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Old 04-22-2011, 09:18 AM   #736
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I think the best twisty road skill is realizing you aren't on a closed course, and not riding like you are.

Just one schmuck's opinion.
Unfortunately some put an emphases on technical skills in place of roadcraft. Riding on the street the way you would on a track is called being a squid.

Technical skills are important and practice is always good, but it wont replace judgment, awareness, consideration and not letting your ego make bad decisions.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:24 AM   #737
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:24 AM   #738
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Depends on who you meet.
they're itching for good crabs ... they think you can't get em down south...
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:25 AM   #739
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:54 AM   #740
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they're itching for good crabs ... they think you can't get em down south...
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Are crabs in danger of becoming extinct, now that women are shaving?
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:58 AM   #741
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Wow, after looking at some of these pictures I have absolutely no desire to "Ride the Dragon" anymore!
The trick is to go in the off season, then you can have the whole road to yourself. I've been twice, once in early December and once on new years day, both times I think I saw maybe 1 or 2 other bikes and 2 or 3 cars. I definitely have no desire to go over a holiday weekend in the spring/summer/fall.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:59 AM   #742
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At least the is the one that bit it that time.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:08 AM   #743
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I went on a holiday weekend, just cause that was when my vacation was.

Time of day makes a difference. After 5 wasn't bad, and I think midday was surprisingly not that bad, first time in the morning was busier.

I got my merit badge, and I got no desire to go back.

One thing about the Dragon, there is no getting off. You get on and you have to ride to the end.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:52 AM   #744
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I went on a holiday weekend, just cause that was when my vacation was.

Time of day makes a difference. After 5 wasn't bad, and I think midday was surprisingly not that bad, first time in the morning was busier.

I got my merit badge, and I got no desire to go back.

One thing about the Dragon, there is no getting off. You get on and you have to ride to the end.
There are several pull-off's with good sight lines for turning around...
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:53 AM   #745
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Fixed it for you.
Track days will not teach you low speed, tight quarters maneuvering...
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:25 PM   #746
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ABS snob?



























I pretty much fall under the rider has skills "snob" and has no need for ABS...
Loved the comment someone made about PBR having a distinguished taste!....kinda like the Schlitz-Shits!

I'll give a nod to Sam Adams and Yumling Black and Tan as far as Domestics are concerned but, that's about it.

As for the notrogen in the tires; drink Bud and fart into the valve stem. That oughta do it. (finally found a use for Budweiser)

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Old 04-22-2011, 01:43 PM   #747
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I'll give a nod to Sam Adams and Yumling Black and Tan as far as Domestics are concerned but, that's about it.

You really need to visit Portland OR. Your view of domestics will be forever altered.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:16 PM   #748
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I'm blaming on that ultra-annoying blinky light on the slow bike in front
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:18 PM   #749
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You really need to visit Portland OR. Your view of domestics will be forever altered.
Dude!...if I had the money (and time) I'd ride the hell out there just to have a bier with ya and talk smack!I always like your perspective on riding and we could talk for hours I'm sure!

What Domestics ya got? (I'm not a complete snob but DO like quality like those I mentioned earlier)

Had "Bud ice" once and could have filled up quite a few Mack Truck tires afterwards. SPEW!
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:50 PM   #750
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kinda double fail, I'd say.

the main one is of course the squid guy: riding a RR in a suit doesn't make you a racing rider, and doesn't turn the road into a track.

otoh, reading here I don't think the Gap is the best place in the world for unexperienced/unskilled/noob riders as the one on the beemer. not sayin that slow riders shouldn't be allowed through, just suggesting it's not the most "relaxing" environment to grow skills into.
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