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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By tigerboy
WV / VA on US 33 and US 250

I rode both those twisty routes to the Shenandoah Valley in VA. Went via US 33, returned via US 250.

I was going to do the Skyline Drive but figured it wasn't worth paying the toll, and then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,851
Posted By tigerboy
You're in L.A. I suggest you call TruTV and try...

You're in L.A. I suggest you call TruTV and try to get on their show to fight that ticket using that alibi. Let me know how it goes.

By the way, you remind me of this guy:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,365
Posted By tigerboy
My bike past is a...

My bike past is a http://www.christiansportbike.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/checkeredflag.gif one, and I don't mean winning races either.

First bike was a BMW R75/5. Thought it would be cool to go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,181
Posted By tigerboy
R.A.C. (Random Acts of Kindness)

This guy is a sharp rider. I have to confess I probably would have missed that situation. Not only to spot the lady in the power-chair but then to realize she needed help while paying attention to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-15-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 297
Posted By tigerboy
Florida Trip #3 : Daytona Beach, Fernandina, KSC up the coast along A1A

Here's my 3rd Florida Ride Report. Not quite a week long so it goes in the Day Trippin' folder.

This past January I managed to cover much of A1A from Vero Beach to Fernandina Beach up the...
Forum: Trials 06-28-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By tigerboy
Thumb :rofl he was getting a '5' , or a '3' if he...

:rofl he was getting a '5' , or a '3' if he paddled he way through without missing a turn or going off-course. So, I guess it averages out to a '4' :wink:

It was tough getting good shots of this...
Forum: Trials 06-23-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By tigerboy
Ohio Valley BSA / Trials Rally Ride Report

I just finished writing up my ride report for the Ohio Valley BSA / Trials Rally.

Not just the rally itself, also the trip there and back.

All on one page:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,842
Posted By tigerboy
Achilles Tendon ruptured, how soon before back on the bike?

I managed to rupture the Achilles tendon in my right foot a couple weeks ago, just running around the house. No, I wasn't out riding, nor doing anything cool, I was turning a corner, and it must...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 38,460
Posted By tigerboy
Back in Oct 2011, I was riding around Hartford...

Back in Oct 2011, I was riding around Hartford CT, on the Interstate (I think). It was after dark and lots of construction going on. I found myself riding in the coned-off lane and I was confused...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 313,330
Posted By tigerboy
I figured out how this guy crashed. He...

I figured out how this guy crashed.



He pissed off the Harley Gods who took 16 seconds to react.

There's enough dweebish noob air to his commentary to be strangely entertaining (to me).
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,091
Posted By tigerboy
Not ignorant. Speaking for themselves, not...

Not ignorant. Speaking for themselves, not others, my guess.

Having a bike that I can flat foot makes a huge comfort difference. I like to make frequent stops for photo-ops. My bike is fun to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 41,290
Posted By tigerboy
Between 6/19/2012 and 9/12/2012 (the time this...

Between 6/19/2012 and 9/12/2012 (the time this thread went dormant into the ADV abyss and was kicked back to life again) the most useful thing I found, bar none, was a nice roll of Gorilla-brand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,701
Posted By tigerboy
:nod :nod Because my life is at stake here. ...

:nod :nod Because my life is at stake here.



:nod

I wish I could stop my bike, pick up the butt, accelerate to the offending vehicle and toss it back inside their car, or if all their...
Forum: Racing 09-03-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By tigerboy
Steel City MX National 2012 Report

I was there, so here is my write-up with photos, posted to my website. Enjoy.

http://www.tigerboy.com/mx/steelcity2012/index.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,617
Posted By tigerboy
Perhaps the advice given here should be relayed...

Perhaps the advice given here should be relayed to this guy who rides to the gym I go to,

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/539008_4117583710981_1830816209_n.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,133
Posted By tigerboy
Not wasted at all. I have the firm belief that...

Not wasted at all. I have the firm belief that mechanics is ONLY learned by doing. At least for me it is. You can't learn by watching and reading alone. They are necessary but not sufficient. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,624
Posted By tigerboy
I usually make a right turn, then quickly make a...

I usually make a right turn, then quickly make a U-turn as soon as traffic allows, and now I have the green light.

In most cases this is possible and legal. In some cases with divided highways...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 635
Posted By tigerboy
Florida Trip #2 on the MZ Baghira

As the title says, documented here. 1 week trip in flatland Florida, January 2012.

http://www.tigerboy.com/mz/florida/2012/index.html

This Florida riding can't go on indefinitely. Eventually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,324
Posted By tigerboy
Wow, sounds like you've been to Vintage Days of...

Wow, sounds like you've been to Vintage Days of Mid Ohio for several years in a row. :deal I was disappointed last year that they only had 3 companies there (Kawasaki, Kymco and one other). The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 41,290
Posted By tigerboy
Now that's what I call a gr-r-reat find! ...

Now that's what I call a gr-r-reat find!

Most useful thing I've ever found while riding? Easy, the $73 or so in scattered cash I picked up alongside the road. To be fair, I was on my bicycle at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,386
Posted By tigerboy
Props to anyone who rides a DRZ to the airport to...

