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Old 05-16-2013, 06:52 AM   #20971
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A big +1 on that.

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:02 AM   #20972
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Don't you get it....there is nothing between him and road but a thin layer of gaberdine...


Ok lets see who gets it....




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Old 05-16-2013, 07:53 AM   #20973
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How hard is it to get bug splatters out of wool?
Easy enough to make it worth the effort!

I've done this a time or two at lunch!

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:56 AM   #20974
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Don't you get it....there is nothing between him and road but a thin layer of gaberdine...


Ok lets see who gets it....

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:03 AM   #20975
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A big +1 on that.

Back to Killboy:

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I am troubled here in thatwhat appears to be a fairly competent airhead rider looks so uncoordinated here. Yes he is covering both brake and clutch. Yes his toes are not hanging down, Yes he is looking into the curve and not the photographer but still.

Just such an uncoordinated sense of rider and bike.

The bike, his suit, the tie, the helmet just don't match.

Bill, what models came in that shade of green, The R850 or is this earlier? I see it only has a single disc on the front.

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:33 AM   #20976
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NCS, I'm thinking it's a /6, probably an R75. But hard to tell at this angle unless you can really pick at/out the details.

Speaking of which, I'm not worried about the riding details of this pic, it was clearly staged as a parody. It reminds me of a 1973-ish BMW brochure photo of a rider in a really nice suit, no helmet, riding in traffic on wet pavement. I've been looking all over the 'Net for that photo but haven't found it (again).

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:57 AM   #20977
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You know, most of the cops I meet are great guys, doing what can be a tough job, and they have bad days like everyone else. I know that. My cops I know are professional and polite.
And in a semi-unrelated newsblip:

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Portland police officer stops car chase to help duck

A Portland, Ore., police officer in pursuit of a speeding car, put the chase on hold to help a duck in distress.

In a dash-cam video released by the Portland Police Bureau, viewers are treated to what looks like the beginning of an exciting high-speed chase. A car zooms past a hiding police cruiser, and then Officer Mark James begins the pursuit.

But not long into the chase (the video above has been sped up), James sees a duck crossing the busy road. Rather than leave it to fend for itself, he pulls over and guides it to safety.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...140849603.html


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Old 05-16-2013, 09:02 AM   #20978
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NO, it just looks like another Dumb Ass saying I'm entitled to both sides of the road, go find yourself another place to play, this one is mine.
I find your lack of faith disturbing . . .
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #20979
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i'm surprised moto cops would ride side by side on a road so tight and twisty. maybe they were going slow and showing off for the camera ?


not saying they aren't badass riders, but still ?
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:04 AM   #20980
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Don't you get it....there is nothing between him and road but a thin layer of gaberdine...


Ok lets see who gets it....





Just a thin layer of gabardine....this was a funny episode. Thanks for throwing it up here!
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:17 AM   #20981
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My one-and-only visit was mid-week. Don't remember the time of day. The road was fairly quiet and would have been a fun ride except for the long streaks of cooking oil through every single corner. I don't know who did it or why but it was just another sign of the idiocy that abounds with regard to Deal's Gap. I found the Cherohala to be a far more enjoyable ride and believe there are many better roads in other parts of the country - and MUCH better roads in other parts of the world. Still, maybe if the stupidity is focussed on "The Dragon", it will keep some of it away from the other places.
I'll share....Glendora Mountain Road, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. 22 miles of solid, never ending mountain twisties. Not as green as The Dragon, but just as twisty.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #20982
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I'll share....Glendora Mountain Road, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. 22 miles of solid, never ending mountain twisties. Not as green as The Dragon, but just as twisty.
GMR is indeed a fine road, a blast to ride. So is the Dragon. Having done both, I'll just say that major jollies can be had in each place.

Hell, out here in Idaho we even have a few twisties.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:57 AM   #20983
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I'll share....Glendora Mountain Road, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. 22 miles of solid, never ending mountain twisties. Not as green as The Dragon, but just as twisty.
I live at the base of GMR, between that, east fork and riding up to Baldy you can make quite the day our of the ride doing it round trip. Or make a loop out of it.

One of my favorite quick rides last minute kind of destination.
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:34 PM   #20984
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i'm surprised moto cops would ride side by side on a road so tight and twisty. maybe they were going slow and showing off for the camera ?
Haven't you learned ANYTHING from these photo threads? ...nobody EVER shows off for the camera.

Maybe it adds to the challenge and is practice for parades and demonstrations - I always think it's kind of stupid because the only practical benefit of becoming good at riding side-by-side is to be good at riding side-by-side.
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:05 PM   #20985
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Bill, what models came in that shade of green, The R850 or is this earlier? I see it only has a single disc on the front.
R75/6 or R90/6, 1974-1976 (likely an earlier model, given the /5-style mirrors).

Basis: Not a /5 headlight/instrument cluster (/6 or /7), /6 switch gear, not /5 side panels (/6 or /7), not /5 forks and fender mount (/6 or /7), not /7 ignition wires (/5 or /6).

R60/6 had a front drum brake.
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