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Old 03-02-2014, 08:11 PM   #26566
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You better go tell Mommy



Not me dude...I like the side show.




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Old 03-02-2014, 10:00 PM   #26567
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:06 PM   #26568
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That was sarcasm...
It would be but there are riders out there who are clueless. Course they are easy to spot because scooters are passing them.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:10 PM   #26569
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It would be but there are riders out there who are clueless. Course they are easy to spot because scooters are passing them.





HEY, I was trying to get out of his way.

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Old 03-03-2014, 03:05 AM   #26570
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Stoppies: You're doing it wrong.
How did he even get into that shape? Damn.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:30 AM   #26571
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How did he even get into that shape? Damn.
I don't understand it either. Photo sequence might explain it. Not gonna end well anyway.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:58 AM   #26572
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Two rich doofuses showed up at the Race School I attended. Both on brand new 750-class sport bikes (the newest version of the GSXR at the time, and a ZX-7 RR), both in brand new race leathers / boots / whatever.

I found one of them, somewhere about midway through the day when it was time to go into the classroom, stopping to look at his boot. He had worn through a large portion of the side of the boot, completely exposing his sock and toes (which were not hurt).

The other guy begged me for fuel, then crashed his bike into the tires ... then blamed my 'race fuel' for making me fast and making him wreck (it was just Sunoco fuel).

Anyway... apparently some riders can completely destroy a shoe without ever twisting their ankle.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:16 AM   #26573
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Not me dude...I like the side show.




Its okay if you are one of those school yard tattle-tales. At least Mommy will always think you are her big boy.





All the slow cruisers and squids will be filling up "the dragon" soon to start slaying it. I wonder what those harley riders tell their friends when they "slay" the dragon at 1/3 the speed limit then pick up their sticker? "I was draggin floor boards, passing jap bikes and throwin sparks. No one could keep up with me on my fkn harley. They didn't know the power of a harley that day but they learned quick!"
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:45 AM   #26574
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Its okay if you are one of those school yard tattle-tales. At least Mommy will always think you are her big boy.

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Old 03-03-2014, 08:43 AM   #26575
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First time I road the dragon I got behind a couple HD boys. They probably kept me out of the ditch as they were moving pretty good and still slow enough that I wasn't pushing myself too hard not knowing what to expect.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:30 AM   #26576
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The claim of 1000 miles in less than 24 hours up and down Deal's Gap is mind boggling. It came up here before and was validated (at least in my mind) by an eyewitness. I know the guy is fast and would probably smoke me at the Gap driving a real Winnebago but I have a hard time imagining what riding up/down/up/down etc on 129 at that pace for almost 24 hours straight would feel like. Kudos to him.

Has that ever been duplicated on any bike at the Gap? I'm sure someone will eventually do it although it is doubtful they'll do it on a GL.
Linzi and I were "official" observers for the night portion and part of the day. He was spraying sparks with each turn, all night long.

Another guy, who rode a CBR1000, stated that he was interested in doing a 24 hour run. A lot of us think he might have changed his mind after seeing what Rick (Yellow Wolf) did with such ease.

Let's not forget he spent a couple of years on 129 running video for the 'fast' guys on sportbikes.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:05 AM   #26577
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it's a limitation of traffic and cops... not the machine.

Several riders have the ability to do the 1,000 miles of DG, but with the current status quo, by the time you rounded up enough ppl to help accomplish it, the cops would get wind of it and shut it down. Even in the off season it's a logistics nightmare.

To me, the big deal was that somebody was able to do it period. on a sport bike or supermoto it would be faster but comfort is a big factor for an endurance run and it is damn hard to beat a wing on comfort alone.

I have spoken to Rick about doing the run myself but even he will tell you with all the attention that road gets now, it's just not worth it.

Thought he only ran video for one season.

At the end of the day I believe Jared is well under 8 minutes but the wing is pretty much tapped out a bit above the 11 minute mark. So yah, sport bike wins assuming that the riders are equally skilled.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:21 AM   #26578
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i.. it is damn hard to beat a wing on comfort alone.

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I've watched a "selfie" video of Rick/YellowWolf riding, and the way he is constantly crawling from one side of the bike to the other doesn't look comfortable to me.

I figure a rider on a bike with better lean angle than a Wing would be able to stay more planted in the seat while going faster/just as fast in the turns.
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:48 AM   #26579
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I think a big key to this discussion is Yellowwolf knows the road so well. You can be faster than alot of the riders when you know whats around every corner.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:31 PM   #26580
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I think a big key to this discussion is Yellowwolf knows the road so well. You can be faster than alot of the riders when you know whats around every corner.
Precisely. I met a cool chick at the Nurburgring once. I was running an Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. She was running an BMW M5. We had a few laps, some fun conversation, and some jovial taunting about our vehicles and time. We eventually swapped keys. She took my Jeep and beat my ass with it. Turns out she had probably spent more time on the Ring than I had on every track I'd ever seen combined. Hell, she knew that track so well, she probably could have beat most people in a bus.

Moral of the story, knowledge goes a long way.

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