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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 9,513
Posted By BCKRider
You are exactly right. Some years ago I am in my...

You are exactly right. Some years ago I am in my car (thank God, not on the bike) and am the lead car in a left turn lane on a 4-lane highway where it goes through a small city. I stop at the line,...
Forum: Face plant 12-04-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,727
Posted By BCKRider
I am definitely an ATGATT rider with two crashes...

I am definitely an ATGATT rider with two crashes to date, and neither close to home. The first one, which I still don't understand, I seemingly levitated from the bike. Two dime size holes in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 9,513
Posted By BCKRider
1. Tailgating can usually be handled. Pass if...

1. Tailgating can usually be handled. Pass if possible to get a better driver behind you. If that is not an option, gradually slow down to increase your distance from the vehicle ahead of you. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,924
Posted By BCKRider
Market hunting deer

I read with great interest the article in the November ON by Dr. Lee Foote on motorcycle-deer collisions. While I question some of his statistics (over a million deer hit in the US in 2010 but only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By BCKRider
Market hunting deer

I read with great interest the article in the November ON by Dr. Lee Foote on motorcycle-deer collisions. While I question some of his statistics (over a million deer hit in the US in 2010 but only...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCKRider
Thanks for the replies. Since I haven't mastered...

Thanks for the replies. Since I haven't mastered the art of partially quoting, please bear with me:

Vertical C - I was cresting a hill. The other rider was coming around a right-hand bend...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCKRider
Badjuju, I think it is pretty hard to prepare for...

Badjuju, I think it is pretty hard to prepare for sand in a passing lane when the road has been pristinely clean for 50 miles in either direction. I believe it was the outfit hired to brush the...
Forum: Face plant 11-15-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By BCKRider
What should I have done?

Back in 2008 I was on my way to the international BMW MOA international rally in Gillette, Wyoming. The crash happened on the Beartooth Pass road. This is a narrow twisting two-lane mountain road,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,725
Posted By BCKRider
The OP, if he is still reading this thread, must...

The OP, if he is still reading this thread, must have a hard time figuring out what he (as a new rider) should do in curves. Let me summarize what I think most posters would agree about for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,627
Posted By BCKRider
It's good to know that a few riders and drivers...

It's good to know that a few riders and drivers have this mentality about passing so it is not totally unexpected. The OP's situation has never happened to me on the bike, but once in my car. Two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,627
Posted By BCKRider
I can't believe I read all 31 pages - and I know...

I can't believe I read all 31 pages - and I know that says something pretty bad about me. But since I did, here is my reply. I think Snowbird did exactly the right thing (from his op) in pulling to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,036
Posted By BCKRider
I have the P3's and photon blasters, white...

I have the P3's and photon blasters, white helmet, brighter jacket. My feeling is that if you think of this stuff as any kind of replacement for skilled thoughtful riding, you shouldn't buy it. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,426
Posted By BCKRider
And we especially should not do that on our...

And we especially should not do that on our bikes. Squirrels and birds, don't even brake. Most will find a way out. Raccoons, porcupines, small dogs, etc., brake if you can before getting off the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,840
Posted By BCKRider
Stock mirrors on both cars and bikes vary A LOT. ...

Stock mirrors on both cars and bikes vary A LOT.

On one of our two cars I can adjust the stock side mirrors to eliminate the "blind spot" on either side. (The vehicle leaving my inside mirror...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,857
Posted By BCKRider
I believe my white bike, my low beam headlight,...

I believe my white bike, my low beam headlight, my front lighting on the lower front forks, my white helmet, my light colored jacket and SMIDSY swerving when appropriate all make me more noticeable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,249
Posted By BCKRider
For me, "no alcohol until the bike is parked for...

For me, "no alcohol until the bike is parked for the day" is the rule. I'm not good enough to give away any attention or capabilities.

I will have a drink or two (over several hours) before...
Forum: Face plant 08-17-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,693
Posted By BCKRider
I think the whole point of "Face Plant" is...

I think the whole point of "Face Plant" is sharing bad experiences so we learn something new or are reminded of something we know but don't always do.

The OP has stated he was going about 35...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9,892
Views: 2,028,518
Posted By BCKRider
Actually? (Sounds wrong; I believe you should...

Actually? (Sounds wrong; I believe you should have said "...discussion actually related to motorcycle topics?" Or perhaps "actually discussing...) Please correct me if I am wrong, and also check...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,857
Posted By BCKRider
Yes they do - but not too frequently. Drivers...

Yes they do - but not too frequently. Drivers that don't look can pull out in front of anything. Driver's that look but don't see will pull out in front of a motorcycle. I like to try to help the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,840
Posted By BCKRider
I too like blind spot mirrors on the bike and for...

