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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,339
Posted By Mat
In Switzerland they do. Sometimes in large road...

In Switzerland they do. Sometimes in large road blocks where they check everyone. They usually find a few burglars, maybe a stolen car and some drugs. Plus drunk drivers, and illegal modifications to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,339
Posted By Mat
I guess I did :shog Sorry about that. Probably...

I guess I did :shog
Sorry about that. Probably I spent too much time in the cartoon of the day thread

For some people this discussion is about profiling I guess. Still don't see what is so bad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,339
Posted By Mat
Oh for god's sake stop that talk about tyrannical...

Oh for god's sake stop that talk about tyrannical governments in the US.You are far from that. Get your head out of your arse and look around in the world and get a perspective.

Motorcycle checks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,339
Posted By Mat
:dunno Getting mighty defensive here, aren't...

:dunno
Getting mighty defensive here, aren't we?

Oh and thanks for your creative history lesson. Can't really say my grandparents saw much of yours except that one time yours accidentally bombed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,339
Posted By Mat
I am not talking about this. Rather about crying...

I am not talking about this. Rather about crying as soon as you get some of the medicine people in certain areas live with day in day out. In the same country. There are worse problems to cry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,339
Posted By Mat
Interesting and amusing to read all the...

Interesting and amusing to read all the wannabe-anarchists and coat pocket lawyers shaping up their tinfoil hats :lol3

I think you have bigger threats to your freedom and liberty than roadside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 24,862
Posted By Mat
To continue the side-topic, I would like to...

To continue the side-topic, I would like to mention some output numbers:

very large, modern windmill: 6 MW
normal, large windmill: 1 MW
average real output: 15-30% of theoretical max, due to too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 24,862
Posted By Mat
I sure hope that this happens without the need of...

I sure hope that this happens without the need of blackouts and collapsing grids first...

A large part of energy-saving technology uses electricity, not only cars and bikes. Demand is only going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mat
Yeah I know, if you didn't do anything you don't...

Yeah I know, if you didn't do anything you don't have to worry, yadda yadda. Heard that before throughout history. That cameras reduce crime is highly disputed. Besides, CCTV has not much to do with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 700
Views: 146,979
Posted By Mat
Thanks for the Gripstud info. They look like they...

Thanks for the Gripstud info. They look like they are the same as the Aerostich studs (which seem to be the same as the Touratech ones...).

How is your pattern working out? I noticed that having...
Forum: Europe 01-09-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,351
Posted By Mat
I know, right? So many overlays to play with... ...

I know, right? So many overlays to play with...

And nice to meet some fellow map-nerds :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,966
Posted By Mat
Not to mention little annoyances like all these...

Not to mention little annoyances like all these opportunities to stub your toe on all these truly immovable little objects, hitting your head on a sharp metal corner at just that height, etc. In...
Forum: Europe 01-07-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,351
Posted By Mat
I still use classic Google Maps, mainly because...

I still use classic Google Maps, mainly because my computer can handle it better and also because they have undistorted satellite pictures.

Then again it also pays off using Google Earth for route...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mat
I see the benefit, but why the sudden need? We...

I see the benefit, but why the sudden need? We rode for over a hundred years without and were mostly fine.

In my opinion the cost of ever increasing surveillance outweigh the rare or perceived...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 24,862
Posted By Mat
Ever seen a football game (the one where they...

Ever seen a football game (the one where they play ball with their feet, not hands)*? Nothing happens and granted, sometimes the only thing you hear is the thump.......thump....... of the ball being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By Mat
Yeah great, soon every step we take will be on a...

Yeah great, soon every step we take will be on a memory stick (and every not-quite-legal pass, et cetera). The lawyers rejoice.

These things should be banned and reserved for police.

:gerg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
The auto-dip could be faster I also think so. But...

The auto-dip could be faster I also think so. But still better than people forgetting every now and then, this leaves me blinded for quite a while. Maybe I am getting old.

Here we have lights on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
Volvo has it solved best imo. Lights - if on -...

Volvo has it solved best imo. Lights - if on - stay on until ignition is off. I never have to turn them off and don't have to think about them. They are on when the engine is on. If needed, they can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
Didn't try to be negative. Sorry if it came over...

