in the rain ,or low-visibility situations? The point being that just like with lane-splitting or at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
No, bicycles don't own the road. But, here's a...

No, bicycles don't own the road. But, here's a news flash, cars don't own it either.

The other day on my lunch time ride, as I was coming out of a corner, there were a couple of cars approaching...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
Not to mention the hit and run in the first...

Not to mention the hit and run in the first place.
I hope the plate was readable from the Gopro vid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,216
Posted By filmfan
I usually initiate the wave so that I get it over...

I usually initiate the wave so that I get it over with and I don't need to watch the other rider to see if he waves so I can return it.

OTH, this year it seems that no one waves, I guess I missed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,046
Posted By filmfan
A bulkhead seat in first or coach will probably...

A bulkhead seat in first or coach will probably get you the best room.
Another option may be the aisle seat in the first row of coach, or even all three seats in the first coach row. Would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
I guess I am spoiled. I don't ride in cities...

I guess I am spoiled. I don't ride in cities particularly often these days, and even then, very rarely on congested roadways that are block after block of traffic light intersections and parallel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
Without a bike line the cyclist is riding along...

Without a bike line the cyclist is riding along the edge of the road, in whatever space exists between where the cars are and the grass or curb.

What's he supposed to do in your estimation? Stop...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 278,117
Posted By filmfan
It seemed a little far-fetched to me, but...

It seemed a little far-fetched to me, but separating serious from joking is not always so easy in this thread.

Sidewalks can get you away from cars, but that's about the only good thing about...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By filmfan
+1 on Olympia's, I am only 6-1 but I wear 34...

+1 on Olympia's, I am only 6-1 but I wear 34 inseam pants. The Olympia's fit nicely without hemming. I wear them as over-pants and for me they completely cover my work pants.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,236
Posted By filmfan
Not re-using disposable plugs is a good idea too....

Not re-using disposable plugs is a good idea too. I ditch mine after 3 or 4 insertions, which is somewhere between a few hours and a day of use, depending on what I'm up to.
After several wearings...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,749
Posted By filmfan
Or try Sierratrading post. You'll want road...

Or try Sierratrading post.

You'll want road bike shorts for wearing under other clothes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,503
Posted By filmfan
It's nicely done, and delivers the message well....

It's nicely done, and delivers the message well. And, yes, it probably would only really connect to 1% of the viewers, but that's still better than nothing.

I'd like to see them do it in more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,533
Posted By filmfan
I use a Bell Transitions shield that darkens...

I use a Bell Transitions shield that darkens automatically in bright light, and is clear enough for night time use.
It's great, I never need to switch between regular glasses and sun glasses, no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,668
Posted By filmfan
If it's feasible, I'd prefer to be in front of...

If it's feasible, I'd prefer to be in front of them, but only if I could get in front of them by a good long distance.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By filmfan
There are some bicycle lights that are as bright...

There are some bicycle lights that are as bright as many moto auxiliary lights, and some that could be powered from the moto's electrical system. Some of Nite Rider's products come to mind because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,478
Posted By filmfan
Meh. Children aren't always as careful with...

Meh.
Children aren't always as careful with their toys as they should be.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 31,624
Views: 7,730,881
Posted By filmfan
Hard to tell for sure, but the bike may be older...

Hard to tell for sure, but the bike may be older than he is.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,887
Posted By filmfan
+1 As for poly carb or not, the high index...

+1

As for poly carb or not, the high index plastics have close to the same impact resistance of poly carb. I am not a contractor, but I am a "weekend warrior" power tool user, and used poly carb...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31,624
Views: 7,730,881
Posted By filmfan
+1 The Bell transitions shield rocks I've had...

+1
The Bell transitions shield rocks
I've had mine for about a year now

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Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,887
Posted By filmfan
Much depends on the prescription. Standard...

Much depends on the prescription. Standard plastic single vision lenses, no AR coating and cheap frames, sure, 100 bucks or less, easy.

Progressives in high index or poly carb, AR + anti-scratch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By filmfan
Also keep in mind that points are between you and...

Also keep in mind that points are between you and the state, not the insurance co. If the ticket is reported, the insurance co can do what they like with that information and they may or may not care...
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