BDKR

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BDKR pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 25, 2018 at 16:42
Jul 25, 2018
Video: Insane Crash at the Tour de France
@wingguy: I hear ya, but line choice could easily have mitigated this. As I said before, squaring the entrance allows one to see further through the corner. Also, if you're not going in far too fast, your line options across the apex and through the exit are greater. With the line he took straight at the apex he was blind to the nature of that corner until he was IN IT!
BDKR pinkbikeaudience's article
Jul 25, 2018 at 16:23
Jul 25, 2018
Video: Insane Crash at the Tour de France
Went into that corner way too deep. Prolly trying to follow the motorcyclists line, which was bad also. And then he got near the apex, saw how tight the corner was, and fixated on the wall. This is why lines are important.
BDKR swan3609's photo
Apr 6, 2018 at 18:19
Apr 6, 2018
@swan3609: Well I don't mind having to swap a motor or trans. I just want the interior to stay together. 850's aren't built as well as the older 900's/700's/200's. They use a plastic that ages and get's really brittle. A whole list of things start going off as a result. The first and most noticeable is the dash. The connect to the firewall with 4 bolts and every 850 dash breaks at those bolts! Then when you remove the dash to fix it, you wind up accidentally breaking more of the brittle bits. I fixed my wifes T5 only for it to break a plastic bit in the hvac two months later. That meant cold on one side and hot on the other. Not good when it's 5 degrees out. 850's are cool. Pure giggles. Handle well enough. Look good. But also built like crap!

BDKR swan3609's photo
Apr 6, 2018 at 13:44
Apr 6, 2018
Nice scooby ripper! I'm thinking about getting rid of my 850R and getting something like that. How well do they age?

BDKR JeffWeed's article
Apr 1, 2018 at 12:39
Apr 1, 2018
Jeff Kendall-Weed Rides Los Angeles on the Ibis Ripmo
@scvkurt03: Right on! Keep rippin' it up down there.
BDKR JeffWeed's article
Mar 31, 2018 at 14:34
Mar 31, 2018
Jeff Kendall-Weed Rides Los Angeles on the Ibis Ripmo
@scvkurt03: I'm with you! My comment was more joking around than anything. I grew up down there and am pretty familiar still in spite of how much it's grown up and changed since I first moved out of there in '97. Now based on your comment, are you relatively close to 78?
BDKR JeffWeed's article
Mar 31, 2018 at 2:23
Mar 31, 2018
Jeff Kendall-Weed Rides Los Angeles on the Ibis Ripmo
@judgerider348: More like the government that runs the city, county, and state. The place has been fleeced and trashed.
BDKR JeffWeed's article
Mar 31, 2018 at 2:22
Mar 31, 2018
Jeff Kendall-Weed Rides Los Angeles on the Ibis Ripmo
@cuban-b: LOL! I grew up in SC and left at the first opportunity to go to Central Coast (Monterey, Santa Cruz). While there was definitely some fun times to be had there (SoCal), I drafted my own hate license by the time I left in '89.
BDKR JeffWeed's article
Mar 31, 2018 at 1:34
Mar 31, 2018
Jeff Kendall-Weed Rides Los Angeles on the Ibis Ripmo
@scvkurt03: When aren't peak hours anymore? LOL
BDKR JeffWeed's article
Mar 31, 2018 at 1:33
Mar 31, 2018
Jeff Kendall-Weed Rides Los Angeles on the Ibis Ripmo
@WAKIdesigns: You forgot the nearly 60K homeless in LA County ALONE.
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