ADV rider pet peeves... "buy a dirt bike if..."

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by glasswave, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    Sometimes I find the off handed quips on this forum to be a little irritating.

    There are several that really bother me, but the worst for me is "buy (I have) a dirt bike if you (I) want ot go off road...."

    I hate the idea where these folks dismiss the idea of wanting to make your pig handle better in the rough stuff. It as if they expect you to trailer a quiver full of bikes with you on the way to Cape of Good Hope or Tierra del Fuego. It seems to me that these people have no concept about what adv biking is all about (taking your one bike wherever you want to go (in my view)). If so, wrestling with the pig is part of the ride. What is wrong with these folks? Do they think that this is an xCross site?

    Another that bothers me "the just punch it" advice. Riding a fully loaded bike in a remote area of the planet precludes this style of off roading and sometimes trials style is the only option.

    So what are you adv forum pet peeves? and am I justified or simply full of it?

    Maybe this belongs in j0_momma.
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  2. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    Guys who don't believe that lack of throttle and momentum got them in trouble off road, or that they should have been on a more dirt worthy steed...then complain on the interwebby:lol3
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  5. gastone

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    Celtic Curmudgeon Indiana Jones wanabe

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    ...the ATGATT Nazis. You know, unless you're wearing a kevlar onesie over a pressure suit, full moto boots, and an $800 helmet (to likely ride 3 blocks to the store), your gear is completely inadequate. Anyone riding in kevlar jeans, workboots and modular is no better protected that someone in short, flip flops, and ball cap, blah, blah, blah.

    News flash - the only people who get any action dressed up like astronauts.....are actual astronauts. :deal
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  7. jhansen

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  8. Grreatdog

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    If you come to the Internet looking for common sense, civility and consensus you are going to end up with a lot of pet peeves. The idiocy of it all is half the fun.
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  9. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia tamer

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    The folks that take a hard stance on an issue, even getting defensive, yet they have ZERO clue what they're talking about.
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  10. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    All of the Above and Stupid post's on stuff like this. Why would anyone care if someone does not think the same as you do! And people who call Motorcycles Pigs WTF is that all about I have single, twin, tripple and quad cylinder bikes and not one of them reminds me of a pig.
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    I am not about to get worked up about anything posted on the internet...
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  12. fallingoff

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  13. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Riders who refer to anything that's not pavement as "off road" adventure.

    If you can see a defined lane, it's a road.

    If it's been graded, it's a road.

    If you can see two effing parallel tracks, it's probably a road.

    When you see nothing but a flipping trail, then it's bloody offroad.
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  15. bobnoxious67

    bobnoxious67 Baby steps...

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    Using that logic, it's impossible for me to "off road" in my 4x4:huh
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  16. DAKEZ

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  18. hmmwv15

    hmmwv15 young grasshopper

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    You defy your own logic. What may be a "trail" to you, could be a "defined lane" to someone else. Therefore by your logic, it's a road to them, so really you have never been "off road" either. You have now entered the wormhole...:patch

    Seriously, semantics...

    By your logic, if I hop the curb and go through the grass from the mcdonalds to the starbucks, I have just gone offroad. Whew! SO much easier now. No more bringing supplies or a tool kit, AAA is just one call away!

    :rofl
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  19. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    People who have bloated sig files with all the grand adventures (in their mind) they've done, the exotic places they've visited or the dozens of bikes they've owned as if it provides more credibility to their drivel.

    Kinda like the OP. :1drink
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  20. Zachsv

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    See avatar. Its not impossible :D

    Yeah that ATGATT crap really pisses me off. Yeah I've rolled across the road in my work khakis and survived, and guess what...wearing those khakis right now a year later. Guess they are made of kevlar.
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