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Old 04-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #76
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I thought it was a requirement to join this asylum that "on any sunday" have been watched multiple times before being allowed to join.
there a a sequence devoted to "layin er down" while flattracking.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:39 AM   #77
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I thought it was a requirement to join this asylum that "on any sunday" have been watched multiple times before being allowed to join.
there a a sequence devoted to "layin er down" while flattracking.
Apparently I haven't read the requirements...

Seriously, wtf is a Calistoga wagon?
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:46 AM   #78
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Hardly geriatric. It's called a 'Slick Back' or 'Switch Back' or something similar. He was rueful about the ABS when I explained how it would have prevented his rear wheel sliding which panicked him into a quick release which high sided him.

I suspect the rueful tone was based on his declining the option when offered. I can't be sure. I figured I'd pushed enough.
ABS is hardly a fix-all for clumsy untrained riding,even if the rear doesnt lock a person would still need to come to terms with using the front brake hard to stop quick.
But then we all know that.

Once a guy decides hes going "pirate" there's nothing to be done,only a Harley will do. The fact that many of them weigh over 600 lbs and have poor brakes means nothing.

The image has been bought and paid for,the club has been joined,just gotta get the same costume as the other pirates so as to fit in.

Oh,and ditch the mufflers.
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Somehow I can ride for many miles without feeling like I need ABS to save my life,just lucky I guess.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:51 AM   #79
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I thought it was a requirement to join this asylum that "on any sunday" have been watched multiple times before being allowed to join.
there a a sequence devoted to "layin er down" while flattracking.
The trick with "layin her down" while flattracking is that it happens on most every corner,you just dont crash. That's why its so fun. drag the engine cases/footpegs then pick it up and gas it.

Of course there is no ft brake so if someone crashes rt in front of you laying it down might be the only way to not smack into them. In Speedway racing you cant get your license till you show you can lay the bike down,they have no brakes so its a little trickier.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:54 AM   #80
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You truly are an ignorant if you believe this drivel.
Have you seen the Hags out on many Harley rides? It happens.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:54 AM   #81
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Apparently I haven't read the requirements...

Seriously, wtf is a Calistoga wagon?
Maybe a Conestoga wagon?
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:19 AM   #82
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You truly are an ignorant if you believe this drivel.
I'm not quite positive what the H-D scene out in Eugene is like (I've only visited once and that was 7 or 8 years ago), but here in Indiana I'm certainly familiar with it as 95 out of 100 bikes around here is a Harley.

Sure, my statement was exaggerating... but just. For every hot babe that's into Harleys there are 25 that resemble the fat dude with a beard on the front of the bike by just a lil' too much.

And post count or no, if you dispute that, YOU Kind Sir, are the ignorant asshat.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:35 AM   #83
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Yep, lotsa uglies and nasties here...

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:37 AM   #84
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Another Harly-ism is the "Formation"

As in "we were riding in formation, and I lost my wingman ! "

An acquaintance at the "local" mentioned this to me after he had a Sunday ride with his pirate mates on the north cascades route ( hwy 20 to Winthrop. Google it) Man down !!

The concentration needed to do this for any distance must be exhausting.

If you are within 100 M of me at speed, it's get off my lawn :

But hey, everyone needs to be part of the gang I guess.

But I digress from the OP.

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I once did a charity ride with me on a GS and they all on HD's. I found the riding discipline excellent. I never felt in danger due to the proximity of the other bikes.

I was exhausted at the end of the ride not due to formation but due to the *#&#&# noise! I chose to return alone.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:41 AM   #85
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Apparently I haven't read the requirements...

Seriously, wtf is a Calistoga wagon?
You obviously haven't seem these:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/12773317...ers?ref=market

:lol

Yeah, they're wagons the settlers used to get out here to Calistoga, in NorCal gold country. Some of the wagons were Conestogas. We just call em Calistoga for short :p

Busted!
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:56 AM   #86
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You obviously haven't seem these:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/12773317...ers?ref=market

:lol

Yeah, they're wagons the settlers used to get out here to Calistoga, in NorCal gold country. Some of the wagons were Conestogas. We just call em Calistoga for short :p

Busted!
Conestoga...prairie schooner...never heard of the Calistoga though...isn't she purdy?

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Old 04-04-2013, 08:09 AM   #87
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Yep, lotsa uglies and nasties here...

Looks like these girls have been reading Darla's "How to dress for your first ride" blog.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:23 AM   #88
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Looks like these girls have been reading Darla's "How to dress for your first ride" blog.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:28 AM   #89
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accidents happen

slide,after reading through youre thread it seems youre friend was lucky enough to survive his accident.experience is a GREAT teacher.hopefully he learned something from it.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:30 AM   #90
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Looks like these girls have been reading Darla's "How to dress for your first ride" blog.
I was thinking the same thing.

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