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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,099
Posted By Barry
Normally, on principle, I would not be supportive...

Normally, on principle, I would not be supportive at all for such scrutiny. Given the above statement, which is true I believe, I'm all for checkpoints that find 2 wheeled knuckleheads.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,437
Posted By Barry
Meh.... Cafe Racer trend is the new HD Pirate all...

Meh.... Cafe Racer trend is the new HD Pirate all over again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36,114
Views: 9,389,545
Posted By Barry
This...^^^

This...^^^
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,184
Posted By Barry
Heavily insure yourself for accident and death. ...

Heavily insure yourself for accident and death. You are then covered to live your life with no guilt.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,652
Posted By Barry
I'm a fan of variety. I need (want) a big street...

I'm a fan of variety. I need (want) a big street bike, naked hooligan street bike, track bike, dirt bike at a minimum. Possibly a variety of a couple of those.

I would not drop a large amount of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,224
Posted By Barry
This... I'm 51. Before starting track...

This...

I'm 51.

Before starting track days and racing (read: had little real skill) I had a ZX-9 and followed a bunch of ADVRiders to the Hot Springs Rally. I was working super hard to keep a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Barry
I attended in Delaware. Super fun, and you will...

I attended in Delaware. Super fun, and you will learn a lot. Falling is generally tucking the front and gently low-siding. Nobody had a bad getoff the entire two days I was there.

Great people,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,405
Posted By Barry
I was on my large Concours 1400 in...

I was on my large Concours 1400 in Fredericksburg, Va during the same quake. Lot of damage in our location, but I didn't even realize there was a quake. Never felt a thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,140
Posted By Barry
A big group ride is an opportunity for people to...

A big group ride is an opportunity for people to be seen, rather than to see... or you get asshats with no skills, or idiots with something to prove. Group rides are what racetracks are for...
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 17,979
Posted By Barry
I ride indoors in the winter (missed last season...

I ride indoors in the winter (missed last season and this season) on a go-kart track, 150cc and under supermotos or sportsman setup. I guarantee that has made me a much, much better rider on track...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 17,979
Posted By Barry
Surely you jest... the track teaches us nothing....

Surely you jest... the track teaches us nothing. NOTHING I SAY !
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 17,979
Posted By Barry
Wow... shakes head.

Wow... shakes head.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 17,979
Posted By Barry
Here is my guess. A lot of guys THINK they can...

Here is my guess. A lot of guys THINK they can ride. Until you go to a track, and truly try to ride at the limits of the rider and/or bike, you really don't know 1) what really capable riders are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,872
Posted By Barry
In no particular order... they all piss me off. ...

In no particular order... they all piss me off.

1. Stopping when you have the right of way. You're a fucking idiot. GO, the people behind you don't want to be rear-ended due to you being a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 17,979
Posted By Barry
There is a lot of failure to communicate, or...

There is a lot of failure to communicate, or understand.... not sure which. But this thread is full of epic fail.

OUT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 17,979
Posted By Barry
Riding on track has 2 benefits. 1. It...

Riding on track has 2 benefits.

1. It develops very, very good mental focus.

2. It develops very, very good bike handling skills.

So yes, having excellent mental focus and bike handling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,658
Posted By Barry
Well... I am recovering from a concussion when I...

Well... I am recovering from a concussion when I got off after the right bar end clipped a tree on singletrack. I was at the top of 3rd on a KTM 525 EXC. Don't know how fast that was, but it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,830
Posted By Barry
Unless you are off-road, or on a track, you can't...

Unless you are off-road, or on a track, you can't wring out most anything to its limit. If you think you can, you need to take riding classes, off-road, or on track.

Nobody is near much of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 36,114
Views: 9,389,545
Posted By Barry
My first thought. Looks nicely setup and...

My first thought. Looks nicely setup and definitely not beat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,483
Posted By Barry
Do you wear protective gear? Give the above as...

Do you wear protective gear? Give the above as you related it to risk must be present, it would make no sense to be if you do.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,586
Posted By Barry
But they should try...

But they should try...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,483
Posted By Barry
No. I didn't bash him. I said the question is...

No. I didn't bash him. I said the question is idiotic. If we only undertook activities if they could kill us, we would have no art, music, literature, etc.

I am aware there is a segment of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 36,346
Posted By Barry
Dipshits on 2 wheels... we have no shortage of...

Dipshits on 2 wheels... we have no shortage of them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,483
Posted By Barry
That is an idiotic question.

That is an idiotic question.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,583
Posted By Barry
Seems prudent. No reason to hang off riding sane...

Seems prudent. No reason to hang off riding sane street speeds.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-18-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By Barry
Plan on coming out solo in the AM. I'm in a...

Plan on coming out solo in the AM. I'm in a green Jeep Cherokee with a utility trailer towing a KTM 525.

Please say hi, like to ride with other folks!

Barry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36,114
Views: 9,389,545
Posted By Barry
Good answer... trikes of any kind are an...

Good answer... trikes of any kind are an abomination and I dislike them intensely. Side hacks are cool. Can't tell you why I hate one and not the other.

Fuck it.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By Barry
Pretty sure I'm in that's 15 minutes from my...

Pretty sure I'm in that's 15 minutes from my house!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,131
Posted By Barry
Was pretty dusty today ! Didn't catch up with...

Was pretty dusty today ! Didn't catch up with any inmates that I didn't already know.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,131
Posted By Barry
Me and my buddy are now showered and pretty, and...

Me and my buddy are now showered and pretty, and done loading. And prepping... We are bringing WAAAAY more shit than I thought we would.

But rolling from Fredericksburg, Va. here shortly.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-03-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,131
Posted By Barry
Me and my buddy are packing up this am. Be in a...

Me and my buddy are packing up this am. Be in a big silver Toyota truck, white trailer, and 2 KTMs. Don't remember our camp spot off the top of my head.

We'll probably get to the camp ground...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,520
Posted By Barry
ding ding ding...

ding ding ding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,131
Posted By Barry
That is AWESOME. Seeing as how I had already...

That is AWESOME.

Seeing as how I had already entered, that is the one place I did not CLICK.

:D

Barry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,131
Posted By Barry
Hey - is any food provided with entry fee? ...

Hey - is any food provided with entry fee? Someone said they thought that was the case, I checked the WATR web page and couldn't find anything of detail.

Thanks,
Barry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36,114
Views: 9,389,545
Posted By Barry
When someone's idea of a good time = stupid, AND...

When someone's idea of a good time = stupid, AND putting me at risk, or my family at risk, I'm 100% done being concerned about your well being.

Can't say I disagree with Buliwyf. If you are that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-24-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,131
Posted By Barry
Hey - Friday question... me and a buddy are...

Hey - Friday question... me and a buddy are wondering if we get there super early is there dirt we can hit straight from the campground???? Love to make it 3 days of riding...

Thanks !

Barry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,131
Posted By Barry
Damn dry counties...

Damn dry counties...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,131
Posted By Barry
UGH... damn dry parks.

UGH... damn dry parks.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-18-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,131
Posted By Barry
That's a good question. Does the campground...

That's a good question. Does the campground allow beer? I may have to call and ask if nobody knows. like a beer or 3 after a hard ride. They allow campfires????
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-10-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 16,131
Posted By Barry
Nice job man... well done !

Nice job man... well done !
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