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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    That's what I was gonna say. Not all of us are 6'4" like me...
  2. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    A friend of mine took a chunk of truck tire to the head through the window of his Jeep hard enough to knock him over into his passenger's lap and daze him, the passenger had to take the wheel and start steering it to the side until he recovered well enough.

    Scary shit.
  3. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Over the years, we've had a couple of incidents where a truck has shed a tire and wheel and it bounced over the center barrier, landed on a car, and killed the driver.

    If you ever smell burning rubber on the road, watch for a tire tread that just came off a truck.
  4. Jim Moore

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    And a shitload of crazy under that red hair.
  5. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Redheads can't fail. It is simply impossible.

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  6. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Turning this into a safety lecture, but WTH:

    Good advice on those types of vehicles. I've got them hard-wired into my Riders BIOS. You see those and instinctively the Spidey Sense bells start sounding.

    And keeping clear of tractor-trailers makes sense for other reasons: if you are following, you are in their "wake" and get a lot of wind buffeting and that can wear you down. Besides them, the wind buffeting is at it's worst and you're also in their Blind Quarter, so it's a double Whammy. And I don't like to follow big, tall vehicles because they block the view of road and traffic conditions ahead, which interferes withthe ole Spidey Sense. I generally pass tractor-trailers as quickly as I can because of the wake buffet and potential tire explosions. If a cager is just easing by s l o w l y, I'll drop back till I can pass quickly.

    --Bill
  7. Grreatdog

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    A big chunk of steel that fell off a truck on I-97 bounced once and shattered the windshield on my truck right in front of my face at 75 mph comes to mind. That might have been fatal on the bike.

    I also saw a load fall over on the trailer so it was hanging ten feet off the side. It went right over the heads of my kneeling survey crew on I-895. That would have been fatal except for pure dumb luck.

    Then there were the sheets of 3/4" plywood that blew off a truck and sent me over the side of a causeway on the bike to avoid flying guillotines. I stay away from big trucks on the bike.
  8. MotoSailorDC

    MotoSailorDC Gnarly Adventurer

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    :eek1:eek1 Never going to Annapolis again......
  9. DAKEZ

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  10. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Last month I was taking a short stretch of highway up to Raleigh, NC. I saw a Toyota with a kayak on the roof a good click ahead. I'm prejudiced. If you own a Toyota, I automatically assume you can't drive worth a crap.

    I slowly made my way up to it, but couldn't find a path to pass it quickly, so I fell back and let the cagers do their thing. Smart move. A quarter mile later, that kayak flew off the roof. The twit literally had it secured with bungee cords, and the wind finally overpowered them. I just shot right onto the shoulder and watched the madness unfold as the cagers went nuts trying to avoid it. Lucky me. :evil

    OK, back to pictures.

    Proper strapping technique...
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    Let's start a car tire debate!
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  11. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Was thinking the same thing.
  12. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    ok..you first! I DOUBLE DAWG DARE YA! :rofl



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  13. turingmachine

    turingmachine n00b

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    During flight training, I learned the mantra I'M SAFE, to be repeated before every engine start:
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    Any yes answers? Scrub the flight.
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  15. bluebye

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  18. fonztheyeti

    fonztheyeti king of all i survey

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    not exactly "assless" are they?
  19. German Trick

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    Or this amature:

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  20. BikerGeek99

    BikerGeek99 Horizon Chaser

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    Nah. Let's dog-pile the FJR that is following the cruiser.

    He's - GASP!! - on the center line of death, doom and despair!

    Does he not realize that the CT-equipped cruiser in front of him is about to explode like the Death Star because, well, EVERYone knows, that running a car tire on a motorcycle means the bike is gonna explode like, well, the Death Star.