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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
Just because it can be done that way, doesn't mean it should be nor that it is the best way.
Needs a car tire...
The seat on the black bike looks like a moccasin. Comfy :huh
I don't know how you can judge the guy on the GS from that pic (unless you actually know that turn). The first thing I do when setting up for a turn is slide my butt over. And then when exiting the turn my butt is the last thing to get back to the centerline. So there are typically two times in many turns when I would look like that guy. I can't tell from the pic how much turn is left or whether a right-hander is coming up. It seems conceivable to me that guy simply hasn't apexed, or possibly even he did and is coming out to set up for a right sweeper.
Looks brutal in the pic, but needs video to see the context. Pic angle probably not helping either.
Plus he left his sunroof open.
You can argue about the 'right line' untill blue in the face, but in a real world situations, meaning a public road, you just can't take the right line every corner you turn, for hundred different reasons, especially if you never been on that partcular stretch before. On the track it's a different story, actually easier, as there is nobody coming the other way and you know each turn by heart, without a risk of hitting loose gravel, pot hole, assortment of wildlife, car full of drunk's straying onto your side of the road, bloke on a pair of roller skis, harvester at 2am, filling the whole road, to name just few surprises to make it hard to take the right line. I'd worry more about what gear i am in and the speed i am doing, going into a turn. Then again, there are no camera's taking picture's of me riding, oh yeah, i forgot the bloody speed cameras!
Moral relativism is good to a certain point, but there is still such a thing as "wrong".
He isn't dressed like Charley and Ewan!
I assume we are talking about the guy on the GS, what's he doing wrong, didn't he make the turn?
Have you priced those jackets? :eek1
Your line also shows that the gauges are leaning the wrong way too. Hard to tell from this perspective which way his torso is in relation to the center line of the bike.
Ask them http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=841609
Dang. That's more than we ever needed to know...
Thanks, Shogs... :eek1
Where's the fail? Triumph bike, Triumph jacket. Clearly he's a Brit.
I missed that part. Thanks.
As an former LEO who wrote many speeding tickets, I agree with this statement. Speed limits set by political entities for any reason other than scientific analysis of the engineering of the road and capability of the major of vehicles on it is a trap, plain and simple.
One "Hammer" size for me, please!
Agreed, but WHY do they not do it? I can give you at least one of my main reasons...because to do that puts your bike at risk of getting dropped.
I have done race and course schools, did a bit of WERA racing, and try to ride the Pace and smartly every time I do. I also practice maximum straight line braking skills.
With that said, I do not go out and put my 600lb+ bike covered in plastic at risk of getting dropped (read $$$ to fix) for training. I know I will probably get flamed for that but at least it is the truth, as I am sure it is for most.