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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30,852
Views: 7,430,507
Posted By BCKRider
Thanks for your explanation of the rabbit/bear...

Thanks for your explanation of the rabbit/bear joke. Rabbit, of course, is referring to his own poop. Bear is asking politely if he may use him as toilet paper. (My interpretation on first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 372,826
Posted By BCKRider
I'm always amazed at riders who want to make "eye...

I'm always amazed at riders who want to make "eye contact" with other motorists. My corrected vision is still 20/20 but between my face shield and their windshield, doubt I could even see their eyes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,486
Views: 308,679
Posted By BCKRider
These videos tell me one thing: THESE ARE ROADS...

These videos tell me one thing: THESE ARE ROADS TO AVOID. Who in their right mind would ride a BICYCLE on roads that motorcyclists treat as a race track? Who in their right mind would ride a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,910
Posted By BCKRider
Can't believe I read this whole thread. ...

Can't believe I read this whole thread.

There may, in fact, be some urban freeway conditions where loud pipes are actually safer than stock pipes. A loud horn when someone is moving in on you,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,716
Posted By BCKRider
Tips that have worked well for me as an average...

Tips that have worked well for me as an average ability road rider:
1. Get your braking and down-shifting done while you are still vertical to the road, then lightly back on the gas as you counter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,712
Posted By BCKRider
It is always tough to know what exactly happened,...

It is always tough to know what exactly happened, but it DOES sound like the group of staggered riders were following too close to the vehicle in front of them. If the lead rider was in the left...
Forum: Face plant 04-20-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,118
Posted By BCKRider
Gee, I thought this thread was mostly about...

Gee, I thought this thread was mostly about avoiding parking lot crashes - not demeaning all women and debating the advisability of public flogging VS public beheading.

I strongly suspect (at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By BCKRider
Westside Rd. Claims another Couple

Westside Rd. (near Vernon in British Columbia, Canada) has been touted as one of the best MC roads in the province. It is narrow, curvy - takes less than an hour to ride, if the tourists aren't out...
Forum: Face plant 04-19-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,118
Posted By BCKRider
I think two posts that point out the danger of...

I think two posts that point out the danger of backing up in a parking lot really hit the nail on the head. MANY cages have very poor visibility to the rear - and mine (VW Passat) is one. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,666
Posted By BCKRider
Still no remarks about TV commentators not...

Still no remarks about TV commentators not suggesting the rider was a total jerk. (Some words can not be said on TV.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,699
Posted By BCKRider
Good point about riding what you can see. In my...

Good point about riding what you can see. In my neck of BC those "slow to" signs act as gear indicator signs. Most of the time I can go through the corner 50% above the indicated speed with ample...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,666
Posted By BCKRider
Crazy British rider praised on CBC

Just saw this on the CBC (Canadian) news - anyone able to provide the video? The video is from the crashing rider's camera. He passes another rider at high speed (they ride on the left side of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,332
Posted By BCKRider
Could we get back to the topic of passing over...

Could we get back to the topic of passing over the double yellow?

I have done it on rare occasion and can well imagine why people in certain states (California, for one) do it on roads where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,332
Posted By BCKRider
Care to explain that crash again? What I took...

Care to explain that crash again? What I took away from your previous posts is that you were passing uphill across a double yellow and hit a car coming from a side street to your left at the crest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,094
Posted By BCKRider
Lots of different advice - and that is good. ...

Lots of different advice - and that is good. Different bodies, different bikes, different goals require different solutions. My contribution:

1.EARPLUGS: Glad to see so many of you recommend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,815
Posted By BCKRider
Hey man, I like you! 500,000 miles without a...

Hey man, I like you! 500,000 miles without a crash is something that beats me hands down. And you have figured out how to ride in cold weather. How does the T-shirt work in really hot weather? Is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,815
Posted By BCKRider
The thing about the gear you wear is that it...

The thing about the gear you wear is that it should be both physically and psychologically comfortable. The good thing about so much modern riding gear is that it meets both needs.

Except for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,096
Posted By BCKRider
Sort of on the topic

Well recall a trip back from Alberta to my home in BC on the bike a few years ago. This is a highway that is mostly one way in each direction, but with occasional passing lanes. When it isn't summer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 372,826
Posted By BCKRider
One thing to consider about practice - it...

One thing to consider about practice - it perfects what you are doing. If what you are doing is WRONG, then you have to UNLEARN some bad habits as well as learn good ones. The beginning MSF class...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,756
Posted By BCKRider
1. I think racers on tracks use only one finger...

1. I think racers on tracks use only one finger because their front brakes are so powerful and they don't need to stop - no personal experience.

