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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by hypersports, May 11, 2020.

  1. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home.. Supporter

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    Nickname my oldest son gave me at a student party (while I was a professor). Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - a doctor of machines!
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  2. HuntWhenever

    HuntWhenever Motorcicle Commuter

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  3. millman84

    millman84 Been here awhile

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    I run a CNC mill for a living. I don't have much imagination.
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  4. Olythom

    Olythom Adventurer

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    Pretty simple username.. location / first name for me (Olympia, Wa)

    Back in my 20’s... my buddy and I once flipped a Hobie-16 six times in 20 minutes on a windy San Diego Bay. It got so bad that we decide to just let it drift onto the beach. My buddy (in a life jacket) swam out and held onto the top of the mast to prevent it from turning turtle. The Commodore of the local sailing club watched the whole thing from his moorage and called the USCG when he lost sight of my buddy. We had a helo hovering over our head in minutes. We waved them off, drifted to the beach, broke out our dry bag and ate lunch on the Silver Strand. The commodore wandered over and told us we were crazy but apparently not stupid.... The whole experience was mostly embarrassing since I was Navy and my buddy was USCG. You’d think we would know better.
    We sat out the blow, righted the boat, and sailed across the bay to the launch a couple hours later. Hobies are Exciting!!....
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  5. Gapscratch

    Gapscratch I love curves!

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    Cuz during the 18 years we owned a place in Robbinsville, I went through a trash can full of pucks and a stack of tires at the Gap. That scratching sound of puck on tarmac became an addiction.

    Forgive me padre, I've seen the error of my ways.

    We sold the place, now I'm just a husk of an old, grumpy codger.
    I'll be back... hopefully soon.
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  6. hypersports

    hypersports Been here awhile

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    @Gapscratch ..so what's the riding like in Florida after having the Gap in your back yard for so long? I've seen guys that switch to Harleys in Florida with so much slab and so little winding pavement. I was on the central coast in CA for about 8 years with no shortage of canyons and tracks. Here in the Boise area it's one big grid so you have to be willing to travel to get to good roads.
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  7. Gapscratch

    Gapscratch I love curves!

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    I'm in the far northeast corner of Fla so, it's not as bad as south Fla. We live at the beach but heading to the western side of the county it starts to change. Mostly rural, sorta gently rolling with a few curvy roads that lead up to the Ga border. SE Georgia is mostly farm and timber land. I usually go through Folkston Ga. heading NW towards the many small towns between here and Macon.
    Plenty of backroads, even some small elevation changes and curvy sections. Definitely not twisty by any stretch, but much better than going south through Jacksonville.
    Naturally, no comparison with riding in the Smoky Mtns.

    I'm spoiled, all those years, most of my riding was up there, very little here. Working on changing that in the near future.
    I'm just not a cruiser guy. Tried one once, sold it in less than a year. Also not a big fan of slabbin' unless it's for long distance travel in a hurry.
    So, yeah, planning to relocate permanently back to the Smoky's as soon as possible, when the dust clears, lotsa things going on theses days.... :ricky
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  8. SenorCollin

    SenorCollin Been here awhile

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    I just really love tacos, and mexican food in general. And enjoy lobbing the occasional insult at people in spanish.
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  9. miller806

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    I am a retired police officer, mine is just my last name and my old radio number.
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  10. oldspice1972

    oldspice1972 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I have a collection of Old Spice bottles - 1,927 of them......
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  11. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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  12. oldspice1972

    oldspice1972 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Get off my lawn!
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  13. spokester

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    The Spokester speaks mainly of spokes and Sportsters.

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    On a whim I bought a new 1998 Ducati 900SS. It was my first street bike since 1971. I liked the simplicity of its air-cooled motor and learned it was the latest version of Ducati's first motor with belt driven cams called the 'Pantah'. I still have that bike:
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  15. strommonster

    strommonster Dan Jerry racing team

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    Had an 03 Strom that I treated...monstrously .
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    I owned a ZG1000 when I first posted to a MC forum.

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    'cause I ride a ZG and I am an irl. :lol3
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    Bought a BMW G650GS Sertao without consulting the wife much at all. She didn't like that. Thought the bike was "the one" and felt bad about how I didn't involve the wife in the purchase, so I told myself it would be my last bike. I was wrong on many counts. It was not "the one" nor my last :rofl
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    My name is Herb (short for Herbert actually), and I live in the mountains. Unfortunately I don't own the vehicle in my avatar.
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    Bar None Long timer Supporter

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    Often wondered where your name came from. Is the windmill still pumping?
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    I'm 6'5", my name is Paul and I'm in AZ. Need I say more?...:D
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