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Old 10-22-2012, 01:00 PM   #17491
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A big chunk of steel that fell off a truck on I-97 bounced once and shattered the windshield on my truck right in front of my face at 75 mph comes to mind. That might have been fatal on the bike.

I also saw a load fall over on the trailer so it was hanging ten feet off the side. It went right over the heads of my kneeling survey crew on I-895. That would have been fatal except for pure dumb luck.

Then there were the sheets of 3/4" plywood that blew off a truck and sent me over the side of a causeway on the bike to avoid flying guillotines. I stay away from big trucks on the bike.

Never going to Annapolis again......
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:02 PM   #17492
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:13 PM   #17493
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Last month I was taking a short stretch of highway up to Raleigh, NC. I saw a Toyota with a kayak on the roof a good click ahead. I'm prejudiced. If you own a Toyota, I automatically assume you can't drive worth a crap.

I slowly made my way up to it, but couldn't find a path to pass it quickly, so I fell back and let the cagers do their thing. Smart move. A quarter mile later, that kayak flew off the roof. The twit literally had it secured with bungee cords, and the wind finally overpowered them. I just shot right onto the shoulder and watched the madness unfold as the cagers went nuts trying to avoid it. Lucky me.

OK, back to pictures.

Proper strapping technique...


Let's start a car tire debate!
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:04 PM   #17494
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Think of her arm length, and the limitations that entails, on the size of the bike she is on with the reach to the clip-ons she must make.

That may be about as much as she can do.
Was thinking the same thing.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:33 PM   #17495
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Let's start a car tire debate!
ok..you first! I DOUBLE DAWG DARE YA!



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Old 10-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #17496
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Pay attention
Don't ride impaired. (tired, drunk,drugs, anger....)
During flight training, I learned the mantra I'M SAFE, to be repeated before every engine start:
I Illness
M Medication
S Stress
A Alcohol
F Fatigue
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Any yes answers? Scrub the flight.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:41 PM   #17497
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During flight training, I learned the mantra I'M SAFE, to be repeated before every engine start:
I Illness
M Medication
S Stress
A Alcohol
F Fatigue
E Emotion
Any yes answers? Scrub the flight.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:50 PM   #17498
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Fail! What is the point of hanging your butt off the bike if you're going to crawl your torso back to the center of the bike? If you want to hang off, hang off!
Ask Troy Bayliss.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:15 AM   #17499
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Ask Troy Bayliss what?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:04 AM   #17500
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Ask Troy Bayliss.
Ask Troy Bayliss what?
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:38 AM   #17501
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Chaps dont seem too bad on her
not exactly "assless" are they?
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:01 AM   #17502
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:13 AM   #17503
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Let's start a car tire debate!
Nah. Let's dog-pile the FJR that is following the cruiser.

He's - GASP!! - on the center line of death, doom and despair!

Does he not realize that the CT-equipped cruiser in front of him is about to explode like the Death Star because, well, EVERYone knows, that running a car tire on a motorcycle means the bike is gonna explode like, well, the Death Star.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:49 AM   #17504
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Car tire debate aside. Whats worrying me is that he's on the highway pegs (which are ridiculous), thus has no way of downshifting fast nor has usage of the rear brake...
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:24 AM   #17505
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Car tire debate aside. Whats worrying me is that he's on the highway pegs (which are ridiculous), thus has no way of downshifting fast nor has usage of the rear brake...
Downshift to what? He is only in first gear.
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