2. Off road riders use differing technics and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,267
Posted By BCKRider
Lot's of good info on this thread. I too found...

Lot's of good info on this thread. I too found that a little "hang off" (not moving my butt, just my head and upper body to the inside of the turn) not only started the counter-steer process without...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,490
Posted By BCKRider
One person posted words to the effect that "if...

One person posted words to the effect that "if you know everything will end well, it is not an adventure." Seems to me as a road rider who doesn't challenge flood waters that "knowing your ride will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 389
Posted By BCKRider
Just checking

Long new thread did not go through. Delete if this one does.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 103,558
Posted By BCKRider
Having read this thread through (but not watched...

Having read this thread through (but not watched the other attachments) some questions come to mind:
1. How do you get 205 idiots on bikes to come together to create this sort of mayhem? My best...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,293
Posted By BCKRider
I pretty much agree. I think it was the OP's...

I pretty much agree. I think it was the OP's post #25 which led me to believe the ATGATT rider was in greater danger despite the gear. 7 miles of tailgating where you can't see oncoming traffic and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 93,509
Posted By BCKRider
Well, it has been fun reading you guys trash each...

Well, it has been fun reading you guys trash each other. I expect nobody will change their garb for their next ride based on anything in this lengthy post - we all believe we know best. (I am one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,748
Posted By BCKRider
Several years ago I'm riding my bike back from...

Several years ago I'm riding my bike back from Alberta to BC on Hwy 1 in the middle of summer. Hwy 1 is THE major east-west highway but mostly two lane with occasional passing lanes. I had ridden...
Forum: Face plant 08-21-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,712
Posted By BCKRider
Fauster, "I still have no memory of what happened...

Fauster, "I still have no memory of what happened between riding and sliding" was exactly my experience. So glad to have it collaborated by another rider with no head injury.

I remember...
Forum: Face plant 08-21-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By BCKRider
Have yet to hit a deer myself, but have heard...

Have yet to hit a deer myself, but have heard several personal recounts and read many more. Yours is definitely the happiest aftermath ever.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 93,509
Posted By BCKRider
As another poster stated, we ATGATT types wear...

As another poster stated, we ATGATT types wear what we regard as "all the gear" for two reasons: 1. a measure of protection in a get-off, and 2. comfort. Let's discuss those two reason:

1. In a...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By BCKRider
A young buck committed suicide by running into a...

A young buck committed suicide by running into a van about 100 yards from my place this morning. Neighbor asked me to bring a gun to put it out of its misery, but it was dead when I arrived .22 in...
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,893
Posted By BCKRider
TeneRay, I'm sure you appreciate just how unlucky...

TeneRay, I'm sure you appreciate just how unlucky (and lucky) you were in this encounter with a deer. Deer crashes are, for careful riders, perhaps the greatest concern. ATGATT was your decision,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 30,852
Views: 7,430,507
Posted By BCKRider
Earlier in this thread somebody mentioned his...

Earlier in this thread somebody mentioned his LOUD PIPES scare the shit out of deer. (Too late in the day to try to find it again.) While I hate loud pipes, just wondered if any of you have found...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 93,509
Posted By BCKRider
That last sentence may well be true. I once...

That last sentence may well be true. I once received only a warning ticket on the bike because on a short trip into town for gas I didn't wear my riding pants, felt half naked, rode a bit slower,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 35,648
Posted By BCKRider
Dave, I think you are one of a small, but very...

Dave, I think you are one of a small, but very exemplary part of the riding population. The stereotypes of sport bikers, Goldwing riders, Harley riders, and BMW riders are well known - and, from my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By BCKRider
Your first paragraph is correct except for the...

Your first paragraph is correct except for the fact that the guy in the van was a very experienced rider, and I was not. He was renting us the bikes.

Second paragraph; yes I was a wuss. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By BCKRider
Sneaky Deep Gravel

A few years ago I returned home from a week-long trip that featured not a single scary moment - until I was a mile from home. The township decided it was time to repair the pretty bad asphalt while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4,740
Views: 254,679
Posted By BCKRider
I try to remember, every time I get on/in my...

I try to remember, every time I get on/in my bicycle, motorcycle or car, that I am completely responsible for my own safety - and must do my best to not jeopardize the safety of any other road users...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,350
Posted By BCKRider
I gave up night riding several years ago, and...

I gave up night riding several years ago, and frankly would like to give up night driving which I find discomfiting. On the bike, I found it much harder to maintain my intended line, to tell whether...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,350
Posted By BCKRider
After recently reading a book "The Last Gun"...

After recently reading a book "The Last Gun" published in 2012 I think I have to quarrel with you first paragraph. A few memorable things stand out from my reading of this book from the library:
1....
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