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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 04:41 PM
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:evil

:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 05:18 AM
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Views: 9,851
Posted By steve68steve
fixt

fixt
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,876
Posted By steve68steve
lol- just thought of a funny "hanging" story: ...

lol- just thought of a funny "hanging" story:

There is a tight set of curves nearby - a tiny little "dragon" with about 8 hard turns in maybe 1 mile or something. In the car with my wife one day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,876
Posted By steve68steve
Ignoring tire geometry/ design (contact patch...

Ignoring tire geometry/ design (contact patch size/ shape and rubber compound leaned vs. upright), when leaned going around a curve, there is a centrifugal acceleration directed out from from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,876
Posted By steve68steve
The more you lean towards the inside, the less...

The more you lean towards the inside, the less the bike has to. The more the bike has to lean, the less traction (and therefore braking) it will have.

I hang off a lot more on a road with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,746
Posted By steve68steve
I had a job once with 2 big choke points on the...

I had a job once with 2 big choke points on the way home. It eventually became clear that if I left at 3:30, I would get home at 4:15. If I left at 3:50, I'd get home at the same time but not have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,746
Posted By steve68steve
My 12 miles is 100% heavily traveled 2 lane/ no...

My 12 miles is 100% heavily traveled 2 lane/ no passing anywhere.

That takes me thru 9 traffic lights, 7 stop signs, 8 yield/ right-of-way issues, 2 merges, and 3 areas with heavy slowing for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,746
Posted By steve68steve
I tried to think like this, but it's just wrong. ...

I tried to think like this, but it's just wrong. I have only a 12 mile commute. IME, it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending solely on the behavior of other drivers.

That 30...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,216
Posted By steve68steve
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100992...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1009922
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By steve68steve
Check out this site (http://cycle-ergo.com/).

Check out this site (http://cycle-ergo.com/).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 05:38 AM
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Views: 2,031,936
Posted By steve68steve
Yeah, Europeans aren't like that at all. ...

Yeah, Europeans aren't like that at all.

Here's the proof. (http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/its-thanksgiving-so-we-asked-some-brits-to-label-the-us-stat)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,551
Posted By steve68steve
AFAIK, even civilizations which last a long time...

AFAIK, even civilizations which last a long time (1000+ years), seem to only be 'continuous' in that the descendants of the original people live in the same geographical area. Forms of government,...
Forum: Beasts 11-28-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,678
Posted By steve68steve
For day trips and a slight savings, I'd take the...

For day trips and a slight savings, I'd take the 2014 Vee over a 2013 S10.

For daily use, long trips, or more abusive off-pavement, I'd take the 2013 S10 even at a slight upcharge.

I think the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,551
Posted By steve68steve
Somewhere I saw a little stanza about how society...

Somewhere I saw a little stanza about how society cycles thru the same old story over and over. I don't remember the source, and google is not helping me. It's something like:

From slavery to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,602
Posted By steve68steve
Oh, same with bikes themselves: I can pick...

Oh, same with bikes themselves:

I can pick up some uber-cheap, clapped-out, basket case to save money. If I can DIY, it will still cost $ (and maybe some investment in tools, lifts, etc.), and if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,602
Posted By steve68steve
Personally, I've re-learned the lesson, "poor...

Personally, I've re-learned the lesson, "poor people can't afford to buy cheap stuff."
I tried to cheap out on motorcycling. I ultimately saw gear failing/ coming apart, not being waterproof, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,551
Posted By steve68steve
I'd add "terrain" and "infrastructure" to rule...

I'd add "terrain" and "infrastructure" to rule out bicycling for all but the bionic-legged and foolhardy near me. Also, "winter."

Distance = long commutes, public transportation choices...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,301
Posted By steve68steve
It's just an echo at this point, but I think...

It's just an echo at this point, but I think "challenge, " or "overcoming" is the nature of adventure.

There's nothing wrong with "vacation" or a "road trip," but they are to relax, not challenge....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,507
Posted By steve68steve
+1 This is almost a direct quote from my...

+1

This is almost a direct quote from my brain.

I know "Yamaha" people, have heard nothing but good things about their reliability, and I will own a Tenere by Spring.
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,703
Posted By steve68steve
I am also 6'5". Anyone see a pattern here? ...

I am also 6'5".

Anyone see a pattern here?

___

I did recently ride the Triumph Explorer for the first time. It costs more, fits worse, and I'd have issues with dealer network and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 12:55 AM
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Posted By steve68steve
...and vice-versa, IME. :wink:

...and vice-versa, IME. :wink:
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,703
Posted By steve68steve
As I said earlier, I think this is exactly the...

