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Old 09-23-2012, 06:27 PM   #16366
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Ah, the ignominity of being lapped by pedal bikes. Wonder how he 'splained this to his friends-- this is not a typical lay 'er down situation.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #16367
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Show-off. I wanna see a stoppie.

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:19 PM   #16368
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Show-off. I wanna see a stoppie.

He doesn't dare! The front brake will cause him to go over the handlebars!

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:31 PM   #16369
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Ah, the ignominity of being lapped by pedal bikes. Wonder how he 'splained this to his friends-- this is not a typical lay 'er down situation.
Dude's bike just got REAL WIDE. Pedallers will be around him soon enough, though.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:08 PM   #16370
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Show-off. I wanna see a stoppie.


show off ?
Even a Hardley can wheelie riding 2 up...oh , never mind
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:33 AM   #16371
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Show-off. I wanna see a stoppie.

For the rest of the summer, Riley's friends at the dental clinic had to suffer through his re-telling of the tale of how he stood his bike up on the rear wheel and rode it for a freakin' mile.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:28 AM   #16372
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Dude's bike just got REAL WIDE. Pedallers will be around him soon enough, though.
I know I've gone around both cars and bikes going downhill on the pushie bike.

Gets real interesting at 60mph on tires the size of your thumb.

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Old 09-24-2012, 09:34 AM   #16373
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:20 AM   #16374
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For the rest of the summer, Riley's friends at the dental clinic had to suffer through his re-telling of the tale of how he stood his bike up on the rear wheel and rode it for a freakin' mile.
He has the pic to prove it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #16375
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We could always start a rumor: this is a pic of him during the "clutch engagement exercise" part of his MSF course...

Embarrass and shame him...
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #16376
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Not my joke, but....

I raced a Harley today and after some really hard riding I managed to PASS the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really twisting sections of mountain road with no straight sections to speak of and where most of the bends have warning signs that say "MAX SPEED 25 MPH".

I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be a place like this where handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.

I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could catch him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and cornering. Three corners later, I was on his mudguard. Catching him was one thing; passing him would prove to be another.

Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the mountain. I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but when we came out he'd get on the throttle and out-power me. His horsepower was almost too much to overcome, but this only made me more determined than ever.

My only hope was to out-brake him. I held off squeezing the lever until the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant I was by him. Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine as he struggled to keep up. Three more miles to go before the road straightens out and he would pass me for good.

But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back. I stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the canyon, he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see him in my rear-view mirror.

Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles before he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred yards. I was no match for that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the tightest section of road, where bravery and skill count for more than horsepower and deep pockets, I had passed him. Though it was not easy, I had won the race to the bottom of the mountain and I had preserved the proud tradition of one of the best bits of Brit iron.

I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedaled so hard in my life. And, some of the credit must go to Raleigh cycles, as well. They really make a great bicycle...
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #16377
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Ah, a tale of following-too-closely and illegal passing.

Good times...
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:10 PM   #16378
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Nice passing:
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:21 PM   #16379
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Judging by all the bikes it seems that's some soft of local riding spot but man that's got to be the boringest bike road I've seen!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:03 PM   #16380
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Judging by all the bikes it seems that's some soft of local riding spot but man that's got to be the boringest bike road I've seen!
Pretty boring video too.
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