quote:Originally posted by James R. DavisOver the past decade bitcoins have thrived in terms of public awareness and experience. Not just because of spectacular price increases, but because the criminal element learned how to use them, nobody could counterfeit them, the mining and blockchain protocols have PROVEN to be secure...
quote:Originally posted by scottrnelsonThought I would have to give this up after moving to Idaho, but the temperature got up to 40 today, the roads were clear and mostly dry, so I went out for half an hour or so.Gotta keep up the Christmas traditions!Merry Christmas, all of you.
quote:Originally posted by frankenstein34First post; interesting format.
quote:Originally posted by frankenstein34My next experience would have been on a 2006 FJR1300; as it was on a Yamaha Canada junket (45 minute ride loop), and raining, there was plenty of opportunity to locate the ABS threshold, but the linked braking meant that individual determination was not possible in the traditional way. The ABS did not intrude especially into the braking performance; quite impressive.
quote:Originally posted by frankenstein34and consider myself (like 80% of everyone) above-average, while recognizing that I still (58 years-old) make occasional poor decisions
quote:Originally posted by Eagle SixIt wasn't so much the specific comment, as much as, the general attitude from some members that these electronic control system can save a rider from crashes as if they are smarter than any riders ability to be stupid, that concerns me. In other words, ride however you like the bike will save you.
quote:Originally posted by DataDanAbstractNumerous crash data statistical analyses conducted over the past few years suggest that, for automobiles, the introduction of four-wheel antilock brake systems (ABS) has produced net safety benefits much lower than originally expected. The studies indicate the apparent increase in single-vehicle crashes involving passenger cars equipped with four-wheel ABS almost completely offsets the safety advantage such vehicles have over their conventionally-braked counterparts.
quote:Originally posted by James R. DavisIf you have ABS on your bikes, can you turn it off? Do you do so?Technology is great, but relying on it instead of yourself and practice and skills is DUMB.
quote:Originally posted by James R. DavisSince you asked for my opinion ...
quote:Originally posted by James R. DavisI believe the MSF provides lip service to the idea of safety training. They, it seems to me, are a marketing wing of the motorcycle industry hiding behind the exceptionally well crafted (by lobbyists) state requirements for formal (safety oriented) knowledge/skill/safety training to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on driver licenses. Virtually every state has a MOM (Motorcycle Operator Manual) that was crafted by the MSF.If safety was an objective, then why is it that the MSF still refuses to teach their students how to get away from a bike that is falling? How hard is it to teach them to let go of the downside grip, stand on the highside peg, and step away from the bike with the down leg? That should be a REQUIRED element of the first range day for beginner students. Even if that training does not involve actually dropping a bike, a demonstration would go a long way towards diminishing the many instances of dropped bike injuries in their classes. But they don't do that? Why not?
quote:Originally posted by James R. DavisYour concerns about wide turns is shared by me. Truthfully, I think most of those incidents are the result of a disbelief in countersteering. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard accident victims claim that they steer by leaning and that for some reason the bike was fighting them before they ran off the road.
quote:Originally posted by James R. DavisDiscounting whether or not the motorcyclist contributed any negligence (he most certainly did), because a motorcycle sliding on its side loses speed more slowly than it would if using normal braking while upright, clearly there would not have been a collision with the truck even if he hadn't laid it down (using normal braking).
quote:Originally posted by James R. Davis(and why a trial would be needed to determine his percentage contribution of that cause).