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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,822
Posted By jdbalt
Riding with cameras

I saw a video last week and a snowboarder said he does thing he would never do wearing a helmet. But with that camera on his helmet he pushes himself much harder. I would agree with your self...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 95,600
Posted By jdbalt
Right on!

That is great news. Looks like you have some good help!:clap
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,728
Posted By jdbalt
Good story

I'd rather sweat than bleed myself. I like a story where the end result is shopping for a new ride. Probably everyone while scanning for threats has looked at traffic ahead and realized it is not...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,271
Posted By jdbalt
Fogging and the C3

Yes, fogging is a big issue with this helmet. I have not figured out a way to keep it clear, except clean it almost every time I go out. Winter or summer it is a problem. Very frustrating. If I knew...
Forum: Face plant 08-18-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,861
Posted By jdbalt
A few things

My wife and I got hit in a cage at a red light. Both got concussion, and neck injuries. Lots of PT, chiropractic work etc for a year. Go to a doctor!!!!!! Get a head and neck x-ray. Get checked out....
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,495
Posted By jdbalt
Gruesome finger stories.

I had a friend that was outside working on his car in the early a.m. He went inside his house and somehow the car alarm went off. He ran outside to stop the alarm that would wake all of his neighbors...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 95,600
Posted By jdbalt
Hang in there man.

You are going to set the TSA checkpoint magnetometer off when you get out of your car in the parking lot. We are all pulling for you! It is great to read you are progressing. :clap
Forum: Face plant 07-25-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,102
Posted By jdbalt
270 is crazy

I live in Baltimore, use the Inter-county Connector and go down 270 frequently. Cage drivers are aggressive, distracted and stupid. I hope he gets better soon.
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 24,173
Posted By jdbalt
Oh man

That really sucks. Getting old sucks. They need a trade in policy. I hope your next getting better goes well.
Forum: Face plant 07-12-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,605
Posted By jdbalt

You walked away. +1. Parking lots suck.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,887
Posted By jdbalt
Were you by yourself?

If you were by yourself, did you have plenty of water? SPOT? etc? Kinda risky if you were solo.
Forum: Face plant 06-12-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 60,250
Posted By jdbalt
Well said.

+1 on the quote
Forum: Face plant 06-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 60,250
Posted By jdbalt

+1 Boobs
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 60,250
Posted By jdbalt
My suggestion

My wife died in my arms 20 years ago. It was from a skiing accident. She got a deep vein thrombosis in her knee. She was going to get surgery. Clot broke loose she died. Her parents wanted to sue...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By jdbalt

A twofer. I'm sure no one has ever done that. There are safer places to practice picking your bike up you know.
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,214
Posted By jdbalt
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,108
Posted By jdbalt
Hang on.

I need to get the lawn chair out, make some popcorn, grab an ice cold six pack of beer. This is going to be good.
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By jdbalt
It's hot

It will be really hot laying there unconscious on 150 degree asphalt. I just loose a little weight while I melt in my gear.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,316
Posted By jdbalt
Same video we have seen before.

Frame by frame analysis with drawing. At this point it was blah blah blah. BS. Going over the speed limit at least 10 MPH. Car pulls out rider doesn't grab brakes. Series of stupid decisions after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By jdbalt
Wicked A little sign

There was a tiny little sign on that rock that said, "Slow down rough rocky section ahead!"
Forum: Face plant 05-04-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,464
Posted By jdbalt
Finally one guys was waving slow down.

Yea, that high side looked like it hurt. I found this on the youtube links. All I can say is. OUCH.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-25-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,406
Posted By jdbalt
Battery backup

I use an older (5 yr) AEIOmed Everest Travel CPAP Machine. I travel a lot for work. I got it with a Lithium Battery. It will run two solid nights on one charge. It comes with a car charger via...
Forum: Face plant 04-21-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,706
Posted By jdbalt
Yea, salt and sand

All over Maryland still. And nasty 4 inch deep 6 inch wide and 5 or six feet long pot holes. I am not exaggerating. Especially on asphalt between lanes on the white stripe. I guess it is the lanes...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 947
Posted By jdbalt

That is the warning that they give in the recall for 2005 - later
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,805
Posted By jdbalt
Front brake

I wonder if he used his front brake.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,330
Posted By jdbalt
Got it yesterday

Making an appointment for next week.
Forum: Face plant 04-02-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 95,600
Posted By jdbalt
Thinking about you.

I agree. Despite all of the hardware, the color looks good. Keep getting better man. Healing thoughts are headed your way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,802
Posted By jdbalt
He had the right of way.

They can put "He had the right of way" on his tombstone.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By jdbalt
Fuse Block

While you are digging around in there. Just go for it. Get a Centech or some other fuse block, and get it over with.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,802
Posted By jdbalt
Notice the speedometer.

First, notice the speedometer is blurred out. He is going way over the speed limit is my guess. I checked both video's. He had a full 4 seconds to slow down. He doesn't even get off the gas until 3...
Forum: Face plant 03-24-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,237
Posted By jdbalt
That moment

Ouch, I hope you get well soon. Keep it elevated, like everyone says. That moment, when you start to fall. The confined space. Shoot, I'm going to drop it. Wait, it is dropping on me. OK that hurts....
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 69,324
Posted By jdbalt
Thinking about this with summer coming

So how do these guys do in cold weather. I use a Gerbing's heated liner. Right now I use an Olympia mesh with a cold liner. The Heated liner needs a bit of wind blocker to work well. Any info on how...
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,164
Posted By jdbalt
I have to ask.

Why would you put your helmet on, and not fasten the strap? Glad you are relatively OK.
Forum: Americas 02-09-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,409
Posted By jdbalt
Could be

I ran it through a translation site.
Forum: Face plant 02-09-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,361
Posted By jdbalt
Will this fall under face plant?

Read this article (
Forum: Face plant 02-04-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 95,600
Posted By jdbalt
Fantastic news!

Great to hear man. You are one tough SOB.:clap
Forum: Face plant 02-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 47,101
Posted By jdbalt

Man, that looks like an x-ray of what I bought at Home Depot this weekend to fix a chair.
Forum: Face plant 02-03-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,798
Posted By jdbalt
Good job

Yea, I learned a long while ago (sprained wrist), let it drop, and get ready to get the hell out of the way for the guy that didn't see you and the SUV stop. I'm glad the only thing hurt was your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By jdbalt
Not to bad

Good story. I'm glad it all ended with just a little more character on a nice bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By jdbalt
Iron Butt on my GS!

I got my certification in the mail today! I could not have done without my Bessie. Iron Butt Member!!! 1536 Miles in 35 hours 45 minutes.
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