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Old 10-09-2012, 09:02 AM   #136
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I have three bikes, a Buell Ulysses, a Harley Heritage, and a Triumph Scrambler. When I pull into the garage on the Harley I yell at the other two bikes "Why aren't you REAL motorcycles?" When I pull into the garage on the Buell I yell at the other two bikes "Look at you POS exercises in styling, the Buell is MUCH FASTER than either of you iron piles!" When I pull into the garage on the Scrambler I yell at the other two bikes "You're hopelessly complicated and do not understand the joy of a simple bike as reliable as an anvil." Then go to the refrigerator and try and decide whether to have an IPA, a Czech Pils, or a stout.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:11 AM   #137
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Try driving a 105,500 lb double trailer semi on a mountain road popular with bikes, you'll see there are a few bat shit crazy riders out there.
What you're telling us is your vehicle is too large and heavy to be on that road without making a huge obstacle of yourself. Why are you doing that?

SMH..pulling doubles on a road that should, at best, be left to a single trailer.

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:18 AM   #138
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I have three bikes, a Buell Ulysses, a Harley Heritage, and a Triumph Scrambler. When I pull into the garage on the Harley I yell at the other two bikes "Why aren't you REAL motorcycles?" When I pull into the garage on the Buell I yell at the other two bikes "Look at you POS exercises in styling, the Buell is MUCH FASTER than either of you iron piles!" When I pull into the garage on the Scrambler I yell at the other two bikes "You're hopelessly complicated and do not understand the joy of a simple bike as reliable as an anvil." Then go to the refrigerator and try and decide whether to have an IPA, a Czech Pils, or a stout.
You're a complicated individual. Might want to get that checked out.















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Old 10-09-2012, 09:21 AM   #139
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You're a complicated individual. Might want to get that checked out.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #140
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What you're telling us is your vehicle is too large and heavy to be on that road without making a huge obstacle of yourself. Why are you doing that?

SMH..pulling doubles on a road that should, at best, be left to a single trailer.
Well if your delivering cement to a road or bridge project on that road it wouldn't work to well to be on another road.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:28 AM   #141
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Well if your delivering cement to a road or bridge project on that road it wouldn't work to well to be on another road.
Just no pavement stop ruining all the ADV riding.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #142
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What are you saying exactly ... that you can't go fast enough to pass an uber slow vehicle?

If the person travelling ahead of you is moving fast enough to prevent you making a quick overtake then there is hardly an issue is there?
Have you ever ridden a motorcycle on a winding road?

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:00 AM   #143
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Well if your delivering cement to a road or bridge project on that road it wouldn't work to well to be on another road.
I've never seen cement truck "doubles". Let's try real world.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #144
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I've never seen cement truck "doubles". Let's try real world.
Dry bulk portland in pressured tankers,, they rototill it into the suburface to stabilize the ground before paving.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:24 AM   #145
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Dry bulk portland in pressured tankers,, they rototill it into the suburface to stabilize the ground before paving.
Therefore you need to crawl up the road at 5 mph? Close the road.

I do LOVE, however, your comparison of a typical road hog with a 52.75 ton rig.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:49 AM   #146
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Also, not everyone is going to let you by just because you're riding at a faster pace, and if they are going the speed limit, they quite frankly have no obligation to do so beyond courtesy.
Courtesy and the odd state law that regarding slow moving vehicles. Hint- most if not all states have laws that require vehicles to pull over if they are impeding progress of (typically 3-5) other vehicles, even if those other vehicles are attempting to go slightly faster than Joe GoodCitizen who thinks he is going "the speed limit" according to Joe's (probably mis-calibrated) speedometer.

Oh- it's polite, too.

Oh- it's less stressful for Joe not to have three dozen speed-crazed asshats tailgating him, too.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #147
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Therefore you need to crawl up the road at 5 mph? Close the road.

I do LOVE, however, your comparison of a typical road hog with a 52.75 ton rig.
Those decisions were way over my pay grade.

I wasn't compairing a semi to a road hog, just that some folks refuse to wait for any reason.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:21 AM   #148
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If you don't like the traffic, stay out of it
Riding the dragon is like going to bike week or thunder bech or sturgis, loads of bikes on the road and all caliber of riding skills.
If someone is not going fast enough to suit you then pass them as soon as you can, thats how it works here in America.
Common driver courtesy is generally a thing of the past in this country now.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:26 AM   #149
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Cars are simply slow all the time and donīt give way most of the time. No matter if itīs a Chevrolet, Mercedes, Chrysler or a Harley Davidson
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #150
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Those decisions were way over my pay grade.

I wasn't compairing a semi to a road hog, just that some folks refuse to wait for any reason.
And more folks refuse to yield for any reason.
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