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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By mikem9
One of the things that I've always enjoyed about...

One of the things that I've always enjoyed about Advrider, is that as a whole folks tend to be more helpful and courteous than a lot of other internet forums. Typical Forums are full of rude macho...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,447
Posted By mikem9
I think it's simply an issue of we all have...

I think it's simply an issue of we all have different preferences. My buddy likes chocolate ice cream the best and I like strawberry. I read the reviews just to try to explain what I might feel on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By mikem9
Evermore: I found a work around for this three...

Evermore: I found a work around for this three letter limitation:

Use google and type: "search term or string" "site:advrider.com"

Example: "KTM 950 site:advrider.com"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By mikem9
Not at all. On the internet, behind this...

Not at all. On the internet, behind this keyboard and screen, I'm an invincible tough guy (like you). :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By mikem9
A subject that has been beaten to death.....

This is one of my 5 favorite sites on the internet. Since it's many years old, the subjects in most new posts have been discussed in the past. Here is a suggestion for those who may be irritated by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,660
Posted By mikem9
That's the issue that the guy mentioned that I...

That's the issue that the guy mentioned that I was referring to. The ability to adapte quickly and to be in the right position on the bike to deal with "street" circumstances.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,660
Posted By mikem9
OP here: Some clarification - when I posted...

OP here: Some clarification - when I posted this, I wasn't really looking for advice or training. Thanks for giving suggestions though. I was really looking to discuss the merits of what the racer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,660
Posted By mikem9
Best riding/cornering technique for street twisties?

And I put emphasis on "street" instead "track". The question is about "hanging-off" vs. staying up on the bike with a slight lean. Sure, for racing on a track - the most corner speed can be...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By mikem9
Bar Risers for Street Bikes

Who has added bar risers to your bike? Are you happy with the results? Any pics?

Do bar risers do anything to mess up handling geometry since they take some weight off the front wheel?

I have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30,368
Views: 2,299,651
Posted By mikem9
FYI - The John Penton movie is going to show in...

FYI - The John Penton movie is going to show in Alpharetta on July 9th if they get enough sign-ups: http://gathr.us/screening/8229

I'm going and so are several riding buddies. Come join us.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By mikem9
John Penton Movie in Alpharetta Ga.

Shout out for this. They have to get a certain number of tickets sold to show the movie. Here is the info: http://gathr.us/screening/8229

So far, several of my North Georgia riding buddies have...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 191,428
Posted By mikem9
That one I test drove was downright scary to me...

That one I test drove was downright scary to me and my 2 buddies on the Freeway - and we were only going between 65 and 80.
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 191,428
Posted By mikem9
I posted a post about a problem post #469. ...

I posted a post about a problem post #469.

"Today, a buddy asked me to accompany him to test ride the new 2014 BMW R1200RT. Another buddy also joined us. The dealer let us take the bike for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By mikem9
dhally - your comments point out some good info...

dhally - your comments point out some good info about expectations. Sounds like Sun Valley is kind of like Aspen in that regard. I have to be there for the wedding, so we might as well make the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By mikem9
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By mikem9
Sun Valley Idaho - Things to do & places to see?

I'm headed out to Sun Valley with my family for a wedding in July. My children are young adults or almost. They like adventure. They grew up riding dirt bikes.

I don't know much about Sun...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 17,870
Posted By mikem9
Good stuff OP. Thanks for posting.

Good stuff OP. Thanks for posting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,737
Posted By mikem9
Dirt Bikes - Too Much Work?

Like most of you, I love riding a motorcycle. At various times throughout life, I've enjoyed aspects of tinkering on them. I'm glad to know enough about the mechanical side of bikes to keep them...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 191,428
Posted By mikem9
I'm not sure what the "load" setting was set on. ...

