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Old 05-21-2012, 06:22 AM   #106
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He was uh slaloming thru the pack.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:44 AM   #107
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Little bastard should be in jail for willful endangerment. Should definitely lose his license until 21.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:00 AM   #108
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He merged with extreme prejudice...
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:32 AM   #109
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Riding the interstate to get out of the city and suburbs and get into the country is much more fun than stoplight. Stoplight. Stoplight. Stoplight. Stoplight. Stoplight.

+1 I hit the slab to get away from the stop & go then hit the back roads. When touring I do the same thing if riding into or out of a larger city.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #110
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He merged with extreme prejudice...
And was rebuked with more prejudice...
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:24 PM   #111
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I rode 70 miles of dirt roads this past weekend, and didn't see a single HD out there!!! Funny thing is; I did meet a guy on a brand new BMW. I stopped to talk with him for a few minutes, we rode a ways together, then went off in different directions.

That's my kind of "motorcycle club"; where you meet a total stranger, and act like civilized responsible adults, whether you're on a 250cc KLX or a 1000cc BMW. No "colors" to be concerned over, no obnoxious "floatilla" formations, no secret Mickey Mouse handshake, and you don't have to dress like a pirate!
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:04 AM   #112
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What does it say about our society that a group of like minded people who want to ride together and wear a club uniform have to get permission from a group of self professed criminals? So a group of vets who want to form a club and wear a patch need permission from a bunch misogynistic meth dealers and petty thieves? Or risk getting shot?
It's "freedom". You know, when it isn't the elected gouvernment telling you what to do, but some hooligan with the bigger gun.

As for the original topic, why treat traffic with bikes differently than traffic with cars, bikes, and trucks? If anything, I would rather merge into traffic consisting of bikes because generally they take up less space than a semi. It's not a centibike, it is many individual bikes that can move around individually.

Really don't get all the fuss. I also doubt any "real 1%er" would give the slightest shit if you pass through their formation in a decent manner as long as you aren't being an asshole. They aren't all psychos just waiting for an excuse to test their new rocket launcher (unless you are in Sweden, then I'd be careful).
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #113
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the best way to get respect is to throw beer cans at them as you pass and give em the finger...
they like it. ...... TRUST ME..
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:00 PM   #114
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I rode 70 miles of dirt roads this past weekend, and didn't see a single HD out there!!! Funny thing is; I did meet a guy on a brand new BMW. I stopped to talk with him for a few minutes, we rode a ways together, then went off in different directions.

That's my kind of "motorcycle club"; where you meet a total stranger, and act like civilized responsible adults, whether you're on a 250cc KLX or a 1000cc BMW. No "colors" to be concerned over, no obnoxious "floatilla" formations, no secret Mickey Mouse handshake, and you don't have to dress like a pirate!
I don't know what looks sillier--the H-D Pirate or the dirt bike rider lookin like a Bubba Stewart wannabe...
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:58 AM   #115
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Don't merge. Add more speed and treat them like the rolling pylon slalom/obstacle course that they are.

yeah exactly what I would do...then again we do not have large flotilla of Harleys...
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #116
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The title of this thread should be changed to: "How do you merge into a Rolling Blunder?"

Over the weekend I happened upon several different RBs and I must say they looked like accidents just getting choreographed. One I saw merging onto the superhighway complete with police escort blocking all other traffic, but luckily I got ahead of the mass and since they were rolling under the speed limit I left the blundering herd in my rear view mirror. That group was big enough and traveling so close and tight that it made me realize that a lot of what we all wrote in this thread doesn't do justice to the genuine problem dealing with such a mass that might be spread out over miles. I really wouldn't have wanted to have to pick my way through it. Wouldn't have been easy.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #117
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I was just north of Kansas City on a trip one time and came upon a LARGE group of Harleys in the left lane, backing up traffic behind and beside them. The cagers were rightfully pissed, because the herd was going just about the speed limit, so it was impossible to get around them. I was on the bike and started picking off chunks of the group, and after awhile came upon a trike pulling a coffin. WTF, guys, keep funeral processions in the RIGHT lane. I almost felt bad for passing, but reminded myself that they were practicing extreme dickery. I was also reminded of a story I read a few years prior, told by someone who was proud that his group had tied up an Interstate across three states, keeping anyone from passing, and I did not want to get stuck in THAT. Anyway, just as I was approaching the head of the line, the lead riders headed down an off ramp. I have no idea how a mile and a half (at least) of bikes trapped in the left lane by their own dumbassery were supposed to all get over and get off the highway, but I was off down the road and didn't have to worry about them any more.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:04 PM   #118
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I do not get the whole riding in a huge group going 1/2 the speed limit. Not only does it sound boring as hell but embarrassing as well.

I just wait until there is a clear spot then pass them all or I cuss and pull over and give the roadblock time to clear so I can actually enjoy the curves instead of going the same speed as I would if I were behind a convoy of semi's with flat tires.
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