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Old 04-25-2013, 09:10 PM   #211
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I prefer to ride up and grab his girls butt myself.

Depends there, a number of guys I know that ride.....I worry more about their girls than them.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:34 PM   #212
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Hey! At least nobody whacked his kill switch on the way by.
yeh I was very young

first ride on a pushbike with gears

brother disconnected the brake cable

only one brake

pushed me down the steepest side st in the area

did this whilst ridding his bike

very quick he did it

lots of loss bark at the bottom of the hill

one smashed pushbike

those were the days

cheers

he did worst when he got a bike with a motor

I learnt very quick to beat the crap out of him

bigger than me

still didn't stop him to this day from doing silly things to me or himself
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #213
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I've never played tag on a bike. I ride alone. All my friends are married... their wives won't let them play.


Not crying for you man, crying for those poor whipped souls........Mrs. Hooli knows when I don't get enough riding in a get all....
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #214
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Not crying for you man, crying for those poor whipped souls........Mrs. Hooli knows when I don't get enough riding in a get all....
Well, I'm sorta sad for them, but then again, not really. For the most part, they seem happy with their lives. And if not riding keeps the peace, so be it.

I've learned that riding solo has some definite benefits. I ride my own pace. I stop when I want to stop. I eat where I want to eat. I go fast when I want to go fast, and go slow when I want to go slow. And I sleep where I want, and with who I want.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:37 PM   #215
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I've learned that riding solo has some definite benefits. I ride my own pace. I stop when I want to stop. I eat where I want to eat. I go fast when I want to go fast, and go slow when I want to go slow. And I sleep where I want, and with who I want.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #216
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I've learned that riding solo has some definite benefits. I ride my own pace. I stop when I want to stop. I eat where I want to eat. I go fast when I want to go fast, and go slow when I want to go slow. And I sleep where I want, and with who I want.
The smartest thing I've ever done was to ride my own pace back when I rode a ZX-7R and rode with friends. Sometimes they could keep up, sometimes I'd wait. On the very few times I made the decision to ride slower than the rider I was with it paid off big time - especially when one hit a deer.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:48 AM   #217
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The smartest thing I've ever done was to ride my own pace back when I rode a ZX-7R and rode with friends. Sometimes they could keep up, sometimes I'd wait. On the very few times I made the decision to ride slower than the rider I was with it paid off big time - especially when one hit a deer.
My only legitimate concern riding solo is that if I do hit a deer, or overcook a turn and go into the trees, is that I won't be found for a while, particularly at night. With another rider (or ten) at least there'd be someone to call 911. But solo, if I'm unconscious and it's dark and no one sees me, that's less than ideal.

Other than that one concern, though, I'm happiest riding solo.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:00 AM   #218
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I've learned that riding solo has some definite benefits. I ride my own pace. I stop when I want to stop. I eat where I want to eat. I go fast when I want to go fast, and go slow when I want to go slow. And I sleep where I want, and with who I want.
Been single most of my life, except one abortive misfire that lasted about 18 months. Not sure why she said "Yes" but that's another story; I'm getting hitched soon to a great gal with common values, plus she likes shooting, riding, drinking, hunting, etc...
Anyway, a bunch of my friends got married and I found myself on the blacklist. As one wife pointed out to her husband, rather late (early?) one evening, "Every time you go somewhere with Mike, you come home late and drunk!"
Well, yeah.... that's why we went out. To be guys.


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Old 04-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #219
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In all seriousness, aside from the delusion that your bike kept up, it's incredibly poor form to insert yourself uninvited into another group's ride.

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Old 04-27-2013, 01:11 PM   #220
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I agree 100%. One time I was riding my scooter on 129 and saw some headlights behind me. I picked up my pace and pulled away. When I got to the Deal's Gap I stopped and along came a rider on an S1000rr. His tires where feathered to the edges from a recent track day. Obviously he could have caught me but chose not to. I have no illusions of being faster than him.

A passed a couple on 600cc sportbikes that had never ridden Deal's Gap before. They appeared to be smooth and competent riders but were smart enough not to push the pace:

On the other hand I have also seen guys riding so slow they wobbled around the corners. Or they go fast on the straights and practically stop in the curves. In those cases it's lack of skill.

BTW, when a faster rider does catch up to me, I slide over and let him by.
Are you the OP?
You're on your scooter and see headlights coming up behind so it would seem thst they are going faster, so instead of pulling over you put the hammer down?
The dude on the 1000rr was probably just waiting for you to crash.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:04 PM   #221
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I too made some sport bike riders blink today.

I decided to leave the Vrod resting happily and take out the Old Girl. A 1980 (Harley-Davidson) 80" shovelhead motor in '79 cases, '69 4 speed trans, who knows what year FLH frame, narrow glide single disc front (chrome lower legs man!), mostly unknown year FLH rear, 1980 Drag Specialties open belt drive, Barnett clutch, drag bars on short risers yo.
I saw headlights approaching at a high rate of speed, a growling pack of repliracer demons on speed!!!
I drifted to the right side of my lane, and waved in a friendly manner as they passed in my lane. They waved back in appreciation and continued on their merry way.

Later down the road they were stopped, I checked to see if they were broke down (no) or needed water (it's the desert after all), they knew I could blow them off on a mid 60's schwin bicycle had I wanted, my Wife/Chic knew as well.

I'm pretty sure I saw one of them blink.

They had fun, I had fun. My Wife/Chic didn't have to beat on my for trying to hold them up : )

Now of course we all understand that I could of smoked them guys on my slightly vintage Harley and they'd be dead meat if I'd been on The Mighty Vrod Road Racer Supreme. I am The Man, My Woman knows this and no one may outrun me regardless of their ride : ) unless I let them.

I love making sportbike riders blink. It's my new hobby.

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #222
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I too made some sport bike riders blink today.

Bla, bla, bla.

I love making sportbike riders blink. It's my new hobby.

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Some funny shit right there...

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #223
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I too made some sport bike riders blink today.

I decided to leave the Vrod resting happily and take out the Old Girl. A 1980 (Harley-Davidson) 80" shovelhead motor in '79 cases, '69 4 speed trans, who knows what year FLH frame, narrow glide single disc front (chrome lower legs man!), mostly unknown year FLH rear, 1980 Drag Specialties open belt drive, Barnett clutch, drag bars on short risers yo.
I saw headlights approaching at a high rate of speed, a growling pack of repliracer demons on speed!!!
I drifted to the right side of my lane, and waved in a friendly manner as they passed in my lane. They waved back in appreciation and continued on their merry way.

Later down the road they were stopped, I checked to see if they were broke down (no) or needed water (it's the desert after all), they knew I could blow them off on a mid 60's schwin bicycle had I wanted, my Wife/Chic knew as well.

I'm pretty sure I saw one of them blink.

They had fun, I had fun. My Wife/Chic didn't have to beat on my for trying to hold them up : )

Now of course we all understand that I could of smoked them guys on my slightly vintage Harley and they'd be dead meat if I'd been on The Mighty Vrod Road Racer Supreme. I am The Man, My Woman knows this and no one may outrun me regardless of their ride : ) unless I let them.

I love making sportbike riders blink. It's my new hobby.

DO
I counted, and I blinked eleven times while I read this story. And it was completely involuntary every time. You, sir, are The Man!!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:32 PM   #224
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Time for me to chime in, didn't make them blink today but sure as hell will make them blink tomorrow. Thats all I have to offer.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #225
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After reading this thread, I will bet on two things:
1: The op will never be back
2: He will never sit down again.
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