I'm not sure what the "load" setting was set on. I wasn't aware of that feature. We only changed the "Hard, medium and soft" setting. The bike had empty luggage and the three of us weighed...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 191,428
Posted By mikem9
Test Ride Problem with New 2014 BMW R1200RT

Today, a buddy asked me to accompany him to test ride the new 2014 BMW R1200RT. Another buddy also joined us. The dealer let us take the bike for several hours and ride in the mountains. All three...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By mikem9
I like to do the same thing. I can visualize the...

I like to do the same thing. I can visualize the smell of coffee and an early morning in some cool little town.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By mikem9
Typically, I try to stay away from larger cities....

Typically, I try to stay away from larger cities. A few times I've enjoyed some of them, but the time of day/week is important. Like one time when a buddy and I decided to ride at early dawn on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,992
Posted By mikem9
Exploring & Enjoying Towns

I enjoy getting out on the open road on a motorcycle, especially twisty mountain roads in the East and the sweepers and open views in the West. On one hand, I like to get away from people. But,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By mikem9
Soundproof foam to a helmet?

Has anyone tried to add some soundproof foam to a helmet for noise reduction?
Ear plugs are annoying and I forget to put them in sometimes. After shooting guns one day and wearing the ear muffs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,212
Posted By mikem9
?? I'm the OP and I posted an article. The...

?? I'm the OP and I posted an article. The article wasn't about me fyi, although I did have a case of compartment syndrome at one time.

Good riding all!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,642
Posted By mikem9
Hapbob - thanks for your service to our country...

Hapbob - thanks for your service to our country and all the best with your new ride!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By mikem9
Good to get a local perspective from a forum...

Good to get a local perspective from a forum member.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By mikem9
I have some of that feeling also. In doing some...

I have some of that feeling also. In doing some studying about these groups, it's keeping a lot kids out of gangs. There may be some good coming out of this kind of thing - at least they are out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By mikem9
Interesting Article: ...

Interesting Article: http://www.vice.com/read/the-wheelying-dirt-bike-gangs-of-baltimore-twelve-o-clock-boyz-lofty-nathan
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,479
Posted By mikem9
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,048
Posted By mikem9
What kind of motivated me to write this post, is...

What kind of motivated me to write this post, is that I was reading a thread where 3 guys were adventuring to South America. One was riding a BMW F800 GS, one was on a BMW country 650 and one was on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,048
Posted By mikem9
Ha! how did you know? I changed my original...

Ha! how did you know? I changed my original wordy post.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,048
Posted By mikem9
Big bikes vs. Small Bikes

Let's discuss the trade offs of big bikes vs. small bikes during true Adventure travel, where a lot of rough dirt roads are involved.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,736
Posted By mikem9
OK - here is a hypothetical question to consider....

OK - here is a hypothetical question to consider. Let's say a study was done, where they took 100 mid level hare scrambles and enduro racers and split the group 50/50.

First they let all 100...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,736
Posted By mikem9
Cool bike Gummee! ! I saw a friend tonight...

Cool bike Gummee! !

I saw a friend tonight who is a racer. He just won a 40+ class regional series in both the Hare Scrambles and Enduro. I asked him about mountain biking and skills carry over....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,736
Posted By mikem9
Riding a bicycle for off road motorcycle fitness and skills

I put this thread here, instead of sports, because the discussion is more about riding a bicycle for improving motorcycling.

How many of you ride a bicycle for offroad or racing fitness? Do you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By mikem9
Improving Street Skills with Dirt Riding

Motor Trend Channel TV episode on dirt school for street skills. Thought it was pretty interesting. (Not trying to make plug for his school - I live in Georgia)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 16,747
Posted By mikem9
Where do you live Montaque?

Where do you live Montaque?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,597
Posted By mikem9
A few years back, I was a partner in a hands-on...

A few years back, I was a partner in a hands-on defensive driving school for newer drivers (cars/trucks). During that time we studied defensive driving techniques and driving crash statistics. We...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 16,747
Posted By mikem9
Did ATV's ruin land access for Dirt Bikers?

Was talking with an old Forest Ranger one day. He said that ATV's are what really ruined it for dirt bikers. "They are easier to ride and and a lot of them like tearing up stuff. We would see them...
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