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Old 09-28-2012, 06:23 PM   #16636
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Are those copper cowbells that both of them have hanging underneath their panniers?


OK, I'll ask again.. Why not just lower the exhaust and have a full size pannier?
Because, it looks gay..
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:34 AM   #16637
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Perfect example of why passing on the right is so dangerous. Lack of understanding of lane usage is probably the biggest threat, besides cell phones, we have as riders. As much as I would like to see higher speed limits here in the states, it would really be a disaster overall. The only reason it works in europe is because they understand lane usage and they have real driver training and they take vehicle inspections seriously.
While I agree Euro-pee-ons have better vehicle operation methods, no way in hell Houstonians will adopt it, nor any fucking place in the states. Let all the dipshits ride in the wrong lanes. I make better time in the right lane from Conroe to MSR Houston
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:38 AM   #16638
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While I agree Euro-pee-ons have better vehicle operation methods, no way in hell Houstonians will adopt it, nor any fucking place in the states. Let all the dipshits ride in the wrong lanes. I make better time in the right lane from Conroe to MSR Houston
Yup, in TX, if you don't pass on the right, you'll never fucking get anywhere.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #16639
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I don't mind passing or being passed in a corner. If I'm the slower guy (quite frequently the case), raise left arm, go to the fog line on lefts or hug the center on right, back off a bit more and let the faster guys on by. Invariably, they know what I'm doing and I get a nice little wave or foot as a thanks. If I'm faster, I expect but don't demand the same. I'll find a way around. Piss me off and you get stuffed on the entrance of a later corner. If they are slow, I can usually out brake them and pass inside or go around the outside, I really don't care.
I passed some motards stopped at the lookout. A couple miles down the road I can hear them coming up behind me. There was no way I was going to outrun them, so I pulled over and let them by. I'm sure they appreciated it, I wish more would do the same.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #16640
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While I agree Euro-pee-ons have better vehicle operation methods, no way in hell Houstonians will adopt it, nor any fucking place in the states. Let all the dipshits ride in the wrong lanes. I make better time in the right lane from Conroe to MSR Houston
Yup in Houston th eleft lane is the designated landscaper and cellphone talkin' lane
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:59 PM   #16641
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:12 PM   #16642
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Given that on-line videos are not normally highly calibrated scientific instruments, there is a margin of error on my estimation, but 75 mph is a good ballpark figure. While we don't know what the posted speed limit may have been, the car was definately faster than the other traffic.
so, that is not crazy, might be 5 or 10 over or not at all. see?

I am not excusing that driving, just saying it seems like there were a meeting of 4 riders/drivers that created the perfect storm of bad situations. might have to do with the universe... glad no one was hurt.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:13 PM   #16643
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Ever ridden a Ural? .


I drive a truck and if I had a truck on my ass, knowing and seeing the way others drive, I would risk a ticket to get some distance between me and his front bumper.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:16 PM   #16644
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I didn't find my pics on Killboy maybe I was to lame to photograph!!!
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:17 PM   #16645
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Well then Dorthy, find the appropriate measurement for the applicable location, substitute it for the 40 foot distance and recompute..... .....or do I have to do all the math around here?

I got this one...

do I have to show the math? if not, I come up with 205mph.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:20 PM   #16646
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I love the look on the guy's face after the fact.
the most amazing video ever. oh no an accident, I think I will leave through the windshield.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #16647
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Claimed another life today. 25yo Marine. Pitched his KTM over the mountain.

dam. was he an inmate?
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:41 PM   #16648
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Claimed another life today. 25yo Marine. Pitched his KTM over the mountain.
The Road can be a cruel mistress...

Link, please when it hits the local news.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:39 PM   #16650
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Up on the Dragon a few weeks ago. Rainy Monday afternoon I don't think I passed 10 bikes going the other way and 2 of them were in my lane It seems like people get on this road and loose what little common sense they have.

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