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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
GOD I love red heads
love the shot:
Just crazy enough to be awesome.
"Do I look like I'm smiling?"
Serves him right for riding a chick bike.
Looks like that guardian bell couldn't keep the shit from falling off his pig.
FAIL. Highbeams on during the day.
I've been told that apparently it blinds or confuses other road users.
It can be dark a lot later in the AM in the hills, especially the west sides
Add a bit of morning fog, a dark bike and you meet someone oncoming who ain't awake yet
Yep, should have went with a manly bike, like the FZ6. We don't need no steenkin' FULL fairing.
How do you know definitively that this was not a chick?
Chaz Bono Perhaps?
I'm not really a high beam guy so that is odd. I wonder (and I totally understand what you are seeing), if it's some type of reflection bouncing back from my plastic guard? As bright as the low beam is, you'd think the high beam fixture would be fully filled with light. Either that or I just screwed up and hit my high beams.
Especially on two wheels!
Needs a man-siere or is that a bro?
Nice ride, decent gear ands he's haulin'...
I used to have a 350 Twin in the late 70's. Commute/city bike. Got stolen.
The sequence says it all.
1st Pic. I think I'd like to go off the road over there...
2nd : Yes, right there looks perfect. Nice & green, lush grass.
3rd.: The longer I stare at that grass, the more peaceful it seems!
4th: YES! Nice & soft...
5th: I think I'll just lay down here for awhile & relax.....
Target fixation: Oh yeah, it's real.
Didn't you see the # on the helmet, that is Rossi on Vacation!
He is test riding the new Yamaha, disguised like a Honda.
I've been asked "Why?" before by a student or two, and here's the reasons why we coach all fingers on the brake (Team Oregon, not MSF):
First is that while 1 or 2 fingers may do fine when performing regular braking, under hard braking the fingers not being used can get pinched under the brake lever, at best pinning the fingers, but at worst, preventing more front brake if more is needed.
The other reason is habit. If the rider only practices braking with two fingers, when it comes to an emergency, how many fingers are they going to use? They're either going to only use two like they've always practiced (which may not be enough strength or precise feel for proper maximum braking, or pin/pinch the other fingers), or they're going to reflexively grab with all their fingers, which they haven't practiced, and will have a tendency to over-brake.
It was slightly awkward when I coached one student to use all four fingers on the brake and he held up his right hand, squeezed two fingers of the glove to show they were empty and said "I lost two and a half fingers in an accident years ago." I replied, "Ok, just use all the fingers you have, then."
If you're riding a bike that requires 4 fingers to get maximum braking or has so much lever travel that it drops to the point where it pinches your fingers you need to service your brake system. With my calipers the widest part of my finger with race gauntlet gloves is 26mm...
If they're covering the front brake with 1 to 2 fingers how are they going to suddenly add another 2 fingers to it?
By not covering the brakes they are adding about 0.186 to there brake reaction time (http://www.promocycle.com/documentations/studies-eng/evalfrein_e.pdf) Meaning at 60 mph he's added 16ft to his stopping time (80mph = 21ft).
Why do almost all of the racers (off-road and street) brake with either 1 or 2 fingers (with a notable exception being Rossi) and many cover the lever full time.