As I said earlier, I think this is exactly the reason they don't sell. It's the "real deal" out-of-the-box RTW bike. That means it's a different machine with different design goals. The fact that...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,703
Posted By steve68steve
The discounted S10's near me seem to be flying...

The discounted S10's near me seem to be flying out of the dealerships.

After months of comparing bikes and reading reviews, the recent discounting has finally gave me the kick I needed... but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-08-2014, 07:38 PM
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Posted By steve68steve
You're welcome. ;) At the time I dropped...

You're welcome. ;)

At the time I dropped that, I commented that it was a set up for a potential "longest move possible". I don't think anyone took the bait.
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,703
Posted By steve68steve
Stark, do you have multiple bikes? If so, what...

Stark, do you have multiple bikes? If so, what else are you riding?... I'll bet you don't have an FZ-07, or 250 Ninja. ;)
...

A big standard with a shaft and 1200cc? Yep... I'm in...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,703
Posted By steve68steve
No doubt. I bet the vast majority of such riders...

No doubt. I bet the vast majority of such riders are over 6' tall, over 200#, tho.
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,703
Posted By steve68steve
I've noticed this, too: guys with mutliple bikes...

I've noticed this, too: guys with mutliple bikes are more judgemental of the big ADV bikes.
The big ADV is by its very nature a compromise... jack of all trades=master of none. Of course a...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 57,703
Posted By steve68steve
I've thought this often, too: ADV is just "UJM". ...

I've thought this often, too: ADV is just "UJM".

Was there a neutral, standard, mid-control bike for sale in the US that was NOT a DS/ ADV "purpose-built" bike - before Triumph brought the retro...
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,345
Posted By steve68steve
I went thru this thought process for months. I...

I went thru this thought process for months. I settled on the BMW. Then I looked at some older/ higher-mileage GS's, took another long look at the money and came back around to the S10.

I think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 33,696
Posted By steve68steve
I don't think the guy who poo-pooed the squids...

I don't think the guy who poo-pooed the squids was affiliated with the shop that burned down. Different shop, same town? Can any locals confirm?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,746
Posted By steve68steve
Here, too: the left/passing lane will have a...

Here, too: the left/passing lane will have a line of cars bumper-to-bumper for a half mile with the right lane wide open. I routinely get in the right lane and pass a long string of cars. It's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,746
Posted By steve68steve
Yesterday I was on a two-lane country road...

Yesterday I was on a two-lane country road approaching a cross-street on the right-hand side. The intersecting street is controlled by a stop sign. I noticed a car approaching the stop and assumed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,746
Posted By steve68steve
!

Always been so here: a few flashes means, "I'm giving you permission to go ahead." In my mind I always add "don't dawdle about it, either!" If someone flashed me and then came flying at me as I...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 67,587
Posted By steve68steve
Hmmm... ...

Hmmm...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AamsLvrHlmw/Uf5RIxbo5TI/AAAAAAAACH0/1PHqRZ4Ygj0/s320/IMG_2648.JPG

I think this was in Woodford SP, but it could be Molly Stark SP, VT.
Those are the only two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 33,696
Posted By steve68steve
There're two videos posted/linked in this thread:...

There're two videos posted/linked in this thread:

In the first one, squids don't pull over for a CHP moto cop - they are idiots for disregarding the LEO.

In the other, squids at the front of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By steve68steve
I got an EZ Pass FOR the bike... I keep meaning...

I got an EZ Pass FOR the bike... I keep meaning to add the car and truck but I can't remember my password.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,746
Posted By steve68steve
Your viewpoint sounds un-American. :| Also,...

Your viewpoint sounds un-American. :|

Also, you are suggesting someone exercise their right to move away from a situation where their rights are being infringed. That's a bit of contradiction,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-12-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,586
Posted By steve68steve
I thought the idea was to carry a sufficiently...

I thought the idea was to carry a sufficiently powerful caliber so as to not need to hit a vital organ.

A 50cal will stop a bear no matter where it hits, for example.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12,619
Views: 1,010,888
Posted By steve68steve
Good Grab at: Collis Truck Parts 3146 W...

Good Grab at:

Collis Truck Parts
3146 W Dannersville Rd
Northampton, PA
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 469,746
Posted By steve68steve
Years ago, I was carpooling across NJ to work in...

Years ago, I was carpooling across NJ to work in the passenger seat. Half asleep, I looked out the window at a car overtaking us on my side (we were in the center of 3 lanes EB). Something didn't...
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