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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,819
Posted By tigerboy
Riding roads I know well, I can emphatically say...

Riding roads I know well, I can emphatically say that just rolling off the throttle (which virtually ALL of us do BEFORE we think about reaching for the brakes) is enough to upset the bike.

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,334
Posted By tigerboy
I'm with Windblown. Bad idea IMHO. During the...

I'm with Windblown. Bad idea IMHO. During the day it is pointless. During the night only when there's no oncoming traffic. Not only it's the law, but what such a person doesn't realize that when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,998
Posted By tigerboy
My answer to this is very simple. Sunny day...

My answer to this is very simple.

Sunny day or even overcast, need to get somewhere. I get on the bike, the thought of driving doesn't occur to me unless I have to haul stuff I can't carry on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,225
Posted By tigerboy
Concur. Big time. When in doubt, keep the revs...

Concur. Big time. When in doubt, keep the revs up. Otherwise you risk lugging the engine through a decreasing radius or elevating curve, or else having to downshift mid curve. When you're going...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-30-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
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, 02:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,815
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, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,605
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, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,373
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, 10:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 369
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
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, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,744
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, 12:43 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 39,723
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, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 368,817
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, 12:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,530
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, 01:02 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 53,175
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, 06:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,502
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
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, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,787
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, 10:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,573
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,797
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, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 692
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, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,506
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, 12:22 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 53,175
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, 01:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,131
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, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,131
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,529
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, 03:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,600
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, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
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, 10:39 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 28,135
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,157
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, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,157
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, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,428
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,111
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,111
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, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,862
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, 03:40 PM
Replies: 35,627
Views: 9,009,397
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, 05:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,836
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...
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