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Old 06-05-2011, 03:24 PM   #1801
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Bubbwife reminds me of a trip we had up there in the last
year or two. She she met a guy on a big Harley in her lane who passed
her on her right. She said, "I looked at him like he was crazy and all he
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:02 PM   #1802
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wasn't the whole truck thnig covered on the following posts (aproxx):

#3-#22

#59 - #190

#300 - #400

around 500, 600, and 1000...




fucking let it go!

Dude... If people had the ability to let things go, threads like this would run about a dozen posts.
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:50 PM   #1803
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I don't buy the "it a public highway" they have the right argument, we restrict tankers from tunnels on interstates, we restrict heavy vehicles from some bridges, we restrict commercial vehicles from parkways, we restrict trucks from the LH lane on interstate hills, we restrict trucks on rural roads "except local deliveries", and the list goes on. No reason except political Bull$hit, that they are not restricted here.

How unbelievably ARROGANT to have the attitude that the road was built strictly for the pleasure of people out on their bikes! Roads are built for commerce. Next time a commercial vehicle slows you down, think how all his taxes and fees paid for the bulk of that road to be built and maintained. Flame on!
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:08 PM   #1804
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How unbelievably ARROGANT to have the attitude that the road was built strictly for the pleasure of people out on their bikes! Roads are built for commerce. Next time a commercial vehicle slows you down, think how all his taxes and fees paid for the bulk of that road to be built and maintained. Flame on!
Not arrogant, I have ridden it, but I know better roads, that have less traffic, so no need to join the circus. Just common sense, it a vehicle can't safely travel a road, bridge, tunnel regulation is in order, and done all the time.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:40 PM   #1805
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How unbelievably ARROGANT to have the attitude that the road was built strictly for the pleasure of people out on their bikes! Roads are built for commerce. Next time a commercial vehicle slows you down, think how all his taxes and fees paid for the bulk of that road to be built and maintained. Flame on!
Can't see how it is arrogant ... these roads were likely laid out well before the advent of the size of rigs as we know them today. Maybe I'm talking though my arse as I haven't been on the road in question (plan to in the future) but judging by the pics there is no way it is suitable for big rigs... common sense I would have thought.

In Oz these kinds of roads are signed "Not suitable for trucks, buses, caravans trailers" which is highlighted under a large warning sign about the gradient and/or winding nature of the road ... these are large signs and very hard not to see. This also applies to tunnels, bridges with low clearances etc ... the signs show advised detours. In Oz if these signs are white background with black writing they are thus regulatory and MUST be obeyed. If the background is yellow with black writing the sign is advisory only. My research leads me to understand that road signs of this sort are an internationally agreed standard.

Is this road a short cut? Is this why the trucks attempt it? I can imagine there may be some occasional need for a truck to travel on this road for a local delivery but why are they not required to have leading and following escort vehicles?
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:02 PM   #1806
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Is this road a short cut? Is this why the trucks attempt it?
Yes. I remember reading somewhere that even if some truckers are fined a sizable sum by the THP for using that route, they still end up making a tidier profit by the time saved.
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:08 PM   #1807
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this is about PFWBMW riders that cant ride worth a shit on the Dragon,
actually how to and not to ride the Dragon Pictoral Edition.


Since I need to practice what I preach, here is a pic of a 1200GSA



less yap and more snap!



















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Old 06-05-2011, 07:10 PM   #1808
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Click the picture.
How many of those are T-T?
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #1809
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How many of those are T-T?
I would not drag one of those sissy vans around....ever! Well, unless I was on a high $ .mil run.

I'll take my "Man's Trailer" thank you very much

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Old 06-06-2011, 02:12 AM   #1810
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wasn't the whole truck thnig covered on the following posts (aproxx):

#3-#22

#59 - #190

#300 - #400

around 500, 600, and 1000...






fucking let it go!

Troll!

Actually, I feel bad for the trucks that end up on that road - it must really suck trying to get a truck through there.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:20 AM   #1811
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Yes. I remember reading somewhere that even if some truckers are fined a sizable sum by the THP for using that route, they still end up making a tidier profit by the time saved.
Make them pay for the police and emergency vehicles, then fine the company and driver, then put points on the drivers record. In no way should those trucks be on that road, they endanger every motorist whether bike or cage. That's why they do have regulatory signs limiting weight, axles and/or length. I know because we get those asshats up on HWY9 when HWY17 is closed. Fucks up traffic for hours. I will give the professional truckers credit, it's usually some dipshit in a moving van or a 40' RV.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:30 AM   #1812
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Yes. I remember reading somewhere that even if some truckers are fined a sizable sum by the THP for using that route, they still end up making a tidier profit by the time saved.





You never drove a truck.

And have no idea what you are talking about.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:47 PM   #1813
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Yes. I remember reading somewhere that even if some truckers are fined a sizable sum by the THP for using that route, they still end up making a tidier profit by the time saved.







You never drove a truck.

And have no idea what you are talking about.
Maybe you can enlighten us then, our ears are wide open

Don't tell me that they take this road just for the fun of it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:02 PM   #1814
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Are you saying that engine braking and trail braking are one and the same?

"In applying this technique, motorcycle riders approach turns applying front brakes to reduce speed. As they enter the turn, they slowly ease off the brakes, gradually decreasing or trailing off the brakes as motorcycle lean increases."

From here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail_braking
Sorry for my own ignorance. I have edited my post accordingly but still maintain my point. You should be able to either trail brake as you have defined it here and also understand the dynamics of engine braking if you want to ride safely. Assuming you will always be able to enter every turn at the correct speed without any adjustments is not realistic and you will have to learn to make adjustments while cornering. In order to do so you will need to master both trail and engine braking.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:08 PM   #1815
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Maybe you can enlighten us then, our ears are wide open

Don't tell me that they take this road just for the fun of it.
tidier profit by the time saved.

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