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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,330
Posted By pretbek
Here's my Versys somewhere off-pavement. I was...

Here's my Versys somewhere off-pavement.
I was on more off-roady type roads with the Bald Eagle Bastards on my Super Tenere, but no one was taking pictures, we were all just riding.


...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:20 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 34,891
Posted By pretbek
Uh huh. ...

Uh huh.

http://www.pjsparts.com/catalog/images/7%20-%20Fun%20Stuff/TS001Ox.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By pretbek
I find that TKC-80s have a surprising amount of...

I find that TKC-80s have a surprising amount of grip.

At first they feel a bit floaty on paved roads compared to street tires, but once you get used to them you can wail through turns at higher...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 125,747
Posted By pretbek
No, not you. Only the others.

No, not you. Only the others.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,414
Posted By pretbek
What? Are you trying to get this thread back on...

What? Are you trying to get this thread back on track or something?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 575,013
Posted By pretbek
:lol3 Nice one. To most others: Yes,...

:lol3
Nice one.

To most others: Yes, it's a word.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 34,891
Posted By pretbek
Clearly that is not a simple matter for many...

Clearly that is not a simple matter for many folks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,755
Posted By pretbek
Easy: By not living in central CA, but in the far...

Easy: By not living in central CA, but in the far suburbs of Philadelphia.

Here the longer way home just means struggling longer with more annoying traffic on clogged suburban roads and streets. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 575,013
Posted By pretbek
Bummer. I was hoping for an image of two adults...

Bummer. I was hoping for an image of two adults on kid's trikes jousting with pool noodles.
But this was good too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 575,013
Posted By pretbek
It is a BMW..... ;)[/QUOTE] Yeah, they do...

It is a BMW..... ;)[/QUOTE]

Yeah, they do that.
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/photos/museumphotos/Rear%20diff...jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 125,747
Posted By pretbek
Don't be silly. Hip thrusts is not how you...

Don't be silly.
Hip thrusts is not how you balance, that is how you steer. Seriously, just slalom the white stripes at 50 mph using only hip thrusts.
...Oh wait.

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,149
Posted By pretbek
Wait, what? You wear a Nolan FF when you ride a...

Wait, what?
You wear a Nolan FF when you ride a bicycle?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,149
Posted By pretbek
I totally see your point; you prefer the look and...

I totally see your point; you prefer the look and feel of a 3/4 helmet with goggles and you accept the higher risk it poses compared to a full face helmet.
Your decision and conclusion, awesome. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,965
Posted By pretbek
Going the opposite way the instructor indicated:...

Going the opposite way the instructor indicated: Dyslexic?

Almost dropping the bike: Tense, bad balance, not enough practice yet.
Honda rebel has feet-forward pegs, which is harder to balance in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,414
Posted By pretbek
Any update on what was broken on the couples'...

Any update on what was broken on the couples' scrammy?





:wave mrphotoman
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,083
Posted By pretbek
Something tells me you like to exaggerate to get...

Something tells me you like to exaggerate to get a point across.

And that you have discovered that repetition is a successful means of propaganda.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,149
Posted By pretbek
I don't feel like my FF helmet interferes so much...

I don't feel like my FF helmet interferes so much with my field of view that I think a 3/4 would be safer because you supposedly see so much more.

I can see the appeal of 3/4 helmets, but I feel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,968
Posted By pretbek
Good thing you got a dark visor since then...

Good thing you got a dark visor since then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
Posted By pretbek
This is Perfect Line. Regional Forums - NorCal...

This is Perfect Line.
Regional Forums - NorCal is down the hall, 2nd left, 3rd right.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 575,013
Posted By pretbek
It is amazing what a rage people can go into...

It is amazing what a rage people can go into because they perceive you to get ahead of them or jump the line. :eek1

You should post this story in the "should lane splitting be legal" thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 34,891
Posted By pretbek
Yesterday I rode through my street going home and...

