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by Nalian
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: full face vs open face helmet
Replies: 59
Views: 32520

Re: full face vs open face helmet

I've always worn a full face helmet, and recently retired my first one due to age. I'm always amazed at the amount of dings and chips and giant bug death that have happened to that helmet in 5 short years. And most of that would have been crap that would have hit my face at 55+ mph...so I don't see ...
by Nalian
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Jewellery on Bikes?
Replies: 11
Views: 8613

Re: Jewellery on Bikes?

I always wear my wedding ring and hadn't ever thought of taking it off. It's a simple titanium band, so it's pretty comfortable to wear.

Is that a common issue in accidents, losing fingers due to ring wearing?
by Nalian
Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Not so quiet now.
Replies: 72
Views: 26640

Re: Not so quiet now.

I've had exceptional luck with the Sidi Jasmin Tempor. Been through many hours of hard rain riding and going through some puddles. Haven't had wet feet yet.. *crosses fingers*
by Nalian
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: What was your greatest challenge - learning to ride?
Replies: 41
Views: 19038

Re: Ladies: What was your greatest challenge - learning to r

I had the big tank, so mine was pretty heavy and it was definitely a concern at first. I've never ridden one configured like you described, unfortunately. I have the urge to ask you a million questions but I'm sure you already know what to do, its just a matter of time making it happen.
by Nalian
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Ladies: What was your greatest challenge - learning to ride?
Replies: 41
Views: 19038

Re: Ladies: What was your greatest challenge - learning to r

The sporty is pretty top-heavy - how fast is she going when she's going wide? Does she ever take the corner well or is it always wide?
by Nalian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What do you do in your regular life?
Replies: 167
Views: 55850

Re: What do you do in your regular life?

I work for Google.
The learning opportunities are pretty insane, and the benefits.
The NDA sucks.
by Nalian
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: In Your Face
Replies: 8
Views: 2396

Re: In Your Face

I was hit in the chest with a chunk of drywall that flew off of a work truck in front of me - at 55 that was really less than pleasant. Even though the drywall hurt more, the indignity of being hit in the chest with a lit cigarette from the car next to me was a lot worse. The dead-zone made by my wi...
by Nalian
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The "Some say" thread
Replies: 75
Views: 12086

Re: The "Some say" thread

Some say participation doesn't always have to conform, man.
by Nalian
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The "Some say" thread
Replies: 75
Views: 12086

Re: The "Some say" thread

sapaul wrote:Some say that the peeps on TMW are not actual people
Well....there was that one time, a few years back...
by Nalian
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Member Motorcycle Blogs
Topic: SV-Wolf's Bike Blog
Replies: 1227
Views: 286192

Re: SV-Wolf's Bike Blog

*knock knock*

Hello? What's going on with the neighbor then? Are the bikes both healthy and being exercised regularly? What's doing!
by Nalian
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cruiser bike for long road-trip -- any of you done it?
Replies: 26
Views: 8082

Re: Cruiser bike for long road-trip -- any of you done it?

viewtopic.php?f=32&t=17862

That's the trip blog anyway - not sure where the SF trip is in alla that, as I think there were a few trips.
by Nalian
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:24 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cruiser bike for long road-trip -- any of you done it?
Replies: 26
Views: 8082

Re: Cruiser bike for long road-trip -- any of you done it?

I have yet to witness any 250 cruiser (and yes I've seen the Kymco) that I would trust on a multi-state highway tour. I've done a lot of touring on my kawi 650r before I sold it, and the smaller the bike is the more I find it gets beat up/blown around. On top of that with the little motor I don't kn...
by Nalian
Tue May 31, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: I need helpful advice, not post-facto criticism, please
Replies: 44
Views: 14963

Re: I need helpful advice, not post-facto criticism, please

I prefer to call it "opportunistic" riding. Whenever there's an opportunity to take advantage of the smaller size/faster speed/be somewhere else, take it! :D
by Nalian
Tue May 31, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: The Ladies Lounge
Topic: Not so quiet now.
Replies: 72
Views: 26640

Re: Not so quiet now.

sapaul wrote:Will you lot please shut up, we can hear you in the other threads already
:shock: daaaaaamn.
by Nalian
Tue May 31, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Lending / Borrowing Bikes
Replies: 18
Views: 2885

Re: Lending / Borrowing Bikes

There are probably only 2 people who I would let ride my bike at all. And I'm not sure I'd be crazy about it happening if I wasn't also on a bike going the same way.
by Nalian
Sun May 15, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: ICON does not sell replacement liners?!
Replies: 4
Views: 3110

Re: ICON does not sell replacement liners?!

I have one joe rocket that fits what you've described - it's the ballistic 7.0. Longer cut (it's a touring style jacket) but it has lots of vents and a liner for colder weather. It claims to be waterproof and so far that's held up in my experience. I really love my corazzo max jacket, although it do...
by Nalian
Fri May 13, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Bike day!
Replies: 13
Views: 3348

Re: Bike day!

So one week later (tomorrow) and I'm loving the new bike. Still getting used to it and figuring out where it wants to hang out in the power band - so far it really doesn't seem to mind what I want to do, and happily responds to pretty much everything with ease. We're definitely getting along well. I...
by Nalian
Fri May 13, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: ICON does not sell replacement liners?!
Replies: 4
Views: 3110

Re: ICON does not sell replacement liners?!

Which ICON jacket do you currently have, or what are some comparable jackets you consider Spring jackets?
by Nalian
Tue May 10, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Bottled it!
Replies: 10
Views: 4755

Re: Bottled it!

I think it's great you recognized your limit and admitted it - what's the shame in that?
by Nalian
Tue May 10, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Just wondering about average age and careers of you riders
Replies: 210
Views: 54441

Re:

27 and a software QA engineer. I don't know how to wheelie and have no desire to change that. How the time flies. Now I'm 31 (almost 32!) and I work for a big internet search company that likes primary colors a lot. ;) I know how to wheelie now and have done it accidentally twice. The desire to whe...