I too like blind spot mirrors on the bike and for the reason mentioned that, with practice, it shortens the time your attention is not in the 10 -2 o'clock range. My stock mirrors show what is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,857
Posted By BCKRider
This is the post I most agree with. The folks...

This is the post I most agree with. The folks who believe black bikes, black helmets, and black leather jackets are just as safe as white/yellow helmets and brighter jackets, triangulated front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 32,102
Posted By BCKRider
On the bike or in my car, I have three priorities...

On the bike or in my car, I have three priorities in descending order: 1. arriving safely at my destination, 2. not getting speeding tickets, and 3. getting to my destination as quickly as I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 35,490
Views: 8,945,206
Posted By BCKRider
Thanks for your explanation of the rabbit/bear...

Thanks for your explanation of the rabbit/bear joke. Rabbit, of course, is referring to his own poop. Bear is asking politely if he may use him as toilet paper. (My interpretation on first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 422,005
Posted By BCKRider
I'm always amazed at riders who want to make "eye...

I'm always amazed at riders who want to make "eye contact" with other motorists. My corrected vision is still 20/20 but between my face shield and their windshield, doubt I could even see their eyes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 364,850
Posted By BCKRider
These videos tell me one thing: THESE ARE ROADS...

These videos tell me one thing: THESE ARE ROADS TO AVOID. Who in their right mind would ride a BICYCLE on roads that motorcyclists treat as a race track? Who in their right mind would ride a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,338
Posted By BCKRider
Can't believe I read this whole thread. ...

Can't believe I read this whole thread.

There may, in fact, be some urban freeway conditions where loud pipes are actually safer than stock pipes. A loud horn when someone is moving in on you,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,630
Posted By BCKRider
Tips that have worked well for me as an average...

Tips that have worked well for me as an average ability road rider:
1. Get your braking and down-shifting done while you are still vertical to the road, then lightly back on the gas as you counter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,504
Posted By BCKRider
It is always tough to know what exactly happened,...

It is always tough to know what exactly happened, but it DOES sound like the group of staggered riders were following too close to the vehicle in front of them. If the lead rider was in the left...
Forum: Face plant 04-20-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,641
Posted By BCKRider
Gee, I thought this thread was mostly about...

Gee, I thought this thread was mostly about avoiding parking lot crashes - not demeaning all women and debating the advisability of public flogging VS public beheading.

I strongly suspect (at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By BCKRider
Westside Rd. Claims another Couple

Westside Rd. (near Vernon in British Columbia, Canada) has been touted as one of the best MC roads in the province. It is narrow, curvy - takes less than an hour to ride, if the tourists aren't out...
Forum: Face plant 04-19-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,641
Posted By BCKRider
I think two posts that point out the danger of...

I think two posts that point out the danger of backing up in a parking lot really hit the nail on the head. MANY cages have very poor visibility to the rear - and mine (VW Passat) is one. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,114
Posted By BCKRider
Still no remarks about TV commentators not...

Still no remarks about TV commentators not suggesting the rider was a total jerk. (Some words can not be said on TV.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,449
Posted By BCKRider
Good point about riding what you can see. In my...

Good point about riding what you can see. In my neck of BC those "slow to" signs act as gear indicator signs. Most of the time I can go through the corner 50% above the indicated speed with ample...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,114
Posted By BCKRider
Crazy British rider praised on CBC

Just saw this on the CBC (Canadian) news - anyone able to provide the video? The video is from the crashing rider's camera. He passes another rider at high speed (they ride on the left side of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,206
Posted By BCKRider
Could we get back to the topic of passing over...

Could we get back to the topic of passing over the double yellow?

I have done it on rare occasion and can well imagine why people in certain states (California, for one) do it on roads where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,206
Posted By BCKRider
Care to explain that crash again? What I took...

Care to explain that crash again? What I took away from your previous posts is that you were passing uphill across a double yellow and hit a car coming from a side street to your left at the crest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,896
Posted By BCKRider
Lots of different advice - and that is good. ...

Lots of different advice - and that is good. Different bodies, different bikes, different goals require different solutions. My contribution:

1.EARPLUGS: Glad to see so many of you recommend...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,294
Posted By BCKRider
Hey man, I like you! 500,000 miles without a...

Hey man, I like you! 500,000 miles without a crash is something that beats me hands down. And you have figured out how to ride in cold weather. How does the T-shirt work in really hot weather? Is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,294
Posted By BCKRider
The thing about the gear you wear is that it...

The thing about the gear you wear is that it should be both physically and psychologically comfortable. The good thing about so much modern riding gear is that it meets both needs.

Except for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,746
Posted By BCKRider
Sort of on the topic

Well recall a trip back from Alberta to my home in BC on the bike a few years ago. This is a highway that is mostly one way in each direction, but with occasional passing lanes. When it isn't summer...
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