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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,210
Posted By dwoodward
Do you have a STOP sign at each entrance to a...

Do you have a STOP sign at each entrance to a roundabout there?


Think of 4-way intersection w/o stop signs as a roundabout without the round. Much of inner SE Portland (OR) and I suspect many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,110
Posted By dwoodward
Out riding around looking for houses. Stopped in...

Out riding around looking for houses. Stopped in a driveway, put left foot down just like the MSF tells you to do. WTF, no ground? Busy looking for the address, I'd failed to read that the driveway...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
To wit: David has joined Lee's team for this...

To wit: David has joined Lee's team for this project and will be moving to CA himself. (He outed that on BARF...)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
You should qualify that "we" thing. What's...

You should qualify that "we" thing.

What's your favorite method of caffeine consumption? You're going to need to stock up if you're going to keep up with Ax... I want to buy stock in the company.
Forum: Vendors 12-18-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 122,277
Posted By dwoodward
Got mine! First thought: it's surprisingly heavy...

Got mine! First thought: it's surprisingly heavy for it's size...

I'll make an effort to get out to the garage this weekend. Need to take the T800 down for a valve check anyway, so I'll have the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,110
Posted By dwoodward
(Hijack) I, on the other hand, find it...

(Hijack)

I, on the other hand, find it easier to hold the clutch steady and use the throttle as needed. Same effect, different technique.


You may be relieved to know that as of BRC2014, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By dwoodward
Gotcha. So go read PT Rider's post. You can make...

Gotcha. So go read PT Rider's post. You can make an Aiflrow-like addition. You can also make sub-brackets to alter the windshield's natural position, steeper or less steep. (Is your goal to get out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,128
Posted By dwoodward
All that kid needed was "look where you want to...

All that kid needed was "look where you want to go" and "press to lean"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By dwoodward
OP's a new[ish] rider. I think you just made his...

OP's a new[ish] rider. I think you just made his brain melt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By dwoodward
What have you on the left handlebar- it looks...

What have you on the left handlebar- it looks like an antenna, but maybe an extendable light of some sort?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By dwoodward
CalSci... ...

CalSci...

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/CB500prod.html

http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/CB500/CB500Xa.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,128
Posted By dwoodward
Seriously, you think that'd help? Get him to...

Seriously, you think that'd help?

Get him to a basic class first- then he'd have the knowledge (if not yet the skill) to understand a track-based class.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,210
Posted By dwoodward
Five bucks says they're not from around there. ...

Five bucks says they're not from around there.

Yellow light enforcement behavior is not consistent across the country- in some states you're good as long as the light is still yellow when you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
Clearly I haven't seen that application. The...

Clearly I haven't seen that application.

The certifying body can revoke certification if you fail to maintain the standards they set for certification. This is not news and does not make you their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
I imagine part of the (percieved) problem is the...

I imagine part of the (percieved) problem is the great variability in quality of training across the state.

I thought you worked for your local contractor- is it being certified your worried...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,428
Posted By dwoodward
Take it up with your fellow California riders-...

Take it up with your fellow California riders- That's the group that seems to be pretty much against it. I'm in Oregon, I don't have a dog in the hunt.

I do know that to get law enforcement to buy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,428
Posted By dwoodward
That makes you approximately the only Californian...

That makes you approximately the only Californian rider in favor of it; Even those who believe it's a well intentioned gesture the same as you, most generally seem to believe that if it passes, it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
Yeah- I think those slugs actually have an...

Yeah- I think those slugs actually have an accelerator pump in the carb, so twisting the throttle will load it up with gas the way most (furrin) bikes won't. I do not miss the CB250s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,428
Posted By dwoodward
They're working on it (again). ...

They're working on it (again).

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/15-16/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_51_bill_20141201_introduced.pdf
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,428
Posted By dwoodward
It's not the LEOs you have to worry about- it's...

It's not the LEOs you have to worry about- it's Joe Citizen calling up their state senator and saying OMG, did you see this, how can you allow it?

And thanks to GoPro and YouTube, the f'idiot that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
I don't mean to imply it's common- but it's...

I don't mean to imply it's common- but it's happened.

