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Old 11-01-2011, 07:47 AM   #3766
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I think he thought he was suppose to stay between the yellow lines....that's the motorcycle lane..
Just easing along but I agree, a little too close to the line. This one looks lioke I was heading for the woods.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:49 AM   #3767
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Just easing along but I agree, a little too close to the line. This one looks lioke I was heading for the woods.
the rider should be over to the right of the lane to get a better view of the road.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:01 AM   #3768
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Every bike I have ever owned other than HD has a park light position just past the lock, They are for parking on the street not alleys in dimmly lit areas and in areas where you cannot get your vehicle off the road completley.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:04 PM   #3769
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Every bike I have ever owned other than HD has a park light position just past the lock, They are for parking on the street not alleys in dimmly lit areas and in areas where you cannot get your vehicle off the road completley.
And here I thought they were just a way to ensure you needed to buy a fresh battery every couple of years when you accidentally slipped the key past "lock".
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:35 PM   #3770
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I remember years ago when I was taking my test to get my lisence in Alaska. It showed a picture of a car with them on and ask when is it OK to use them?
The answers were
1. At dawn
2. At Dusk
3. in poor light conditions.
4. When Parked

I answered #2 (wrong) and in big letters it told me WRONG... WHY DO YOU THINK THEY ARE CALLED PARK LIGHTS?
Yep. Became effective January 1 of '70 or '71 (no longer remember which) here in Alaska that parking lights alone were for parking, not for driving down the road. Yet you still see many, including professional truck drivers, who don't seem aware of that law.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:45 PM   #3771
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And here I thought they were just a way to ensure you needed to buy a fresh battery every couple of years when you accidentally slipped the key past "lock".
That's funny. I've found the exact same use for mine!
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:29 PM   #3772
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I remember years ago when I was taking my test to get my lisence in Alaska. It showed a picture of a car with them on and ask....


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Yep. Became effective January 1 of '70 or '71 (no longer remember which) here in Alaska that parking lights alone were for parking, not for driving down the road. Yet you still see many, including professional truck drivers, who don't seem aware of that law.
Many cars and trucks run them as a daytime running light. My Tundra runs them all the time and I can't turn them off. I'll look for some clarification.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:31 PM   #3773
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I wish I could cut my main lights and leave the running lights lit when turning around in someone's driveway (or pulling into my own). What I have to do is turn off all my lights, instead. I don't like that.

I wish there were some kind of warning light on the dash indicating that the parking lights alone are illuminated. People will turn them on, then not switch over to full lights when it's fully dark, presumably because they can see their instrument lights and assume their headlights are on. Or they're completely clueless twits. Or both.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:33 PM   #3774
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Yep. Became effective January 1 of '70 or '71 (no longer remember which) here in Alaska that parking lights alone were for parking, not for driving down the road. Yet you still see many, including professional truck drivers, who don't seem aware of that law.
Yep. And now headlights are not just from sunset to sunrise, but also anytime visibility is less than 1000'. That doesn't mean people follow the law, even cops.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:43 PM   #3775
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N America , does not have more than a handful of paved switchbacks, by Europe definitions, and I don't think there is a single paved one in the Rockies, and none on the popular roads in the Smokies, you have to get off the beaten path to find anything close.
Not necessarily true. If you ever come out Colorado take state Hwy 67 out of the town of Florence and head towards Wetmore, CO, and then go over Wet Mountain Pass (short but incredible, you will thank me!) until you get to Hwy 165. Turn left onto 165 and head towards Rye, Colorado. The first twelve miles has two sets of paved switchbacks and many other sweet curves leading up to a quirky place called "Bishop Castle." That stretch of road reminds me of Europe, Germany in particular, and always satiates my need for twisty speed.

The rest of the road going into Rye is scenic and especially pleasant to ride in the Fall when the aspens are turning color.
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:26 PM   #3776
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Am I the only one thinking "who gives a shit about parking/idling/daytime running lights on this thread"?

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Old 11-01-2011, 05:38 PM   #3777
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What if you are parked in your driveway?
or driving down the parkway?
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:22 PM   #3778
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:56 PM   #3779
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Hey,

I posted this up a few pages ago, spent the last week of Sept playing up in the mountains with a few folks. Was just signing up to track the fun.

I'm glow pop, up front is DRz4. There are a lot of exceptional riders on adv and I'm not one of them. I'm an average rider in an above average group (on the road) and DRz4 is above mid in above avg group.

Y'all put together some good perspectives, like a picture puzzle. Thought I'd chip in my point of view since I was there.

To the which road is better / tougher comments that have been posted the last few pages, I'm not inclined to rank. I would say if you are in the area 129 is worth your time. Try and get it early in the morning from the north.

Our timing was crummy but not awful. Mid week, pre leaves, but afternoon from the south and just after a very big wet which we ducked with a burger. Hell it rained most of the week so that's that.



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What am I missing.
Looked clean to me, was just substituting for the usual popcorn smilie.

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Visually, I get why a guess.

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The rider in front of the Glow-helmet rider is out-of-bounds and braking "in" the curve.
It does look late, doesn't it. He's initiated the turn, that light's about to go dark.

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Looks crazy on a wet road with that much load on the bike...



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Well I'll tell you one thing, his taillight is out.
I need to take a look at that - the lamp doesn't show well at angles, I think it's ok but will double check.

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That's a pretty serious lean angle for a wet road with traffic and no run outs.
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any idea what company made the panniers?
I would not buy them again. Giant Loop better & less $$$'s.


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He's all crossed up. Could be much less lean angle were he off the bike, and not just pushing the bike down. Great big "eh."
Bike is coming up right behind me.

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isn't the guy ahead of him going wider than all heck?
DRz4 is right where he should be in the tight space of 129. He's maximizing forward view. I am not an instructor, Keith Code does a better job of splaining this.

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Something bad is about to happen.
That was a couple of days prior but mechanical and we got past it.

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Not when you use ALL the road to make your turns...


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or he is just slowing down to make the turn.


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so his form is not quite as bad as it may first appear.


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Maybe the guy up front is doing that MotoGp stick your leg out while braking thing?
He did spend the 1st two days sm.

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He's fighting the bike.
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Could he not be beginning to transition from the left curve to going straight again?
Mind's eye was 2/3rds through the next turn, bike is catching up.


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Great points. Could be.


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Looks like he might be transitioning for the next curve to me.
Yup.

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Agreed -

The GSA does respond well to a little body english.



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He's getting his body position started for the next corner.
Always a good idea here.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:04 PM   #3780
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Hey,

I posted this up a few pages ago,

You've got a good attitude! Hope you had a fantastic time.
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