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Forum: Face plant 08-13-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 978
Posted By dolomoto
Clavicle, still broken (malunion) after 9 years...

'Twas a sunny day in June, 2005. I was headed to a campout with my club (http://twinvalleyriders.com/) at Willville Bike Camp (http://www.willvillebikecamp.com/). My (then) 10yo daughter was a pax on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 276,540
Posted By dolomoto
Yesterday, the mower operators were a bit...

Yesterday, the mower operators were a bit lazy...it made it tough to "stay to the right"

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/kSqw57rNaIe_1KYWTSy7rr_RgmLaY7XPfqRyBxgyhtQ=w846-h695-no

The MUP was...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,187
Posted By dolomoto
CaveLake made it to Savannah, stayed a night and...

CaveLake made it to Savannah, stayed a night and continued northbound towards Deals Gap.

http://dolomoto.smugmug.com/People/Travelers/i-ZJqCXq3/0/M/IMG_20140809_215207929~2-M.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 276,540
Posted By dolomoto
Word. "The deputies were fully on board with...

Word.

"The deputies were fully on board with the idea that the best place for a group is in the lane. This is a huge change and represents a watershed in the way that law enforcement views...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 276,540
Posted By dolomoto
Last week on a 1 mile section of shoulderless,...

Last week on a 1 mile section of shoulderless, straight road (40 mph speed limit) that is marked for passing in both directions, a car pulled out to pass me. I was riding approx 2' from the white...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By dolomoto
Thanks for the info, that is reassuring. I'm...

Thanks for the info, that is reassuring. I'm tackling it this morning.
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By dolomoto
recenter mower deck spindle? (Snapper 1028)

Last week, I wasn't paying attention to the mower deck height and ran over a stump. The collision dented the deck enough for the blade to slice it open. I repaired the deck and replaced the blade....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 276,540
Posted By dolomoto
And sometimes, this happens. <iframe...

And sometimes, this happens.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Dvs3xrO9_gw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Personally, I think bicycles should ride fully...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,544
Posted By dolomoto
RTFC. Keep debriefs to one or two key...

RTFC.

Keep debriefs to one or two key points.

Adult learners do best by repetition and mimicking what they saw (perfect demo). Show up early...way early. I.E. class starts at 0700, the RC's...
Forum: Americas 07-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,586
Posted By dolomoto
When home, I carry. When traveling, I never...

When home, I carry.

When traveling, I never carry.

Too much hassle. And, when on a moto it's useless (by the time I realize I need it, the bad deal is done).

I've traveled over 300,000...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,250
Posted By dolomoto
I've had Shoei, HJC, Nolan, GMax, Arai, and...

I've had Shoei, HJC, Nolan, GMax, Arai, and Fulmer helmets.

I've been professionally fitted by Arai and their (old) Quantum II shape fits me best. The Arai helmets I've had (4) all kept their fit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 276,540
Posted By dolomoto
I'll assume that you are ignoring the fact that...

I'll assume that you are ignoring the fact that motorcyclists and cagers (in general) have large portions of their populations who also fail to do the same?

Here's a revelation:

Those cyclists...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 276,540
Posted By dolomoto
Most Over The Road (OTR) truckers get paid by...

Most Over The Road (OTR) truckers get paid by miles driven, not by time.

So, narrow road (shoulder is regardless as it's not part of the roadway).

Take a breath. Respect your fellow Humans....
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,720
Posted By dolomoto
For long days (>500 miles), I wear bicycle riding...

For long days (>500 miles), I wear bicycle riding shorts (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_563885_-1___[Ljava.lang.String;@3cdf3cdf). Coupled with my BeadRider...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,859
Posted By dolomoto
I bought a slightly used Motofizz Medium bag from...

I bought a slightly used Motofizz Medium bag from Flea Market and it came with a sil-nylon raincover. IIRC, I paid around $125 for it. With a DWR, the Motofizz bag is water resistant, with the...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By dolomoto
Nashbar.com, Louis Garneau shorts...

Nashbar.com, Louis Garneau shorts (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_563885_-1___[Ljava.lang.String;@3cdf3cdf).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 276,540
Posted By dolomoto
What did I miss? I watched the video, read...

What did I miss?

I watched the video, read the article. Exactly what were the cyclist doing that was illegal?

As for what a motorcyclist would get, well that discussion about being able to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 276,540
Posted By dolomoto
My boss, an otherwise well-reasoned man of good...

My boss, an otherwise well-reasoned man of good judgement, accused me of "riding aggressively" last year. When asked what I did that was "aggressive", he pointed out that I rode 2-3' off the white...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6,124
Views: 2,424,211
Posted By dolomoto
I have Wiggy's (http://wiggys.com/index.html)...

I have Wiggy's (http://wiggys.com/index.html) bags and highly recommend them. Pack down superbly and warmer than their ratings.
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6,124
Views: 2,424,211
Posted By dolomoto
http://dolomoto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-HNBAS...

http://dolomoto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2014-HNBAS-tour/i-HKdTSFV/0/L/IMG_3311-L.jpg

Right saddlebag: campstove and other cooking and related gear
Left saddlebag: clothes
Tankbag: camera,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 289,572
Posted By dolomoto
Left saddlebag had our clothes. Right saddlebag...