Didn't try to be negative. Sorry if it came over like that. However, do I understand correctly that you are trying to tell me that there is less space in US cities to build roundabouts than in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 23,758
Posted By Mat
Got off easy??? Yes she was stupid for stopping...

Got off easy??? Yes she was stupid for stopping there, but then her car was hit by a speeding biker who would have lost his driving license over here if he was caught speeding like that. He didn't go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
In many parts of the world, including all of...

In many parts of the world, including all of Europe, it works just fine. Don't see why the US would be any different. People can look without stopping, no problem. Sometimes it is better to stop, if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 61,143
Posted By Mat
Well that was an amusing yet foreseeable turn in...

Well that was an amusing yet foreseeable turn in this thread :D

What did we learn? Apparently Harley sells at least 51% of all bikes larger than 900cc or something, and almost 100% of all bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
hence right-of-way rules cost less than a four...

hence
right-of-way rules cost less than a four way stop. If I am not mistaken, those basically already exist anyways: The vehicle coming from the right has the right of way. Easier to handle, too....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,966
Posted By Mat
:nod ...

:nod
http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/12.12/traffic.html

The word is slowly being spread. I believe this principle can also be applied to many other areas of safety management.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
4-way stops are a stupid invention; roundabouts...

4-way stops are a stupid invention; roundabouts or simple right-of-way rules are more efficient and don't require constant stop-and-go.

Still have to stop! If one person just sails through, that...
Forum: Europe 12-15-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,351
Posted By Mat
I tend to just randomly ride around in Jura. Look...

I tend to just randomly ride around in Jura. Look up a few places you would like to see on the way and then trust for example Google to find random little roads that are actually legal to ride. There...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
Let me recap. You laugh from joy when you ride...

Let me recap. You laugh from joy when you ride the Autobahn in heavy traffic (while not being allowed to pass on the right).

:huh





:hide
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 61,143
Posted By Mat
Ooooh, the evil foreigners. Always handy...

Ooooh, the evil foreigners. Always handy scapegoats for everything. Don't you just love it.

Looking forward to hear your whining when these same immigrants become wealthy enough through hard work...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
Well I guess then the problem is not with the...

Well I guess then the problem is not with the lights but the lack of driver's training. Better start there than introducing measures that piss off drivers and make traffic more dangerous for all.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
I still don't believe the "most of the world...

I still don't believe the "most of the world likes to surprise their drivers with a sudden green" statement. Might be hard to find data though. Then again, it doesn't matter as countdowns should be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
That is just a BS claim with no factual...

That is just a BS claim with no factual background.

I think countdowns are an excellent idea. Lets people plan ahead and leads to less rush decisions, better traffic flow, and most importantly,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 28,567
Posted By Mat
Hm weird this seems no problem here. The public...

Hm weird this seems no problem here. The public is not opposed to bikes while many filter, even though it is illegal.

My advice is to untwist your panties. Every squid lane-splits and filters, so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
Yellow means red will follow, red and yellow...

Yellow means red will follow, red and yellow means green is following over here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,835
Posted By Mat
Scooters can mount proper Winter tires with...

Scooters can mount proper Winter tires with siping and all. That helps a lot.

http://www.fwr.co.uk/product/continental-move-365-scooter-winter-tyre

All I know is that when there is ice on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,835
Posted By Mat
Once it is ice or very hard packed snow,...

Once it is ice or very hard packed snow, absolutely. If the snow is soft and deep enough however (such as when you are one of the first on the road), they never get a chance to touch the ice below....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
Whether providing the opportunity to go through...

Whether providing the opportunity to go through on yellow is the idea or not, does not really matter. You only get fined if you cross on red here. Red light cameras aren't adjusted for tolerance,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,835
Posted By Mat
Studs don't help much in the snow if they also...

Studs don't help much in the snow if they also have to work on asphalt. Tire pattern is more important, and the Heidenau Scout Are not the best for that. If you had those. TKC80 are also not ideal,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
The key words being "You can enter the...

The key words being "You can enter the intersection" :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,618
Posted By Mat
Police corruption, that's what it is. :deal ...

Police corruption, that's what it is. :deal

Reading all this makes me almost glad there is no discussing with our inflexible police here. In return at least you always know what to expect.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,286
Posted By Mat
No it doesn't. You have to stop at red. ...

No it doesn't. You have to stop at red.

Maybe in Germany it is different than in the rest of the world?
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