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Motorcycle riders thread

Brunes

Active Member
pilot
#16
Saluting? Hell no. If I have my helmet on it's because I'm on the bike.

Jacket/Other PPE depends on how long the walk is to get inside and "uptightness" of the command.
Ditto on the helmet saluting.
On the jacket & PPE thing - I've taken to wearing civvies to get to work and then I can walk into the locker room and change. No conflicts, no questions, no uptight senior folks reading me the riot act about my gear or having my hands full/no cover/etc etc etc.

I missed this thread while I was on vacation - I've got a 2007 Honda CBR600RR that I bought brand new outta the crate when they first came out. I'm thinking about getting a second bike - A cruiser/bagger...Maybe a Victory. Or maybe a dirt bike. Just got my PCS orders to New Jersey, so my riding is going to be different now.

Been riding for about 10 years now and I've been an MSF RiderCoach for the BRC, BRC2, ARC/MSRC for the past 3 years. I'll be getting a refresher for the new MSF curriculum over the spring and I'm hoping to get to the Train the Trainer class for RiderCoaches within the year.
 

Renegade One

Well-Known Member
None
#17
Do you guys salute in helmet? What about wearing gear while not on the bike....remove jacket once you get off or wear it inside then remove it?
Helmet = "cover". "Salutes are rendered and returned with pride on this base!" (Or words to that effect…)
Saluting? Hell no….
Well, we choose to disagree…not that there's anything wrong with that…

The whole jackets thingie…I have no opinion.
 

Renegade One

Well-Known Member
None
#18
I'm looking at:
1. Cruiser (Chopper/Bobber, love the look)
2. Ducati Monster style (sportbike but more upright riding stance)
3. Supermoto
What, "no love" for the old-school things like the Triumph Bonneville? Sadly, the newly manufactured "Royal Enfield Classic Battle Green Bikes" are not legal in California…
http://royalenfield.com/motorcycles/classic-battle-green

They probably kill whales or California Condors or chase away the seals from the La Jolla Children's Pool…or some such thing. :(
 

BigRed389

Registered User
None
#19
Helmet = "cover". "Salutes are rendered and returned with pride on this base!" (Or words to that effect…)

Well, we choose to disagree…not that there's anything wrong with that…

The whole jackets thingie…I have no opinion.
I've got no problem rendering salutes as necessary, but you'd salute while operating a motorcycle? :confused:

Honestly I'd be a little weirded out to see someone in a full face helmet ride by, hand off throttle and front brake for the sole purpose of rendering a salute.
 

Renegade One

Well-Known Member
None
#20
...you'd salute while operating a motorcycle? :confused:.
Yes. Just put yourself in the mind-set of the Gate Guard who renders a military courtesy and gets nothing in return from the officer in question.

I currently live my life in the nether world of the "always in civvies" military retiree. But every time a young man or woman in uniform on gate duty [in all weathers…] renders the courtesy with a nice "Welcome to Naval Base San Diego, Captain"…my response is auto-Pavlovic. Courtesies rendered and returned…I never saw a "down-side" to any of that.
 

BigRed389

Registered User
None
#21
Yes. Just put yourself in the mind-set of the Gate Guard who renders a military courtesy and gets nothing in return from the officer in question.
Fair point. Returning gate guard salutes are "automatic" in my book, especially since you're already fumbling around to show ID and not actively moving...I didn't even factor that into the discussion. Pavlovic sounds about right.
 

Brett327

Well-Known Member
None
Super Moderator
Contributor
#24
Yes. Just put yourself in the mind-set of the Gate Guard who renders a military courtesy and gets nothing in return from the officer in question.

I currently live my life in the nether world of the "always in civvies" military retiree. But every time a young man or woman in uniform on gate duty [in all weathers…] renders the courtesy with a nice "Welcome to Naval Base San Diego, Captain"…my response is auto-Pavlovic. Courtesies rendered and returned…I never saw a "down-side" to any of that.
Having been there/done that myself, I can practically guarantee that your MK1 Mod 0 gate guard, who has been rendering salutes every 10 seconds for 6-8 hours per day could give two shits about some dude with a blue sticker on his bike who doesn't have the ability to return his salute.

Safety first, Captain - the regs are fairly explicit about that. Have you ever ridden a motorcycle on and off a base?
 

Renegade One

Well-Known Member
None
#26
Safety first, Captain - the regs are fairly explicit about that. Have you ever ridden a motorcycle on and off a base?
Nope…never. But I imagine I would be in idle/neutral, both feet on the ground, and doing the two-handed "card out of the wallet" thing anyway, maybe raising a full-face visor so my face could be seen?

Look, this isn't critical to national defense, and I'm sure your comments about the GG not giving two shits are correct as well. It was just a question asked and it got some answers.
 

xj220

Will fly for food.
pilot
Contributor
#28
Stock it was a 2006 883C but I bumped it to 1200. It's not sportbike fast, but it's got torque and is still plenty fast.
 

sodajones

Combat Engineer
#29
Any good Oregon rides you'd recommend? I'll be back in the PNW later this year.
Depends if you're only planning on asphalt or willing to hit the dirt.

Highway 202 from Astoria heading inland to Portland is freaked fantastic and has a lot of twists and turns that are fun on the bike. Nestucca River Road is another great on in the same vein.

For pavement roads in the NW corner of Oregon, any of the various roads heading east from Portland towards the coast are usually fantastic. Not only will they be beautiful but they'll be windy and have plenty of elevation changes as well.

Highway 14 on the Washington side of the Columbia is a fun river run.

The highway 242 Sisters mountain pass from Eugene to Bend has plenty of amazing sights and the portion going up the west side is also very windy and has large amounts of elevation change

For off road routes I would check out advrider.com or pnwriders.com. I didn't get into the dual sport shindig until I moved down to Arizona a year ago. So, I don't know the good dirt road or off road routes. I'll be in Oregon for all July. Let me know if you'd like to grab a beer. Always fun to meet fellow airwarrior members.
 

Beefalo

Registered User
#30
So my 3 year refresher expired and according to regs I cant ride anymore. I cant even ride my bike to the refresher course it has to be towed or I have to ask someone nicely to take time out of their day to ride my bike to the course. WTF lol. I have the BRC and MSRC.

And if you change bikes you are supposed to take the refesher regardless of time lapsed since last course. So technically you wouldnt even be able to ride your new bike from the dealership to the course, you'd have to do the above. Test rides would technically be against regs to then.

All for safety but I think its a bit excessive they cant make an exception to ride your bike to the refresher course despite having a valid motorcycle endorsement, BRC, MSRC, and years of riding experience with no accidents.
 
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