Left saddlebag had our clothes. Right saddlebag had campstove, food, etc.

Tankbag had tablet, books, camera, phones, chargers, etc.

This stuff fit in the Motofizz Medium camping bag:
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 289,572
Posted By dolomoto
We rode my C14 from Savannah to Newfoundland...

We rode my C14 from Savannah to Newfoundland (http://dolomoto.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=41437323&AlbumKey=CgQ4v6), and back.

As expected, the bike ran flawlessly.
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,214
Views: 137,987
Posted By dolomoto
IIRC, the distance a headlight (regardless of...

IIRC, the distance a headlight (regardless of bulb type) will produce light is entirely dependent on the reflector. You will have more light in the same area and may see objects at a greater distance...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7,518
Views: 401,541
Posted By dolomoto
The Coastal...

The Coastal (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23506174&postcount=666) Empire tag is right down the road near Midway. The CETOR is close to both Speeds Kitchen and Old School Diner...with...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,994
Posted By dolomoto
Skene Designs...

Skene Designs (http://www.lights.skenedesign.com/IQ_175.shtml) has some cool stuff.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 276,540
Posted By dolomoto
If there are more than a couple of cyclists...

If there are more than a couple of cyclists riding together, it is much safer for all road users for the cyclists to use a double paceline (or similar). Riding 2 abreast minimizes the length of the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-04-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By dolomoto
+1 on the older GPS units. I recently acquired a...

+1 on the older GPS units. I recently acquired a 2720 which accepts POI's (my 2610, will not). I use sites like Campfone.info (http://www.uscampgrounds.info/) for useful POI's.

The older Garmin...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,505
Posted By dolomoto
IMO, after a *ahem* few tickets I can say that I...

IMO, after a *ahem* few tickets I can say that I always came out ahead by showing up to court (most of the time). But, NEVER let the court date pass!. I never got the max penalty. It's important to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 289,572
Posted By dolomoto
IMO, the "yellow" of a halogen bulb is relatively...

IMO, the "yellow" of a halogen bulb is relatively close to the color of most yellow LED's. I think they are more different in person and tough for a camera to break out.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-03-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7,518
Views: 401,541
Posted By dolomoto
This weekend, I am headed to Newfoundland, so I...

This weekend, I am headed to Newfoundland, so I will be out of the game until mid July.
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 289,572
Posted By dolomoto
I've had a "City Light" out awhile, and the...

I've had a "City Light" out awhile, and the license plate light was out also. I noticed in the ZGGTR.org FAQ (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=1650.0) there was an LED alternative for the city...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7,518
Views: 401,541
Posted By dolomoto
That is Senor Allegra...

That is Senor Allegra (http://www.aerostich.com/mrhappy/photos/dolomoto-and-senor-allegra).
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-02-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7,518
Views: 401,541
Posted By dolomoto
It is in Savannah (well, a borough of Savannah)....

It is in Savannah (well, a borough of Savannah). It is on Livingston Avenue. I like to make it easy, this thread is about riding after all!
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 85,865
Posted By dolomoto
A few years ago at an AMA Race at Barber, a...

A few years ago at an AMA Race at Barber, a tremendous thunderstorm rolled thru during the night. The tent area looked like an apocalypse. Cheap tents and tents that were not staked out were...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7,518
Views: 401,541
Posted By dolomoto
New tag: ...

New tag:

http://dolomoto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Tag-O-Rama/i-FswXQBK/0/L/IMG_3010-L.jpg

It is not on the street it is named after although the first two words (of its four word name) do...
Forum: Americas 05-30-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 857
Posted By dolomoto
There's much to do and see in Savannah. The...

There's much to do and see in Savannah. The Historic District is always popular with some great restaurants...notably:

BBQ, downtown Savannah: Angels BBQ (http://www.angels-bbq.com/)

Coffee,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31,540
Views: 7,707,176
Posted By dolomoto
http://dolomoto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Concours-1...

http://dolomoto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Concours-14-pics/i-JRJbsgc/0/L/Deals%20Gap%20Aug%202010-L.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7,518
Views: 401,541
Posted By dolomoto
Tag! Armed Forces mural in Wrens, Ga. ...

Tag!
Armed Forces mural in Wrens, Ga.

http://dolomoto.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Tag-O-Rama/i-LwxtMK6/0/L/CA_05301410362475-L.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 289,572
Posted By dolomoto
I have a Chase Harper ...

I have a Chase Harper (http://chaseharper.com/)1560 which can be used as a backpack. To be used as such, it needs only another two straps and set of buckles.

CH has recently redesigned their...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,387
Posted By dolomoto
I recently discovered the Open Street Map...

I recently discovered the Open Street Map software and there appears to be a solution to update the maps for those of us who are hanging on to the 2610's.

Here's some info...
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