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Old 08-29-2012, 08:45 AM   #15256
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Black Harley logo t-shirt? check
work boots? check
Harley sneer? check
jeans? check

Yup. Must be a rugged indiviualist



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Old 08-29-2012, 08:47 AM   #15257
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And don't forget The Proper Helmet Fit (takes a cue from his Dad)...
That's a girl on the back...
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:51 AM   #15258
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That's how it goes at the Dragon. If you don't want some dick from Nebraska all bug eyed at the mountains or trying to impress himself with his mad skillz in your lane, you might as well not go there.
I live in WV, I have plenty of curves here. And less bug eyed, curve straightening dickheads.
You have some better roads in you area too, but we ain't gonna name those here.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #15259
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I think it signals that the wearer likes to get pissed on during rough sex.
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:55 AM   #15260
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That's a girl on the back...
Huh? :

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #15261
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A girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman. The term may also be used to mean a young woman.[1]


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Old 08-29-2012, 09:23 AM   #15262
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Looks to me like he has a clear line of visibility through the next corner and can easily get back in his lane (abandon his line as one ex-cop put it recently) if needed.

Not everybody who is over the line is out of control or a danger to others. Some are, but not all.
So dude waited until he had clean line of sight, and just hopped over there? Looks to me like dude early apexed a blind corner, and is slowly making his way back over. Notice the location of the hill in the background... That means there was a hill in the sightline on that corner.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:02 AM   #15263
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As a follow-up to the last one I posted. Here is one running all the lights.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:27 AM   #15264
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So did the guy who almost hit me last week, clear line of sight right up until I rounded the corner.
He just looked startled and his driver side tires were still 2 feet on my side of the road when I passed him.

If you can't stay on your side, stay home.

If you have seen other shots of that corner, there is not a clear line of sight thru the curve.
So, when he got on his "race line" he couldn't see that far in front of him.
That's my take. A lot of these corners can in fact be taken safely on the wrong side and still have enough time to react to a stationary object in their lane. What they won't necessarily have time to react to though is an object moving toward them, especially if that object is also driving/riding like a douchebag (although if they're douchy enough maybe they'll pass each other, both on the wrong side!).
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:29 AM   #15265
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Looks to me like he has a clear line of visibility through the next corner and can easily get back in his lane (abandon his line as one ex-cop put it recently) if needed.

Not everybody who is over the line is out of control or a danger to others. Some are, but not all.
Maybe, but any idiot (and there are quite a lot of them pictured in here) can straighten out the curves using both lanes of the road.
It doesn't even take very much skill (some but not a lot) to get around the corners and stay in your lane, even going fast.
I just don't get all these twits pictured all but deliberately driving their cars, motos, whatever off that road. It isn't that difficult.

Why go to a challenging road then eliminate most of the challenge?
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:29 AM   #15266
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A girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman. The term may also be used to mean a young woman.[1]


Yeah, I know the definition, I just didn't see a girl in that pic. Maybe it is the shitty phone screen. :what:

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Old 08-29-2012, 10:43 AM   #15267
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Yeah, I know the definition, I just didn't see a girl in that pic. Maybe it is the shitty phone screen. :what:

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Tight pants, girl face, ponytail, stringy backpack. I know that's not 100% conclusive nowadays, but I'd say it's a safe bet...
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #15268
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:06 AM   #15269
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #15270
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Maybe, but any idiot (and there are quite a lot of them pictured in here) can straighten out the curves using both lanes of the road.
It doesn't even take very much skill (some but not a lot) to get around the corners and stay in your lane, even going fast.
I just don't get all these twits pictured all but deliberately driving their cars, motos, whatever off that road. It isn't that difficult.

Why go to a challenging road then eliminate most of the challenge?

Exactly!
The curves are ment to be ridden, not straightened out.


When you guys are standing by the side of the road do you ever take a count on the percentage of vehicles that are not in their own lane? Just curious. I know the pictures are sort of biased towards the fail side, but what is the ratio?
I am lucky enough to live near and ride one of the best roads in the country (US 550 from Durango to Ouray). There are quite a few switchbacks on the Ouray side that are impossible for semis or large motorhomes to stay in their line. Cars and bikes are mostly in their lane. I guess I have never spent time just hanging out on the side of the road, but in my years riding that road I don't see that many lane fails.
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