Yesterday I rode through my street going home and I saw a mother with a 4 year old boy and a baby in a stroller on the opposite side of the street.

The mother waved.
The boy clapped his hands...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,414
Posted By pretbek
GREAT opportunity! Better test (and build) the...

GREAT opportunity!
Better test (and build) the relationship with a "hardship" of your own choosing now, in stead of with one imposed on you many years later.

I'm in the "Get bike, get tent, do 2...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,414
Posted By pretbek
Regardless of which bike they pick, I am soooo...

Regardless of which bike they pick, I am soooo looking forward to the stories of the shorter trips taken before the Big Alaska One (trips that I really hope they take) and a ride report of the big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,486
Posted By pretbek
That is so superfluous! Can't we just take the...

That is so superfluous! Can't we just take the helmet off without dismounting? I think we already agreed on no foot down.

Lemme see ur balancing skillz, boi!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 575,013
Posted By pretbek
Skidpad? I think the major problem is lack of...

Skidpad?
I think the major problem is lack of traffic-awareness and -craft and courtesy, not so much vehicle handling at the edge of performance.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,486
Posted By pretbek
It shouldn't start with wanting to enforce, it...

It shouldn't start with wanting to enforce, it should start with wanting safer traffic. Driver education breeds a sense of responsibility and both are sorely lacking in our country.

I like the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,486
Posted By pretbek
To stray nicely off-topic a bit: I think it is...

To stray nicely off-topic a bit:
I think it is such bullshit that no one cares if you pay attention to the traffic situation in the intersection. At all.
All that matters is that you make a full...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,821
Posted By pretbek
Now that is using your head.

Now that is using your head.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,490
Posted By pretbek
Unless you go with a barn door like a CalSci XL,...

Unless you go with a barn door like a CalSci XL, you will not get the air over your helmet. :nah

The goal is to get nice clean air on your helmet, just like when you have no windshield, so you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,490
Posted By pretbek
I have an MRA on a Madstad bracket. That have me...

I have an MRA on a Madstad bracket. That have me the huge range of adjustability to get a quiet airflow.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,821
Posted By pretbek
That one actually made me chuckle! I...

That one actually made me chuckle!

I still haven't decided how I should accurately picture you; As a hard headed self centered tone deaf argumentative dude who honestly thinks EVERYONE else is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,386
Posted By pretbek
I ride a Super Tenere and I look like a 6'5"...

I ride a Super Tenere and I look like a 6'5" highlighter: I wear a white FF helmet and nuclear alien vomit yellow jacket.
Several times when I am behind another car (yes at a reasonable distance)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,821
Posted By pretbek
Soooo... I guess this thread is dead? Bummer.

Soooo... I guess this thread is dead? Bummer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,386
Posted By pretbek
The Ducati does want its pic taken with the...

The Ducati does want its pic taken with the DRZ400s?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,080
Posted By pretbek
Ride in the tire tracks of cars, not in the...

Ride in the tire tracks of cars, not in the center of the lane.
This will keep you off of the oil dripped in the center and any obstacles that cars would straddle.

Don't "slot behind" a car...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 125,747
Posted By pretbek
That is where they learn the balance. And the...

That is where they learn the balance. And the counter steering. I don't think it is intuitive if you haven't learned it; see many unskilled riders that will try to steer away from the danger and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,759
Posted By pretbek
Motorcycle. You also have to account for less...

Motorcycle.
You also have to account for less money spent on a shrink, drinking, gambling, divorce, and other escapist behavior and negative consequences of NOT riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 575,013
Posted By pretbek
Did the drivers of the cars get tickets for...

Did the drivers of the cars get tickets for damaging township property?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,374
Posted By pretbek
Or your hands from lacerations. Or your back...

Or your hands from lacerations.
Or your back from hyperextension.

Helmets are a piece of shit. Why wear a helmet at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,955
Posted By pretbek
I have to agree, this survey will suffer from...

I have to agree, this survey will suffer from "self selecting audience".
Well constructed survey nonetheless.
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