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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by baiku, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. BOUNTY HUNTER

    BOUNTY HUNTER Bavarian Bomber Wrench

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    Congratulations of your new ride Art! We'll get it dirty soon enough. Take lots of pictures before then :evil
  2. baiku

    baiku Manaical Engineer

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    Thanks, guys. Now all I have to do is get my CPDR number down.

    Crash Per Dirt Ride :deal
  3. BOUNTY HUNTER

    BOUNTY HUNTER Bavarian Bomber Wrench

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    You'll be fine. I'll get you to remain upright.
  4. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Nice bike Art :clap those rigs seem to be springing up all over the Northeast this spring:evil

    I also have a higher than usual CPDR# but it is getting lower by the season. The best thing I have found is to ride your own pace and not to worry about keeping up with others. Kinda the same wisdom as on the street but I think it applies even more on dirt. However the consequences on pavement are probably higher.

    Get yourself some good body armor and go have fun:clap
  5. baiku

    baiku Manaical Engineer

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    Thanks, Dave, that's good advice. See you at WHACO!
  6. Kapstap

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    Bike is fixed, except for the side stand, the mount got bent out of round. I'm glad to have it back, took it out yesterday and today. The south side of the rotary has some oil on it looks like that might be what bit me.
  7. baiku

    baiku Manaical Engineer

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    Glad you're okay. I know that roundabout, and two in Goffstown: Mast Rd. at Wallace Rd. and the one in Grasmere: Center St.at Henry Bridge Rd. I don't see anything wrong with them. They're small radius, and I guess the cobblestone ring in the center is a rumble strip.
  8. 1 Wheel Drive

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    +1 - The only thing wrong with the current craze of installing new rotaries at busy intersections is that so many drivers in New England do not remember what they are supposed to do when they get to one. That and some municipalities screw things up by putting yield signs for traffic inside the rotary, :huh

    The big 2 lane one in Keene at the intersection of Rte 101 and Rte 10 is always a treat. They've even marked the lanes coming into the rotary for destination but people still can't seem to navigate it without screwing it all up.
  9. baiku

    baiku Manaical Engineer

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    Having yield signs for traffic in the rotary is dumb. An invitation to gridlock.
  10. drc42

    drc42 Rally Dreamer

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    What I love is intersections where one way has a stop sign and the other way has a yeild sign. Logic says that is a deadlock. Or at least that is the way a nerd like me sees it :lol3
  11. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    The town I live in has some sort of an idiot who assigns traffic signage.

    There are two perfectly good rotaries, put in when they built my neighborhood, where the side roads intersect with a main through road, intended to slow down the traffic on the main road. The town decided to put stop signs in for each street entering the rotaries, negating any value to having the rotary. :huh

    There are also several places in town where they have put stop signs at T intersections on the 2 straight through streets, but not on the one coming in from the 90 degrees. Talk about dumb :huh
  12. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Fixed.:D
  13. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Every lap is like a free track day.:deal

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    Cobbles are actually 'truck aprons'. They give a space for the rear axles on a TT to travel on the tight radius. Some, however insist it is a passing lane.

    I get a charge out of the "motorists need more training for the roundabouts..." plea. Keeping to the right of a double yellow and yielding is sooooooooooooo difficult.:rolleyes

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  14. 1 Wheel Drive

    1 Wheel Drive Flatus Antiquous

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    Yeah, you know you're likely quite right EC...

    Pro'lly some of them dingbats from down there in Nuevo Joisey, or perhaps the state of York.
    They don't seem to have a clue about civilized traffic patterns.
    :D
  15. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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  16. 1 Wheel Drive

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    No, no! Motorists don't need edumacation on rotaries. They need it on feckin' everything!! For christs sake, people don't even know whose turn it is at a 4 way stop? Idjuts.

    Really, why do we expect that people would take a test at age 16 and a half, and forevermore be qualified as drivers?

    Huh?
  17. baiku

    baiku Manaical Engineer

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    I suffer through a 4-way stop every day, and it's painful to see these clowns (not evil ones) who can't count to four.

    If you want rotary hell, check this out: http://tinyurl.com/7t7vdnc :eek1

    Google the Wikipedia article on Magic Roundabout, Swindon, England. :rofl
  18. Kapstap

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    It's not so hard Art. Especially if I can do it. Just remember the rear wheel is supposed to hop and slide around all over the place. We went for a group trip out to Silverton, CO 2 years ago. My bud brought his sister who no one can keep up with on her YZF R-1 on the road. On the rocks and dirt that whole loose rear end kinda freaked her out.
  19. Kapstap

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    Hey I like a good rotary. There are some nice new ones on the new exit to the Manchester airport. I get to the U.K. once in awhile for work and they have tons of rotaries and they know how to use them.
    Don't get me started on New England signage or the lack thereof. After 9 years I'm used to it.
    Hey and what's with passing people in the passing lane cause they are going 5 under. You try to go by and then they speed up to 15 over? Am I stealing your mojo by passing you? Why do people exit the highway from the left lane? And my all time favorite, I'm trying to accelerate onto the highway with a load of kids and a pop-up camper. You are trying to exit. Maybe you could slow down? Go behind me? Instead of trying to pass me and cut me off right before you have to slam on your brakes for the 25 mph exit 7 ramp??

    I'm just saying.
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