Props to anyone who rides a DRZ to the airport to pick someone up.

The responses so far generally affirm that riders get a better treatment on the West Coast vs. the East Coast :puke1. On the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,386
Posted By tigerboy
How many ride their bike to the airport and park there?

Well last week I did just that, but certainly not my first choice.

Of course I was driving to the PIT airport to catch a flight to ABQ. 3pm flight, I leave at 11pm, takes 2 hrs to get to PIT. No...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By tigerboy
Premium fuel necessary for 660cc MZ (Yamaha) Thumper

I ride an MZ Baghira. Same engine as the XT600 Yamaha Tenere. 660cc

For most of the 25,000 miles on my Baghira, I've been using regular. 87, which these days has 10% ethanol. Then, at about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,279
Posted By tigerboy
Prayers to the family that has lost their son. ...

Prayers to the family that has lost their son.





That could have been a contributing factor. The skill set for effectively riding in traffic is way different than that of riding or even...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,247
Posted By tigerboy
VMD Diminished but still a great event

I am back from Vintage Days 2011, and I sense the event is going rapidly downhill. :cry

Despite hearing everything bad, and nothing good about the event, I still find it very worthwhile, and I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By tigerboy
It was easy to shorten Ian Chadwicks essay to...

It was easy to shorten Ian Chadwicks essay to include only the parts about riding.



The rest is just a bunch of paragraphs on how much it sucks to drive, by comparison. Even with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 26,760
Posted By tigerboy
Maybe if helps if you blend in.

And I've been all over the state, never running into trouble.



I've been on it, and I haven't found it all that strange. Actually I remember it as a well paved road, much better than what I'm...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-12-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 627
Posted By tigerboy
WV hills to Ohio Valley Rust Belt + Vintage Trials

A week ago, I rode to attend the Ohio Valley BSA Club Vintage Trials weekend event. I took back roads there and back, exploring the hills of WV and then the Rust Belt of the Ohio Valley.

Check it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,043
Posted By tigerboy
Perhaps in some cases that is true but it isn't...

Perhaps in some cases that is true but it isn't in general. One thing, those speed ratings are very arbitrary and not consistent. I know of at least one case on US 19, the same highway, for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,043
Posted By tigerboy
Us 250 & wv 891

Yup, this one's a doozy (and I can't figure out how you guys embed the interactive map, so this fixed image will have to do):
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,309
Posted By tigerboy
Riding at night without a working headlight : stupidiotic

I'm going to get chewed out for this, but here goes nothing.

I'm on a trip to Eastern PA. I'm taking a round-about way to get there, hills of West Virginia followed by Maryland, Thurmont, MD-26...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,838
Posted By tigerboy
I meant to say the centre line is sacred, not...

I meant to say the centre line is sacred, not sanctimonious :doh



Glad it worked out for you. If you can make a sound judgment call that quick, more power to you.

What I usually see is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,838
Posted By tigerboy
Don't cross the centerline except to pass ?

I tried finding this subject in the forum, as I'm sure it's been discussed before, but the forum search function did not seem up to the task.

So at the risk of :dhorse here goes.

After...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,182
Posted By tigerboy
Nice video, but a couple things: This may...

Nice video, but a couple things:

This may seem too obvious, but why not pull over to the right then put your right foot on the sidewalk/curb when you stop?

What you could do, is motard out your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 31,022
Views: 7,503,607
Posted By tigerboy
Wow. Do helmet cams give that much of a...

Wow. Do helmet cams give that much of a look-down view of the road? I know if that's what helmet cam rider is really seeing in the corners (looking DOWN at the asphalt) he's going to have an...
Forum: Racing 03-29-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,535
Posted By tigerboy
Wow, the Video says the truck will go into...

Wow, the Video says the truck will go into forfeiture under Florida Law because it was used in a crime. That sucks because they missed their flight anyway (ironically I had made my flight from San...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,756
Posted By tigerboy
MZ Baghira is my dream bike.

Fly and Ride is one great way to go.

Saw an MZ Baghira at the Vintage Days of Mid Ohio flea market grounds. I sat on the bike, then I said "I want one of these" (my Triumph Tiger is too heavy...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 798
Posted By tigerboy
MZ Baghira ride in Florida to Key West

The ride to Key West usually ranks way up there in the motorcycle magazines.

Well, I finally did it, on an MZ Baghira. The adventure was grr-r-eat !

Check it out at Tigerboy.com, 5 day trip,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,526
Posted By tigerboy
What ? No MZ and no Baghira :eek1 Gotta...

What ? No MZ and no Baghira :eek1

Gotta do something about that.

1,000 miles ... is like ..... me riding down to Florida :huh

Okay, Bike Week, here I come. :ricky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,173
Posted By tigerboy
Everything on the bike needs to contribute to the functionality of the trip.

.... the gifts that you bring to people you stay with on your trip are thanks and gratitude.

Seriously, I've tried bringing gifts for people I expect to stay with and the logistics suck for...
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