Our first exercise is a basic "find the clutch, squeeze it in, ease it out. OK, now the shifter, lift up, press down, good OK..." We take...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,210
Posted By dwoodward
That would be "closer than 2 seconds" (~120 feet,...

That would be "closer than 2 seconds" (~120 feet, 2 seconds would be ~180 feet) but not close enough to get any benefit from drafting the vehicle ahead, which would be a better way to get better fuel...
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 1,262
Views: 122,277
Posted By dwoodward
Just as a friendly warning- your grips will melt...

Just as a friendly warning- your grips will melt long before that 15A circuit trips. DAHIK... half that is still too much.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
Interesting. Of course, that's nothin'. In Oregon...

Interesting. Of course, that's nothin'. In Oregon we're all Oregon State University employees, so we have that plus we're mandatory reporters for abuse and have to have full background checks...

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
Good point. Again, it would be interesting to...

Good point. Again, it would be interesting to know how this plays out in Idaho (assuming the Idaho STAR curriculum is as stringent as the Lee Parks mystery course supposedly will be).[/QUOTE]...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By dwoodward
As a solution, it's absolutely ridiculous. As an...

As a solution, it's absolutely ridiculous. As an experiment, I think it was pretty valuable- it demonstrated why a cell phone conversation is different than a passenger.

Happens that Boy Child was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By dwoodward
Use it for what purpose? Talk on the phone?...

Use it for what purpose?

Talk on the phone? The way Sena interfaces with my android, dialing is virtually as useless as my nipples are, so I've given up on that.

Talking to a pillion or other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By dwoodward
Theoretically, it can be; in practice, all the...

Theoretically, it can be; in practice, all the research says otherwise. The majority of people won't apply the correct priority to the separate tasks of "driving" and "talking on phone".

That...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By dwoodward
The audio at the URL above explains the...

The audio at the URL above explains the difference, and the experiment they did pretty much proves it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,210
Posted By dwoodward
Ooh- you guys got stuck with that one? Oregon ...

Ooh- you guys got stuck with that one? Oregon voters gave an overhwhelming NO on that last month.



Here's the thing. A cop pulls over someone who is here illegally but has a driver's card. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,210
Posted By dwoodward
1 Right of way. Stop signs, merge lanes,...

1 Right of way. Stop signs, merge lanes, driveways, left turns, pedestrians, the whole thing. To go with this, "Keep right except to pass" and/or "slow vehicles use turnouts", as appropriate. Most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
Yes, "CMSP approved". The question is- are there...

Yes, "CMSP approved". The question is- are there *any* that aren't MSF?

Note that MSF is (until end of year) curriculum provider and program administrator, but NOT course provider-that's all (or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
I didn't know Idaho got those too. Don't know if...

I didn't know Idaho got those too. Don't know if I can lay hands on mine- but I expect another round to go out in CA shortly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,808
Posted By dwoodward
Washington state law; any construction zone that...

Washington state law; any construction zone that may pose a hazard to motorcycles are required by law to have that sign. The penalty for failing to sign, and a motorcycle crashses, is huge- so they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
Oregon and Idaho only. Illinois had the BRT and...

Oregon and Idaho only. Illinois had the BRT and taught both for a period, but after the lawsuit settlement decided to take the path of least resistance.

INCORRECT, but a common belief. The BRT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
That's... amusing. Because paper on a wall is,...

That's... amusing. Because paper on a wall is, IME, a very unreliable predictor of how good an instructor someone can be- and quite a lot of people who are most passionate about this sort of thing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
Has anyone read the actual bid language and...

Has anyone read the actual bid language and verified that that is exactly what it says? Even if it is- and I'm not saying I have any reason to doubt it- there has GOT to be a story behind such a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
OK, I knew more than I thought I did. This was...

OK, I knew more than I thought I did. This was attached to the email I got this morning- I guess I should slow down and read everything. It went out fairly publicly- that is, at least, to every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
David- You know what I do, possibly more....

David-

You know what I do, possibly more. I'm getting my news second (or third) hand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,381
Posted By dwoodward
Update... Stacy Axmaker will be leaving the Idaho...

Update... Stacy Axmaker will be leaving the Idaho STAR program to help head-up the transition in California.

Idaho is the other rebel state- they adopted then modified TEAM Oregon's BRT to their...
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