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Old 07-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #22441
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Originally Posted by farmerstu
are you capable of speaking in person without being a smartass? that rider did an outstanding job of assesing and reaction in a fraction of a second. it would be high praise indeed if you could do as well.

Probably more likely than you using caps or spell checking your post!

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Old 07-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #22442
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #22443
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Well it is her skin, and her decision to make; not ours...
I hear ya, but it pains me when I see all that bare skin. The road is a harsh surface. She looks great though. Very relaxed, grinning, looks like she's having a ball. I wish her well, a safe and happy ride, and hope she's wearing sunscreen.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #22444
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I wish her well, a safe and happy ride, and hope she's wearing sunscreen.
Baz Luhrmann, everyone!

I'm just going to throw this out there; as far as the ATTGATT argument goes, I'm all about making a decision based on your comparison of benefit vs. consequence. We're all big people here. We all know what could happen if we hit the pavement at speed. If you want to wear the minimum required by law, hey, your choice, your ride. So long as you're not affecting my ride on the road (crossing the double yellow, etc.), then by all means, knock yourself out.

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Old 07-20-2013, 10:39 PM   #22445
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For the record, both of them are Morans.
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:32 PM   #22446
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Almost MCEscher-esque reflections ibn the chrome.



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Old 07-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #22447
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Almost MCEscher-esque reflections ibn the chrome.



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Maybe it's just the perspective, but that does not look like a comfortable riding position at all. Looks like a short person wearing clothes and riding a bike that's all just a bit too big
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:29 AM   #22448
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My first thought, too: "this looks uncomfortable. he's hunched over". To each their own, but I just don't see it.

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Old 07-21-2013, 05:44 AM   #22449
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The goal probably isn't comfort though...
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:15 AM   #22450
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The goal probably isn't comfort though...
Why can't that be comfortable? I can't ride sport bikes. They're uncomfortable. I prefer to be a little stretched out, it's not that far a leap to see really stretched out as comfortable.
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Old 07-21-2013, 11:22 AM   #22451
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Why can't that be comfortable? I can't ride sport bikes. They're uncomfortable. I prefer to be a little stretched out, it's not that far a leap to see really stretched out as comfortable.
Anatomically- that "one big C curve spine" in the picture is particularly horrible for the discs in the lower back. Having the lower back arched forward is the best way to avoid long term problems.



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Old 07-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #22452
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I see he's had the floorboards raised several inches too. A 250 Rebel would have been the right bike choice for this fellow, but he obviously wanted a larger cruiser.

To the tune of Chris Farley singing "fat man in a little coat"....Little man on a giant bike....
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #22453
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I see he's had the floorboards raised several inches too. A 250 Rebel would have been the right bike choice for this fellow, but he obviously wanted a larger cruiser.

To the tune of Chris Farley singing "fat man in a little coat"....Little man on a giant bike....
Don't worry about the little fellow, he has loud pipes to save his life.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #22454
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In the safety classes, they teach that you should NOT cover the brake. That may be where she picked that habit up.
I took the BRC-2 course two months ago. The theory is you'll grab too much brake in an emergency.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:06 PM   #22455
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I took the BRC-2 course two months ago. The theory is you'll grab too much brake in an emergency.
That theory seems a little silly to me. By covering your levers you should be able to get on the brake quicker which should bring the panic level down, which should make you less likely to brake too hard, and it will obviously get you stopping quicker which is almost always a good thing. Racing dirt bikes is almost always one big emergency maneuver and I was taught to keep a finger over the front brake at pretty much all times.

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