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Old 11-25-2012, 03:44 AM   #18166
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:05 PM   #18167
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One night I was going down a long straight hill and was going as fast as I was able, when I reached the bottom of the hill a motorcycle cop there with a radar gun and a shocked look on his face. I thought about stopping to ask him how fast I was going but I was making such great time. :)
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I know the feeling. Broke 60mph on a tandem, downhill into Durango. Did not tell the wife until well afterwards...
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:34 AM   #18168
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I know the feeling. Broke 60mph ...
This statement started out so manly...

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...on a tandem, downhill into Durango. Did not tell the wife until well afterwards...
And then you ruined it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:56 AM   #18169
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... And then you ruined it.
I always do...
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:06 AM   #18170
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Just so everyone can pile on me for being wrong, I'll take a shot.



See how the rider is actually leaning upright? He seems to have shifted his ass towards the inside, then is countering that lean by moving upright. That's a cool way to drag hard parts by forcing the bike over, but the bike and rider could handle the turn more quickly if he drove his left elbow down (and his riding position would follow). Then he would have less bike lean with more weight inside and able to carry more speed with less lean and less chance of levering the rear tire off the pavement.

I know I'm wrong...so go ahead guys...

In order for your illustration to work, the rider would have to be heading perpendicular to the camera. It's at a bit of an angle, so you need to draw a line parallel to the the lean angle of the bike at the rider's position - not at the back of the bike. More like this:



You can see that his head is still right on line with the bike and most of his weight is shifted to the inside. I don't see much of a fail here.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:46 AM   #18171
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In order for your illustration to work, the rider would have to be heading perpendicular to the camera. It's at a bit of an angle, so you need to draw a line parallel to the the lean angle of the bike at the rider's position - not at the back of the bike. More like this:



You can see that his head is still right on line with the bike and most of his weight is shifted to the inside. I don't see much of a fail here.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:23 AM   #18172
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #18173
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^THIS^
The fail is the "know it allz" who don't ride much, 'n see fail where there ain't none.
You do understand that not all of us take this shit so seriously, right? It's a discussion, to us, plain and simple.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:44 AM   #18174
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You do understand that not all of us take this shit so seriously, right? It's a discussion, to us, plain and simple.
Ah... raising the bar from just being mouthy to a discussion... do we need to make it a civil discussion?

Is this gonna fly?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:15 AM   #18175
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #18176
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You do understand that not all of us take this shit so seriously, right? It's a discussion, to us, plain and simple.
Fuck you, Vicky!!
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:51 AM   #18177
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I know the feeling. Broke 60mph on a tandem, downhill into Durango. Did not tell the wife until well afterwards...
She wasn't your stoker that day, was she?
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #18178
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I wonder if he has rub marks on the heel of his boot...
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:08 PM   #18179
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I wonder if he has rub marks on the heel of his boot...
He might be touching swingarm, probably not tire at least...
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:13 PM   #18180
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