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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By Veteran Noob
Started flooding 35 years ago. Not too often...

Started flooding 35 years ago. Not too often anymore. Friend of mine owns a couple of rinks and he has an invite only skate on Wednesdays and Fridays. Came in on Friday and the iced had been cleaned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
Duh!

Duh!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,083,585
Posted By Veteran Noob
Wait....we're supposed to wash our bikes?

Wait....we're supposed to wash our bikes?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,164
Posted By Veteran Noob
The stupidity of any mistakes or behavior will be...

The stupidity of any mistakes or behavior will be exponentially proportional to the number of witness multiplied by their capacity to post an online record of said stupidity plus 1.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,083,585
Posted By Veteran Noob
You think?

You think?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 35,431
Posted By Veteran Noob
While I tend to agree with your overall...

While I tend to agree with your overall sentiment, I have to call out that statement.
See Asimov's Relativity of Wrong for a more detailed argument than I could present here.
A couple of examples;...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,083,585
Posted By Veteran Noob
Believing is seeing.

Believing is seeing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
Nobody clued this guy in. Need a tag on...

Nobody clued this guy in. Need a tag on non-Pirate bikes when sold;

FRONT BRAKE USE RECOMMENDED
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
Rust. Don't you know it's dangerous to use the...

Rust. Don't you know it's dangerous to use the front brake?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
If he were still alive, Neil Bonnet might argue...

If he were still alive, Neil Bonnet might argue the point,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,083,585
Posted By Veteran Noob
I tell people to be reckless and take chances.

I tell people to be reckless and take chances.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
So he planned it. Clever bastard.

So he planned it. Clever bastard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,250
Posted By Veteran Noob
I was trying to picture how I'd react if one of...

I was trying to picture how I'd react if one of my friends came up to me and said, "This guy that I thought was a good friend went out and bought the same kind of bike as me! Do you believe that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
High in alcohol? Please tell me you're not...

High in alcohol? Please tell me you're not talking about Guinness Draught.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,451
Posted By Veteran Noob
I never leave the helmet on the bike unless I'm...

I never leave the helmet on the bike unless I'm with 15 feet and looking right at it. I got into the habit in high school. My particular circle friends specialized in practical jokes and nothing was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,083,585
Posted By Veteran Noob
How do you move a county from one state to...

How do you move a county from one state to another?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 491,209
Posted By Veteran Noob
On the last stretch of road before turning into...

On the last stretch of road before turning into work this morning (I was in the cage) I was behind a Fiat that was following a motorcycle. F-350 in the next lane (driven by a guy in my office), with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,513
Posted By Veteran Noob
Well...okay, since you think I should use the MC...

Well...okay, since you think I should use the MC area, I will; but I AM NOT WEARING MY BADGE ON THE LEFT!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,513
Posted By Veteran Noob
I was going to post this in "Stupid things people...

I was going to post this in "Stupid things people say to you ..." but after reading the above, I decided here was best.

New guy at work has a habit of pointing out anything he thinks people are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
Nah, it's easy. The problem is every time you...

Nah, it's easy. The problem is every time you make something idiot proof, they build a better idiot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,083,585
Posted By Veteran Noob
was she okay with you taking off her helmet?...

was she okay with you taking off her helmet? Wait....is helmet a euphemism for something else?
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By Veteran Noob
Thoughts

Okay, the 13 yr old has gone through a growth spurt and, in addition to passing me up, has outgrown the 110 crf he presently rides. I've been looking for a used trail bike to replace it (quick aside;...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,083,585
Posted By Veteran Noob
First off, I'm a carpet baggin yank and, based on...

First off, I'm a carpet baggin yank and, based on observation, do not believe my arctic bound brethren, as a whole, are particularly skilled at driving in the low friction conditions offered up by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
Okay, I'll ask; where you live or reputation?

Okay, I'll ask; where you live or reputation?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
Too easy, I'm not going to say it. Probably get...

Too easy, I'm not going to say it. Probably get banned anyway.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,219
Posted By Veteran Noob
Hypocrisy is not ironic.

Hypocrisy is not ironic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
Fixt

Fixt
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,949
Posted By Veteran Noob
I don't know why but 4 or 5 years ago (after 25...

I don't know why but 4 or 5 years ago (after 25 years of riding) I developed an overwhelming fear of hitting a deer. I understand the risk, and have always understood the risk but I now have this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,083,585
Posted By Veteran Noob
Imagine your horror had she been using a fork!

Imagine your horror had she been using a fork!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,846
Posted By Veteran Noob
I've done that numerous times. Snappers are...

I've done that numerous times. Snappers are ungrateful bastards!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
Was it Sabine Schmitz?

Was it Sabine Schmitz?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
Why would you care?

Why would you care?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 35,955
Views: 9,232,972
Posted By Veteran Noob
I could, in my youth. Now, it takes me all night...

I could, in my youth. Now, it takes me all night to do what I used to do all night.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,639
Posted By Veteran Noob
They're reporting percentage of a given make with...

They're reporting percentage of a given make with issues, not number of issues, so market share doesn't factor in these numbers. That said, I don't really see much significance in these data anyway....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,083,585
Posted By Veteran Noob
I would've let it go but you highlighted it....

I would've let it go but you highlighted it. That's asking for it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,083,585
Posted By Veteran Noob
to, too, two. They're not interchangeable.

to, too, two. They're not interchangeable.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,109
Posted By Veteran Noob
That's a bit of an overstatement. I'll preface...

That's a bit of an overstatement. I'll preface this by saying I'm an ABS fan (although none of my bikes presently have it and in the interest of full disclosure I haven't been on a bike that had it)....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 28,950
Posted By Veteran Noob
fixt

fixt
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,059
Posted By Veteran Noob
Most of my close calls were due to youth,...

Most of my close calls were due to youth, stupidity and no sense of mortality, i.e. I put my self in the situation.

Only two recent incidents come to mind (and one of them was my fault).
A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,150
Posted By Veteran Noob
But that's what you said.

But that's what you said.
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